Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports

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UPDATED: September 23, 2016 

Weather Forecast:

Weather for the 7 day forecast is as follows: 


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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.)

September 21, 2016:  Continued excellent fishing.  Panfish are going on rocks, walleyes on crankbaits.  Catfish, white bass, small mouth, and northern are also active.  Expect a mixed bag and plenty of action!

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

September 20, 2016:  Another great week on the water.  Limits of nice walleye and a few panfish were caught, CPR was used at HHL again this week.  (Catch-Picture-Release)  Limits were caught in 2 neighboring lakes and the CPR fish were caught at Hidden Hill Lake.  Several walleye over 20" were caught and the biggest one landed this week was 24" long.    Tip of the week:  Relax and enjoy the outdoors and the outdoors will come to you.  Remember if you were there for the meat, then you'd just go buy it. 

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.)

September 20, 2016:  Three pails of fish guts in the cleaning room on a Monday is a really good thing.  Not lots of details, but this fishing is great.  Check out the photos from this weekend.

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.)

September 20, 2016:  Three pails of fish guts in the cleaning room on a Monday is a really good thing.  Not lots of details, but this fishing is great.  Check out the photos from this weekend.

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:  Fishing has really picked up recently.  Guests last weekend did really well on walleye at both Bitter and Waubay Lake.  Also had some guests who had good luck at Piyas Lake for perch.  Heard some good reports yesterday about shore fishing at Bitter Lake.  Think that the fall fishing bite is on.
 
Bitter Lake:
(Courtesy of Colin Bronson at Bitter Lake Lodge, 605-947-5005) 

September 12, 2016:  Fishing has still been good.  Limits of walleyes are still being caught.  Fishing pressure has slowed.

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

September 12, 2016:  The fishing is still going strong.  The guys again are catching at Dry Lake #2 and also Poinsett, by Lake View area.  Some of the fishermen were at Thompson....early morning, and during the evening with that area.

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.)

September 9, 2016:  Good luck on Bitter this week.  Fishermen are using the west access and having luck within 3/4 miles from there.  More did well than didn't.  Night crawlers and minnows worked best it seemed.  It varied from 4 to 12 foot of water.  Enemy has been fine for blue gill, better on the funnier days.  Not many reports from Waubay Lake.  If you are searching for perch, perhaps try Indian Springs, Reed or Big Stone Lake.  Water temps are in the upper 60's yet but cooler nights will start to bring that down.

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)

August 11, 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: Walleyes and perch slow. 

Big Stone Lake:
Walleyes slow, perch good.  Perch are still in many popular spots & nice perch biting!

Bitter Lake: Walleyes good, perch slow.  Some limits again this week!

Blue Dog Lake:
Walleyes slow.

Casey's Slough:
Walleyes slow.

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

Dry Lake #3 (Florence): Walleyes slow, perch slow.  Tough to get a boat in!!

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

Enemy Swim:
Walleyes slow, perch slow.  Fair Bluegill bite 12 to 20 feet in the main lake area.

Goose Lake: Walleyes fair, perch slow.  A few walleyes from boat and shore.

Horseshoe Lake: Walleyes and perch slow. 

Indian Springs:
Walleye fair, Perch slow.  A few perch caught & keeper walleyes this week..

Lake Albert: Walleyes slow, perch slow.

Lake Cochrane:
Walleye slow.

Lake Hendricks: Walleye and perch slow.

Lake Kampeska:
Walleye slow and perch slow. 

Lake Pelican: Walleyes and perch both slow.  The lake has a small population of walleyes!  Rebuilding!

Lake Poinsett:
Walleye fair, perch fair.  A few walleyes on lead core & plugs caught in deep water. 

Lake Thompson: Walleye slow, perch slow. 

Lake Traverse, MN:
Walleyes slow.

Lynn Lake: Walleyes slow, perch slow.

Opitz: Walleye fair. 

Pickerel Lake: Walleye and Perch slow.

Piyas Lake:
Walleyes slow, perch fair.  State access is open on SW end.  North end needs a tribal license to fish.

Reetz:
Walleye slow, perch fair.  Dock & ramp is in good shape.

Roy Lake: Walleyes and Perch slow.

Sinai:
Walleyes slow, perch slow.

Swan Lake:
Walleyes slow, perch slow.  Lake is very hard to launch boats....low water by ramp!!

Waubay Lake:
Walleyes and perch fair.

Whitewood:
Walleye and perch slow.  


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