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South Dakota Fishing

Fish the Greatest

The open water. The thrill of a bite. The stories you share on the water or shore. See why anglers know South Dakota as one of the best places in the world to cast and enjoy.

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Northeast

More than 120 lakes that range in size from a few acres to 17,000 make it easy to find your fishing happy place.

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Southeast

The Big Sioux, James, and Missouri rivers are all found in the southeast. So are nearly 200 fishing lakes. Let the anglin' begin.

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Central

From stock dams to the four massive ones that create 900+ square miles of open water, world class freshwater fishing awaits.

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Western

Maximize your trip to the Black Hills by fishing its mountain lakes and meandering streams

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Set your fishing excursion to South Dakota. The open water. The thrill of a bite. The stories you share on the water or shore. Discover why anglers know South Dakota as one of the best places in the world to cast — and enjoy.

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