KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of December 28, 2020

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report
Richmond: There is still open water by the north and west bridges. Anglers have been catching some perch, crappie, and walleye.
Mina: There is open water by the spillway and east boat ramp.
Elm: There are weak spots by the resort bridge and west arm of the lake. Anglers have been catching some perch and walleye.
Hosmer slough: Anglers have been picking up a few smaller perch. Anglers are having to sort. Ice conditions are not good, be careful.

Hunting Report
Pheasants: Hunters that are walking cattail sloughs are having the best luck. With the recent snow, hunters will have better luck hunting pheasants. The Sand Lake Refuge pheasant season opens on Dec 14, 2020. The pheasant season is open until Jan 31, 2021.

Clark County
Fishing Report

CAUTION: A lot of water opened up last week during the blizzard and the wind. Had a couple fall throughs on Lamb Slough as well on Christmas Eve. Please use extreme caution while out on the lakes.

Dry 2: Some fishing activity on the lake with a few walleyes being caught. The ice is not safe.
Lamb Slough: Perch bite continuing. Be aware of ice conditions.
Indian Springs: Unsafe Ice

Codington County
Fishing Report

Goose: Anglers are catching 13-15 inch walleye.

Hunting Report

Pheasant: Hunters continue to average about 1.5 – 2 birds per hunter this past week.

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.

Waubay: Have been hearing of some success with walleye on the north end of the lake.
Bitter: Seeing a good amount of pressure with a day to day bite for perch and the occasional walleye.
Hazelden: Seeing some anglers giving it a try but not hearing much for success.

Hunting Report
Pheasant: Still seeing plenty of pheasant action in the county.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report

Poinsett: Reports of a fair walleye bite in the morning and evening hours. Giving a few perch throughout the day, bite remains slow though.
Clear Lake: Reports of a few walleye being caught.

Marshall County
Fishing Report

Roy: Good pike and perch fishing near the resort.
Clear: A few anglers ventured out and found some decent panfish.
White: A few crappie and walleye have been caught in the evenings.
Opitz: A few decent perch were caught over the weekend.
Buffalo lakes: A few panfish and pike have been caught.

Hunting Report

Pheasant: Hunters walking grass and cattails near harvested fields seem to be having the best success.
Deer: Deer are really moving in the evenings right now. Hunters scouting and finding those evening feeding patterns are doing well.

Park Report:

Oakwood Lakes State Park
Oakwood Lakes State Park will be hosting a self-guided First Day Hike from Jan. 1st – Jan. 3rd, 6am – 11pm. Sign in at the warming shelter by Mortimer’s Cabin to be entered into a prize drawing. Please include how many adults and youth are in your group and log the number of miles that you hike. Grab an Animal Track Scavenger Hunt to add a little adventure to your hike! There is no cost to participate, but a park license is required to enter the park.