Over the past 20 years a succession of major snow melts in the early 1990s helped many of eastern South Dakota’s waters swell. Small sloughs that once stood alone joined together to create new fisheries, while the more established lakes in the area grew larger and deeper. Now hundreds of lakes have the depth, structure and habitat to sustain healthy populations of gamefish. The walleye has made these bodies of water home. During high water years flooding occurs sending the fish into connecting waterways, now the walleye can be found in the river systems, small sloughs and the newly formed big lakes. Some of the big walleye waters are Lake Thompson and Lake Poinsett in the central area, to Waubay and Bitter Lake to the north.

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