Fishing Reports


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UPDATED: July 30th, 2015 

Weather Forecast:

Highs for the 7 day forecast are as follows:    Highs in the mid to high 80's through Sunday before cooling off to the low 80's Monday and Tuesday.  Wednesday looks to bring a little cooler temp in the high 70's.  Lows at night this next week will be in the 50's.  Only chance of thunderstorms at this time is on Saturday with a 40% chance of PM storms.  Winds will be in the teens all week. 

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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
July 30, 2015:  Fishing is still very good.  There was a SD Elite Walleye Series fishing tournament on Bitter Lake this past weekend.  Forty two man teams competed and most all weighed in their five keeper size fish.  Many brought in one or two additional keeper fish.  The top five teams all had one bigger fish in the 4 to nearly 7 pound range.  The bigger fish are there and you just have to put in the time to find them.  Waubay Lake was pretty good for walleye too.  For those who want to catch some nice walleye, but are not interested in keeping the fish, Reetz Lake is a good choice.  Catch and Release except for one over 28 fish.

Lake Traverse, MN
(Courtesy of Todd Johnson at Wing N Fin Resort, Hotel and Reunion Hall on Lake Traverse.  605-237-8323)
July 27, 2015:  Improved bluegill fishing.  Rock piles and weed beds are producing some nice fish.  Walleye bite has slowec, best bite is in 9'+feet.  Warmer temps this week should improve the weekend bite. 

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

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

July 27, 2015:  Slower week as far as customers, but the walleyes were still nice!  You have to find the right tree at the right time with the right bait.  Some call it luck.  The photos tell it all  Nice pictures on our Facebook page.  Check it out!  Have a great week.

Lake Poinsett, Lake Whitewood, Brush Lake area:
(Courtesy of Arlington Inn, Arlington.  605-983-4609)
July 22, 2015:  Fishing is still hot on Lake Poinsett and Thompson.  Sounds like Sinai and Oakwood did slow down at this time.  The fishermen that have been staying here at the Arlington Inn have been very happy.

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.)
July 22, 2015: Waubay Lake still seems to be the busiest.  Walleyes are being found in the 6 to 20 foot waters but real common in about 16 foot.  Minnows, crankbaits, leeches and crawlers are all doing well.  Also seeing areas of white bass in schools.  Bitter Lake is a good choice for numbers of walleyes.  You still have to sort but worth it.  We would suggest using the west access as the east access is still under construction.  If you are looking for Bluegills, Enemy Swim, Clear and Buffalo are all good choices.  They are seeing Perch on Piyas but not as prevelant as was in May and June.

Bitter Lake
(Courtesy of Bitter Lake Lodge, 605-947-5005 ) 
July 20, 2015:  Fishing has slowed this past week.  Some fisherman catching walleyes.  Many smaller walleyes.

Waubay Lake Guide Service

Cory Ewing
(605) 929-3894,
July 9, 2015:  The walleye fishing is literally crazy right now.  Weed growth has emerged and the fish are really relating to the weeds and making for easy pickings.  Lots of numbers of really nice 17 to 19 inchers and still catching some bigger fish here and there.  The crappie is in full swing and the bluegills are as well. 

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. 

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

July 6, 2015:  Recent anglers report a slower bite on Dry Lake 2.  Best action seems to be in the morning.
Dry Lake (Willow Lake):
Dry Lake (Clark):
Indian Springs:  Fishing continues to be inconsistent.  Anglers do well when the wind is blowing.

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

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.

Gary Gangle, Fish Hunter Guide Service 
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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.   Thank you!  Gary or Scott Gangle.

81 Ponds:
Walleyes fair to good.

Big Stone Lake:
Walleyes fair, along with a few perch.

Bitter Lake: Walleyes good.

Blue Dog Lake:
A few walleyes.

Casey's Slough:
A few walleye.

Dry Lake #1 (Clark):
walleyes fair.

Dry Lake #3 (Florence):
walleyes fair.

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

Enemy Swim:
wallleye and crappie fair

Horseshoe Lake: a few walleye

Indian Springs:
Walleyes fair to good.

Lake Cochrane: Few bluegill.

Lake Hendricks: A few walleye.

Lake Kampeska:
A few walleye.

Lake Pelican:
A few walleye. 

Lake Poinsett:
Walleye and pike fair.  A few perch.

Lake Thompson: Walleyes and crappies fair along with a few pike and smallmouth bass.

Lake Traverse, MN:
A few walleye.

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

West Oakwood:
walleye fair

Pickerel Lake: Crappie fair and a few walleye.

Piyas Lake:
Walleyes fair to good and a few perch.

walleye and crappie fair.

Roy Lake: A few walleye and smallmouth bass.

walleye fair.  Bite has slowed.

Swan Lake:
walleye and pike fair.

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

A few pike and small perch.

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