Fredericks on Fishing: Getting Warmer

By Jarrod Fredericks

Angling for all species in northeastern South Dakota has been ramping up as conditions stabilize and temperatures warm.  Water temperatures are nearing the 60 degree mark and we are seeing the walleyes firing up.  Currently most lakes have bass and crappies in the shallows for spawn.

Trolling crankbaits a bit deeper has been working best for walleyes, and crappies are relating to that shallower structure at this time.

Wind continues to be a big factor, particularly during the day with the calmer stretches in the mornings and evenings producing the best bites.

Jarrod Fredericks is a Dakota Edge Outdoors contributing writer and a licensed fishing guide in northeastern South Dakota.

Featured Photo: Spawn is On. Black crappies are up shallow and in the midst of the spawn on many northeastern South Dakota lakes this week. DEO Photo by Jarrod Fredericks.

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