Fishing Reports


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UPDATED: June 28, 2016 

Weather Forecast:

Weather for the 7 day forecast is as follows:  Temperatures this week will be in the upper 70's and lower 80's.  Monday will bring a few 90's back to the mix.  Lows at night will stay in the upper 50's to lower 60's.  Biggest chance of rain will be Thursday morning.  Winds will be out of the S/SE at 10-15 mph.  Humidity will stay between 51% and 60% most of the week.  

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Bitter Lake:
(Courtesy of Colin Bronson at Bitter Lake Lodge, 605-947-5005) 

June 28, 2016:  Fishing is still doing good on Bitter.  Many 14-15 inch walleyes, with an occasional 17-18 inch walleye.

Lake Traverse, MN
(Courtesy of Todd Johnson at Wing N Fin Resort, Hotel and Reunion Hall on Lake Traverse, 605-237-8323,, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

June 28, 2016:  Continued excellent fishing!  Crawlers for bass and bluegill.  Minnows for perch and crappie.  Walleyes on Leeches, Crawlers, and crankbaits!

Hidden Hill Lodge:
(Courtesy of Lorrie Sanderson at Hidden Hill Lodge, 605-550-0455,

June 27, 2016:  As the lakes warm up, we expect the spring bite to slowdown, but it hasn't!  Now the fishermen are starting to catch perch also.  Had a fisherman catch a walleye, crappie, bluegill, northern, perch and a carp.  He said that was a first for him.  About all he was missing was a bass and a bullhead.  Nothing but good to report from Hidden Hill Lodge.  More large walleyes caught and released this past week!  Wind raised havoc for awhile but it did eventually behave.  This week's tip:  Keep the line in the water and they will come.

Lynn Lake Lodge
(Courtesy of Paul and Karen Johnson at Lynn Lake Lodge, Webster, 605-345-4564 or 605-237-0309,
(Someone may have gotten lucky...check out our photos on Lynn Lake Lodge's Facebook page.  The photos tell it all.  Check it out!  Have a great week.)

June 27, 2016:  Good week of fishing last week.  Crawlers are becoming the bait of choice.  Same lakes seem to be doing well.  Lynn remains slow.  Keep checking our Facebook page for photos.

Waubay Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, Antelope Lake, & Pickerel Lake areas:
(Courtesy of Doug Johnson at Sportsman's Cove, 605-345-2468)
(Sportsman's Cabin available for up to 7 people. For rental information call 605-380-7590.)

June 27, 2016: Quite a few people this past week. Many did well with high success with the winds at 15 mph on Bitter with walleyes. Mostly in the 14’16 inch. Saw 3 bigger ones as well. Not a lot of action on Opitz because of the high winds. Lot of sorting for walleye. If you are looking for bluegill, you might want to try Enemy Swim, Buffalo or Clear. Haven’t heard too much on crappie.

Lake Poinsett, Lake Whitewood, Brush Lake area:
(Courtesy of Deb Wingle at Arlington Inn, Arlington, 605-983-4609,

June 20, 2016:  Fishing slowed down some this past few days, however the guys that are staying at the Inn did pretty good at Lake Thompson.  The wind took them off the lake later in the day.  They picked up some nice size walleyes.

Bitter Lake, Blue Dog Lake & Waubay Lake area
(Courtesy of Gary W. Peterson at Circle Pines Motel, 877-324-5161, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

June 15, 2016:  Fishing has never been better at area lakes.  Most of our guests are fishing at Bitter Lake and getting their walleye quite easily.  Fish are in the 14 to 17 inch category.  Others have fished on Waubay Lake and done well but it takes a little longer to get them.  Nothing wrong with that.

Clark Area:  Dry Lake (Willow Lake), Dry Lake (Clark), Indian Springs
(Courtesy of Cyrus Mahmoodi at Double P Ranch Lodge, 651-357-2764,
(Make Double P Ranch your fishing headquarters only minutes away from the hot action.  We have boat rental and guided fishing.)

June 6, 2016: No report.

Waubay Lake:
(Courtesy of Cory Ewing at Waubay Lake Guide Service, 605-929-3894,, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

June 6, 2016:  No report.

Northeast South Dakota
(Courtesy of Gary and Scott Gangle at Fish Hunter Guide Service, 605-448-5751 or 605-881-3854,
(Check out the fishing report on our website or our facebook page)

No report.

81 Ponds: Walleyes good, perch slow.  A few walleye limits & a variety of fish caught this week.

Big Stone Lake:
Walleyes fair, perch slow.  Walleyes caught down the middle.  Windy days are best!

Bitter Lake: Walleyes good, perch slow.  West & East ends have given up fish this week.

Blue Dog Lake:
Walleyes fair.

Casey's Slough:
Walleyes slow.

Dry Lake #1 (Clark):
Walleyes good, perch slow.  Some limits from east shoreline on bobbers & casting.

Dry Lake #3 (Florence): Walleyes fair, perch slow.  Low water level.  Some keeper walleyes caught this week.

Dry Lake #2 (Willow Lake): Walleyes good, perch fair.  Some limits of 16-19" walleye.

Enemy Swim:
Walleyes slow, perch slow.  Some bluegills caught.  Walleyes & bass caught.

Goose Lake: Walleyes fair, perch slow.  Casting to shore from boats working best this week.  

Horseshoe Lake: Walleyes fair, perch slow.  Small mouth bass & a few walleye caught this week.

Indian Springs:
A few walleye limits from shore & boats.  Perch slow.

Lake Cochrane: Walleye slow.

Lake Hendricks: Walleye and perch slow.

Lake Kampeska:
Walleye and perch slow.  Tough week for keeper walleyes & fair bite on smallies.

Lake Pelican: Walleyes and perch both slow.  The lake has a small population of walleyes!  Rebuilding!

Lake Poinsett:
Walleye good, perch fair.  A few keeper walleyes, smallies & crappies.

Lake Thompson: Walleye fair, perch slow.  Plugs on Shafer Flats working for walleyes in 3 to 5 feet.

Lake Traverse, MN:
Walleyes fair.

Lynn Lake: Walleyes fair, perch slow.

Opitz: Walleye good.  Test netting show some nice 10-12 inch Perch in the lake.

Pickerel Lake: Walleye and Perch slow.

Piyas Lake:
Walleyes slow, perch fair.  State access is open on SW end.  North end needs a tribal license to fish.

Walleye fair, perch fair. 

Roy Lake: Walleyes and Perch slow.

Walleyes good, perch slow.  Boats casting shore line is producing some nice walleyes.

Swan Lake:
Walleys fair, perch slow.  Lake is very hard to launch boats....low water by ramp!!

Waubay Lake:
Walleyes and perch fair.  Some walleye limits & a good silver bass bite on now!

Walleye and perch slow.

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