Walleye Length Limit on Poinsett Removed

December 7, 2017
Photo by Sam Stukel
Photo by Sam Stukel

PIERRE, S.D. - Anglers may now begin to harvest walleyes under 15 inches on Lake Poinsett after a legislative committee approved a Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission rule change.

In November, the  Commission voted to remove the length restriction for walleyes on Lake Poinsett.  After the Commission sets a regulation, those rules have to go to a legislative committee that reviews rules to make sure they follow state law. That committee has approved the rule change, effective Dec. 4.

Anglers must still follow daily and possession limits and must still follow the one fish over 20 inch rule.


GFP Mission: The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks provides sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state’s parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connecting people with the outdoors.


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