South Dakota Fishing
South Dakota is a great place if you suffer from “fishing fever”. Walleye fishing takes center stage of course. But this golden beauty isn’t the only fish that resides in South Dakota – although there are a lot of folks who only have “eyes” for the walleye.
South Dakota Hunting
When people think of hunting in South Dakota, usually the first thing that comes to mind is the wily ring-necked Pheasant. It is South Dakota’s state bird – and if I say so myself – quite a good looking bird. Visit the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks website to read more about the Pheasant.
Below you will find all sorts of different post’s related to the South Dakota Great Outdoors – I hope you enjoy!
Not much has changed on the fishing around Pierre with almost no boat traffic to speak of. The bite continues to be slow for open water fishing but where the ice is safe some nice fish are being caught. The Council Bluffs, IA show I just did had great traffic and I...read more
Just a brief update along with sports show information. The bite around Pierre for those brave enough to get out died off a bit with much colder water temps. Some activity on the ice and the big Mobridge tournament is going on. Not a lot of geese being shot. I WILL BE...read more
I am sitting here watching giant snowflakes slowly coming down. I haven't gone fly fishing in a month or more. I thought this would be a good time to do some writing. Everyone has a fishing story, your very own journey. I have memories "bobbing" around in my mind. The...read more
My guide season is over for 2018 however I will give everyone a brief update on the last two or three weeks. The bite on Oahe even in the Cheyenne has been slow for numbers but with some real big fish (8 and 9) being caught. Talked to several really good fishermen...read more
It was nice this morning and I got a little fly fishing in before the rain moved into the area this afternoon. I tried a stretch of Whitewood Creek near Deadwood that I had never fished before. I scoped it out a bit on Saturday and saw some nice brown trout hanging...read more
Most of the snow has melted around here, except for areas that don't get hit by the sun. Temperature in the canyon was in the 50's. Water temp...might need to get some boot warmers. Although the water is getting colder by the day, the fly fishing was on fire! The...read more
Fly Fishing Report for Spearfish Creek, Spearfish Canyon I headed out for some fly fishing in Spearfish Canyon yesterday afternoon. The temp in the canyon was in the 40's. The water temp...oh mama. A cold front is moving in, and it looks like snow is coming to the...read more
I promised the little brown trout that I would use his photo for my main blog post. Did some fly fishing in the Spearfish Creek again this afternoon. Overcast, temp around 46 degrees in the Canyon. Water temp...I lost feeling in my feet it was so cold. Lots of people...read more
I went fishing in Spearfish Canyon this evening. Chilly, slight drizzle with a temp of around 45 degrees in the canyon. Water temp...cold. The trees in the canyon are sporting their fall colors, and so are the brown trout. The stretch of spearfish creek I fished was...read more
Not a lot of changes to report from my last post. The weather has stayed warm so lake temps remain close to the same. We need some 30 degree nights to cool the lake/river down to make any big difference in the bite....read more
Headed downtown for a little fly fishing after work. It was overcast with a light drizzle and around 53 degrees. The water...is cold. Fall is definitely in the air here in Spearfish. The stretch of creek I fish gets fished pretty hard, but I usually manage to hook...read more
First off, my wife had to comment on my photos...she said all the fish look the same. Not sure if she was insinuating that I use the same fish picture each time or catch the same fish each time...the...read more
Did a little fly fishing in Spearfish Canyon, this time I tried a stretch of Spearfish Creek upstream from the Homestake Hydro Plant No. 2. This stretch of creek flows fast, but if you pay attention to the flow there are lots of good fish holding spots. The first spot...read more
Fishing around Pierre has been generally good for the good fishermen. The river below Pierre has been putting out limits of over 15 inch fish when the conditions are right but can be harder when either not enough or...read more
Whitewood Creek is a coldwater stream that flows from its headwaters in the high mountain valleys south of Deadwood to its confluence with the Belle Fourche River northeast of the city of Whitewood. The creek drains a 44,756-acre sub-watershed of the Belle Fourche...read more