Fish for Atlantic Salmon in South Dakota
Anglers will have to wait longer for a chance to catch Atlantic salmon in Lake Oahe.
South Dakota wildlife officials had wanted to stock the first batch of the new species in the Missouri River reservoir in the Dakotas in the spring of 2016.
But a deal to get eggs from a federal hatchery in New Hampshire has fallen through.
Will Sayler with the Game, Fish and Parks Department, says that South Dakota is now negotiating for eggs with a private company in Chile.
Now officials hope to have eggs by next winter.
Atlantic salmon are the largest of the salmon. After two years they can measure up to 30 inches and weigh up to 12 pounds.
Chinook salmon have been stocked in Lake Oahe each year since the mid-1980s. Wildlife officials want to boost the popular fishery with the new species of salmon.
Source: Pierre Capital Journal