NOVEMBER 15, 2019

South Dakota: GFP Proposes Length Restriction for Flathead Catfish

WATERTOWN, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed a change to harvest restrictions for flathead catfish. The change would limit anglers to only one flathead catfish 28 inches or longer per day as part of the daily limit, statewide.

This proposal originated via the public petition process.

To comment in person, the public hearing will be held Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. CST at the Prairie Events Center in Madison. Individuals can comment online at? mail them to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. To be included in the public record and to be considered by the commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing (not including the day of the public hearing).