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Southeast Fisheries District

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North Dakota Game and Fish Department
 

SOUTHEAST FISHERIES DISTRICT

Gene Van Eeckhout, district fisheries supervisor, Jamestown

BARNES COUNTY

Blumers Pond (023) – 1 mile south of Valley City. Good shore-fishing for early season trout. (No ramp).
Clausen Springs (051) – 3 miles north, 1 mile east, .5 miles north of the junction of ND highways 46 and 1. Largemouth bass up to 3.5 pounds. Excellent destination for fishing and family outing. (Fishing pier).
Clauson Lake (704) – .5 miles south, 3.5 miles west of Nome. Perch between 9-12 inches. (No ramp).
Eckelson Lake North (605) – 2 miles east of Eckelson. Abundant perch at times. (No ramp).
Eckelson Lake South (671) – 4 miles south, 1.5 miles east of Eckelson. Strong population of 3- to 6-pound pike. (No ramp).
Fox Lake (586) – 1 mile west of Eckelson. Walleye up to 23 inches and abundant 5- to 10-inch perch. (No ramp).
Hatchery Kids Pond (064) – 2 miles northwest of Valley City. Good
shore-fishing for early season trout. (No ramp).
Hobart Lake North (636) – 6 miles west of Valley City. Perch common. (No ramp).
Hobart Lake South (532) – 6 miles west of Valley City. Abundant 6- to 11-inch perch. (No ramp).
Island Lake (672) – 3 miles south, .5 miles east of Urbana. Walleye up to 15 inches, small perch. (No ramp).
Kee Lake (606) – 7 miles south, 2 miles east of Eckelson. Perch common, with a few up to 14 inches. Walleye up to 15 inches. (No ramp).
Lake Ashtabula (046) – 10 miles north of Valley City. Size, location and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility development makes Ashtabula a heavily used recreation area. Some years are better than others, but Ashtabula is a consistent producer of pike, walleye, perch or white bass. Smallmouth bass population increasing. (Fishing pier).
Lake Ashtabula Tailrace (047) – 10 miles north of Valley City. All fish species in Sheyenne River potentially available. A great place to shore-fish on a windy day or start a short canoe trip downriver. (No ramp).
Meadow Lake (565) – 6 miles west, 6 miles north of Litchville. Good population of perch, with some up to 12 inches. (No ramp).
Middle Eckelson (670) – 2 miles east of Eckelson. Pike present. (No ramp).
Moon Lake (049) – 2 miles west, 5.5 miles south, 4 miles west, 2 miles north of Valley City. Anglers can expect trout of more than 3 pounds, and 1- to 6-pound walleye. Perch average 8 inches. A bonus might include an occasional trophy catfish. (Fishing pier).
Olson WPA (633) – 1.5 miles east, .5 miles south of Sanborn. Variable perch fishery from winter to winter. (No ramp).
Sanborn Lake (557) – 2 miles east of Sanborn. Quality pike up to 30 inches and perch up to 12 inches. (No ramp).
Sanborn WPA (567) – .5 miles east of Sanborn. Perch and pike present. (No ramp).
St. Mary’s Lake (045) – 2 miles west, 5.5 miles south, 4 miles west, 1 mile north of Valley City. Small perch abundant. Walleye recently introduced. (No ramp).

CASS COUNTY

Brewer Lake (111) – 1 mile south, 1 mile west of Erie. Excellent largemouth bass population. Bass up to 20 inches; 3- to 9-inch bluegill the most abundant of three panfish species. Some perch up to 12 inches. (Fishing pier).
Casselton Reservoir (106) – Just west of Casselton. Put-and-take urban fishery. (Fishing pier).
Lindemann Lake (703) – 2 miles east, 2 miles north, .5 miles west of Enderlin. Some perch up to 12 inches and small walleye. (No ramp).
North Woodhaven Pond (656) – 2.25 miles south, .25 miles east of I-94 Exit 348. Annual introductions of trout enhance this fishery. Bluegill present. (Fishing pier, no ramp).
South Woodhaven Pond (673) – 3.5 miles south, .25 miles east of I-94 Exit 348. Self-sustaining perch fishery. Despite small size of fish, an excellent spot to take a kid fishing. (Fishing pier, no ramp).

