November 22, 2017 - 11:25 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux 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 fishing report for the area. He also discusses the Black Friday specials at the store. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Northeast South Dakota

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

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 N/A
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 Ice Forming..
Pierre Walleye fair.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Ice forming
Big Sioux Ice forming.
November 21, 2017 - 1:26 pm - Posted in Sports

Des Moines Iowa — The first IAwrestle polls of the year are out. In Class 1A Lisbon tops the poll followed by Denver in the two spot. West Sioux is ranked number seven. Individually Adam Allard of West Sioux is top ranked at 113 pounds. At 145 Kory Van Oort of West Sioux is ranked number two. At 195 Hunter Dejong of Sibley Ocheyedan is third ranked.

In Class 2A Dubuque Wahlert is top ranked followed by Ballard. Spirit Lake is ranked number 10 in the poll. Individually Johnny Hua of MOC Floyd Valley is second ranked at 106 pounds. Gable Sieperda of Central Lyon George Little Rock is second ranked at 132. Luke Jenness of Sheldon South O’Brien is ranked number four at 182. Dakota Powell of Spirit Lake is number three at 220 pounds.

For Class 3A Rankings Click HERE

For Class 2A Rankings Click HERE

For Class 1A Rankings Click HERE

November 15, 2017 - 9:42 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux 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. In this version of the Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report, Todd provides the latest reports from around the area. Plus he provides an Ice Institute wrap up!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes and perch fair.
Horseshoe A few walleyes and smallmouth.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and perch fair.
Big Stone Lake Perch and bluegills fair to good along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye and perch.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz N/A.
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 Walleyes fair.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Cochrane Few perch, largemouth bass, and perch.
Casey’s Slough A few walleye.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleye.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleye.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Perch good. Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Bluegills fair.

Southeast South Dakota

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

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Yellow bass fair to good. Walleyes fair. A few bluegills and crappie..
Silver Lake Walleyes fair to good.
East Okoboji Few walleyes, perch and bluegills.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair; A few perch and walleyes.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegills.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Sarah Walleyes fair to good.
Benton Few walleye.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round A few walleye.
Okabena Few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair to good for walleyes.
Pierre Walleye bite is getting better.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux A few cats.
November 13, 2017 - 10:39 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — The Class 1A District 1 All District Football Team has been announced. District Champion West Lyon put 8 players on the the squad. District runner up Western Christian had 7 players named. Unity Christian featured 5 players with Sibley Ocheyedan with two players on the squad. Emmetsburg had 6 named to the first team. Alta Aurelia had 3 named to the squad while Okoboji had one player named to the first team.

Special honors included Jaden Snyder of West Lyon named offensive MVP along with first team quarterback honors and the kickers position on the first team as well. Monte Pottabaum of the Wildcats was named the defensive MVP from his linebacker spot. The specialist is Dylan Snyders of West Lyon. Team mate Tanner Oleson was named lineman of the year.  This years first team punter is Adam Viet from Unity Christian.

Coaching honors were swept by West Lyon with Head Coach Jay Rozeboom, offensive assistant Jeremy Childress and defensive assistant Koury Kramer all recognized with coach of the year honors.  For all team members first, second and honorable mention click on the link below.

2017 1A District 1 All-District Team – 1A District 1 All-District and Award Winners

November 2, 2017 - 7:52 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux 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. As the calendar turns to November and the Ice Institute being only a week away, here’s this weeks edition of the Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes and perch fair.
Horseshoe A few walleyes and smallmouth.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and perch fair.
Big Stone Lake Perch and bluegills fair to good along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye and perch.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz N/A.
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 Walleyes fair.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Cochrane Few perch, largemouth bass, and perch.
Casey’s Slough A few walleye.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleye.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleye.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Perch good. Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Bluegills fair.

Southeast South Dakota

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

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Yellow bass fair to good. Walleyes fair. A few bluegills and crappie..
Silver Lake Walleyes fair to good.
East Okoboji Few walleyes, perch and bluegills.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair; A few perch and walleyes.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegills.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Sarah Walleyes fair to good.
Benton Few walleye.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round A few walleye.
Okabena Few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair to good for walleyes.
Pierre Walleye bite is getting better.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux A few cats.
October 31, 2017 - 8:18 am - Posted in Sports

The Siouxland Conference All Conference Volleyball Teams are out with Jadeyn Schutt of MOC-Floyd Valley, Alexis Toering, and Camryn Cleveringa of Sioux Center earning unanimous selections to the first team.

