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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: Rosehill Dam Part of Stream Restoration Project
  • PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) announced that a reconstruction project involving the Rosehill Dam, located in Hand County, will not be completed and that the agency will instead pursue a stream restoration in the ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/24/2017 6:23:00 AM
  • South Dakota GFP to Begin Shovelnose Sturgeon Research
  • PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will begin sampling shovelnose sturgeon in Lake Sharpe in an effort to document population characteristics and seasonal behaviors of the species. Beginning this week, GFP will use baited ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/16/2017 6:18:00 AM
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks to Host Antler Auction
  • PIERRE, S.D.-(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host an Antler Auction at the Goeman Auction Pavilion north of Lennox on Saturday, April 22. The doors open at 8 a.m. A gun auction will take place from 9 – 11 a.m. CDT with the ...
  • Ammo Land
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  • 3/15/2017 11:17:00 PM
  • Fishing Rods Made Of Carrots At Sportsman's Show
  • And in the end, he bought a rod and reel for himself. "I'm actually looking to get into bass fishing, something different here in South Dakota rather than pike, walleye, and perch so just trying to stand out a little bit," Bergstrom said. Standing out is .
  • Keloland
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  • 3/11/2017 12:17:00 AM
  • Fishing makes impact on kids
  • A recent outing to South Dakota’s Black Hills affirmed the importance of taking kids fishing and how much of an impact you can have on a child’s life. The “Hooked on Hardwater” program at Rapid City’s Club for Boys rewards boys for good behavior ...
  • SC Times
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  • 3/9/2017 1:07:00 AM
  • South Dakota: GFP to Stock Rainbows Below Fort Randall Dam
  • PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will stock 10,000 rainbow trout below Fort Randall Dam beginning this week, weather permitting. Approximately 5,000 rainbow trout will be released on March 8, with the remaining 5,000 arriving on March
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/8/2017 7:15:00 AM
  • Going Batty Over Bats!
  • Fortunately, there are many ways to help, and recently D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives in Spearfish, South Dakota, went to bat for bats. The “Build a Bat House!” event last month attracted more than 50 people, many of whom were ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 3/7/2017 6:25:00 PM
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks assembling deer management plan
  • PIERRE — The draft version of South Dakota’s new management plan for deer will be out soon for public review, a state Game, Fish and Parks Department official said Friday. Tom Kirschenmann, the department’s chief for terrestrial resources, said it ...
  • Aberdeen News
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  • 3/4/2017 7:19:00 AM
  • The Filet of Fish Story From McDonald's is a Load of Pollocks
  • The agency went to land-locked Pollock, South Dakota to find a guy who didn’t know that Filet-O-Fish sandwiches were made from wild-caught Alaska Pollock. They found Davis, who conveniently, likes to fish. BR and McDonald’s took Davis from Pollock to ...
  • lbbonline.com
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  • 3/3/2017 9:48:00 AM
  • Landlocked Pollock fisherman hooked for Filet-O-Fish ads
  • That's why a 15-second online advertisement for McDonald's Filet-O-Fish introduces Davis Hanson, 23, of Pollock surrounded by South Dakota prairies, standing on a gravel road with fishing pole and tackle box in hand. It then switches to a scene of him ...
  • Aberdeen News
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  • 3/2/2017 10:44:00 PM
  • Filet-O-Fish sales surge at McDonald's during Lent
  • The humorous campaign tracks the journey of a sandwich by visiting land-locked Pollock, South Dakota to find Davis, a man who didn't know that Filet-O-Fish sandwiches were made from wild-caught Alaska Pollock. He created a Filet-O-Fish recipe and took it .
  • Prensario TI Retail & Dealers
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  • 3/2/2017 4:21:00 AM
  • Why so many people are eating McDonald's Filet-O-Fish right now
  • The humorous campaign tracks the journey of a sandwich by visiting land-locked Pollock, South Dakota to find Davis, a man who didn't know that Filet-O-Fish sandwiches were made from wild-caught Alaska Pollock. However, approximately 9 million pounds of ...
  • mundoaguaysaneamiento.net
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  • 3/2/2017 4:10:00 AM
  • Fish houses must be removed by March 1
  • PIERRE, SD (KELO AM) - 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 Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Fish houses, shelters and other structures may be
  • KELO
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  • 2/25/2017 3:28:00 PM
  • Fish Houses Must Be Removed
  • PIERRE — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks reminds ice anglers that all fish houses, shelters and other structures must be removed from the ice by midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Fish houses, shelters and other structures may be used after Feb. 28 ...
  • Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
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  • 2/24/2017 3:49:00 AM
  • Fish houses must be removed by March 1
  • PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - 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 Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Fish houses, shelters and other structures may
  • ABC KOTA Territory News
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  • 2/22/2017 11:40:00 PM
  • Warmer temperatures cause poor ice fishing conditions
  • SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The owner of Dakota Angler, Todd Heitkamp, said he wouldn't recommend ice fishing south of Highway 14 in South Dakota because the ice is too thin. He said ice fishing season is pretty much over in that area because the conditions are so
  • KSFYabc
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  • 2/21/2017 3:21:00 PM
  • Warm weather won't stop ice fishing enthusiasts
  • Elevation of the lake is the key, if it can withstand a mid-winter thaw. South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks area fisheries supervisor Jake Davis said some of the lower elevation lakes or prairie ponds might not survive the last week of warm weather.
  • Rapid City Journal
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  • 2/16/2017 1:17:00 PM
  • Learning How to Ice Fish
  • In the second of four segments, KSFY News reporter Vanessa Gomez learns how to ice fish to experience some of South Dakota's winter activities. In the second of four segments, KSFY News reporter Vanessa Gomez learns how to ice fish to experience some of ..
  • KSFYabc
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  • 2/8/2017 2:30:00 PM
  • A 4-foot wall of frozen fish photographed in South Dakota
  • “How are you doing?” I ask. “Everything is nearly copacetic. I love days that identify themselves by their smell. Every Sunday, Ma fries up some bacon and bologna for breakfast. Those two odors combine with the smell of coffee to form a heavenly ...
  • Kanabec County Times
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  • 2/7/2017 8:30:00 PM
  • Ice fishing derby provides winter fun for area kids
  • Children ages five to 17 participated in this free event put on by South Dakota Game Fish and Parks and dozens of volunteers. "It's pretty sweet, so I mean if you get 200 kids outside and get to have an absolute blast and get them ice fishing, which is not
  • KSFYabc
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  • 2/5/2017 4:52:00 PM
  • 5 ways to find the perfect ice fishing report
  • 1. Facebook groups Facebook has become the new go-to place for fishing reports. With more than 18,000 members in the Ice Fishing South Dakota and East River South Dakota Hunting & Fishing groups, there is a ton of information available. What makes these ..
  • Aberdeen News
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  • 2/2/2017 4:37:00 PM
  • Bremer, Nelson earn top honors in fishing tournament
  • Nonetheless, many teams succeeded in finding not only active fish, but the true ‘South Dakota Gold — Jumbo Perch’ and were able to weigh in their league limit of 10 perch. Some of the biggest perch of the season were caught. Phil Bremer and Ricky ...
  • Public Opinion
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  • 2/2/2017 4:04:00 PM
  • Surreal photos show fish caught in frozen wall of ice
  • And now, the latest in this series of bizarre frozen spectacles: fish frozen in a vertical wall of ice rising from a South Dakota Lake. Like the other frozen wildlife, the fish are striking because of how they appear to have frozen mid-action. It looks ...
  • cottagelife.com
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  • 2/1/2017 9:45:00 PM

South Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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South Dakota Fishing Clubs

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