02-11-2000, 09:06 AM
I am just curious how many people are no longer taking fishing trips to South Dakota since they raised their Non-Resident permit fees to an unreasonable amount.
I went to Earie last year, Better fishing and the permit was 1/3 of South Dakota's. I understand a lot of the South Dakota Resident fisherman wanted these rates raised to keep Non-Residents out. Hope all the resort owners don't fold, they are some good people.
02-11-2000, 12:57 PM
The rate increases are not due to the people who
live in South Dakota. I saw a 23% increase in my
license that I bought last week here in S.D. I
strongly believe from what I hear and read that
our state people are putting alot back into outdoors. We are building new camp sites, boat ramps and the list goes on. I hope this helps some
good luck .
P.S. the percentage was determined that this years combo. was 44.00 and last years was 34.00
02-11-2000, 01:30 PM
>the resort owners don't fold,
>they are some good people.
And they fought hard to keep your licence fees down, unfortunately to no avail.
out of stater
02-11-2000, 07:35 PM
I have always and probably will always continue to buy the non resident So dak license even at the high prices.i have fished alot of midwestern states and always keep going back to So Dakota. seems like a bargain really when you cosider how good the walleye fishing is there compared to most states.Maybe the rate increase upset alot of people but as long as the fishing continues as good as it has been i will consider it money well spent. Good fishing
I have fished Oahe since 1985, used to fish Leech prior to that for years. Until two years ago there was no comparison with number or size. It would
appear that Oahe is changing as there aren't the
big fish caught that there used to be. I have seen
some real fish butchers at that lake, lot's of 5-8lb fish getting the knife. I am going again this year in July. The fishing lic. did go up
but it's still cheap considering. I fished Ft.
Randall below the dam last fall didn't have
have much luck.
02-15-2000, 07:35 AM
One of the reasons for the decline of fish is due
to the fact there is no food. Three years ago we
had major water run off. The dam gates were at peak run off for many months and basically killed
off the "fish food" when they went through the gates and turbines.
P.S. Try fishing above the Randall dam from the dam up to the Snake Creek area next to the Platte/Winner bridge.
The cost of the license is a minor consideration, after you factor in all the other investments I have in fishing.
I'd keep going if the price were doubled, because the money goes right back into the resource.
02-26-2000, 10:25 PM
Just how much was a license and how much is it now, I can't remember what I paid last july