Red River Catfish Reports

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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July 12, 2022

And the big fish just keep coming all up and down the Red River. It seems that everywhere from Wahpeton to the Canadian Border is throwing great catfish. On big change the past couple day is that the fish have moved to the middle of the river in the faster water. When you get to […]

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July 6, 2022

Since the last report the river at Grand Forks has fallen over five feet. After just a few days off the water for the holiday it is like a totally different world out there as far as how things look. Looks are one thing, catfishing is another. The catfish bite has stayed very good even […]

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June 28, 2022

My what a difference a few days can make. We went from sluggish slow fishing with a big fish from time to time to GAME ON! Big fish biting fast and often. Right now, the fish are on fire and what the bait is really does not matter. With that the water has come up […]

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June 14, 2022

We finally got in the river at Grand Forks on Sunday. As far as I know the two Grand Forks ramps are the only two open on the Red River right now. Big rains Tuesday may or may not affect us. As of now there should be little change. Due to the river levels falling […]

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June 9, 2022

We will indeed start fishing on Sunday and hit the ground running with customers on Tuesday. June 21, 23, and 29. July 6, 10, 18, 27, 28, 29.  August and September have lots of openings.   701-739-5808              

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June 6, 2022

No rain for almost a week and the river is falling very very slowly. Right now the projections say we will get in next Sunday or Monday. At the fall rate it will be one day of looking around and GO time now that we are a full month behind on the season and will […]

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