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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.

  • Sealed bids will be received by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks Engineering Section located at the Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Ave, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3182 until Thursday, May 3, 2018, 3:00 PM CDT for labor and materials for Full Depth .
  • Watertown Public Opinion
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  • 4/20/2018 7:08:00 PM
  • South Dakota: GFP to Stock Rainbow Trout Below Oahe Dam
  • PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will stock rainbow trout at Oahe Marina on March 27, weather permitting. Crews from Cleghorn Springs State Fish Hatchery in Rapid City will stock rainbow trout ranging in size from 10 to 12 inches in .
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  • 3/16/2018 6:23:00 AM
  • New Game, Fish and Parks Wildlife damage specialist serving Sully County
  • Jason is a Wildlife Damage Specialist for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and is based at the Fort Pierre Game, Fish and Parks District Office. His focus will primarily be assisting landowners and producers with predator control and resolving .
  • Onida Watchman
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  • 3/14/2018 9:39:00 PM
  • South Dakota: Catch and Release Only Regulation for Musky
  • PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission changed the harvest restrictions for muskellunge and tiger muskies from a statewide 40 inch minimum length limit and a daily limit of one fish, to catch and release only statewide.
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  • 3/5/2018 6:54:00 AM
  • Ice Fishing Season Lasting Longer Than Last Year’s
  • “They just love to be out on the ice and fishing and the longer they can do it the better and this year’s been a great year for them,” said Jeremy Rakowicz of South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks. This year has been longer and colder than last yea
  • KDLT News
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  • 3/3/2018 4:43:00 AM
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks offers free seed for food plots
  • RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A program developed nearly 40 years ago is still benefiting land-owners in KOTA Territory. "It was started to boost game-bird populations in South Dakota," said Habitat Biologist Cody Grewing, "Specifically Eastern South Dakota
  • ABC KOTA Territory News
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  • 3/2/2018 6:14:00 AM
  • South Dakota: Fish Houses Must Be Removed by March 1
  • PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) reminds ice anglers that all fish houses, shelters and other structures must be removed from the ice by midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Fish houses, shelters and other structures may be used
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  • 2/27/2018 1:23:00 PM
  • If You Want Better Fishing, Tell Your Senator Today
  • South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Boaters and anglers can take action today to contact their Senator by going to For more information on the benefits of the act, go to .
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  • 2/27/2018 1:23:00 PM
  • Pike Fly Fishing Guided Trips
  • If you’re looking for numbers of fish and a lot of fun, many of the South Dakota prairie lakes offer great action and lots of fun! There’s great opportunities for pike in the Black Hills as well, but you’re going to work harder for fewer fish ...
  • Tying Hans' Cricket Fly
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  • 2/23/2018 11:20:00 PM
  • Fly Fishing in the Black Hills of South Dakota
  • Dakota Angler & Outfitter is the Fly Shop of the Black Hills. Located in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, Dakota Angler & Outfitter is located within 40 minutes of most Black Hills trout fishing locations. There is no need to travel far to find great ...
  • Tying Hans' Cricket Fly
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  • 2/23/2018 7:03:00 PM
  • South Dakota Releases New GFP Mobile App
  • The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is inviting hunters, anglers, campers and all other outdoor enthusiasts to update, download and explore its new mobile app. “The new mobile app features a digital backpack so users can customize it with ...
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  • 2/16/2018 8:42:00 AM
  • South Dakota Offers Summer Employment with Game, Fish and Parks
  • PIERRE, S.D. – The deadline is fast approaching to apply for summer employment with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). The department offers a variety of summer employment opportunities across the state. State park positions include general ...
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  • 2/13/2018 6:12:00 AM
  • Persons unable to attend the hearing may mail data, opinions, arguments, and their views to the office of the Secretary of the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks, Foss Building, 523 East Capitol, Pierre, South Dakota 57501, or transmit by email to ...
  • Watertown Public Opinion
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  • 2/8/2018 7:16:00 PM
  • Dennert runs into wall, again, on right to hunt, fish and trap
  • Rep. Drew Dennert wanted to ask voters this November whether the right to hunt, fish and trap should be added to the South Dakota Constitution. But the Republican from Aberdeen won’t get the chance. The House State Affairs Committee voted 11-1 Monday to ..
  • Capital Journal
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  • 2/6/2018 5:05:00 AM
  • South Dakota: GFP Proposes Catch and Release Rule for Muskellunge
  • PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission rejected a petition to increase the minimum length limit for muskie and tiger muskie fisheries in South Dakota. Instead, the GFP Commission proposed changing the harvest restrictions ...
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  • 1/26/2018 8:50:00 AM
  • Northern pike spear fishing in South Dakota with a twist
  • Not long ago, I was invited by my frequent fishing partner, South Dakotan,Ty Smith to try my hand at pike spearing, Dakota style. I quickly learned that there’s no other frozen water pastime that can create more excitement and action than spear fishing ...
  • Mankato Free Press
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  • 1/22/2018 5:15:00 PM
  • South Dakota: Commission Proposes no Wake Zones on Shadehill and West Bend
  • PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to establish “no wake zones” on Shadehill Reservoir in Perkins County and on West Bend Recreation Area in Hughes County. The proposed Shadehill Reservoir no wake zone ...
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  • 1/16/2018 9:44:00 AM
  • South Dakota: Meetings Set on Lake Oahe Fishery
  • The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will be holding a series of public meetings on the state of the Lake Oahe fishery. Lake Oahe is the largest and one of the most popular fishing destinations in South Dakota and is home to many of the state's most
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  • 1/9/2018 8:50:00 AM
  • Frigid Temps Beneficial For Ice Fishing
  • From December to nearly March South Dakota lakes are packed with those hoping to score a perch, northern pike or walleye. With a few straight days of negative temperatures, you might guess the ice is in prime fishing condition but the Sioux Empire also saw
  • KDLT News
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  • 1/2/2018 2:31:00 AM
  • Walleye in good shape in North Dakota's Lake Sakakawea
  • There also are more forage fish for walleye to eat. Reproduction of gizzard shad in the river from Bismarck to the South Dakota border rebounded last year, though "numbers aren't terribly high" compared to pre-flood levels, according to Gangl. "Hopefully .
  • Los Angeles Times
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  • 1/1/2018 6:12:00 PM
  • SD Game, Fish & Parks Sponsoring “First Day” Hikes
  • Despite the arctic chill, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is sponsoring “First Day” hikes at state parks and recreation areas on New Years Day. G,F & P Spokesperson Lynn Spomer says the event has grown over the past few years ...
  • Radio 570 WNAX
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  • 12/29/2017 8:11:00 PM
  • Pierce County: An ideal location for a sports reporter
  • Seven state place winners set a new school record. Lantz, who graduated in 2017, is currently a freshman wrestler at South Dakota State University where he studies fish and wildlife biology. The new Jackrabbit is enjoying his new team, and said his season
  • Pierce County Herald
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  • 12/28/2017 5:32:00 PM

South Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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South Dakota Fishing Clubs

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