Red River Catfish Reports

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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July 11, 2019 Catfish Report

Catfishing on the Red is picking up however it doesn’t mean much since the rains of mid-week will have must mostly flooded out by the weekend. Docks have been removed and there is a chance that area ramps could close by the weekend.  This will be a very short lived high water event and things […]

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July 10, 2019 Catfish Report

As like most years we took some time off over the 4th for a mid-season recharge. We came back to big rains so rising water is coming. We won’t lose Grand Forks due to all the rain but may lose Drayton for a while. Stay tuned.  For now the spawn should be wrapping up which […]

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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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