Lake Oahe Channel Catfish

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Channel catfish abundance in Lake Oahe is high and they are found in a wide range of depths and habitats. Excellent shore fishing opportunities for channel catfish exist especially in the spring. There is no daily limit for Lake Oahe channel catfish. Many of the channel catfish caught from Lake Oahe are incidentally caught by walleye anglers. Channel catfish are excellent to eat and easy to catch. If an angler would change a few tactics and target channel catfish, they could have good success. To effectively fish for channel catfish, an angler should fish in the back of large bays with a variety of baits such as night crawlers, minnows, or commercially prepared baits.


Sportsmen Assisting Disabled Sportsmen (SANDS)

The SANDS program was created to help men and women and children with disabilities by providing a means for them to meet able-bodied outdoors men and women who volunteer their time and abilities. By lending a helping hand they are able to assist the disabled to get back something they might have lost or never had.

Boating Safety and Regulations

Please follow these rules for a safe and enjoyable time on the water.

Protect our Waters

Aquatic nuisance species threaten threaten our lakes and steams, and can spoil everyone's enjoyment of the water.

Public Fishing Waters

Want to know where to fish, and how to get on the water? Check out this guide.