Custer State Park Ponds, SD

Custer State Park

Outing Information

Date
Start/End Time
9:30AM to 4:30 PM
Best Fishing Time
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Rating
Good
Classification
Public
Water Temp
-
Water Clarity
Stained - 1' to 3' visibility
Water Level
-
User
Paul Stabile

Fish Caught

Chub

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
5 9" #18 Rust KIP's Nymph
1 9½" #14 Black Woolly Bugger
6 9.08"

Bluegill

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 10" #14 Black Woolly Bugger
1 10"
Total: 7 fish

Weather

SkiesMorningAfternoonEvening
Mostly Sunny X
Cloudy X
Precipitation
None X X X
Wind
Light - 5 to 10 knots X X
Medium - 10 to 15 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
53.0°F / 68.0°F
Wind Direction
NE
Weather Front
Today preceded a front.
Barometer
-
Moon Phase
71% Full (Waning gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.

Hatches

  • 4 4 Gray Drake Ephemeroptera Siphlonurus

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

Don Polavich

Waypoints

No waypoints were saved with this outing.

Notes

Wind blew all day. We fished two ponds in Custer State Park and French Creek.
Caught small rainbows in the pond. Caught the Creek Chub, in French Creek and caught the Bkuegill in Stockade Lake. Don, took the picture of me with the near record Creek Chub.
My dog Kenia, ran all day, was in and out of the water, gathered burrs and mud, big time. He like to spot fish and when he does, he barks until I cast to them. On one occasion I caught a rainbow and when the hooh was removed it fliped onto the ground, Kenia, picked it up and gentaly held it as if he was retrieving a bird, Kenia, is a Cavlier King Charles.