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Best Places To Fish in South Dakota

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There are many great places to fish in The Mount Rushmore State. Big rivers, small streams, ponds, small lakes and major lakes across the state provide fishing opportunities for anglers. This website covers fishing at major, fresh-water lakes in the state. The lists below represent the best places to fish among the lakes we cover.

South Dakota's Top-Five, Amazing Fishing Spots

These five major lakes are ar at the top of the list of best places to fish in South Dakota. Year over year, or by specific species, there are several other lakes that could be argued should make this list. However, these five have a long-standing reputation for delivering the goods. Learn more...


Most Popular Fish Species In South Dakota

Productive ice fishing choices in winter makes for good fishing in South Dakota year round. Anglers have the opportunity to fish for two species of bass, three species of catfish, five species of trout, four species of salmon, walleye, bluegill, white bass, perch, sunfish and multiple other species in South Dakota waters. Learn more...


Best Bass Fishing Lakes In South Dakota

South Dakota is one of the best places to fish for smallmouth bass in the country. The short growing season does not deliver high quanties giant largemouths, but there are plenty of quality largemouth bass. Learn more...


Top Places To Fish For Trout In South Dakota

Local anglers in the state have the option to fish for rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. In addition to these major lakes there are many streams, lakes and ponds offering great trout fishing. Learn more...


Best Lakes To Fish For Catfish In South Dakota

Channel, flathead and blue catfish swim in many of the waters across the state. These three lakes have shown over time to be a great place to fish for catfish in South Dakota. Learn more...


Best Lakes To Fish For Salmon In South Dakota

Fishing for salmon in South Dakota is limited to landlocked chinook salmon, and these three are the best options. Learn more...


Best Walleye Fishing Lakes In South Dakota

Walleye fishing is popular across the state. The state record walleye is over 14 pounds, and there are plenty of quality walleye in the 4 pounds and up range. Learn more...


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