Fishing in North Dakota

North Dakota offers hundreds of fishable waters. Purchase your fishing license today, and start planning your next fishing trip with you family and friends.

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Top Fishing Spots in North Dakota

Grahams Island State Park
The lake features some of the best fishing in North Dakota. The park also has a boat ramp, bait shop, playground and camping sites.
Heart Butte Reservoir
This park is great for families who want to make a day fishing trip or an overnight adventure. Visitors are welcomed to fish and boat.
Lake Audubon
Lake Audubon is 18,000 acres and his home to quality walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike fishing.
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Common Catches in North Dakota

Northern Pike
Northern Pike
The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Yellow Perch
Yellow Perch
The yellow perch, unlike the so-called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Black Crappie
Black Crappie
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.

Types of Fishing in North Dakota

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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