Trout Fishing the Dakotas

July 1, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Dick Willis writes about the various opportunities for trout in North and South Dakota, including the streams of the Black Hills, the Missouri River, and the many lakes that dot the countryside. “Lightning, a round-shaped lake along McClusky Canal, isn’t large. When full it is about 18 acres and is nearly 24 feet deep, but it is a rich prairie lake with a good food supply for trout. They grow to 25 inches there, with quite a few fish running 20 inches long.” In Great Plains Game & Fish magazine.