Fishing around the Oakes Area

Fishing around the Oakes Area



  • Bigmouth Buffalo, common carp, white sucker

JAMES RIVER (Dickey County)

  • Pike, walleye and others
  • Fish found entire length of river below dams at LaMoure, Jametown, New Rockford and west of Ludden.
  • Location: Ludden is located 11 miles from Oakes.

HYATT SLOUGH WMA (Dickey County)

  • Waterfowl, pheaseants, deer Boat Access
  • 1,354 acres WMA
  • Directions from Oakes: 11 miles south on Hwy. 1 to Ludden, travel one mile west and 4 miles south

KRAFT SLOUGH (Sargent County)

  • Perch
  • No Ramp
  • Directions from Oakes: 1 mile south, 9 miles east, 1 mile north and 1/2 mile west

PHEASANT LAKE (Dickey County)

  • Pike, perch, largemouth bass, bluegill, walleye, crappie and bullheads.
  • Location: 6 miles west of Ellendale and 34 miles from Oakes

WILSON DAM (Dickey County)

  • Pike, perch, largemouth bass, catfish
  • Amenities: Fishing pier, campground, limited playground equipment
  • Location: 7 miles west of Monango on US Hwy. 281
  • Owned by Dickey County and maintained by Dickey County Commissioner's appointed Park Board.

LAMOURE LAKE (LaMoure County)

  • Pike, Walleye, Crappie
  • Boat ramps, docks, RV Camping
  • Directions from Oakes: Travel north on Hwy. 1 for 10 miles, turn west at curve and travel west for 6 miles, turn north by old country church and travel 4 miles to LaMoure Lake.

BUFFALO LAKE (Sargent County)

  • Pike, perch
  • Location: 6 miles north and 1 mile east of Rutland


  • Pike, perch, walleye, crappie, bullheads
  • Amenities: Fishing pier, aeration system
  • Location: On National Wildlife Refuge, 5 miles south of Cayuga

SILVER LAKE(Sargent County)

  • Pike, perch, walleye, crappie, bullheads
  • Amenities: Campground
  • Location: 3 miles west and 2 miles south of Rutland

Related Links

North Dakota Game and Fish Fishing Regulations and Licensing