Darkhouse spearfishing season is on the horizon in North Dakota.
The season opens on most state waters whenever ice-up occurs. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species.
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All anglers must first register online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Anglers age 16 and older must possess a valid fishing license.
All waters open to hook-and-line fishing are open to darkhouse spearing except: East Park Lake, West Park Lake and Lake Audubon in McLean County; Heckers Lake in Sheridan County; Larimore Dam in Grand Forks County; the McClusky Canal; New Johns Lake in Burleigh County; Red Willow Lake in Griggs County; and Wood Lake in Benson County.
Anglers and spearers should refer to the 2018-20 North Dakota Fishing Guide for more information.