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

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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, Fort Randall Dam and Gavins Point Dam. Fish for Gar, Catfish or Pumpkinseed 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.