State Fishing Records
South Dakota State Fishing Records

South Dakota State Fishing Records

Record Status Species Date Location Weight Name Method Category
Current Record Chinook Salmon 10/23/2021 Lake Oahe 17lb 7oz Kyle Manning Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Smallmouth Bass 9/17/2021 Francis Case 7lb 6oz Clint Wood Silver Spinner Unrestricted
Current Record Smallmouth Bass 7/16/2021 Lake Oahe 7lb 4oz Troy Diede Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Burbot 5/28/2021 Lake Sharpe 3lb 6oz Dennis Stout Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Walleye 2/16/2021 Lake Oahe 14lb 15oz Derek Stahlman Dark House Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record Bighead Carp 9/9/2020 James River 57lb 1oz Bob Smith Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Black Crappie 8/16/2020 Lake Oahe 1lb 4oz Weston Northrup Underwater Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record Atlantic Salmon 6/14/2020 Lake Oahe 6lb 11oz Casey Buechler Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Atlantic Salmon 6/5/2020 Lake Oahe 3lb 14oz Alex Raber Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Walleye 5/29/2020 Lake Thompson 5lb 6oz Josh Constant Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Common Carp 5/27/2020 Cattail Lake 49lb 11oz Tyson Warner Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record River Carpsucker 5/2/2020 White River 8lb 3oz Adam Koch Unrestricted Unrestricted
Current Reords Largemouth Bass 4/27/2020 Indian Scout Lake 9lb 5oz Matthew Dunham Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Atlantic Salmon 3/21/2020 Lake Oahe 3lb 4oz Daniel Griese Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Atlantic Salmon 2/29/2020 Lake Oahe 2lb 0oz James Gilkerson Darkhouse Spearing Unrestricted
Past Record Atlantic Salmon 1/4/2020 Lake Oahe 3lb 1oz Kerry Konold Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Channel Catfish 7/14/2019 Farm Pond 30lb 1oz Drew Mathews Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record European Rudd 6/25/2019 Sheridan Lake 2lb 9oz Robert C. Wood Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Paddlefish 6/14/2019 Missouri River 56lb 9oz Marlyn Wiebelhaus Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Channel Catfish 6/10/2019 Lake Sharpe 21lb 2oz Aryan & Jameson Tracy Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Channel Catfish 6/9/2019 Skunk Creek 24lb 12oz Cody Sechser & Isaac Kipp Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Channel Catfish 6/7/2019 Lake Poinsett 20lb 11oz Loren Lunning Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Silver Carp 6/5/2019 James River 22lb 14oz Ty Smith Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Channel Catfish 6/1/2019 Big Sioux River 20lb 4oz James R. Fitzler Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Channel Catfish 5/31/2019 Big Sioux River 19lb 0oz Tron Glaser Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Channel Catfish 5/29/2019 Vermillion River 15lb 4oz Russell Hirschman Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Channel Catfish 5/28/2019 Vermillion River 11lb 12oz Jess Paulsen Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Channel Catfish 5/22/2019 Pontoon Creek 11lb 1oz Chase Hansen Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Channel Catfish 5/20/2019 Whitlock Bay 8lb 3oz Chuck Ewald Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Atlantic Salmon 5/5/2019 Lake Oahe 2lb 11oz Dale Fallon Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Atlantic Salmon 4/15/2019 Lake Oahe 2lb 10oz Roger Easland Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Burbot 3/11/2019 Oahe 12lb 7oz Joshua Bible Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Channel Catfish 8/6/2018 Coldbrook 23lb 12oz Seth Hawkins Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record Shortnose Gar 5/6/2018 James River 9lb 2oz Mason Sundleaf Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Chinook Salmon 10/25/2017 Lake Oahe 22lb 3oz Oakley Kamppinen Snagged Unrestricted
