January 11, 2017 - 9:51 am - Posted in Sports

fishing 3Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Todd Heitkamp, the Owner of Dakota Angler, provides the latest 2-Minute Fishing Report. Plus he discusses some new baits in Todd’s Tackle Tips!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Fair for pike. A few walleye and perch.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz Walleye fair along with a few crappie.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye.
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska A few walleye.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane Few reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs A few walleyes and perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry A few walleye.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few perch, walleye, and crappie.
Vermillion A few perch, crappie, and walleye.
Lake Herman Few reports.
Wall Lake A few walleyes.
Lake Alvin A few perch and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes and perch.
Scott’s Slough A few perch.
Island Perch fair and few walleye on south Island.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair and few perch.
George WPA Few reports.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Few walleyes and perch.
Thompson Walleyes fair, along with a few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes.
Whitewood A few perch.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few reports.
Henry WPA Few perch.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few pike, bluegill, perch, and crappie.
Mitchell A few bluegill and perch.
Menno Bluegill fair.
Beaver A few walleye.
Sinai Crappie fair along with walleye.
Brush Few reports.
Loss Few reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake A few walleye and perch.
Silver Lake Few reports.
East Okoboji Fair for perch and bluegills and a few walleye.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair. A few perch and walleye.
Lake Pahoja Bluegills fair.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Perch and crappie fair, along with a few walleye.
Sarah Perch fair to good.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
East Twin A few walleye.
Round Few reports.
Okabena A few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair.
Platte Walleyes slow.
Pickstown Walleyes slow.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux Slow.
January 6, 2017 - 9:02 am - Posted in Sports

Sheldon Orabs 1Sheldon Iowa — Sheldon took both ends of a Siouxland Conference basketball doubleheader in Sheldon Thursday night. The Sheldon girls won 58-49 with the Orabs turning back the Generals 73-65 in the boys game.

Sheldon led at all the breaks in the girls game up 12-8 at the end of the first quarter and 29-19 at the half. At the end of the third quarter the Orabs were in front 42-27 and went on to win 58-49.

Sheldon put 4 players in double figures led by Katie Wagner and Cassidy Bart with 11 points each. Kacy Kamphoff and Bryn Groff hit for 10 points each. Sibley Ocheyedan got a game high 20 points from Carley Sievert and 11 points from Toni Lonneman.

With the win Sheldon is 3-8 on the year and 2-7 in the conference. The Generals are 1-8 on the year and in the conference.

In the boys game Sibley Ocheyedan was up 13-12 at the end of the first quarter and 29-27 at the half. The Generals knocked down 5 three-point buckets in the first half and finished the game with 7. Sheldon took a 48-44 lead as the third quarter came to an end. The two teams traded buckets through most of the fourth quarter before Sheldon took control for good late in the game and went on to win 73-65.

The Orabs had four players in double figures led by Ryan Van Marel with 23. Kyle Boerhave hit for 15 with Jaden Kleinhesslink adding 14. Mitchal Van Gorp joined them in double figures with an 11 point night. Sibley Ocheyedan got a game high 24 points from Preston Marco and 13 from Colvin Jenness. Ryan Marco hit for double figures with 11 points on the night.

With the win Sheldon moves to 9-1 on the year and 7-1 on the season. The Generals are 0-8 on the year and in the conference.

Next action for the Orabs will be Friday night as they host West Lyon. The Generals continue a three game road swing with a stop at Rock Valley.

January 4, 2017 - 10:21 am - Posted in Sports

ice fishing_sxcSioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Here’s the last Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report for 2016. Plus Todd discusses the role of pressure and your success on the ice!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Fair for pike. A few walleye and perch.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz Walleye fair along with a few crappie.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye.
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska A few walleye.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane Few reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs A few walleyes and perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry A few walleye.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few perch, walleye, and crappie.
Vermillion A few perch, crappie, and walleye.
Lake Herman Few reports.
Wall Lake A few walleyes.
Lake Alvin A few perch and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes and perch.
Scott’s Slough A few perch.
Island Perch fair and few walleye on south Island.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair and few perch.
George WPA Few reports.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Few walleyes and perch.
Thompson Walleyes fair, along with a few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes.
Whitewood A few perch.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few reports.
Henry WPA Few perch.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few pike, bluegill, perch, and crappie.
Mitchell A few bluegill and perch.
Menno Bluegill fair.
Beaver A few walleye.
Sinai Crappie fair along with walleye.
Brush Few reports.
Loss Few reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake A few walleye and perch.
Silver Lake Few reports.
East Okoboji Fair for perch and bluegills and a few walleye.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair. A few perch and walleye.
Lake Pahoja Bluegills fair.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Perch and crappie fair, along with a few walleye.
Sarah Perch fair to good.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
East Twin A few walleye.
Round Few reports.
Okabena A few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair.
Platte Walleyes slow.
Pickstown Walleyes slow.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux Slow.

