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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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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.

  • North Dakota: Fishing Reg Changes Announced
  • North Dakota’s 2018-20 fishing proclamation is set, with regulations effective April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2020. Fishing licenses for the 2018-19 season can be purchased online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or at license ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/14/2018 4:16:00 AM
  • 2018-20 Fishing Regulations Set, New License Required
  • North Dakota’s 2018-20 fishing proclamation is set, with regulations effective April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2020. Fishing licenses for the 2018-19 season can be purchased online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or at license ...
  • KFGO
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  • 3/13/2018 8:45:00 PM
  • Anglers have until March 15 to remove permanent fish houses
  • BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says anglers have until March 15 to remove permanent fish houses from all waters, as well as from state wildlife management areas and federal refuge land. Fish houses may still be used after ...
  • WRAL
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  • 3/2/2018 11:08:00 AM
  • Another Possible Drought Raises Concern For Fishing
  • Last year, agriculture suffered due to a long summer drought. We put North Dakota first and answered the question. What does that drought mean for our anglers and waterways as we move into fishing season. "One of the main things that we struggle with in ..
  • MYNDNOW
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  • 3/1/2018 9:59:00 PM
  • Anglers have until March 15 to remove permanent fish houses
  • BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says anglers have until March 15 to remove permanent fish houses from all waters, as well as from state wildlife management areas and federal refuge land. Fish houses may still be used after ...
  • The Republic
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  • 3/1/2018 11:58:00 AM
  • North Dakota: March 15 Deadline to Remove Fish Houses
  • Anglers have until midnight, March 15 to remove permanent fish houses from North Dakota waters, and from any state wildlife management area or federal refuge land. Fish houses may be used after March 15 if they are removed daily. Anglers are advised to use
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/1/2018 5:48:00 AM
  • A Closer Look At Devils Lake Fishing Regulations
  • Before the first email or call regarding some form of question or suggestion on special regulations for Devils Lake, here’s insight from Todd Caspers, North Dakota Game and Fish Department Devils Lake fisheries biologist: When runoff is high, spring ...
  • KFGO
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  • 2/27/2018 7:27:00 PM
  • March 15 Deadline to Remove Permanent Fish Houses
  • Anglers have until midnight, March 15 to remove permanent fish houses from North Dakota waters, and from any state wildlife management area or federal refuge land. Fish houses may be used after March 15 if they are removed daily. Anglers are advised to use
  • KFGO
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  • 2/26/2018 9:47:00 PM
  • March 15th deadline to remove permanent fish houses
  • BISMARCK, N.D. (Valley News Live) Anglers have until midnight, March 15 to remove permanent fish houses from North Dakota waters, and from any state wildlife management area or federal refuge land. Fish houses may be used after March 15 if they are removed
  • Valley News Live
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  • 2/26/2018 5:48:00 PM
  • Ice Fishing How-to from North Dakota DFG
  • Fishing in North Dakota has never been better. The state boasts 22 species of game fish and 449 bodies of water where anglers can wet a line. Quite a few of those fishing holes are relatively new. Since the early 1990s, when a long drought ended and a wet
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/15/2018 10:26:00 AM
  • North Dakota "Darkhouse" Spearfishers Must Register
  • Free registration is available at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov, or through any Game and Fish Department office. North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season closes March 15. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species. Spearers must have a ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/13/2018 6:12:00 AM
  • North Dakota Reports Violation Summary for 2017
  • While game and fish violations were up in 2017, the number of citations has remained relatively consistent in North Dakota from year to year. Robert Timian, chief of enforcement for the state Game and Fish Department, said there are three basic causes of .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/30/2018 6:47:00 AM
  • Game and fish violations edge up in North Dakota
  • The most common violations were boating-related. While game and fish violations were up in 2017, the number of citations has remained relatively consistent in North Dakota from year to year, the state Game and Fish Department said in a news release Monday
  • Outdoor News
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  • 1/29/2018 8:18:00 PM
  • Game and Fish Violations Tallied for 2017
  • While game and fish violations were up in 2017, the number of citations has remained relatively consistent in North Dakota from year to year. Robert Timian, chief of enforcement for the state Game and Fish Department, said there are three basic causes of .
  • KFGO
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  • 1/29/2018 7:12:00 PM
  • Big ice fishing weekend
  • The two largest ice fishing tournaments in the United States will be held this Saturday, one of them in North Dakota. The monstrous Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department ice fishing derby is set for Devils Lake’s Six Mile Bay from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Minot Daily News
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  • 1/25/2018 6:14:00 AM
  • Game and Fish warns about pressure ridges
  • Even though recent ice conditions appear safe, North Dakota's Game and Fish Department wants anglers to still use caution when traveling on frozen waters. Extreme cold temperatures have created better ice conditions, but driving or fishing near pressure ..
  • KXMB CBS12
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  • 1/22/2018 4:21:00 PM
  • North Dakota Darkhouse Spearfishing Workshop Scheduled Feb. 3
  • Individuals interested in darkhouse spearfishing can sign up for a workshop offered Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge office northwest of Minot. Sponsored by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and U.S. Fish ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/10/2018 8:24:00 AM
  • Walleyes: A look back at 2017 fishing season
  • In August, I traveled to Indian Hills Resort to fish with my buddy Jason Foss. Jason lives in Garrison, North Dakota and is an outstanding fisherman who loves Lake Sakakawea and all the walleyes it has! We started our day pulling the new butterfly rigs ...
  • Fergus Falls Daily Journal
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  • 1/9/2018 6:25:00 PM
  • Fishing is for the rest of us!
  • I was very happy to get these, and thought it was very nice of them. My parents and I are going to North Dakota soon, and we will be going fishing anywhere there’s a lake nearby us in Minot. I have always really been into fish. When I was growing up ...
  • awesomismmom.com
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  • 1/9/2018 4:54:00 PM
  • No injuries reported in fish house fire on Interstate 29
  • GALCHUTT, N.D. (AP) — No injuries were reported when a fish house caught fire while being towed on Interstate 29 in southeastern North Dakota. The Richland County Sheriff's Office says the blaze happened early Saturday. The Horace man towing the fish ...
  • The Bismarck Tribune
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  • 1/9/2018 2:29:00 PM

North Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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North Dakota Fishing Clubs

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