DICKEY COUNTY

Heinrich Lake (611) – 18.5 miles east, 1 mile south of Ashley. No recent information. (No ramp).
Moores Lake (119) – 18.5 miles west, 1 mile north of Ellendale. No recent information. (No ramp).
Pheasant Lake (120) – 6 miles west of Ellendale. Recovering from recent winterkill. (Fishing pier).
Wilson Dam (121) – 7 miles west of Monango. Pike up to 10 pounds, walleye up to 3 pounds. Neither are abundant. (Fishing pier).

LAMOURE COUNTY

Alfred Lake (574) – 7 miles east, 1.5 miles south of Gackle. Pike from 18-32 inches and perch up to 11 inches. (No ramp).
Boom Lake (Marion Lake) (561) – .5 miles west of Marion. Strong population of 2- to 5-pound pike, walleye up to 21 inches and 6- to 10-inch perch.
Diamond Lake (553) – 5 miles north of Kulm. Most consistent walleye and perch producer the last several seasons. Perch average 8 inches, walleye average 16 inches and 2- to 5-pound pike common.
Flood Lake (511) – 3.5 miles north of Kulm. Pike over 34 inches and perch average 9 inches.
Heinrich-Martin Dam (189) – 1 mile southeast of Adrian. Excellent largemouth bass population including fish up to 18 inches. Bluegill and crappie present.
Kalmbach Lake (194) – 1 mile south, 4.5 miles west, .5 miles south of Jud. Small pike up to 3 pounds.
Kulm-Edgeley Dam (191) – 4 miles west, 2 miles south of Edgeley. No recent information.
Lake LaMoure (196) – 1 mile south, 1 mile east, 2.5 miles south, 1 mile west, .5 miles south of LaMoure. Excellent destination with full-service recreation options other than fishing. Pike more than 8 pounds, and walleye averaging 1 pound common. Bluegill and crappie present. (Fishing pier).
LaMoure Dam (190) – West end of LaMoure. Excellent shore-fishing opportunities when fish congregate below lowhead dam. (No ramp).
Limesand-Seefeldt Dam (193) – 8 miles south, 3 miles west of Marion. Small population of pike.  8-inch crappie fairly abundant.
Schlecht-Thom Dam (195) – 5 miles west, .5 miles north of Edgeley. No recent information.
Schlecht-Weixel Dam (188) – 4 miles south of Jud. No recent information.
Schlenker Dam (Lehr Dam) (422) – 11 miles west, .5 miles south of the junction of US Highway 281 and ND Highway 46. Pike average 4 pounds, 7-inch bluegill common.
Twin Lakes (552) – 4 miles north of LaMoure. Strong populations of walleye averaging 1.5 pounds, 10-inch perch and 2- to 5-pound pike. Some trophy pike present.

LOGAN COUNTY

Arnies Lake (623) – 1.5 miles south of Gackle, 2 miles east, 1 mile south. Good population of 2- to 5-pound pike, perch up to 8 inches. Difficult access. (No ramp).
Erickson Lake (722) – 8.5 miles north, 3 miles west, 1 mile north, 1.5 miles west of Kulm. Perch up to 9 inches. (No ramp).

MCINTOSH COUNTY

Blumhardt Dam (208) – 10 miles east, 7 miles north, 1.5 miles east of Ashley. Brown and rainbow trout. Carryover has produced trout over 4.5 pounds. Good destination for early season fishing.
Coldwater Lake (209) – 16 miles east, 1 mile south, 1 mile west of Ashley. Good populations of perch averaging a quarter pound, pike averaging 4.5 pounds and walleye averaging 3 pounds. (Fishing pier).

