Mansland Lodge

Mansland Lodge


Fishing report for Akaska, we have been fishing for 5 days now, today June 6th was definitely the best we saw!! As water temps are rising, we moved in form 40 foot fishing depth to catching a full limit, including a huge 28” eye in 2 foot to 8 foot of water. You will not need to go far from the boat dock to do this, work wind swept points and bays, we used bottom bouncers and a hook tipped with a minnow, and casted flicker shads all the way to the bank ( that worked best). Don’t be afraid to pitch jigs the same way, we watched it work. Remember, the early bird gets the worm!
Another PB for the left seat “power angler “ today. Great job Grant Weberg
Great place to stay and accommodations are too notch. Fishing has been good at the Pollock area The further North u go is the best with water clarity and water temps. Good luck yah all. PM me if you need specifics
VERY nice lodge.
Thanks for the invite!

Man's Land Lodge in Akaska is the premier hunting and fishing experience to be had in South Dakota. Hunt or fish all day then come home to luxury.

The hunting and fishing mecca of middle South Dakota.

Jayson Heesch’s last fishing trip before the snow comes... nice catch! Have you booked your next trip to Mansland? Ice fishing won’t be long! Message us today!

Our guests are finding some fish this week!

Even though the bite has slowed down, we were able to catch some really nice walleyes this week. If you put the time in and keep hitting multiple points, eventually you’ll run into a pod of active fish.

Registered to fish in the SD Walleye Classic next weekend? Just want to come out to take in the festivities? We have lodging available!

‼️Happy 4th of July‼️
🇺🇸Independence Day🇺🇸

📷: Dakotagraph

We can’t put the weekend behind us without a shout-out to this lady! Wanda Schaefer is one of the friendliest people you’ll meet in Akaska! And on Saturday, she took her boat out on it’s maiden voyage! On Sunday, she and her sister were out again and reeled in all these nice keepers!! She sure is giving all these fisherMEN a run for their money! Super proud of you, girl!

Wrapped up a fun fishing weekend in Akaska on Saturday afternoon with the day two Iwegian weigh-in!

First place were our guests, Brad Hansen & Bill Glover, w/ a two-day total of over 4️⃣0️⃣#️⃣
‼️Congrats on the win, guys ‼️

This was the 19th Annual Iwegian Tourney, with twenty teams entered. This year, our Akaska Iwegians donated $1500 to the remodeling of our church parsonage. They held tournament events at Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop and Linda's Supper Club. We sure appreciate them spending time not only at Mansland, but in Akaska! It’s great for our little fishing community to have our Iowa visitors each summer!

Several of our guests found the bite all week and brought some pigs in! The bite is still awesome; we’re getting reports of limits and big fish from others, too. We have openings for July... lodging, guiding, package deals... check out our website and give us a call!

Bill Glover Brad Hansen John Brookbank Jason Lee Tim Hauser Brandi Jean Glanzer

Several teams brought in big fish today... and we’re especially excited for those who are staying with us! Even the big slimy Northern! Scroll thru all the pics to see the leader board after day one of the 19th Annual Iwegian Tourney!

Just a couple of the 18” ‘eyes caught this morning in the bay! The fish are biting!

Our lodges are full this weekend with guests fishing in the Annual Iwegian Tournament... They launched at 8:30 this morning for day one. Weigh-ins start at 4:00 at Swan Creek. Check back for updates and pictures!

Mobridge Outdoors

In case you missed it, here are the results from our friends to the South. Lake Oahe is on FIRE🎣🎣🔥🔥 right now!

It’s been a fun week full of guests at our lodges! Over twenty of Bruce’s family and friends surprised him with a great stay and awesome fishing! Did you know we can accommodate groups of all sizes?!?

June fishing has been just amazing... and just like last summer, we expect the July and August bite to be hot too!

We have still have a few dates open, and there are some fun events coming up in Akaska!
*July 3rd is the 21st annual Independence Day Celebration
*July 18-20th is the SD Walleye Classic tournament

Book your stay today!

What a fun weekend on the river!
Fishing creates awesome family memories!
Our lodging and guides guarantee a great experience!
Book your trip today!

