Join Tom and Nova Steinhouser at Platte Creek Lodge on beautiful Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River in Platte, South Dakota. Our river system has an abundant supply of walleye and small mouth bass, with an occasional Northern Pike smacking your line. The walleye that live in this river system range from 15" to 28", with a lot in the 16"-18" range, great eating fish.
Fish With Platte Creek
For your South Dakota walleye fishing trip we tend to either jig, drift with jigs or bottom bouncers, or troll crank baits to entice great fish. We fish how you like to, as it is your trip. Your guide will work with you to decide on what is working best at that time. In addition to catching fish your Platte Creek Guide will help show you the sites and share history of the mighty Missouri River. We will clean and vacuum seal your fish to allow your walleye to be as fresh as the day it was caught.
There is no question that the Missouri River is a great walleye fishery. This river has a lot to offer from deep trees, awesome mudflats, gravel pits and sunken islands throughout the entire system. Platte Creek Walleye Guide Service feels there is no better area between Chamberlain and Platte, South Dakota. The numbers of 1 to 3 pound walleyes caught here each year are staggering. We also have the possibility to land that trophy 8-9 pounder we all dream about. So come experience the excitement of catching walleye on the old Missouri River. Not only do we catch the walleye, but we specialize in teaching the skill that you will remember a lifetime.
The Missouri River was formed in the 1960’s by damming up the little Missouri River which turned into some of the finest walleye fishing in the world. The river opens up in early spring from being froze over during the winter. Sometimes as early as February or March fishermen come to fish with us, which is one or two months earlier than their normal fishing opener. Jig and minnows are key to success this time of year, 1/8,1/4, 3/8 oz jigs, topped with a minnow are killer.
The Chamberlain/Platte area has some of the best spawning areas in the entire river system, walleye swim upstream for miles to spawn in these fertile and warmer waters. After the spawn walleye will move out of their spawning beds and head south down river. Places like the White River, Boyers, Elm Creek, Keiners, Red Rocks, Two Johns, Platte -Winner Bridge, and Platte Creek are just a few places we fish for that incredible walleye.
May-June-July Walleyes at this time are traditionally caught on spinners and crawlers.
The Fall Bite - August, September, October, November
We have a great fall bite right here in the Platte area whether it will be the deep tree bite or a jig and minnow bite, this area again regains its legend as one of the best walleye bites around. Platte Creek Lodge and Walleye Guide Service has developed some of it’s own techniques to teach you and can almost guarantee limits everyday.
From first ice off to July, we offer guided trips for small mouth bass. This is the best kept secret on the Missouri River and very few anglers take advantage of this great fish. Incorporate a walleye/bass day on the river and enjoy the best of both worlds.
The fishing season here in the Chamberlain Platte area looks to be great once again. After ice fishing this area all winter, the fish are healthy and have lots of nice size to them. Can’t wait for open water! Overall view of this year is to expect another great year of fishing in the Platte Chamberlain area. Be sure to contact Platte Creek Lodge and Walleye Guide Service for all your fishing and lodging needs.
Platte Creek Lodge and Walleye guide Service has some of the finest guided fishing for walleye and small mouth bass up and down the Missouri River. Trips from one, two, or three days are available for either species. This is a fertile body of water with some of the largest fish per acre percentages in the world. Our catch rates can be 50-100 fish per day, and of course we practice good catch and release practice. You keep only the fish you want to take home with you.
Come and enjoy what God has created and leave with a longing to return for more. Our Guarantee to you - Whether you are a novice or experienced fisherman, Platte Creek Lodge and Walleye Guide Service is here for you. It can’t be about catching fish, it must be about the enjoyment of the water, the catch, the sunrise, the sunset, and just enjoying the beauty of God’s creations in nature. We encourage mothers and father, grandpas and grandmas to bring the kids fishing. They will have a blast and learn to appreciate and respect the great outdoors. Come as a guest and leave as family.