The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is reminding parents to capture their little angler’s first catch on a specially designed First Fish certificate.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall survey shows low numbers of young-of-the-year fish in the Missouri River System, while Devils Lake once again showed exceptional numbers of young-of-the-year walleye.
Much higher-than-normal July temperatures are stressing fish populations across the state.
Charlie Vang’s catch on June 10 is the latest entry added to the list of North Dakota state record fish. The Brooklyn Park, Minn. angler reeled in a 4-pound, 10-ounce white bass from Devils Lake.
The 19-inch fish broke the old record of 4 pounds, 8 ounces taken at Devils Lake in 2000.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program has announced a schedule of events in 2012.