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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

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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.

  • North Dakota: GFD to Participate in Operation Dry Water June 30-July 2
  • The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will again participate in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under the influence. The goal is to reduce the number of accidents and ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/20/2017 5:01:00 AM
  • ND Game & Fish loaning out life jackets
  • NORTH DAKOTA—A local program is helping to keep kids safe and out on the water this summer. North Dakota Game and Fish joined forces with the Corps of Engineers to make life jackets free and available for everyone. People can borrow a jacket for the ...
  • WDAY
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  • 6/12/2017 10:58:00 PM
  • Fishing and Boating in North Dakota
  • Plan a North Dakota fishing adventure to a place such as the Heart Butte State Game Management Area and Reservoir to catch smallmouth bass or to a spot like the Red River in the winter to ice fish for walleye. You can purchase your ND fishing license, or .
  • www.takemefishing.org
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  • 6/9/2017 11:53:00 PM
  • June 7: ND Game & Fish Staffed Until Midnight to Help with Deer Apps!
  • North Dakota deer hunters are reminded the deadline for submitting applications for the 2017 gun season is June 7. Hunters are encouraged to apply online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov . The deadline applies to muzzleloader ...
  • KFGO
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  • 6/7/2017 9:46:00 PM
  • North Dakota Reminds Boaters to Be Courteous at Ramps
  • North Dakota boaters are reminded to exercise patience and plan accordingly when heading to a lake or river this summer. The state Game and Fish Department receives a number of complaints every year about overly aggressive behavior at boat ramps.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/7/2017 9:56:00 AM
  • No license? No problem. It's free fishing weekend in state
  • BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Don't have a North Dakota fishing license but want to try to land a whopper? It's no problem this weekend. Saturday and Sunday is the one weekend out of the year during which North Dakotans don't need a license to drop a line in ...
  • The Bismarck Tribune
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  • 6/4/2017 9:15:00 PM
  • Why Safe Boating Begins With Wearing Life Jacket (Videos)
  • North Dakota Game and Fish shared the following tip sheet to ensure a fluent transition when launching and loading a boat. >> Don’t block the loading area with your boat until your tow vehicle is ready to load. Wait until you are clear of the launch area .
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 5/26/2017 10:36:00 PM
  • North Dakota Game and Fish Department : Be Courteous at Boat Ramps
  • North Dakota boaters are reminded to exercise patience and plan accordingly when heading to a lake or river this summer. The state Game and Fish Department receives a number of complaints every year about overly aggressive behavior at boat ramps.
  • 4 Traders
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  • 5/26/2017 4:23:00 PM
  • Byron Stout's Fish Finder: May 26
  • North Dakota angler Dan Norwood* was the recipient of good times Monday in the Rocky Bay area of Estero Bay with Moonlight Charters Capt. Brown, who easily caught sardines, threadfins and pinfish along the beaches for bait. They caught three over-slot ...
  • NBC 2
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  • 5/25/2017 10:31:00 PM
  • Fishing for Free June 3-4
  • That is the state’s Free Fishing Weekend, when all residents age 16 and over can fish any North Dakota water without a license. Residents age 15 and under do not need a fishing license at any time of year. “It’s a great chance for people who may be ...
  • KFGO
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  • 5/23/2017 2:47:00 PM
  • North Dakota: Fish Free June 3-4
  • North Dakotans who want to give fishing a try are reminded they can fish for free June 3-4. That is the state's Free Fishing Weekend, when all residents age 16 and over can fish any North Dakota water without a license. Residents age 15 and under do not ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/23/2017 8:21:00 AM
  • Corps of Engineers to support 27th annual Lake Ashtabula fishing event
  • ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is working with local organizations to host the 27th Annual Take-A-Kid-Fishing-Day at Lake Ashtabula, near Valley City, North Dakota, June 3. The event will be at the Mel Rieman ...
