Some of the best fishing around the Midwest is right here in North Dakota and within an hour of Minot, there are several bodies of water there you can drop a line. 

Fishing spots in Minot 

Upper Souris Wildlife Refuge | 30 Minutes from Minot  
Lake Darling is home to many species of fish and at the Upper Souris Wildlife Refuge. While fishing in this area, there are picnic tables and a fishing dock pier.  Many people will fish along the shoreline just south of Grano Crossing.
Rice Lake | 30 Minutes from Minot
Rice Lake is located inside Ward County and contains large northern pike. The northern point of the lake is home to the boat launch. 
Carlson Lake | 40 Minutes from Minot
North – Anglers can reel in northern pike and small perch while fishing at North Carlson. With the max depth at less than 25 feet, this round lake is equipped with a boat launch at the southeast side. 
South – Blue gill numbers are increasing inside the South Carlson Lake  and the norther pikes are smaller in this part of the lake. The boat launch and fishing pier are both located at the northern tip of the lake. 
Scooby Lake | 40 Minutes from Minot
Fishing access can be found on the north east side of the lake. Scooby is home to decent sized perch and walleye.
Lake Audubon | 1 Hour from Minot 
Lake Audubon has many boat ramps depending on which direction you are coming in from. This 
body of water is deepest near Totten Trail. The lake is also a National Wildlife Refuge so watch for boundaries as to where boats cannot access. While fishing for walleye, anglers may also reel in some small mouth bass, or pike, too.
Lake Metigoshe Area | 1 Hour 30 Minutes from Minot 
Up on the northern United States and Canadian border, Lake Metigoshe is featuring four fishing docks, and a boat ramps around the lake to accommodate every angler.  Try your luck at hooking once of the several species of fish including Blue Gill, crappie, pike and walleye. 
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