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Fishing and Boating


Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in America.

If you are looking for the excitement of having a fish on the line, the relaxation of a quiet day by the lake or a chance to enjoy quality time with family and friends, try year-round fishing in South Dakota.

Your adventure begins here.


South Dakota has acres of lakes and miles of rivers tempting boaters, from a rowboat on grandpa's stock dam to sailing the mighty Missouri River reservoir system.

Learn more about boating safety tips, rules and regulations as well as how to register and license your boat.


Protect our Waters

You can do your part for the health and productivity of South Dakota's waters by being proactive in preventing the spread of invasive plant, fish and animal species that threaten to crowd out native species.