Chamberlain, South Dakota


This section of the Missouri River opens up in late February, allowing many out-of-state fishermen to begin their fishing season, months before their own state opener. Much of the Lake Francis Case walleye population spawns at Chamberlain in April; this massive concentration of walleyes provides plenty of fast action. Similar to the walleyes, anglers across the Midwest migrate to Chamberlain to take advantage of this outstanding fishery.


98% limit success


As summer progresses, the bite is cooling off in Chamberlain, but 20 miles up river the bite on Lake Sharpe is heating up. Lake Sharp is the most underrated body of water in North America, with daily catches of 50 to 100 walleye a day. Besides an abundance of walleyes, Lake Sharpe is rapidly gaining a reputation as an outstanding lake for trophy small mouth-bass fishing.


During the fall, on Lake Francis Case, again the walleye are coming up river to the major staging areas for the winter, to be ready for the spawning again in the spring. This area of Lake Francis Case has some of the best scenery in the state. Come experience it for yourselves!


For an outstanding ringneck pheasant hunting trip, the place to go is the Chamberlain/Oacoma, South Dakota area. We are located in central South Dakota on Interstate 90 and the Missouri River. Just 200 miles east of Rapid City and 140 miles west of Sioux Falls.


As a South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Guide I can direct you to a successful hunt. We have tree belts, soil bank land, and grain strips groomed for hunting, which provides a large population of wild birds to hunt.


Whether you have a large group, small group, or family group our goal is to make your hunting trip an experience of a life time. Book early as time slots get filled up fast. The season runs from the third Saturday in October to the end of the first week in January.


Weather to Expect

October      Lows     20’s    Highs     60’s-70’s

November   Lows     teens  Highs     40’s-50’s
December   Lows     teens  Highs     20’s-50’s


When making your next hunting trip to South Dakota, call Cleland Guide Service for a trip of a lifetime!