KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of March 7, 2022


Aberdeen Area

Fishing Report
Cottonwood Lake:
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.
Hosmer: Anglers have been catching perch. The bite has slowed down the last two weeks.
Mina Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye and perch. The bite has been inconsistent lately.
Richmond Lake: Anglers have been catching crappie and perch. The bite has been inconsistent lately.
Willow Dam: Anglers have been catching some walleye. The bite has been better in the mornings and evenings.

Hunting Report:
Light Goose: The snow geese are still in the southern part of the state.

Clark County
Fishing Report
Dry 1: Anglers have been catching a few perch, but they’re very congregated.
Dry 2: Anglers are finding a few perch and walleye. The northern pike bite has been good.
Reid: Fishing has slowed.
Swan: Anglers are catching a few walleye through the night and the perch bite has been good.

Codington County
Fishing Report
Blythe Slough: Little fishing pressure.
Dry Lake: Fishermen are catching a few walleye, perch and northern pike.
Goose: Fishermen are catching a few walleye, perch and northern pike. They’re are having to search a little to find fish.
Kampeska: Fishermen are catching a mixed bag of fish, including perch, crappie, northern pike and walleye.
Long Lake: Fishermen are starting to catch a few walleye and the occasional perch.
Pelican Lake: Little fishing pressure.

Day County
Fishing Report
Bitter: Most anglers have moved to deeper water to find perch.
Bluedog: Anglers are catching a few perch and walleye throughout the day.
Enemy Swim: Activity has slowed with 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.
Hamlin County
Fishing Report
Clear Lake: Fishing has slowed.
Lake Albert: Little to no fishing pressure.
Lake Poinsett: Anglers are having okay 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.
Three Buck: Fishing has slowed. Little to no pressure.

Marshall County
Fishing Report
Buffalo Lakes: Anglers are catching nice northern pike with a walleye mixed in. Angler targeting bluegills are doing well.
Cattail / Kettle Lakes: Little to no activity.
Clear: Little to no activity.
Opitz: Guys are finding a few walleyes with a perch or two mixed in.
Piyas Lake: Anglers are finding nice perch and a walleye or two mixed in as well.
Roy: Little to no activity.
West Stink Lake: Perch bite is slow, but anglers are doing pretty well, they are picking up a walleye or two.

Parks Report
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 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.