Guide To Fishing At Lake Poinsett
AKA: Poinsett Lake
Offering a wide range of fish species, and easy access to shoreline fishing, Lake Poinsett is an 7,900-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Stone Bridge. Over 16 miles of sandy or rocky shoreline await anglers fishing.
The lake boasts populations of bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, salmon and northern pike. Ice fishing for walleye, perch and crappie is popular in winter, and the fishing is considered good pretty much year round. Areas for fishing from the bank are available at the recreation areas, campgrounds and some open areas of shore around the lake. Lodging, restaurants and stores are all at, or nearby, the lake.
What to fish for...
Fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, orangespotted sunfish, white bass, yellow perch, Chinook salmon and northern pike at Lake Poinsett in South Dakota.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Poinsett
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Lake Poinsett Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Poinsett Campground 1 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off S Lake Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Lake Poinsett NE Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off 458th Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Lake Poinsett NW Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off NW Lake Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Lake Poinsett SW Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off US Highway 81, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Lake Poinsett State Recreation Area Campground - 605 983-5085
Lake Poinsett Camp Campground - 605 983-5547
Lake Poinsett Estates RV Park - 605 983-4607
Lake Poinsett SD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Poinsett State Recreation Area
45617 S Poinsett Dr
Arlington, SD 57212
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