Fishing in Government Bau

Seasons Change, Fishing the Same in North Dakota

Did you hear? Fishing season never closes in North Dakota

Fishing is a popular year-round activity in North Dakota. The "new" season officially opens on April 1 of each year, although it never really closes. Opening day is symbolic and is the date on which new licenses are required. It also is the date every two years on which new rules and regulations go into effect.

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The above regulations, access and fish species information includes our largest bodies of water: Lake Sakakawea, Lake Oahe, the Missouri River, Devils Lake and Lake Ashtabula, all of which are expecting excellent season based on data. Statewide, fish are still plentiful and the fishing pressure is low, making it an amazing place to chase walleye, perch, pike and many other species. It doesn't matter what you’re after, you are likely to find it or something like it in one of our lakes or rivers. 

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Anglers should continue to have success throughout the state, but some places stick out. 

Click here for eight great fishing spots in North Dakota

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has all the information you need to get started.