KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of February 21, 2022

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report
Cottonwood Lake: Anglers have been catching some walleye, but the bite has been inconsistent.
Elm Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye, northern pike, and crappie. Fishermen are reminded that the south boat access is closed, due to construction on the dam.
Hosmer: Anglers have been catching perch. The bite has slowed down the last two weeks.
Mina Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye and perch.
Richmond Lake: Anglers have been catching crappie and perch. The bite has slowed down the last two weeks.
Willow Dam: Anglers have been catching some walleye. The bite has been better in the mornings and evenings.

Clark County
Fishing Report
Dry 1: Very slow perch and walleye bite.
Dry 2: Anglers are finding very few fish as the bite has tremendously slowed down. They’re finding a few pike, but super slow for perch and walleye.
Indian Springs: There is no perch bite, and the walleye bite has been really slow.
Reid: Anglers have been catching some northern pike, but the walleye bite has been very slow and no perch bite.

Codington County
Fishing Report
Blythe Slough: Anglers were venturing out to try it with minor success.
Dry Lake: The walleye bite has slowed down. Still some anglers finding success.
Goose: Lots of fishing pressure with slow to moderate success.
Kampeska: Anglers are spread out searching for fish.
Long Lake: Little to no fishing pressure.
Pelican Lake: No fishing pressure.

Day County
Fishing Report
Bitter: Anglers on the move are having the best luck finding perch and a few walleye.
Bluedog: Anglers are having luck catching a few walleye.
Enemy Swim: Lots of pressure this past weekend but overall, the bite has slowed.
Pickerel: Fishing activity has slowed.
Waubay: Anglers are spread throughout the lake and are struggling to find fish.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report
Clear Lake: A few small walleye and perch are being caught. Fishing has slowed.
Lake Albert: Little to no fishing pressure.
Lake Poinsett: Anglers are having okay success catching walleye during the evening and overnight hours. Anglers are also picking up some nice crappie during the evening hours after dark. An occasional perch is being caught as well.
Three Buck: Fishing has slowed tremendously throughout the last week.

Marshall County
Fishing Report
Buffalo Lakes: Anglers are catching some crappie and northern pike. The walleye bite has been inconsistent.
Cattail / Kettle Lakes: Little to no activity.
Clear: Little fishing pressure.
Opitz: Some anglers catching a few small walleye with an occasional perch.
Piyas Lake: Little fishing pressure. An occasional walleye and perch are being caught. Access is tough, even on the tribal access.
Roy: Fishing has slowed.
West Stink Lake: Perch bite has slowed, but anglers are picking up an occasional walleye.

Parks Report
Roy Lake State Park: Rental suites sleeping 4 to 10 people are available at Roy Lake State Park all winter. From December 1st through March 30th, the suites are 25% off the regular price. So, a suite that sleeps four people is available for $90 per night plus tax and a suite that sleeps up to 10 people is available for $131.25 plus tax through the winter. Go online at or call 1-800-710-2267 to take advantage of these prices.
The Convenience Store at Roy Lake State Park is now open! The hours are Friday from 4pm to 8pm, Saturday noon to 8pm, and Sunday 8am to 4pm. Snacks, drinks, frozen food, Roy Lake merchandise, fishing equipment, and bait are available at the store. The store is open during the week as staff is available.