Lake Francis Case
Lake Francis Case is the large, gently winding reservoir behind Fort Randall Dam on the Missouri River in south-central South Dakota. The lake has an area of 102,000 acres and a maximum depth of 140 feet. Lake Francis Case covers just over 100 miles and has a shoreline of 540 miles.
The rolling prairie terrain surrounding along Lake Francis Case is a peaceful paradise for outdoors enthusiasts, while the reservoir itself is home to all kinds of water recreation. Species of fish in the reservoir include walleye, northern pike, sauger, sunfish, yellow perch, common carp, black bullhead, channel catfish and smallmouth bass.
The walleye is the targeted game fish. This reservoir is packed full of feisty
walleyes just right for eating. It seems like no matter if you are a jig and a minnow, bottom bouncer or a plug puller you are going to catch fish. And when the wind is blowing, there’s usually a ramp located where an angler can still get on the water to find fish.
If you have never been fishing on Francis Case, you need to put it on your bucket list. The fishing is great and the views along the 100 miles of lake are amazing.