Holding the distinction of the most well-known of the six mainstem reservoirs on the upper Missouri River, Lake Oahe is the gem of them all when it comes to opportunities for anglers. This huge reser- voir originates from the Oahe Dam near South Dakota’s state capital of Pierre and continues well into North Dakota, running approximate- ly 231 miles, covering 2,250 miles of shoreline and spanning 370,000 acres with a maximum depth of 205 feet. It is the fourth-largest reser- voir in the United States, with 51 recreation areas providing excellent facilities and access for roughly 1.5 million visitors each year. Most of the visitors come for the ne shing.
Dennis Foster / About Author
Foster arrived on the scene as a touring pro on the Professional Walleye Tour in 2002 and has never looked back. Through EyeTime Adventures he promotes the sport of fishing being heavily involved in the development of tournaments such as the Northern Oahe Walleye Series as well as children’s events, when schedules allow, he also guides a select group of clients. Additionally, he operates a successful hunting guide service, Dakota Pheasant Guide, which specializes in deer and pheasant hunts in South Dakota. Foster is well known for his prolific writing and has been extensively published on a national level as well as in every outdoor publication in the Upper Midwest.