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UPDATED: March 10th, 2014 More detailed reports will be coming in once ice fishing gets further underway. Weather Forecast:
Monday will be the coldest day this week with highs in the lower 30s. Thursday will be the high of the week at 51 degrees. Friday drops back down to the mid 40's in northeast South Dakota. Saturday and Sunday will remain nice however in the middle to upper 30s.
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Lake Thompson, Lake Preston & Whitewood Lake area: No report.
Bitter Lake (Courtesy of Bitter Lake Lodge (605)-947-5005 ) February 24, 2014: Fishing has been steady. Many fisherman catching small walleyes with a keeper walleye mixed in. Nice sized perch has been reported as well. Good safe ice conditions with the landing open.
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.) February 23, 2014: Quite a few people out fishing this past weekend. Bitter Lake has been catching a few larger perch in the 25-30' basin. Also a few perch coming out of Swan Lake. Quality is good. A couple tournaments on Swan Lake this past weekend bringing out some big walleye along with a 2 pound perch. Buffalo Lake reports have been good as well.
March 4th, 2014: The fishing remains very good for walleye and perch. Good fishing has been reported on numerous area lakes. Ice conditions are very good, with little snow and 3 plus feet of ice. Dry Lake (Willow Lake): Anglers report a consistent evening Walleye bite on Dry Lake and some perch success during the day. Dry Lake (Clark): Walleye and perch action is heating up on the lake. Walleyes average 15-19" and perch 9-11". Indian Springs: Walleye fishing remains very good. Getting around on the lake is not an issue. The perch bite fluctuates daily between fair to excellent. Most walleyes being caught range between 15-19" with an occasional 20" plus mixed in up to 8 lbs. The perch being caught are averaging over 1 lbs. Tips ups with fatheads and jigging spoons with fatheads remain the go to bait. Make Double P Ranch your ice fishing headquarters only minutes away from the hot action.
Lake Kampeska, Grass Lake & Dry Lake area: (Courtesy of Doris at Kampeska Lodge 1-605-882-1313)
Big Stone Lake area: No report. Lake Traverse, MN (Courtesy of Todd Johnson at Wing N Fin Resort on Lake Traverse. 605-237-8323) March 3rd, 2014: Lake Traverse MN/SD border waters, closed to Walleye/Northern on March 1st....re-opens Sat. April 19th, 2014. Traverse has one of the highest walleye counts in the state at appx. 50 per test net (appx. 7x the MN lakes state avg.). Other species include bluegill, crappie, northern, catfish, and more. Think spring, April 19th is the MN/SD border opener......For more information, call Todd @ cell 605-237-8323, e-mail
or visit www.wingnfintraverse.com
Eden, South Dakota Joe Honer Cell-320.260.6143 http://www.joeguidesyou.com December 12, 2013: Well the ice is good. We are driving on many of the lakes but you want to be careful as there were waterfowl around late keeping spots open. There isn't much ice on the lakes thanks to a few strong winds we had. The fish have been fairly cooperative on many of the lakes. Just have to gas up that auger and find the little buggers. Good luck and be careful out there!
Gary Gangle, Fish Hunter Guide Service March 2nd, 2014: There is over 30" of ice and the fishing in the Roy Lake area continues to be excellent for both panfish, walleye, and pike. Access to most all the lakes is good and you can still drive with a pickup truck on most lakes without getting stuck. One reminder is that all ice shacks must be removed daily effective March 1. If you are interested in some great fishing before the ice starts to melt, now is tht time.
Be sure to check our website www.fishhunterguideservice.com or our Facebook page for recent photos of the good fishing. If you would like more detailed information, please call 605-448-5751 or 605-881-3854 and ask for Scott or Gary.
Waubay Lake Guide Service Cory Ewing (605) 929-3894, www.waubaylakeguideservice.com December 17, 2013: Fishing in the Webster and Waubay area has been great! We have had a lot of very cold weather the last week and the ice has really come a long ways. We are seeing anywhere from 12-16 inches of very good ice most everywhere on both Waubay and Bitter Lakes. Perch bite on the north ends of both Waubay and Bitter Lakes have been good. Reetz Lake has been a good choice for crappies, as well as walleyes, however, keep in mind that there is a 28 inch minimal length limit on the walleyes on Reetz with 1 fish that size per angler. We have also seen a good walleye bite on Bluedog Lake mostly in the early mornings and late evenings. If you would like more information on whats happening with the ice fishing in our area, check out my website above. Be safe and have a great holidays.
Kettle & Cattail Lake area: No report.
Lake Poinsett area:
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