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Bass Lakes In South Dakota

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in South Dakota lakes.

Fishing From The Bank

You have some very fine choices for bass fishing in South Dakota. Angostura Reservoir, Belle Fourche Reservoir, Big Stone Lake, Lake Albert, Lake Francis Case, Lake Kampeska, Lake Oahe, Lake Pelican, Lake Poinsett, Lake Sharpe, Lake Thompson, Lewis And Clark Lake, Shadehill Reservoir and Waubay Lake all have healthy populations of bass. Additionally, bass can be found in smaller lakes, rivers and ponds throughout SD.

Bass In South Dakota

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 9 lbs 5 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 3 oz

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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For South Dakota

When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and stickbaits are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.

South Dakota State Record Bass

The state record largemouth bass was caught from Indian Scout Lake.

The state record smallmouth bass came from Horseshoe Lake.

Bass fishing in South Dakota

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in South Dakota.

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Catch big bass!

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Mount Rushmore State.

 

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