Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout are 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.

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

Daily Limit:


Limits apply to any combination of any trout, salmon or splake.

Possession Limit:


Proud Angler Qualifications:

5 pounds

20 inches (released fish only)