Just like we were hoping, the walleye bite has been hot! Last week, our guests from Sioux Falls reeled in this nice 6.5# ‘eye! While Jim found the nice walleye, his buddy Mark snagged the big cat!
📷: Jon Bosch

Yesterday, our guide Collin took a group from MN out of Swan. They had a great day, beautiful weather and caught some nice fish! Kenzie, who is quickly becoming one of our most-returned guests, is all smiles after her catch! This group is out again today so stay tuned for more pictures!
📷: Priscilla Jayne Vander Vorst

Reports are that boats are having no problem filling their boxes with limits, and many good size walleyes are coming in! And you can’t help but notice that scenery in the background! We love our Lake Oahe views!

Be sure to follow Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop’s page for pictures and reports as well!

Want to get in on this? Give us a call!

Oahe Wings & Walleyes

So after a good day in not such fun conditions. We are looking at a rain cloud coming in and we need 1 more walley for our limit. Dennis the head cheese says 1 short is much better than wet and cold. So we all start reeling in and Beau grabs his casting rod and says "Dad I will get the last one." As I put away the last rod he says " got him, get the net." Well after some pics and Beaus personal best walleye. We still came in 1 short...She lives to fight another day.

Loebs Lake Oahe Guide Service

Fishing on Oahe continues to be hot in the northern reaches from pollock north to the st line. Most fish are coming in 10-20' depending on the day and wave action. Water continues to clear up in the bays and water temps are anywhere from 65 to nearly 70 in some bays. Best presentations have been rigging crawlers on slow death and spinners along with cranks, some anglers are still doing well with jigs and minnows at times. Lots of anglers are reporting 50-100 fish days so get your friends and family together and make northern Oahe your next fishing destination !!

Our guests are the BEST! Thank you for this awesome report! The walleye are biting! What are you waiting for?!!? Book your trip today!

Bob's Resort

11.8# walleye reeled in by Bruce today!

Oahe Wings & Walleyes

Well the bite finally seems to be making a turn for the better. After a grind the last week the fish have started moving shallow. Besides some better walleyes the small mouths have fired up to.

That young sportsman’s smile makes our day!!

We have a couple openings left in June; give us a call or message us today!

Tim Hauser

It was a successful weekend of fishing out of both Swan Creek and West Pollock!

Anglers are using minnows and crawlers.
Flicker shad #7. 26 fow 2.3 mph racy shad and purple tiger. They are full of shrimp They are laying on the bottom feeding. Bigger fish are at 35-45 ft. Water is 56-58 deg. Until the high water and cool temps subside, they won’t come up shallow. We had several males that were milking yet. Rocky shorelines and steep drop offs is the key.

The walleye bite on upper Lake Oahe is definitely on! Book your trip today!

Check out the video our guests from last weekend sent us!
We’d love to see your photos and videos too!
Message us!
Thinking about a trip?
We still have a few open spots in June!
Give us a call!

One of our guests from this past weekend sent us this video!
We’d love to see your photos and videos too!
Message us!
Thinking about a trip? We have a few spots open in June!
Give us a call!

Wrapping up walleye fishing, day two!
We reeled in more fish than we could count and ended up with some nice keepers!

We’re rippin’ lips again today! 27.5”

Catch and release!

What a day on Lake Oahe!
Three catches of a lifetime among our group!!
➡️ 31”
➡️ 30”
➡️ 30.5”
All our boats reeled in a bunch of keepers!
Nothing beats the Missouri River walleye bite!

South Dakota Missouri River Tourism
Tim Hauser

Even though we’d like to see less of the rain and cool temps, we are loving all the walleye we’re getting into!! And we’d love to get you into them too! We still have a few openings in May and June... message or call us today!

All the fish in these photos were caught in the last five days!

Tim Hauser

The walleye bite is definitely on!
We have dates open around June 1st!
Give us a call!

Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop

❗️These girls were on the fish yesterday❗️
We had reports of walleyes like the ones pictured and also several small ones. The walleye bite is definitely picking up and several nice size Northerns were caught as well!

✅ Monday night means BINGO at the Tav!
Calling starts at 7:00pm

You want don’t to miss a chance to try the unique & delicious blend of flavors on our
Steak & Honey Flatbread! $9.95


Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop

The Northern bite has been awesome! Several local anglers were on the shore throughout the week. One of these was 20lbs, 44”!

