The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department recently stocked approximately 3,000 15-20 inch rainbow and brown trout in the Oahe Tailrace.

GFP Fisheries Biologist Robert Hanten said the purpose of the stocking is to evaluate if a fall stock of larger trout will remain in the tailrace area and be available for anglers to catch throughout the year.

“We hope stockings like this will create an opportunity for large trout to be stocked, grown and caught as trophy trout in the future,” Hanten said.

Oahe tailrace is located approximately 5 miles northwest of Pierre, below the Oahe Dam powerhouse.

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