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Fishing Report

Spring Creek

Independence Day

Great day out on the water with friends and family. It was a foggy, hazy day.  The smoke from the fires in Canada hovered over the lake all day.  

We put in at Spring Creek and ran across the lake to Stony Point. We started on the North side, but once we moved to the south side of Stony Point, we started catching lots of little guys.  We had to throw them back, but it was still fun to catch them. 

Don was baited up with minnow and plain hook, Michele was using a spinner and nightcrawler and I had one of each out.  We caught some on both. The bite started out strong on the crawler, but by afternoon, the minnow seemed to be the choice.

We left Stony Point with only 7 Walleye and headed back towards Spring Creek.  One of my favorite spots is the tip of Spring Creek.  We stopped to try a few passes. We did four passes and had fish on each pass - two got away before we got them to the boat.

P.S. The wife made me keep the bass. 

Meet in the Middle

Dr. Amy came from Colorado.  Dr. Chuck came from Iowa.  It was the perfect Father's Day get away vacation!  The Father/Daughter team met in Pierre and had a great weekend reeling in the walleye.  
Amy showed her dad how to catch the big ones! 
She was the winner all three days for the largest fish - although day three was a Northern, not a walleye.  They each took home over 10 lbs of walleye and some wonderful memories. 
They slept at the Governor's Inn in town and enjoyed the continental breakfast each morning.  We packed ham sandwiches for lunch, and saved a couple of fresh walleye to broast at Spring Creek each night.  Life was good! 

Coach is back!

Coach Gary and his cronies were back for another round of walleye fishing!  

We caught a lot of little fish and some very nice "over 20s".  

Well, ok, let's be honest, Bob caught some nice walleye.  The rest of us just tried to take notes and learn! I did play the net man and helped get them in the boat safely, but Bob did all the work this trip!

They still ate good while they were here and took some fish home to share.  Good to see you again, boys!

The Grandsons take Grandpa John fishing

The Richards boys helped me take John and this 3 grandsons from Creston, IA fishing for 3 days.  We had a lot of fun catching walleye (and a few bass.)  

We toured the whole area as we searched for a good spot out of the wind. We spend one day at West Bend, one day at Chantier Creek, and one day up around Spring Creek.

Fishing was good everywhere we went, but they are still biting soft.  You definitely have to be paying attention.

My Grandpa and I do a lot of things together.
But fishing with my Grandpa is the best ever.
I love going to the lake when the sky is all blue.
I love riding in my Grandpa's boat too.
The next trip to the lake, I don't want to miss.
Just being with my Grandpa is better than catching fish.

No worries there, we got to spend time with Grandpa AND catch fish!


Happy Memorial Day!

We had a fantastic Memorial weekend on Lake Oahe with family and friends.  A crowd of Iowans from back home came up for fishing and fun. Some were old friends, some were new friends.  We fished, we drank, we ate.   

The weather threatened storms, but it held off until dark and we had some great days on the water. We had walleye, northern, salmon and white bass in the boats at one time or another.  

A good time was had by everyone.

Spring Creek Resort & Marina was a great host.  We sat out on the balcony and enjoy the evenings with dinner and drinks. 

The Outpost Lodge provided their Sportman's Den that had plenty of room for everyone to have a bed, get a good nights rest and be prepared for another day on the water.

We caught plenty of fish and had a great picnic/fish fry on Sunday evening with the whole gang and some neighbors too.

Kyle caught his first South Dakota Walleye - and even though it was too cold and windy to go wake boarding - had a great weekend.  

On Saturday, Teresa caught her largest Walleye -- 25 inches. 

On Sunday, she topped that with a 27 inch walleye.

Kevan and Bob earned bragging rights too.

Two of those beauties were dropped off at Wildlife Unlimited to be mounted. 

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