KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of June 7, 2021

Aberdeen Area

Fishing Report
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: Anglers have been catching walleye, northern pike and perch. The walleye bite has been best in the evenings.
Richmond Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye and perch. The walleye bite has been best in the evenings.
Elm Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye and northern pike. Anglers are mainly fishing below the dams because the water levels are low.

Clark County

Fishing Report
Dry 2: Fair to good sized walleye.
Dry 1: The lake weeds have taken off; choking out the boats for fishing.
Indian Springs: Slow to fair for walleye. Bite is hit and miss from day to day.
Reid: Walleye catch rates are down.
Swan: Fishermen were far and few between; slow on the walleye bite.

Codington County

Fishing Report
Goose: Fishermen continue to catch a few walleye from shore and boat. Most of the walleye are in the 14-15-inch range, with a few over 20 inches being caught as well.
Kampeska: Fishermen are catching different varieties of fish from walleye, crappies, northern pike to white
Pelican Lake: Fishermen are catching a few walleye and northern pike.
Blythe Slough: Little fishing pressure.
Long Lake: Little fishing pressure.
Dry: Good walleye bite 15-16-inch fish.

Day County

Fishing Report
Waubay: The wind was the major cause of difficult fishing; it was a tough go for the die-hard fisherman.
Bitter: Anglers caught walleye and northern pike despite the heat.
Rush: The bite has slowed, but for the most part fishermen have been reeling out walleye and northern pike.

Hamlin County

Fishing Report
Lake Poinsett: The walleye bite has been spotty. It appears that boat fishermen are having better success than shore fishermen for walleye. Anglers are also catching white bass, northern pike, and an occasional crappie.
Lakes Mary; Norden; John: Anglers report a few walleyes on the hook.
Clear Lake: Nothing to report.
Three Buck: Water temp is warm; few walleye and northern pike have been reported to have been caught.

Marshall County

Fishing Report
North and South Buffalo Lakes: If you’re ready to hunker down for a full day on the water you can find some nice walleye and northern pike.
Cattail and Kettle Lakes: It’s a full day of fishing to catch your limit, but the wait is worth the walleye and northern pike.
Opitz Lake: Action is slow with the heat they are staying in the deeper water.
Roy: Fish action is not shabby; a variety of fish have been pulled out of the lake.
Clear Lake: No report.