Fishing in the Platte Area
 
 





 

People of all ages enjoy fishing in the Platte area.  The local lakes and the Missouri River provide abundant fishing opportunities.

 

     

Success is almost a sure bet in the Platte area!

 

Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River is an excellent year round fishery not limited to just spring and summer.  In fact some of the finest fishing and least pressure is in the fall and winter.  As the air and water temperatures cool in the fall, the walleyes return to the shallows.  With the many colors of the turning foliage and the crisp fall air, a September-October fishing trip may be the most enjoyable fishing  you may ever experience.

 

Boat landing at Snake Creek Recreation Area on Lake Francis Case

Hey "grumpy old men' don't have to go to Minnesota to ice fish!  One of the best kept secrets is the winter fishing experiences available both on the Missouri River and the area ponds and lakes.  There just isn't much better eating than those fish caught in the crystal clear cold water of winter.  Surprisingly, some of our nicest days are found in January and February when the humidity levels and wind speeds are low.  Prairie Skies is the perfect place to base those fishing trips from, especially with our ample parking, electrical hook ups, hot tub, and fireplace.

Fish species available in the Platte area are walleye, sauger, northern pike, catfish, white bass, crappie, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bluegills, carp, and bullheads.  Rainbow and brown trout are available below the Fort Randall Dam at Pickstown (about 30 miles from Platte).  Click here for a breakdown of the fish species in Lake Francis Case.  Boat launching is available at the Snake Creek, Platte Creek, and North Wheeler Recreation Areas.

For information about fishing regulations contact the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks.

 


 

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