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Register to Darkhouse Spearfish North Dakota

All individuals, regardless of age, who participate in darkhouse spearfishing are reminded to register with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating.

Free registration is available at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov, or through any Game and Fish Department office.

North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season closes March 15. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species.

Darkhouse spearing is allowed for all residents with a valid fishing license and for residents under age 16. Nonresidents may darkhouse spearfish in North Dakota if they are from states that offer the same privilege for North Dakota residents.

All waters open to hook-and-line fishing are open to darkhouse spearing except:

East Park Lake, West Park Lake, Lake Audubon – McLean County

Heckers Lake – Sheridan County

Larimore Dam – Grand Forks County

McClusky Canal

New Johns Lake – Burleigh County

Red Willow Lake – Griggs County

Wood Lake – Benson County

Anglers should refer to the 2016-18 North Dakota Fishing Guide for more information.