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State Record Fish Application

View the current list of state record fish for South Dakota.

Submit your application for recognition of a state record fish.

Only the fish on the following list will be considered for state record recognition:

Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Rock
Bass, Smallmouth
Bass, White
Bass, Hybrid
Bluegill
Buffalo, Bigmouth
Buffalo, Smallmouth
Bullhead, Black
Bullhead, Brown
Bullhead, Yellow
Burbot
Carp, Common
Carp, Bighead
Carp, Grass
Carpsucker, River
Catfish, Blue
Catfish, Channel
Catfish, Flathead
Chub, Creek
Chub, Flathead
Crappie, Black

Crappie, White
Drum, Freshwater
Eel, American
European Rudd
Gar, Longnose
Gar, Shortnose
Goldeye
Herring, Lake (Cisco)
Herring, River
Mooneye
Muskellunge
Muskellunge, Tiger
Paddlefish
Perch, Yellow
Pike, Northern
Red Horse, Shorthead
Salmon, Chinook
Salmon, Coho
Salmon, Kokanee
Sauger
Chad, Gizzard
Shiner, Common

Shiner, Golden
Shiner, Red
Shiner, Sand
Smelt, Rainbow
Splake
Stonecat
Sturgeon, Lake
Sturgeon, Pallid
Sturgeon, Shovelnose
Sucker, Blue
Sucker, White
Sunfish, Green
Sunfish, Orange-spotted
Sunfish, Pumpkinseed
Trout, Brook
Trout, Brown
Trout, Cutthroat
Trout, Lake
Trout, Rainbow
Trout, Tiger
Walleye
Whitefish

Application guidelines

Definitions of eligibility

*Aid in landing the fish (i.e. netting, gaffing, etc.) is acceptable.

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