Fishing Reports

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UPDATED: November 15, 2016 

Fishing reports will become more frequent once ice has formed on the areas lakes.

Weather Forecast:


Weather for the 7 day forecast is as follows:


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Lake Poinsett, Lake Whitewood, Brush Lake area:
(Courtesy of Deb Wingle at Arlington Inn, Arlington, 605-983-4609, www.arlingtoninn.net)

November 15, 2016:  Not so much luck on Lake Poinsett, however good luck with the perch, crappies and bass on Lake Thompson.

Hidden Hill Lodge:
(Courtesy of Lorrie Sanderson at Hidden Hill Lodge, 605-550-0455, www.hiddenhilllodge.com)

November 7, 2016:  The walleyes are hungry as the water cools down.  We are finding them full of bait fish, frogs, and freshwater shrimp.  The most active bites have been close to shore.  Our fishermen have been catching them morning, noon and evening.  Some have limited out on perch in area lakes.  Hunting pheasants early on and then catching walleyes in the afternoon have been very successful this fall.

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.)

November 04, 2016:  Lots of boats on the water.  Gorgeous weather forecasted.  Guys doing good on Walleye and some perch on the north end of Waubay Lake.

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

November 03, 2016:  A good mixed bag fishing.  Rock piles are producing bluegill, white bass and walleye.  Northern pike are active along shores.  Evening/night walleye bite is best. 

Lynn Lake Lodge
(Courtesy of Paul and Karen Johnson at Lynn Lake Lodge, Webster, 605-345-4564 or 605-237-0309, www.lynnlakelodge.com)
(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.)

November 01, 2016: Shore fishing ok off the grades for some walleyes.  Limits off of Opitz again this week.  Fishing transitioning to hunting for the most part. 

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

November 01, 2016:  Reports of some nice walleyes being caught along many smaller ones.  Some northerns are being caught as well. 

Northeast South Dakota
(Courtesy of Gary and Scott Gangle at Fish Hunter Guide Service, 605-448-5751 or 605-881-3854, www.fishhunterguideservice.com)
(If you are interested in some good fishing in our Glacial Lakes region, give us a call.  Check out the fishing report on our website or our facebook page)

September 27, 2016:  No report.

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

September 14, 2016:  No report.

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

August 9, 2016:  no report
Dry Lake (Clark): 
Dry Lake (Willow Lake):
Antelope Lake: 

Grenville Sport Mart
(Courtesy of Grenville Sport Mart and Waubay Lake Lodging, 1-605-486-4641.)  We have house rentals available.

July 12, 2016:  No report.

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

July 11, 2016:  No report.



81 Ponds (Brookings County):  Walleyes slow, Perch slow.

Big Stone Lake (Roberts County):  Walleyes fair, perch good.  Traditional perch spots still have an active bite!

Bitter Lake (Day County):  Walleyes good, Perch slow.  Some limits from shore and boat.

Blue Dog Lake (Day County):  Walleyes slow.

Casey’s Slough (Clark County):  Walleyes slow.

Dry Lake #1 (Clark County):  Walleyes and Perch slow.

Dry Lake #2 (Clark County):  Walleyes fair and Perch fair.

Dry Lake #3 (Codington County):  Walleyes good, Perch fair.  Shore fishing near sunset, on east end, is good 13 to 17 inch.

Enemy Swim Lake (Day County):  Walleyes slow, Perch slow.  A few Bluegills caught.

Horseshoe (Day County):  Walleyes and Perch slow.

Indian Springs Lake (Clark County):  Walleye slow, perch slow. 

Lake Albert (Kingsbury County):  Walleyes slow, Perch slow.  Worth a try from shore east end & hogsback area.

Lake Hendricks (Brookings County):  Walleyes and Perch slow.

Lake Herman (Lake County):  Walleye slow, perch slow. 

Lake Kampeska (Codington County):  Walleyes slow and Perch slow.  Lake is 36 inches below full!  Hard to launch boats.

Lake Pelican (Codington County):  Walleyes and Perch both slow. 

Lake Poinsett (Hamlin County):  Walleye good, Perch fair.

Lake Thompson (Kingsbury County):  Walleye slow and Perch slow.

Lake Traverse (Roberts County):  Walleyes slow.  Time for shore fishing for big walleyes on north end!

Lynn Lake (Day County):  Walleyes slow, Perch slow. 

Oakwood Lake (Brookings County):  Walleye and Perch slow.

Opitz (Marshall County):  Walleye fair.  Some keeper walleyes caught from shore & boats.

Pickerel Lake (Day County):  Walleyes and Perch slow.

Piyas Lake (Day County):  Walleyes slow, Perch fair.  State access is open on SW end.  North end needs a tribal license to fish.

Reetz (Day County):  Walleye fair, Perch slow.  

Roy Lake (Marshall County):  Walleyes and Perch slow.

Sinai Lake (Brookings County):  Walleyes slow, Perch slow.  

Swan Lake (Clark County):  Walleyes slow, Perch slow.  Lake is very hard to launch boats….low water level!!!

Waubay Lake (Day County):  Walleyes fair, Perch fair.




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