Post By: Goosehunter82 Posted: 10/15/2020 9:56:49 PMPoints: 57032
Planning a trip for mid January to Webster south Dakota and spirit lake iowa. We have pretty good Intel on spirit but looking for info on the webster area. Bait shops, lodging, restaurants, guides.... Ect... Thanks
Reply by: chodeman Posted: Oct. 16, 12:20:49 AM Points: 920
It's been 2 years, but I was born in Sioux Falls and I have fished Bitter Lake many times. We usually hit it for a few days before pheasant season and have always done very well for fall walleyes. Classic midwest lake that we generally troll mostly lindy rigs and occasionally some cranks early and late in the day. We also hit Poinsett down by Esteline and pound panfish with some decent walleyes as well. You can probably get some good intel and supplies at Sportsmans Cove in Webster. I'd love to hear how you did when you get back!
Reply by: Killerfihser Posted: Oct. 16, 5:43:42 AM Points: 653
Waubay is massive and holds everything from crappies, walleyes, and huge white bass. Pike as well, but what lake in ND or SD doen't have pike. I've never iced it but have fished it in the spring time and the fishing is phenomenal. Good luck and let us know how you do. Here's a link to some information about Waubay and map contours as well.
Reply by: Walleye Guy Posted: Oct. 16, 7:02:50 AM Points: 121
Check out Lynn Lake Lodge centrally located in the Glacial Lake area. Beside being great people who run a fine resort they know all about fishing in the area.
As far as fishing, to me a first timer should perhaps look at some of the smaller lakes. While Bitter and Waubay are god lakes, they are huge and ice fishing usually requires being on the spot. Try Lynn, Hazeldon, Buffalo, Antelope or Rush.
I have stayed at Lynn Lake for years and have benefited from Paul's fishing advice. His brother runs the bait shop in Webster and will give you the straight skinny too