Skip to main content
nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
Alert: COVID-19 Related Closures and Information (Note: Department offices are open to public access by appointment only.)
Anglers

Where to Fish/Fisheries Data

Maps and Data
Topic Printable Maps (pdf) Web Maps
Fishing Waters and Driving Directions View
Contour Maps View
Stocking Reports View
Sampling and Netting Data n/a
Boating Access View
Fishing Facilities View
Fish Cleaning Stations View View
Fishing Piers View View
Accessible Fishing Facilities View View
Statewide Fishing Waters Poster (12.4 Mb)
(Note: This poster is designed to print on 32 inch by 50 inch paper)
View n/a
Graphic depicting Avenza map on smartphone

For Smartphones

There are smartphone apps available for viewing maps while in the field, including the Avenza and ArcGIS Explorer apps described below. Each has advantages and limitations.

For many anglers the availability of cell service at their fishing destination will be a deciding factor on which app to choose. Find out more below.

Smartphone App Options
  Avenza ArcGIS Explorer
Cost Free and paid versions Free
Cell Service Requirements Can be used in areas with no cell service. (NOTE: Maps must be downloaded to the phone prior to entering an area with no service.) Requires cell service.
GPS GPS will work in areas without cell service provided maps were downloaded prior to entering the no-service area. Requires cell service for maps.
Map Updates Fishing and boating map updates are available immediately upon being posted to the Department's website. There may be a time lag between the posting of map updates on the Department website and posting to ArcGIS.
Limitations The free version limits users to 3 maps. After adding 3 maps, 1 map must be deleted before adding a new map. Free - Includes the entire state and all available map data.
Features Limited Extensive - Including ability to change base maps, data layers, etc.
Notes Works with any geospatial pdf map including maps downloaded directly from the Department website. n/a
  Get Avanza Get ArcGIS Explorer

Ice Fishing

Introduction to Fishing Maps

How to Ice Fish

Removing Y Bones from Northern Pike

Ice Safety