Dakota Prairie Guide Service

Jim Klages Oacoma, SD Incorporated Licensed Insured

Come experience world class walleye fishing on the Missouri River (Lake Francis Case and Lake Sharpe) with Dakota Prairie Guide Service.  The catch rates on these two lakes of the Missouri River at times are simply amazing.  Our slow days in most areas of the country are considered great days.

Jim Klages has over 22 years of Professional Guiding Experience. He will make you feel comfortable in his boat and you cannot help to feel the excitement that he has at the opportunity to take you fishing on two great walleye fisheries.  As a former educator that is patient with kids and adults, everyone will enjoy the day.  He will do his best to make your adventure a fun, educational, enjoyable and safe experience.

Jim has associate guides under him that he has instructed on how to treat the clients, his fishing techniques and areas to fish.  When multiple boats are on the water, they work together to find the fish and work together to ensure everyone has a successful day. No matter what your group numbers are (how many are in your party), Dakota Prairie Guide Service can accommodate your trip.

Jim pilots a 20ft Sport Fisherman with Mercury Verado Pro 300hp engine with extra trolling motor. We’ll be cruising the Missouri River, Lake Francis Case, and Lake Sharpe. Dakota Prairie Guide Service is located in Oacoma, off I-90 between Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Guides are happy to provide transportation from your hotel to the launch area and back. Vehicles for transportation and boats will vary, depending on which guide you are fishing with on the day of your trip.

We’ll be targeting a variety of freshwater species, including Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Perch, Bluegill, Catfish, and of course the very popular Walleye. Walleye fishing is a year round opportunity, with activity starting right after the ice goes away (around March, depending on the weather). As the weather gets hotter, so does the bite! There are months when it’s not uncommon to put a 100 fish in the boat in one day. Once the ice is back we switch gear and go ice fishing. Jim offers limited ice fishing trips as thickness may vary each year. Ultimately, Jim determines the safety of each trip and offers ice fishing when he’s confident it will be a safe and productive trip.

Your trip includes an extra cooler for your food and drinks, ice, bait, high quality tackle, rods & reels, as well as cleaning, packaging, and freezing of fish. You’ll need to bring a South Dakota fishing license (available online), clothing for the weather, sunscreen, bug repellent, and enthusiasm for a great day of fishing!

Dakota Prairie Guide Service looks forward to guiding you to a memorable day of fishing in South Dakota. Reserve your booking today and we’ll get you reeling in keepers in no time at all!

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  Launch Location

Shoreline Drive, Oacoma

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Trips start at $350

11 Trips

1-4 guests

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2009 2010' Sport Fisherman

300/9.9/105 pounds of thrust HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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FULL DAY 1 ADULT

Includes 1 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pictures of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
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FULL DAY 1 ADULT 1 CHILD

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pucpicts of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
Close details

FULL DAY 1 ADULT 1 CHILD

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pucpicts of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
Close details

FULL DAY 2 ADULTS

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pictures of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
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FULL DAY 1 ADULT 2 CHILDREN

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pictures of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
Close details

FULL DAY 2 ADULTS 1 CHILD

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pictures of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
Close details

FULL DAY 3 ADULTS

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pictures of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
Close details

FULL DAY 1ADULT 3 CHILDREN

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pictures of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
Close details

FULL DAY 2 ADULTS 2 CHILDREN

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pucpicts of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
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FULL DAY 3 ADULTS 1 CHILD

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pucpicts of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
Close details

FULL DAY 4 ADULTS

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 2:30pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Depart from hotel at 6:30 AM (may be earlier or later depending on weather and time of year).  Launch boat around 7:00 Am.  Fish until 1:30/2:00.  Take pictures of catch, clean and package fish.  Return to hotel around 3:30 PM.

Transportation, cleaning/packaging of catch,
Close details

Fish Species

Bluegill
Catfish
Crappie
Northern Pike
Sheepshead
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Yellow Perch

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System

Boat Gear

  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • Transportation from hotel to launch area and back
  • Digital photos

Minimum Age

  • No children under the age of 6.

Fishing Location

  • Lake
  • River

About the Vessel

Captain

Jim Klages

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

20 ft 10 inches

Year Built

2009

Engine Manufacturer

Mercury Verado Pro 300

Number of Engines

1 main 1 kicker 1 trolling

Engine Horsepower

300/9.9/105 pounds of thrust HP