KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of April 20, 2020
Richmond: Anglers have been catching some smaller walleye in the evenings.
Elm: Anglers have been catching walleye and the occasional northern pike.
Elm River: Anglers have been catching some walleye and northern pike. The evening bite has been the best.
James River: Fishing has been slow with the fast water.
Boat docks are out and ready for use at Richmond Lake, Mina Lake, and Elm Lake. It’s a great time to get outdoors!
Turkey: The archery turkey season in open until May 31st. In Brown County we only have an archery turkey season.
Snow Geese: Most of the snow geese have migrated into North Dakota. There are still a few small flocks in northern Brown County.
Dry 2: Still no access to the boat ramp due to the road being under water. Recommended that no one drives through the flooded road.
Indian Springs: Has been slow the last week with water temperatures hovering around 43 degrees. With the warm weather coming up the bite should be good. Black claw does not have their floating dock in yet, but the ramp is open.
Reid: Currently access is limited but one can still get a boat in on the south side of lake.
Swan: Have been seeing some fishing activity but it appears that the bite is currently on the low end with water temperatures being cooler.
There hasn’t been much for hunting activity this past week.
Snow Geese: Geese have all moved out of the county.
Goose: Fishermen are catching a few walleyes from shore.
Blythe: Fishermen are catching a few walleyes from shore.
Kampeska: Fishermen are catching a mixed bag of fish from shore and boat, including (northern pike, white bass and walleye.
Pelican: Fishermen are catching a few walleyes from shore and by boat, evenings seem to be the best time.
Snow Geese: There are still a few birds around the Henry area.
Turkey: Turkey continue to spread out, archery and firearms hunters are both having some success in filling their tags.
Few anglers have been having success fishing from shore for walleyes and northerns. Docks are going in at local boat ramps and anglers are beginning to take full advantage of that amenity.
Snow Geese: Lucky if you see any in the county
Turkeys: Continue to see good success rates around the county
Poinsett: With nicer weather there has been plenty of fishermen in boats and on shore. Few reports of walleye being caught. There is a 300ft NO-WAKE zone restriction around the entire lake.
Albert: Seen a few boat and shore fishermen. The report of success remains slow.
Turkey: Few hunters out this past weekend and success remains limited to the Sioux Poinsett GPA.
Snow Geese: Most of the snow geese have moved out of the county.
Opitz: Small walleye being caught near the ramp and south road grade.
Roy: A few walleyes being caught near the east and west park ramp areas.
Clear: A few bass and walleye being caught along the road grade.
White: A few walleyes being caught from shore near the ramp and spillway.
Turkey: Birds a being vocal, and toms are really moving around searching for hens.
Snow Geese: A few isolated pockets of birds can be found with detailed scouting.
Pelican Lake Recreation Area:
Check out our Facebook page @PelicanLakeSandyShore for E-Programs. On each post, you will find educational and interactive videos, daily challenges, and activity packets for a wide variety of ages for each lesson.
Pelican Lake Recreation Area is hosting Becoming an Outdoor Family July 15-17. Registration is open. The event website with more information on the program and registration can be found at gfp.sd.gov/outdoors-family.
Fort Sisseton State Park:
#FunFactFriday is still going on! Go on a video exploration of the Fort with our park manager Ali as she answers some of the most frequently asked questions and gives us insight on some of the fun and lesser known history of the area. Check out our Facebook page for #FunFactFriday.