Fishing At Heart Butte Reservoir
AKA: Lake Tschida
What to fish for...
Fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch, northern pike and tiger muskie at Heart Butte Reservoir in North Dakota.
Boasting a wide variety of fish species, Heart Butte Reservoir (Lake Tschida) attracts anglers of every age and experience level. This is a 3,400-acre lake with over fifty miles of shoreline, in the southwest part of the state, 12 miles south of Glen Ullin. Bass, walleye, crappie, perch, pike and muskie are available for catching, with walleye, northern pike and smallmouth bass getting the most attention. There are ten campgrounds at or nearby the lake, ten boat launch ramps, lodging and dining at the lake.
Primary fish species residing in Heart Butte Reservoir
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Heart Butte Reservoir/Lake Tschida Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Crappie Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Crappie Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Heart Butte Dam North Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off State Highway 49, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.
Heart Butte Dam South Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off State Highway 49, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Heart Butte Reservoir State Game Management Area Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off 58th Street SW, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Lake Tschida Recreation Campground - 701 584-2201
Red Rock Resort - 701 202-2552
Downstream Camping - 701 584-2201
Heart Butte Reservoir ND Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Heart Butte Reservoir
Lake Tschida Recreation
5675 North Dakota Highway 49
Elgin, North Dakota 58533
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Heart Butte Reservoir in ND
General Fishing Info
Fishing for walleye, northern pike and smallmouth bass in southwest ND.