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History of Fisheries and Fishing in South Dakota

Available for sale online... Twenty-seven authors contributed to this 477-page book, with 23 chapters on the fish, the anglers and the aquatic habitat in South Dakota. It covers habitat in the Missouri River, warm-water streams, cold-water habitats, natural lakes, small impoundments and aquatic resources on tribal lands. It also discusses warm-water and cold-water fishes, exotic fishes and rare species, the history of fish hatcheries, commercial fisheries, law enforcement and recreational fisheries management, and even prehistoric fish in South Dakota. Editors even offer predictions about the next 20 years in the last chapter.

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