Check out our resort and bait shop links below for more information. Once ice has formed on area lakes, the fishing reports will be updated accordingly. Thank you for your patience! In the mean-time, please check out the SD Game, Fish & Parks weekly report to the right.
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10” of ice has been measured in front of Schmidt’s Landing. We’ve had reports that people have been catching perch near the islands and around Cramer’s Resort. Tungsten Jigs with wax worms and spikes have been used. There are areas that have open water near Sodak Shores and by Ortonville. Foot traffic along with ATV’s have been used in the areas with the thicker ice. – Submitted by Schmidt’s Landing, December 10, 2018
Schmidt's Landing, Big Stone City: 605-432-6911, www.schmidtslanding.com
Some fishermen catching a few perch and walleyes. With the colder temperatures in the future, there will be more ice and activity on the lake. - Submitted by Bitter Lake Lodge, December 3, 2018
Bitter Lake Lodge, Waubay: 605-947-5005, www.bitterlakelodge.com
Reports walleyes on jigs and minnows. Ice conditions vary greatly throughout this 17 mile lake. Up to 10" of ice currently exists. However, no vehicle travel is advised and extreme caution should be used. As always, know your ice conditions BEFORE launching by foot, sled, ATV or vehicle. Tip-up and light weight house opportunities do exist. – Submitted by Wing N Fin Resort, December 10, 2018
Wing N Fin Resort, Browns Valley, MN: 605-237-8323, www.wingnfintraverse.com
Just a handful of fishermen on Lynn Lake over the weekend. Most were catching undersize walleyes with a few 16" keepers. Ice thickness is about 9" with some thin ice north of the boat ramp. Submitted by Lynn Lake Lodge, December 10, 2018
Lynn Lake Lodge, Webster: 605-345-4564, www.lynnlakelodge.com
The ice is now 7-10 inches. I would still use all terrain vehicles to drive on the ice, but I do see people driving trucks on the area lakes. The fishing has been somewhat fair to good. The panfish bite was good a couple of days ago. Some nice crappies and bluegills. The walleye bite has been good, but as always, it is best in the evening or early morning. We are expecting some warmer weather this coming week, so it would be a good time to get out and explore. - submitted by Fish Hunter Guide Service, December 9, 2018
We lost some ground this weekend with the wind cutting openings in the ice. Be very cautious! Waubay has mixed results on ice thickness. The Buckshot area is a solid 8”, while the Grenville Lovers Lane area is less. Do not use trucks, and please do not travel alone. Waubay is seeing some perch and walleye. Roy Lake and Buffalo have better ice with about 10”. There is still open ice on Antelope, Swan, Lynn and Blue Dog Lakes. – Submitted by Sportsman’s Cove, December 3, 2018.