South Dakota contains some of the finest fishing waters in North America.

Between the mountain lakes and streams of the Black Hills and the glacial lakes of eastern South Dakota, anglers will find fishing opportunities in stock dams, prairie rivers, and giant reservoirs.

Nearly 30 fish species provide anglers with a variety of fishing adventures. The most popular fish include walleye, salmon, bluegill, crappie, perch, bass, pike, trout and catfish. South Dakota’s fishing season, with some exceptions, is open year-round, providing quality, four-season fishing.

Named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux American Indian tribes. South Dakota’s fishing economy contributes over $170 million to the American industry. With over 2750,000 hunting licenses and 175,000 fishing licenses sold out, South Dakota becomes one of the top fishing oriented state pushing millions into the economy.

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Most anglers targets walleye which are based in the eastern glacial lakes and Missouri River and reservoirs. Other fishes include Trout which are caught in the black hills, Chinook salmon and Oache.
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List of Major Rivers and Lakes in South Dakota

  •     Bad River
  •     Belle Fourche River
  •     Big Sioux River
  •     Bois de Sioux River
  •     Castle Creek
  •     Cherry Creek
  •     Cheyenne River
  •     Elm River
  •     French Creek
  •     Grand River
  •     Indian River
  •     James River
  •     Jorgenson River
  •     Keya Paha River
  •     Lac qui Parle River, West Branch
  •     Little Minnesota River
  •     Little Missouri River
  •     Little Moreau River
  •     Little Vermillion River
  •     Little White River
  •     Maple River
  •     Missouri River
  •     Moreau River
  •     North Fork Grand River
  •     Owl Creek
  •     Rapid Creek
  •     Redwater River
  •     Skunk Creek
  •     South Fork Grand River
  •     Spearfish Creek
  •     Split Rock Creek
  •     Vermillion River
  •     Whetstone River
  •     White River
  •     Wounded Knee Creek
  •     Yellow Bank River, North Fork and South Fork

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