South Dakota Fishing Reports, Fishing Times, Licenses, and Campgrounds

Fish Species in South Dakota

Largemouth Bass,  Walleye,  Bream/Bluegill,  Northern Pike,  Crappie,  Catfish,  Smallmouth Bass,  Rainbow Trout,  Perch,   and 47 more

South Dakota Fishing by Water Type

Lakes: 438   Rivers/Streams: 1,507   Reservoirs: 285   Others: 1,064   All: 3,294

South Dakota Fishing Reports

  "You can easly catch trout and pike there with a inline spinners and small..." Canyon Lake

  "I have fished it for a while this year and the fish are getting larger..." Lake Yankton

  "This Dave Jepsen from iowa. I have the big carp sticker on the side of my..." Platte Creek

  "South of bridge..." Elm Lake

South Dakota Fishing Spots

Alkali Dam 18.2 miles
Bad Creek 18 miles
Bad Horse Creek 9.7 miles
Billman Lake 13.9 miles
Bower Dam 16.9 miles
Brakke Dam 5.7 miles
Brakke Dam 5.7 miles
Bruck Herman Dam 17.8 miles
Byre Dam 4.4 miles
Byre Lake 4.4 miles
Cedar Creek 12.8 miles
Davis Creek 18.6 miles
Dorman Dam 1.7 miles
Fate Dam 5.5 miles
Fate Dam 10.1 miles
First Creek 16.5 miles
Grouse Creek 4.9 miles
Heap Lake 14.1 miles
Jackson Dam 13.1 miles
Jackson Lake 12.9 miles
Joe Creek 13.1 miles
Julius Creek 13.1 miles
Kennebec Lake 8.3 miles
Knudson Dam 13.6 miles
LaRoche Creek 17.9 miles
Mill Iron Creek 18.9 miles
Nail Creek 5 miles
Nail Creek Lake 10.1 miles
Oscar Diess Dam 13.6 miles
Plum Creek 12.4 miles
Reliance Dam 16.5 miles
Reliance Lake 16.5 miles
Second Creek 15.9 miles
Straight Creek 12.4 miles
Sweeney Dam 15 miles
Tribal Dam 18.1 miles
Will Dam 6.1 miles
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South Dakota Fishing Licenses

For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit South Dakota Fish & Wildlife. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the Fishing Spot is open to the public, and respect all signs indicating private property or restricting access.

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Fishing in the state of South Dakota, there are plenty of bodies of water to choose from. In fact, there are 3,294 bodies of water where fishing could be possible, such as Lake Yankton, Gavins Point Dam and Fort Randall Dam. Fish for Bullhead, Chinook Salmon or Redear Sunfish or one of the other 32 fish found in this state; and if you need gear get your fly fishing gear, baitcasting setup, trolling equipment, or spincasting gear out and find your new honey hole.