Weekly Dakota Angler Fishing Report

Date posted - August 11, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair and Bluegills good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair. A few perch.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good, perch and crappie fair along with a few pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Walleyes fair.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood Walleyes fair.
Swan Lake A few Walleyes and pike.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog A few Walleyes.
Lake Cochrane A few bass and bluegills.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair, along with a few perch and pike.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few Walleyes, crappie, and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake A few Walleyes, bluegull, catfish, and crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few perch, smallmouth bass, and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few perch and pike.
Brandt A few crappie and walleye.
Whitewood Few reports.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few walleye.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few trout, crappie, and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver A few crappie and Walleye.
Sinai A few Walleyes, perch, and crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few Walleye.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Perch good. Walleye, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow bass good. Perch, Crappie, and Bluegill fair. Also fair to good for catfish!
West Okoboji Crappie good. A few walleye. Bluegill fair.
Lake Pahoja A few crappie and bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes, perch and crappies.
Sarah A few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
West Graham Few walleye.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes pulling plugs or spinners.
Chamberlain Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Platte Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Pickstown Walleyes slow to fair in trees and deeper water.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Good for Cats!
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few pike.
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