Brad Durick Outdoors Fishing-Related Musings
The Red River is a Natural for Economic Development
I’m sure by now you know that the Red River can be a machine of impressive destruction and heartache. After all in the spring of 1997 very few people in the Red River Valley were spared from the path of destruction left by the Mighty Red River of the North. Those memories and images make […]Continue reading
Step back and review your fishing knowledge
A new year is upon us. This offers us the opportunity to look ahead at what we hope will be another fine year and to reflect on the year gone by. 2008 was an interesting year in my (angling) life. It was not only another year of traveling around North Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba in […]Continue reading
Twenty Pounds or Bust- The true story of a happy client who put it all on the line to land the fish of a lifetime in Drayton.
Darkness was taking over the Red River Valley this warm Friday evening when the phone rang. I knew from the caller ID that is was a potential guiding client wanting to book a trip or get information on taking a shot at a big catfish. The quiet gentleman from Tucson, Arizona on the other end […]Continue reading
Anchoring in Rivers: Learn the basics of anchoring.
Fishing in rivers can have an element of difficulty other than that of a lake. This difficulty could be viewed as a minor inconvenience, but it is easy to overcome with just a little knowledge and understanding of anchors and equipment. Anchoring plays a very important role in river fishing. Whether you’re planning to fish […]Continue reading
Hook Selection: Comparing hooking methods to catch catfish
Catfish are commonly thought of as “simple fish”. Most people think just throw out a hook with some bait on it and you can catch fish. Although this is true, there are a few ways to fine-tune your hook selection for the bite pattern to catch more fish. The two methods are using standard hooks […]Continue reading
Choosing a Fishing Guide: The difference between a good trip and a great trip
You had saved up for two years. The anticipation nearly killed you. The waiting, the wondering, the researching all coupled with the childish excitement of the unknown. Finally, the day comes for your long awaited fishing trip to the lake you have only seen in your dreams for the past 24 months. You and your […]Continue reading
An Old Friend: There is no friend quite like the right fishing pole
I want to tell you about an old friend. This old friend has not been with me for too many years but when we are together after a long time apart we just fit right back into the groove. It is almost like we have never been apart for very long even though it may […]Continue reading
What Happens When the Fish Don’t Bite?
It does happen, even with the pros. As anglers we always hear the phrase “If fishing was easy it would be called catching.” I have to be honest that for the most part my variation of this quote is “I don’t go fishing, I go catching.” Well what goes up must come down I suppose. […]Continue reading
Basics of Catching Fish – Where do you stand as an angler?
It was recently brought to my attention that there is a new rod for catfishing that is supposed to catch more fish and provide a better catch and release situation for the fish. I have not yet had an opportunity to see this fabulous new rod or even know where to buy it, but it […]Continue reading
Safe Boating Options, Know Your Limits
The water was literally boiling, currents were 7-10 miles per hour, and the fish were biting. That’s when “the other” boat arrived. It seemed a bit odd for a boat to come up and anchor that close but it does happen in a river situation from time to time. Within a matter of moments it […]Continue reading