Fishing Spotty on Area Lakes

Date posted - November 8, 2012

Big Spirit Lake

Yellow Perch – Fair: Action has been spotty. Active fish can be found, it just takes a little leg work. Try drifting mud flats or weed lines with either wigglers or minnows, and don’t overlook shallow water. Walleye – Good: Action seems to be picking up, especially for wader fishermen in the evening. Many of the fish being caught are in the 11- to 14-inch range, along with a few slots. Trolling crank baits has yielded a few fish, but action is still a little hit and miss.


East Okoboji Lake

Walleye – Fair: Rock piles and drop offs have been producing a few fish. Trolling and jigging have been the best producers. Yellow Bass – Good: Yellow bass action has been good. Look for rock piles and drop offs. Wigglers and worms produce well on either a jigging spoon or a slip bobber. Trolling small crank baits can also prove effective.


Silver Lake (Dickinson)

We have received no information regarding fishing on this water body this week.


West Okoboji Lake

Yellow Perch – Fair: Try fishing on the drop-offs and don’t be afraid to move around to locate a school of bigger fish as there are many small ones. Fishing 8 to 15 feet of water using jigging spoons with wigglers has been bringing some results. Yellow Bass – Good: Try using a jigging spoon tipped with wigglers in 15 to 25 feet of water just off the weed edge and down the drop a bit.


Lost Island Lake

A mixed bag of walleye, crappies, and yellow bass has been coming in and action has been good. Try pitching jig and minnow combos for all three along drop offs and other structure.


Scharnberg Pond

Trout stocking will be Nov. 10 around 12:30 p.m.

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