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Lake Sharpe Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish are found throughout Lake Sharpe and are abundant but overlooked by most anglers. Lake Sharpe channel catfish average 17 inches in length. Shore fishing with live, cut, or stink bait is especially effective and can be extremely fast during the summer months. Channel catfish are very long lived in the cooler waters of Lake Sharpe. Larger channel catfish in Lake Sharpe may be up to 25 years of age. Many areas throughout Lake Sharpe are good channel catfish fishing locations including the Oahe Tailrace, Farm Island’s Hipple Lake, and Fort George.


 

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