Pipestem Dam & Lake

Pipestem has been the premier Jamestown area destination for perch fishing. This is the second largest body of water in the Jamestown area.

Licensing information

Purchase licenses online from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department

  • North Dakota Resident must posses
    • Fishing, Hunting and Furbearer Certificate 
    • Combination License, (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses) or Fishing License (not required if under 16)
  • North Dakota Military
    • North Dakota residents who are on leave from active duty with the United States military can fish without a license.
  • Nonresident must posses
    • Nonresident Fishing, Hunting and Furbearer Certificate
    • Nonresident Fishing

Fishing Tournaments near the Jamestown Reservoir


Right off of 31st St. SE,
Jamestown, ND 58401

Further Resources
  • Bait Shops
  • Pioneer Bait Shop – 604 5th St NW
  • Dan’s Sooper Stop – 811 13th St NE

North Dakota Game and Fish Department

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