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Spring fishing has begun!  The weather is getting warmer, the docks are in, and the fish are starting to bite.  Come back each week for updated fishing reports.

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Recent rains has made lake elevation slightly above normal.  Walleye and northern continue to be active with panfish bite underway.  Nice crappies on rock piles, bluegill are starting from shore.  Effective presentations include minnows, crawlers, jigs, and spinners.  Traverse fisheries is very healthy!  Excellent water clarity is making for a good evening-night bite.  - Wing N Fin Resort, submitted May 24, 2024

Wing N Fin Resort, Browns Valley, MN:  605-237-8323,

Fishing is going full force.  Lots of good shore fishing yet.  Still seeing proud angler small mouth out of Lynn.  Walleye bite is still off and on depending on the day, the sun, the wind, and the presentation.  Haven't heard too much about a panfish bite yet.  Still fishing shallow.  50/50 between plastics and live bait.  Looking forward to another good week.  63 degrees is the magic water temp., and I think we're there. - Lynn Lake Lodge, submitted May 28, 2024

Lynn Lake Lodge, Webster:  605-237-0309,

Good crowd over the weekend.  Very busy with a lot of people fishing.  We had a tough Friday with the bad wind and weather, but a good weekend.  We're seeing good success on Bitter, North and South Rush, Blue Dog and Opitz.  Waubay has mixed reports due to the algae bloom.  Some did ok while some did not.  There's a lot of northern pike this year with plenty of opportunity.  The dock was destroyed on North Rush on Friday due to the wind out of the NW.  Hopefully it will be fixed in the near future.    – Sportsman’s Cove, submitted May 27, 2024

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

For more information on fishing South Dakota State Parks in the Glacial Lakes & Prairies region, visit SD Game, Fish & Parks.