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SOUTH CENTRAL FISHERIES DISTRICT

Paul Bailey, district fisheries supervisor, Bismarck

BURLEIGH COUNTY

Apple Creek (398) – South central part of state in Burleigh County. Good for northern pike, walleye, crappie and catfish. (No ramp).
Cottonwood Park Pond (635) – On west side of Cottonwood soccer complex in south Bismarck.  Trout (and other species) may be stocked in spring. (Fishing pier, no ramp).
Lake Harriet (Arena Lake) (610) – 8 miles west, 1 mile south of Tuttle. Northern pike abundant and perch present. (No ramp).
Long Lake (104) – 1 mile south, 2.5 miles east of Moffit. Northern pike abundant. Contact refuge headquarters for specific angling regulations. (Fishing pier, no ramp).
McDowell Dam (101) – 4 miles east, 1 mile north of Bismarck on ND Highway 10. Bluegill and largemouth bass
abundant. Trout stocked in spring. (Fishing pier).
OWLS Pond (026) – Just west of Bismarck Game and Fish office. Trout stocked in spring and fall. Other species (bluegill, perch, catfish and white bass) may be stocked. (Fishing pier, no ramp).

EMMONS COUNTY

Baumgartner Lake (529) – 6 miles south of Linton. Northern pike abundant. (No ramp).
Braddock Dam (140) – 2 miles southwest of Braddock. Fair numbers of northern pike, walleye and yellow perch. Bluegill present.
Goose Lake (501) – 3 miles east of Braddock. Northern pike and perch abundant. (No ramp).
Jake’s Lake (527) – 13 miles south, 1 mile east of Strasburg. Northern pike abundant. (No ramp).
Rice Lake (142) – 8 miles south of Strasburg. An outstanding walleye, northern pike and perch fishery.
Senger Lake (526) – 1 mile north, 6 miles east of Strasburg. Multiple year-classes of perch present. (No ramp).

KIDDER COUNTY

Alkaline Lake (590) – 15 miles south, 7 miles east, 1 mile south of Dawson. Walleye first stocked in 2003 and remain abundant. Excellent numbers of pike also present, with fish occasionally surpassing 10 pounds. (Fishing pier).
Bond Lake (500) – 2 miles west, 2 miles south, 1 mile west of Pettibone. Adult perch stocked in 2010 and multiple year-classes present. (No ramp).
Cherry Lake (177) – 15 miles north, 3 miles east of Steele. Northern pike from 2-5 pounds abundant.
Des Moines Lake (593) – 5.5 miles east of Robinson. Good numbers of northern pike. (No ramp).
Etta-Alkaline Complex (650) – 1 mile south, 2.5 miles west, 3 miles south of Dawson. Northern pike abundant. (No ramp).
Fresh Lake (549) – 6 miles north, 7 miles east, 2 miles north, 1 mile east, 2 miles north of Napoleon. Primarily a northern pike fishery, but fair numbers of walleye present. (No ramp).

Frettim Lake (180) – 2 miles east, 1 mile north of Robinson. Contains good numbers of walleye, northern pike, perch and bluegill.
Helen Lake (601) – 2.5 miles west, 6 miles north of Tuttle. An excellent northern pike fishery, with fish occasionally topping 8 pounds. Perch also present. (No ramp).
Horsehead Lake (594) – 2 miles west, 6 miles south of Robinson. Pike population recovering and this lake once again offers good angling opportunities. (No ramp).
Jasper Lake (573) – 7 miles north, .5 miles east of Robinson. Walleye are abundant. Good numbers of perch.
Koenig North (676) – 12.25 miles north, 1.5 miles east of Robinson. Multiple year-classes of perch present (winter access only). (No ramp).
Koenig South (677) – 12.25 miles north, 1.5 miles east of Robinson. Multiple year-classes of perch present (winter access only). (No ramp).
Kunkel Lake (439) – 5 miles east, 7 miles south, 1 mile east of Robinson. Strong year-class of smaller perch present. (No ramp).
Lake Geneva (666) – 2 miles south, .5 miles east of I-94 Exit 195. Small perch abundant. (No ramp).
Lake Isabel (183) – 2 miles south, .5 miles east, .75 miles south of Dawson. Fair numbers of 2- to 5-pound northern pike. (Fishing pier).
Lake Josephine (186) – 2 miles north of Tuttle. Small walleye abundant, but larger fish present. Northern pike, perch and crappie present in lower numbers. (Fishing pier).
Lake No. 5 (476) – .5 miles west, 2 miles north, 3 miles west, 4 miles north of Dawson. Pike currently abundant, but the lake experiences frequent winterkills. (No ramp).
Lake Williams (182) – Just south of the town of Lake Williams. Fair walleye and northern pike numbers.
Leno Lake (604) – 1 mile east, 7 miles north of Tuttle. Pike abundant. (No ramp).
Long Alkaline Lake (629) – 3 miles west, 7 miles north of Robinson. Pike common. Perch also present. (No ramp).
Neustel Lake (712) – 2 miles north of Robinson. Strong year-class of younger perch present. (No ramp).

