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Reetz Lake to open Aug. 1

WEBSTER — Reetz Lake in south-central Day County will open to anglers on Wednesday.

The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department announced the agreement to re-open the lake, as part of an agreement with the landowners. The GF&P Commission approved the agreement earlier this month at a meeting in Pierre.

“The Department is pleased to announce that after 15 months of being closed, Reetz Lake will once again be open to the public and even though the new regulations are not in effect Aug. 1, the landowners are willing to provide additional angling opportunities,” stated Kevin Robling, GF&P special projects coordinator. “As a reminder to anglers, we ask everyone to recreate with respect and be aware of the size restriction changes likely to occur in September.”

From Aug. 1 until Sept. 9, daily fish limits on Reetz Lake include one walleye or sauger 28 inches or larger and any largemouth or smallmouth bass less than 14 inches and only one larger than 18 inches. Statewide regulations for in place for all other species.

From Sept. 10-30, daily fish limits at the lake include one walleye or sauger 28 inches or larger; one yellow perch 14 inches or larger; one black crappie 15 inches or larger; one bluegill 10 inches or larger; and statewide regulations for all other species.

Landowner permission is required to fish Reetz Lake from Oct. 1 to April 30.

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