Rainbow Trout

The Rainbow Trout is found in cold water habitats of streams, ponds and impoundments. They are stocked in impoundments and tailwaters of the Missouri River, various ponds across the state for put and take fisheries and in streams and impoundments of the Black Hills. They feed primarily on insects and crustaceans but larger individuals may eat fish.

The Rainbow Trout has a torpedo shaped body with small scales and white mouth. They have abundant dark spots evenly distributed across light head, body and fins and a pink or red lateral stripe. The tail (caudal) fin is rounded.


Trout, Salmon, Splake – Limits apply to any combination.

Daily Limit:


Possession Limit:


Proud Angler Qualifications:

5 lbs and 20 in (released fish only)