Fishing Reports


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UPDATED: August 26th, 2015 

Weather Forecast:

Weather for the 7 day forecast is as follows:  Highs cooling off for Thursday and Friday but still in the upper 70's.  Saturday starts another warm up with highs in the low to mid 80's.  Lows at night look to be in the 60's most all week.  Slight chance of rain on Thursday, 50% chance on Friday.  Weekend looks to be dry before another chance of precipitation starting Monday.  Winds will be 10-20 miles per hour the next 10 days.  

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Bitter Lake
(Courtesy of Bitter Lake Lodge, 605-947-5005 ) 
August 26, 2015:  Fishing has been steady.  Some reports of people coming in with some nice keeper walleyes.  Still many small walleyes.

Lake Traverse, MN
(Courtesy of Todd Johnson at Wing N Fin Resort, Hotel and Reunion Hall on Lake Traverse.  605-237-8323)
August 25, 2015:  Walleye, northern, white bass all hitting crankbaits.  Catfish on crawlers and frogs.  Panfish starting on rock piles.  Crawlers and spinners also producing fish of all species. 

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

Clark Area, Double P Ranch: Double P Ranch Lodge:  (651-357-2764);
Dry Lake (Willow Lake), Dry Lake (Clark), Indian Springs

August 25, 2015:  Recent anglers report a slow walleye bite on both Dry Lake #2 and Indian Springs.  Perch action is fair using live bait on Indian Springs.
Make Double P Ranch your ice fishing headquarters only minutes away from the hot action.  We have boat rental and guided fishing.

Bitter Lake, Blue Dog Lake & Waubay Lake area: (Courtesy of Circle Pines Motel 1-877-324-5161)
Circle Pines Motel  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1-877-324-5161
August 25, 2015:  High winds made fishing difficult this past weekend but fishing was quite good the few days before.  Our guests did very well catching walleye at Bitter Lake and smallmouth bass and bluegill at Enemy Swim.  Heard some reports on the perch fishing at Piyas Lake.  Cooler nights should make the shore fishing good again.

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

August 25, 2015:  Lynn was slow this last week because of the major weather changes.  Sending most of our fishermen to Enemy Swim for blue gills.  Hazelden, Opitz, Waubay, and Bitter have been the popular lakes for most of our walleye fishermen.  Cooler and more stable weather are making us optimistic for the up-coming week.
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.

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.)
August 25, 2015: Cooler temperatures the past week have brought water temperatures down from 79 degrees to 64.  More of the lakes are cleaning/clearing up.  Bitter Lake did well, guys put in their time and are getting their limits with lots of sorting.  Piyas is seeing a mixed bag.  Enemy Swim is seeing some blue gill.  Perch have been pretty random with no pattern recently.

Gary Gangle, Fish Hunter Guide Service 
August 19, 2015:  We finally had a cold front come through and the water temperature dropped about 5-6 degrees.  That is good news along with the cool evenings.  With fall fast approaching, the fishing will continue to get better each day.  The walleye bite has been good all summer.  Lots of fish in that 17-18 inch class.  The panfish bite continues to be good, especially for nice sized bluegills.  If you are looking for smallmouth bass, both Clear Lake and Roy Lake have been producing some nice quality fish.  Don't expect to catch a large amount of smallmouth, but the 18-19 inch fish are definitely on a good bite. 

If you would like more information, please check out our website or our facebook page.  Or just give us a call at 605-448-5751 or 605-881-3854 and ask for Gary or Scott.

Waubay Lake Guide Service
Cory Ewing
(605) 929-3894,
August 11, 2015:  The walleye bite had been excellent, with limits coming daily before noon.  Fish are averaging 15 to 21 inches with an occasional big fish 22 to 29 inches being caught.  All area lakes seeing roughly the same pattern for success, weed edges in 9 to 13 feet of water.  Bluegill bite remains great on several area lakes as well as smalmouth bass fishing. 
We would love to spend a few days in the boat with anyone interested in booking a trip with us, contact me by phone at 605-929-3894, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , check out our website at and follow us on Facebook under Waubay Lake Guide Service. 

Lake Poinsett, Lake Whitewood, Brush Lake area:
(Courtesy of Arlington Inn, Arlington.  605-983-4609)
August 11, 2015:  The fishermen that did stay here gave a real good report once again at Lake Poinsett.  Lots of perch are being caught not far from shore.  The evening hours are the best.

Grenville Sport Mart & Waubay Lake Lodging
(Courtesy of Grenville Sport Mart and Waubay Lake Lodging, 1-605-486-4641)  We have house rentals available.
No report.

81 Ponds:
Walleyes fair, along with a few perch.

Big Stone Lake:
Walleyes and perch fair.

Bitter Lake: Walleyes good and a few perch.

Blue Dog Lake:
A few walleyes.

Casey's Slough:
A few walleye.

Dry Lake #1 (Clark):
Walleyes slow to fair.

Dry Lake #3 (Florence):
walleyes fair.

Dry Lake #2 (Willow Lake):
Walleyes and perch fair, pike good.

Enemy Swim:
A few walleyes.  Bluegills and crappie fair.

Goose Lake: Only seeing about 3 boats per day on Goose Lake; shore fishing pressure has subsided as well.  The walleye bite has been pretty slow.

Horseshoe Lake: a few walleye

Indian Springs:
Walleyes fair.

Lake Cochrane: Few bluegill.

Lake Hendricks: A few walleye.

Lake Kampeska:
A few walleye.

Lake Pelican:
A few walleye.

Lake Poinsett:
Perch fair to good.  A few walleye and pike.

Lake Thompson: Crappies slow to fair with a few pike, walleye and silver bass.

Lake Traverse, MN:
A few walleye.

Lynn Lake: Walleyes fair and a few pike and musky.

West Oakwood:
A few walleye.

Pickerel Lake: Crappie fair and a few walleye.

Piyas Lake:
walleye and perch fair.

Walleyes and crappie fair.

Roy Lake: A few walleye and smallmouth bass.

Walleyes slow to fair.  A few crappie and perch.

Swan Lake:
Walleye and pike fair.

Waubay Lake:
Walleyes fair to good and a few pike.  White bass good.

Few reports.

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