The Black Hills have 17 lakes and more
than 1200 miles of trout streams. Finding all of the good fishing spots
could take more than a
week. The fishing season for most Black Hills lakes and streams runs
year long (Jan 1-Dec 31).
largest lakes are Angostura, Deerfield,
Pactola and Sheridan and Belle Fourche. Other lakes
include Roubaix, Stockade, Sylvan, Horsethief, Center and
fished species are brown, brook
and rainbow trout, and largemouth bass.
guide we've found for fishing
in the Black Hills is the Fisherman's Handbook for South Dakota,
by the South Dakota State B.A.S.S. Federation, PO Box 905, Yankton, SD
57079 (Tel: 605-665-0808) This 80-page handbook includes many detailed
lake maps, and the latest information about South Dakota fishing
Dakota Game & Fish Department,
412 West Missouri Street, Pierre, SD, 57501, (Tel: 605-773-3485) can
more information. Their web site is at http://www.sdgfp.info/Wildlife/fishing/Index.htm.
A fishing license is required of all adults. A
fee is $7. A non-resident. Family Annual Fishing License
costs $60. A
full schedule of fees is published at: