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Lake Sharpe Rainbow Trout


The tailrace area below Oahe Dam is well known for trophy trout fishing. 

Anglers commonly catch large rainbow trout in the marina next to the tailrace during the winter and spring and in the tailrace throughout the year. 

In April, catchable rainbow trout (9-11 inches long) are stocked in the marina. This provides an excellent angling opportunity for kids and adults. 

Catchable rainbow trout that survive their first spring in Lake Sharpe can grow to a large size, adding to the number of trout available to anglers.

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