Lake Sharpe Walleye Tagging Project Underway

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has a new walleye tagging project underway on Lake Sharpe. The goal of the project is to learn more about the walleye population and provide biologists with information to better manage the fishery.

The study will provide new information regarding angler harvest and exploitation, natural and angler-induced mortality, population size, seasonal movement, and habitat use of the Lake Sharpe walleye population. GFP will also evaluate the effects of current walleye regulations.

“Lake Sharpe is one of the most stable walleye fisheries nationwide,” said GFP fishery biologist Bob Hanten. “Information acquired during these types of tagging studies is vital to protect and enhance this walleye factory.”

Anglers are asked to help with this research by reporting tagged walleye at or by calling 605.223.7656. Your response may be rewarded with $100.