Pactola Reservoir

Pennington - South Dakota


  • 33 catches

  • 215 followers

  • 3 spots

Pactola Lake is the largest reservoir in the Black Hills of South Dakota and is created by the Pactola Dam. At the bottom of Pactola Lake is the submerged town of Pactola, an old mining camp and site of several military bivouacs during the original settle...

Find Local Fishing Spots on the Interactive Map!

or
*Used to locate nearby fishing activity


By signing up with Fishidy you accept the User Terms and Privacy Policy.

Pactola Reservoir Fishing Reports

Recently shared catches and fishing spots

  1. Details: 15 in. Rainbow Trout

  2. Details: 2 lb. 15 in. Brown Trout with a Bullhead minnow

    Caught in 10' of water about 2' off of bottom , ice was only 3" thick in spots.

  3. Details: 35 in. Northern Pike with a Shiner

    Caught in 20' of water, about 3' off the bottom

  4. 25 lb laker

    25 lb. 8 oz. 40 in. Lake Trout

    1. Donald Smith 0
      Nice looking fish there Steven.
    2. Steven Cessna 0
      caught and released for the next guy.
    3. Tony Callies 0
      Awesome Laker! Bet that one didn't want to come up to the surface... That'll get you some fish dinners for a while!
    4. Ed Gerken 0
      What a humdinger! Is that going on the wall or on a platter?
    5. WOW,beautiful laker. love the color, healthy fish. Nice catch.
    6. View full conversation
  5. Caught 2 nice Lakers.

    24 in. Lake Trout with a Jigging Rap

  6. 4lb test ul jig rod

    Lake Trout with a 1/16oz grub

    1. Jeff Bodnar 0
      It was released
    2. Donald Smith 0
      Nice catch Jeff
    3. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice man!!
    4. View full conversation
  7. Rainbow Trout with a 1/16oz grub

    1. Jeff Bodnar 0
      Thank you. It's still swimming
    2. Donald Smith 0
      Nice looking fish Jeff.
    3. View full conversation
  8. Lake Trout with a clam flutter leach

    1. Jeff Bodnar 0
      I smoked one last year. Pretty fatty fish. Caught hell for keeping it, so I just CPR the Lakers. On he'll of a fight on ice jigging equip.
    2. Ed Gerken 0
      Nice! It was a decent day here in the Hills after all the minus temps. How do you prepare a big boy like that? Fish On!
      -Ed
    3. View full conversation
  9. Lake Trout with a Clam leech spoon

    1. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Hefty lake trout! Congrats!!
    2. Jeff Bodnar 0
      Thank you. 32" 16lb. 4lb test through an 8" hole. Many scary moments.
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      WOW.. NOW THATS A LAKER!! NICE CATCH JEFF!
    4. View full conversation

Find more fishing reports in South Dakota


  • Sheridan Lake

    Shore fishing or boat fishing…you can do it all at Sheridan Lake. A premiere perch destination in the Black Hills.

    Followers
    146
    Catches
    11
    Spots
    3

  • Belle Fourche Reservoir (Orman Dam)

    Belle Fourche Reservoir has water surface area of 8,000 acres when full. This reservior is used as water storage for local irrigation, but provides a solid fishery to anglers.

    Followers
    136
    Catches
    10
    Spots
    3

  • Deerfield Reservoir

    No Wake Restriction Lake - Deerfield Reservoir provides opportunities to fish for brook, splake and rainbow trout.

    Followers
    63
    Catches
    10
    Spots
    1

  • Curlew Lake

    Curlew Lake is a 136 acre lake located in Meade County. It is owned and managed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

    Followers
    32
    Catches
    1
    Spots
    0

Loading...