North Dakota Fishing Report
Get fishing reports for waters in ND.
If you’re planning a fishing trip to North Dakota, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including 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, Pipestem Lake, Powers Lake, Stump Lake and others. Many of the lakes in North Dakota have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.
North Dakota is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Salmon, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Sauger, Saugeye, Paddlefish and sunfish including White Bass, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.
The above reports are offered by third-party websites.
When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.
North Dakota fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.
Often archived North Dakota fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.
If you are considering a visit to North Dakota for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in North Dakota include Minot, Williston, New Rockford, Rugby, Bismarck, Dixon, Fargo, Jamestown, Crosby, Scranton and others scattered across ND, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of North Dakota fishing guides.
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