Walleye Fishing in Pierre, South Dakota

Deadline Date
April 29, 2024
(The deadline date for this trip has passed)
5 Days
Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17, 2024
(This trip has already occurred)
Walking level
Accessible Trip

Get ready to reel in the big one with Special Journeys!!

If you like catching fish such as Walleye, Perch, Catfish, White Bass and Crappie, then this is the vacation for you! Special Journeys will be travelling to Pierre, South Dakota. Lake Sharpe is where we’ll be casting our lines, and if we’re lucky enough we may be able to catch a big one. This lake is a narrow channel that stretches 80 miles from the Oahe Dam, and is a superior lake to catch some walleye, in fact, in 1997 nearly 160,000 walleyes were caught!

We will have professional fishing guides to assist us with finding the perfect spot to catch the big one. Andre Adams and his team will help us select the right bait, handle the rods and reels, how to cast, and even assist in getting it off the hook if necessary. Andre has been fishing the lake for nearly 30 years! He learned the lake from his father, who was also a professional fishing guide.

When we arrive, they’ll have everything we need to make the trip as fun and successful as possible, from fishing bait, nets, rods and reels. Life jackets are required to be worn on the water, but don’t worry we will provide those for you too, all you need to do is show up! It’ll be a fun and relaxing trip on the water in Pierre, South Dakota.

NOTE: Due to legal changes related to fishing license registration Special Journeys is no longer able to obtain fishing licenses for travelers.  All travelers attending this trip must have a valid South Dakota 3 Day Non-Resident Fishing License that starts on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.  Traveler will need to obtain a fishing license at their own expense in ADVANCE of the vacation.  The cost of the license is $37.  The account setup and online license application process will take at least 20 minutes to complete and requires a credit or debit card for payment.

Please go to gfp.sd.gov select “Licenses” and then “Purchase License.”  Every traveler needs to setup a unique mySD account.  Once you create and verify your account select a 3 Day Non-Resident Fishing License that starts on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.  In order to create an account you will need an email address that has not already setup a mySD account and a phone number.  There is an email/phone verification process required as part of the account setup.  The system default is a cell phone so their Apple/Google App can hold the license.  However, after purchasing your license you can use your user profile to print a copy of your license.  All travelers must have a paper copy of their license with them on the trip.  Please note that recent legal changes require everyone applying for a fishing license to provide their full legal name, date of birth and full social security number as part of the purchase process.  There are no exceptions allowed regarding this required information and the South Dakota Games, Fish & Parks Department will first verify that this information is valid and then verify that the applicant is not delinquent on child support obligations.