Fishing Reports

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UPDATED:  August 15, 2018 

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Big Stone Lake
There is a fair perch bite going on but you have to move around and find them. Anglers are using spikes or wax worms and vertically jigging while other anglers are pulling crank baits for them. Over the weekend the surface temp was in the lower 80’s which can make it a little tougher.  The walleye bite is certainly slower compared to a couple weeks ago. We landed a half dozen walleyes Saturday morning between 15 to 19 inches but when the air temperature hit 90 degrees by noon the bite quite. Sunday was really slow.  – Fishermens Net Guide Service LLC  

Bitter Lake
A few walleyes being caught along the weed line using spinner/crawler combo or a jig and minnow. Also try a spinner/crawler combo along the rock points.  – Fishermens Net Guide Service LLC  

Indian Springs
The Dog Days of summer is upon us on virtually every body of water and Indian Spring is no exception. One day the fishing is pretty good and then it dies the next. Casting crank baits or a jig and minnow or leech along the weed line is working. The weed line is very distinct so a slip bobber with a leech, minnow or crawler is a good choice.  There is a very good population of big fish here but, there is also another age group of 5 to 6 inch walleyes coming up.  – Fishermens Net Guide Service LLC  

Lake Albert
Albert has really slowed down to what it has been. There hasn’t been a lot of pressure on Albert and the algae bloom exploded.  – Fishermens Net Guide Service LLC  

Lake Poinsett
Still a lot of small walleyes are being taken. A spinner and crawler or spinner and minnow combo is working. Pulling crank baits are also producing fish. When the wind is blowing get shallow on top of the bars and on the downwind side of the lake.  – Fishermens Net Guide Service LLC  

Lynn Lake
The fish were biting all weekend, but lots of sorting.  Crawlers are the bait of choice, but still using leeches if you can find them.  Guided fishermen did well on Bitter.  Most guests were doing well on the smaller lakes.  Lynn remains slow.  Middle Lynn still putting out those 9 inch walleyes.  Lots of activity, but tough to find your keepers.  Looking forward to some cool weather. – Lynn Lake Lodge

Northeast South Dakota
Good bite on Bitter over the weekend.  Lots of guys did very well.  Anywhere from very small to very big but average is 14”-19”.  But a good aggressive bite.  Some guys are getting perch too.  Waubay Lake had a good crowd as well, just not as many people as Bitter.  But they’re getting fish as well.  We’re seeing some bluegill activity on Enemy Swim.  Reed Lake is also a good choice.  – Sportsman’s Cove

Fishing Reports Provided By:

Fishermens Net Guide Service, Watertown:  605-881-3379,
Lynn Lake Lodge, Webster:  605-345-4564,
Sportsman’s Cove, Webster:  605-345-2468,

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