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GF&P partners with Pierre resident to offer public access fishing pond

A fishing rod and reel
Brent Duerre
A fishing rod and reel

Game, Fish and Parks is partnering with a Pierre resident to offer a new public fishing location for anglers in the state.

“Milt’s Pond” is located along the road to Cow Creek Recreation Area.

It's named for Milt Morris, who has been working on the pond for over three years. The pond offers two fishing piers and easy access to the shoreline.

GF&P restocked the pond last fall with brown trout, yellow perch, and Atlantic salmon. They said the partnership will continue to keep the pond stocked into the future.

Kyle Potter is an aquatic habitat and resource biologist with GF&P.

“This is a great place for families and beginning anglers to go and have a great fishing outing. Mr. Morris really has a great place and he wants people to enjoy his pond and the great fishing that it can provide. Even though the pond overlooks Lake Oahe, it can give beginners an easier place to fish,” said Potter.

Morris said he hopes the pond generates excitement with young anglers, encouraging them to enjoy the great outdoors this summer.

Evan Walton is an SDPB reporter based in Sioux Falls. Evan holds a Master’s in English Literature from Southern New Hampshire University and was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 2015, where he served for five years as an infantryman.