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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
February 9, 2016
Biologist expects 'pretty good' fishing in Lake Francis Case
LAKE ANDES—Although 2015 was not a banner year for fish species in Lake Francis Case, state conservation officials expect decent fishing...
February 9, 2016 - 10:23am
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
July 1, 2015
Lake Mitchell stocked with more than 52K walleye following year off
Jaryd Guericke isn't shy to talk Lake Mitchell walleyes. Guericke, a 21-year-old Mitchell native, says he spends about 200 days per year fishing...
July 1, 2015 - 7:30pm
March 27, 2015
Rapid City businessman pushes for more Black Hills walleyes
RAPID CITY (AP) — The owner of a bait and tackle shop in Rapid City is pushing for walleye in more Black Hills reservoirs. Mike Cummings tells the Rapid City Journal that a proposed 5-year state management plan for Black Hills reservoir fishing puts too much emphasis on management...
March 27, 2015 - 4:37pm
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
July 1, 2014
SD officials OK larger walleye harvest in summer
PIERRE (AP) — The 15-inch limit on walleye is lifted on Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case for July and August. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department officials say they made the changes because walleye are harder to catch in those months. The lakes are along the Missouri...
July 1, 2014 - 9:43am
May 2, 2014
Fish stocking is going well this spring in South Dakota
SYLVAN LAKE — State fishery crews had a successful spring collecting eggs for South Dakota's stocking program, Will Sayler said Friday. Sayler is the fisheries administrator for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Crews gathered 147 million walleye eggs from...
May 2, 2014 - 4:59pm
April 10, 2014
Lake Mitchell walleye stocking battle continues
A method of tracking the population of young walleye in Lake Mitchell showed its highest numbers ever in 2013, a new report by the state Game, Fish and Parks Department says. In September, the GF&P for the sixth consecutive year held its two-hour nighttime electrofishing survey,...
April 10, 2014 - 10:03pm
March 4, 2014
Unique tagging project sheds light on Oahe walleye
PIERRE (AP) — Wildlife officials are learning more about the walleye in Lake Oahe through a unique tagging program that was launched last year. South Dakota's Game, Fish and Parks Department, South Dakota State University and North Dakota's Game and Fish Department are cooperating...
March 4, 2014 - 10:50am
February 25, 2014
Walleye program in jeopardy at lake
The state Department of Game, Fish and Parks might stop its efforts to stock Lake Mitchell with walleye. Todd St. Sauver, Sioux Falls-based regional...
February 25, 2014 - 6:14am
February 7, 2014
Lake Oahe walleye continue post-2011 flood rebound
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Wildlife officials say walleye are rebounding in Lake Oahe after millions of rainbow smelt baitfish were flushed through the Oahe Dam during 2011 Missouri River flooding. Rainbow smelt is the primary baitfish in the Dakotas lake, especially for big walleyes....
February 7, 2014 - 7:50am
November 10, 2013
Smelt, larger walleyes down in Oahe
Better times taking shape for large Missouri reservoir.
November 10, 2013 - 10:14pm
October 15, 2012
Walleye increase proposed for Lake Oahe
PIERRE (AP) -- Professional fishing guides have mixed feelings about South Dakota biologists' proposal to increase the walleye limit on Lake Oahe next year. Under the proposal for 2013, the daily walleye limit for the lake would be doubled. Anglers could take eight walleyes per day,...
October 15, 2012 - 12:29pm
October 6, 2012
Higher walleye limit possible on Lake Oahe
DEADWOOD -- Some of South Dakota's fishing rules might change for 2013, including a big shift on policy regarding Lake Oahe walleyes, under proposals made Friday by the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. The commission is considering whether to let anglers take more walleyes...
October 6, 2012 - 10:16am