May 3, 2018

Spring is in the air and so are thoughts of big fish and intense rod bends with screaming reels. Ready or not, here comes open water fishing. Now is the time to get the proper preparations out of the way.

April 20, 2018

My confidence from last week that I'd be able to get a couple more trips onto Stockade for pannies was shaken a bit with another trip there earlier this week, which just went to show me, that even an educated prediction is never a guarantee when it comes to late ic...

April 13, 2018

As the bigger lakes in the area have begun to open, the temperature has still favored the ice for the time being in the higher elevations. Access to several smaller lakes and a couple of larger ones is still good in our area and temperatures over the next 10 days will...

March 30, 2018

The ice apocalypse is coming! I say that with a saddened expression because the coming of warm weather is signaling the end of the hardwater season. Some of the lakes around the Hills are no longer accessible, but we do still have a few left with good ice and accessibi...

March 2, 2018

The Club for Boys, Hooked on Hardwater event was held this past weekend at Sheridan Lake here in the Black Hills and it was very successful again despite the emergency change in location from Deerfield to Sheridan due to sloppy conditions at Deerfield. Many of the pr...