Current Record Common Carp 4/22/2017 Lake Poinsett 43lb 2oz Kurt Gutormson Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Chinook Salmon 10/27/2016 Oahe 17lb 6oz Darren Griese Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Smallmouth Bass 8/6/2016 Lake Francis Case 6lb 1oz Alex Portice Underwater Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record Chinook Salmon 7/29/2016 Lake Oahe 31lb 8oz Darrick Koch Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Smallmouth Bass 7/24/2016 Oahe 5lb 9oz Francis Ramm Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record European Rudd 6/23/2016 Interstate Lake 1lb 8oz Russ Oetken Underwater Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record Longnose Gar 6/3/2016 James River 24lb 2oz Riley Stanga Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Longnose Gar 5/30/2016 James River 23lb 14oz Hunter Rockne Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Smallmouth Buffalo 5/5/2016 Firesteel Creek 51lb 3oz Tyler Manning Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Smallmouth Bass 4/23/2016 Horseshoe Lake 7lb 3oz Lyal Held Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Smallmouth Bass 10/9/2015 Oahe 5lb 4oz Chad Johnson Spearing Unrestricted
Past Record Smallmouth Bass 8/15/2015 Oahe 4lb 9oz Daniel Stalder Spearing Unrestricted
Past Record Chinook Salmon 8/14/2015 Oahe 24lb 8oz Gordon Sampson Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record River Carpsucker 6/17/2015 Lake Sharpe 8lb 0oz Wylin Baker Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Yellow Perch 3/7/2015 Bitter Lake 2lb 13oz Chase Jensen Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Tiger Trout 12/29/2014 Center Lake 3lb 2oz Michael J. Halter Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Smallmouth Bass 9/13/2014 Oahe 4lb 3oz Kent Holtmeyer Spearing Unrestricted
Past Record Common Carp 8/14/2014 Poinsett 42lb 0oz Larry Ishol Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Longnose Gar 6/20/2014 James River 20lb 0oz David Hoogendoorn Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Bigmouth Buffalo 6/5/2014 Lake Oahe 60lb 0oz Hunter Gill Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Paddlefish 5/17/2014 Lake Francis Case 127lb 9oz Bill Harmon Snagged Unrestricted
Past Record Common Carp 4/25/2014 Rush Lake 39lb 13oz Steven D. Roraff Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Smallmouth Bass 10/26/2013 Horseshoe Lake 7lb 0oz Derek Valmes Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Shortnose Gar 9/3/2013 James River 8lb 13oz Ty Smith Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record European Rudd 6/8/2013 Jones Co Stock Dam 2lb 7oz Lyle Wayne Mednansky Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Common Carp 6/2/2013 Lake Albert 48lb 3oz Ty Smith Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Longnose Gar 5/23/2013 James River 19lb 4oz Tyler Manning Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record White Sucker 5/17/2013 Rush Lake 6lb 6oz Owen Heim Snagged Unrestricted
Past Record Smallmouth Buffalo 5/14/2013 Mitchell 50lb 15oz Michael Miller Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Lake Trout 1/23/2013 Pactola Reservoir 30lb 0oz Aaron Jones Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Blue Catfish 7/21/2012 Big Sioux River 99lb 4oz Steve Lemmon Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Channel Catfish 5/20/2012 Lake Poinsett 23lb 10oz Marcus Goodfellow Snagged Unrestricted
