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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch and northern pike at Lake Metigoshe in North Dakota.

Lake Metigoshe, ND

Big bluegill and heavy crappie entice anglers to Lake Metigoshe, a 1,500-acre lake in the north-central part of North Dakota. Much of the 27 miles of shoreline is developed with private homes, yet there is plenty of undeveloped areas for fishing from the bank.

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Lake Metigoshe is a picturesque lake located in the northwest section of North Dakota, near the Canadian border. It is a popular fishing destination known for its diverse fish species and beautiful natural surroundings. Anglers visiting Lake Metigoshe can enjoy a wide range of fishing opportunities while targeting species such as black crappie, largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, bluegill, and northern pike.

Black crappie are plentiful in Lake Metigoshe and provide anglers with exciting fishing action. They can be targeted using small jigs, live bait, or minnows around submerged structures, brush piles, or areas with vegetation. Crappie fishing in Lake Metigoshe offers a thrilling experience and the chance to catch a tasty meal.

Largemouth bass are another popular species in the lake. Anglers can pursue these elusive predators using a variety of techniques such as topwater lures, spinnerbaits, or soft plastics. Largemouth bass can be found near weed beds, submerged logs, and areas with aquatic vegetation. Catching a largemouth bass in Lake Metigoshe can provide an exhilarating fight and a memorable fishing experience.

Walleye, known for their tasty fillets, are highly sought after by anglers in Lake Metigoshe. They can be targeted using crankbaits, jigs, or live bait presentations. Walleye often congregate near rocky points, drop-offs, or areas with structure. Anglers who understand the lake's structure and fish behavior can increase their chances of catching walleye.

Yellow perch are abundant in Lake Metigoshe and are a favorite target for many anglers. They can be caught using small jigs, live bait, or spinners near weed beds, submerged structures, or sandy bottoms. Yellow perch fishing provides a great opportunity for anglers to fill their creel with these delicious panfish.

Bluegill are another popular species in Lake Metigoshe. These feisty fish can be caught using small jigs, live bait, or flies around weed beds, docks, or submerged vegetation. Bluegill fishing offers a great option for anglers of all ages and skill levels, especially those looking for some relaxing and rewarding fishing experiences.

Northern pike are apex predators in Lake Metigoshe and can provide an exciting challenge for anglers. They can be targeted using large spoons, swimbaits, or live bait presentations. Northern pike can be found near weed beds, submerged logs, and areas with structure. Catching a northern pike in Lake Metigoshe can be a thrilling experience and test an angler's skills.

Lake Metigoshe in North Dakota's northwest sector offers a diverse fishery with species such as black crappie, largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, bluegill, and northern pike. Anglers can enjoy a variety of fishing experiences while surrounded by the lake's stunning scenery. Whether it's targeting crappie, bass, walleye, perch, bluegill, or pike, Lake Metigoshe provides ample opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. The boating and camping facilities make it an ideal destination for a complete outdoor adventure.

The primary fish species in Metigoshe include bass, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch and pike. Ice fishing for bluegill, crappie and perch is very popular, and a great way to introduce kids to fishing. Four major boat launch ramps, for boating access, are available for public use. The ramps are centrally located and are accessible from either side of the lake. Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground is located on the east side of the lake and includes a boat launch. Lodging, stores and restaurants are all close by the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Metigoshe

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Largemouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Yellow Perch Northern pike

Lake Metigoshe Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES

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Lake Metigoshe offers excellent boating opportunities, allowing anglers to explore the lake's various fishing spots. The lake is also surrounded by beautiful scenery, making it a perfect destination for camping and enjoying the outdoors. The camping facilities provide a comfortable and convenient way for anglers to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Lake Metigoshe.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Hahns Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Hahns Bay Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Lake Metigoshe Main Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off E Shore Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and roadside parking.

Lake Metigoshe State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off E Shore Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground - 701 263-4651

Lake Metigoshe ND Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Metigoshe
Lake Metigoshe State Park
2nd St E
Bottineau, ND 58318
701 263-4651


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