Devils Lake

Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and Fishing in North Dakota

Fall is more than trees changing colors and cooler temperatures in North Dakota. It’s the crisp air on your face as you scout for your next hunt, the flash of gold and green as a pheasant is flushed from the prairie, or the sound of a flock of ducks at dawn. That sense of adventure is still here. Fishing is fun and waiting for you to catch perch, walleye and northern pike in our world-class lakes and rivers. When you’re ready for hunting and fishing, so is North Dakota.

Hunting in North Dakota

Fishing in North Dakota

Cast and Blast offers the best of both worlds!

North Dakota is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a unique experience and the state has some of the best hunting and fishing around. A "Cast and Blast" trip that combines fishing and hunting in the same trip, is a thrilling way to explore the state's diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and tranquil waters. From the picturesque prairies to the serene lake shores, North Dakota beckons adventurers to immerse themselves in an unforgettable outdoor escapade.

The Cast: Fishing in North Dakota's Waters

North Dakota boasts an array of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, and reservoirs that are perfect for fishing enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, the state's fishing opportunities are sure to leave you hooked.

The sprawling Lake Sakakawea, a reservoir on the Missouri River, is renowned for its walleye and northern pike populations. Cast your line, and you'll find yourself engaged in a battle of wits with these cunning aquatic predators.

Devils Lake, often referred to as the "Perch Capital of the World," presents an excellent chance to reel in abundant yellow perch and walleye. The ever-changing water levels and unique fishing challenges only add to the excitement of this angling destination.

The Blast: Upland Game and Waterfowl Hunting

North Dakota's vast expanses of prairie and wetlands create a haven for upland game and waterfowl hunting. Fall is the ideal season to embark on this adventure, as it brings cooler temperatures and migrating waterfowl. The state's landscape transforms into a hunter's paradise, with a diverse range of game and fowl waiting to be pursued.

Upland game enthusiasts can find satisfaction in hunting pheasants and sharp-tailed grouse. The rolling prairies and grasslands provide ample cover for these elusive birds, offering a thrilling pursuit for those willing to explore.

Waterfowl hunters will revel in the state's reputation as a critical stopover point for migratory ducks and geese. With a plethora of hunting locations, including managed wetlands and national wildlife refuges, hunters can experience the rush of calling in waterfowl against the backdrop of North Dakota's breathtaking scenery.

The Experience: A Harmonious Blend of Adventure

The beauty of a Cast and Blast trip lies in the harmonious blend of fishing and hunting, allowing adventurers to appreciate North Dakota's diverse ecosystem. As the sun rises over the horizon, hunters venture into the prairies, immersing themselves in the thrill of the chase. In the afternoon, the tranquil atmosphere shifts and anglers cast a line into the calm waters which engages one's patience and anticipation while waiting for the tug of a fish.

There are many areas of North Dakota that are hotspots for both hunting and fishing in a single destination. Devils Lake is known for its amazing fishing and waterfowl hunting. Lake Sakakawea’s walleye fishing has been historic and the upland game hunting opportunities around have been very strong for many years. Areas like Williston and Garrison are great places to base your big lake adventures. The capital city of Bismarck is the perfect hub to fish the Missouri River, hunt upland game in the rolling grasslands of the west and still be a stone’s throw from fantastic waterfowl in the prairie potholes just 30 minutes east of the city.

A Cast and Blast trip to North Dakota is an adventure that promises to ignite your passion for the outdoors. From the excitement of casting a line into pristine waters to the heart-pounding pursuit of game and waterfowl, this unique experience offers a deep connection with nature. Amidst the rugged beauty of North Dakota's landscapes, anglers and hunters alike can forge lasting memories while appreciating the state's rich wildlife heritage. So pack your gear, guns and rods, embrace the untamed spirit of the prairies, and set forth on an unforgettable journey that combines the best of fishing and hunting in the rugged heartland of Northern Plains in North Dakota.