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Big Stone is putting out some nice perch.  We took a seven man limit last week in just 3 ½ hours after sorting.  Tungsten jigs and spikes or wax worms are good as are small crappie minnows on a 1/16 oz jig.  These fish are still pretty tight to the bottom so lay your bait on the bottom and slowly lift it up for the best results.  Keep a tight line! – Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, submitted September 22, 2022

Fishermens Net Guide Service, LLC, Watertown:  605-881-3379,

Bitter Lake has seen some activity.  Few reports on catching walleyes or perch.  Cooler temps should start helping with the walleye and perch bite. – Bitter Lake Lodge, submitted September 20, 2022

Bitter Lake Lodge, Waubay:  605-947-5005,

We have been seeing some fish coming out of the lake, but nothing that is too substantial.  The bite is sounding like "hit or miss".  Hopefully the fishing will pick up soon. – SD GF&P, Lake Poinsett Recreation Area, submitted September 28, 2022

SD GF&P, Lake Poinsett Recreation Area, Arlington:  605-983-5085,

The walleye bite continues to be good on Lynn, Middle Lynn, Opitz, and Hazelden.  Lots of sorting but everyone is seeing limits.  50-50 as far as bait use between crawlers and minnows.  Leeches are done for the year.  The pay dock on the south end of Lynn has been adjusted, and access is easier once again.  Thanks Wayne!– Lynn Lake Lodge, submitted September 27, 2022

Lynn Lake Lodge, Webster:  605-345-4564,

Quite a few fishing in September, it’s becoming a popular month.  People are targeting perch.  Big Stone Lake is doing quite well on perch.  Also good on bluegill with some bonus crappies.  Didn’t hear any good reports on Piyas but it’s been busy.  Fishermen are finding their walleye limits on Bitter Lake.  Walleyes are biting on Indian Springs, Opitz and Mid-Lynn.  The best bets for perch are Big Stone Lake, Stink and Piyas.  Water temps are in the 60’s.  – Sportsman’s Cove, submitted September 19, 2022

Sportsman's Cove, Webster:  605-345-2468,

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 October 2, 2022.

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