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North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel continue to update or add new fishing waters to the list of available contour maps on the departmentâ€™s website.
Jerry Weigel, fisheries production and development section leader, said each year data is collected on a few new waters or existing waters that have experienced significant change. Contour fishing maps are developed from this data to show the layout of the lake, public access and local facilities.
â€śSeveral of these lakes are currently experiencing good winter fishing,â€ť Weigel said â€śSo these maps should be very timely.â€ť
Contour maps recently added to the website are Battle Lake, Eddie County; Buffalo Lake, Pierce County; Coe Lake, Eddy County; Consolidated Lake, Sargent County; Dry Lake, Foster County; Horseshoe Lake, Richland County; Hurdsfield-Tuffy Lake, Wells County; Lueck Lake, Richland County; Marvin Miller, Logan County; New Rockford Reservoir, Eddy County; Ryan Pond, Grand Forks County; Shutte Lake, Rolette County; Silver Creek Dam, Nelson County; and Wahl Lake, Richland County.
Weigel said the department attempts to have maps for all waters with public boat ramps. With all the new water across the state, it has been a work in progress adding and updating fish waters. All contour maps available to date can be found by accessing the fishing link at gf.nd.gov/fishing, then clicking on â€śfishing waters and access.â€ť