Red River Catfish Reports

October 7, 2019 Catfish Report

The rains still have not stopped, the river is flooding and the water temperatures plummeted to below 50 degrees. With that the 2019 catfish season has ended.  Thank you to all who fished with me in 2019. We are already planning 2020. I expect some spring flooding so until we know for sure we will […]

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September 24, 2019 Catfish Report

Well things came to a halt in a hurry after five inches of rain Friday night. The river went from perfect and great fishing to flooded. We are currently shut down but if the weather stays kind of warm and this quick flood gets over later this week I can see a week or so […]

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September 20, 2019 Catfish Report

We had a huge warm up to almost hot this week and the water is up a couple feet from the rain of last week. These two factors together have made for some really great fishing the past few days. The fish are running the fast water edges and when they hit they hit hard. […]

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September 10, 2019 Catfish Report

The weather has been downright crummy and looks that way for the next 4 or 5 days. After that it looks like a warm up which should turn things on. Water temps will be coming down this week. Flows are good so I suspect it won’t affect that bite a ton as long as it […]

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September 2, 2019 Catfish Report

Here we are in the last month of the 2019 season. This season has thrown just about everything at me and we have survived. Right now the river is in perfect shape and we are set up for a great fall bite. The fish are still in summer pattern and spread out but they are […]

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August 25, 2019 Catfish Report

It has been another up and down week but we have been surviving with some big fish to keep everyone interested. The Drayton stretch has been the toughest nut to crack since the high water of July. The fish just don’t seem to be moving up like normal. The best fishing seems to be in […]

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August 20, 2019 Catfish Report

Not much change in fishing but weather conditions have been changing every day. Some days are better than others right now. When they go they go and with a front they slow down. Fish aggressive if you can and when the fronts move get out of the current. It seems that the summer pattern is […]

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August 15, 2019 Catfish Report

Catfishing has been steady. Numbers are not quite where I would like them but the average size has been really good since the weather cooled off some. The fish are right in the middle of the river in the holes.  20-25 minute clocks for bites.  The best bait is goldeye and frog. There are still […]

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August 8, 2019 Catfish Report

We are in full summer pattern. The weather has been very hot for the past week and the fish are on a morning bite for sure. Good big fish are coming in deeper water with some current over it or tight to the wood. Problem with wood around Grand Forks it is all getting pounded […]

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July 24, 2019 Catfish Report

We are back in business. The quick flood is over and the catfish are rockin. The bad thing about a summer flood is we are out of the river for a few days, the good thing is it moves post spawn fish around and makes for great fishing down the stretch. The catfish are on […]

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