The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized changes to fisheries regulations at its November commission meeting, and the rule changes went into effect Dec. 3, 2012.
Anglers are now allowed to spear northern pike on all inland waters in South Dakota, except those managed as muskie waters.
Additionally, the daily limit for walleye on Lake Oahe has increased to eight fish per day. Of the walleye taken daily, no more than four may be 15 inches in length or longer, and only one of those four may be 20 inches or longer. The possession limit has been increased to 24 walleye.
More information on fisheries rule changes can be found in the 2013 fishing handbook available online at http://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-boating/rules-regs.aspx. The printed version of the 2013 fishing handbook will be available through license vendors and GFP offices in early December. Anglers with questions concerning rule changes are encouraged to contact their local Game, Fish and Parks office.
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