KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of June 15, 2020

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report

Richmond: Anglers have been catching walleye and some crappies. Shore fishing has been steady with the North bridge being the best spot during the evening.
Elm: Anglers have been catching some walleyes and an occasional northern pike. Boat fishermen have been having the best success. Anglers using the south fishing pier are having good success catching walleyes.
Elm River: Anglers are catching a few walleye and northern pike, but overall fishing has been slow. Anglers have been fishing below the Elm Lake spillway, Kruse’s Dam, and in the Columbia area.
James River: Anglers are catching northern pike with an occasional walleye mixed in. Bow fishermen are having good luck shooting carp. Anglers shooting carp need to pick up shot fish and dispose of them properly.
Mina: Anglers have been catching walleye, perch and occasional bluegill. Most anglers are having success using minnows and a plain hook.
Redfield Area: Anglers are finding some walleyes and some crappies on Twin Lakes. Cottonwood Lake has been a very slow bite.

Clark County
Fishing Report
Very windy conditions made angling tough this past weekend. Most lakes saw very little angling pressure. A few walleyes are getting caught around the county, but there really has been no significant bite anywhere. This would be a good time for anglers to venture to new lakes and try to find the new hot bite.

Codington County
Fishing Report

Goose: Weed growth has made shore fishing difficult. Boat anglers have been catching walleye.
Kampeska: Anglers are still catching a mixed bag of fish from shore and by boat, including (northern pike, white bass, perch, crappie and walleye.)
Pelican: Anglers are still catching walleye from the boat, evenings and mornings continue to be the best times.

Day County
Fishing Report

There have been a few changes in Day County for shore fishing. Due to the high water and safety hazard of a vehicle and pedestrian accident, the county is no longer allowing pedestrians on the Grenville grade, Day Co 1 north of Hwy 12 to 140th St., and Yellowstone trail from Main St. to Day Co 1. Also, if you are shore fishing make sure you are parked in a legal parking spot and it is not posted as no parking.
North Rush: Seeing steady fishing pressure with people coming off the water with mixed bags of walleye, jumbo perch, northern, and white bass.
Waubay: Walleye fishing has been steady. Walleyes that have been coming off the water have looked healthy and look to be eating well.
Bitter: Still not seeing significant fishing pressure.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report

Poinsett: Anglers are catching a few walleyes as the bite continues to be fair.
Clear Lake: Few anglers out trying their luck this past week. Reports of a fair walleye bite right now.
Albert: Bite seems to have slowed down this past week.

Marshall County
Fishing Report

Opitz: A few walleyes are being caught in the evenings near main lake timbered points.
Roy: A few nice walleye and bass being caught near main lake structure.
Clear: Good bass and panfish bite, great lake to take a kid fishing.

Park Report:

Pelican Lake Recreation Area:
Park Entrance Licenses are required to get into our state parks. They are available online at and at a number of local vendors. The park entrance booths are only being staffed on weekends to focus more time and effort to maintaining our parks for your enjoyment, so plan ahead and get your entrance license before you arrive!

Fort Sisseton State Park:
#FunFactFriday is still going on! Go on a video exploration of the Fort with our park manager Ali as she answers some of the most frequently asked questions and gives us insight on some of the fun and lesser known history of the area. Check out our Facebook page for #FunFactFriday.
LANTERN TOUR at Fort Sisseton: Ever wonder what Fort Sisseton looked like at night without electricity? Ever wonder if it was haunted by ghost? See Fort Sisseton in a different light by joining us for one of our Zoom (Virtual) Lantern Tours of the buildings. Listen to the history of the Fort from a first person viewpoint as you travel from building to building. Who knows you might even hear some stories about those who might remain…
The Zoom Link is available on the Fort Sisseton Facebook page
Topic: Fort Sisseton Virtual Lantern Tour Time: June 20th at 9:30pm
**At this time only virtual tours will be allowed. Once we are able to, we will have physical tours again**