Fishing Reports


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UPDATED: July 1st, 2015 

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Bitter Lake, Blue Dog Lake & Waubay Lake area: (Courtesy of Circle Pines Motel 1-877-324-5161)
Circle Pines Motel  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1-877-324-5161
July 1, 2015:  Fishing is still good on area lakes.  Our recent guests caught Walleye on Bitter Lake, lots of small ones but some caught quite a number of keeper size.  Waubay Lake, Piyas and Hazeldon also produced some walleye.  Enemy Swim, Clear, and Pickerel Lakes were productive for bluegill and crappie. 

Bitter Lake
(Courtesy of Bitter Lake Lodge, 605-947-5005 ) 
June 30, 2015:  Lots of walleyes are being caught.  Many under the under 15" range.  An occasional keeper walleye.  Some northerns are also being caught.

Lake Traverse, MN
(Courtesy of Todd Johnson at Wing N Fin Resort, Hotel and Reunion Hall on Lake Traverse.  605-237-8323)
June 30, 2015:  Traverse water temps have warmed a bit with the primary bite on crankbaits.  Mixed species of walleye, northern, and white bass.  Crawlers are producing a few catfish and bluegills.  Morning and evenings still produce the best bite.  Trolling cranks in 9'+ is producing most of the walleye.  Rock piles in 5-8' of water are producing panfish.

For more information, contact Todd @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or cell 605-237-8323
Plan your outing today!  Win N Fin Resort-Hotel-Reunion Place visit

Lynn Lake Lodge
Paul and Karen Johnson, Webster.  605-345-4564 or 605-237-0309.

June 30, 2015:  Lynn Lake has slowed down quite a bit since the storm last week.  Starting to see a few walleyes.  Not much for northerns or muskies.  A little more activity today.  Finding some walleyes on Waubay.  Good walleye bite on Opitz, but very few keepers.  Some good reports of bluegills, small mouth, and occasional walleye on Enemy Swim.
Check out the daily catches on our Facebook page.

Waubay Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, Antelope Lake, & Pickerel Lake areas:
Sportsman's Cove Sportsman's Cove,  (1-605-345-2468) (Sportsman's Cabin available for up to 7 people. For rental information call 605-380-7590.)
June 29, 2015:  Lots of success in the region.  Waubay is seeing walleye with a vast majority in the 14"-16" range, but some quality 27"-31" as well.  Also seeing pockets of white bass.  Bitter is not a bad choice and Opits is seeing a good bite.  Piyas has been very busy but remember, you need a tribal license to fish there.  Buffalo has seen a good assortment of crappie, bluegill, perch, walleye and pike.  Enemy Swim is seeing some blue gill. 

Grenville Sport Mart & Waubay Lake Lodging
(Courtesy of Grenville Sport Mart and Waubay Lake Lodging, 1-605-486-4641)  We have house rentals available.
June 22, 2015:  Fishign good on north side of Waubay.  Walleye bite is much better in the evening than during the day.  Bluegills, crappie biting really well, still plenty of silver bass to go around, also seeing alot of smallmouth bass.

Gary Gangle, Fish Hunter Guide Service 
June 16, 2015:  The water temp. is now 70 degrees, but the fishing continues to be excellent.  The walleye bite has been outstanding.  A daily limit is common and the quality of fish is very good.  Lots of 17-20 inch fish.  The panfish bite is still going strong with quality crappies and bluegills.  The pike bite also continues to be hot with several larger fish in that 8-10 lb. class.  The smallmouth and largemouth bite has been consistent, but you may have to work a little harder to catch those active fish.  Most all the panfish and smallmouth have completed their spawning and they seem to be hungry.  You can view some of the fish on our website.  

For more detailed information, contact us (Fish Hunter Guide Service) at 605-448-5751 or 605-881-3854.  Or check us out on our website or our Facebook page.   Thank you!  Gary or Scott Gangle.

Lake Poinsett, Lake Whitewood, Brush Lake area:
(Courtesy of Arlington Inn, Arlington.  605-983-4609)
June 15, 2015:  No report.

Waubay Lake Guide Service

Cory Ewing
(605) 929-3894,
June 9, 2015:  No report.

If you're looking at booking a trip with us, check out and please feel free to call me most anytime at 605-929-3894, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and follow us on Facebook under Waubay Lake Guide Service. 

Clark Area, Double P Ranch: Double P Ranch Lodge:  (651-357-2764);

June 9, 2015:  No angler reports for the week.
Dry Lake (Willow Lake):
Dry Lake (Clark):
Indian Springs

Make Double P Ranch your ice fishing headquarters only minutes away from the hot action.  We have boat rental and guided fishing.

81 Ponds:
Walleyes fair.

Antelope Lake:
No report.

Big Stone Lake:
A few walleye.

Bitter Lake:
Anglers are catching large quantities of small walleye in the 13-14" range.  Anglers are still having success in catching a few keepers.  Please remember there is a 15" minimum length on walleye.

Blue Dog Lake:
A few walleye from shore.

Casey's Slough:
A few walleye.. 

Cattail Lake:
No report.

Clubhouse Slough: No report.

Cottonwood Lake (Spink County):
No report.

Cottonwood (Marshall County): No report.

Cottonwood (Clark County):
No report.

Dry Lake #1 (Clark):
Catching some nice walleye.

Dry Lake #3 (Florence):
It has remained steady, producing walleye, the occasional pike and bonus perch.

Dry Lake #2 (Willow Lake):
Bite has slowed down, but still catching a fair number of walleye.

Enemy Swim:
Anglers catching a few crappie and blue gill.

Goose Lake:
Has produced some nice walleye, was slow this past weekend.

Grass Lake:
A few nice walleye along with some pike being caught.  Ramp is shallow, please use caution.

Horseshoe Lake:
Few reports.

Indian Springs:
Walleyes fair.

Kettle Lake:
No report.

Lake Hendricks:
A few walleye.

Lake Kampeska:
A few walleye.

Lake Pelican:
A mixture of a few walleye, pike, smallmouth, white bass and crappie being caught over the holiday. 

Lake Poinsett:
Boats are catching some nice walleye on occasion.  Shore fishermen are catching a mixture of fish.  Reminder:  There is a 15" minimum length on walleye.

Lake Preston:
No report.

Lake Thompson:
Walleyes and crappies fair from boat and shore.

Lake Traverse, MN:
A few walleye.

Lynn Lake:
A few walleye and pike.

West Oakwood:
A few small walleye and perch.

Opitz Lake:
Walleye bite has slowed, still catching some decent sized fish along timbered points and sunken islands.

Pickerel Lake:
Crappie fair and a few walleye.

Piyas Lake:
A few walleye and perch.

Anglers are catching several walleye in the 20"-24" range.  Crappie bite should be picking up soon.

Richmond Lake:
No report.

Roy Lake:
This is a great lake for northern fishing and a decent night bite for walleye along main lake points.

A few walleye.

Swan Lake:
A few walleye and pike.

Waubay Lake:
Anglers are having decent success catching a few walleye and several white bass.  Excellent place to take a kid fishing for white bass!

A few pike and small perch.

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