Fishing At Waubay Lake
AKA: Waubay Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, rock bass, white bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Waubay Lake in South Dakota.
Walleye, in good numbers and size, are the reason anglers are drawn to Waubay Lake, a 15,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Grenville. Shaped like a giant splatter of paint, this lake has hundreds of miles of shoreline, and it's loaded with fish. Smallmouth bass are the second most popular fish species here, followed by yellow perch, pike and sunfish. There is a boat launch ramp on the north shore at the Grenville Access Area, one at the upper west shore off 136th Street and Gaikowski Drive, and nice boat ramp on the southwest shore at the Kanago Access Area off 436th Ave. Even though the lake is most suited for boat fishing, anglers wishing to fish from the bank can find access all around the lake.
Primary fish species residing in Waubay Lake
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Waubay Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Boat Ramp SW Fee
Located mid lake, west side, off 436th Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Kanago Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off 436th Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Grenville Access Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off State Route 6, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Ice Rock Campground - 605 321-7974
Lake Country Campground - 605 940-5420
Waubay Lake SD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Country Campground, Waubay
44593 132nd St
Waubay, SD 57273
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Waubay Lake in SD
General Fishing Info
Fishing for walleye and smallmouth bass in northeast SD.