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UPDATED: July 20th, 2014 Weather Forecast: Wednesday's weather looks to be mainly dry with highs in the lower to mid 80's. Dew point will drop into the 50's before rising back in to the 60's Friday. Highs of low to mid 80's the rest of the week. This weekend looks good with cooler weather coming in at upper 70's to lower 80's. Chances of rain this week is best Thursday morning lingering in to Friday. Winds will continue at 5-15 mph.
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Lake Thompson, Lake Preston & Whitewood Lake area: Lake Thompson: Crappies fair. A few Walleyes and pike. Whitewood: slow.
Bitter Lake (Courtesy of Bitter Lake Lodge (605)-947-5005 ) July 20th, 2014: Still lots of 13-14 1/2" walleyes with an occasional keeper, with some over 20". Some anglers have caught their limits, but very spotty.
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 27, 2014: Piyas seems to be the busiest lake. However you do need a Tribal license to fish there. Bitter Lake is seeing pretty good numbers of walleye with lots of sorting. Opitz seems to be the same as Bitter. All in all the fishing is good in the area, heading in all directions. Water levels are up and all access areas are usable. No flooding yet. Waubay is not at it's peak yet and Bitter seems to be as full as it ever has.
Grenville Sport Mart (Courtesy of Grenville Sport Mart and Waubay Lake Lodging, 1-605-486-4641) We have house rentals available. July 1st, 2014: Waubay has good bite early mornings and late evenings for walleyes and some perch. Silver bass still biting strong with nice small mouths as well!!!
Enemy Swim, & Waubay Lake area: Enemy Swim: Crappie and Bluegills fair to good, along with a few Walleye. Waubay Lake: Perch and Walleye fair. A few Pike.
July 7th, 2014: The fishing for walleye and pike has been very good. Dry Lake (Willow Lake): Crankbaits and spinners with crawlers are producing limits of walleyes in the 15-19" range. Pike are averagaing 5-7 lbs with occasional 10 lb plus. Dry Lake (Clark): No recent reports. Indian Springs: No recent report. Make Double P Ranch your ice fishing headquarters only minutes away from the hot action.
Lake Kampeska, Grass Lake & Dry Lake area: Lake Kampeska: A few walleye Dry Lake #3 (by Florence): A few walleye
Big Stone Lake area: Perch fair to good. A few walleye. Lake Traverse, MN (Courtesy of Todd Johnson at Wing N Fin Resort on Lake Traverse. 605-237-8323) July 22nd, 2014: Mixed bag of bluegill, walleye, northern & whitebass are being caught. Recent warm up has improved fishing. Morning & evening is best. Crankbaits or crawlers and bottom bouncers for walleyes in 8-10', bluegills close to weedbeds and rockpiles on crawlers and waxies. For more information, call Todd @ cell 605-237-8323, e-mail
or visit www.wingnfintraverse.com
Gary Gangle, Fish Hunter Guide Service July 9th, 2014: Fishing continues to be unbelievable. Walleye, perch, crappies, and big bluegills just seem to keep biting non-stop. Walleyes are excellent in size 16-19 inch class with some 24-26 inch fish mixed in. Limits of perch seem to be a daily event, especially when the wind is not blowing too hard. Most all the local lakes are producing great fishing action. It helps to have good knowledge of the lake you want to fish, so you don't spend too much time chasing some of the crowds that are out there.
Be sure to follow the daily action on our Facebook page - Fish Hunter Guide Service or our website www.fishhunterguideservice.com recent photos of the good fishing. For personal fishing information, please call 605-448-5751 or 605-881-3458 and ask for Gary or Scott or e-mail:
Waubay Lake Guide Service Cory Ewing (605) 929-3894, www.waubaylakeguideservice.com July 1st, 2014: The walleye bite around the Webster, Waubay area continues to be very strong. Waubay Lake is still putting out good numbers of walleyes, and we are starting to see some perch as well. Swan Lake has a fair bite going for walleyes, as well as Piyas Lake which is doing good for eater size walleyes and 9 to 11 inch perch. Keep in mind that you will need a tribal permit to use the north boat ramp access on Piyas Lake. If you would like more information on a guided fishing trip in the Glacial Lakes region, please give me a call. Good luck out there!
Kettle & Cattail Lake area: No report.
Lake Poinsett area: Pike fair. A few walleye and perch. Pelican Lake: A few Walleye.
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