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Smelt, larger walleyes down in Oahe

November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer
Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — State fishery biologists estimate the population of rainbow smelt remains very small in Lake Oahe, after massive releases of flood waters in the 2011 flood wiped out millions.

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Get your smelt here: Moose Lodge hosts smelt fry

April 18, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

On Saturday, April 20, the Two Harbors Moose Lodge will be hosting a smelt fry. The event is open to the public and will be a fund raiser for its scholarship fund and the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf. Continue Reading

Preparing the fryers

March 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Flooding hurts smelt in lakes Oahe, Sakakawea

March 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) The bad news: Last summer’s high water releases because of Missouri River flooding flushed a lot of smelt out of Lake Oahe in South Dakota and Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Official: Garrison, Oahe spring smelt spawn habitat promising for recovery

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Record water releases through the Garrison and Oahe (oh-AH’-hee) dams in the Dakotas during Missouri River flooding last year resulted in substantial losses of smelt, but the recovery could be quick.
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