Ice fishing

Brush Up Before Heading Out On The Ice

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The recent temps have been a ‘kind’ reminder that winter is on it’s way. One of the most popular past-times during the colder months is ice-fishing. If you need to brush up on safety reminders, or update your equipment before heading out on the ice, you’re in luck. The Dakota Angler Ice Fishing Institute will once…

Ice Fishing is Safe Amid Warmer Temperatures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Warm days are few and far between during the winter months, so we cherish them when we can. But what effect is the warmer weather having on a popular winter sport? In the thick of winter the ice on area bodies of water might not be as thick. “Generally this time of year the sun doesn’t have…

Ice Fishing Season Lasting Longer Than Last Year’s

HARTFORD, S.D. – For fishermen and women, nothing warms their harm more than the cold. “They just love to be out on the ice and fishing and the longer they can do it the better and this year’s been a great year for them,” said Jeremy Rakowicz of South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks. This year has been longer and…

Over 700 People Gather at Catfish Bay for Ice Fish Fest 2018

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Over 700 people sat in the middle of the frozen Catfish Bay for Ice Fish Fest 2018. This is the seventh annual fundraiser to raise money for the Catfish Bay water ski team. it’s their biggest year yet.   Founder Jim Bruns says a combination like ice and fishing go together fairly well “Basically you drill a hole,…

Frigid Temps Beneficial For Ice Fishing

Frigid Temps Beneficial For Ice Fishing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — These negative temperatures might be taking a toll on many of us in the Sioux empire, but they’re good for at least one thing — ice fishing. From December to nearly March South Dakota lakes are packed with those hoping to score a perch, northern pike or walleye. With a few straight days of negative temperatures, you…

4th Largest Ice Fishing Show Coming To Sioux Falls Arena

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – While we are still enjoying that late-summer heat, tourism officials have their eyes set on an entirely different season and the activities that go along with it. It was announced today the 9th annual Dakota Angler’s Ice institute will take over the Sioux Falls arena this year. The institute features the latest and greatest in the…

Safety Tips For Ice Fishing Trips

National Weather Service Says Ice Formation Best For Fishing Seen In A Long Time.

The tents are coming up, the augers are coming out and ice fishing season is getting underway. Having a complete gear checklist, however, doesn’t mean fishermen are set. Todd Heitkamp, Owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, said ice is “unpredictable” by nature and anyone planning on going on top of the surface should heed caution. “There’s safety recommendation as…