Nichole Lowe of Sibley-Ocheyedan earned honorable mention honors.

1st TEAM

*Jadeyn Schutt –MOC-FV JR
*Alexis Toering –Sioux Center SR
*Camryn Cleveringa –Sioux Center SR
Jordyn Van Maanen –Sioux Center SR
Christina Boogerd –Boyden-Hull SR
Madysn Grotewold –West Lyon JR
Sutton Schlumbohm –Central Lyon SO
Katie Wagner –Sheldon SR
*unanimous selection

2nd Team

Kayla Gerken –George-Little Rock JR
Mia Hoogeveen –West Lyon SR
Mary Margaret Boer –Sheldon JR
Molly Van Klompenburg –MOC-FV SR
Josie Maasdam –MOC-FV SR
Makennah Traver –Sioux Center SO

3rd Team

Audrey Kreun –Boyden-Hull JR
Jordyn Kramer –West Lyon SR
Kiley Metzger –Central Lyon SO
Elle Petersen –Central Lyon JR
Zoe Heemstra –MOC-FV JR
Cassidy Bart –Sheldon JR

HONORABLE MENTION

Corinne Weise — MOC-FV SR
Julia Storm –George-Little Rock JR
Alyssa Mulder –Sioux Center JR
Faith Henrichs –Central Lyon SR
Nichole Lowe –Sibley Ocheyedan SR
Nicole Johnson –Sheldon SR
Lauren Vande Kamp –West Lyon SR
Grace Wintz Okoboji SR
Britney Rus –Rock Valley SR
Brooke Zylstra Boyden-Hull SO

October 26, 2017 - 12:22 pm - Posted in Sports

Boone, IA –The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control voted to approve
recommendations to adjust classification sizes for the 2018 and 2019 football seasons at Wednesday’s monthly meeting in Boone.

Using recommendations made by the IHSAA’s Classification Committee last month, the Board
unanimously agreed to decrease the current number of schools in Classes 4A, 3A, 2A, and 1A, and raise the enrollment cap for 8-Player programs.

“The classification committee comes in every other year and encompasses superintendents, principals and athletic directors from public and non-public schools along with schools with broad ranging enrollments. Their thoughtfulness and careful examination of the landscape of football in the state of Iowa lead to these recommendations,” said Todd Tharp, assistant director and football administrator for the IHSAA.

The changes will be implemented during the 2018-19 redistricting cycle. Based on six priorities
established by the Classification Committee, class sizes are as follows: the top 42 schools according to the 2017-18 BEDS document will be in 4A, the next 54 schools in 3A, the next 54 schools in 2A, the next 54 schools in 1A, and the remainder of 11-player schools in A.

In the 2016-17 cycle, 4A had 48 schools and the planned sizes of 3A, 2A, and 1A included 56 schools.

The enrollment cap for schools to participate in 8-Player has been raised from 115 to 120 students, per the 2017-18 BEDS listing. There is still no minimum enrollment requirement for 11-player football. These recommendations were made and approved with six priorities in mind, meant to benefit IHSAA football classifications for the next two years and in the future.

1. Improve competitive balance. The potential for more non-district games allows schools to schedule similarly competitive opponents.

2. Revitalize rivalry games. An opportunity to play more non-class and non-district games means
traditional rivalries between schools and communities may stay on the schedule.

3. Reduce non-district travel. Close proximity can increase attendance for home teams and limit travel expenses for road teams and their fans.

4. Potentially increase participation at all levels. More selective schedules may help slow the flow of underclassmen taking the field early in district contests, which can offer a safety and motivational benefit.

5. Trim enrollment gap in Class 4A. Addresses the trend of the state’s largest schools continuing to grow at faster rates than other districts.

6. Maintain six classes for at least two more years. Changes were made to the classification structure, but five 11-player classes and one 8-player class will exist for another redistricting cycle. The Board of Control agreed with the Classification Committee’s assessment that these adjustments would allow the IHSAA and their member schools to address their priorities before planning the next two football seasons, while also monitoring movement and interest at the A and 8-Player levels.

