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One of the public fishing areas at J. Clark Salyer NWR.Fishing is allowed at 14 public fishing areas at J. Clark Salyer NWR.

General Information About Fishing at J. Clark Salyer NWR 


  • Signs stating "Public Fishing Area" are posted at each area open for fishing.
  • Fishing and boating shall be in accordance with all State laws and requirements set forth by the Refuge.
  • Boat fishing is allowed only in designated areas.
  • Boat fishing is closed the last Friday in September.
  • All Refuge waters are open to ice fishing between December 15 and the end of the State fishing season.
  • Fishermen are cautioned to beware of thin ice, particularly near water control structures.
  • The Refuge is open daily from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.
  • Overnight camping is prohibited.
  • Pack out all trash and garbage.  Littering is prohibited.
  • For safety, all public access to water control structures is prohibited.
  • Open fires on the ground or the ice are prohibited.
For detailed information about each public fishing area, please see the Fishing Information Pamphlet.
To learn more about fishing in North Dakota, please visit the North Dakota Game & Fish Department website.


Last Updated: Dec 11, 2013
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