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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

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.

  • Please, No Bobbers! Introducing Adults to Fishing
  • Now, under two years later, I’m planning a late-summer trout fishing expedition to Nebraska’s Pine Ridge and the Black Hills of South Dakota confident I’ll catch fish.
  • magazine.outdoornebraska.gov
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  • 7/25/2017 8:37:00 PM
  • Fish for the biters
  • I recall a trip to Lake Oahe in South Dakota a while back. We found a prime example of why you should fish where the biters are. We were working the water in the 25- to 28-foot range. We could see lots of fish that we suspected were walleyes on our sonar .
  • Spencer Daily Reporter
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  • 7/24/2017 3:04:00 AM
  • South Dakota Fish Hatchery Sees Changes Amid Zebra Mussels
  • A fish hatchery in South Dakota has seen big changes after the discovery of invasive zebra mussels in the Missouri River in recent years. The Gavins Point Fish Hatchery focuses on sturgeon recovery, Missouri River paddlefish restoration and providing ...
  • Keloland
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  • 7/22/2017 6:10:00 PM
  • Quick read: Paper fishing maps still a go-to for some
  • Although the advent of digital fishing technology has anglers more plugged in than ever, an old standby still guides plenty of them as they wander around the waters of northeastern South Dakota. While digital, electronic fish-finders and microchip-fed ...
  • Aberdeen News
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  • 7/21/2017 7:56:00 PM
  • Fishing maps still have their place in today’s high-tech angling world
  • Although the advent of digital fishing technology has anglers more plugged in than ever, an old standby still guides plenty of them as they wander around the waters of northeastern South Dakota. While digital, electronic fish-finders and microchip-fed ...
  • theoutdoorforum.net
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  • 7/21/2017 1:06:00 PM
  • Win In The Wind With Shad Dancers For Walleye
  • Indeed. Holst loaded the boat with big walleyes this spring fishing Shad Dancers in shows filmed on lakes in North and South Dakota. “We just beat ‘em up,” he says. “Fantastic, fun fishing. The Shad Dancer caught more fish than anything.”
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 7/21/2017 12:32:00 PM
  • Outdoor Campus gives fishing tips
  • Learn more in the video attached to this story. In South Dakota, it is $28 for a fishing license if you are 16 years or older. If you are over the age of 65, the fee for an in-state fishing license is only $12.
  • KSFYabc
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  • 7/21/2017 12:36:00 AM
  • South Dakota: Online Licensing System Improved
  • The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks has made it easier for outdoor enthusiasts to purchase hunting and fishing licenses online. Online usernames and passwords are in abundance these days and keeping track of them all is difficult. The GFP online ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/20/2017 6:58:00 AM
  • Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
  • PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Smallmouth bass from a lake in central South Dakota will take center stage next summer when an organization's series of national bass fishing tournaments hosts a competition in the state. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that the ...
  • ABC KOTA Territory News
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  • 7/17/2017 4:07:00 PM
  • Lake Oahe to Host National Bass Fishing Tournaments in 2018
  • PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Smallmouth bass from a lake in central South Dakota will take center stage next summer when an organization’s series of national bass fishing tournaments hosts a competition in the state. The tournament in Pierre will be held from ...
  • KDLT
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  • 7/16/2017 7:31:00 PM
  • Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
  • PIERRE (AP) — Smallmouth bass from a lake in central South Dakota will take center stage next summer when an organization's series of national bass fishing tournaments hosts a competition in the state. The tournament in Pierre will be held from June 29 ...
  • The Daily Republic
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  • 7/16/2017 6:21:00 PM
  • Fish for the biters
  • I recall a trip to Lake Oahe in South Dakota a while back. We found a prime example of why you should fish where the biters are. We were working the water in the twenty five to twenty eight foot range. We could see lots of fish that we suspected were ...
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 7/14/2017 7:26:00 PM
  • Abuse of Taxpayer Dollars: Funding Fish Art and Other Nonsense
  • For the love of cod, we’re spending another $10,000 for an L.A. dance troupe to build a 15-foot fish. At South Dakota State University, students begged for $11,987 to preserve “National Hobo Day,” complete with a “Bummobile” that drove through ...
  • barbwire.com
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  • 7/13/2017 11:08:00 AM
  • South Dakota: Help with Salmon Survey, Win $100
  • PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to know how stocking salmon in different locations improves their survival. Anglers can help GFP gather information and be entered to win $100. GFP is encouraging anglers to turn in heads of ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/12/2017 6:51:00 AM
  • Oahe home to big bronzebacks
  • The massive reservoir on the Missouri River in South Dakota is a renowned walleye fishery, but has never hosted a top-level bass event. Former Elite Series pro Jami Fralick, a South Dakota native, has fished it throughout his angling lifetime. He predicts
  • BassFan
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  • 7/10/2017 10:02:00 PM
  • Jensen: Fish for the biters
  • I recall a trip to Lake Oahe in South Dakota a while back. We found a prime example of why you should fish where the biters are. We were working the water in the 25- to 28-foot range. We could see lots of fish that we suspected were walleyes on our sonar .
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 7/9/2017 4:12:00 AM
  • Panfishing Tips from South Dakota GFP
  • In any given tackle shop around the Midwest, there are bound to be dozens of anglers that, when asked, will give similar stories of how they got started in a lifelong relationship with the water and the outdoors: One summer, on a local pond, a parent or ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/5/2017 8:17:00 AM
  • BOTTOM BOUNCERS 101
  • You most often do NOT drag bouncers on the bottom. South Dakota guys do from time to time to attract fish, but in general you drop the bouncer down till you see it hit bottom and crank it up two or three cranks to erect the bouncer into its intended ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 6/29/2017 11:21:00 AM
  • Game, Fish and Parks: Don't bring fireworks to state parks
  • PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is asking state parks visitors to leave their fireworks at home. Setting off fireworks isn't allowed on lands that the department owns or leases. That prohibition includes places such as state parks ...
  • The Daily Republic
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  • 6/28/2017 6:45:00 PM
  • Game, Fish and Parks joining national boating safety effort
  • PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks says it's joining a national effort to promote boating safety. The agency says Operation Dry Water will take place Friday until Sunday to promote boating safety and encourage responsible alcohol use while ...
  • The Daily Republic
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  • 6/28/2017 6:45:00 AM
  • Game, Fish and Parks: Don’t bring fireworks to state parks
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is asking state parks visitors to leave their fireworks at home. Setting off fireworks isn't allowed on lands that the department owns or leases. That prohibition includes places such as state parks, nature areas ...
  • Capital Journal
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  • 6/28/2017 4:56:00 AM
  • Game, Fish and Parks joining national boating safety effort
  • PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks says it's joining a national effort to promote boating safety. The agency says Operation Dry Water will take place Friday until Sunday to promote boating safety and encourage responsible alcohol use ...
  • Sioux City Journal
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  • 6/27/2017 1:40:00 PM
  • Game, Fish And Parks Joining National Boating Safety Effort
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks says it's joining a national effort to promote boating safety. The agency says Operation Dry Water will take place Friday until Sunday to promote boating safety and encourage responsible alcohol use while boating.
  • Keloland
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  • 6/27/2017 12:31:00 PM

South Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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South Dakota Fishing Clubs

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