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      Where to find fish!

      Hello! Since arriving in ND 2 years ago I have been trying to figure out fishing patterns as it relates to season and water temperature.

      What I am trying to figure out is when and how to expect certain species to be accessible from shore.

      Also I have not caught any bass, are they not accessible from shore or have I just not located a decent spot for them?

      I have caught northern pike, walleye, channel cat, bluegill, common carp, sturgeon, bullhead, shiners (golden eye), and what I believe to be freshwater drum.

      What are your favorite baits for certain species. Anyway thank you for any info you are willing to share! Tight lines everyone!

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      Not a lot of bass in this section of the River. I don’t think I’ve ever caught one. The canals between the chain lakes up on New Johns, Nelson Lake, Audoban are all pretty good bass spots.

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      What part of ND are you in?

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      I'll echo the McClusky Canal for smallies, still miss that hidden gem I used to visit 4-5 times/week.

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      Sheyenne river by Valley City is good for smallies. Just make sure you eat them....

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      Go to the ndgf website and look at stocking and net reports.

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      Dead Colt Creek by Lisbon for large mouth bass, crappies and sunfish too.

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      i caught a largemouth just north of fox island boat ramp about 10 years ago. And i think the badlands bass bandits group has a bass tournament on the river from time to time, targeting the marinas in and around bismarck/mandan. Hopefully a member of them is on here and give some insight.

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      South of Bismarck on the Missouri, one can fish for Walleye from shore with some success.

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      Quote Originally Posted by johnr View Post
      South of Bismarck on the Missouri, one can fish for Walleye from shore with some success.
      particularly up in the Heart River. Use big treble hooks.

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      I am in Bismarck, thanks for the reply and any info you can offer.

      - - - Updated - - -

      Thanks for all of the replies!

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      You can find LM bass out at McDowell Dam east of Bismarck. And I think they are also plentiful in Sweet Briar and Crown Butte.

      As far as catching them, I dunno...I don't chase them anymore.

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