Made the trip up this weekend to visit some friends in South Dakota and Nate took me out to the lake to try for walleye. I have never been fishing exclusively for walleye before and new this would be a new experience!
We got out to the lake early and were trying to beat some storms that were supposed to come that afternoon. When we got to the lake it was very windy and there were large waves beating the shore. But in his ranger deep v boat we had no problems cutting right through them.
Once we got to our first spot we started trying to run spinners over the flats. But immediately we noticed some issues with the telling motor and the front fish finder. After a free minutes of trying to find the problem we decided to move on and try to troll crank baits along the drop off points and ledges and then along weedlines near the shore. We did this for an hour or two without even a strike so we tried a few minutes for small mouth bass but without the telling motor this was difficult too.
Since we didn’t have much luck at the lake Nate took me to a private bass pond out at Eagle Pass Ranch since we were determined to catch fish. At this pond we caught tons of 2lb bass on a worm and chatter bait and had a lot of fun.
I definitely want to come back some time and try the lake again. It was beautiful and all the reports said that the walleye and small mouth fishing was going well.
Lake ranking: 4 star
The only reason I didn’t rank it a 5 was that we couldn’t find the fish, I definitely want to try it again!