ND Game and Fish Department Stocks Fisheries with Trout, Catfish, Pike

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has stocked more than 40 local fisheries with catchable trout, catfish and pike.

There are about 23,000 11-inch rainbow trout, 800 adult catfish, 750 5-pound pike and 600 1- to 5-pound cutthroat trout stocked in rural and city ponds and lakes.

The state’s fisheries are at historic highs, but many are not accessible to children, older adults and disabled anglers, but Fisheries Production/Development section leader Jerry Weigel says these stockings make fishing more accessible.

Waters Stocked with Catchable Fish

· Barnes – Blumers Pond (rainbow), Hatchery Kids Pond (rainbow)
· Bottineau – Strawberry Lake (rainbow)
· Bowman – Lutz Dam (rainbow)
· Burleigh – Cottonwood Park Pond (pike), McDowell Dam (cutthroat, rainbow), OWLS Pond (cutthroat, rainbow)
· Cass – Casselton Pond (rainbow), North Woodhaven Pond (rainbow)
· Cavalier – Langdon City Pond (rainbow)
· Golden Valley – Beach City Pond (rainbow)
· Grand Forks – Ryan Park Pond (rainbow)
· Hettinger – Castle Rock Dam (rainbow), Mott Watershed Dam (rainbow)
· McKenzie – Watford City Park Pond (catfish, rainbow)
· McLean – Camp Loop Pond (rainbow), Custer Mine (rainbow), Lightning Lake (rainbow), Riverdale City Pond (rainbow)
· Mercer – Hazen Creek (rainbow)
· Morton – Gaebe Pond (catfish, rainbow), Krieg’s Pond (catfish, rainbow), Little Heart Pond (rainbow), Nygren Dam (rainbow), Porsborg Dam (cutthroat, rainbow)
· Mountrail – Stanley Pond (catfish, rainbow)
· Oliver – Oliver County Sportsmen’s Pond (rainbow)
· Ransom – Mooringstone Pond (rainbow)
· Renville – Glenburn Pond (rainbow)
· Rolette – Lake Udall (rainbow)
· Stark – Belfield Pond (catfish, rainbow), Dickinson Dike (catfish, cutthroat)
· Stutsman – Little Britches Pond (rainbow), Streeter Lake (rainbow)
· Grand Forks -- Turtle River (rainbow)
· Ward – State Fair Pond (rainbow), Velva Sportsmen’s Pond (rainbow)
· Williams – East Spring Lake Pond (pike), Kettle Lake (rainbow),
West Spring Lake Pond (catfish, rainbow)

Rainbow trout were also stocked into larger waters. Anglers should refer to the fishing tab at the Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov, for a complete stocking report.