Photo © Sam Stukel


Walleye are found statewide in large streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. They feed primarily on fishes, insects and crustaceans.

Walleye are torpedo shaped with a large mouth filled with sharp teeth. They have large, white eyes and a single black spot near the rear base of the first dorsal fin. The lower lobe of the tail (caudal) fin and lower anal fin is white.

Daily Limit:

4 with only one over 20 inches of a 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.

Possession Limit:


Proud Angler Qualifications:

8 pounds

27 inches (released fish only)