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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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Find any of the 2140 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


South Dakota Fishing Resources

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

South Dakota Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in South Dakota?
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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 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
  • Game, Fish & Parks Officials Survey Custer State Park Fire Damage
  • Officials from the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department were assessing the damage following the Legion Lake fire that burned about eighty-four square miles in and near Custer State Park. Game, Fish and Parks spokesperson Lynn Spomer says most of ...
  • Radio 570 WNAX
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  • 12/22/2017 7:38:00 PM
  • South Dakota: Fishing Access Improved at Mickelson Pond
  • PIERRE, S.D. - The City of Pierre and South Dakota Game Fish and Parks (GFP) recently partnered to add four new fishing pods at Mickelson Pond in Pierre. The City contracted with R&W Construction to do the work, and GFP will reimburse the City for half of
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  • 12/19/2017 8:09:00 AM
  • About Us – Dakota Angler & Outfitter
  • We are a full service fly fishing shop and guide service located in the Black Hills of South Dakota (downtown Rapid City to be exact). The shop has been open since 1996. In recent years, our inventory has expanded greatly. Stop in the shop and browse our .
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  • 12/18/2017 3:13:00 PM
  • South Dakota: Ice Fishers and Waterfowlers Cautioned Re Ice Safety
  • PIERRE, S.D. - A strange beginning to the winter season has officials urging both waterfowl hunters and ice anglers to use caution when venturing out to hunt and fish. "Even with this last blast of cold weather, there is still plenty of open water for duck
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  • 12/8/2017 10:41:00 AM
  • South Dakota: Salmon Station Open for Egg Collection
  • PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has opened the Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station near Gettysburg for the 2017 season. "Crews are expecting below normal returns of adult salmon likely due to increased predation on juvenile ...
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  • 9/27/2017 7:21:00 AM
  • Anglers have a chance to fish Sturgis City Dams
  • Once the analysis is done, the city will allow the dams to fill again. Next spring, the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks will again stock the dams with rainbow trout. To access the dams from Sturgis, drive south on Vanocker Canyon Road. About 3 miles south .
  • Rapid City Journal
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  • 9/19/2017 12:57:00 AM
  • State Fishing License Numbers Are Down
  • But the flip flop is hurting the state’s fishing industry. When it comes to bringing in folks from outside South Dakota to fish on state waters, the numbers are looking worse than last year. “We sold 26,702 fishing licenses in 2016, this year just slig ...
  • KDLT
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  • 9/15/2017 3:52:00 AM
  • 4th Largest Ice Fishing Show Coming To Sioux Falls Arena
  • The institute has grown to be the fourth largest ice fishing show in the nation. James Hagen, the South Dakota Secretary of Tourism, says it will help promote South Dakota as a year-round destination “Whether you’re ice fishing on the Eastern half of ...
  • KDLT
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  • 9/13/2017 8:32:00 PM
  • South Dakota hatchery to release 90K paddlefish
  • YANKTON (AP) — A fish hatchery in South Dakota will release more than 90,000 American paddlefish into two reservoirs over the next two weeks. The Press and Dakotan reports that Gavins Point Fish Hatchery plans to release the paddlefish in Lake Francis ...
  • The Daily Republic
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  • 9/8/2017 4:55:00 PM
  • South Dakota: Trout Stocking Near Pierre
  • PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will be stocking rainbow trout in Oahe Marina near Fort Pierre in September. Robert Hanten of Fort Pierre, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks fisheries biologist, said the department ...
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  • 9/8/2017 5:56:00 AM

South Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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South Dakota Fishing Clubs

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