Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report

Richmond: Anglers have been catching walleye, white bass, bluegill, and crappies. Angler fishing from docks are having the best luck catching bluegill and crappie.
Elm: Anglers have been catching walleye and northern pike. Anglers fishing from boats on the south end of the lake are having the best luck.
Wylie Lake: The Game, Fish and Parks has recently stocked bluegill, smallmouth bass, and white bass into the lake. This is a great area to take kids fishing.
Elm River: Anglers have been catching walleye and northern pike. Anglers have been fishing below the Elm Lake spillway, Kruse’s Dam, and in the Columbia area.
James River: Anglers are catching northern pike. The walleye bite has been slow. 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, northern pike, catfish, perch and bluegill.
Twin Lakes: Anglers are catching walleye and some crappie.
Cottonwood: Anglers are catching walleye and northern pike. The bite has been inconsistent lately.

Clark County
Fishing Report
County lakes have been minimized with anglers and low traffic. It appears that a summer slump fishing activity has started in most lakes.
Dry 2: We are hoping for a July 1 open date but keep your eyes on the media as a public release will be issued when road is open to the boat ramp.

Codington County
Fishing Report

Goose: Weed growth has made shore fishing difficult. Boat fishermen are catching walleye.
Kampeska: Fishermen are still catching a mixed bag of fish from shore and by boat, including (northern pike, white bass, perch, crappie and walleye.)
Pelican: Fishing has slowed down over the past week.

Day County
Fishing Report

Due to the high water and safety hazard of a potential 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: Still seeing good fishing pressure with anglers reporting a mixed bag of fish. Some anglers report having to sort a few small walleyes out.
Waubay: The walleye bite continues to be rewarding if the weather cooperates. White bass bite has slowed significantly.
Bitter: Starting to see an uptick in fishing pressure with success being marginal. Anglers that find the fish do well.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report

Poinsett: Walleye and crappie bite continues to be fair.
Clear Lake: Walleye bite continues to be fair. Remember no parking on the highway.
Albert: No fishing pressure this past week.

Marshall County
Fishing Report

Opitz: Decent walleye fishing in the morning and evenings near timbered main lake points. This would be a great lake to take a kid fishing.
Roy: Good bass and decent walleye bite near main lake structure.
Clear: Great bass bite near main lake points and near shore edges. Good panfish bite near sunken islands.
Buffalo lakes: The panfish bite has been sporadic at best. The anglers
moving around to find the best bite are doing really well.
White: A few walleye and crappie being caught but overall slow.

If you’re reading this report and would like to get the entire family involved in the incredible fishing we have available in the area, today is your lucky day!!! SDGFP is trying something new and would like to take a few families out fishing this summer. You will learn easy to access fishing areas and how to clean and cook what you catch. Space is very limited, so call today. Please contact GFP Conservation Officer Casey Dowler at (605) 881-3775 to learn more.

Park Report:

Pelican Lake Recreation Area:
Park Entrance Licenses are required to get into our state parks. They are available online at campsd.com 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:
Fun with the Intern: Our Intern is back and ready to have some fun this summer! We are hosting this family friendly event on Saturday, June 27 at 2pm on our Facebook page. Learn from our intern, Blake, on how to approach wildlife safely. Packets will be available in our little library for anyone who would like more information, or they can be mailed or emailed to you upon request.
#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.