“Cast and Blast” in Yankton!
Cast! – Fishing in and around Yankton
Southeastern South Dakota has more than 175 fishing lakes as large as 29,000 acres. This region is equipped to host fishermen year-round with open seasons on most species of fish: bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, perch, sauger and walleye. Lewis & Clark Lake draws anglers from across the country with its alluring combination of largemouth and smallmouth bass, and Westside Park in Yankton has a great fishing pond for kids. If nothing’s biting, don’t worry – you can feed the friendly ducks that reside there.
Online Application Dates: March 12 – April 17, 2020
Season Dates: June 1 – June 30, 2020
Online Application Dates: April 17 – May 15, 2020
Season Dates: October 1 – October 31, 2020
For complete, up-to-date information on fishing in South Dakota please visit South Dakota Game Fish and Parks
For state handbooks, click here.
South Dakota has established seasons for hunting different species of animals and birds. A license is required. Fishing is permitted in South Dakota year-round. Limitations for the number and size of fish caught are set by the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department.
Licenses can be purchased at several local convenience stores, bait shops, sporting goods stores and park and recreation offices. Places to get hunting and fishing licenses in Yankton include:
Blast! – Hunting in and around Yankton
Hunting is a year-round sport in southeastern South Dakota. Small game, waterfowl and big game dominate the fall hunting seasons, while predator hunting fills the winter months and spring signals the start of turkey season. South Dakota’s state bird, the Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant, thrives in the habitat provided by the South Dakota landscape.
Pheasant Season: October 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Resident Only Season: October 10-12, 2020
Youth Pheasant Season: October 3-7, 2020
Low Plains South: Oct 24, 2020 – Jan 5, 2021
Youth Duck Season: Sep 19, 2020 – Sep 20, 2020
Canada Goose Unit 1: Sept 5 – Dec 20, 2020
Light Goose: Sep 26, 2020 – Jan 18, 2021
White-front Goose: TBA
Canada Goose Unit 2: TBA
Canada Goose Unit 3
Online Application: TBA
Season Dates: TBA
Sep 1, 2019 – Feb 29, 2020
Sep 1, 2019 – Nov 9, 2019
Dec 2, 2017 – Mar 15, 2018
Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019
For complete, up-to-date information on hunting and fishing in South Dakota please visit South Dakota Game Fish and Parks
For state handbooks, click here.
Guides and Outfitters
The locations and descriptions of fishing guides and hunting outfitters in the Yankton area are featured in the business listings below.
Your Expert Guide to Hunting and Fishing in Southeast South Dakota
Experience the wonder of nature in its purest form. Feel the discipline of the wait and then the overwhelming rush of the capture. Live up to the challenge of beating wild creatures in their own element.
We live for these experiences and want to bring you along for the ride.
Southeast South Dakota’s Premier Fishing Guides
The Missouri River is one of America’s most pristine and vibrant fisheries. It is our mission to give you the best experience possible. With the vast options of available waters from the Missouri River to the Glacial Lakes, our fishing opportunities are endless.
St. Hubert’s Hideaway offers a unique hunting experience for outdoor enthusiasts, but also some of the best scenery and privacy the midwest has to offer. Watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee or watching the sunset by the fire pit may be the best part of your stay.
Main uses: Hunting & Fishing Adventures, Faith Retreats, Hobby Retreats, Reunions, Fund Raising, and Weddings
A1 Al’s Pheasant Ranch offers premier all-inclusive pheasant hunts along with one of South Dakota’s most impressive lodges.
With over 6000 acres of prime pheasant hunting habitat, A1 Al’s Pheasant Ranch is dedicated to providing you the best pheasant hunting South Dakota has to offer.
Potter’s Fields Outfitters & Lodge offers some of the greatest pheasant hunting in the state of South Dakota. Located conveniently 35 miles West of Sioux Falls and 30 miles East of Mitchell we are in a phenomenal sleeper area away from heavily commercialized hunting areas in the state. What does that mean for you? Birds. A lot of birds.
Along with great hunts, we provide guests with the best equipment, lodging, and accommodations possible. You can be assured that when hunting with the X-men you will have more than just a hunting trip, you will have an unforgettable experience.
Let Red Arrow Bowfishing take you on the trip of a lifetime!
On a beautiful bluff high above the Missouri River near Springfield, SD, the Cogan House sits in a quiet retreat. This serene home-away-from-home welcomes travelers, couples, families, business leaders, hunters, and fisherman.
Located just 10 miles from the Missouri River in southern South Dakota, Cimpl Made Hunts allows hunters to experience the best nature has to offer. Your hunting experience will take you 5 miles east and 13 miles south of Wagner, SD, about 50 miles west of Yankton, SD. The area boasts an abundance of wild game including pheasants, grouse, prairie chicken, coyotes, deer, turkeys, ducks, geese, partridge, and some quail. Specializing in guided pheasant hunts, Cimpl Made Hunts offers flexible and affordable hunting packages for pheasant, turkey and waterfowl.
Processing and Taxidermy
Yankton has options for processing your game and fish including: