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Ag land measure OK’d by Senate
House approves Mines land transfer
Public notices might be up earlier for state boards and commissions
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Ag land measure OK’d by Senate
In Trump freeze, U.S. agencies delay rules affecting farm towns
Preparing for spring
Bringing oats research to the next level with SDSU, General Mills
AgweekTV: Changes in antibiotics in livestock
With winter storm, area sports schedules become shuffled
Week of Jan. 23 South Dakota Sportswriters Basketball Polls
Athlete of the Week: Parkston’s Holzbauer staying focused on task at hand
Area basketball roundup: Fighting Cougars slip past Flyers
Golden Eagles shoot past Howard
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Ted E. Schmidt
Ruby Mae Hoffman
KLUMB: Legislative report
WOSTER: Remembering a remarkable woman
OUR VIEW: Newspaper a source of information past, present, future
ROZUM: Week two of legislature 2017
GRAVES: Finally, somebody said it
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
November 11, 2016
South Dakota agency looks to improve lake access, research
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department draft management plans for Lakes Oahe and Sharpe hold potential for improvements to both access and research. Angler access to the lakes is a big issue for the popular fisheries, the Capital Journal reported. Both of the...
November 11, 2016 - 11:25am
August 5, 2016
Whopper salmon confirmed as South Dakota state record
WATERTOWN (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials have confirmed that a chinook salmon caught in Lake Oahe late last month is a state record. Watertown resident Darrick Koch landed the whopper on July 29. It weighed nearly 31 pounds 6 ounces, about 7 pounds heavier than the existing...
August 5, 2016 - 11:56am
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
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
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
August 13, 2015
Officials say Lake Oahe salmon fishery on the upswing
PIERRE (AP) — The chinook salmon population in Lake Oahe isn't back to levels seen on the Dakotas fishery before the 2011 Missouri River flood, but officials say it's getting a boost from a successful lake herring spawn. The 2011 flood flushed rainbow smelt through Oahe Dam....
August 13, 2015 - 3:27pm
July 17, 2015
South Dakota Governor's Cup set on Lake Oahe this weekend
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Governor's Cup walleye tournament is on tap on Lake Oahe this weekend. The Capital Journal reports that anglers launch from Spring Creek Resort on Saturday, competing for more than $32,000 in prize money awarded to the top finishers. The champion...
July 17, 2015 - 1:19pm
July 7, 2015
OPINION: The romance of viscosity
On Lake Oahe north of Pierre, there are times when the surface is so calm, so flat and so endless the water appears to be of a thickness more than water. I tried to explain that to some friends recently. Unfortunately, I used the comparison to butter, which sent them into fits of...
July 7, 2015 - 4:45pm
May 27, 2015
Study of walleye in Lake Oahe beginning to yield results
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A four-year study of walleye in Lake Oahe is only halfway done but already is yielding results that should prove valuable to both wildlife officials and anglers. Officials are gaining new information about how fish move, how long they live and what proportion...
May 27, 2015 - 11:41am
Plans to stock Atlantic salmon in Lake Oahe delayed
PIERRE (AP) — Anglers will have to wait a little longer for a chance to catch Atlantic salmon in Lake Oahe. South Dakota wildlife officials had wanted to stock the first batch of the new species in the Missouri River reservoir in the Dakotas in the spring of 2016, but a deal...
March 27, 2015 - 4:39pm
March 24, 2015
Walleye in Lake Oahe getting boost from baitfish rebound
PIERRE (AP) — An increase in baitfish and healthier walleyes in Lake Oahe add up to good news for anglers this summer, South Dakota wildlife officials say. The Missouri River reservoir in north central South Dakota and south central North Dakota is still recovering from flooding...
March 24, 2015 - 5:14pm
January 26, 2015
Lake Oahe conditions improving for walleyes, other game fish
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials say the conditions in Lake Oahe continue to improve for walleyes and other game fish. The...
January 26, 2015 - 2:38pm
July 25, 2014
Survey finds support for Atlantic salmon in Oahe
PIERRE (AP) — A survey by South Dakota wildlife officials has found that few anglers object to the addition of Atlantic salmon to Lake Oahe. South Dakota's Game, Fish and Parks Department is considering adding the fish to the Missouri River reservoir in the Dakotas to boost...
July 25, 2014 - 10:27am
May 27, 2014
Trophy northern pike population on the rise in SD
PIERRE (AP) — Lake Oahe is experiencing a renaissance at least as far as northern pike angler Dale Lebeda is concerned. Thanks in large part to a severe drought and the resulting drop in the reservoir’s water levels in the mid-2000s, followed by the eventual refilling of the...
May 27, 2014 - 11:21pm