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Fishing in North Dakota, A brief look

North Dakota could be considered the pike fishing capital of the United States. Each year millions of northern pike eggs are collected and supplied to state and federal hatcheries. Pike is extremely well adapted to the natural conditions existing in North Dakota. Walleyes are also a popular and abundant fish in North Dakota. For those fishing for sauger, anglers will have to head to the Missouri River and its tributaries. Sauger fishing is also abundant in the Garrison Lake/Reservoir.

The Garrison Lake Reservoir is the most diversified fishing destination in North Dakota. The reservoir covers 300,000 surface acres in the western portion of the state, has 1,500 miles of shoreline and provides locals and fishing visitors with an abundance of recreational options. Taking a boat through the tributaries of the Little Missouri River also provides for sightseeing, excellent fishing and great scenery.

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North Dakota Fishing Locations

Fishing in North Dakota is the most prevalent in the following areas: Missouri River, Garrison Reservoir, Snake Creek, Lake Ashtabula, Heart Butte Reservoir, Lake Darling

North Dakota Fishing Species

Popular North Dakota fishing species include: Gamefish: northern pike, walleye, sauger, white bass, largemouth bass, trout

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