- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota wildlife officials plan to release thousands of catchable-sized trout at the Oahe Downstream near Pierre.

The state’s Game, Fish and Parks Department says 6,400 11-inch hatchery-raised rainbow trout will be released over a two-week period starting April 1. Simultaneously, the department will release 3,200 15-inch rainbow trout.

Bob Hanten is a state fisheries biologist. He says the trout are extremely popular with families.

Officials say transmitters will be implanted on 20 trout to study the movement patterns of the fish.

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