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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?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.

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 Youth to Get Outdoors
  • PIERRE, S.D. – Fifteen thousand fourth graders in South Dakota will get a special taste of summer freedom through the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks’ (GFP) “Go Fourth” program. The “Go Fourth” program, presented in partnership with the ...
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  • 5/9/2018 5:11:00 AM
  • South Dakota: Muskellenge Now Catch and Release Only
  • PIERRE, S.D. – As of April 30, the harvest restrictions for muskellunge and tiger muskies has changed from a statewide 40 inch minimum length limit and a daily limit of one fish to catch and release only statewide. Currently, South Dakota has five lakes ..
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  • 5/9/2018 5:11:00 AM
  • Casting for Kids Youth Fishing Tournament
  • Casting for Kids, with the assistance of the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department and the Madison Izaak Walton League, will host a youth fishing tournament on May 19 at Lake Herman State Park. The fishing tournament will be held at the entrance area
  • Daily Leader Extra
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  • 5/4/2018 8:03:00 PM
  • Spring fishing season finally begins in S.D.
  • It is that time of year again to break out the long rods and get the boats out of storage. Northeast South Dakota has some of the best spring fishing opportunities available. The shorelines are starting to open and nice walleyes are being caught.
  • Watertown Public Opinion
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  • 5/3/2018 2:16:00 PM
  • GFP urges anglers to be aware of fish consumption advisories
  • 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 2018 fishing season begins. Based on testing results
  • Rapid City Journal
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  • 5/3/2018 3:36:00 AM
  • Plant to Produce Fish Food in SD
  • Prairie AquaTech, which makes a protein-rich ingredient used in fish food, is building a production facility in Volga, S.D. Prairie AquaTech’s new plant will be built along U.S. Highway 14 just south of the South Dakota Soybean Processors plant.
  • KFGO
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  • 4/27/2018 5:39:00 PM
  • 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

South Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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South Dakota Fishing Clubs

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