Missouri River Fishing

If you head down to the Missouri River, you can expect to enjoy a day of excellent fishing. Head to the section in North Dakota that runs from the tailrace to the North Dakota/South Dakota State line – this is where you’ll find the best fishing. The walleye are the stars of this section. They respond well to crankbaits when they are in an aggressive mood, but when the walleye are acting more lethargic, opt for a jig and minnow combo. In addition to the walleye, this section of the Missouri River is full of Northern pike, rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, lake trout, Chinook salmon, catfish, and many other types of fish. The western part of the North Dakota section of the Missouri River is another great fishing spot where you can catch huge paddlefish in the spring. You can fish both of these sections from the shore or a boat. If you choose to explore the river by water, take note of the water levels because it can affect the number of sandbars you’ll encounter.

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 Missouri River boat ramps:

The following boat ramps provide access to Missouri River.

Lewis & Clark State Park Boat Ramp
4739-4743 119th Rd NW Epping, ND 7018593071

Lake Sakakawea – Van Hook Boating Access
37th St NW, New Town, ND 58763

Lake Sakakawea-Little Beaver Landing Boating Access
Tioga, ND 58852

Lake Sakakawea-Skunk Creek Bay Boating Access
BIA Rd 10, Mandaree, ND 58757

Beaver Creek Bay Boat Ramp
Beaver Creek Bay Rd, Zap, ND 58580

Missouri River-Tailrace Landing Boating Access
Hazen, ND 58545

Missouri River – Stanton UPA Boating Access
Stanton, ND 58571

Missouri River-Washburn Landing Boating Access
Washburn, ND 58577

Missouri River-Steckel (Wilton)Boating Access
Wilton, ND 58579

Missouri River-Hoge Island Boating Access
5838 Lariat Loop, Bismarck, ND 58503