wrestling matDes Moines Iowa — The latest IAwrestle team rankings are out. Sibley Ocheyedan is ranked number 3 in the 1A poll. Sergeant Bluff Luton is number 6 in the 2A poll with Sprit Lake ranked number 10.

1A IAwrestle Tournament Team Rankings
1 Lisbon
2 Missouri Valley
3 Sibley-Ocheyedan 
4 Alburnett
5 Don Bosco
6 North Linn
7 Martensdale St. Mary’s
8 Logan-Magnolia
9 Wapsie Valley
10 Southeast Warren

2A IAwrestle Tournament Team Rankings
1 New Hampton
2 Solon
3 Creston, Orient Macksburg
4 West Liberty
5 Atlantic
6 Sergeant Bluff-Lutton 
7 Union, Laporte City
8 Davenport Assumption
9 Clear Lake
10 Spirit Lake 

3A IAwrestle Tournament Team Rankings
1 Valley, West Des Moines
2 Southeast Polk
3 Fort Dodge
4 Epworth, Western Dubuque
5 Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines
6 Waverly-Shell Rock
7 Dubuque Hempstead
8 Glenwood
9 North Scott, Eldridge
T10 Indianola
T10 Waukee

December 29, 2016 - 8:18 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest
ice fishing_sxcfishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Here’s the last Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report for 2016. Plus in Todd’s Tackle Tips, Todd discusses Rattle baits. Please share!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Fair for pike. A few walleye and perch.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz Walleye fair along with a few crappie.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye.
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska A few walleye.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane Few reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs A few walleyes and perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry A few walleye.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few perch, walleye, and crappie.
Vermillion A few perch, crappie, and walleye.
Lake Herman Few reports.
Wall Lake A few walleyes.
Lake Alvin A few perch and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes and perch.
Scott’s Slough A few perch.
Island Perch fair and few walleye on south Island.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair and few perch.
George WPA Few reports.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Few walleyes and perch.
Thompson Walleyes fair, along with a few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes.
Whitewood A few perch.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few reports.
Henry WPA Few perch.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few pike, bluegill, perch, and crappie.
Mitchell A few bluegill and perch.
Menno Bluegill fair.
Beaver A few walleye.
Sinai Crappie fair along with walleye.
Brush Few reports.
Loss Few reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake A few walleye and perch.
Silver Lake Few reports.
East Okoboji Fair for perch and bluegills and a few walleye.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair. A few perch and walleye.
Lake Pahoja Bluegills fair.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Perch and crappie fair, along with a few walleye.
Sarah Perch fair to good.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
East Twin A few walleye.
Round Few reports.
Okabena A few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair.
Platte Walleyes slow.
Pickstown Walleyes slow.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux Slow.
December 26, 2016 - 8:45 am - Posted in Sports

wrestling-gearBoone Iowa — The latest Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Dual Team Rankings have been released. The IHSAA assists the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association collect the data for the rankings, but is not involved in ranking the teams. The rankings, by class are done by the coaches and compiled by the IWCOA using an online system provided by the Athletic Association.

Sibley Ocheyedan is the highest rated area team holding down the three spot in Class 1A. Sergeant Bluff Luton is ranked 7th in Class 2A with Spirit Lake 13th and Central Lyon George Little Rock in the 15 spot.

