My favorite walleye lake, Lake Thompson SD. in Walleye Posted June 16, 2016 I'm buying a place in SD! Amazing peasant hunting and walleye fishing. Screw Florida in the winter SD here I come. Hahaha, Chas, be warned though, the winters are way more brutal than NY, and the wind howls out here on the prairie. Plus, it would be a huge culture shock, as there are only about 800,000 people in the whole state!!LOL Traffic is way better, though!!