Register To Darkhouse Spearfish


All individuals, regardless of age, who participate in  darkhouse spearfishing are reminded to register  with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating.

Free registration is available at the department's website,, or through any Game and Fish Department office.

North Dakota's darkhouse spearfishing season closes  March 15. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species.

Darkhouse spearing is allowed for all residents with a valid fishing license and for residents under age 16. Nonresidents may darkhouse spearfish in North Dakota if they are from states that offer the same privilege for North Dakota residents.

All waters open to hook-and-line fishing are open to darkhouse spearing except:

Braun Lake "Logan County

East Park Lake, West Park Lake, Lake Audubon  " McLean County

Heckers Lake " Sheridan County

McClusky Canal

New Johns Lake " Burleigh County

Red Willow Lake " Griggs County

Sweet Briar Dam " Morton County

Anglers should refer to the  2014-16 North Dakota Fishing Guide  for more information.