This is one day last year, and this is the goal for the first day of this year.
How sweet it is.
Lord help me to catch a fish so large that even I in the tell of it never need to lie…
Lake Francis Case is the large, gently winding reservoir behind Fort Randall Dam on the Missouri River in south-central South Dakota. The Fort Randall Dam is the earth embankment dam forming Lake Francis Case in south-central South Dakota.
The dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944. The Corps of Engineers began construction of Fort Randall Dam in 1946. President Dwight D. Eisenhower threw the switch that started the first power generating unit in 1954. The entire project was completed in 1956 with a maximum depth of 140 feet. Lake Francis Case covers just over 100 miles and has a shoreline of 540 miles.
I have quit counting the number of times we have fished this reservoir. The goal is walleye and while not big, they are in abundance with sizes in the 16 to 17 inch range. That size of fish produces an excellent fillet, and meat is what it is ultimately all about.