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Of the many places within easy distance of Sioux City, Mitchell, and Sioux Falls, for the man in search of good fishing and hunting grounds, where he can spend his summer vacation, there is probably no place so little heard of as Lake Andes, South Dakota. Located in Charles Mix county, but six miles from the old muddy and within the borders of the Old Yankton reservation situated a little village of 500 population, the farming facilities and the soil being unexcelled. The prosperity of the town, though but two years old, is attested to by the substantial appearance of its streets, and the wide cement sidewalks that extend in every direction. About one half mile down a gradual slope lies the west end of the lake, which extends for fourteen miles, varying in the width from one mile to three in width. The depth averaging five feet over its entire surface. It is a common occurance for fishers, after a three or four hours trip to come in with from fifty to seventy-five bass, varying in weight from two to six pounds, a four or five pound fish being quite common. While the catches of bull-heads, which many people prefer for eating on account of their being practically boneless, are not spoken of unless they exceed the hundred mark, it being no usual thing to make two and even three hundred for the day. To those who have fished in the worn out lakes of the old advertised resorts, the catches here put down may seem erroneous and have a fishy flavor and nothing but a trial will convince. A good landing and numerous boats are for hire, while several gasoline launches, one of which seats over a hundred people ply back and forth over the lake, for the convenience of the pleasure seekers. . . .