Outdoor Report for week of March 2, 2020

Aberdeen Area
Fishing Report
Richmond: Anglers are catching walleye, perch, crappie, and bluegill. The best bite has been just before sundown.
Elm: Anglers have been catching walleye, northern pike, crappie, and perch. The bite has been inconsistent over the last few weeks.
Elm River: Anglers have been catching northern pike.
James River: No ice fishing recommended with the current ice conditions.

Clark County
Fishing Report

Dry 1: Limited activity. Most anglers finding the bite very inconsistent as one day is good and the next may be a struggle. Seeing very few walleyes.
Cottonwood: Still seeing pressure. Access on west side is very tore up and standing water. Access decreasing fast. Still a few walleye and perch being caught.
Indian Springs: Some anglers finding a few walleyes.
Reid: Seeing very little pressure.

Codington County
Fishing Report

Travel has improved on most lakes, due to warmer temperatures. But as warmer temperatures continue, access to lakes will continue to get worse.

Goose: Fishermen continue to catch a few walleyes in the mornings and evenings. Most walleye are under 14 inches long. Fishermen are still finding a few perch; the perch are in the 11-13 inch range when you find them.
Blythe: Fishing continues to be slow, but fishermen are still able to find a few perch and walleye if they stay mobile.
Kampeska: Fishermen continue to catch a mixed bag of walleye, perch, crappie, bluegill and northern pike. The walleye are in the 15-20 inch range, the perch range from 11-13 inches and the crappie for the most part are under 8 inches.
Pelican: Fishermen are finding a few walleyes.

Day County
Fishing Report

Waubay: The walleye bite has picked up on the north end of the lake with anglers having good success.
Bitter: Anglers that are on the move are having the most success catching walleye and perch.
Pickerel Lake: Plenty of opportunity throughout the lake to pick up some panfish.

Hamlin County
Fishing Report

Poinsett: With recent snow melt, travel has improved. Anglers are reporting a few walleyes and perch being caught.

Marshall County
Fishing Report

White: Anglers have caught a few crappie and walleye.
Six Mile: Snow has been removed from ramp area. Anglers are catching a few perch and good numbers of northern.
Cottonwood: Snow has been removed from ramp area. Anglers have caught a few northern.
Roy: The access near the resort is decent. Anglers have caught walleye, smaller perch and northern.
Clear: Access to the lake is by foot or tracked machine. A few anglers have caught panfish and walleye with the occasional smallmouth bass.

Park Report:

Pelican Lake Recreation Area:
Pelican Lake Recreation Area is hosting Becoming an Outdoor Family July 15-17. Registration opens Saturday, February 29th at 7am. The event website with more information on the program and registration can be found at gfp.sd.gov/outdoors-family.
Week five of “Operation Adventure” is this week! Operation Adventure is open to everyone at any age. Join us at the Pelican Lake Recreation Area picnic shelter at 6:00 PM Thursday, March 5 for a fun and informative session on Antler-Caching. A Park Entrance License is required.
Head out to the park on Sunday, March 8 at 3pm to learn about some of the critters that call Pelican Lake home. We will follow and identify tracks, learn about furs, create new pollinator habitat in the park, build wood duck houses and finish out the day with a friendly game of trivia.
For more information, follow our Facebook page @PelicanLakeSandyShore.

Richmond Lake Recreation Area:
Take advantage of the nice weather and enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, disc golfing or taking a hike through Forest Drive.

Hartford Beach State Park:
Head out to the park on Saturday, March 7 at 3pm to learn about some of the critters that call Hartford Beach home. We will follow and identify tracks, learn about furs, create new pollinator habitat in the park, build wood duck houses and finish out the day with a friendly game of trivia.