SD: Paddlefish Snagging Season Will Occur

PIERRE, S.D. – The 2011 South Dakota paddlefish snagging season
will begin October 1 and run through October 31 as previously
planned. Anglers should receive tags during the next week.

High flows in the Missouri River throughout the summer may have
led to damaged shoreline and rip-rap along the river below Gavin’s
Point Dam. The extent of the damage will not be known until the
water fully recedes later this fall. Access, especially for shore
fishing, may be impacted at times by issues associated with repair
work.

River levels remain higher than normal and boaters will need to
be aware of changes in the river channel, sandbars, underwater
hazards, and floating debris that may persist.

Anglers with questions concerning this season may e-mail
wildinfo@state.sd.us or contact their local Game, Fish and Parks
office.

 

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