Fishermen catching limits near Mobridge, Pollock and Akaska

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By Kelsey Crouse –

It has been a great season for fishing in the Mobridge and surrounding areas this year. The weather has been perfect for the river. According to the July 8 South Dakota Missouri River Fishing/ hunting report provided by Great Lakes of SD Tourism Association, fisherman in Pollock, Mobridge and Akaska are catching their limits.

In the Pollock area fishing is going well with limits coming in. Anglers are catching the most fish in 10 to 25 feet of water. Most types of bait are working well – minnows, crawlers and leeches. Anglers have the choice of trying something new or using whatever makes them comfortable.

At Mobridge, fishing is also very good using crawlers and spinners or bouncers. Anglers are catching fish almost everywhere around the Mobridge area, in the 15 to 30 foot depths. Anglers are using bottom bouncers or spinners and crawlers. Right around Mobridge the bite has slowed a bit, but north and south of the city is going well.

At Akaska fishing is great with many anglers catching their limit of walleye. Anglers are using spinners with leeches and minnows in around 15 to 25 feet. Some anglers are pulling plugs and catching bigger fish. Lots of smaller fish are coming in, but they are catching a ton of fish and are able to get a good limit of the size they need. Crappies are hitting in this area also.

Although the report claims the bite has slowed down in Mobridge, MoRest Motel’s Kelly Kemnitz says she has not heard any complaints.

“Everyone is meeting their limits,” Kemnitz said, “The fish are small, but everyone is satisfied with the eight walleye limit.”

She also said that even though the fish are small, they are surprisingly healthy. Kemnitz is also happy with the amount of anglers this season. The MoRest Motel is currently housing a large group of fisherman and the traffic is constant.

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