Past Record Tiger Trout 4/24/2012 Center 1lb 2oz Tom Reeve Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Common Carp 4/21/2012 Waubay 37lb 7oz Stephen R. Wood Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record White Sucker 4/11/2012 Rush Lake 9lb 5oz Domanic Heim Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record White Sucker 4/25/2011 Little Sioux River 5lb 15oz Art Berger Jr. Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record White Bass 4/12/2011 North Rush Lake 4lb 12oz Steve Kennedy Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Walleye 10/16/2010 Lake Oahe 14lb 4oz Thomas Redlin Underwater Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record Freshwater Drum 9/19/2010 James River 23lb 3oz Ty Smith Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Black Crappie 8/2/2010 Lake Oahe 0lb 1oz Caleb Gilkerson Underwater Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record Splake 5/20/2010 Deerfield Lake 11lb 14oz Bob Swift Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Brook Trout 5/1/2010 Deerfield Lake 12lb 0oz Dennis Larive Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record White Sucker 3/28/2010 Poinsett 6lb 8oz Eric Weeman Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Bluegill 9/13/2009 Lake Oahe 0lb 8oz Jeff Vilhauer Underwater Spearing Unrestricted
Past Record Bluegill 8/23/2009 Oahe 0lb 6oz Andy Vandel Spearing Unrestricted
Past Record European Rudd 8/16/2009 Sheridan 0lb 11oz Ed Adams Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Bluegill 7/20/2009 Oahe 0lb 4oz Tyler Arbach Underwater Spearing Unrestricted
Current Record Skipjack Herring 7/11/2009 Gavins Point 1lb 2oz Josh Dornbusch Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record European Rudd 7/2/2009 0lb 3oz Brian Korman Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Black Bullhead 5/31/2009 Lake Poinsett 4lb 12oz Adam Arendsee Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Silver Carp 5/23/2009 James River 22lb 10oz Marlyn Wiebelhaus Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Grass Carp 5/22/2009 Lake Yankton 61lb 12oz Marlyn Wiebelhaus Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Lake Trout 5/17/2009 Pactola Reservoir 28lb 5oz Steve Matheny Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Hybrid Bass 5/11/2009 Missouri River 14lb 0oz Matt Sarha Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Common Carp 5/8/2009 Poinsett 42lb 6oz Bryan Dykstra Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record White Sucker 4/3/2009 Poinsett 5lb 12oz Andrew Ahrens Snagged Unrestricted
Current Record Bighead Carp 10/26/2008 Missouri River 58lb 8oz Wesley Koehler Snagged Unrestricted
Past Record Bighead Carp 8/21/2008 Missouri River 49lb 8oz Marlyn Wiebelhaus Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Smallmouth Bass 4/27/2008 Poinsett 6lb 9oz Darin Laue Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Brook Trout 12/30/2006 Deerfield Lake 11lb 3oz Ryan Rempfer Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Yellow Bullhead 9/3/2006 West 81 Lake 3lb 3oz Joseph M. Herrig Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Flathead Catfish 6/18/2006 James River 63lb 8oz Davin Holland Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Bigmouth Buffalo 6/7/2006 Mitchell 44lb 12oz Marlyn Wiebelhaus Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Yellow Bullhead 5/20/2006 2lb 12oz Shawn S. Johnson Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Gizzard Shad 5/18/2006 Lake Yankton 5lb 0oz Marlyn Wiebelhaus Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record White Bass 5/8/2006 Blue Dog 4lb 10oz Coy Nelson Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Gizzard Shad 1/14/2006 Lake Oahe 4lb 12oz Brad Dietz Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Bigmouth Buffalo 5/19/2005 Mitchell 47lb 0oz Dan Sehr Bowfishing Bowfishing
Current Record Green Sunfish 5/7/2005 Minnehaha Co. Stock Pond 1lb 5oz Alex Meland Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Splake 4/22/2005 Deerfield Lake 10lb 13oz Dennis Larive Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Black Bullhead 6/28/2004 Reid 4lb 0oz Greg Rahm Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record White Sucker 6/20/2004 Missouri River 4lb 8oz Marlyn Wiebelhaus Bowfishing Bowfishing
Past Record Brook Trout 6/2/2004 Deerfield Lake 9lb 3oz Jeremiah Harmon Hook and Line Hook and Line
Past Record Flathead Catfish 6/2/2004 James River 60lb 8oz Roger Adam Hook and Line Hook and Line
Current Record Black Crappie 5/27/2004 SDSU pond 3lb 8oz Benjamin Wight Hook and Line Hook and Line

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