South Dakota Fishing

Black Hills Trout Fishing
Watershed in the Black Hills National Forest

Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)
Wild Brown Trout inhabit Pactola Lake and most Black Hills streams and are typically 8 to 12 inches in length, oftentimes 14 to 20 inches.

Crow Creek and Spearfish Watersheds
Whitewood Creek and Bear Butte Watersheds
Elk and Boxelder Creek Watersheds
Lower Rapid Creek Watershed
Upper Rapid Creek Watershed
Spring Creek Watershed
Battle Creek Watershed
Custer State Park

Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Smallest of the Black Hills trout, they seldom exceed 10 inches in length but make up for it with sheer colorful beauty. Present in most Black Hills streams, especially the upper reaches.
Rainbow Trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) Stocked in the majority of Black Hills lakes and several streams which are without self-sustaining trout populations.
Sheridan Lake Reservoir
385 acre - Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass
Deerfield Lake Reservoir
414 acre - Brook Trout, Splake, Rainbow Trout
Pactola Lake Reservoir
785 acre - Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout
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