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Fishing North Dakota

EZFishing brings you North Dakota's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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North Dakota Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in North Dakota.

North Dakota Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in North Dakota?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


North Dakota Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to North Dakota Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of North Dakota's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

North Dakota Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in North Dakota.

  • Still a Good Time to Go Ice Fishing
  • Like I said, some of the shore lines can get sloppy. Try to avoid pressure ridges, especially on Lake Sakakewea," says Aaron Slominski, fisheries biologist with the North Dakota Game & Fish Department. You should test a lake's ice thickness by drilling hol
  • KXMB CBS12
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  • 2/15/2017 5:48:00 AM
  • Fishing, boating violations top the list for North Dakota citations
  • Many hunters and anglers might assume that when it comes to a game warden's work—a good share of which involves checking hunters, anglers and boaters for license and regulation compliance—that the most common violations would involve hunting in general ...
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  • 1/31/2017 4:43:00 PM
  • Bill that would grant lifetime fishing licenses in N.D. fails
  • BISMARCK, N.D. - There will be no lifetime fishing licenses given in the state of North Dakota this legislative session. A bill which would create the license failed Friday on the House floor after it was estimated that it could cost the state more than $
  • KFYR-TV
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  • 1/28/2017 12:53:00 AM
  • Good Action Can Be Found Under The Ice
  • “At times you can catch them on purpose by targeting deep, sharply breaking weed lines or fishing over wintering holes,” said North Dakota guide Jason Mitchell. “Usually, nice warm days are best.” Minnesota ice guru Brian “Bro” Brosdahl adds ...
  • BassFan
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  • 1/25/2017 5:20:00 AM
  • North Dakota Game and Fish Department : Two Deer Test Positive for CWD
  • A mule deer doe and a mule deer buck taken during the 2016 deer gun season from unit 3F2 in southwestern North Dakota have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for the State Game and Fish Department
  • 4 Traders
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  • 1/23/2017 4:40:00 PM
  • Ice Fishing Safety
  • This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. North Dakota's Game and Fish Department issued nearly a quarter of a million fishing licenses last year. The department says about half of those were ice fishers. It's one of the .
  • KXMB CBS12
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  • 1/13/2017 3:01:00 AM
  • Hunting and Fishing Legislation on Game and Fish Website
  • The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will once again track hunting and fishing issues during the 2017 legislative session. Interested outdoor enthusiasts can follow proposed outdoors-related bills by logging onto the Game and Fish Department website .
  • KFGO
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  • 1/4/2017 5:21:00 PM
  • Outdoors Calendar: Events, fishing and more
  • Info: Al Seydel, (701) 740-7552; Merlyn Werner, (218) 779-6161; or Kyle Kozel, (218) 779-8101. • Jan. 8: North Dakota State Bluegill Championship/North American Ice Fishing Circuit qualifier, Lake Metigoshe near Bottineau, N.D. Open to the first 100 two ..
  • Grand Forks Herald
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  • 12/30/2016 4:48:44 AM
  • Game and Fish employees recognized
  • North Dakota Game and Fish Department Director Terry Steinwand presented employees with performance-based awards at the department’s annual staff meeting Dec. 8. John Mazur, hunter education coordinator, Bismarck, received the Special Projects award ...
  • The Bismarck Tribune
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  • 12/30/2016 12:59:40 AM
  • Doug Howie Named Game and Fish Employee of the Year
  • Doug Howie, assistant private land coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Bismarck, received the agency’s Director’s Award for professional excellence during the Department’s annual meeting Dec. 8 in Bismarck. Terry Steinwand ...
  • KFGO
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  • 12/27/2016 10:00:06 AM
  • Early ice fishing can be dangerous roll of dice
  • Things are starting to crank up on North Dakota’s famed Devils Lake, another iconic ice fishing outpost, where a guide named Zippy Dahl started his Perch Patrol service a week ago. Anglers also are at the ready to get the season started on Lake Ontario ...
  • Toledo Blade
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  • 12/23/2016 6:44:24 AM
  • Early ice fishing can be dangerous roll of dice
  • Things are starting to crank up on North Dakota’s famed Devils Lake, another iconic ice fishing outpost, where a guide named Zippy Dahl started his Perch Patrol service a week ago. Anglers also are at the ready to get the season started on Lake Ontario ...
  • bcsn.tv
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  • 12/23/2016 5:18:30 AM
  • Free ice-fishing weekend scheduled in North Dakota
  • Resident anglers may fish that weekend without a license. All other ice fishing regulations apply. Those interested in darkhouse spearfishing that weekend must register with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating. Registration is
  • Farm Forum
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  • 12/23/2016 12:53:39 AM
  • Game and Fish Looking for Possible Illegal Hunters
  • Bismarck, ND (KX NEWS) - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is searching for information related to the likely possession and taking of a mule dear buck and an antlerless whitetail pictured on social media. The department believes the photos to be ...
  • WDAY
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  • 12/22/2016 9:44:33 AM
  • Free Ice Fishing Weekend
  • North Dakota’s free ice fishing weekend is Dec. 31, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2017. Resident anglers may fish that weekend without a license. All other ice fishing regulations apply. Those interested in darkhouse spearfishing that weekend must register with the ...
  • KFGO
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  • 12/19/2016 10:31:03 AM
  • Rules apply to fish houses
  • Winter anglers are reminded that any fish house left unoccupied on North Dakota waters must be made out of materials that will allow it to float. A popular question this time of year is if campers qualify as legal fish houses. The North Dakota Game and ...
  • The Bismarck Tribune
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  • 12/16/2016 12:54:48 AM
  • Ice Fishing Preview for Western North Dakota
  • This weeks North Dakota weekly webciast "Ice Fishing Preview for Western North Dakota" is now online for your viewing. One benefit of the cold weather the last couple of weeks is that lakes and ponds are freezing up, and ice fishing season has begun!
  • KFGO
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  • 12/15/2016 1:03:08 AM
  • ND Game and Fish Department seek information on illegal possession of deer
  • North Dakota Game and Fish Department law enforcement officers are searching for information related to the likely illegal possession and taking of a mule deer buck and an antlerless whitetail pictured recently on social media at a location that appears to
  • Jamestown Sun
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  • 12/10/2016 11:56:18 PM
  • Fish House Regulations
  • Winter anglers are reminded that any fish house left unoccupied on North Dakota waters must be made out of materials that will allow it to float. A popular question this time of year is if campers qualify as legal fish houses. The answer is the same for ..
  • KFGO
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  • 12/6/2016 6:43:06 AM

North Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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North Dakota Fishing Clubs

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