As the weather warms and ice is coming off the lakes, anglers are having some success in the evenings on Mina Lake fishing for Walleye.
James River: The River water is low, but some anglers have managed to find success.
Snow Geese: Snow geese are in the area, its spotty but if you are invested in hunting the snow geese, scouting is your best bet for a good hunt.
Water is open throughout the county. Some Shore anglers are having success, but for the most part – catch rates have been on the slow end. Boat anglers are trying Dry Lake #2 and Indian Springs. Boat Ramps are in across the county. Indian Springs area ramp was very soft; use common sense when launching your boat.
Snow geese: Still a few snow geese around the area. Decoy groups are shooting a few still.
Goose: Fishermen are catching a few walleyes from shore.
Kampeska: A little shore fishing by North Shore is taking place.
Pelican Lake: There has been a little shore fishing taking place.
Blythe Slough: Little fishing pressure.
Long Lake: Little fishing pressure.
Dry Lake: Little fishing pressure.
Snow Geese: There are a few flocks around the area yet, for the hunters who want to do some searching.
Rush: Anglers are having little success catching fish from the grade.
Waubay: Have not been seeing much fishing pressure. Still quite a bit of ice on the lake.
Bitter: Anglers are catching a few northern pike and walleye from shore right at dark.
Snow Geese: Not seeing much for snow geese in the area, most of the birds are gone.
Poinsett: Fishing activity is starting to pick up. The walleye bite seems to be better in the last hour of light. People are starting to fill their stringers with some nice fish when they are biting
Clear Lake: A few anglers have been shore fishing near the access, not a lot of fish have been reported being caught.
Lakes Mary; Norden; John: Some fishing activity on these lakes, but not a lot of fish have been caught.
Lake Albert: Some fishing activity on this lake but no fish have been caught.
Snow geese: Most of the snow geese have moved out of the area.
Some Lakes are open and some are still ice covered. Ice is way past the point of being safe. Few anglers are trying their luck off shore and finding a few fish, but nothing fast and furious. Not much for boating activity.
Snow Geese are passing through the area but no major concentrations.
• The upcoming weather looks great to get out for some hiking, fishing, and early season camping! Comfort stations and other facilities may still be winterized at our state parks. You can follow facilities openings on each parks Facebook page. Reservations can be made at campsd.com or 1-800-710-2267.
Pelican Lake Recreation Area
– This week’s Operation Adventure program is all about Pollinators! We will be learning why butterflies and bees are so essential for pollination, the process of pollination, and making native plant seed bombs and pollinator hotels! We will see you Thursday, April 1st at the Pelican Lake Recreation Area picnic shelter at 6:00 P.M.
– The dump station will be open this weekend! The comfort stations are still winterized but vault toilets are open for use. Follow our Facebook page “Pelican Lake, Sandy Shore and Lake Cochrane Recreation Areas” as we will update facility openings there as they happen.