Best Professional Paper: Comparison of Day and Night Electrofishing to sample Smallmouth Bass in Natural Lakes of Eastern South Dakota. Brian Blackwell, Todd Kaufman, Tyrel Moos, Mark Ermer, Steve Kennedy Ryan Braun
Best Student Paper: Comparison of hydroacoustic survey designs for coldwater forage assessment in a Missouri River reservoir. Nicholas Kludt, Brian D.S. Graeb, Mark J. Fincel
Best Professional Poster: (TIE) Comparison of short-term survival of electroshocked and ladder caught Chinook Salmon in Lake Oahe, South Dakota. Brandon Maahs, Hilary Meyer, Robert Hanten, Mark Fincel
Catch Raceway Escapement of Chinook Salmon at Whitlocks Bay Spawning Station. Dylan Gravenhof, Brandon Maahs, Hilary Meyer, Robert Hanten, Mark Fincel
Best Student Poster: Exploring Daphnia size structure to investigate potential for Rainbow Smelt and Cisco competition. Allison J. Shorter, Joseph M. Kretchman, Nicholas B. Kludt, Brian D.S. Graeb and Mark J. Fincel
Best Student Poster – Feasibility of Oxytetracycline Marking Juvenile White Bass: Mortality and Mark Visibility. Matthew A. Perion, Benjamin J. Schall, Casey W. Schoenebeck, Keith D. Koupal, and Bryan Sweet.
Best Student Paper– Petri Dish Incubations of Landlocked Fall Chinook Salmon Eggs. Hannah Neumiller, Gretchen Blain, and Michael E. Barnes.
Best Professional Poster – Survival of Gizzard Shad after Dummy Transmitter Implantation. Hilary Meyer, Robert Hanten, Mark Fincel and Jacob L. Davis.
Best Professional Paper – Airborne Formaldehyde Levels during Simulated Formalin Treatments in Vertical-Flow Incubators at a Production Fish Hatchery. Jill M. Voorhees and Michael E. Barnes.