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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.

  • 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 ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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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 ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 9/8/2017 5:56:00 AM
  • U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
  • She helps coach the Martin County Girls Golf Team and has won state titles in South Dakota, Hawaii, Georgia and Florida. Marcia Fisher, 64, of Molalla, Ore., was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2007. A seven-time Oregon
  • usga.org
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  • 9/6/2017 8:11:00 PM
  • Sustainable Housing for the Rest of Us
  • All of us face challenges to our faith, and my set of challenges are not what I ever imagined. I really did imagine myself a rural priest in South Dakota or someplace, writing and fly fishing and living the George Herbert lifestyle. That would have come ..
  • livingchurch.org
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  • 9/4/2017 8:58:00 PM
  • South Dakota updates Breeding Bird Atlas
  • ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Game, Fish and Parks Department has created a new interactive atlas that helps bird enthusiasts learn about the state's breeding bird population. The department unveiled its updated, online version of the Breeding ...
  • apnewsarchive.com
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  • 9/3/2017 4:14:00 PM
  • Drought worsens South Dakota pheasant population
  • PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department survey has determined that this summer's drought influenced the state's declining pheasant population. The department's annual survey released Friday shows a 45 percent decline statewide ..
  • apnewsarchive.com
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  • 8/28/2017 11:27:00 PM
  • Activities available Labor Day weekend at state parks
  • PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is inviting people to participate in Labor Day weekend activities. State parks are set to host a variety of programs over the weekend. Activities on Saturday include monarch butterfly tagging at Good ..
  • apnewsarchive.com
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  • 8/28/2017 11:12:00 PM
  • SD ag, fishing officials update non-meandered water issue
  • PIERRE, S.D. — Kelly Hepler, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, and Mike Jaspers, secretary of agriculture, think a temporary fix to the "non-meandered water" access in the state has been beneficial. But they say more work ..
  • AG Week
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  • 8/22/2017 12:31:00 AM
  • Zebra Mussel Invasion, Turning in Poachers: State Outdoors News
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is asking citizens to make the call to the Turn In Poachers (TIPs) hotline if they observe illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity. “During the annual reporting period from July 1, 2016, through June 30 ...
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 8/17/2017 2:47:00 PM
  • South Dakota Turn in Poachers Program Paying Off
  • PIERRE, S.D. - As summer comes to an end and hunting seasons ramp-up, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking citizens to make the call to the Turn In Poachers (TIPs) hotline if they observe illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 8/16/2017 9:22:00 AM
  • South Dakota researchers study fish density
  • SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – Researchers are studying if reducing the fish population in some areas of a western South Dakota creek will improve fish growth rates. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that researchers with the South Dakota State University and the ..
  • ABC KOTA Territory News
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  • 8/15/2017 12:36:00 AM
  • South Dakota researcher study fish density
  • SPEARFISH, S.D. — Researchers are studying if reducing the fish population in some areas of a western South Dakota creek will improve fish growth rates. Researchers with the South Dakota State University and the state Game, Fish and Parks department ...
  • Gillette News Record
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  • 8/14/2017 2:39:00 PM
  • South Dakota researcher study fish density
  • SPEARFISH, S.D. — Researchers are studying if reducing the fish population in some areas of a western South Dakota creek will improve fish growth rates. Researchers with the South Dakota State University and the state Game, Fish and Parks department are ..
  • WRAL
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  • 8/14/2017 10:10:00 AM
  • South Dakota: GFP to Review Boat Closure Petition for Swan lake
  • PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission will take action on a petition proposal to designate Swan lake in Clark County as a "no boating zone" from Oct. 20 to Dec. 31 at their upcoming meeting in September. M&E Land Company ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 8/14/2017 6:53:00 AM
  • SD researchers study fish density
  • SPEARFISH — Researchers are studying if reducing the fish population in some areas of a western South Dakota creek will improve fish growth rates. Researchers with the South Dakota State University and the state Game, Fish and Parks department are ...
  • Capital Journal
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  • 8/14/2017 5:41:00 AM
  • South Dakota Researcher Study Fish Density
  • Researchers are studying if reducing the fish population in some areas of a western South Dakota creek will improve fish growth rates. Researchers with the South Dakota State University and the state Game, Fish and Parks department are studying the densely
  • Keloland
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  • 8/13/2017 6:55:00 PM
  • Report: Hunting, fishing vital to South Dakota economy
  • RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A new report indicates that South Dakota's hunting and fishing industry majorly influences the state's economic health. The Colorado-based Outdoor Industry Association released the report last month. It says the outdoors industry ..
  • Public Opinion
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  • 8/9/2017 1:09:00 PM
  • Report: Hunting, fishing vital to South Dakota economy
  • RAPID CITY (AP) — A new report indicates that South Dakota's hunting and fishing industry majorly influences the state's economic health. The Colorado-based Outdoor Industry Association released the report last month. It says the outdoors industry brings .
  • The Daily Republic
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  • 8/9/2017 12:24:00 AM
  • Report: Hunting, Fishing Vital To South Dakota Economy
  • A new report indicates that South Dakota's hunting and fishing industry majorly influences the state's economic health. The Colorado-based Outdoor Industry Association released the report last month. It says the outdoors industry brings about 48,000 jobs .
  • Keloland
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  • 8/8/2017 7:01:00 PM

South Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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South Dakota Fishing Clubs

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