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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in SD.

Big Stone Lake, Lake Oahe, Lake Poinsett, Lake Sharpe, Lake Thompson and Lewis And Clark Lake are the most popular places for fishing in South Dakota, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Big Stone Lake
  • Lake Oahe
  • Lake Poinsett
  • Lake Sharpe
  • Lewis And Clark Lake
Bass

Big Stone Lake, Lake Oahe, Lake Poinsett, Lake Sharpe, Lewis And Clark Lake and Waubay Lake are considered the best options for largemouth and smallmouth bass. More...

Catfish

Lake Oahe, Lake Poinsett, Lake Sharpe and Lewis And Clark Lake are favorite options for channel, blue, white and flathead catfish. More...

Crappie

Big Stone Lake, Lake Poinsett, Lake Sharpe, Lake Thompson and Lewis And Clark Lake are the most popular for black and white crappie. More...

Sunfish & Panfish

Big Stone Lake, Lake Poinsett, Lake Sharpe, Lake Thompson and Lewis And Clark Lake are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Walleye

Big Stone Lake, Lake Francis Case, Lake Oahe, Lake Poinsett, Lake Sharpe, Lake Thompson and Lewis And Clark Lake are considered the top locations for walleye fishing. More...

Trout

Lake Oahe is the favorite, major lake for lake trout. More...

Salmon

Lake Oahe, Lake Poinsett and Lake Sharpe are the most popular for atlantic, chinook, chum, coho, kokanee, pink and sockeye salmon fishing. More...

Visit the South Dakota fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the South Dakota map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in SD at many of the most popular destinations in the state.

 

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