For the third time in a row, annual fishing license sales have broken records in North Dakota.
This year marks the third consecutive year that North Dakota has reported record-breaking fishing license sales.
The State Game and North Dakota Game and Fish Department reported that during the 2014- 2015 season over 222,000 fishing licenses were sold. This number of fishing license sales is up 3,000 from the 2013-2014 season.
Ice fishing accounted for 25 percent of all fishing in the state. More than 201,000 anglers actively participated this season.
Those buying the fishing licenses typically fish at Devils Lake, Lake Sakakawea, and Lake Oahe.