State Record Salmon Caught on Lake Oahe
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks announced a new state fishing record.
Gordon Sampson of Highmore landed a 24 pound 8 ounce Chinook Salmon after just five minutes of fishing at Lake Oahe on August 14. The record was verified by GFP fisheries biologist Hilary Meyer.
“We have had reports of several large salmon being caught, and two fish that were close to the state record,” Meyer said. “The salmon on Lake Oahe are in great condition because of large numbers of bait fish, such as lake herring.”
If you catch a fish that you think could be a state record you can submit an application to the GFP and have it verified by a biologist.