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.

August 21, 2018 Northeast South Dakota Fishing Report

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We are experiencing the dog days of summer in a few northeastern lakes. Fishing isn’t fast and furious but fish can be caught. You may have to switch species.

Big Stone Lake

There is a decent walleye bite going on in shallow water just outside the weedline. In some instances a bottom bouncer and spinner/crawler combination is the best choice. If the traditional spinner isn’t working try the new Northland Butterfly Blade spinner with a slow death hook.

We also pulled shallow running crankbaits and caught walleyes in the 15 to 19 inch range along with some nice perch.

The perch bite is good but it’s not a guarantee. You need to move around until you contact them. Tungsten jigs tipped with spikes vertically jigged are out producing traditional small lead head jigs.

Waubay Lake

Good walleye bite here when you get on top of them. There are quite a few anglers out pulling the basin but those fishing rock points with crawlers are doing well.