Rainbow trout will be stocked in two areas near Pierre starting the first week of April.
Game, Fish and Parks Department fisheries biologist Robert Hanten of Fort Pierre said the department will stock catchable-sized rainbow trout at Oahe Marina and Downs Marina.
“Weather permitting, trout will be released in Oahe Marina below Oahe Dam and in Downs Marina on April 5 with additional stockings planned throughout the month,” Hanten said.
Trout released in Downs Marina migrate out of the marina and spend several weeks in and around the LaFramboise Island causeway fishing piers.
“We are hoping that having trout available to shore anglers at LaFramboise causeway, in addition to Oahe Marina, will make trout fishing in the Pierre area more accessible to anglers.” Hanten said “Trout range in size from 9 to 11 inches and can provide many hours of fishing enjoyment, so get out and enjoy it with your family or friends.”
Interested anglers can locate LaFramboise causeway by following Poplar Avenue south toward the Missouri River. Oahe Marina is located just below Oahe Dam, off Highway 1806 north of Fort Pierre.
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