Class 1A IWCOA Class 1A Dual Team Rankings, 12/20/2016
1 Lisbon 14-3 1
2 Don Bosco, Gilbertville 11-3
3 Sibley-Ocheyedan 9-0
4 Missouri Valley 10-1
5 Logan-Magnolia 12-1
6 Lake Mills 11-2
7 Westwood, Sloan 13-0
8 Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 9-1
9 Dike-New Hartford 5-0
10 Sigourney 9-0
11 MFL MarMac 9-2
12 Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 15-2
13 Central Springs 7-1
14 Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 4-2
15 Alburnett 4-6
16 North Linn, Troy Mills 8-3

IWCOA Class 2A Dual Team Rankings, 12/20/2016
1 New Hampton 5-0
2 Solon 8-1
3 Atlantic 7-0
4 Creston 5-1
5T Assumption, Davenport 9-4
5T Washington 16-0
7 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6-1
8 Crestwood, Cresco 9-4
9 Denver 6-0
10 Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 6-0
11 Mount Vernon 4-2
12 West Liberty 7-0
13 Spirit Lake Park 5-3
14 South Tama County, Tama 8-1
15 Central Lyon George Little Rock 7-0
16 Webster City 6-3

IWCOA Class 3A Dual Team Rankings, 12/20/2016
1 Valley, West Des Moines 8-1
2 Southeast Polk 6-0
3 Fort Dodge 4-0
4 North Scott, Eldridge 10-1
5 Waverly-Shell Rock 12-2
6 Epworth, Western Dubuque 14-4
7 Indianola 8-2
8 Johnston 3-0
9 Prairie, Cedar Rapids 8-3
10 Dubuque, Hempstead 10-2
11 Glenwood 6-1
12 Waukee 10-3
13 Dowling Catholic, WDM 4-4
14 Linn-Mar, Marion 9-2
15 Ankeny Centennial 8-3
16 Iowa City, City High 6-4
17 Iowa City, West 5-5
18 Norwalk 8-0
19 Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 3-2
20T Cedar Rapids Jefferson 3-2
20T Clinton 2-2
22T Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 4-1
22T Mount Pleasant 7-1
24 Ankeny 5-3

December 22, 2016 - 8:54 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 10fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. As we head into Christmas weekend, Dakota Angler Owner, Todd Heitkamp, provides the latest 2-Minute Fishing Report. Feel free to share!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Ice forming.
Horseshoe Ice forming.
Pelican Ice forming.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Ice forming.
Big Stone Lake Ice forming.
Poinsett Ice forming.
Lake Hendricks Ice forming.
Bitter Lake Ice forming.
Waubay Ice forming.
Reetz Ice forming.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Ice forming.
Pickerel Lake Ice forming.
West Oakwood Ice forming.
Swan Lake Ice forming.
Lake Kampeska Ice forming.
Piyas Ice forming.
Blue Dog Ice forming.
Lake Cochrane Ice forming.
Casey’s Slough Ice forming.
Indian Springs Ice forming.
Lynn Lake Ice forming.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) Ice forming.
Traverse Ice forming.
Lake Albert Ice forming.
Lake Henry Ice forming.
Roy Lake Ice forming.
Buffalo Ice forming.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Ice forming.
Vermillion Ice forming.
Lake Herman Ice forming.
Wall Lake Ice forming.
Lake Alvin Ice forming.
Diamond Ice forming.
Scott’s Slough Ice forming.
Island Ice forming.
81 Ponds Ice forming.
George WPA Ice forming.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Ice forming.
Thompson Ice forming.
Brandt Ice forming.
Whitewood Ice forming.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Ice forming.
Henry WPA Ice forming.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) Ice forming.
Mitchell Ice forming.
Menno Ice forming.
Beaver Ice forming.
Sinai Ice forming.
Brush Ice forming.
Loss Ice forming.
East Oakwood Ice forming.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Ice forming.
Silver Lake Ice forming.
East Okoboji Ice forming.
West Okoboji Ice forming.
Lake Pahoja Ice forming.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Ice forming.
Sarah Ice forming.
Benton Ice forming.
East Twin Ice forming.
Round Ice forming.
Okabena Ice forming.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes pulling plugs or spinners.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Pickstown Walleyes slow to fair in trees and deeper water.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Ice forming.
Big Sioux Ice forming.

