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2022 Fish Challenge

The 2022 Fish Challenge has closed. Check back in 2023 for a new challenge!

North Dakota is home to a wide variety of fish species and our fisheries department works hard to stock waters across the state for angler enjoyment. To encourage exploration of North Dakota's fisheries, anglers can now take part in the 2022 North Dakota Fish Challenge!

How to Enter

To achieve the 2022 North Dakota Fish Challenge, anglers must catch (in North Dakota), photograph, and submit a photo of each of the four fish species:

  • northern pike,
  • yellow perch,
  • smallmouth bass and
  • channel catfish.

Sign Up for the Challenge

Woman with the four fish species she caught


Each time you catch a fish, let us know by filling out the online submission form and be sure to attach a photo of your catch.

When you have caught your last fish, check "Yes" next to the final question on the entry form indicating you have completed your challenge. Those who complete the challenge will receive a certificate and sticker.

Contest Rules


(Contest Dates: May 1, 2022 - August 15, 2022)

The Fish

Northern Pike

Northern Pike

(Pike Family)


Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

(Perch Family)


Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

(Sunfish Family)


Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

(Catfish Family)


Where to Fish

Not sure where to find the challenge fish species? Check out our Where to Fish page. You can search for a fishing water by the game fish species present.

View Fishing Waters Maps and Information

Fishing maps graphic

2022 Fishing Challenge Sticker

Completed Challenges

See who has completed the challenge so far.

View Challenge Winners

Couple with bass they caught