“These changes in classifications will allow schools to continue to evaluate their respective football programs and try and define what needs best fit their program,” Tharp said. “For some programs, the aspect of potentially playing more non-district opponents may lead to creating a more balanced schedule for them, potentially increasing student participation as schools, while others may attempt to challenge themselves with more competitive non-district games.”

The determination of districts per class and postseason qualifying methodology was not made by the
Board or the Committee. The decision will be made in conjunction with the Iowa Football Coaches
Association executive board, the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association, and the IHSAA, with final recommendations coming from the football advisory committee after district football meetings are held.

“There will be opportunities to evaluate the number of districts and teams in a district,” Tharp said. “Obviously, with 54 teams in Classes 3A, 2A, and 1A, six-team districts will provide for a re-evaluation of the qualifying system and looking at other analytics to determine the qualification system.”

Also affected by the change to the 8-Player enrollment cap: Exceptions for schools attempting to classify for 8-Player football. The Board previously approved two exceptions for schools whose enrollments rose above 115 through the BEDS document. Only Exception No. 1 was kept through voting Wednesday, with the Classification Committee recommending its retention due to the cost of configuring football fields for the 8-Player game.

The first exception, as written: “An 8-Player football school whose current enrollment is 115 or less, and whose enrollment increases above 115 following the 2017 season, will be allowed 8-Player football status for an additional 2 years.”

October 26, 2017 - 8:12 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux 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. Check out this week’s version of the Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report and find out where they’re biting and where they’re not!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes and perch fair.
Horseshoe A few walleyes and smallmouth.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and perch fair.
Big Stone Lake Perch and bluegills fair to good along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye and perch.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz N/A.
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 Walleyes fair.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Cochrane Few perch, largemouth bass, and perch.
Casey’s Slough A few walleye.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleye.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleye.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Perch good. Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Bluegills fair.

Southeast South Dakota

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

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Yellow bass fair to good. Walleyes fair. A few bluegills and crappie..
Silver Lake Walleyes fair to good.
East Okoboji Few walleyes, perch and bluegills.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair; A few perch and walleyes.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegills.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Sarah Walleyes fair to good.
Benton Few walleye.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round A few walleye.
Okabena Few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair to good for walleyes.
Pierre Walleye bite is getting better.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux A few cats.
October 18, 2017 - 9:48 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux 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. It’s Trophy time folks. It’s Fall and the fish are biting. Check out the latest 2-Minute Fishing Report from Dakota Angler. Feel free to share!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes and perch fair.
Horseshoe A few walleyes and smallmouth.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and perch fair.
Big Stone Lake Perch and bluegills fair to good along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye and perch.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz N/A.
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 Walleyes fair.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Cochrane Few perch, largemouth bass, and perch.
Casey’s Slough A few walleye.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleye.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleye.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Perch good. Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Bluegills fair.

Southeast South Dakota

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

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Yellow bass fair to good. Walleyes fair. A few bluegills and crappie..
Silver Lake Walleyes fair to good.
East Okoboji Few walleyes, perch and bluegills.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair; A few perch and walleyes.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegills.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Sarah Walleyes fair to good.
Benton Few walleye.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round A few walleye.
Okabena Few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair to good for walleyes.
Pierre Walleye bite is getting better.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux A few cats.
October 11, 2017 - 10:44 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux 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. Check out the latest 2-Minute Fishing Report from Dakota Angler. Todd talks about the “hot” bite and also discusses ice fishing electronics for the upcoming season!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes and perch fair.
Horseshoe A few walleyes and smallmouth.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and perch fair.
Big Stone Lake Perch and bluegills fair to good along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye and perch.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz N/A.
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 Walleyes fair.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Cochrane Few perch, largemouth bass, and perch.
Casey’s Slough A few walleye.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleye.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleye.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Perch good. Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Bluegills fair.

Southeast South Dakota

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

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Yellow bass fair to good. Walleyes fair. A few bluegills and crappie..
Silver Lake Walleyes fair to good.
East Okoboji Few walleyes, perch and bluegills.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair; A few perch and walleyes.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegills.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Sarah Walleyes fair to good.
Benton Few walleye.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round A few walleye.
Okabena Few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair to good for walleyes.
Pierre Walleye bite is getting better.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux A few cats.