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Some reports of walleyes and a few perch caught this past week. Ice conditions are improving with the current cold weather. More fishermen are being able to try different areas. - Submitted by Bitter Lake Lodge, January 14, 2020
Bitter Lake Lodge, Waubay: 605-947-5005, www.bitterlakelodge.com
Lamb Slough - the perch bite is very good with lots of smaller perch (8-10") and with an occasional trophy (14" plus perch). This is a non-meandered water body so make sure you are accessing the water correctly.
Dry #2 (Willow Lake) - Sporadic reports of the fishing indicate a slow bite. Fish that are being caught are generally large. Ice conditions are improving, yet far from ideal.
Dry #1 (Clark) - Anglers reporting a sporadic walleye and perch bite during low light hours.
Indian Springs - No new reports. - Double P Ranch, January 14, 2020
Double P Ranch Lodge, Clark: 651-357-2764, www.doublepranch.com
The weather cooperated for our fishermen last week. The fish seem to be actively swimming but needed convincing to bite. The Kansas City Guys had the touch. Some limits of perch that were from 9-12" were caught last week at Hidden Hill Lodge's Lake. A beautiful 27" - 8 lb. walleye was caught and is going on the wall. Wax worms and spikes seemed to be the best for the perch. Most of the walleyes were caught on minnows and chubs. - Submitted by Hidden Hill Lodge, February 3, 2020
Hidden Hill Lodge, Roslyn: 605-550-0445, www.HiddenHillLodge.com
Crappie bite on north end. They like small jigs with a small minnow and little to no jigging. Found them in 12 feet of water, suspended at 10 feet.....STILL SLUSH ISSUES on many area lakes. Submitted by Just Lake It, February 10, 2020
Just Lake It with Katie Hansen, Watertown: 605-868-2225, www.facebook.com/justlakeit.katiehansen
This 17 mile border water continues to produce walleyes of all sizes. Walleye counts are at an all time high. Northern and Perch activity is also increasing. Recent thaw reduces snow cover, increasing water on top of ice. Cooler temps ahead should help with both top water and ice conditions. - Submitted by Wing N Fin Resort, February 4, 2020
Wing N Fin Resort, Lake Traverse: 605-237-8323, www.wingnfintraverse.com
Starting to catch some undersize walleyes on Lynn. Activity is picking up on the other lakes too. The fish are deeper than you think. - Submitted by Lynn Lake Lodge, February 10, 2020
Lynn Lake Lodge, Webster: 605-345-4564, www.lynnlakelodge.com
Walleye are still consistent on Waubay, few guys finding some nice crappie and perch as well. Ice conditions are still VERY inconsistent, 8-18" of ice with snow on ice now. Guys are getting around pretty well out there still. Pay attention to ice conditions as you travel out there and BE SAFE!!! - Submitted by Grenville Sports Mart, January 21, 2020
Most of our fishermen are spending their time on Waubay. Catching lots of walleyes. Nice eating size 17-19". Ice is 10-14 inches thick with some slush pockets where the snow sits. Not as much snow on the lakes as expected with last weeks' snowstorms, but you should have tracks. Not marking many fish on Lynn. Be careful yet. Next week's cold should firm up the ice for some good, safe ice fishing. - Submitted by Lynn Lake Lodge, January 3, 2020
The ice thickness is about 20 inches. Actually if you can access a lake to fish - getting around has improved, but still you need to watch for slush pockets. The walleye bite has been great for those 16-18 inch fish. We have been catching limits with most all of the fishermen. Some nice perch also have been mixed in. The fish seem to be very active once you find them. - Submitted by Fish Hunter Guide Service, February 6, 2020
We had a fairly good weekend with a good crowd. Guys did well on Bitter Lake, with lots of limits of perch and walleye. The warm up with good weather took away a lot of the snow this weekend. We didn't hear much on Waubay. Some were fishing on Hazelton and Big Stone Lake, while a few went south. - Submitted by Sportsman's Cove, February 3, 2020