North Dakota Fishing & Hunting Reports
Friday is the big day and what a time to have it. River levels are down and fish numbers are good in the river. The low reaches of the open area, closer to Williston are typically the best early in the year when water levels are low. When the Yellowstone rise starts that is when the Confluence is the hot spot, but that may not even happen if the quota is caught early in the season. I would recommend trying to get out as early as possible this season and be out there early in the day when season opens. Sometimes the evening run can be good but the paddlefish tend to move all night long when the water starts to rise and can fill up the better fishing holes. The area below the Confluence use to be great in low water years as well but most of that is now is the closed area. Some extreme low water years on the Yellowstone the paddlefish have actually spawned from the Confluence on down and not made it up the Yellowstone. Snowpack in most area of drainage for the Yellowstone is in the 60% level right now.

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Good luck and look forward to seeing all our paddlefish friends at Scenic Sports.
You will be pleased to see a little more mellow area in Western North Dakota now with more places to stay and eat so come and enjoy what the boom has brought to Williston.
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# Andy
Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:55 PM
Get your 2015 fishing license and paddlefish tags early this week, it will be crazy by Friday!!!
# Brad
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 5:28 AM
I'll be stopping in Dickinson to by my tags this year I think as I'm coming from Fargo. I've been making the rip for almost 15 years now and the people at all the fishing holes have been nothing short of kind. Same for the folks at scenic sports great service. I still have about 500 hooks and weights I bought 5 years ago haha. Hope that guy with the boat is at the confluence again $5 for a ride to a spot of my own is pretty cool! Even though I have all the gear I could ever need I'll still be stopping in to say hello. My brother has never hooked a paddle fish so his snagging a fish is priority for me. Thanks for the great memories that you folks at scenic help make!

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