New North Dakota fishing regulations finalizedBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Fishing regulations have been finalized for the next two years in North Dakota.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Fishing regulations have been finalized for the next two years in North Dakota.
Anglers are required to have new licenses starting April 1. The state Game and Fish Department says licenses go on sale March 1, when the 2012-14 North Dakota Fishing Guide also will become available.
Among the notable changes is an increase in the northern pike daily limit from three fish to five and the pike possession limit from six fish to 10. Most North Dakota waters with the exception of those with muskie are being opened to darkhouse spearfishing, and Sunday snag-and-release fishing is being added to the paddlefish season. The minimum harvest length of a muskie is being increased to 48 inches.