The Walleye bite is picking up too! A few boats battled the wind yesterday to catch some nice size ‘eyes. The four walleye were caught in the bay and Dave Heuer caught his in the Moreau.

We have plenty of smelt and minnows in our bait shop, along with tackle (try a blue or purple on the walleye!) and all your c-store needs.

Saturday night is PRIME RIB NIGHT at the Tav, so come in for the most delicious & tender prime rib around! $24.95 includes baked potato and salad bar!

Winter is finally over, the bite is coming on, head to Akaska!


Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop


Thank you Focused Outdoor Promotions, Dennis Foster and Jason Ewert for this awesome promotion of our little community!

Oahe Wings & Walleyes
Mansland Lodge

Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop

It is with tremendous sadness we offer our prayers and condolences to John A Bader’s family and friends with the news of his passing.

We will miss seeing him in Akaska, at the Tav and on the River he loved... it just won’t be the same around here without him.

“When we get to heaven,
God will know just what we like,
he’s got a lake just for me
in my sweet by and by.
I’ll have a silver boat that sparkles
It’ll be lined with fleece of white
I’ll have a rod and reel that’s made of gold
And the fish will always bite...
When I’m fishing, fishing in the sky”

Successful Turkey Hunt this past weekend!
Contact Tim:

Early morning turkey hunt!

Fish on!
Get your trip planned and booked with us!

Check out this catch from earlier today!
Out of Swan Creek. Depths at about 40 feet.
Pink, blue and white jigs seemed to be the colors today!

📷: Kenny Gisi


Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop

We saw the first signs of the Northern and Walleye bites this past weekend! On Saturday, Oahe Wings & Walleyes’ Chad Schilling took his boat out, and while he did have to break some ice, they caught some nice fish! Dave Heuer and his son, Tanner, had some luck shore fishing as well!

Don’t forget, we have BINGO tonight at 7:00!
The jackpot is over $200!


Sunshine! Melting snow!
Time to think about fishing!

Shore fish for Northerns in April and May!

Book your trip in May for that late-day crappie bite after you get your limit of walleyes!

Thinking about June? We have just a few spots left!

Want to wait for July or August? The mid to late summer bite doesn’t disappoint!

Call us today!

This spring blizzard has us dreaming about walleye fishing!
We have openings in May and just a few spots left in June! Give us a call!
Sunshine and open water will be here soon!

The sun is shining...
The snow is melting...
Open-water fishing is just around the corner...

You don’t want to miss the late spring and early summer bite on the Missouri!
We still have dates available for lodging and guiding, but spots fill up fast!

Contact us today to make your reservation!

Mary Ann Foundation


➡️ The Mary Ann Foundation will be awarding $500 scholarships to high school seniors in the following schools: Gettysburg, Selby Area, Mobridge/Pollock, Edmunds Central, Hoven, Ipswich and Bowdle!

➡️ Help us make seniors aware of this opportunity AND have a chance to WIN!

➡️ High school seniors need to have applications in by April 1st, 2019
(Contact your guidance counselor for info)

Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop

Mary Ann Foundation

Kenzie from MN fished with us in July and came back this week for pheasants!

Photos from Mansland Lodge's post

Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop

Fishing! Hunting! Fun!
❗️Spend Saturday night in Akaska❗️

‼️Supper Specials: T-Bone Steak and Prime Rib
‼️Split Pot and Meat Raffles
‼️LIVE MUSIC with The Barstool Prophets

We’re also selling gun raffle tickets for the Akaska, South Dakota Fire Department!

Plus check out our new fall apparel!!

The walleyes are getting more elusive, but they’re still biting on minnows... and we have nice ones ready to scoop!

Need ammo? Hunting apparel? Ice? Snacks? Beer? Breakfast before the hunt? Awesome food and fun after? We have it all!

Meat Raffle and Split Pot Proceeds benefit Mary Ann Foundation


Akaska Tavern & Bait Shop

‼️Live music‼️

Our buddies, The Barstool Prophets, will be here Saturday night! Don’t miss this awesome show!!

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108 Coffey Street
Akaska, SD