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Fishing NE SD Lakes

by , Posted to on 12/19/2013 6:33 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
 I'm looking for a little guidance.  I am headed to the Sisseton area to visit family late next week.  I'm hauling my quad with tracks and Frabill down there to do a little ice fishing.  I have done quite a bit of research on netting reports etc., but my family down there is not into fishing, so no help there.  Lakes I'm thinking about trying is of course Waubay, Pickerel, Reetz and Bitter.  I plan to target perch, eyes and happy to catch some bonus gills or crappie.  Should I look for some smaller, less pressured lakes, or is this a good starting point?  I'm not looking for GPS points here, just lakes in general others enjoy fishing.  I will happily accept PM's as well.  

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Fishing NE SD Lakes
by on 12/19/2013 6:44 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Chain of Buffalo Lakes, & Lake Almos
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by on 12/19/2013 7:03 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2006
Location: SD
Call the Sportsman Cove out of Webster and get the updated fishing report.
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by on 12/19/2013 7:10 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
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by on 12/19/2013 7:20 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
 Or just ask ol quammy here...
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Re: Fishing NE SD Lakes
by on 12/19/2013 7:33 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Says Jason Mitchell. 
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by on 12/19/2013 7:33 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I didn't know you go down there.... 
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by on 12/19/2013 7:40 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Who's jason mitchell 
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Says Jason Mitchell. 
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by on 12/19/2013 7:46 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/05/2008
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The guy with the smallest head and biggest fingers I've ever seen holding fish. 
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fisherman25 Said:
Says Jason Mitchell. 
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by on 12/19/2013 8:06 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/26/2011
Location: ND
 Pickerel for crappie. Waubay or bitter for perch and walleye. Sportsman cove is a good spot for info and bait. 

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by on 12/19/2013 8:11 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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 Well that will be one of my closest options.  
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by on 12/19/2013 8:12 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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 Netting reports show good sizes of perch there too.  This was definitely one of my target lakes.  
DirtyMike Said:
 Pickerel for crappie. Waubay or bitter for perch and walleye. Sportsman cove is a good spot for info and bait. 


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Re: Fishing NE SD Lakes
by on 12/19/2013 8:15 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
 Does anyone know much about Reetz lake?  Its a little further drive from where I'm staying, but their netting reports show that lake holds large perch and walleye.....
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by on 12/19/2013 8:16 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/26/2011
Location: ND
 To be honest, you should hit up sloughs and punch some holes. We've hammered big eyes and perch on some no name puddles. 

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by on 12/19/2013 8:24 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Limit on Reetz is 1 Walleye over 28" incase you are looking for a limit.
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Re: Fishing NE SD Lakes
by on 12/19/2013 8:29 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Well, I met a guy up there at a few family events I've been to who keeps telling me he'll take me fishing and show me some "back holes" full of big perch and walleye.  It sounds like he's going to take me as long as its not too cold out.  He's older and not a big fan of fishing when it's really cold.  So I am just building some contingency in case he decides he doesn't want to go.  I know better than to just expect him to take me out.  
And yes, I'm bringing the quad with tracks so I don't have to worry about nice access or snow.  So I won't be afraid to try some sloughs if they look promising.  Thanks for the advice! 
DirtyMike Said:
 To be honest, you should hit up sloughs and punch some holes. We've hammered big eyes and perch on some no name puddles. 


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by on 12/19/2013 8:32 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
Yeah I'm just downloading the SD handbook because I seen a mention of that.  So that is the slot there?  Only one over 28" and none below?   
reddog Said:
Limit on Reetz is 1 Walleye over 28" incase you are looking for a limit.
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Re: Fishing NE SD Lakes
by on 12/19/2013 8:35 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
 Never mind, I just read it.  Is it a fun catch a release lake?  
fisherman25 Said:
Yeah I'm just downloading the SD handbook because I seen a mention of that.  So that is the slot there?  Only one over 28" and none below?   
reddog Said:
Limit on Reetz is 1 Walleye over 28" incase you are looking for a limit.
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Re: Fishing NE SD Lakes
by on 12/19/2013 8:39 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
 Yes, I believe that is correct. Their trying to make it a trophy lake. Opitz is a good lake to catch a lot of nice eater size walleye as well. All of the other suggestions are good as well. I like Roy as well, but have never gone there ice fishing. Big fish and just about all kinds as well. I will be in the area next week as well, if my in laws have a better report when I get there on Tuesday I can let you know.
fisherman25 Said:
Yeah I'm just downloading the SD handbook because I seen a mention of that.  So that is the slot there?  Only one over 28" and none below?   
reddog Said:
Limit on Reetz is 1 Walleye over 28" incase you are looking for a limit.
Enemy Swim for your panfish





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by on 12/19/2013 8:46 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
 Sounds like we're going to be doing the same thing.  That would be great!  Feel free to PM me next week and I'll share what I know as well.  Thank you.
Chargers Said:
 Yes, I believe that is correct. Their trying to make it a trophy lake. Opitz is a good lake to catch a lot of nice eater size walleye as well. All of the other suggestions are good as well. I like Roy as well, but have never gone there ice fishing. Big fish and just about all kinds as well. I will be in the area next week as well, if my in laws have a better report when I get there on Tuesday I can let you know.
fisherman25 Said:
Yeah I'm just downloading the SD handbook because I seen a mention of that.  So that is the slot there?  Only one over 28" and none below?   
reddog Said:
Limit on Reetz is 1 Walleye over 28" incase you are looking for a limit.
Enemy Swim for your panfish






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Re: Fishing NE SD Lakes
by on 12/19/2013 9:07 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND



This was from last weekend in SE SD.  i fish down there alot. Pm me i will point you in the right direction.
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