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Any lakes I can fish on shore from in South Dakota to catch White Bass?

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what part of the state are you going to be in?

Or are you making a special trip to any lake in SD that has a good population of white bass?

Any lake with a good population for shore fishing. I want to plan a vacation to SD and fish.

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here is a link that will provide stocking reports:


The only lake on there that specifies is Family Park on the edge of Sioux Falls. That's a very small lake that doesn't even allow boats its only shore fishing. Honestly I wouldn't make a trip from out of state just to fish that lake.

here is a separate link that shows netting results conducted by the SD GFP:


I would say your best bet is Brandt, Poinsett or the Missouri river below the Pierre dam but even those as you can see on the Brandt report don't have many white bass.

Good luck

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Last fall I was fishing from shore on Poinsett and the guy next to me went 17 casts with a white bass on every cast. That certainly is not the norm but there are white bass in most lakes in SD. If it were me, I would go to Oahe and fish the windy side, especially if fishing from shore.

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They were hammering them off the dock at lake Thompson a couple weeks back. I am sure you could drill them off the rocks along the campground shoreline.

I would also suggest fishing the state park side on thompson. get into some nice pike and walleye as well.

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