Dave Spaid Guiding

South Dakota's Finest Hunting and Fishing Trips

Welcome to Dave Spaid Guiding, Spaid Farms, South Dakota Walleye Fishing & Pheasant Hunting Guide Trips

South Dakota's Finest Hunting and Fishing Trips

Welcome to Dave Spaid Guiding, Spaid Farms, South Dakota Walleye Fishing & Pheasant Hunting Guide Trips

South Dakota's Finest Hunting and Fishing Trips

Welcome to Dave Spaid Guiding, Spaid Farms, South Dakota Walleye Fishing & Pheasant Hunting Guide Trips

(605) 222-5009

(605) 222-5009

(605) 222-5009

 

US Coast Guard Master Captain 50GT
Certified CPR and First Aid
Local resident with 30+ years guiding experience
Guided SD Fishing and Hunting Trips

 

 

US Coast Guard Master Captain 50GT
Certified CPR and First Aid
Local resident with 30+ years guiding experience
Guided SD Fishing and Hunting Trips

 

 

US Coast Guard Master Captain 50GT
Certified CPR and First Aid
Local resident with 30+ years guiding experience
Guided SD Fishing and Hunting Trips

 

Guiding Reports and Photos

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We hope you enjoy our Hunting and Fishing Report.  We invite you to return often to see the new images and reports that we add throughout the season! Even better – contact us and let’s plan a trip!

Oahe Salmon

Oahe Salmon

We got these two first thing yesterday morning down below my house on Lake Oahe. They are running around 5 pounds apiece. What a beautiful day. We had another one on that bent the rod down like a snag. It was hard to get out of the rod holder. After clearing the other two rods and hitting the boat out towards deeper water we fought the fish for about four minutes and he let go. Got another one after that. Enough for a nice meal for all of us.

Fish are biting in Pierre

Fish are biting in Pierre

This year with no rain or snow the water is really clear which is great. The bite varies from pitching jigs on the sandbars around Pierre in 5 to 8 feet versus jigging for walleye down south and west bend at 30 to 40 feet. Nice days with no wind are the best this time of year.

Winter is here

Winter is here

We had 8 to 12 inches of snow on the ground and it’s hard to get anywhere. Hundreds of pheasants are wintered up in the trees for the rest of the winter. We will start feeding them probably after the first of the year. The snow has crusted up all the cornfields and it looks we’re in for another one. My friend Jim from Montana came out and brought his great dogs for a winter hunt. He’s a lot tougher than I am trudging through crusty snow. His dogs toenails were bleeding some from the sharp snow as well. We left them alone in the tree belts and found just enough birds feeding in the snow filled hunting strips to get his limit each day.

 

Elk Hunt in New Mexico

Elk Hunt in New Mexico

One of the nicest gifts from my clients in 31 years of guiding. I was invited to go on a late season private ranch tag elk hunt with them in New Mexico. Everyone shot nice decent bulls. We saw tons of elk. It was a hunt of a lifetime and lots of fun!

South Dakota Deer Hunts

South Dakota Deer Hunts

Sara got a decent buck opening weekend, not as big as the one she got last year but she only had two days to hunt and she was able to fill her tag. Michaela and Kyle hunted all three weekends and Michaela shot this beauty just south of the farm and Kyle got a doe the last weekend. Congrats to both.

20 Years of Friendship

20 Years of Friendship

This photo represents my last group and over 20 years of friendship between us. We need to get the younger generations interested in hunting. 12 years old is the minimum age to hunt in South Dakota for non-residents. This year I had two. One was younger than that and couldn’t buy a license

Alaska Group

Alaska Group

Our Alaska group enjoyed a blast and cast trip last week. The weather was a little cold and windy at times. Everyone shot lots of birds and at least caught one or two walleye. The river current in Pierre has gotten up to 92000 CFS and we are done fishing this year until it goes back down.