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!
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
I went fly fishing this afternoon in Whitewood Creek, in Deadwood. I caught this little brown trout that somehow tried to swim through some kind of metal ring and it got stuck. It was starting to embed into his skin and would have eventually killed the poor thing. I...read more
Pheasant Survey Indicates 47% Increase for South Dakota’s 100th Hunting Season This year's pheasant brood survey shows a 47 percent increase over last year. The 2018 statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index is 2.47, up from the 2017 index of 1.68. The full report...read more
It's tough fishing lately, I can't wait for fall. I was finally able to gather proof that I actually catch fish. Well, tonight I caught two fish and I filmed both of them. I thought it would be a nice touch to put some Queen "I want to break free" music to the video....read more
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society needs your help to preserve and exhibit an iconic piece from the Pierre/Fort Pierre area. Last year, the sign that stood in front of Carl’s Bait Shop for multiple generations was donated to the museum. Plans for...read more
I think in some areas you can catch the walleye's shallower than fifty feet of water as some fish have started to move up or were shallow all along. I spent some time fishing in around...read more