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Fishing At Lake Sharpe

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, white bass, yellow perch, Chinook salmon, northern pike, sauger and sturgeon at Lake Sharpe in South Dakota.

Notorious for big walleye and smallmouth bass, Lake Sharpe is populated with quite a variety of fish species. Fishing enthusiasts can pursue bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, white bass, perch, salmon, pike and sturgeon in this 80-mile long impoundment of the Missouri River. There are over 55,000 acres, and 200 miles of shoreline, so there are plenty of places to wet a line. Sharpe Lake is located in the central part of the state, running from Pierre to Fort Thompson. There are plenty of camping and lodging option, mostly gathered nearby the cities at the two ends of the lake. Boat ramps are located at numerous spots around the lake with the launch ramp at Fort Pierre getting high praise for the fish cleaning station. There are plenty of places to fish from the bank at recreational areas, campgrounds and other public access areas. Local fishing guides offer a variety of trip packages, the most popular ones focus on walleye and smallmouth bass fishing.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Sharpe

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye White Bass Yellow Perch Chinook salmon Northern pike Sauger Sturgeon

Lake Sharpe Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Click here for a South Dakota Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Campground - 605 223-7722

Farm Island Recreation Area Campground - 605 773-2885

Fischers Lilly Park Campground - 605 223-7690

West Bend State Recreation Area Campground - 605 773-2885

Left Tailrace Campground - 605 245-2173

River View RV Park - 605 280-6266

Lake Sharpe SD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Downs Marina
800 S Washington Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
605 224-5533

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