Red River Catfish Reports

June 26, 2019 Catfish Report

The spawn is in progress but the fishing is not all that bad. The fish are on the nest and tight to the bank in many cases. Sit times seem to be pretty normal and baits are nothing out of the ordinary. There are still good numbers of fish with some big ones mixed in. […]

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June 20, 2019 Catfish Report

The spawn has begun and due to lower temperatures will be longer than we hoped as things are moving slow. We are still catching fish but we are working hard to do it. Sucker has been working for bait but they have started to take a liking to goldeye as well. Fish near the bank […]

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June 13, 2019 Catfish Report

Thanks to the heat of last week the water temps have reached the low 70s and the catfish now have spawning on their minds. Most years not all fish spawn at the same time so the best advice is do what you are doing and grind it out. Right now the best places to look […]

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June 9, 2019 Catfish Report

Just four days ago I said the hot days are sending us to the spawn sooner rather than later. It has caught up to us and mixed with a quick drop in the water level and a monster of a front that came through over the weekend fishing will be challenging for a few days.  […]

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June 4, 2019 Catfish Report

Catfishing on the Red is about as good as it can be right now. River conditions are nearly perfect even with some falling water since last week. Lots of big fish in the area and they are willing to eat. They are migrating and feeding on the current seams to the main channel. If you […]

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May 29, 2019 Catfish Report

Catfishing is getting better each day. Finally some sort of stable weather and sun has the catfish getting active. The best locations have been just out of the main current in areas with a hole or some sort of structure on it.  Be careful as the water came up three feet this week causing debris […]

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May 20, 2019 Catfish Report

GAME ON! As predicted the river is leveling off and the fish are responding in a big way. River conditions are perfect. The best catfish are near the current seams on the edges of holes. They are a bit sluggish still so you do have to sit a bit longer than normal but that should […]

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May 16, 2019 Catfish Report

Ramps in Grand Forks are open and I expect East Grand Forks to open very soon. As with most flood years the catfish seem a little lost after a fast drop in water levels. Right now fishing is rather tough but getting a little better each day. Based on past years, any day now the […]

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May 8, 2019 Catfish Report

The river has finally fallen below flood stage. We anticipate ramps opening up so we can get out over the next few days. Everything is still not settled down but by the middle of next week the catfish should be going in full force. Flood years always make for great fishing. We a limited number […]

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April 2019 Catfish Report

The Red remains under heavy flooding but there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am expecting to get scouting around May 15th and for now planning to start guiding Memorial Day weekend. I still have dates available for Memorial weekend and the second half of June. After June the schedule is still […]

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