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North Dakota Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in North Dakota lakes.

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Bass Fishing Lakes In North Dakota

You can find bass in lots of places in ND. Many private ponds, rivers and lakes contain bass. The Missouri River along with major lakes in the state including Bowman-Haley Lake, Lake Ashtabula, Lake Audubon, Lake Darling, Lake Metigoshe, Lake Oahe, Lake Sakakawea, Lake Tschida and Powers Lake all have healthy populations of bass.

Fishing for bass In North Dakota

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

ND State Record: 8 lbs 8 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

ND State Record: 6 lbs 13 oz

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Bass lures

Bass are aggressive feeders and agile enough to chase down and catch most of their favorite foods. They are most easily caught during a feeding spree but can also be enticed into striking an anglers bait for reasons other than hunger. They are predatory by nature and at times will strike at anything that enters their domain. If it moves, and they can get it into their large mouth, bass will attempt to eat it. They can eat a sunfish up to one-third their own length.

Bass fishing in North Dakota

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in North Dakota.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Peace Garden State.

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Catch big bass!

The North Dakota state record largemouth bass came out of Nelson Lake and the state record smallmouth bass was caught from Lake Sakakawea.

Bass fishing information, by state.

The lifecycle of bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit North Dakota bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

Bass boats and boat rentals

Best bass fishing lakes in North Dakota!