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.



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.