Elm Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye, northern pike, and crappie. Fishermen are reminded that the south boat access is closed, due to construction on the dam. Ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly with warmer weather. Please use caution.
Mina Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye and perch. The bite has been inconsistent lately. Ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly with warmer weather. Please use caution.
Richmond Lake: Anglers have been catching crappie and perch. The bite has been inconsistent lately. Ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly with warmer weather. Please use caution.
Willow Dam: Anglers have been catching some walleye. The bite has been better in the mornings and evenings. Ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly with warmer weather. Please use caution.
Light Goose: The snow geese are moving north quickly with the warmer weather. Snow geese are in the southern part of the state as of now.
Dry 1: The perch and walleye bite has slowed.
Dry 2: The bite has been slow for walleye and perch, and good for northern pike.
Indian Springs: The bite has been slow. Please use caution as there is open water.
Reid: The bite is slow. Please use caution as there is open water between Reid and Round.
Swan: Anglers are catching a few pike.
Blythe Slough: Little to no fishing pressure.
Dry Lake: The walleye bite has been hit miss.
Goose: Fishermen are catching walleye but they’re a little small.
Kampeska: Fishermen are catching a mixed bag of fish, including perch, crappie, northern pike and walleye. Overall, fishing has slowed.
Long Lake: Fishermen are catching some nice perch.
Pelican Lake: Little fishing pressure.
Bitter: Didn’t see much for fishing pressure this weekend.
Bluedog: Anglers are having best luck for walleye near dusk.
Enemy Swim: Anglers catching a few crappie and bluegill.
Pickerel: Little activity.
Waubay: Anglers are spread throughout the lake with the most pressure being on the southern portion of the lake.
Clear Lake: Fishing has slowed, not much activity.
Lake Albert: Little to no fishing pressure.
Lake Poinsett: Anglers are having decent success catching walleye during the evening and overnight hours. Anglers are also picking up some nice crappie during the evening hours after dark. An occasional perch is being caught as well. Fishing pressure has slowed significantly.
Three Buck: A few walleye are being caught.
Snow Geese have started moving into the area. Expect a big push of birds as the weather continues to warmup.
Buffalo Lakes: The bass, bluegill and northern bite is very good.
Cattail / Kettle Lakes: Little to no activity.
Clear: Little to no activity.
Opitz: The walleye bite has slowed down a little, but anglers are finding a few with an occasional perch.
Piyas Lake: The perch bite is fair with an occasional walleye mixed in.
Roy: A few northern pike are showing up in the bay.
West Stink Lake: The perch bite is slow and very minimum walleye.
Roy Lake State Park: Rental suites sleeping 4 to 10 people are available at Roy Lake State Park all winter. From December 1st through March 30th, the suites are 25% off the regular price. So, a suite that sleeps four people is available for $90 per night plus tax and a suite that sleeps up to 10 people is available for $131.25 plus tax through the winter. Go online at gooutdoorssouthdakota.com or call 1-800-710-2267 to take advantage of these prices.
The Convenience Store at Roy Lake State Park is now open! The hours are Friday from 4pm to 8pm, Saturday noon to 8pm, and Sunday 8am to 4pm. Snacks, drinks, frozen food, Roy Lake merchandise, fishing equipment, and bait are available at the store. The store is open during the week as staff is available.