Fishing Reports

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UPDATED:  April 16, 2018 

Weather Forecast:

Please be cautious when out on the ice.  Due to fluctuating temperatures and natural springs, etc., the area lakes can be dangerous if traveling with a motor vehicle.  Book your ice fishing trips now! 

Check out our resort and bait shop links below for more information. Tell them Glacial Lakes sent you! 
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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!)

April 16, 2018:  Ice conditions remain the same.  30 plus inches of ice, but no fishing in the area.  Waiting for Spring!

Hidden Hill Lodge:
(Courtesy of Lorrie Sanderson at Hidden Hill Lodge, 605-550-0445,

April 16, 2018:  Very few fishermen out between storms.  The ice is amazing deep at 34" and seems to be good ice.  We still highly recommend not driving on the ice.  Some nice northern pike were caught and a few walleyes on nearby lakes.  We have not tried Hidden Hill Lake for awhile.  Tip of the week:  The fish are hungry, but be extra cautious so you are around to enjoy the bite! 

Bitter Lake & Enemy Swim 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.)

April 14, 2018:  Not much to talk about.  Only a few ice fishermen out.  There is still about 20-30" of ice on area lakes.

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

April 10, 2018:  Some reports of some fishermen catching some walleyes in early evening.  Fishing pressure is mild currently.

Following Weekly Report provided by South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks:  Week of April 11, 2018, click here for the complete report.

Hunting season license deadlines and Applications available on line:
Click here to get a copy of the applications forms from South Dakota's Game, Fish & Parks Department.