KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of April 6, 2020

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report

Richmond: Anglers have been catching some walleye and northern pike by the spillway and north bridge. Fishing has been inconsistent lately.
Elm River: Anglers have been catching the occasional walleye and northern pike. Anglers have been fishing Kruses Dam and the Elm Lake spillway.
James River: Fishing has been slow. The water is really running hard on the river. There has been some northern pike being caught by Sand Lake Refuge.

Hunting Report
Snow Geese: There are still some snow geese in northern Brown County. With this nice weather a lot of the snow geese have been migrating into North Dakota.

Clark County
Fishing Report

Clark County Lakes are opening up. Very little fishing activity has been seen across the county. Put the ice fishing equipment away and get ready for the long rod season as I encourage you all to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, and what easier way to social distance yourself. If you are shore fishing, you may want to scout your favorite spots as water levels have increased a lot since last spring.

Hunting Report

Snow Geese: Snow geese have pretty well left the area.

Codington County
Fishing Report

Goose: Fishermen have been trying their luck around the open water.
Blythe: Little fishing activity.
Kampeska: Fishermen have been trying their luck around the open water.
Pelican: Little fishing activity.

Hunting Report

Snow Geese: There are still a few birds around the Henry area.
Turkey: The turkeys have begun to spread out. Archery hunters had some success this past weekend and things should continue to only improve.

Day County
Fishing Report

Ice fishing is pretty much wrapped up for the season and anglers are beginning to find open water near culverts targeting walleye and pike.

Hunting Report
Snow Geese: Not many birds around, biggest concentration is on the west side of the county.
Turkeys: Archery season opened last weekend and saw a few people out giving it a try. Turkeys are beginning to split from the big flocks and becoming more active with their mating rituals
Muskrats: As ice is beginning to clear muskrats are becoming more and more active making a great opportunity for trapping.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report

Poinsett: Fishermen have reported a few walleye from shore. Still some ice on the lake so no boat docks have been put in yet.

Hunting Report
Snow Geese: The geese have all left the county.

Marshall County
Fishing Report

Numerous creeks across the county are running. Right now is the time to spear some northern pike.
Lakes are opening up and anglers are starting to fish from shore.

Hunting Report
Snow Geese: Good numbers of snow geese have pushed into the county. Right now would be a great time to get out and harvest some geese.

Park Report:

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:
It’s our NEW feature here at Fort Sisseton!! #FunFactFriday…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.
The Bunnies got loose at Fort Sisseton and are causing some trouble! Ten bunnies got out and are having a lot of fun causing some trouble… Can you stop them? Go for a bunny “hunt” and shoot the bunnies with your camera. When you find all ten, email your photos to Fort Sisseton at [email protected] or message us your photos on Facebook. Each photo entered is good for an entry into our drawing which includes a gift basket and weekend of Free Camping at any South Dakota State Park! This event is great to get outside and enjoy the outdoors while protecting you and your family at this time.
Go to https://facebook.com/events/s/outdoor-bunny-hunt-at-fort-sis/2810112085731698/?ti=icl for some hints on where to find the bunnies (GPS coordinates)

Roy Lake State Park
At Roy Lake- West Park, ten bunnies got loose and are now running around causing trouble. Can you stop them?
Go for a bunny “hunt” and shoot the bunnies with your camera. When you find all ten, email your photos to Roy Lake at [email protected] or message us your photos on Facebook. Each photo entered is good for an entry into our drawing which includes a gift basket and weekend of Free Camping at any South Dakota State Park!
This event is great to get outside and enjoy the outdoors while protecting you and your family at this time.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/203208244341296/ for some hints on where to find the bunnies (GPS coordinates)