Research looking into walleye & bass population at Lake Oahe

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- Research on the stocking of walleyes in southern Lake Oahe is showing ways keep fewer wallies from becoming lunch for the lake’s small mouth bass population.  Fisheries Biologist Mark Fincel says the research dates back to the 2017 stocking of fingerling walleye.

Fincel says the studies showed small mouth bass coming to dinner during stocking efforts.

The study showed no direct link to stocking population and bass population and that consumption of the fingerlings was fairly minor.

The study included stocking at Spring Creek, Cow Creek and Okobojo Creek with two of the bays getting stocked and one not each year.