Dakota Recreation Report
June 22, 2012
Fall turkey applications now available.
No fireworks allowed on any U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nat’l. Wildlife Refuges and Waterfowl Production Areas and N.D. Game & Fish Dept. Wildlife Mgmt. Areas.
Devils Lake ramps: All ramps usable but call Grahams Island State Park, 766-4015, for road access and construction updates.
Fri.-Sun.: Devils Lake, Grahams Island State Park.
Sat. & Sun.: Lake Audubon.
Saturday: Lake Oahe, Beaver Bay.
June 30: Lake Audubon.
Devils Lake elevation, June 20: 1,453.18 feet above mean sea level (msl).
Stump Lake elevation, June 20: 1,453.47 msl.
Lake Sakakawea elevation, June 20: 1,837 msl; 26,000 cubic feet per second average (CFS) Garrison Dam daily releases.
Jamestown Reservoir, Dan’s Sooper Stop, Jamestown: Continued fair to good success.
Jamestown Reservoir, Pioneer Bait Shop, Jamestown: Continued good for crappie with some nice-sized fish mixed in. In general, area lakes are seeing lots of activity, including walleye from Dry Lake near Bordulac and lakes south of Jamestown. Look for catfish in the James River from Jamestown to the south.
Lake Ashtabula, Bayshore, Valley City: Continued good success for a mix of species with more boats now on the water.
Lonetree WMA area lakes, Harvey: Coal Mine Lake and Harvey Dam fair for pike, slow for perch. Goose Lake continues producing pike and walleye. Antelope and Hurdsfield lakes good for walleye and fair for perch.
Missouri River, Dakota Tackle, Bismarck: Lake Josephine fair for pike. Missouri River remains good for walleye with a slight improvement in size. Most activity is at the tailrace or south in Lake Oahe around the Mobridge, S.D. area. Some nice catfish mixed in. Tailrace also producing salmon and trout in the chutes and from shore.
Pipestem Reservoir, Dan’s Sooper Stop, Jamestown: Continued fair to good success.
Pipestem Reservoir, Pioneer Bait Shop, Jamestown: Slowed but still fair for crappie with a mix of other fish mixed in.
Red River, River Keepers, Fargo: Red River good for 2- to 4-pound eating-size catfish. Try night fishing for walleye.
Spiritwood Lake, Dan’s Sooper Stop, Jamestown: Some activity but limited reports.
Spiritwood Lake, Pioneer Bait Shop, Jamestown: Fair for walleye with best success in the evening and at night.
N.D. rivers streamflow and river stage, June 20:
Baldhill Creek, Dazey: Creek stage, 6.5 feet; streamflow, 21 CFS.
James River, Grace City: River stage, 4.71 feet; streamflow, 23 CFS.
James River, Jamestown: River stage, 3.74 feet; streamflow, 113 CFS.
Pipestem Creek, Pingree: Creek stage, 5.16 feet; streamflow, 24 CFS.
Red River, Fargo: Streamflow, 1,450 CFS.
Sheyenne River, Cooperstown: River stage, 11.06 feet; streamflow, 411 CFS.
Sheyenne River, Valley City: River stage, 3.87 feet.
Numbers to know:
N.D. Game & Fish Department, main Bismarck office: 328-6300; website: (http://gf.nd.gov).
N.D. Game & Fish Department, Jamestown office: 253-6480.
RAP, Report All Poachers: (800) 472-2121.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bismarck, website: (www.fws.gov/northdakotafieldoffice).