North Dakota Fishing For Bass, Walleye, Perch & Ice Fishing Plus Trip & ND Vacation Ideas
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North Dakota fishing - bass fishing, walleye, crappie, perch - Ice fishing - equipment, boats, gear and vacation trip ideas for fishing in ND.

Fishing lakes dot the entire state of North Dakota offering a variety of fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleyes, crappies, perch and more. Ice fishing in winter presents additional fishing opportunities throughout North Dakota. Here, we will concentrate on the major lakes in ND.

North Dakota Fishing Lake

This chart shows the major fishing lakes in North Dakota cross referencing them with the major species to be found there.

Listed are the primary
species to be found in
these local fisheries.
BassTroutSalmonWalleyeCrappieCatfishPanfishStriped Bass
Arrowwood Lake
Bowman-Haley Lake
Buffalo Lodge Lake
Devils Lake
Dry Lake
Jamestown Reservoir
Lake Ashtabula
Lake Audubon
Lake Darling
Lake Metigoshe
Lake Sakakawea
Lake Tschida
Missouri River
Pipestem Lake
Powers Lake
Stump Lake

North Dakota Fishing Lake Locations

Arrowwood Lake is a 2,700-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Kensal, ND.

Bowman-Haley Lake is a 1,700-acre lake in the southern border of the state, 12 miles south of Bowman, ND.

Buffalo Lodge Lake is a 1,400-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 4 miles north-east of Granville, ND.

Devils Lake is a 122,000-acre lake in the north-east part of the state, at Delils Lake, ND.

Dry Lake is a 4,100-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Webster, ND.

Jamestown Reservoir is a 2,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Jamestown, ND.

Lake Ashtabula is a 5,400-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Luverne, ND.

Lake Audubon is a 25,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Coleharbor, ND.

Lake Darling is a 9,500-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Grano, ND.

Lake Metigoshe is a 1,500-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 10 miles north of Bottineau, ND.

Lake Sakakawea is a 368,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, stretching from Garrison to Williston, ND.

Lake Tschida is a 5,000-acre lake in the south-west part of the state, 12 miles south of Glen Ullin, ND.

Missouri River runs from the west-central border at Williston angling to the center of the state where it turns due south past Bismark to the south-central border.

Pipestem Lake is an 840-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Jamestown, ND.

Powers Lake is a 1,600-acre lake in the north-west part of the state, at Powers Lake, ND.

Stump Lake is a 7,900-acre lake in the eastern part of the state, at Toina, ND.

A nice trout for his effort.

Click here to obtain a North Dakota Fishing License. For additional information about fishing in North Dakota visit the Game and Fish Department, North Dakota website.

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All About Fishing wishes you the very best with your fishing endeavors in the great state of North Dakota.

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