Fishing is a great recreational sport your whole family can enjoy in Lyman County, South Dakota!
The main places where you can fish are:
The White River (For more info, click here.)
The Missouri River
Lakes or Dams
The best times of the day to fish are at dawn and dusk.
Types of Fish
There are many species of fish in the streams and rivers of Lyman County.
The seven most popular species are described in this section.
Fish photos are courtesy of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.
These are the two most common baits used in Lyman County.
Ice FishingIce fishing is similar to shore or boat fishing, but you can walk on top of the water because of the ice on it. An auger is used to drill a hole in the ice to fish in. A very short fishing pole is used.
Most people use ice shacks when fishing to keep out the cold air. New-fashioned ice shacks may have an installed stove or many other devices found in modern homes.
A minnow is a fish used for bait. Minnows are small and are usually less than six inches long. The most common minnow found in Lyman County is the fathead minnow. Fathead minnows eat algae and zooplankton. The average size of an adult fathead minnow is 1/2 to 3 inches long.
Worms, also used for bait, are slippery creatures. Small worms range 5-6 inches. True worms have many cells, no feet or hands, and move by squirming back and forth.