South Dakota falls short of walleye egg collection goal




PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A cold and snowy April set back fish spawning in South Dakota and complicated the efforts of state wildlife officials to collect walleye eggs from Lake Oahe and eight eastern lakes.  The state Game, Fish and Parks Department collected about 60 million walleye eggs, 7 million below the agency’s goal.  Fisheries administrator Will Sayler says that the department still will be able to fill priority fish stocking needs even though it came up a little short.  The eggs will be hatched at the Blue Dog Lake State Fish Hatchery near Waubay.

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