in South Dakota
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In South Dakota
Creeks, streams and rivers provide a majority of the trout fishing
in South Dakota. However, a few of the major lakes contain schools
of trout including Lake Francis Case, Lake Oahe, Deerfield
Lake and Canyon lake. Visit the Douth Dakota Division of Wildlife
website for additional information about trout
fishing in South Dakota.
The South Dakota state record brook trout was taken out of Deerfield
Lake and the SD state record brown trout was caught in Canyon Lake.
Rapid Creek produced the state record cutthroat trout and Pactola
Reservoir gave up the state record lake trout. The Missouri River
- Oahe Tailwaters was home to the state record rainbow trout and
Whitewood Creek served up the SD state record tiger trout.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in South Dakota.