Fish Management Agreement
All information contained in this agreement is available for public consumption.
A separate fish management agreement form must be completed for each small lake or pond you wish to enroll in the South Dakota Fisheries Management Agreement program. The pond(s) to be enrolled must be inspected by a South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks representative. Fish will not be provided to waters subject to commercialization.
Application and Inventory Information:
- Attach a photo, map or sketch of the small lake or pond including the location of the access trail with scale of size indicated.
- This stocking and public access agreement will remain active for a period of ten years for a warmwater fishery or six years for a trout fishery.
- Minimum size: 1 surface acre
- Depth: Minimum of 15 feet over 25% of surface area or 10 feet if pond is fed by continual inflow.
General Stocking Rates:
||Number per Surface Acre
|Black Crappie or Yellow Perch
||Juvenile (>8 inches)
*Other species may include forage species such as fathead minnow, golden shiner, etc.