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South Dakota Fishing Report

The bite continues here in South Dakota....


A combination of weather, angler and pressure and time of year has slowed the bite some. There are still plenty of fish to be caught.....just need to work for them.....paying attention to detail and bringing your "A" game!


Using electronics and/or an underwater camera is imperative in showing us their reaction to lures. Downsizing is critical this time of year and often going to more simple lures without sounds will entice more bites once fish are found. "Go To" baits for perch have included small Forage Minnow Spoons, Sliver Spoons and Hard-Rock Mooska Jigs. Very little jigging movement as if to just get tipped bait to move without spoon moving often entices bites. Spikes and wax worms have been the best for tipping spoons and jigs. Low light periods are producing best action.


Walleyes have been biting also during low light periods or during dark. Northland Tackle Buck-Shot Spoons and Buck-Shot Flutter Spoons tipped with minnow heads have been producing well.

I'm hearing alot of "I can see them but they won't bite"! Bringing a variety of lures an baits and changing it up....these fish can be caught! I always refer as bringing my "Arsenal"!

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