  • United States Army
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  • 5/18/2017 5:10:00 PM
  • Legislature dictates hunting, fishing rules
  • I’ve always tried to inform hunters, anglers and anyone else who appreciates the outdoors about the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s role in the state’s legislative arena. The topic comes up quite often, when hunters and anglers might suggest ...
  • The Bismarck Tribune
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  • 5/18/2017 5:50:00 AM
  • Mandan man catches state record buffalo fish in North Dakota
  • For the second time in three weeks a state record fish is recorded. On May 5, Derek Larson of Mandan used a bow and arrow to bring in this 45 inch long, 57 pound, 8 ounce buffalo fish from Heart Butte reservoir. The old record was 54 pounds by Keith ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 5/17/2017 2:14:00 PM
  • North Dakota: Confiscated Gear Sale May 20 in Minot
  • Confiscated hunting and fishing equipment will be sold Saturday, May 20 at the North Dakota Wildlife Federation's Report All Poachers auction in Minot. The auction is scheduled for 12 noon at the North Dakota State Fair Center's 4-H hall. Auction items can
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/16/2017 6:39:00 AM
  • North Dakota Spring Trout Stocking
  • Almost 40 local fisheries around North Dakota have a fresh supply of catchable trout, as state Game and Fish Department personnel are wrapping up their annual spring trout stocking efforts. Fisheries production and development section leader Jerry Weigel .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/16/2017 6:39:00 AM
  • Another North Dakota fish record falls; 2nd in 2 weeks
  • BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Another North Dakota fish record has fallen. The state Game and Fish Department says Derek Larson, of Mandan, used a bow and arrow to land a state record buffalo fish on May 5 in the Heart Butte Reservoir. The 57-pound, 8-ounce ...
  • Rio Rancho Observer
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  • 5/16/2017 12:20:00 AM
  • New State Buffalo Record Set by N.D. Bow Fisherman
  • New State Buffalo Record: For the second time in less than three weeks, a North Dakota bow fisherman has set a new state record. Derek Larson of Mandan arrowed a new record buffalo on May 5 to follow up a new record common carp taken by Derek Barnick of ..
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 5/15/2017 6:47:00 PM
  • Game and Fish sets administrative rules hearing
  • BISMARCK — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has scheduled a public hearing at 1:15 p.m. June 15 to address proposed rule changes to North Dakota Administrative Code Title 30. The hearing will be held the agency's main office in Bismarck.
  • INFORUM
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  • 5/15/2017 8:36:00 AM
  • Fishing opener is this weekend; DNR gives important tips
  • NORTH DAKOTA—The day fisherman has been waiting for is nearly here. If you're an experienced fisherman, you probably come in here and know exactly what you want. The DNR says you may want to try something different this weekend, if you want a better ...
  • WDAY
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  • 5/13/2017 12:35:00 AM
  • Game and Fish Department Stocks Trout in Nearly 40 Fisheries
  • Bismarck, ND - (AP) -- State wildlife officials have stocked a fresh supply of trout in almost 40 North Dakota fisheries. Jerry Weigel with the state Game and Fish Department says the effort puts catchable fish in waters that are more accessible to young .
  • KXMB CBS12
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  • 5/12/2017 5:12:00 PM
  • Game and Fish Department stocks trout in nearly 40 fisheries
  • BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State wildlife officials have stocked a fresh supply of trout in almost 40 North Dakota fisheries. Jerry Weigel with the state Game and Fish Department says the effort puts catchable fish in waters that are more accessible to young ..
  • The Bismarck Tribune
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  • 5/12/2017 1:55:00 PM
  • Anticipation builds for Minnesota fishing opener
  • "Fishing runs right through the very core of our culture here in the state." There's no fishing event in North Dakota to compare with the Minnesota walleye opener because fishing season is continuous. Still, the passion for walleyes burns just as strong.
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 5/12/2017 1:24:00 AM

North Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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North Dakota Fishing Clubs

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