Richmond: Anglers are catching some smaller walleyes; evening bite is the best.
Elm: Anglers have been catching some walleye and northern pike.
Elm River: Anglers have been catching the occasional walleye and northern pike. Anglers have been fishing below the Elm Lake spillway, and Kruses Dam.
James River: Anglers have been catching some walleye and northern pike. With the high water flow it has been difficult to fish some areas. Fishing has been better in the Hecla and Sand Lake area.
Turkey: The archery turkey season in open until May 31st. In Brown County we only have an archery turkey season.
Indian Springs: Water temps have hovered around 56-58 degrees. The bite has been slow now the last week. With the cool temps the bite will continue to be slow as the water temps need to rise for the bite to fire up.
Dry 2: Still no access to the boat ramp. DO NOT attempt to go through water. Anglers have been putting in off the Willow Lake road, but it is becoming more difficult. Bite is also day to day.
Dry 1: Low angler pressure.
Swan: Swan has also been on the slow end with very low angler pressure.
Wader fishing in the evening hours has been more productive then boat fishing across the county.
Goose: Fishermen are catching walleye from shore and by boat.
Blythe: Little fishing activity.
Kampeska: Fishermen are catching a mixed bag of fish from shore and by boat, including (northern pike, white bass, perch, crappie and walleye.)
Pelican: Fishermen are catching walleye from shore and by boat, evenings seem to be the best time.
Turkey: Turkey continue to spread out, archery and firearms hunters are both having some success in filling their tags.
There have been a few changes in Day County for shore fishing. Due to the highwater and safety hazard of a vehicle and pedestrian accident, the county is no longer allowing pedestrians on the Grenville grade, Day Co 1 north of Hwy 12 to 140th St., and Yellowstone trail from Main St. to Day Co 1. Also, if you are shore fishing make sure you are parked in a legal parking spot and it is not posted as no parking.
North Rush: Anglers are having some success catching walleye and northern pike from both the shore and boats.
Blue Dog: Boat ramp is currently closed for maintenance.
Waubay: Anglers are having good success catching large numbers of white bass and some decent numbers of walleye.
Bitter: Little activity with anglers mainly trying the north and east portions of the lake.
Turkey: Still seeing plenty of turkeys in the area allowing for some good opportunity to still fill your tag.
Poinsett: Fishing was busy this past weekend. Mix reports of success. Fishermen have reported catching a mix bag of Walleye, Crappie, and White Bass. There is a 300ft NO-WAKE zone restriction around the entire lake.
Albert: Few fishermen on shore and in boats this past weekend. Reports of nice walleye being caught but quantity of fish remain low.
Turkey: Few hunters out this past weekend and success remains limited to the Sioux Poinsett GPA.
Roy: A few Walleye being caught but overall slow.
Clear: A few walleye and pike being caught from the Hwy 10 grade in flowing water next to the bridge.
White: A few walleyes being caught near the boat ramp area.
Opitz: Some walleye being caught near the boat ramp and grade south of ramp.
Cattail: Some really nice walleye and bass being caught near timbered main lake points and shallow bays.
Turkey: The birds are moving around a lot. Over the weekend hunters had good luck calling and utilizing decoys. The hens should start going to the nest here real soon and hunting could get even better. Most birds have been observed in the eastern portion of the county. Be sure to obtain permission before entering private land. Good luck and be safe!!
Pelican Lake Recreation Area:
Check out our
Facebook page @PelicanLakeSandyShore for E-Programs. On each post, you will find educational and interactive videos, daily challenges, and activity packets for a wide variety of ages for each lesson.
Pelican Lake Recreation Area is hosting Becoming an Outdoor Family July 15-17. Registration is open. The event website with more information on the program and registration can be found at gfp.sd.gov/outdoors-family.
Fort Sisseton State Park:
#FunFactFriday is still going on! Go on a video exploration of the Fort with our park manager Ali as she answers some of the most frequently asked questions and gives us insight on some of the fun and lesser known history of the area. Check out our Facebook page for #FunFactFriday.
Richmond Lake Recreation Area:
Forest Drive is open. Please use North Shore Drive to get to Forest Drive with Youth Camp Road being closed due to poor road conditions.