Fishing Reports


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UPDATED: May 22nd, 2015 

Weather Forecast:

Highs for the 7 day forecast are as follows:  This week brings warmer temperatures in the low 70's with chances of rain through next week.  Lows through-out the week will be in the lower 50's.  Winds all week will run 10-15 mph.  Chances of rain Saturday through Monday will be 60%.  Smaller chance of rain on Tuesday at 10-20% before Wednesday and Thursday with slightly higher chances.

Please check the local weather channels for more details.

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Bitter Lake, Blue Dog Lake & Waubay Lake area: (Courtesy of Circle Pines Motel 1-877-324-5161)
Circle Pine Motel  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1-877-324-5161
May 20th, 2015:  Fishing was good again this past weekend considering the poor weather.  Our guests did very well fishing for walleye on Bitter Lake.  Shore fishermen also caught a lot of walleye in various places along Bitter Lake.  Enemy Swim Lake was good for Smallmouth Bass.

Bitter Lake
(Courtesy of Bitter Lake Lodge (605)-947-5005 ) 
May 22, 2015:  Some reports of some keeper walleyes being caught in shallow water.  Many fisherman catching lots of smaller walleyes.

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.)
May 21, 2015:  Bitter Lake is very strong for Walleye.  They are seeing big numbers.  You still have a lot of sorting to do as a lot are still under 15 inches.  Fishermen are getting their limits with lots of minnows and some crawlers and leeches.  Opitz is seeing similar results.  Waubay is doing good with fishermen catching a lot of white bass.  They are also catching walleye but you have to put in a little more time for those. 

Grenville Sport Mart & Waubay Lake Lodging
(Courtesy of Grenville Sport Mart and Waubay Lake Lodging, 1-605-486-4641)  We have house rentals available.
April 20, 2015:  Fishing has been a little tough with the wind and all, but on the days that have been decent, most people having good luck with walleyes, some crappie have started biting, and even a few perch here and there.  Northerns are done running the cricks but we still have yet to see any sure signs of a spawn that has started, very few fish have lost eggs so far.

Clark Area, Double P Ranch: Double P Ranch Lodge:  (651-357-2764);

April 21, 2015:  Recent anglers report excellent walleye (17"-26") bite on North and South Dry Lakes.  Go to bait is a jig and minnow.
Dry Lake (Willow Lake):  no report.
Dry Lake (Clark): no report.
Indian Springs:  no report. 
Giese Slough:  no report.

Make Double P Ranch your ice fishing headquarters only minutes away from the hot action.  We have boat rental and guided fishing.

Lake Traverse, MN
(Courtesy of Todd Johnson at Wing N Fin Resort, Hotel and Reunion Hall on Lake Traverse.  605-237-8323)
May 22, 2015:  Traverse continues to produce good numbers of walleye and northern.  Crappies and white bass are starting, with some bluegill also.  The cold front did not turn off the walleye bite.  Minnows are working well, as are crankbaits. 
For more information, contact Todd @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or cell 605-237-8323
Plan your outing today!  Win N Fin Resort-Hotel-Reunion Place visit

Gary Gangle, Fish Hunter Guide Service 

May 11, 2015:  The water temp. has been a up and down ride this past week.  We had water temps. in the 64-65 degree range and today it was 54-56 degrees.  However, the fish seem to still be very active considering the water temp. change.  We ahve been getting limits of walleyes daily, with a great crappie bite, good small mouth action, and a very active northern pike bite.  So if you are looking for some great fishing, I would say now is the time to fish our Glacial Lakes region. 

For more detailed information, contact us (Fish Hunter Guide Service) at 605-448-5751 or 605-881-3854.  Or check us out on our website or our Facebook page.   T hank you!  Gary or Scott.

Lynn Lake Lodge
Paul and Karen Johnson, Webster.  605-345-4564 or 605-237-0309.

May 22, 2015:  Opitz seems to be the GO-TO lake this week.  Seeing some nice walleyes off Lynn in the evening yet.  Just for fun, fishermen are on Waubay, catching the heck out of silver bass.  It's become quite a sport.  Shore fishing is still good.  Warmer temps will slow that down if they ever come.  Looking forward to a big weekend.  Lots of fishermen in for the holiday.

Lake Poinsett, Lake Whitewood, Brush Lake area:
(Courtesy of Arlington Inn, Arlington.  605-983-4609)
No report.

Waubay Lake Guide Service

Cory Ewing
(605) 929-3894,
May 8, 2015:  The water temps are in the high 50's to low 60's and the walleye spawn is done.  Fishing has been red hot with limits of nice 16 to 19 inch eaters coming in daily with little effort.  We are catching a ton of big post spawn femails as well with multiple fish per day between 25 and 29 inches this past few weeks.  If you're looking at booking a trip with us, check out and please feel free to call me most anytime at 605-929-3894, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and follow us on Facebook under Waubay Lake Guide Service. 

Eden, South Dakota  
Joe Honer  
No report.

81 Ponds:
Walleyes fair.

Antelope Lake:
No report.

Big Stone Lake:
A few walleye.

Bitter Lake:
Walleyes fair.

Blue Dog Lake:
A few walleye from shore.

Casey's Slough:
A few walleye.. 

Cattail Lake:
No report.

Clubhouse Slough: No report.

Cottonwood Lake (Spink County):
No report.

Cottonwood (Marshall County): No report.

Cottonwood (Clark County):
No report.

Dry Lake #1 (Clark):
A few walleye.

Dry Lake #3 (Florence):
A few walleye.

Dry Lake #2 (Willow Lake):
Walleye and pike fair to good.

Enemy Swim:
A few walleye.

Goose Lake:
No report.

Grass Lake:
No report.

Horseshoe Lake:
Few reports.

Indian Springs:
Walleyes fair.

Kettle Lake:
No report.

Lake Hendricks:
A few walleye.

Lake Kampeska:
A few walleye.

Lake Pelican:
A few walleye.

Lake Poinsett:
Walleye and pike fair.  Reminder:  There is a 15" minimum length on walleye.

Lake Preston:
No report.

Lake Thompson:
Walleyes and crappies fair from boat and shore.

Lake Traverse, MN:
A few walleye.

Lynn Lake:
A few walleye and pike.

West Oakwood:
A few small walleye and perch.

Opitz Lake:
No report.

Pickerel Lake:
Crappie fair and a few walleye.

Piyas Lake:
A few walleye and perch.

A few walleye.

Richmond Lake:
No report.

Roy Lake:
A few walleye and smallmouth bass.

A few walleye.

Swan Lake:
A few walleye and pike.

Waubay Lake:
Walleyes fair and a few pike.

A few pike and small perch.

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