Fishing in North Dakota
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch
them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of
pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a
limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very
noble fight once hooked.
Catfish Fishing Lakes In North Dakota
Major lakes in ND with healthy populations of catfish include
Arrowwood Lake, Buffalo Lodge Lake, Jamestown Reservoir, Lake Ashtabula,
Lake Metigoshe and Lake Tschida.
The Missouri River has The Red River gave up the North Dakota channel
catfish and the Heart River was home to the state record flathead.
Many other rivers, small lakes and ponds also contain catfish.
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another.
They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their
strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food
sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your
search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught
on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate
their ability to catch live bait.
Catfish Organizations & Resources
U.S. Catfish Anglers
Learning to Fish for Catfish In North Dakota
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