James River: Anglers have been catching some northern pike and catfish. Bow fishermen are having good luck shooting carp. Anglers shooting carp need to pick up shot fish and dispose of them properly. The water levels are low, making fishing difficult.
Mina Lake: Walleye bite is better in the evening, leeches and worm are the bait of choice.
Richmond Lake: The bite is slow but, the perch bite seems to being doing fair.
Elm Lake: The bite is consistent for walleye on most of the dams.
Dry 2: Good walleye bite.
Dry 1: Weeds are bad, but some anglers still have been able to get walleye off the roadbed.
Indian Springs: A few anglers are picking up walleye.
Reid: Walleye catch rates are down.
Swan: Slow for walleye.
Goose: Fishermen are primarily catching walleye from the boat. Most of the walleye are in the 14-16 inches, with a few over 20 inches being caught as well.
Kampeska: Fishing has slowed down some with the heat and mayfly hatch. Fishermen are still finding a few
walleye, northern pike, blue gill, crappies, and bass.
Pelican Lake: Little fishing pressure.
Blythe Slough: Little fishing pressure.
Long Lake: Little fishing pressure.
Dry: Slowed down with the heat. Fishermen are still catching a few walleye, northern pike, and an occasional perch.
Waubay: The bite for walleye has been good.
Bitter: Decent bite for walleye on the east side, and not too bad on the west.
Rush: Anglers are still having good luck on walleye, northern and perch.
Lake Poinsett: It appears that boat fishermen are having pretty good success. Shore fishing has been tough with lower success. White bass and an occasional walleye are being caught closer to dusk. The lake is very busy with recreational watercraft traffic on the weekends.
Lakes Mary; Norden; John: A few walleyes are being caught.
Clear Lake: Nothing to report.
Three Buck: A few walleye and northern pike are being caught.
North and South Buffalo Lakes: some reports are coming in of an occasional walleye being caught.
Cattail and Kettle Lakes: Nothing to report.
Opitz Lake: The heat is making it tough; fish are not on the bite.
Roy: Crappie fishing is going well. Walleye success has been – hit and miss.
Clear Lake: No report.
Pelican Lake Recreation Area: Operation Adventure is back, this time for a summer series! This 10-week, 5 program event started June 16th with a program every other Wednesday evening at 6pm. We will meet at the picnic shelter and go from there! The next program is Dutch Over Cooking June 30th. More information can be found on our Facebook page “Pelican Lake, Sandy Shore, and Lake Cochrane Recreation Area’s” or by calling the Watertown office at 605-882-5200.