KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of June 13, 2022

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report
Elm Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye, crappie, and northern pike. 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 crappie by some of the dams.
James River: Anglers have been catching walleye and catfish. The bite has been better south of Hwy 12. Anglers are reminded that some of the bridges along the river are under water.
Mina Lake: The walleye bite has been inconsistent, but anglers pitching a jig and a minnow are having some success in the evenings.
Richmond Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye and crappie. The walleye bit has been a morning and evening bite. Anglers having the best luck are using a jig and a minnow.
Scatterwood Lake: Anglers are catching walleye. The bite has been good throughout the day.

Clark County
Fishing Report
Dry 1: The bite has been good for walleye.
Dry 2: The bite has been fair for walleye, good for northern pike, and slow for perch.
Indian Springs: The bite has been fair for walleye.
Reid: The bite has been fair for walleye.
Swan: The bite has been slow.

Codington County
Fishing Report
Blythe Slough: Little shore fishing pressure.
Dry Lake: Fishermen are catching walleye and northern pike, mornings have been more productive.
Goose: Fishermen are catching a few nicer walleye from boats.
Kampeska: Fishermen are catching a mixed bag of fish.
Long Lake: Fishermen are catching a few walleye over 20 inches and some northern pike.
Pelican Lake: Fishermen are catching a few walleye.

Day County
Fishing Report
Bitter: Anglers have been having good success catching quality walleye.
Bluedog: Northern pike have been aggressive and anglers targeting them have had good success.
Rush: The fishing pressure has slowed down quite a bit.
Enemy Swim: The bluegill bite and northern pike bite have been consistent.
Pickerel: Anglers are having marginal success on a mixed bag of fish.
Waubay: Anglers are catching plenty of white bass along with some walleye and northern pike.
Lynn Lake: Road (132A St) to east state ramps is closed due to high water and erosion. Bypassing road closed sign and moving barriers is being strictly enforced.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report
Clear Lake: A few smaller walleyes are being caught. The bite has been slow so far.
Lake Albert: Northern pike are being caught from the north end of the lake and at the state boat landing. A few walleyes have been caught as well this week.
Lake Poinsett: The crappie bite has started to slow down. The walleye bite has picked up a bit throughout the last week. Anglers are having the best luck pulling bottom bouncers and spinners.
Three Buck: The walleye bite continues to be good. The walleye have moved into a little deeper water away from shore.

Marshall County
Fishing Report
Buffalo Lakes: Good northern pike, crappie and bluegill bite, slow on walleye.
Cattail / Kettle Lakes: Anglers were finding a few northern pike and walleye, but the bass bite was slow.
Clear: Anglers had very good luck on bass and found a few bluegill and crappie.
Opitz: Walleye bite is good, with a few nice perch mixed in.
Piyas Lake: Anglers are finding a few walleye and perch. The tribal landing has been improved and don’t forget to pick up a tribal fishing license.
Roy: Good bluegill and crappie bite and fair northern pike and bass bite.
West Stink Lake: Little to no activity.

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. This week’s event will be archery.