RANSOM COUNTY

Dead Colt Creek (284) – 5 miles south, 1 mile east, .5 miles north, .5 miles east of Lisbon. Good year-round choice for crappie and bluegill. Excellent largemouth bass population, with fish up to 21 inches. (Fishing pier).

RICHLAND COUNTY

Bisek Slough (682) – 2 miles north, .5 miles west of Lidgerwood. Small pike when Wild Rice River overflows and allows fish access.
Elm Lake (693) – .5 miles east, 3.5 miles south of Ligerwood. Good population of pike averaging 5 pounds. (No ramp).
Grass Lake (272) – 2 miles west, 1 mile north, 1 mile west, 1 mile north, 1.5 miles west of Lidgerwood. Game fish densities low, but some quality walleye and crappie present. (Fishing pier).
Gullys Slough (572) – 4 miles east, 1 mile south of Lidgerwood. Pike average more than 6 pounds. (No ramp).
Heley Lake (725) – 5 miles north, 1 mile east, .5 miles south of Ligerwood. Mixture of small perch and walleye. (No ramp).
Horseshoe Lake (287) – 4 miles west, 1 mile south of Hankinson. Abundant small perch, with a young crappie population. (No ramp).
Kreiser Slough (680) – 4 miles north, 3 miles west of Lidgerwood. Small pike when Wild Rice River overflows. (No ramp).
Lake Elsie (289) – 1 mile south, 1.5 miles west of Hankinson. Improved walleye population averaging 2.5 pounds, along with crappie up to a half pound. Smallmouth bass are a bonus. (Fishing pier).
Lueck Lake (622) – 4 miles east, 2 miles south, 1 mile east, .5 miles south of Lidgerwood. Mixed size structure of perch up to 10 inches. Walleye up to 22 inches. (No ramp).
Mooreton Pond (288) – 2 miles east of Mooreton. 6-inch bluegill common. Trout stocked annually. Trout harvest is encouraged prior to midsummer. (Fishing pier).
Reiland Lake (729) – 3 miles north, .5 miles east of Lidgerwood. No recent information. (No ramp).
Shriner Lake (754) – 4.5 miles south, .25 miles east of Lidgerwood. No recent information. (No ramp).
Silver Lake (681) – 2 miles north, 2 miles west of Lidgerwood. Small pike when Wild Rice River overflows. (No ramp).
Strege Lake (727) – 3.5 miles east, 1.5 miles south, .5 miles west of Lidgerwood. No recent information. (No ramp).
Vislisel Lake (728) – 1 mile north, 2 miles east, 1 mile north, .5 miles west of Lidgerwood. 9-inch perch and small walleye. (No ramp).
Wahl Lake (523) – 2 miles south of Lidgerwood. Produces bluegill, perch and the occasional pike. (No ramp).
West Moran Lake (669) – 2 miles east and .5 miles south of Lidgerwood. Young walleye population, along with crappie up to 10 inches and perch up to 12 inches. (No ramp).
Willard Lake (648) – 1 mile south, 2 miles west of Hankinson. Excellent pike
population. (No ramp).

SARGENT COUNTY

Alkali Lake (302) – 3 miles south of Cayuga. Walleye stressed from forage deficiency. Developing crappie population.
Bergh Slough (647) – 1.5 miles south, 2.5 miles east of Forman. No recent information. (No ramp).
Buffalo Lake (307) – 6 miles north, 1 mile east of Rutland. Good walleye and crappie populations.
Consolidated Lake (651) – 2.5 miles south, 3 miles east of Forman. Mixed population of larger pike and walleye. A few trophy crappie up to 17 inches. (No ramp).
Fiala Lake (571) – 1 mile west, 2 miles south of Forman. No recent information. (No ramp).
Kraft Slough (643) – 1 mile south, 9 miles east, 1 mile north, .5 miles west of Oakes. Young walleye population, although some fish up to 4 pounds. Abundant 6- to 11-inch perch. (No ramp).
Lake Tewaukon (305) – 5 miles south of Cayuga. Good walleye and northern pike populations, with a few Whopper crappie. (Fishing pier).
Lake Walstead (667) – 2.5 miles south, 1 mile east, .5 miles south of Forman. No recent information. (No ramp).
Ole Breum Lake (744) – 5 miles north, 2 miles east of Rutland. Abundant small- to medium-sized perch. (No ramp).
Silver Lake (303) – 3 miles west, 2 miles south of Rutland. No recent information. (Fishing pier).
Sprague Lake (309) – 6 miles west, 4 miles south, 1.5 miles west of Cayuga. Abundant northern pike and some fair-sized walleye.
Tosse Slough (679) – 7.5 miles south, 1 mile east, 2 miles south, 1 mile east of Geneseo. Developing walleye fishery.  Small walleye in poor condition. Walleye up to 22 inches, perch less than 1 pound. Developing crappie population.

