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North Dakota Game and Fish Courtesy Photo Lake Oahe currently has a high abundance of younger walleyes due to good natural reproduction in recent years. If we lose the Oahe smelt population again, those younger walleyes will lack the forage they need to grow to a desirable size for anglers in the years to come.

Walleye numbers up, increase in smelt

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Last week we walked through the challenges that wildlife face in responding to floods.

Fish face challenges too, though obviously not of the same nature as land-dwelling animals. Here's a selection of some of the more common questions the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has answered over the past several months regarding the Missouri River System.

What will be the long-term impacts to walleye and smelt?

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