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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.

  • Walleyes & Pike with Swimbaits
  • “Where we fish on Devils Lake, North Dakota, pitching crankbaits and plastics is pretty common place for both walleye and pike. Along those lines, we’re big fans of LIVETARGET swimbaits, which are really the best of both worlds,” says pro walleye ...
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  • 6/9/2018 12:54:00 AM
  • Soft Plastic Swimbaits from LIVETARGET Deadly on Walleyes and Pike
  • “Where we fish on Devils Lake, North Dakota, pitching crankbaits and plastics is pretty common place for both walleye and pike. Along those lines, we’re big fans of LIVETARGET swimbaits, which are really the best of both worlds,” says pro walleye ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/8/2018 7:15:00 AM
  • Devils Lake Walleye and Pike Action Going from Warm to Hot!
  • Now, exploring all corners of the expansive 180,000 acre North Dakota lake in boats, they are enjoying a bonanza of walleyes and pike. "There's always something going on, and right now it's a fun-time for people who want to catch fish," said guide Mark Bry
  • Outdoors FIRST
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  • 6/6/2018 4:34:00 AM
  • Devils Lake (ND) Walleye/Pike Action Getting Hot
  • Now, exploring all corners of the expansive 180,000 acre North Dakota lake in boats, they are enjoying a bonanza of walleyes and pike. “There’s always something going on, and right now it’s a fun-time for people who want to catch fish,” said guide ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/5/2018 7:44:00 AM
  • Special Fishing Day at the Upper Souris NWR
  • After this weekend, you will need to buy a fishing license if you are 16 or older. Click Here to visit the North Dakota Game and Fish website to purchase your license.
  • MYNDNOW
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  • 6/2/2018 9:57:00 PM
  • Fishing for Free June 2-3
  • 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. “Most North Dakotans fish with family or ...
  • KFGO
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  • 5/24/2018 6:46:00 AM
  • North Dakota Game and Fish Department releases spring mule deer survey
  • The Game and Fish Department's annual spring mule deer survey indicates that western North Dakota's mule deer population is similar to last year, and 45 percent above the long-term average. Overall, mule deer density in the Badlands was 10.3 deer per ...
  • KFYR-TV
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  • 5/8/2018 7:15:00 PM
  • North Dakota: Baitfish Limitations on Most State Waters
  • The state Game and Fish Department reminds anglers that live white suckers are not legal baitfish anywhere in North Dakota, except in the Bois de Sioux and Red rivers. Although anglers can use live white suckers on the Bois de Sioux and Red rivers, and ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/8/2018 5:38:00 AM
  • Banner walleye fishing expected on Sakakawea
  • North Dakota doesn't have the anticipation of a walleye opener because fishing season is continuous, but Lake Sakakawea is looking like the go-to destination for North Dakota walleye fanatics this open-water season, biologists say. "Sakakawea has a really
  • Grand Forks Herald
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  • 5/6/2018 12:42:00 PM
  • Banner walleye fishing expected on Sakakawea
  • North Dakota doesn't have the anticipation of a walleye opener because fishing season is continuous, but Lake Sakakawea is looking like the go-to destination for North Dakota walleye fanatics this open-water season, biologists say. "Sakakawea has a really
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  • 5/6/2018 1:34:00 AM
  • Banner walleye fishing expected on Sakakawea
  • North Dakota doesn't have the anticipation of a walleye opener because fishing season is continuous, but Lake Sakakawea is looking like the go-to destination for North Dakota walleye fanatics this open-water season, biologists say. "Sakakawea has a really
  • Jamestown Sun
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  • 5/6/2018 1:16:00 AM
  • Game and Fish is bringing catfish to the community fisheries
  • Now that the snow has melted people can start dusting off their fishing poles and fueling up their boats. The North Dakota Department of Game and Fish is doing their part to make the season even more enjoyable for anglers. The department is pulling catfish
  • MYNDNOW
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  • 5/2/2018 3:21:00 AM
  • North Dakota Offers "First Fish" Certificate for Kids
  • The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is reminding parents to capture their little angler’s first catch on a specially designed First Fish certificate. First Fish has no qualifying weights or measurements. The only requirement is the successful ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/1/2018 6:38:00 AM
  • Game and Fish Funded through License Sales
  • It runs through it's sales of licenses and federal funds. Through the wildlife restoration act and the sport fish restoration act, North Dakota's game and fish is able to function. Taxes on the sale of guns, ammo, archery and fishing equipment, and ...
  • MYNDNOW
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  • 4/25/2018 9:06:00 PM
  • How to Break a Fishing Record
  • Brosdahl recommends any of the creeks, or slack-water pools during summer. North Dakota’s current state-record perch mark, set in 1982, stands at 2 pounds 15 ounces. The huge fish was taken from Devils Lake, but bigger fish are there for the taking.
  • Outdoor Life
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  • 4/25/2018 5:01:00 PM
  • Game and Fish Pays $621,000 in Property Taxes
  • The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently paid more than $621,000 in taxes to counties in which the department owns or leases land. The 2017 in-lieu-of-tax payments are the same as property taxes paid by private landowners. The Game and Fish ...
  • KFGO
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  • 4/25/2018 3:46:00 PM
  • Devils Lake Shore Fishing Action about to Kick into Gear
  • Devils Lake - After one of the longest Devils Lake ice fishing seasons ever, anglers are preparing for the next big season on this popular North Dakota lake. Fishing seasons are open year-round. That means once the ice gear is stored, the period before ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/25/2018 7:28:00 AM
  • North Dakota: GFD Pays Over $621,000 in Taxes to Counties
  • The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently paid more than $621,000 in taxes to counties in which the department owns or leases land. The 2017 in-lieu-of-tax payments are the same as property taxes paid by private landowners. The Game and Fish ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/24/2018 7:17:00 AM
  • 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

North Dakota Guides/Outfitters

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North Dakota Fishing Clubs

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