Experience Lake Oahe & NE SD Glacial Lakes  
Webster & 
Mobridge, SD
Martin Looyenga & Shawn Schmidt    Fishing Guide / Fishing Charter


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Fishing Resume

Name:  Martin Looyenga
Local:  Mobridge, SD
Phone:  (605) 845-5290
Cell:  (605) 845-6710
Email:  martin@experienceoahe.com

                 
Fishing experience:  
    I have been fishing since the age of 4 (45years 
    of fishing).  I grew up in Webster, SD, South
    Dakota's glacial lakes region, where I waded miles 
    of shorelines fishing for walleye, white bass, 
    northern pike or anything else that would bite.  I 
    am fortunate that my father loves the outdoors 
    as much as I do.  He seemed to always make time 
    for me and started my passion for fishing and 
    hunting as I tagged along at a very early age.  

    Seventeen
years ago, my wife and I moved 
    to Mobridge.  The water was a huge draw for us 
    as we had spent several weekends here for eight 
    summers prior to moving.  The lake still has 
    its allure and I / we fish as often as time allows.
 
                       
Guiding experience:  
    I have taken people fishing on Lake Oahe over 
    the past 23 years.  My first trips to the lake took
    place i
n 1989, and I've fished the lake through
    periods of high water and low water.


Tournament experience: 
    I fish several tournaments every summer, ranging 
    from the SD/ND border on Lake Oahe to the
    Akaska / Moreau River Area.  Tournaments have
    made me comfortable and confident fishing the
    waters around Mobridge.

Recent Tournaments
    2009 - Mobridge Chamber Tourney Winners
               click
here.
    2009 - 2nd place in couples tourney
    2010 - 14th place in Mobridge chamber tourney
    2010 - 3rd place in Pollock couples tourney
    2011 - Grand River Casino Tourney Winners
               click here
    2011 - 5th place - SD Walleye Classic - for pics
               go to photos page & click on 2011 -
               tourney results click here
               Tourney link is
here
    2012 -  6th place - SD Walleye Classic
    2012 -  4th place - The Fishing Crew - Mobridge
    2013 -  12th place out of 500 teams - Mobridge 
                Chamber Ice Fishing Tournament results 
    2013 -  6th place SD Walleye Classic
    2014 -  51st out of 500 teams - Mobridge Chamber
                Ice Fishing Tournament - results
    2014 -  7th place Mobridge Couples Tourney - results
    2014 -  2nd place NESD Walleye Club Tourney
    2014 -  2nd place Moose Lodge Tourney
    2014 -  South Dakota Walleye Classic Winners
               
click here
    2015 -  21st out of 521 teams - Mobridge Chamber
                Ice Fishing Tournament - results
    2015 -  8th place - Denny Palmer Tournament
    2015 -  6th place - South Dakota Walleye Classic
    2016 -  5th place - Denny Palmer Tournament
   
For questions about rates,
fishing conditions, my schedule
or gear, feel free to contact me
at (605) 845-5290, (605) 845-6710 or 
email
martin@experienceoahe.com

Pro Staff and VIP programs:
 
    Lowrance Electronics  
    
Pro-Staff
    New Lowrance electronics now feature
    HDS Touch Screens - new to the HDS
    line of electronics - awesome electronics!

    Mercury Marine  
    Pro Team
    Joined in 2012 and am very pleased to 
    be running a new Mercury 175 ProXS.
    
    Motor Guide
    Pro Team
    Joined in 2014 and am excited to be using 
    the new 
Motor Guide Xi5 wireless trolling
    motor.  
               

    Pierre Sports Center
    Get the service you deserve
    
    iTroll 
    precision speed controll - if you troll,
    you need this - the ultimate speed
    accessory


    Outdoor Contours  
    Pro Staff

    Specializing in custom made maps and
    charts.

    Reef Runner 
    Guide Staff 
    Reef Runner crankbaits are a f
avorite
    of mine and if we pull plugs they may
    very well be one on the end of the line.

    Michigan Stinger Spoons
    Guide Staff
    Trolling spoons work great on Oahe.
    Check my weblog on the home page     
    for a write-up about my use of them.
    They make a great one-two punch     
    when combined with crankbaits.

    
Mack's Lures
    Guide Staff
    Mack's smile blades are some of the  
    best kept secrets in the Dakotas.  
    Spin and flash, no added weight to
    sink the bait.
    
    
Berkley Fishing
    Associate
    Great line, rods and lures that I use 
    every time out.

    
Smack Tackle
  
    Guide Staff
    These cranks are bass killers when the
    fish are feeding on gizzard shad.      
    Why wouldn't they work on walleye?
    I've used them and they work.  They
    look great, run even better, are super
    durable and best of all - they catch a 
    lot of walleye.

    Cisco Fishing Systems
    Electronics mounts and more

Others: 
    I am a high school science teacher
    track coach for the Mobridge-Pollock
    school district.

    In the spring of 2009 I had the idea to
    teach fishing classes to kids and their
    parents.  This has grown into a non-
    profit organization. 
    "
Outdoors 101 Project" is now a 501c3
    non-profit organization and is growing 
    quickly, with high hopes for the 
    future.
 


Hunting:
    A few years ago I started calling
    coyotes and find it to be a real 
    "hoot".  I don't get out as often as I'd
    like and I still have a lot to learn.


   I have been bowhunting since 1977
    and am a member of the "Oahe
    Bowman", our local archery club.
    Check out the photos page 2011 pics
    to see the deer my kids and I have 
    recently harvested.
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