 

December 15, 2016 - 10:05 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 10fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. As the ice fishing season begins, Dakota Angler Owner, Todd Heitkamp, provides the latest fishing report for eastern South Dakota. Plus Todd talks about the upcoming Dakota Angler Customer Appreciation Weekend!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Ice forming.
Horseshoe Ice forming.
Pelican Ice forming.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Ice forming.
Big Stone Lake Ice forming.
Poinsett Ice forming.
Lake Hendricks Ice forming.
Bitter Lake Ice forming.
Waubay Ice forming.
Reetz Ice forming.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Ice forming.
Pickerel Lake Ice forming.
West Oakwood Ice forming.
Swan Lake Ice forming.
Lake Kampeska Ice forming.
Piyas Ice forming.
Blue Dog Ice forming.
Lake Cochrane Ice forming.
Casey’s Slough Ice forming.
Indian Springs Ice forming.
Lynn Lake Ice forming.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) Ice forming.
Traverse Ice forming.
Lake Albert Ice forming.
Lake Henry Ice forming.
Roy Lake Ice forming.
Buffalo Ice forming.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Ice forming.
Vermillion Ice forming.
Lake Herman Ice forming.
Wall Lake Ice forming.
Lake Alvin Ice forming.
Diamond Ice forming.
Scott’s Slough Ice forming.
Island Ice forming.
81 Ponds Ice forming.
George WPA Ice forming.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Ice forming.
Thompson Ice forming.
Brandt Ice forming.
Whitewood Ice forming.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Ice forming.
Henry WPA Ice forming.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) Ice forming.
Mitchell Ice forming.
Menno Ice forming.
Beaver Ice forming.
Sinai Ice forming.
Brush Ice forming.
Loss Ice forming.
East Oakwood Ice forming.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Ice forming.
Silver Lake Ice forming.
East Okoboji Ice forming.
West Okoboji Ice forming.
Lake Pahoja Ice forming.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Ice forming.
Sarah Ice forming.
Benton Ice forming.
East Twin Ice forming.
Round Ice forming.
Okabena Ice forming.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes pulling plugs or spinners.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Pickstown Walleyes slow to fair in trees and deeper water.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Ice forming.
Big Sioux Ice forming.
December 14, 2016 - 8:24 am - Posted in Sports

ia-wrestle-logoDes Moines Iowa — The latest IAwrestle Tournament Team Rankings are out. Sibley Ocheyedan is the highest rated area team coming in at number 4 in the 1A poll. Sergeant Bluff Luton is number 9 in the latest 2A poll.

1A IAwrestle Tournament Team Rankings
1 Lisbon (6)
2 Missouri Valley (4)
3 Alburnett (6)
4 Sibley-Ocheyedan (6)
5 Don Bosco (6)
6 North Linn (3)
7 Martensdale St. Mary’s (2)
8 Southeast Warren (4)
9 Wapsie Valley (3)
10 Logan-Magnolia (4)

2A IAwrestle Tournament Team Rankings
1 New Hampton (7)
2 Solon (6)
3 Atlantic (5)
4 West Liberty (3)
5 Creston, Orient Macksburg (5)
6 Union, Laporte City (4)
7 Davenport Assumption (6)
8 South Tama (4)
9 Sergeant Bluff-Lutton (3)
10 Clear Lake (2)

3A IAwrestle Tournament Team Rankings
1 Valley, West Des Moines (10)
2 Southeast Polk (9)
3 Fort Dodge (6)
4 Epworth, Western Dubuque (6)
5 Dowling Catholic (4)
6 Dubuque Hempstead (5)
7 Waverly-Shell Rock (7)
8 Indianola (6)
9 Glenwood (5)
10 North Scott (5)

December 12, 2016 - 12:05 pm - Posted in Sports

Northwesstern logoOrange City, Iowa — Garrett Sayler has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Northwestern College next fall.

Sayler is a 6’0”, 175-pound running back/defensive back who played four years for Sibley-Ocheyedan High School. Sayler accounted for over 800 yards and six touchdowns on offense for the Generals, earning first team all-district honors. On defense, Sayler totaled 40 tackles and also led the district with 317 punt return yards and one touchdown. A three-time state qualifier in wrestling who finished eighth in 2015, Sayler plans to major in Biology/Health Professions at Northwestern. He is the son of Brian and Heidi.

We are excited to have Garrett join the Red Raider football team,” commented head Northwestern football coach Matt McCarty. “Garrett is an outstanding athlete and competitor. He will be a great addition to our secondary.”