May 4, 2018

As my hardwater season officially ended a week ago, I look back on it to see what new techniques, new locations, new lakes and new experiences I had that I can build off and put towards next season. There are, of course, things I wish I had tried or locations that I...

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 27, 2018

The warm weather has arrived and the lakes are opening fast. Boats are getting on most of the lakes where the docks have been put back in and the coming weekend's forecasts of 70s should get many people out to enjoy a sunny day of wetting a line. Very little ice re...

April 23, 2018

Are you waiting for the lakes to thaw? Not sure you want to play bumper boats on the river? Try trout fishing, you don’t even need a boat.

April 6, 2018

A welcome onslaught of colder weather (for those that enjoy it) has descended upon the Hills region over the last week and has extended the hardwater for at least another couple of weeks, possibly three if temps don't stay too warm going into next week.

March 27, 2018

After most trips on the ice in the past, I would usually put my Vexilar on the charger since the typical 12-volt battery will last around 14-16 hours at full power and I didn't want to run out of power after a few trips. For most of this season, I've been usin...

March 23, 2018

Recently, we had some friends in town from across the state and I offered to take them out for some ice fishing trips since they had been getting into it this winter. The first morning trip to Deerfield proved a dud for both, but Chad still wanted to go out the next mo...

March 16, 2018

I made a list of all the different species of fish in South Dakota about 10 years ago, and I have been slowly checking my way down the list. I decided to go after 1 of the remaining 3 this week, the Tiger Trout!

March 16, 2018

Fishing has picked up this last week and should only get better as we move into the official start of Spring. Sunny skies and mild temps are causing snow to melt at a good rate. We are starting to hear reports of open water opportunities, in areas like the Rainy River...

March 9, 2018

With the area having recovered from the winter storm from a couple of weeks ago, ice fishermen are getting back out onto the hardwater as lake access has improved. With a pleasant weekend on tap, it will be a great time to get out and enjoy some time fishing through a...

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