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#2583587 - 05/11/11 02:10 PM
Sioux Falls area rivers, lakes, ponds, pits, streams, reservoirs, etc
lightedbobber Offline
Hello I'm New

Registered: 08/01/10
Posts: 14
Loc: Chisholm, Minnesota
This summer I am moving to Sioux Falls and am just curious if anyone knows what kinds of fishing there is to be had in the area?

I am not really looking for anyones specific hotspot...but if you want to tell me I will listen...lol

Just curious if someone could let me know what bodies of water are around the area and what types of fish they hold?

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day...Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day
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#2583606 - 05/11/11 02:30 PM
Re: Sioux Falls area rivers, lakes, ponds, pits, streams, reservoirs, etc [Re: lightedbobber]
rundrave Offline

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Registered: 06/01/04
Posts: 2146
Loc: Sioux Falls, SD
there are plenty of places to fish near Sioux Falls.

Of course you have the big sioux, that has several place via shore, and some from boat south of Sioux Falls, but the river finally now is open to recreation after the Governor closed it to high water level and rapid flow do to flooding.

As far as lakes to the West in the very edge of town you have Family Park, and about 8 miles west there is Wall Lake and a few more miles is Loss lake and then Lake vermillion as well as the Vermillion River.

To the North West a little further you have Twins lakes, Diamond Lake, Island Lake etc.

To the South East you have Lake Alvin, and further South East there is Lake Lakota.

All of these hold fish and are relatively small lakes. I actually live just down the road from Alvin so fish that often.

Good luck on your move, and let me know if you have any more questions.

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#2583608 - 05/11/11 02:32 PM
Re: Sioux Falls area rivers, lakes, ponds, pits, streams, reservoirs, etc [Re: lightedbobber]
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Registered: 04/24/08
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Welcome to the area! Here is a short list of some places to fish in the SF area:
Missouri River - Chamberlain - Awesome Walleye fishing! Shore or boat works in the spring. Good from boat all summer long. Only a 2 hr drive.
Lake Poinset - North of Brookings - Multi-species. Good walleye and bass lake. 1.5 hr drive
Lake Madison - Madison, SD - good Perch lake. Holds walleye as well - 1hr
Lake Herman - Madison, SD - Spring Walleye - 1hr
Lake Alvin - Harrisburg - Panfish and bullhead - 1/2 hr
Lake Lakota - Canton - Panfish and some bass - 45 min
Beaver Lake - Humboldt - Carp - 20 min
Big Sioux River - Walleye N of town; carp & bullhead in town
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#2583614 - 05/11/11 02:39 PM
Re: Sioux Falls area rivers, lakes, ponds, pits, streams, reservoirs, etc [Re: fballwilly]
rundrave Offline

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Registered: 06/01/04
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Loc: Sioux Falls, SD
my main theory is that I usually drive to some of the lakes closer to sioux falls, but then I realize its only few more miles to others and I end up driving further.

Other lakes to look at would be Brant Lake, Lake Thompson. Or even down in Yankton you can get the Missouri river and fish above or below the dam, and also Lake Yankton is a great lake to fish as well.

I would strongly suggest going out to the SDGFP site and learn the regs as to what lakes are Trophy lakes, no wake lakes, etc.

again good luck.

When you've ruled out the impossible, whatever is left, no matter how improbable, is what happened...

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#2583790 - 05/11/11 07:20 PM
Re: Sioux Falls area rivers, lakes, ponds, pits, streams, reservoirs, etc [Re: lightedbobber]
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Originally Posted By: lightedbobber
This summer I am moving to Sioux Falls and am just curious if anyone knows what kinds of fishing there is to be had in the area?

I am not really looking for anyones specific hotspot...but if you want to tell me I will listen...lol

Just curious if someone could let me know what bodies of water are around the area and what types of fish they hold?


I didn't see you posted this here, but I posted a response in the SW MN forum...pretty much everything I posted was covered by the other guys here. Plenty of places to wet a line, especially when the water gets hard!
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#2584263 - 05/12/11 10:19 AM
Re: Sioux Falls area rivers, lakes, ponds, pits, streams, reservoirs, etc [Re: carpshooterdeluxe]
lightedbobber Offline
Hello I'm New

Registered: 08/01/10
Posts: 14
Loc: Chisholm, Minnesota
Thanks a lot for the replies...this will help give me a start smile

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day...Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day
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