New South Dakota Smallmouth Bass Record


New State Smallmouth Record

Hey smallie fans! Just wanted to give you a heads up on this new state record smallmouth bass that was caught on October 26th. 2013, by Derek Valnes.

He caught this amazing smallie weighing 7 lbs even on Horseshoe Lake in South Dakota, beating the previous record by 5 ounces.

Smallmouth bass fishing continues to get bigger and bigger and more popular than ever. It seems that 5 to 7 lb smallies are being reported more and more frequently however, we haven’t seen a real close challenge to the world record smallie caught in 1955 on Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee. You can hear about that story here: click

The fight, the spirit and the availability of smallmouth bass in lakes, rivers and streams make them an awesome fish to pursue.

Horseshoe Lake

Horseshoe Lake is a 500 acre lake located in Codington County South Dakota and is well known in the area for its smallmouth bass. It also has a nice largemouth bass population.

Take a look at this map and the crazy number of lakes around here. These northern midwest states have some amazing opportunities for smallmouth bass fishing.

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Let us know if you are a smallie angler in South Dakota and what your favorite lake to fish is.
Tight Lines!

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