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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.
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.
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 has its own set of fishing laws and regulations that need to be followed in order to protect their fish populations
Learn how you can start protecting our aquatic natural resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks site.
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