KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of November 1, 2021

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report
Richmond Lake: A few perch and walleye bite has been reported. The boat ramps and fishing piers are still in the lake.
Mina Lake: The walleye bite has slowed. The boat docks and fishing pier on the east side of the lake are still in. The fishing pier in the campground has been pulled, due to low water conditions.
Elm Lake: Little to no activity. The boat dock at the resort is still in and usable.

Hunting Report
Pheasant Season: Hunters have been having marginal success due to crop cover; food plots and grassy areas were the best for hunting and flushing out a pheasant.
Waterfowl Season: Hunters are having a very successful waterfowl season thus far, there seems to be an abundance of local birds in the area. Recently a push on white fronted geese, and swans have come into the area.
Deer Season: Hunters are seeing more morning activity as the rut season progresses.

Clark County
Fishing Report
Dry 2: Fishing still is proving to be good with perch, and the walleye bite however, the walleye appears to be in more shallow water.
Dry 1: Fishermen are still able to catch a few walleye off the road grade.
Reid: CLOSED to all watercraft.
Swan: Slow to no activity.

Hunting Report
Pheasant Season: Pheasant hunters are struggling to find luck at shooting some birds; Corn harvest has just started so birds should continue to be on the move to the grass and slough areas.
Waterfowl Season: No big populations of mallards yet, but hunters are claiming to see a decent number of gadwall and wigeon. Scattered snow geese have started to move into the area.
Deer Season: Nothing to report.

Codington County
Fishing Report
Goose: Slow to no fishing pressure.
Kampeska: Little fishing pressure.
Pelican Lake: Little fishing pressure.
Blythe Slough: Little fishing pressure.
Long Lake: Little fishing pressure.
Dry Lake: Little fishing pressure.

Hunting Report
Pheasant Season: Hunters really had to scout and work to find the birds.
Waterfowl Season: Starting to see mallards migrating through; not any big push of ducks currently.
Deer Season: The bucks are starting to respond to calls and decoys. Hunters have said that they are seeing more movement in the daylight.

Day County
Fishing Report
Waubay: Have been hearing of some success with walleye on the north end of the lake.
Bitter: Seeing a good amount of pressure with a day-to-day bite for perch and the occasional walleye.
Rush: Still decent walleye bite from shore.

Hunting Report
Pheasant Season: Still seeing plenty of pheasant action in the county.
Waterfowl Season: A good number of waterfowl can be seen throughout the county.
Deer Season: Deer numbers seem to be good with hunters starting to harvest a few bucks and does.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report
Lake Poinsett: Fishing has picked up throughout the last week. Anglers who are having success are catching a mixed bag of walleye and perch. Anglers have reported having decent success catching walleyes from the shore throughout the last week.
Three Buck: Fishing pressure has significantly decreased with the cooler temperatures. A few walleye are still being caught.
Clear Lake: Fishing has been slow. A few small walleyes are being caught.
Lake Albert: An occasional walleye is being caught, little to no fishing pressure.

Hunting Report
Pheasant Season: Pressure has slowed throughout the last week.
Waterfowl Season: A decent number of mallards, gadwall, wigeon, Canada geese and white fronted geese can be found throughout the county.
Deer Season: The rut has begun; bucks are primarily hitting the scrapes and rubs daily. Hunters have reported good success rattling and doing grunt calls. Day light deer activity has really started to increase.

Marshall County
Fishing Report
Roy: Little to no activity.
Clear: Good bass bite.
Cattail / Kettle Lakes: Little to no activity.
Opitz: Good on the walleye bite with a few perch mixed in.
Buffalo Lakes: Little to no activity.
Piyas Lake: Fair walleye bite. Anglers are getting a few perch as well.

Hunting Report
Pheasant Season: Hunters are finding a few birds since the crop harvest has started; but no CRP and wet conditions are making it a difficult hunt.
Waterfowl Season: Hunters are finding good numbers of Canadian geese throughout the county however; the western side of the county seems to be the best. They are also finding a few white fronted and snow geese. Duck hunters are finding a few more birds in the area after a decent push of ducks through the area; the western side seems to also be a better spot in the county as well.
Deer Season: Deer are really moving in the evenings right now. Hunters scouting and finding those evening feeding patterns are doing well, as the rut starts.

Parks Report
Pelican Lake Recreation Area: The 3D targets are now up at the archery course! These are a different option to shoot and help get ready for this fall’s adventures! A park entrance license is required to shoot at the archery range and course. These can be purchased at our new self-service kiosks at the entrance booth.
Hartford Beach State Park: Don’t forget to get ready for this fall’s hunting seasons at our archery range and course! The range offers targets from 10 to 50 yards to get bows sighted in. We also have wood targets set up for anyone that wants to try axe throwing. The 28-target walking course winds through some of the parks wooded areas for different challenging shots. Hartford Beach also has miles of scenic trails, a disc golf course, and great picnic spots in the beach area!
Roy Lake: Rental suites sleeping 4 to 10 people are available at Roy lake State Park all winter. From November 1st through March 30th the suites are 25% off the regular price. 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.