Dakota Prairie Guide Services

252nd Street
Chamberlain SD, United States

Dakota Prairie Guide Services offers most personalized and affordable guided fishing trips in Chamberlain, South Dakota. Owner and operator James Klages is a devoted fisherman and guide who likes all his guests to enjoy their time catching fish and to cherish this memory for a lifetime.

Fishing in Chamberlain allows access to the Missouri River, Lake Francis Case, and Lake Sharpe. These waters are well stocked with a variety of Smallmouth Bass and Walleye. Using a variety of techniques and bait, and depending on the species you’ll be targeting, James will dish out pro tips so you can have as many fish in the boat as possible.

James runs full day trips that last seven hours and are suited to individuals or a group of anglers and kids. The fishing is considered world class year round with early to mid summer being unbelievable and again in the fall until freeze up. The season runs from March 10th to November 30th. At this time, you can catch up to 100 Walley in a day! Other species are caught at different times of the year.

You will fish aboard a clean and well maintained 2017 Lund Pro V Impact Boat that has a capacity for up to four guests. It has all the extras such as a cooler for drinks and food, a livewell for the bait, a wireless trolling motor, a GPS unit, a fishfinder, and a multimedia system for entertainment. The vessel is equipped with life jackets and your guide is CPR-trained.

Dakota Prairie Guide Services provides the necessary fishing gear such as high-quality tackle, rods, reels, ice, and bait. Cleaning, packaging, and freezing of fish is also included. You are responsible for obtaining a valid South Dacota fishing license prior to your trip. If you wish, you can bring own drinks, snacks, and lunch.

James advises you also bring sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant, and a camera to capture the glorious moments.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day (4 Adults)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 636
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 4 adults ONLY! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (3 Adults + 1 Child)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 498
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 3 adults and 1 child ONLY! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (2 Adults + 2 Children)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 477
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 2 adult anglers and up to 2 children MAX! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (1 Adult + 3 Children)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 466
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 1 adult angler and 3 children MAX! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye, White Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Freshwater Drum, Catfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (3 Adults)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 451
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 3 people ONLY! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (2 Adults + 1 Child)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 435
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 2 adult anglers and up to 1 child MAX! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (1 Adult + 2 Children)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 424
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 1 adult angler and 2 children MAX! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye, White Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Freshwater Drum, Catfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (2 Adults)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 392
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 2 people MAX! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (1 Adult + 1 Child)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 387
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 1 adult angler and 1 child MAX! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (1 Adult)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 360
    up to 4 persons
    This rate is for 1 people MAX! You will have fun and catch a variety of fish depending on the time of the year you go out. Possible catches can include Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.
  • Shared trip
    Portable Ice Fishing trips
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 28 Feb
    US$ 160
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip has a two person minimum and can accommodate up 8 poeple with advance notice. The fising will be done out of portable fish houses (Otters) or fish house hubs. Walleye, perch, crappie, bluegill and northern will be the target species depending on which body of water is being fished. All ice fishing equipment will be provided including auger, heaters, Mercums, Vexilars, poles, tip ups, 4 wheeler and bait. The areas fished will be the Missouri River near Chamberlain or N. Eastern South Dakota.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bass (Smallmouth)
  Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund Pro V (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Chamberlain to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

James Klages
Chamberlain, South Dakota, United States
Member since May 2017
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James is a member of the following Pro Staff teams: Lindy, Mercury, Lund, Rapala and Silver Thread. James moved to Chamberlain to start a teaching career and to guide and hunt part time. Soon after, he became a full time guide and hunter, and now teaches part time. Being a teacher, James is naturally very patient. He is excellent at transferring his knowledge onto his guests, and showing them a great time on the water.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Great guide service, will be back again soon!

Fished June 4, 2018
James Klages (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 5, 2018

Brennan really enjoyed the opportunity to guide you and show you some other spots to try in your own.

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More than adequate under adverse circumstances!

Fished May 19, 2018
James Klages (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 5, 2018

Looking forward to seeing your group later in the year.  Hopefully, you will get a perfect day for fishing since you already had the bad weather/ conditions trip in.

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