Rod ’n’ reel: base lakes open to fishing

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  • By Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin
  • 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

The 28th Bomb Wing allows those with installation access to fish at the base lakes all year.

Fishermen must have a valid South Dakota fishing license and a base fishing permit. Permits and fishing equipment rentals are available at Outdoor Recreation.

Fish in the lakes include, but are not limited to, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, bluegill, perch, crappie, green sunfish and red sunfish.

Caution is advised when fishing near the shores of the lakes, due to the presence of snapping turtles.

For more information about fishing at the Ellsworth AFB lakes, contact Gary Brundige, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron natural resource manager at (605) 385-2690.