Local Attractions


Area descriptions and maps provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

Stump Lake Park   
A good population of walleye, most are less than 18 inches.  Pike are common, featuring good numbers of medium- to larger-sized fish.  Perch population is increasing, with good numbers of medium-sized fish, with some big fish, too.  White bass are currently at low densities.

Northwest Area - No Public Boating Access

East Central Area - No Public Boating Access

Tolna Landing (Stump Lake) - 3 miles north of Tolna.  (Gravel access road, fish cleaning facility, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles - Tolna Community Club).

Stump Lake Park - 11 miles south, 1 mile west of Lakota.  (Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles, concession, lodging, RV dump station, fishing pier - Nelson County Park Board).

Lake Laretta 
2 miles west and 3 miles north of Michigan.  Excellent pike fishery, with high numbers of medium-sized fish, but some pushing 15 pounds.   Perch that survive pike predation are large, but uncommon.  (No ramp).                                               

McVille Dam 
1 mile east of McVille.  Some larger walleye, largemouth bass and pike available.  Perch are typically small.  (Fishing pier).
Silver Creek Dam
4 miles west, .5 miles south of McVille.  Small reservoir with a winter pike fishery.   (No ramp).                                             

Tolna Dam
1 mile south, 2 miles east of Tolna.  Some larger walleye and good densities of pike.  Perch numbers are fairly low.

Whitman Dam
1.5 miles north, 3 miles east of Whitman.  Perch grow to keeper-seize, with some pushing 12 inches.  Fair fishing for pike and walleye.  Low density crappie population, with some large fish.  (Fishing pier).

North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department

Devils Lake Tourism

Fishingbuddy.com  - Area hunting and fishing reports.


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