Welcome to OT Walleye Guys
The OT Walleye Guys, Jeff Dougherty and Dave Jennings, have been chasing walleye together on the Missouri River and other bodies of water for many years. The OT stands for OverTime Sports Grill & Bar, which they co-own together in Sioux Falls, SD.
The guys have fished several local tournaments together over the years. In 2015 the guys formed OT Walleye Guys, LLC with the purpose of expanding their tournament fishing. In 2015 they were named to the Pro Staff Team for Stratos Boats. They also notched their first tournament victory under the new name. They won the Beal Dist. Invitational on Lake Sharpe, SD on August 29th and also took home the award for biggest walleye.
Jeff hosted his 1st Annual Youth Fishing Clinic on May 22nd at the Outdoor Campus. The class was limited to 50 youth and was completely full. We had great weather and great fun teaching the kids about fishing and the outdoors. Thank you to all our great sponsors and especially Jason Nelson with the SDGFP.
- Saturday, May 22, 2021 -- 1 pm to 3pm
- FREE Fishing Clinic open to all children age 14 & under (Limited to 50 kids)
- Each child will receive a FREE rod/reel combo, t-shirt or both
- Prizes for Big Fish caught and skill competitions
Local Professional Walleye Angler, Jeff Dougherty from Sioux Falls, SD will be the featured presenter at this event. Jeff is a life long South Dakota resident and a Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s sponsored Pro Staff walleye tournament fisherman. Jeff will provide a short presentation to the youth about the life long joy of fishing and getting active outdoors.
Local SDGF&P officer Jason Nelson will then provide the kids with some important information about fishing in South Dakota. Following these presentations, the kids will have the opportunity to participate in Hands on Clinics. They will learn the basics of cleaning your catch, tips and skills on casting and actually get to try their hand at catching a fish!
Amphibia Eyegear announced today the addition of Jeff to their 2021 roster of brand ambassadors. Jeff Dougherty was discovered through the NPS fishing and hunting sponsorship platform and Amphibia Eyegear is pleased to have reached a deal that will have Jeff promoting their products and representing their brand.
Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops are proud to join and support a great cause, Anglers for the Bahamas. We’d love for you to help get the message out on this great cause! Following is the messaging we’ve shared via social and a supporting graphic is attached. I’ve also attached a Cheat Sheet for social media with information on how to best include the links and suggestions on also adding a message about why you’re joining this cause. Don’t forget to tag Convoy of Hope like is shown below.
Support the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian by joining anglers around the world and donating to @convoyofhope, an international humanitarian relief organization. Together, we’re FISHIN’ FOR A MISSION.
Due to continued high water on the Missouri River this year, the guys scheduled tournament in Platte was cancelled. We decided to head up the river farther North and try our luck in the Denny Palmer Memorial Tournament on Lake Oahe at Mobridge, SD. This was our first year competing in this event that featured 107 boats.
Due to sustained 30 mph plus sustained winds on Friday, we were not able to get any pre-fishing in. So we set off on the tournament day completely blind. We were lucky enough to find some quality fish and came in 13th place and cashed a check for the first time this season. This placing also qualified us for the Northern Oahe Series $30k Championship on the same water on July 26,27th.
On June 8, 2017 Jeff was selected and signed his National Pro Staff contract with Cabela’s. I am extremely excited to be chosen to this very prestigious position. Dave and I have long used Cabela’s products and are looking forward to representing the company in a more formal manner. I am very honored to be a member of team Cabela’s and will be representing the brand in all tournaments, public appearances, etc. We begin by adding the well-known logo here and will soon have it incorporated into all our tournament wear.
Congratulations to Stratos Pros Jeff Dougherty & Dave Jennings on their victory in the Mason’s Walleye Classic Invitational on Lake Oahe in South Dakota. Despite 25 mph sustained winds, Jeff and Dave were able to maintain boat control and fish points other teams could not. The veteran Stratos pros were able to hold onto their day 1 lead for the victory, beating the second place team by a narrow 1.5 lbs. Great job Jeff and Dave!
Our first fishing report is from Lake Francis Case in Chamberlain, SD. Click on the Fishing Reports menu to read in full detail.
Congratulations to Stratos Pros Jeff Dougherty & Dave Jennings, and Jeff’s wife Stacy Dougherty on their victory in The Beal Invitational on Lake Sharpe in South Dakota this past weekend. There were 22 teams in this 3-person-team tournament. Despite 30 to 40 mph sustained winds, Jeff, Dave and Stacy were able to bring in a full limit and come away with a 2 lb. victory of the 2nd place team. Great job!