Game And Fish Stocks Trout In Turtle River At Turtle River State Park

If wading or fishing from shore along a small stream is your preference, you might want to put Turtle River State Park on your places-to-go-list in the next couple of weeks.

Turtle River State Park and adjacent stretches of the Turtle River offer unique trout-fishing opportunities, thanks to spring and fall stockings by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. (Brad Dokken photo)

Park Manager Steve Crandall emailed to say the North Dakota Game and Fish Department stocked about 1,400 Shasta-strain rainbow trout into the Turtle River earlier this week. The rainbows weigh about a half-pound each.

In a normal year — which this spring certainly hasn’t been — the park receives its first stocking in April, Crandall said. Because of the late spring, he said Game and Fish brought a double load of rainbows this time and is planning to bring another load late this coming week in advance of the Memorial Day weekend.

Trout fishing opportunities also can be found at Ryan Pond in King’s Walk Golf Course. On Sunday, the annual Hooked on Fishing family day is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. at the pond, which has been stocked with more than 100 fish. There’ll prizes for the kids and hotdogs for everyone. The event is free and open to the public, and more information can be found here.