The hot weather has slowed down the fishermen but not the fish. Thompson, Poinsett, Sinai, the Missouri reservoirs all have been good to excellent for walleyes. Crawlers and leeches have been the bait of choice with some of the guys going with minnows. Slow Death hooks, Lindy Rigs, Rapalas and crappie rigs are the tackle of choice with no one color or presentation seeming to do any better than the other. You just need to present a bait to the fish and more often than not you will be rewarded with a catch. If you are after panfish Beaver, Enemy Swim, Pickerel, Loss, Mitchell and Marindahl are some of the lakes putting out fish. Small minnows, crawlers, Beetlespins and small plastics all are working. For catfish it is hard to beat the Sioux River for sheer numbers of fish. At the Falls fish under the pipe bridge or go down to the spillway at Morrells (you might also catch a walleye or a smallmouth). Also try Dells, Baltic, Flandreau and the Klondike. Fish your bait of choice and you should catch fish. At Northview we have a full line of Catfish Baits, hooks and rigs. We usually have chubs but the recent heavy rains have hindered the wholesalers ability to consistently get chubs - call for availability. For Northerns try Poinsett, Little Bend and once in a while Brandt.