How do you transport fish in South Dakota?

How do you transport fish in South Dakota?

To legally transport fish you must:

  1. Not transport fish fillets unless those fillets can be readily counted.
  2. Package frozen fish individually for transportation or when placed in public storage.
  3. Remember that individual pieces of fish constitute one fillet; two fillets are the equivalent of one fish.

How do you transport frozen fish?

Wrap each frozen package of fish in several layers of newspapers. Place in cooler. Add a final layer of newspaper on top, enough to fill all the space. * Do not add wet ice or dry ice.

How big does a walleye have to be to keep in South Dakota?

Walleye/Sauger or Hybrid: 4 daily, 8 possession; Minimum length 15″, except in July and August when there is no minimum limit. Daily limit may include no more than 1 walleye/sauger 20″ or longer year round.

What temperature should fish be transported at?

A reduced metabolic rate will decrease the oxygen consumption, ammonia production and carbon dioxide production. Therefore, it is essential to transport fish as low temperatures. For cool and warm water species a temperature of 55 degrees to 60 degrees Fahrenheit is recommended.

How long can fish stay frozen in a cooler?

Ungutted fish that have been properly bled out can be kept in a cooler filled with ice for at least 1 to 2 days. If gutted, a fish can stay in good condition for up to 5 days or even longer if kept chilled. Frozen fish, on the other hand, will not spoil if consumed within 3 to 8 months.

How many Poles can you fish with in South Dakota?

In South Dakota anglers are limited to using two lines while fishing open water, but they can use up to four lines to catch fish through the ice. Each winter I often see ice anglers with their maximum number of lines out, but the problem I see is all of their lines are confined to a small area.

How do you catch walleye in SD?

Jigs with a variety of trailers and bait work well in virtually any depth water. When walleyes are shallow, spinnerbaits, small crankbaits and rip baits are the often very productive. When ice fishing, jigs and ice jigs are very popular. As they move deeper, spoons are ideal for active walleye.

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