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Large trout stocked in Oahe tailrace

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department recently stocked about 3,000 15-20-inch rainbow and brown trout in the Oahe tailrace.

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Fisheries biologist Robert Hanten says officials want to evaluate if a fall stock of larger trout will remain in the tailrace area and be available for anglers to catch throughout the year.

The Oahe tailrace is about 5 miles northwest of Pierre, below the Oahe Dam powerhouse on the Missouri River.