GFP announces free fishing days

PIERRE – Now that spring has (finally) sprung, maybe it’s time to round up family and friends and hit a local lake for some fishing.

State wildlife officials say winter was long for South Dakota’s fish and this time of year they are close to shore and looking to bite.

Shore fishing can be good from sunup to sundown ... and even after dark for some species.

GFP will host free fishing and free entrance to all state park and recreation areas on the following days:

• May 12: Mother’s Day only

• May 17-19: Traditional State Park Open House and Free Fishing Weekend

• June 16: Father’s Day only


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