SD Dry Lake Jumbo Perch & Walleye

SD Dry Lake Jumbo Perch & Walleye

SD Dry LakeOne of the hottest lakes going for Master Angler yellow perch along with lots of walleyes. Prior to the 1990s, it was a shallow slough with limited fishery potential. Today, the lake has expanded to over 48,000 acres, has a maximum depth around 15 feet, and is booming with walleyes and potentially some of the biggest perch in the Glacial Lakes region.

During open water, anglers troll crankbaits and spinners to catch walleyes, perch, and pike. Drifting with livebait is also productive.

Ice fishing is probably the best time to capitalize on the monster perch. This expansive body of water is bowl-shaped, so the fish tend to roam the basin often keying on food such as baitfish and freshwater shrimp. Livebait, vertical jigging spoons, and swimming jigs are often the most productive presentations. Expect to catch both walleye and perch once you pinpoint pods of fish.


SD Dry Lake Contacts: Dakota Angler, dakotaangler.com; Double P Ranch, doublepranch.com.


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