Dakota Trails - North Dakota Outdoor Sports

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. <iframe width=”854″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/v7QPwKHT14U” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> These eggs are hatched […]

2015 North Dakota Spearing

All individuals who participate in darkhouse spearfishing this winter must registerwith the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating. 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 opens on most state waters Dec. 1. The season extends through March 15. Legal fish are northern […]

Fishing Tournaments Require 30 Day Notice

Organizers planning fishing tournaments, including ice fishing contests this winter, are reminded to submit an application along with fishing tournament regulations to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department at least 30 days prior to the start of the event. The 30-day advance notice allows for review by agency staff to ensure the proposed tournament […]

Salmon Spawning Completed

Fisheries crews have completed their annual salmon spawning operation on the Missouri River System after collecting roughly 500,000 eggs. Dave Fryda, North Dakota Game and Fish Department Missouri River System supervisor, said the salmon spawning season was a challenge, with almost all of the eggs taken from Lake Sakakawea. Only a few were collected from […]

Sandhill Crane Season Is Closed

North Dakota crane hunters are reminded the season closed statewide Sunday, Nov. 15. However, the statewide duck and white-fronted goose seasons remain open through Dec. 6, and then duck hunting in the high plains unit reopens Dec. 12and continues through Jan. 3, 2016. In addition, the season for Canada geese closes Dec. 24, except for the Missouri River Zone, which closes Jan. 1, […]