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Fishing South Dakota

EZFishing brings you South Dakota's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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South Dakota Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in South Dakota.

South Dakota Fishing Regulations

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South Dakota Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to South Dakota Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of South Dakota's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

South Dakota Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in South Dakota.

  • South Dakota Encourages Angling on Non-Meandered Lakes
  • PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota departments of Tourism and Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) say South Dakota's lakes and rivers are open for business and anglers are encouraged to come out and fish. "Over 150 meandered lakes are open to provide fishing and ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/26/2017 7:26:00 AM
  • Schoenfish breaks silence on audits
  • Rep. Kyle Schoenfish, R-Scotland, said the private firm’s 10 employees “have great confidence” in Auditor General Marty Guindon and his “incredible staff” at the South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit. Schoenfish previously declined to talk ...
  • Black Hills Pioneer
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  • 5/25/2017 5:34:00 PM
  • Fish is a brain food which may help prevent Alzheimer's disease
  • Harris, PhD, of the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. Now it is understood that relatively simple changes in the diet could have a favorable impact on cognitive function. It's a good idea to make omega-3 rich fish a regular part of your diet.
  • Emax Health
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  • 5/24/2017 12:51:00 AM
  • South Dakota Names Boating Officer of the Year
  • PIERRE, S.D. – The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has named Chad Williams the 2017 Brook Brown Boating Officer of the Year. Williams is a conservation officer for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and is stationed in ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/23/2017 8:21:00 AM
  • SD Game, Fish and Parks Dept. to conduct walleye survey
  • PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department will conduct a study of Lake Sharpe walleye. The study will seek a better idea of how much the lake's walleyes move and how big of an impact anglers have on them. The agency aims to tag .
  • ABC KOTA Territory News
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  • 5/22/2017 1:18:00 AM
  • Free fishing weekend
  • However, camping fees still apply, as do normal fishing regulations. The South Dakota state park system includes 13 state parks, 43 recreation areas, five nature areas, one historic prairie, 69 lakeside use areas and 10 marinas and resorts, according to ..
  • Aberdeen News
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  • 5/21/2017 1:51:00 PM
  • State open house and free fishing weekend kicks off Friday
  • However, camping fees still apply, as do normal fishing regulations. The South Dakota state park system includes 13 state parks, 43 recreation areas, five nature areas, one historic prairie, 69 lakeside use areas and 10 marinas and resorts, according to ..
  • Aberdeen News
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  • 5/18/2017 3:13:00 PM
  • GF&P to offer free park entrance, fishing this weekend
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will be kicking off the summer by offering free park admission and free fishing for residents and non-residents this weekend, according to a statement from South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. All state parks will be open ..
  • Rapid City Journal
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  • 5/18/2017 12:34:00 PM
  • Safe Boating Reminders from South Dakota GFP
  • PIERRE, S.D. – Join the United States Coast Guard and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) in celebrating National Safe Boating Week May 20-26, 2017. "This year's theme is 'Wear it!' We want to help educate all South Dakotans about safe boating ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/18/2017 9:15:00 AM
  • S.D.: Weekend brings free fishing, open campgrounds
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks holds their annual Open House and Free Fishing Weekend May 19-21. Entrance fees for state park and recreations areas are waived, and residents and nonresidents can fish for free.
  • rvdailyreport.com
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  • 5/17/2017 2:38:00 PM
  • Watertown offers many different fishing ponds for people of all ages
  • Fishing is not limited to just kids; anyone can fish at these five ponds. If you are 16-years old or older you will need to have a South Dakota fishing license and statewide daily limits apply. The ponds are typically stocked with a variety of fish species
  • Public Opinion
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  • 5/11/2017 4:52:00 PM
  • Many Lakes Available For Fishing After Court Decision
  • What you need to know is that a recent move by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department limits some of the places you can go. The GFP roped off it's own boat ramps to more than 20 non-meandered lakes in response to a March Supreme Court decision.
  • Keloland
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  • 5/5/2017 11:50:00 PM
  • Blue Dog Lake State Fish Hatchery quick facts:
  • Each year the hatchery incubates 100 million walleye eggs and produces 60 million fish for stocking across South Dakota. • The hatchery has 36 rearing ponds totaling 53 surface acres of water. • A complex water supply system equipped with filtration ...
  • Public Opinion
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  • 5/5/2017 2:36:00 PM
  • South Dakota: Lake Sharpe Walleye Tagging Project Underway
  • PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has a new walleye tagging project underway on Lake Sharpe. The goal of the project is to learn more about the walleye population and provide biologists with information to better manage the fishery.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/4/2017 9:20:00 AM
  • Impromptu fishing trip yields a new state record musky
  • Joe Wilfong’s plans to go musky fishing last Sunday were definitely last minute. The Burnsville native had a buddy visiting from South Dakota who begged him to go fishing. Wilfong was tired after a night of work and couldn’t even find all of his ...
  • Metro News
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  • 5/3/2017 5:36:00 PM
  • SD Game, Fish & Parks Modifying Boat Registry to Slow Zebra Mussels
  • The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department asked the Rules Review Committee of the legislature to allow expansion of a boat registry, in an attempt to slow the spread of invasive aquatic species. Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton questioned the ...
  • Radio 570 WNAX
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  • 5/3/2017 12:22:00 PM
  • Can I fish here? Maybe so, maybe not--but Don't Panic!
  • The South Dakota Supreme Court's recent decision on who has superior rights to fish and boat on non-meandered waters is as clear--the legislature has to sort out who has the bigger rights. In the meantime, there's a lot of confusion. AG Marty Jackley ...
  • KELO
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  • 5/1/2017 3:49:00 PM
  • Study: anglers spend $47 million fishing Missouri River
  • PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — According to a recent study, direct spending on hunting and fishing in South Dakota between October 2015 and October 2016 was more than $954 million. By comparison, the total value the state's wheat crop as estimated by the USDA was ...
  • Gillette News Record
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  • 5/1/2017 12:18:00 PM
  • Study: anglers spend $47 million fishing Missouri River
  • PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — According to a recent study, direct spending on hunting and fishing in South Dakota between October 2015 and October 2016 was more than $954 million. By comparison, the total value the state's wheat crop as estimated by the USDA was ...
  • Sioux City Journal
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  • 4/30/2017 11:32:00 PM
  • Project Healing Waters helps veterans fish, relax
  • Osterbur is part of an organization called Project Healing Waters. He is one of the assistant project leaders for the South Dakota Vets on the Fly chapter in Rapid City. The organization helps veterans recommended by Veteran's Affairs learn how to fly fish
  • Rapid City Journal
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  • 4/27/2017 12:12:00 PM
  • South Dakota: GFP Cautions Anglers on Fish Consumption Advisories
  • PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota departments of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), Health (DOH) and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are reminding anglers to check the current list of fish consumption advisories as the 2017 fishing season begins.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/27/2017 4:29:00 AM

South Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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South Dakota Fishing Clubs

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