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GFP Commission Finalizes Fish Harvest Restrictions on Reetz Lake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 12, 2018
CONTACT: Emily Kiel at Emily.Kiel@state.sd.us 

PIERRE, S.D. - As part of an access agreement with the landowners of Reetz Lake, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission agreed to change fish harvest restrictions on the non-meandered water body.

Reetz Lake will be open to public fishing from May 1 – Sept. 30. Landowner permission is required to fish from Oct. 1 – April 30.

Daily fish limits for Reetz Lake includes:

May 1 – Sept. 30

  • 1 walleye or sauger, 28 inches or greater
  • 1 yellow perch, 14 inches or greater
  • 1 black crappie, 15 inches or greater
  • 1 bluegill, 10 inches or greater
  • Statewide regulations for all other species.

Oct. 1 – April 30

  • All lake specific harvest restrictions are off and statewide regulations would apply to all species.

In addition, the largemouth and smallmouth bass size restrictions were removed year-round and changed to statewide harvest regulations.

The Reetz Lake boat ramp remains closed until the access agreement is finalized. Once finalized, the department will provide public notification.