As winter has given way to spring, so has the ice given way to the suns bright rays. Below our giant, earthen dams on the Missouri River, the water is now flowing freely, and boats are now appearing on the water. Soon the reservoirs above the dams will be free from their icy grip and spring fishing will be in full swing.
The glacial lakes and prairie regions of South Dakota will also be melting very quickly, allowing for the water recreation and fishing to continue throughout the summer. For fisherman, this is a great time of year to catch northern pike, and walleye. This is also a great time to get the boat out of storage and enjoy the warmer days of spring.
Ice out in South Dakota is a time when life returns to all bodies of water. It returns in the form of birds, turtles, fish, amphibians, and of course us. This is the time of year to enjoy sunshine, open water, and ice….in our coolers.