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Hi, I am Kyle Schweer, a South Dakota Fishing Guide with more than 20 years of angling experience. I started fishing the waters of the Glacial Lakes Region of South Dakota at a very young age, and have a passion for everything outdoors. I am a tournament fisherman competing in the upper midwest. (Check out my facebook page to see where I am fishing next.) I take great pride in being a knowledgeable and friendly guide that strives to make each guided trip a great experience for every client.

My goal is to put you in the best position for a successful catch. I fish these lakes regularly and combine my intuition with some of the best fishing equipment on the market to help you find success.

While a great experience is the key focus, I offer more. You will leave your day on the water, with the knowledge to make all your future trips more enjoyable. I will share my knowledge of where to find the fish, the best presentations (equipment) to use, and how to understand the information from the electronics.

Let me handle everything. The boat, gear, fishing, safety, where to go, what to use… the list goes on. When you hire me as a guide all you should need to do is FISH! Take the stress out of your next fishing trip and enjoy your experience, “It’s what we do”.

Kyle Schweer


Waubay Lake, Big Stone Lake, Bitter Lake, Pickerel Lake, Lake Thompson , Enemy Swim and Lake Poinsett. Including many other lakes too multiple to list, we are constantly fishing different water to put you on the best action, during our open water or hard water guided Snobear trips.


Spin Casting: Lead-head jigs, plastics, spinners, crankbaits, jerkbaits, and plugs
Bait Fishing: Night crawlers, minnows, chubs, and leeches
Trolling: Bottom bouncers and plugs

We use multiple different types of rigging, from slip corks to pulling plugs on lead core line. The style of fishing can vary depending on the time of year, weather and species you prefer to chase. If you would like to target a certain species, please contact us so we can help line up the best trip possible.


Enjoy your open water trip in our Ranger 621FS powered by Mercury, fully outfitted with the latest Garmin Electronics including Panoptix Livescope, also equipped with bow mount Minn Kota trolling motor. We use multiple different types of rods & reel set-ups, and have a large assortment of tackle to put you on, and keep you on the fish.

We are now offering ice fishing trips in our SnoBears, fully outfitted with Garmin Panoptix Livescope, Vexilar and underwater camera. Never mind the weather that a blustery cold winter can throw at us, enjoy your trip with us in all the comforts the Snobear has to offer.


Equipment we proudly recommend!

Garmin Panoptix
Garmin® Panoptix
Mercury Pro Team
St. Croix Rods

Northeast Glacial Lakes

Most Popular Fishing Species



In early spring Walleyes are most commonly targeted by pitching jigs tipped with live bait, or plastics. As the water temps begin to rise and the fish transition to deeper water, our tactics generally switch to trolling spinners with live bait and pulling plugs. When the cooler weather rolls in and the lakes ice starts to form the best fishing is always found with a live bait tipped jig.

SIZE: 1 to 10 lbs
Habitats: River, Lake


Bluegills can be targeted year round using live bait under a slip cork set-up, these aggressive panfish are often part of the bag while using the same rig set-ups to catch Walleyes.

SIZE: 0.5 to 2lbs
Habitats: River, Lake, Backcountry


My favorite way to chase crappies is pulling jig heads tipped with a minnow when the water temps are warm. They can also be caught year round near structure with a slip cork set-up or jig with live bait.

SIZE: 0.5 to 2lbs
Habitats: River, Lake

Perch (Yellow)

Perch are often caught along with multiple other species, while targeting walleyes year round. They are most often pursued in the warm waters of summer, and through the ice using jigs tipped with live bait. At times you just never know what is at the end of line, while fishing in the Glacial Lakes Region.

SIZE: 0.5 - 2lbs
Habitats: River, Lake, Backcountry
South Dakota Walleye


Open Water Fishing

We offer full day and half day open water fishing trips. Open water packages are based on a minimum of two anglers per boat, and start at $550 (full day for two anglers). Our boats can comfortably and safely fish up to four anglers. If you have additional anglers that would like to enjoy the experience there would be an additional fee of $100 per person, $50 discount applies for ages 15 and under (2 adult minimum charge per group).

Snobear Ice Fishing

We offer full day ice fishing trips. SnoBear packages starting at $250 per angler (full day) $50 discount applies for ages 15 and under (2 adult minimum charge per SnoBear group) up to 3 anglers in each Snobear.

Or bring your own gear and fish out of a hard side shack, rates are listed below. Fish cleaning is not included with shack rental.

All guided trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle, bait and fish cleaning service. No matter the time of year, we will supply the equipment to make your trip a success. We work with a number of other top guides, so if you have a larger group, with notice we can certainly accommodate you. This is your day so let us know if you have any special requests and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you!

We will pick your group up from your choice of lodging in the Milbank area, and return after the trip. Feel free to call to discuss lodging choices in the area, we will be glad to help set up your accommodations if desired.

  • Full Day Trips: 8 Hours
  • Half Day Trips: 4 Hours

What do YOU need to bring?

  • Current fishing license - purchase license HERE
  • Proper clothing (warm or cold)
  • Rain gear, camera, sunglasses, lunch/beverages
  • Cooler to transport your catch, and sunblock

Guided Fishing Prices

Our guided fishing pricing is the same fishing anywhere inside the South Dakota Glacial Lakes Region.

25% deposit required when booking, please make us aware of anglers 15 and under so we can apply the discounts.

*Deposits are fully refundable if notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the scheduled trip, or if we are unable to fish due to weather (at guides discretion).

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6 months ago

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***Event Announcement***
Join us for a day of heated ice fishing in a Snobear on Big Stone Lake with staff member Garth Haukos and Tight Linz Fishing.

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8 months ago

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Happy Thanksgiving!
To all of past, present and future anglers. We are prepping the SnoBears and impatiently waiting for ice.
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