South Dakota Fishing Destinations

While traveling to a variety of destinations in an attempt to film some of the most respected outdoor programming on television, we encounter many great people, comfortable motels, resorts, and restaurants along with some very kind and interesting anglers. Listed are a handful of wonderful businesses we have utilized on our travels across South Dakota.


The Glacial Lakes and Prairies region of South Dakota encompasses several pristine natural lakes in North Eastern South Dakota which provide some of the top walleye, smallmouth bass, and panfish angling in the region.  Ice anglers find some of the hottest action around for the jumbo perch which made the region famous.  Walleyes are extremely abundant and with a current high water cycle, the lakes are in prime condition.  Waterfowl and pheasant numbers are also staggering and there are several communities that cater to not only hunters and anglers but family recreation.  Other attractions include the Terry Redlin Art Museum and the Corn Palace.

Beautiful accommodations with great meals and service near Roslyn, SD, in the heart of the Glacial Lakes Region of South Dakota.  Large group sizes and corporate retreats are possible near some of the area’s best pheasant hunting, fishing, and waterfowl hunting.

Roy Lake is known for its excellent fishing, but you don’t have to be an angler to enjoy all that Roy Lake State Park has to offer. The modern cabins and suites at Roy Lake offer the comforts of home in an outdoor setting. They feature heating, air conditioning, electricity, and bathroom facilities. Most facilities are perched along the shoreline. Guests are treated to a beautiful view and shoreline access for fishing, kayaking or other types of water recreation.


While walleye get much of the attention on Lake Oahe, this massive reservoir is quietly one of the Midwest’s best smallmouth bass fisheries with very little fishing pressure devoted specifically to bass. An underutilized fishing opportunity that is starting to turn heads in the angling community.

With the positioning of Mobridge on Lake Oahe, there is always boat access, no matter what the wind speed and direction are.  The structure of Upper Lake Oahe can cater to any type of fishing.  There are deep and shallow points, submerged railroad grades, and islands, in addition to shoreline flats.

Leave your worries at home and come enjoy South Dakota’s premiere walleye destination – offering quality fishing guides in South Dakota! The lodge is a specialty resort which caters not only to our guided hunters and fishermen, but outdoorsmen and women hunting and fishing on their own and families traveling around South Dakota visiting the various attractions.

Your ultimate source for quality fishing, hunting, and lodging in South Dakota. Our pledge is to make hunting or fishing in South Dakota remain a truly great experience.  We provide guided hunting and fishing trips in the Mobridge, SD area.