Lake Oahe Points of Interest –West Pollock – Shaw Creek – Rogo Bay – Revheim Bay / Indean Creek – Indian Memorial – Thomas Bay – Walth Bay – Bowdle Beach – Swan Creek – Lebeau – Dodge Draw – West Whitlock – East Whitlock – South Whitlock – Bobs Resort – Forest City – Stove Creek Bay – Sutton Bay – Willow Creek Bay – Bush’s Landing – Bend – Foster Bay – Koenig – Cow Creek – Spring Creek – Okobojo Point – Oahe Mission – Chantier Creek – East Shore -West Shore
Lake Oahe stretches for 231 miles from Oahe Dam, near Pierre, and extends all the way to Bismarck, N.D. Lake Oahe is the largest of the four Missouri River reservoirs in South Dakota. At its maximum depth, lake Oahe reaches 205 feet, which makes this a favorite and great lake for fishing and boating alike. There are tons of recreational areas along Lake Oahe’s path . Numerous fish species in Lake Oahe include Walleye, Lake Trout, Chinook salmon, Norther Pike, Catfish, Sturgeon, and many others. Walleye is one of the main species of game fish sought after in Lake Oahe. In the spring the fishing is better in the northern sections of the reservoir. However, as the summer rolls on the good walleye fishing is found in the central and southern regions. Water temperature and clarity often dictate where the fish are going to be, but they follow their food the smelt. Smelt are a small bait fish and spawn in the spring. If your looking for bait, bring your net. There is a Salmon ladder at West Whitlock State park that your can explore. The salmon climb the ladder every fall starting around September. During this period fish from shore using spinners that resemble their main food source smelt. The rest of the year Salmon can be caught in deep water near the Dam at Pierre, SD. You can spear in certain sections of Lake Oahe during certain times of the year. Make sure to check with the South Dakota Game Fish And Parks website for current regulations and slot limits. Boating is a favorite recreation on Lake Oahe make sure to check current boat ramp status here. Also, with changing water conditions make sure to travel safely, many times while fishing on Lake Oahe the wind will come up, and your trip home will be a bit scarey. Submerged logs, sandbars, and rocks also pose a constant hazard when fishing on the Missouri River.