KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of August 31, 2020

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report

Richmond: Anglers have been catching bluegill, crappie, and perch. Fishermen are catching panfish with a bobber and a worm or a small jig and a worm. Lots of small ones being caught. 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 a few crappies, northern pike and a few walleyes from time to time.
James River: Anglers are catching northern pike and good-sized channel catfish. The walleye bite has been slow.
Mina: Anglers have been catching walleye, northern pike, catfish, perch, and bluegill. The perch bite seems to be better earlier in the morning.

Clark County
Fishing Report

The bite has slowed down at Reid Lake as massive pressure has been seen. Some perch but very finicky and you better be in your A game.
Swan: Lake is seeing a few more anglers. Good crop of hammer handles getting caught along with some walleye, all in the smaller variety though. Few perch here and there showing up in a live well or two.

Codington County
Fishing Report

Goose: Boat fishermen are still catching a few walleyes, most of which have been under 15 inches. A few perch are getting mixed in as well.
Kampeska: Fishermen are still catching a mixed bag of fish from shore and by boat, including (northern pike, white bass, perch, crappie and walleye.)
Pelican Lake: Little fishing activity.
Blythe Slough: Opened to boating on September 1st.

Day County
Fishing Report

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: Perch bite has picked up a bit and anglers are having some success while catching a northern here and there.
Waubay: Anglers seeing little fishing pressure on the lake.
Bitter: Anglers are catching smaller mixed bag of fish but the bite has been slower.
Hamlin County
Fishing Report

Poinsett: It was a nice weekend with plenty of fishing pressure. The bite continues to be slow but still a mix bag of walleye, perch, and crappie being caught.

Marshall County
Fishing Report

Opitz: Anglers still catching smaller walleye and an occasional perch. continue to bite. Couple perch and crappie being caught.
Roy: Anglers catching a few bass out by the islands other than that still slow.
Clear: Anglers finding a descent panfish bite along the points and the occasional bass being caught.

Park Report:

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.