Red River Catfish Reports

September 20, 2022

You can tell it is Mid-September. The mornings have been cool with warmer weather during the mid-days. Right now, the fish are a bit sluggish and hanging off the drop off to the holes on the OFF current sides and tight in log jams and snags that are not in the main current. Like last […]

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September 13, 2022

My what a difference in a bite a few cool nights can make. It is that time of year, when things change like this the fish can get moody. The cold fronts that bring the water temperatures down and that can shock the fish short term. A few days ago, the pattern took a major […]

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September 6, 2022

If you can believe it catfishing got better last week. The pattern has remained mostly the same from the past two weeks. Fish right in the middle of the river at the heads of holes. They are in the areas with three to six feet deeper than the flat running into them. Faster current was […]

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August 30, 2022

It has been a good week. There are lots of fish that are willing to play. Fish right in the middle of the river at the heads of holes or back in the middle of holes. They seem to not be liking the biggest deepest holes but more the ones that are three to six […]

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August 23, 2022

Not much has changed since the last report.  Water temps remain in the mid-70s and catfish are still in the middle of the river for the most part. If the weather is sort of stable, they are in the heads of the holes and in the faster water. If there is a front that comes […]

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August 9, 2022

Catfishing on the Red has been quite stellar this week. We have had lots of big fish coming in. If you know where you want to fish things have been pretty easy as the fish have been hanging out in the mid-river holes toward the front. One thing that has been constant is you must […]

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August 2, 2022

The big news this week is both ramps in Drayton ARE OPEN! That means that all ramps on the Red River are open and usable. Fishing this week has shifted to a full-on summer pattern. The fish are spread out and doing their summer catfish thing. They are sticking to holes that are near both […]

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July 26, 2022

It appears we had a second spawn or late spawn this year. It really doesn’t matter but it is noticeable this week that we have a bunch more beat up and skinny fish. The bite continues to be good if not great all up and down the Red River. Water levels are down to what […]

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July 18, 2022

Catfishing continues to be good but has slowed some over the past week. The heat and a water color variation has made fishing a little tougher but it is still outstanding. There are still many big fish around to be caught with many in the 14-16 pound range with some bigger. Since it got hot […]

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