KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of July 19, 2021

Aberdeen Area

Fishing Report
Richmond Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye, bluegill, crappie and perch.
Elm Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye and northern pike.
Elm River: Water levels are low making it a challenge.
Mina Lake: The perch bite was slow.

Clark County

Fishing Report
Dry 2: Fishing is fair for walleye.
Dry 1: Fishing is slow to fair for walleye.
Indian Springs: Fishing is still good.
Reid: Fishing is slow to fair for walleye.
Swan: Slow to fair for walleye.

Codington County

Fishing Report
Goose: Fishermen are primarily catching walleye from the boat, as the weeds make shore fishing difficult. The walleye continues to be 14 to 16 inches, with a few over 20 inches being caught as well.
Kampeska: Fishing continues to be slow, with fishermen still reporting a mixed bag being caught.
Pelican Lake: Fishermen are catching a few walleye and northern pike.
Blythe Slough: Little fishing pressure.
Long Lake: Little fishing pressure.
Dry Lake: Fishing continues to be slower, but fishermen are still finding a few walleye, northern pike and the occasional perch.

Day County

Fishing Report
Bitter: Anglers are finding success for walleye; there is more sorting of walleye.
Waubay: The bite has slowed down on the lake.
Lynn Lake: No report.
Pickerel Lake: Anglers are having some success with blue gills.

Hamlin County

Fishing Report
Lake Poinsett: There has been a good bite for walleye and perch. Anglers are also mentioning catching a mixed bag of crappie, white bass, northern pike and smallmouth bass.
Lake John/Mary: A few walleyes are being caught, but overall activity has been minimal.
Three Buck: Slow.
Lake Albert: No fishing pressure.
Clear Lake: Small walleyes are being caught.

Marshall County

Fishing Report

South Buffalo Lake: Activity has slowed considerably, although anglers are finding a few bluegills and crappies.
North Buffalo Lake: Little to no activity.
Piyas Lake: Walleye bite is slow.
Opitz Lake: Walleye bite is good.
Cattail / Kettle Lake: Activity is fair for walleye and northern pike, lots of vegetation to deal with.
Clear Lake: Slow bite, but an angler may pick up a bluegill, northern pike, bass or walleye.
Roy Lake: Good bass bite with a few northern pike and an occasional walleye.

Park Report

Fort Sisseton:

Murder Mystery at Fort Sisseton:
“2020’s Revenge” “The Park Manager Murder”
Back by Popular Demand, join us for our 2021 Fort Sisseton Murder Mystery! Can you figure out who dunit?
There’s been a murder at the Fort! The staff at Fort Sisseton is excited to leave 2020 behind them and looked forward to having people back at the park for the summer of 2021, but instead it’s been nothing but a disaster!
While planning their events for the year, the staff at Fort Sisseton have been at each other throats. New staff members don’t seem to understand, the old staff members are scared of change which means tension is running high and tempers are flying until one day during the opening procedures the park manager, Ali Jo is found murdered… Follow the trail of clues to figure out who wanted Ali dead, what weapon they used and where the murder took place.
DATES: July 17- July 31st

Explore the buildings at the park while looking for clues related to the murder suspects, weapons, and crime scene. Use your detective skills and the detective sheet (located on the mobile app or at the visitor center) to help you solve the crime. Once you have solved the crime, turn in your sheet on the Fort Sisseton Mobile app or stop into the office during normal hours. Detectives who stop into the Visitor Center during normal hours and is correct will get a prize. Prizes will not be mailed out.

Northern Fort Playhouse at Fort Sisseton Historic State Park presents:
The Oregon Trail by Bekah Brunstetter.
Dates and Times: July 9, 17, 24 at 7:30 p.m. July 11th at 2 p.m.
Backstory: When middle schooler Jane gets stuck in a computer lab playing The Oregon Trail game, she ventures into the literal Oregon Trail amid covered wagons, harsh environments, and even her own great-great-grandmother. When the two confide in each other, this comedy takes a poignant turn to address depression and making one’s way in the world.

“Don’t Huge Me: A love story with singin’ and stuff” Book and lyrics by Phil Olson, music by Paul Olson.
Dates and Times: July 10, 16 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. July 18th at 2 p.m.
Backstory: In this musical comedy, a fed-up bar owner is ready to sell off his business and escape to sunny Florida. His wife—a former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, dontcha know—isn’t about to be uprooted. Meanwhile, their waitress, an aspiring singer, finds herself caught between her fiancé and a wily salesman who’s arrived in town selling the “magic” of karaoke. It should be no surprise to anyone that all heck breaks loose!

For Tickets please call 605.467.3247, for more information