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Big Stone is producing some perch.  Some days are better than others.  Spikes on tungsten jigs or crappie minnows fished vertically beneath the boat is a good presentation.  If you find the crappies they’re generally very nice.  Bluegills are biting also.  There is a Northern American Bass Challenge Tournament on Big Stone August 7th so the lake may be busy.  It is a great largemouth bass fishery! – Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, submitted August 3, 2022

Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, Watertown:  605-881-3379, www.fishermensnetsd.com

Fishing pressure has slowed during the warm temperatures.  Few reports of fishermen catching some walleyes.  Weed lines seem to be best opportunity for catching fish. – Bitter Lake Lodge, submitted August 1, 2022

Walleyes on Bitter Lake are starting to move out of the weed line and out into the basin.  While you’ll still find weed line fish, anglers are catching some fish pulling lead core and crankbaits out in deeper water. - Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, submitted July 20, 2022

Bitter Lake Lodge, Waubay:  605-947-5005, www.bitterlakelodge.com
Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, Watertown:  605-881-3379, www.fishermensnetsd.com

Indian Springs has a fair walleye bite going.  14 to 15 inch fish are roaming the basin.  The larger fish are shallow in the weeds- Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, submitted August 3, 2022

Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, Watertown:  605-881-3379, www.fishermensnetsd.com

Kampeska is giving up a few walleyes, crappies and silver bass.  Pulling crankbaits and covering water is working best.  Morning and evenings seem to be the best times. - Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, submitted August 3, 2022

Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, Watertown:  605-881-3379, www.fishermensnetsd.com

Not many “great” fishing reports out there.  Being that we’re in the dog days of summer, I think the fishing has slowed down at Poinsett.  I’m thinking the low light times are the best times to catch fish. – SD GF&P, Lake Poinsett Recreation Area, submitted August 1, 2022

SD GF&P, Lake Poinsett Recreation Area, Arlington:  605-983-5085, www.gfp.sd.gov

Fishing becomes a little more difficult with the weed lines expanding, but walleye anglers are still finding their fish, changing up their presentation a little bit.  Lots of jigging in the trees going on.  Still looking for those elusive perch.  The heat should get them started this week.  Morning and evening a little better than midday.  Don’t give up.  They’re out there! – Lynn Lake Lodge, submitted August 1, 2022

Lynn Lake Lodge, Webster:  605-345-4564, www.lynnlakelodge.com

Guests caught their limits right off the dock (north side of Waubay Lake).  Most of the following were thrown back in:  50 smallmouth bass, 5 walleye, 5 white bass, crappie, blue gill, and one 20 pound carp!  - Waubay Walleyes & Wings Retreat, submitted July 19, 2022

Waubay Walleyes & Wings Retreat, Waubay:  605-940-8535, WaubayRetreat@gmail.com

If you’re looking to keep the kids busy catching fish, go to Reid Lake north of Clark and fill up on northerns.  Work the north/south road bed or the weed line along the north shore.  Make sure you use a leader or you will be lure less.  - Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, submitted August 3, 2022

Decent weekend coming up.  Seeing more perch activity on Waubay, Stink & Big Stone.  A good active bluegill bite on Clear Lake.  Not a bad bluegill bite on Buffalo or Enemy Swim.  Waubay Lake is seeing a pretty fair walleye run.  Mostly in the 17 to 25 foot depths.  Seeing guys going down to Indian Springs.  Big Stone is seeing a bluegill/perch combo.  Water temps are in the upper 70’s close to 80.  Mid-Lynn should be open in the near future.  – Sportsman’s Cove, submitted August 3, 2022

Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, Watertown:  605-881-3379, www.fishermensnetsd.com
Sportsman's Cove, Webster:  605-345-2468, www.sportsmanscove.net


ATTENTION
Protect our waters from invasive species.  Leave all plugs out until you reach the boat ramp.  Don't move lake water.  That includes bait water.

CLEAN - All plants, animals, and mud from the boat, trailer, and gear.

DRAIN - All water by removing plugs, opening valves, and lowering motors.

DRY - Interior compartments and bilge area with a sponge or towel.

Click here to view the Glacial Lakes & Prairies Lake Map.  This map includes all the lakes in northeast South Dakota. 

Click here to view the back of the Glacial Lakes & Prairies Lake Map.  This includes information on each lake, including fish, docks, etc.  (Please note:  may include information that may be out of date)

SD Game, Fish & Parks Weekly Report

The following Weekly Report is provided by South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks. 
Click here for the complete report for the week of August 2, 2022.

For more information on fishing in the region, visit SD Game, Fish & Parks.