STUTSMAN COUNTY

Alkali Lake (539) – 11 miles north, 5 miles east, 1 mile south of Jamestown. Fair populations of 5-pound pike, perch and a few walleye. (No ramp).
Arrowwood Lake (344) – 3 miles south, 5 miles west of Kensal. No recent information. (No ramp).
Bader Lake (427) – 4 miles south, 1 mile east of I-94 Exit 228. Small walleye.
Barnes Lake (346) – 1 mile east, 6 miles north of Woodworth. Pike and walleye fishery recovering from recent winterkill. 24-inch pike and 15-inch walleye present.
Big Mallard Marsh (599) – 9 miles north, 1 mile east of Woodworth. Excellent populations of walleye and pike, both up to 28 inches.
Clark Lake (340) – 5 miles west, 2 miles north of Woodworth. 28-inch pike, 17-inch walleye and 10-inch perch present.
Cleveland Slough (665) – .5 miles south of Cleveland along County Road 67. Perch up to 12 inches, occasional 30-inch pike. (No ramp).
Crystal Springs (179) – 1 mile east of Crystal Springs. 6- to 9-inch perch and a few 25-inch pike.
Hehn-Schaffer Lake (459) – 4 miles north of Gackle. Half-pound perch, 1.5-pound walleye and 4-pound pike. (Fishing pier).
Hoggarth Dam (576) – 3 miles west, 3 miles south of Courtenay. Population of 6- to 10-inch perch. (No ramp).
Jamestown Reservoir (341) – 2 miles north of Jamestown. Walleye average 1 pound, pike average 5 pounds, crappie average a half pound. Small walleye and pike in poor condition. (Fishing pier).
Jim Lake (342) – 6 miles east of Pingree. No recent information. (No ramp).
Little Britches Pond (492) – Next to Jamestown Reservoir marina. Annual trout introductions provide good action for youth. (No ramp).
Mud and Pearl Lakes (730) – 8 miles north, 3 miles west, 2 miles north, .3 miles east of Medina. 6- to 15-inch perch potentially available. (No ramp).
Pipestem Reservoir (348) – 5 miles northwest, .8 miles west, 1 mile south of Jamestown. Pike and walleye numbers improving, but condition of small walleye is poor. Crappie fishery (11-inch average) likely the best in North Dakota. (Fishing pier).
R and M Lake (579) – 4 miles east, 5 miles north of Buchanan. Walleye fishery, with fish up to 15 inches. (No ramp).
Reule Lake (607) – 5 miles west, .5 miles north of Medina. Good numbers of 6- to 10-inch perch, fewer walleye, but fish up to 21 inches. (No ramp).
Schock Lake (592) – 11.5 miles north, 3.5 miles east, 1 mile north, .5 miles west of Jamestown. Perch fishery, with average size a half pound or better. (No ramp).
Spiritwood Lake (343) – 10 miles north, 4 miles east of Jamestown. Walleye average 1.2 pounds and pike average almost 3 pounds. Perch numbers are depressed. Good destination for trophy smallmouth bass. Catch-and-release recommended. (Fishing pier).
Streeter Lake (460) – South side of Streeter. No recent information.
Sunday Lake (649) – 1.5 miles west and 3 miles north of Woodworth. No recent information. (No ramp).