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

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!

Healthy Lake Oahe Walleyes

Healthy Lake Oahe Walleyes

The walleye on Lake Oahe are looking very healthy this year. This young angler caught his biggest walleye so far. A 25 incher today weighing over 5 pounds. His Grampa followed up with a nice northern pike.

 

First Lake Oahe Limit

First Lake Oahe Limit

Picked up our first limit of walleye this season on Lake Oahe pitching jigs in 2-6 feet of water back in the Cheyenne River. Water is very dirty and bites were very light. Our largest walleye was 19 inches.

 

Lake Oahe Walleye

West Bend, Lake Sharpe report for May 14th, 2019

West Bend, Lake Sharpe report for May 14th, 2019

Fabulous weather but the West Bend bite is getting slower. Most of the fish have finished their spawn and must be recovering. Matt and Nancy from Wasilla, Alaska hired me to take them out today. They have a real nice motor home and are traveling through the states. We had a great time visiting and enjoying the weather, but the bite was slow to none compared to last week.

Re-planting CRP in Winter frozen ground

Re-planting CRP in Winter frozen ground

We are lacking broad leaf in our CRP nesting ground.  Broad leafs like alfalfa and clover are important to provide bugs for early nesting pheasant chicks.  We have good grasses now and we mixed alfalfa with the grass mix when we planted in 2015 but it didn’t come up.  Either poor seed or planted too deep.  Alfalfa and clover like to be planted around 1/2′ deep.  Our no-till drills we use have a hard time planting that shallow.  That’s why I’m replanting now while the grounds froze hopefully to keep it shallow allowing for a finish depth of 1/2′ or 3/4′ deep.  Should work.  The soil around the blade tracks should wash a little from snowmelt and rains this winter to cover what seed left exposed.  Hopefully everything pops up when the soil warms up next spring…  Just in time for nesting!