Sauger inhabit large streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs throughout the state. They are well adept to deep or turbid water and feed primarily on fishes, insects and crustaceans.
Sauger have a slender, torpedo shaped body with a large mouth filled with sharp teeth. Saddlelike markings can be found on the body and rows of dark spots on the first dorsal fin.
4 with only one over 20 inches of any combination of sauger, saugeye and/or walleye.
Several lakes have specific sauger, saugeye and walleye length regulations, please see your South Dakota Fishing Handbook for more information.
22 inches (released fish only)