Scientists can tell how old a fish is by reading the growth rings on the fish scales, a lot like they do with tree rings. 

Bismarck Family Fishing Pond

December 26, 2013 | Categories: Events,Fun Stuff

Near Bismarck, ND?  The Family Fishing Pond at the North Dakota Game and Fish Headquarters office in Bismarck is the location for many fishing events and activities. There are no bait restrictions on this catch-and-release only fishery which is stocked with trout, bluegill, largemouth bass, catfish and other fish species.

The area is designed for wheelchair accessibility and is only a short walk from the west side of the parking lot. Pets, glass bottles and alcohol are not permitted on the site.

  • Ice fishing
    • The pond is open to ice fishing throughout the winter, please use precaution as ice conditions can be unpredictable especially around cattails, the fishing pier and other structures. Houses must be removed daily. A sled with beginning ice fishing equipment is available.

Please call (701) 328-6300 for more information.