KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of July 31, 2022

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report
Elm Lake: Fishermen have been catching some walleyes, pulling plugs has been the best. The dock at Elm Lake Resort has been fixed and is useable. The dock at the south end of the lake is still closed.
Elm River: Anglers have been catching walleye and crappies by some of the dams.
James River: Anglers have been catching walleye and catfish. Anglers are reminded that some of the bridges along the river are under water. Bow fishermen are having luck shooting carp. Bow fishermen are reminded that it’s against the law to release shot carp back into the water or throw carp on the shoreline.
Mina Lake: Anglers been catching walleye, bluegills, and catfish. Anglers pulling plugs have been having the best success for walleye. Bluegill anglers been having good luck in the shallow water in the afternoon hours.
Richmond Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye, crappie, and bluegill. The bluegills are in shallow water and fun for the kids to catch off docks. The North Bridge has been producing walleyes in the evening hours.

Clark County
Fishing Report
Dry 1: Slow for Walleye.
Dry 2: Slow for Walleye and Perch.
Indian Springs: Slow for Walleye.
Reid: Fair for Walleye.
Swan: Slow for Walleye.

Codington County
Fishing Report
Blythe Slough: Little to no activity.
Dry Lake: Fishing continues to be slow, but fishermen are still picking up a walleye or northern pike here and there.
Goose: Continues to be slow, with only a few fish being brought in.
Kampeska: Fishermen are catching a mixed bag of fish, mornings and evenings seem to be best.
Long Lake: Little to no activity.
Pelican Lake: Little to no activity.

Day County
Fishing Report
Bitter: Fishing has been slow. Few white bass.
Enemy Swim: Bluegill being caught still. Reminder: zebra mussels found in this body of water. Take appropriate cleaning measures.
Hazleton: Some walleye being caught.
Lynn Lake: Catching some walleye.
Pickerel: Slow.
Waubay: Some walleye being caught around Grenville. Have to sort through them.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report
Clear Lake: The bite remains slow. Anglers are catching an occasional Walleye here and there.
Lake Albert: The Walleye bite remains slow. Anglers who are having success are catching a few nice walleyes trolling bottom bouncers and spinners throughout the middle of the lake.
Lake Poinsett: The Walleye bite has slowed down throughout the last week. Anglers are having the best luck pulling bottom bouncers and spinners with night crawlers. Anglers are also finding luck pulling crank baits out in the basin. Fishing conditions have been tough the last week with the heat and high winds.
Three Buck: The Walleye bite is almost nonexistent. Warm water conditions have moved fish into the deeper parts of the lake. The lake has become very weedy making it hard to fish.

Marshall County
Fishing Report
Buffalo Lakes: Crappie and bluegill bite remains fair; northern pike action has been very good.
Cattail / Kettle Lakes: Northern pike bite is fair, anglers just have to deal with aquatic vegetation.
Clear: Very good success on bass. Crappie and bluegill bite is slow.
Opitz: The walleye bite has slowed down. Remember the special regulation on Opitz.
Piyas Lake: Anglers are finding some walleye. The tribal landing has been improved; don’t forget to pick up a tribal fishing license.
Roy: Northern pike, walleye and bass bite has been good.
West Stink Lake: Has seen some fishing pressure with no real bite going on.

Parks Report
Pelican Lake Recreation Area: Join us at Pelican Lake Recreation Area for an outdoor adventure every other Thursday evening from June 2nd through August 25th at 7 PM. We will have hands-on lessons, fun activities, and something to engage the entire family. We will meet by the picnic shelter near the boat ramp. A park entrance license is required.
Fort Sisseton State Park: Join us for a night tour by lantern light around Fort Sisseton. Learn the history of Fort Sisseton while also enjoying some ghost stories. This event will be held on August 27th at 9:00PM.
Oakwood Lakes State Park: Challenge yourself to live as the settlers did. Can you build a shelter, identify furs, tie knots, paddle and start a fire? Come to Mortimer’s Cabin and register to show off your skills as a survivalist. Registration is open from 10 am – 12 pm on August 13th. Participants will be judged on how well they complete the tasks and the higher their score the better the prizes. Park License is required.
Can you see in the dark? We think you see better than you think! Join us for a hike in the dark where we will try to educate you about some of our nocturnal friends and have a fun little activity along the way. Park license is required. New Moon Night Hike will take place at Oakwood Lakes State Park on August 27th at 8:30PM-10:00PM.
Lake Poinsett Recreation Area: On August 6th Lake Poinsett is hosting USA Bassin Trail 3 fishing tournament. For more information contact Harry Ladner at (605) 695-9988.