South Dakota Outdoors

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!

 

Spearfish Creek Brown Trout

Fly fishing in Spearfish Creek is a remarkable experience, it’s so beautiful I can hardly take it. This handsome fish is a brown trout I caught using a beaded nymph.

White-lined Sphinx Moth

White-lined Sphinx Moth

Deadwood's main street light poles have hanging planters of petunias, if you pay attention, towards evening the "Hummingbird Moths" can be seen darting from planter to planter. It took a few tries, but I finally got a few decent photos. They don't spend too much time...

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Walleye and Catfish Bite on Lake Oahe

Walleye and Catfish Bite on Lake Oahe

This time of year with all the bait fish available, the walleye fishing has slowed down but the catfish we are catching is off the charts. Some of the larger cats really fight and are hard to bring in. My fingers are raw from removing hooks from fish. There’s a 1...

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Korkow Ranch Pheasant Hunting

Korkow Ranch Pheasant Hunting

Mid August—-this past week, we have started to see the young birds—-finally getting big enough that they make “waves” in the grass as well as are flying!!! We had some golf ball to almost baseball size hail a little over a week ago—-made us “wonder” if their were...

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Lake Oahe Walleyes Looking Good

Lake Oahe Walleyes Looking Good

Walleyes growing larger and going deeper in Lake Oahe. No sign of weight loss going on with these fish. In fact some of them fight as good to the boat as the smallmouth. Dave Spaid Guiding, Spaid Farms, South Dakota Walleye Fishing & Pheasant Hunting Guide Trips...

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On The Move

On The Move

Walleye are moving down into lower Oahe. The bite excellent from the Cheyenne down to Chantier Creek on both sides. The fish are shallow migrating in 5 to 15 feet due to the bait clouds and high water levels. They range from 14 to 20 inches and are chunky. Get a hold...

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Fly Fishing Spearfish Creek

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Peaceful Spearfish Creek

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