KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of August 24, 2020
Richmond: Anglers have been catching bluegill, crappie, and perch. Fishermen are catching panfish bobber fishing with worms from the docks. Great opportunity to take a kid fishing.
Elm: Anglers have been catching walleye, perch, and northern pike. Anglers that have been pulling plugs and spinners with worms are having the best luck.
Wylie: The Game, Fish and Parks has recently stocked bluegill, smallmouth bass, and white bass into the lake. This is a great area to take kids fishing.
Elm River: Anglers have been catching crappie and northern pike.
James River: Anglers are catching northern pike. The walleye bite has been slow.
Mina: Anglers have been catching walleye, northern pike, catfish, perch, and bluegill. The walleye bite has been better in the evenings.
Not much for angler pressure south of HWY 212 in Clark County. The water is at a high temperature and the lakes are very dirty. Fishing has been extremely tough for a majority of anglers.
Swan: Lake is still seeing some potential fish getting caught. Catching some decent northern’s along with picking up some walleye from time to time.
Goose: Boat fishermen are still catching a few walleyes, most of which have been under 15 inches.
Kampeska: Anglers are still catching a mixed bag of fish from shore and by boat, including (northern pike, white bass, perch, crappie and walleye.) The walleye
Pelican Lake: Little fishing activity.
Blythe Slough: Closed to boating through August 31st, 2020.
Due to the high water and safety hazard of a potential vehicle and pedestrian accident, the county is no longer allowing pedestrians on the Grenville grade, Day Co 1 north of Hwy 12 to 140th St., and Yellowstone trail from Main St. to Day Co 1. Also, if you are shore fishing make sure you are parked in a legal parking spot and it is not posted as no parking.
North Rush: Anglers are catching a few perch but have to do a little sorting
Enemy Swim: The bluegill bite is still slow
Waubay: Angler success has been low this week
Bitter: The bite is still slow with some anglers catching a few walleye and perch
Poinsett: A few walleyes and perch being caught.
Opitz: Smaller walleye continue to bite. Couple perch and crappie being caught.
Roy: Slow for fishing.
Clear: Few panfish and the occasional bass being caught.
Pelican Lake Recreation Area:
The 3-D targets are up at the archery range, so come and test your skills on real life targets. Also, enjoy the scenic trail that meanders through the park and enjoy birding and the pollinator plots that are in full bloom.
Reminder, a park entrance license is required to use the archery range.
Richmond/ Mina Lake Recreation Areas:
There is nothing better than camping in the fall make those reservations now for September and October. The cabin and modern cabin at Mina Lake Recreation Area is still available for rent for pheasant opener. New this year will be bird cleaning stations at each campground and at the modern cabin.
Fort Sisseton State Park:
Fort Sisseton Pioneer Kids Virtual Camp: Your young historians will learn about Pioneers and South Dakota from hands-on activities, interactive lessons and performances and more! This virtual camp will take place every week in September with interactive activities every Saturday from 10am to 11am. This camp is great for kids in elementary and middle school. Your young historians will learn about Pioneers and South Dakota from hands-on activities, interactive live stream lessons and performances, homemade recipes and more! Packets will be mailed to each kid each week. A secured zoom link will be given to participate in the interactive activities on Saturday.
Camp Schedule is posted on our Facebook page!
To Register please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fort-sisseton-pioneer-kids-virtual-camp-tickets-116352414203. There is no fee for this camp and there is no location requirement. If you have any questions please contact us at Fort Sisseton at 605.448.5474 or email us at [email protected]
This camp is proudly sponsored by Fort Sisseton State Park and the Fort Sisseton Commission.