North Des Moines Lake (688) – 5.5 miles east of Robinson. Fair numbers of northern pike. (No ramp).
Pelican Lake (474) – 3 miles east, 11 miles north, 1 mile east of Robinson. Perch common. (No ramp).
Plowe Lake (735) – 6 miles east, 5 miles north, 1 mile east of Robinson. Fair numbers of perch. (No ramp).
Ranch Lake (684) – 1 mile west of Pettibone. Good numbers of northern pike and perch. (No ramp).
Round Lake (181) – 1 mile north, 1.5 miles east of Pettibone. Excellent walleye fishery, and fair numbers of perch and northern pike. (No ramp).
Schumacher Lake (702) – 7 miles north, 1 mile east, .25 miles south of Robinson. Yellow perch abundant and walleye present. (No ramp).
Sibley Lake (646) – 7 miles north, 2 miles east, 1 mile south of Dawson. Walleye abundant. (No ramp).
Swan Lake (678) – 10.5 miles north of Robinson. Abundant perch. (No ramp).
Willow Lake (645) – 9 miles north, 3 miles west of Robinson. Abundant smaller perch. (No ramp).
Woodhouse Lake (472) – 12 miles north, 12 miles east of Wing. Good numbers of walleye and perch. (No ramp).

LOGAN COUNTY

Beaver Lake (197) – 8 miles south, 8 miles east of Napoleon. Northern pike abundant, with fish occasionally surpassing 10 pounds.
Braun Lake (588) – 18 miles south, 1 mile east of Steele. Primarily a perch fishery, but tiger muskies also present. (No ramp).
Buchholz WPA (738) – 4 miles east, .75 miles north of Lehr. Abundant young perch. (No ramp).
Dewald Lake (530) – 8 miles north, 2 miles east, 1 mile north, 1 mile east of Lehr. Perch common. (No ramp).
Doyles Lake (711) – 2.5 miles north, 2 miles east, 4 miles north, 1 mile east, .5 miles north of Wishek. Abundant younger perch. (No ramp).
Hauff Lake (589) – 7 miles north of Lehr. Perch common. (No ramp).
Kautz Lake (061) – 5 miles north, 6 miles west of Lehr. Perch common. (No ramp).
Kleingartner Lake (710) – 10 miles south,
5 miles west of Gackle. Fair numbers of northern pike and yellow perch, with some pike topping 8 pounds. (No ramp).
Lepp Lake (717) – 1 mile east, 1 mile north of Lehr. Strong young perch numbers. (No ramp).
Logan (Mueller) WMA (613) – 8 miles north, 5 miles west, 1 mile south of Lehr. Young walleye abundant. Low numbers of perch. (No ramp).
Logan Lake (453) – 1 mile west of Gackle. Good perch numbers. (No ramp).
Marvin Miller Lake (533) – 6.5 miles south, 8 miles west, .5 miles north of Gackle. Excellent walleye fishery. Low numbers of perch and northern pike.
Mundt Lake (199) – 3 miles east, 4 miles north, 1 mile east, .5 miles south of Lehr. Walleye remain abundant. Quality perch population. (Fishing pier).
North Napoleon Lake (502) – 4.5 miles west, 1 mile north, 1 mile east of Napoleon. Northern pike and perch abundant. (No ramp).
Ost Lake (749) – 7 miles east, 1 mile north, 1 mile west, .5 miles north of Lehr. Perch abundant. (No ramp).
Railroad Lake (708) – 5.5 miles east of Lehr. Good perch numbers. (No ramp).
Roesler Lake (706) – 8 miles north, 1 mile east of Lehr. Perch common to abundant. (No ramp).
Ruff Lake (609) – 5 miles north, 3 miles west, 1 mile north, .5 miles east of Lehr. Strong young perch population. (No ramp).
Thurn Lake (620) – 5 miles north of Lehr, .5 miles east. Good walleye and perch numbers. (No ramp).
Weigel Lake (701) – 5 miles south, 3 miles east of Napoleon. Small pike abundant. (No ramp).
Wentz WPA (632) – 12 miles east of Napoleon. Young walleye abundant. Low numbers of perch. (No ramp).
West Lake Napoleon (201) – 1 mile west of Napoleon. Northern pike reintroduced in 2009 and fish up to 7 pounds abundant.

