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All about fishing for longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish, sauger, sturgeon and tiger muskie in South Dakota.

Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in South Dakota waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in South Dakota

Larger lakes across the state of South Dakota, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Angostura Reservoir, Belle Fourche Reservoir, Big Stone Lake, Bitter Lake, Lake Albert, Lake Francis Case, Lake Kampeska, Lake Madison, Lake Oahe, Lake Pelican, Lake Poinsett, Lake Preston, Lake Sharpe, Lake Thompson, Lake Traverse, Lake Whitewood, Lewis And Clark Lake, Shadehill Reservoir and Waubay Lake.

Fishing for other species in South Dakota

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

SD State Record: 16 lbs 12 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

SD State Record: 40 lbs 0 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

SD State Record: 36 lbs 3 oz



World record: 144 lbs

SD State Record: 127 lbs 9 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

SD State Record: 7 lbs 7 oz



Estimated world record: 1,100 lbs

SD State Record: 40 lbs 0 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

SD State Record: 37 lbs 7 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in South Dakota, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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