2nd Annual Lake Sakakawea Scuba & Spearfishing Jamboree
The 2021 Experience: We held our first rally in June 2021. It was a huge success and blast for sure! There were a lot of fish caught and great times had!
When: We are scheduled for August, 2022. Specific dates will follow as the jamboree gets closer. If you need to come later or leave early, that’s no big deal. Scuba, spearfish and have fun!
Where: Lake Sakakawea, ND. A six-hour drive from Billings, MT.
What: Dive & Spearfish During the Day, Eat Fresh Walleye and Enjoy Adult Beverages by the Bonfire at Night! Possible night dive too!
Lodging: There are Camp Cabins, Camping spots, and a local hotel. Marc and Family will stay at the hotel.Sakakawea Motel Lake Sakakawea State Park
Spear Fishing: $28 / 3-Day ND Fishing License, $2 State fee (See ND Regulations)
Needed Supplies: Scuba Gear, Spear Fishing Supplies (see us for great rental rates if needed), Filet knife and board, cooler/ice.
50/50: Each diver will be asked to put $100 into a 50/50 drawing. The diver that catches the most fish (pike and walleye) by weight, wins 50% of the pot! The other 50% will be donated to the Montana Adaptive Aquatics Program (MAAP).
RSVP: Please RSVP at Info@FamilyFunScuba.com
If you have any questions regarding spearfishing in North Dakota, please look up the regulations at https://gf.nd.gov
Underwater Spearfishing – Per North Dakota Game & Fish Regulations
The following fish may not be taken with underwater spearfishing gear: muskellunge, paddlefish, smallmouth bass and sturgeon. All other species are legal. See below.
Underwater spearfishing is legal only from May 1 through November 30 of each fishing year (See ND Regulations).
Legal underwater spear equipment is a rubber band powered or pneumatic powered speargun with the spear attached to the gun with a lanyard not to exceed 20 feet. Underwater spears may be discharged only when the operator and equipment are entirely under the surface of the water.
Underwater spearfishing is illegal within 150 feet of any individuals engaged in fishing, designated swimming or water ski areas, boat docks or spillways.
The Diver’s Down Flag must be displayed on a float or buoy during any underwater spearfishing. Underwater “spearers” must stay within 100 feet of the vertical position of their Diver’s Down Flag. Individuals who underwater spearfish between sunset and sunrise must display a lighted Diver’s Down Flag and must carry a handheld light that is visible from a distance of 150 feet. The handheld light must be displayed when the diver is at the surface.
Statewide Daily and Possession Limits
Walleye, Sauger, Saugeye or Combo 5 10
Yellow Perch 20 40
Bluegill 10 20
Trout 3 6
Burbot (Ling) 10 20
Northern Pike 5 10
White Bass 20 40
Crappie 10 20
Salmon 5 10
Channel Catfish – West of ND Hwy. 1 No limit