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All about fishing for muskie, northern pike, paddlefish, sauger, saugeye and tiger muskie in North Dakota.

Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in North Dakota waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in North Dakota

Larger lakes across the state of North Dakota, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Arrowwood Lake, Bowman-Haley Lake, Buffalo Lodge Lake, Devils Lake, Dry Lake, Jamestown Reservoir, Lake Ashtabula, Lake Audubon, Lake Darling, Lake Metigoshe, Lake Oahe, Lake Sakakawea, Lake Tschida, Pipestem Lake, Powers Lake, Stump Lake, The Missouri River and others.

Lure for pike and muskie

Use diving, baitfish-imitating lures to catch muskie, northern pike, sauger, saugeye and tiger muskie.

Northern pike fishing

Fishing for other species in North Dakota


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

ND State Record: 46 lbs 8 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

ND State Record: 37 lbs 8 oz



World record: 144 lbs

ND State Record: 130 lbs 0 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

ND State Record: 8 lbs 12 oz



World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

ND State Record: 12 lbs 0 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

ND State Record: 40 lbs 0 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in North Dakota, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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