Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go fishing in South Dakota! Learn about how you can prevent fishing habitat destruction by practicing sound conservation skills. Then, cast your line into one of the state’s many streams, reservoirs or glacial lakes for a chance to reel in species like rainbow trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, yellow perch or walleye. 

General information on fishing in South Dakota is provided by South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks.

Free Fishing Days in South Dakota

No fishing licenses are required on Free Fishing Days in South Dakota. Free Fishing Days are the perfect time to share your love of fishing with someone new. Experienced anglers can mentor beginners who don’t already have a fishing license, and parents can use the free fishing days events to take the kids to a fun family spot like Family Park Pond in Sioux Falls.