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.
Missouri River Fish:
Missouri River boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Missouri River.