KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of May 30, 2022

Aberdeen area Fishing Report
Elm Lake: With the recent rain, the water level has risen significantly on the lake. Currently the dock at the Elm Lake Resort is under water and the south dock is closed due to construction on the dam.
Elm River: Anglers have been catching walleye by some of the dams.
James River: The walleye bite has been picking up along most bridges south of HWY 12. Evenings have been the best.
Mina Lake: Fishing activity was a bit slow over the weekend. The walleye bite has been inconsistent but anglers pitching a jig and a minnow are having some success in the evenings.
Richmond Lake: Anglers have been catching walleye by the North Bridge and spillway. Anglers using a jig and minnow have been having the best luck. The walleye bite is better in the evenings.
Scatterwood Lake: Anglers have been having success on Scatterwood Lake for walleye. Anglers fishing from the boat been having better success than shore fisherman.

Clark County
Fishing Report
Dry 1: Good walleye bite. Road Grade is closed to vehicle travel going north for shore fishing.
Dry 2: Fair for walleye, good bite for northern pike.
Indian Springs: Walleye bite has been good.
Reid: Walleye bite is fair. All docks are in.
Swan: Slow bite for walleye.

Codington County
Fishing Report
Blythe Slough: Little shore fishing pressure.
Dry Lake: Fishermen are catching a walleye and northern pike from shore and by boat, mornings have been more productive.
Goose: Fishermen are catching a few walleye.
Kampeska: Fishermen are catching a few northern pike and walleye. The crappie bite still hasn’t taken off.
Long Lake: Fishermen are catching a few walleye and northern pike.
Pelican Lake: Fishermen are catching a few walleye.

Day County
Fishing Report
Bitter: Anglers have been catching some perch, northern pike and walleye, some of which have been over 20”.
Bluedog: The walleye bite continues to be successful. Anglers pitching jigs and pulling spinners are having the best luck.
Rush: Both boat ramps continue to be full with anglers. They are reporting a good walleye and northern pike bite.
Enemy Swim: Some anglers are catching a few bass and bluegill.
Pickerel: Little activity.
Waubay: Anglers are catching plenty of white bass along with some walleye and northern pike.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report
Clear Lake: A few smaller walleye are being caught. The bite has been slow so far.
Lake Albert: Northern pike are being caught from the north end of the lake and at the state boat landing. A few walleye are being caught as well.
Lake Poinsett: The crappie bite has picked up. Anglers are catching nice sized crappie throughout the east side of the lake. The walleye bite has been slow.
Three Buck: Fishing throughout the last week has slowed. Expect success to pick up again with the warmer temperatures.

Marshall County
Fishing Report
Buffalo Lakes: Good northern pike bite, fair on walleye, crappie and bluegill.
Cattail / Kettle Lakes: Anglers are finding a few northern pike.
Clear: The bite has slowed down a little bit, but anglers are finding a few bluegills and crappies.
Opitz: The perch and walleye bite are fair.
Piyas Lake: Anglers are finding a few walleye and perch. The tribal landing has been improved and don’t forget to pick up a tribal fishing license.
Roy: Anglers found a few bass and northern pike.
West Stink Lake: Little to no activity.

Parks Report
Pelican Lake Recreation Area: Join us at Pelican Lake Recreation Area for an outdoor adventure every other Thursday evening from June 2nd through August 25th at 7 PM. We will have hands-on lessons, fun activities, and something to engage the entire family. We will meet by the picnic shelter near the boat ramp. A park entrance license is required.
Fort Sisseton State Park: Join us this weekend, June 4th-6th for the Fort Sisseton Historical Festival. The festival covers the whole gamut of frontier life and settlement. It includes fiddle music, historic figures, an art and craft show, melodrama stage show, songs and music from the Civil War, period dance instruction classes, and a military costume ball. Colorful costumes, tall tales and unique system of bartering will bring history to life. Activities run Friday from 5-9 PM, Saturday from 9-8:30 PM and Sunday from 8-4 PM. Admission is $5 per person (11 and under free). Use the South entrance.