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!
Except for a few wind days the weather has cooperated and so has the bite. I guided another of my repeat customer groups the Jay Wright, Sam, and Scott guys from around Genoa Ne to full possession limits of walleye some bass and catfish to take home along with big...read more
Another large female released this morning. Caught up in the Cheyenne River. We have openings in July and August, please give me a call or text for available days. Dave Spaid Guiding, Spaid Farms, South Dakota Walleye Fishing &...read more
Just a great bite up and down the river with limits of walleye, bass, some northern pike and lots of catfish coming in for most anglers that have experience. Weather is still a factor and muddy water in some areas continue to make for tougher fishing but for the most...read more
Bob and Ruth Steever from Gillette, Wyoming and Bob and Joann Hofer from Sioux Falls and I caught these 20 walleye today. Winds were gusting 20 to 35 miles an hour and we fished near the mouth of the Cheyenne River along the steep banks and the walleye were on fire....read more
Ray Welsch from Bedford, Pennsylvania caught and released this 27 inch female walleye on Lake Oahe. Dave Spaid Guiding, Spaid Farms, South Dakota Walleye Fishing & Pheasant Hunting Guide Trips Phone: (605) 222-5009 On the web: https://www.davespaid.com/...read more
With the late snow and quite a bit of rain, Spearfish Creek in the canyon is running higher and very strong. Even the stretch past Bridal Veil Falls is high and flowing fast. Typically I don't fish that stretch because of the "very slow flow" and how spooky the trout...read more
Due to almost flood stage on the bad river for the last week or more along with other feeder creeks the muddy water is all the way down to west bend making fishing on Sharpe more challenging. Limits are still coming in but with more effort than normal due to the water...read more
The walleye on Lake Oahe are looking very healthy this year. This young angler caught his biggest walleye so far. A 25 incher today weighing over 5 pounds. His Grampa followed up with a nice northern pike. Dave Spaid...read more
Dave guided his group to the years first limit of walleye on Lake Oahe pitching jigs in 2-6 feet of water back in the Cheyenne River. Water is very dirty and bites were very light. There largest walleye was 19 inches. Dave Spaid Guiding, Spaid...read more
WEATHER is still a big factor in the fishing reports as spring days have been filled with a lot of rain and wind. On the days that are nice lots of fish coming in but on rain wind days catches can be limited. Generally speaking limits of eating size walleye and bass...read more
The weather just won't settle down. Pierre is almost 5 inches above normal for the year making for a lot of wet anglers.The bite is favorable on Sharpe for those fishermen going out but rain and wind seems to be the norm. Oahe is spotty for walleye but good for...read more
Had a great day on the water with the Presley's. Nice catch of walleye and smallmouth bass.read more
Fabulous weather but the West Bend bite is getting slower. Most of the fish have finished their spawn and must be recovering. Matt and Nancy from Wasilla, Alaska hired me to take them out today. They have a real nice motor home and are traveling through the states. We...read more
The bite on Sharpe continues to be good when the weather allows fishing. Walleyes and bass are going fine. Oahe is very good for northern along with catfish now going but walleye continue to be spotty. I guided long repeat customer Jerry Fennel from Wisconsin and his...read more
I headed out into Spearfish Canyon for a few hours of fly fishing this afternoon. Beautiful day, temps in the 60's, trees are starting to get green buds, few bugs flying around, caught a few brown trout. What more could a guy ask for! I would say the only...read more