KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of February 28, 2022

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report
Cottonwood Lake: Anglers are finding that the walleye 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, but the bite has slowed.
Mina Lake: Anglers have been catching perch and walleye.
Richmond Lake: Anglers have been catching perch and crappie, but the bite has slowed.
Willow Dam: Anglers have been catching a few walleyes. The bite has been better in the mornings and evenings.

Clark County
Fishing Report
Dry 1: Anglers have been catching a few perch, but they’re very congregated.
Dry 2: Anglers are finding a few perch and walleye. The northern pike bite has been good.
Reid: Fishing has slowed.
Swan: Anglers are catching a few walleye through the night and the perch bite has been good.

Codington County
Fishing Report
Blythe Slough: Anglers are having some success.
Dry Lake: Anglers are finding some success. The walleye bite has been inconsistent.
Goose: Heavy fishing pressure with low success rates.
Kampeska: Anglers are spread out finding a variety of fish.
Long Lake: A few anglers are beginning to venture out and are finding moderate success.
Pelican Lake: Little to no fishing pressure.

Day County
Fishing Report
Bitter: Fishing pressure picked up slightly this last weekend with anglers catching a few perch.
Bluedog: There is still a good evening walleye bite.
Enemy Swim: Fishing pressure remains steady with anglers catching a few bluegill, crappie and walleye.
Pickerel: Some crappie are being caught.
Waubay: Anglers reported the perch bite is okay.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report
Clear Lake: A few small walleyes 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. Little to no pressure.

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