KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of May 31, 2021

KWAT Outdoors

Aberdeen Area

Fishing Report
James River: Fishing has been steady catching northern pike, catfish, and a few walleye. The lack of rain and low water levels has made fishing the James a challenge.
Mina Lake: Walleye and northern are hitting on the bite early a.m. and late p.m. Crappie shore fishing in the shallows are best at dusk.
Richmond Lake: Live bait, early morning and late night are producing walleye.
Elm Lake: Fishing is slow on the bite.

Clark County

Fishing Report
Dry 2: A good number of walleye and northern are being caught on the lake.
Dry 1: The cattail reeds are making walleye fishing a huge challenge.
Indian Springs: Fishing on the lake is at a standstill for now.
Reid: Walleye catch rates are down.
Swan: No real walleye bite has been reported.

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
bass.
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: Walleye bite was successful, a variant in size from 15 inches to 22 inches were being caught in 23 feet of water: 6lb test line worked well, skies were clear; worms were the bait of choice; best spinner colors: white, electric orange, silver and hot pink, pulling bottom bouncers. Anglers were close to a 3 to 4-hour time to catch their limit. The largemouth bass were not shy either they gave a good strike on the line.
Bitter: Anglers were spread out on the lake; the fishing was good.
Rush: Walleye and crappie were being caught; anglers seemed to be having success.

Hamlin County

Fishing Report
Lake Poinsett: There was quite a bit of activity at the lake over the last week. Shore fishermen continue to catch walleye after dark. Crappie, white bass, and northern pike are being caught as well.
Lakes Mary; Norden; John: Not much to report.
Clear Lake: The bite is slow.
Three Buck: The lake activity has been slow.

Marshall County

Fishing Report
North and South Buffalo Lakes: Anglers are catching bluegills, few northern pike, and walleye the action is hit and miss, but overall, the fishing is good.
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: It’s slow on the lake if you can wait out the walleye.
Roy: Anglers catch an occasional bass, northern and walleye.
Clear Lake: Anglers are catching an occasional walleye, bass and blue gill.

Fort Sisseton: It’s time for the annual Fort Sisseton Historical Park Festival! June 4th – 6th. This year includes special exhibit The Boys in Blue: The Grand Army of the Republic, a period military encampment, chuckwagons, and art gallery with local artist Harry Moshier, arts and crafts booths, a hands on workshop using water colors to paint the outdoors, gatling gun demonstrations and much more. For a full schedule of all events occurring this week check out the Fort Sisseton Facebook page or the Fort Sisseton Website.