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May 16, 2016
Study shows anglers aren't over-fishing Lake Oahe walleye
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A multi-year study of walleye in the popular Lake Oahe fishery in the Dakotas is showing that anglers are not over-fishing the resource. Crews are wrapping up a four-year effort to tag tens of thousands of walleye in the Missouri River reservoir to learn...
May 16, 2016 - 1:06pm
Survey outlines anglers' top concerns in South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — A survey has found that South Dakota anglers are most concerned with access to glacial lakes in the northeast, the cost of fishing licenses and competition with non-resident anglers. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that the survey was conducted by Larry Gigliotti...
May 16, 2016 - 12:36pm
May 10, 2016
Williston angler lands possible state-record paddlefish
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Williston angler over the weekend landed what might be a North Dakota record paddlefish. Grant Werkmeister snagged a whopper on Saturday that weighed an unofficial 131 pounds. That would beat the record 130-pounder caught in May 2010 by Alex Mergen, of...
May 10, 2016 - 1:10pm
April 26, 2016
Minnesota angler catches SD state record bass
WEBSTER — Barnesville, Minn., anglers Lyal Held and Casey Ehlert had a quest to catch a state record smallmouth bass in South Dakota. They...
April 26, 2016 - 3:49pm
January 22, 2016
15-inch walleye limit lifted for 2 northeast SD lakes
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has eliminated the 15-inch minimum length restriction for walleye on Bitter Lake in Day County and the Cattail/Kettle Lake Complex in Marshall County. The update is one of a few fishing regulation changes for 2016. GF&P...
January 22, 2016 - 12:52pm
December 30, 2015
WILTZ: North is my favorite direction
I recently jumped into a situation where a new year's resolution goes hand in hand with a new year's destination. In the past I've written about...
December 30, 2015 - 12:01am
November 2, 2015
Salmon egg collections on Oahe proving difficult this year
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Fisheries crews have had a tough time this fall collecting salmon eggs on Lake Oahe as the population of the fish in the Dakotas reservoir continues to rebound from flooding four years ago. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks staff typically see more than...
November 2, 2015 - 1:19pm
October 20, 2015
Age data important to walleye management in South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota is a tough place to be a fish. Most of the time a walleye living in the state won't live past its sixth birthday. That's...
October 20, 2015 - 2:40pm
October 8, 2015
One big catch
October 8, 2015 - 10:32am
October 2, 2015
South Dakota opens salmon station for egg collection
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has opened the Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station for the 2015 season. GF&P fisheries biologist Robert Hanten, says the state is still in the rebuilding stages of the salmon population following the 2011 flood....
October 2, 2015 - 5:26pm
October 1, 2015
Morning fishing at Lake Mitchell
October 1, 2015 - 2:58pm
August 26, 2015
OPINION: The curse of the banana strikes again
Maybe you know about the banana thing, maybe you don't. It goes way back to a ship whose entire crew was killed by a weird bacteria that supposedly...
August 26, 2015 - 9:11pm
August 25, 2015
Fishing license sales set another record in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of anglers who want a crack at the abundant fish in North Dakota's plentiful waters continues to set records, despite a hike in the price of a license. License sales for 2014-15 set a record for a third straight year, according to the state...
August 25, 2015 - 3:23pm
August 21, 2015
Officials: Salmon caught on Lake Oahe is South Dakota record
PIERRE (AP) — Wildlife officials in South Dakota have confirmed that a chinook salmon caught on Lake Oahe last week is a state record. The state's Game, Fish and Parks Department says Highmore angler Gordon Sampson boated the salmon that weighed 24 pounds, 8 ounces. Sampson...
August 21, 2015 - 2:50pm
August 18, 2015
Reports of whopper salmon drawing anglers to Lake Oahe
PIERRE (AP) — Anglers are catching salmon fever on Lake Oahe in the Dakotas. They are driving hundreds of miles to the Pierre-Fort Pierre area in South Dakota as reports of whopper chinook salmon roll in, the Capital Journal reported. Gordy Samson, of Highmore, hauled in...
August 18, 2015 - 2:45pm