MCINTOSH COUNTY

Becker-Schlepp Lake (628) – 3 miles north, 1 mile east, 1 mile north, .5 miles east of Ashley. Perch abundant. (No ramp).
Clear Lake (215) – 6 miles east, 2 miles south of Wishek. Northern pike up to 6 pounds abundant. (No ramp).
Dollinger-Schnabel Lake (580) – 2 miles north, 5 miles west, 3 miles north of Venturia. Perch abundant. (No ramp).
Dorfman Lake (642) – 5 miles north, 2 miles west of Ashley. Perch abundant and fair numbers of walleye and northern pike. (No ramp).
Dry Lake (213) – 5 miles west, 4 miles north, 2 miles east, .5 miles south of Ashley. An excellent walleye and northern pike fishery. Large perch present in low numbers.
Green Lake (210) – 2 miles east, 4 miles south, 1 mile east of Wishek. Quality walleye and perch fishery. Low numbers of northern pike. (Fishing pier).
Harr Lake (514) – 10 miles east, 12 miles north of Ashley. Perch common. (No ramp).
Homestead Lake (696) – 8 miles south, 8 miles east, 2 miles north of Wishek. Northern pike abundant. Perch also present. (No ramp).
Lake Hoskins (211) – 3 miles west of Ashley. Impacted by a partial fish kill in 2012, but holds fair numbers of walleye, northern pike and perch. (Fishing pier).
Lehr WMA (570) – 2 miles east, 1 mile south of Lehr. Excellent walleye fishery.
McIntosh WMA (231) – 10 miles east, 9 miles north of Ashley. Perch common. (No ramp).
Miller Lake (315) – 7.5 miles east, 2.5 miles south of Lehr. Northern pike abundant, with fish occasionally surpassing 8 pounds. Fair numbers of perch. (No ramp).
Mudd Lake (595) – 1 mile west of Lehr. Fair numbers of northern pike, with low numbers of perch. (No ramp).
Nagel Lake (Koepplin WPA) (707) – 1 mile east, 1 mile south, 1 mile east of Lehr. Fair numbers of walleye made their way into Nagel Lake from Lehr WMA. Perch present in good numbers. (No ramp).
Pfeifle Lake (690) – 10 miles south, 2 miles east of Wishek. Northern pike abundant, with fish occasionally topping 10 pounds. (No ramp).
Pudwill Lake (214) – 9 miles south, 4 miles west, 1 mile north, .5 miles west of Lehr. Low numbers of northern pike. (No ramp).
Rueb-Eszlinger (691) – 7.5 miles north, 2 miles west of Ashley. Perch abundant. (No ramp).

MORTON COUNTY

Crown Butte Dam (237) – 4 miles west on access road on north side of I-94 Exit 147. Largemouth bass up to 9 inches abundant. Crappie, bluegill and trout also present. (Fishing pier).
Fish Creek Dam (239) – 8 miles south, 2 miles east, 1 mile south of I-94 Exit 134. Largemouth bass abundant, with the occasional fish topping 5 pounds. Trout abundant, with fish reaching 20 inches. Smallmouth bass and crappie present in fair numbers. (Fishing pier).
Harmon Lake (660) – 8 miles north of Mandan on ND Highway 1806. Trout, northern pike, largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill abundant. Lake filled for the first time in 2009 and fish size should continue to improve. (Fishing pier).
Nygren Dam (242) – 6 miles north, 1 mile east, 3 miles north, .5 miles east of Flasher. Trout, largemouth bass and bluegill present in good numbers. (Fishing pier).
Porsborg Dam (675) – Northwest Mandan. Trout (and other species) may be stocked in spring. (No ramp).
Sweet Briar Dam (240) – 18 miles west of Mandan – I-94 Exit 134. Fair numbers of walleye, northern pike, perch, bluegill, crappie and largemouth bass. (Fishing pier).

SIOUX COUNTY

Froelich Dam (318) – 9 miles north, 2 miles west of Selfridge. Walleye and northern pike abundant. Perch, crappie, bluegill and largemouth bass present.

RIVERS AND LAKES

Lake Oahe (001) – Near the cities of Bismarck, Fort Yates, Hazelton, Linton and Strasburg. See separate Missouri River System report. (Fishing pier).