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Fishing At Lake Poinsett

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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.

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 for 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.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Poinsett

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Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Spotted Sunfish White Bass Yellow Perch Chinook salmon Northern pike

Lake Poinsett Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES

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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

Contact Information
Lake Poinsett State Recreation Area
45617 S Poinsett Dr
Arlington, SD 57212
605 983-5085

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