The Wrangler Inn sits overlooking beautiful Lake Oahe in Mobridge, South Dakota.

FISHING - Mobridge, located on the shores of Lake Oahe, is known as one of the top walleye fishing areas in the nation.  In addition, anglers will find trophy northern pike and an abundance of white bass, catfish and other game fish.

In the spring, Mobridge is the best location on the entire Oahe Reservoir for landing rainbow smelt during their annual spawning run.  Smelt fishermen come from all over the Upper Great Plains to haul in literally gallons of the tasty little fish.  The state has also added Chinook Salmon to Lake Oahe, and the Mobridge area is one of the hot spots during early fall spawning run.  Summer or Winter, fishing is fun in the Mobridge area because Lake Oahe provides room for you to fish miles from any other fishermen.

HUNTING - With all the water beckoning you, you may be tempted to spend all your time fishing, but come ashore and experience some of the world's best hunting.  The land raises from the shore into river breaks and brush-filled draws and ends in grasslands and fields, all providing excellent cover and habitat to a variety of game.

Waterfowl:  More than six years of favorable habitat produced bountiful waterfowl in the area.  Breeding and habitat surveys estimate that 3.9 million ducks and 112,000 Canada geese were in the state last spring. 

Big Game:  Antelope, white-tailed and mule deer populations are thriving and regaining their numbers after a harsh winter in '96-'97 diminished the population.

Predators:  Often overlooked by the hunter, the shores of the Great Lakes are teaming with an assortment of predators and varmints.  Predators and varmint species found locally include coyote, prairie dogs, fox, raccoon, jackrabbit and opossum.

Turkey:  Spring and fall, take aim at the area's good population of excellent Merriam's Turkey.

Goose:  It's getting so the spring goose season is as big as the fall season.  Last spring, some 64,400 light geese were killed by hunters during the season that ran from March 11 through May 31.  That compared to the previous fall harvest of only about 9,000 birds.

Prairie Dogs:  The prairie dog hunters are having a great time.   The dogs are everywhere.

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