Fishing Report

We fish a lot of different lakes in Northeast South Dakota. Each week we'll highlight some different lakes for our fishing report.

October 1, 2018 Northeast South Dakota Fishing Report

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Northeast South Dakota

The wind, rain and cold weather has kept a lot of fishermen off the water lately and fishing has been slow. Fishermen are catching small walleyes and some decent perch along the south shore of Lake Poinsett. Anglers are using a jig/minnow combination or a minnow and a plain hook under a slip bobber.

Probably the hottest lake we have going right now in the northeast is the Big Stone perch bite. Most of the perch are 9 to 10 inches after you sort through them. Most anglers are using a small jig and spikes but the larger perch are coming off minnows. A few can push 11 inches.

Big Stone is also producing some walleyes at sunset and sunrise casting crankbaits or a jig and plastic from shore.