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Fishing and Boating


Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in America.

If you are looking for the excitement of having a fish on the line, the relaxation of a quiet day by the lake or a chance to enjoy quality time with family and friends, try year-round fishing in South Dakota.

Your adventure begins here.


South Dakota has acres of lakes and miles of rivers tempting boaters, from a rowboat on grandpa's stock dam to sailing the mighty Missouri River reservoir system.

Learn more about boating safety tips, rules and regulations as well as how to register and license your boat.


Aquatic Invasive Species in South Dakota

We need your help to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species or AIS in South Dakota. We need your friends, family and neighbors to help too. Stay committed to slowing the spread of AIS in South Dakota by complying with these state rules and regulations. Learn more by visiting