Fishing Virtual Mentor
Are you interested in trying fishing? You’re only four steps away!
1. Buy a License
Anyone age 16 and older fishing in North Dakota is required to have a fishing license.
2. Be Aware of the Regulations
North Dakota does its best to keep fishing regulations as simple as possible. Regulations are updated every two years and published in a fishing guide.
3. Gather some Gear
Fishing doesn't have to be an expensive pastime.
A simple,versatile spinning rod, spinning reel and monofilament fishing line setup can be used to catch a number of species while shore-fishing.
4. Find a Fishing Spot
There are over 400 actively managed fishing waters in North Dakota.
You can choose from community fishing ponds, rural lakes and ponds, rivers and reservoirs.