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Register To Spearfish

All individuals, regardless of age, who participate in darkhouse spearfishing are reminded to register with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating. Free registration is available at the department’s 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…
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2015 Eastern North Dakota Ice Fishing Preview

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Jeff Hendrickson w/ slamon at salmon ladder, Rodeo Bay.
photo by Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish

Have You Seen? Salmon Spawning

Fishing for salmon on Lake Sakakawea is a popular pastime for many anglers. Because there is no natural salmon reproduction in the lake, salmon are stocked each year.  Salmon used to stock the lake are produced from eggs collected from the lake’s existing salmon population. These eggs are hatched at the nearby hatchery. Once large…
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Dec 1 Spearfishing Opens

North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season opens on most state waters December 1. The season extends through March 15. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species. Darkhouse spearing is allowed for all residents with a valid fishing license and for residents under age 16. Nonresidents may darkhouse spearfish in North Dakota if they are from states that…
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Stocking Requests Increase

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel are gearing up to stock a record number of walleye lakes this year. Fisheries production and development supervisor Jerry Weigel said 20 years ago approximately 50-70 waters were stocked annually with walleye fingerlings, with the number of waters growing to 100 in the early 2000s. This year, 156…
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