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14.0 in. Rainbow Trout caught by Buddy Seiner fishing in Deerfield Lake in South Dakota on 03/01/08

Posted by South Dakota Tourism over 12 years ago

14.0 in. Rainbow Trout caught by Buddy Seiner fishing in Deerfield Lake in South Dakota on 03/01/08
14.0" Rainbow Trout caught by Buddy Seiner fishing on Saturday March 01, 2008 at 13:45 in Deerfield Lake near Hill City in Pennington County, South Dakota (SD), United States North America using a Small, white glow jig tipped with a wax worm

Late season ice fishing at it's best. Early March, Deerfield Reservoir, 50 degrees outside, and I was fishing in 40 ft of water. Trout were showing up all over on my vexilar, hitting anywhere from 5 ft down to 40 ft down. What a blast!

Most people aren't aware that rainbow trout can be some of the most entertaining fish to bring through the ice. Because they are cold water fish, they are active all year long, and with a fishing season that never closes, South Dakota is the perfect place to bag a few bow's or brookies. No wonder I never have to leave this state to experience great outdoor activities. :)

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Brandon Mabrey

great photo

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

David Adams

I am looking for one of thoes and a brown to complete my sportfish super slam for ice fishing! In VT i have only till sunday to do it...i am off to the hard water!

Posted by David Adams over 12 years ago

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Thanks again Albert! Caught a lot of smaller fish like this on that trip, but I go to that lake for the potential big boys. Four brook trout over 10 lbs were caught in Deerfield back in 2006. Didn't hear of anyone catching any that big this year, hopefully I'll change that next year!

Posted by South Dakota Tourism over 12 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

Hi Bud,
another nice fish and your format is consise and
interesting all in the same breath.

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 12 years ago

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