Cleland Guide Service

Henry Avenue
Chamberlain SD, United States

Cleland Guide Service invites you on a fishing adventure on Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River in South Dakota. These waters offer outstanding fishing from Spring to Fall for a variety of fish. The charter is guided by Captain Gary Cleland who has fished this area for over 45 years and is one of the top guides in the area of Chamberlain.

Captain Gary can take you fishing as early as February, due to a large population of Walleye moving to Lake Francis Case in the Chamberlain. area of the Missouri River to spawn. The Walleye stay here until the Summer when the action moves to Lake Sharpe just 20 miles up the river.

Lake Sharpe fishing is excellent throughout the Summer offering 50 to 100 daily catches of Walleye, and a good concentration of trophy Smallmouth Bass, too. During the Fall, the Walleye return to Lake Francis Case and prepare for the upcoming Spring spawning season again.

Captain Gary will take you out on a 21-foot Lund aluminum fishing boat originally built in 2017. It is powered by two 200 HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots and is very reliable. The boat contains all the USCG approved safety equipment, electronics in the form of a fishfinder and a GPS, as well as a livewell for the bait.

Cleland Guide Service will provide the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait, and a fish cleaning service at the end of the trip. All you have to do is show up with a fishing license and they pretty much have everything else. This charter is very child-friendly so bring your kids along for an exciting day of fishing and learning!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Walleye & Bass
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will fish for both Walleye and Smallmouth Bass. You will fish the area of the Missouri River that is in the season when you go out.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Walleye
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 365
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 40
    each additional person
    This is a full day Walleye fishing trip. Depending on the season you can fish Lake Francis Case in the Spring and Fall, or Lake Sharpe in the Summer. Both lakes are on the Missouri River.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth)

Boat Specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

21 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Ice Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Chamberlain to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

About the Captain

Gary Cleland
Chamberlain, South Dakota, United States
Member since February 2017
I am a US Coast Guard Captain, fully insured and licensed, CPR and First aid certified for over 20 years. I have entered many Walleye Tourneys and placed 1st in 2016 with many top 15 place finishes with tourneys up to 140 teams. I was raised on Fishing and Hunting, and have done it all my life. My goal is to teach people to catch fish (especially children) to keep the tradition going.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%