The One “Go To” Rapala Lure: Rippin' Rap
Born and raised in the southeastern part of South Dakota, Steve first developed his fishing skills as a youth along the shores of the Missouri river. There you could find him catching anything that swam the “Big Muddy”.
Even with the given abundance of fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation in South Dakota, it wasn’t until after college in the late 80’s that Steve discovered his true passion for the outdoors lies under the hardwater. Steve now describes himself as an “Icehead”, practically living on the ice in the winter. He enjoys testing out and pushing the limits of the latest in ice gear, redefining old school techniques and refining new techniques.
Steve first began honing his ice fishing skills chasing Walleyes and Perch on the big waters of Lake Thompson. While South Dakota may be known for its monster Perch, there are no fish species safe from his sticks. As a multi-species angler, you’ll find Steve chasing everything from Walleyes and Perch in the prairie potholes, to Smallmouth Bass, Crappie and Bluegill in the NESD glacial lakes as well as Lakers and Rainbows in the Black Hills.