Red River Catfish Reports

October 26, 2023

Winter is showing its face today. The catfish season came to an abrupt halt a couple weeks back with a pretty harsh cold snap but all in all it has been a nice fall. In the end we had one of the most successful seasons ever in our 16 years and 2024 looks to be […]

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September 27, 2023

Water temperature is holding for the time being in the mid-60s. Catfish are holding on the inside corners near deeper drop offs that also have a shallow shelves near them. Set up on these areas and put a couple lines on the shelf and a couple in the deeper part of the OFF current seam. […]

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September 11, 2023

One can really tell the days are getting shorter now. Cool mornings and longer nights have the water temperature making it’s annual decent. So far it has been slow but it is more evident every day that the bite is starting up later in the morning than it had been. Not much has changed as […]

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August 8, 2023

The past week has been really good for numbers and even some more big fish are showing up. The pattern has not changed all that much in terms of locations with fish still mostly right down the middle of the river. What has changed is we are back to the long sits again. The past […]

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July 20, 2023

My what a difference a couple weeks can make. I was gone on a family vacation last week but now am back and have been on the river for a week. The pattern is still similar fishing right down the middle of the river but it seems the bigger fish are liking a little deeper […]

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June 19, 2023

I hate short bites! It seems the big fish are nearing the end of the spawn but not quite and they will hit the baits but not take the whole hook. Solution, get a bigger hook and thread the bait up onto the shank to make them take it. I am seeing post spawn female […]

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May 30, 2023

Water temperature is at 70 just when the best fishing of the year should be commencing and there is nothing but heat in the forecast. This mean they will be going to the nest early this year, a whole two weeks early. At this point it has to just stay hot and make this short. […]

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May 10, 2023

Happy 2023 Ramps around Grand Forks should be opening any day as the river has gotten below flood stage. Water levels are still dropping rapidly which is generally not good for catfishing but according to projections will level off late this week. Water temperatures are in the low 50s which is perfect. I suspect catfish […]

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May 1, 2023

Happy May Day! The river is falling fast and it looks like we will be in poking around sometime between May 10 and 15. The plan is to be rolling around May 20th. I have very few May dates available, June is SOLD OUT!  July is getting pretty full with August and September still very […]

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April 23, 2023

We are set to crest any day at around 41 feet so barring rains upstream in the next few weeks we are turning the corner. So far so good. We do need some heat to warm things up and finish this out so the fish are ready when we are. I am still hoping to […]

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