Get a South Dakota Fishing License

Purchase your South Dakota fishing license online or from a South Dakota fish and game license agent in your area before you plan your first fishing trip. Whether you want to fish from the shores of Lake Alvin near Harrisburg or scout out one of the best smallmouth bass fishing spots on Lake Sharpe by boat, you will need to have your valid fishing license with you.

Get a South Dakota Fishing License

SOUTH DAKOTA FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Fishing regulations are put into place based on research that is conducted to help conserve and improve our fish populations. Before taking a fishing trip, be sure to read an updated copy of the fishing regulations or fishing laws so that you know the fishing seasons, size limits, bag limits, and are aware of any restrictions on types of tackle or fishing gear that can be used.

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION

Your fishing license purchase helps to protect and preserve the sport of fishing for years to come. The fees collected from South Dakota fishing licenses go toward fishery management, habitat development, endangered species programs, and conservation education.

South Dakota Fishing License

SOUTH DAKOTA FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • There are several different types of fishing licenses that are available for residents and non-residents. Additional licenses or permits may also be required for setline or hoop line fishing.
  • In South Dakota, you can purchase your fishing license online or through over 400 agent locations across the state.
  • A valid license is required for persons age 16 and older. SD offers an annual, 1-day, 3-day, or a family fishing license for you and your immediate family (children under 16 and spouse).