KWAT’s Outdoor Report for week of October 2, 2022

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report
Elm Lake: Anglers have been catching crappie and perch. The walleye bite has been slow.
James River: The walleye bite has been slow. Anglers are catching a few catfish.
Mina Lake: Fishing has been slow lately. Anglers have caught a few perch and walleye. Anglers pulling plugs this weekend caught some walleye.
Richmond Lake: The bite has been inconsistent lately. Anglers have been catching crappie, white bass, and perch. Anglers pulling plugs this weekend caught some walleye.

Hunting Report
Archery Deer: Archery hunters are seeing good deer movement in the mornings and evenings.
Watertowl: Starting Oct 1st, the daily limit of Canada geese switched to 8 geese per day. The hunters having the best success have been hunting harvested wheat and corn fields. Scouting these fields is the key to a successful hunt. There are good numbers of local ducks in the area to hunt. Lots of blue winged teal, gadwall, pintails, and mallards. Hunters hunting over water have had decent success.

Clark County
Fishing Report
Dry 1: Good for walleye in the 14-inch range.
Dry 2: Walleye slow, perch bite has significantly decreased from good to slow.
Indian Springs: Reminder closes to boats Oct 20. Walleye fair and no perch.
Reid: Fishing has been fair for all species.
Swan: Fishing has been fair for all species.

Hunting Report
Waterfowl: Ducks have been few and far after the high pressure on opening weekend. Geese are few across the county.

Codington County
Fishing Report
Goose: Fishermen are catching a few smaller walleye.
Kampeska: Fishermen are catching a mixed bag of fish, mornings and evenings seem to be best. There has been a decent perch bite on the main body of water.
Pelican Lake: Little to no activity.
Blythe Slough: Little to no activity.
Long Lake: Fishermen are catching a few walleye here and there.
Dry Lake: Little to no activity.

Hunting Report
Waterfowl: Duck hunters did well this past weekend, with most filling their limits. Most of the ducks harvested were teal. Hunters are still finding a few harvested fields with geese in them.
Deer: Not a lot of daytime movement currently.

Day County
Fishing Report
Bitter: Anglers are catching a few walleye and perch.
Bluedog: A few walleye and perch being caught.
Enemy Swim: The overall bite has slowed down.
Lynn Lake: Anglers are catching some walleye but still struggling to get keepers.
Pickerel: Little activity.
Rush: A few perch are starting to bite. Anglers are starting to fish from shore and are having luck.
Waubay: Anglers are catching decent numbers of walleye a lot on the smaller side.

Hunting Report
Waterfowl: Good numbers of ducks and geese spread throughout the county. Most of the small grain fields are out and bean are well on their way with some corn being chopped and wet corn being combined.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report
Lake Poinsett: The perch and walleye bite continues to be decent. Anglers are having the best luck on walleye pulling crankbaits. Anglers looking for perch should focus in on the southwest portion of the lake.
Three Buck: The walleye bite remains fair. Water temperatures have cooled a bit making the fish more active. The lake is still very weedy making it hard to fish.
Lake Albert: The walleye bite remains slow. Very little to no pressure throughout the last several weeks. Water levels are down.
Clear Lake: The bite remains slow. Anglers are catching an occasional walleye here and there.

Hunting Report
Waterfowl: A good push of birds have showed up throughout the last week. Birds are spread out throughout the county and are focusing on recently combined corn fields. Duck hunters continue to have great success. There is still a good number of blue-wing teal around. A good majority of mallards, gadwall, green-wing teal, and northern shovelers can also be found around the county.
Deer: With the cooler temperatures, deer movement has increased. The bucks are mainly nocturnal right now, but there are some showing up in the early mornings and late evening hours.

Marshall County
Fishing Report
Buffalo Lakes: Some late season pan fish are providing good opportunity.
Cattail / Kettle Lakes: Walleye bite has been good in the evening, even providing some good shore fishing.
Opitz: Slow for walleye and a few perch being caught.
Piyas Lake: For most anglers the bite has slowed. Don’t forget to pick up a tribal fishing license.

Hunting Report
Waterfowl Season: Good number of birds in the area, we will see what this cold weather does.
Deer Season: Still not a lot of day-time movement.