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 will turn on over the weekend or early next week and the bite will get better and better as the stable warming water continues. This is shaping up to be a great pre spawn that hopefully will last several weeks.
Unfortunately, there will be issues with bait this year as word is that most minnow and sucker ponds froze out over the winter. This will mean planning ahead and catching goldeyes will be more critical than usual.
Currently May and June are SOLD OUT! I may fit in a few 4 hour evening trips through June 10. Contact us for details. July is getting pretty full with August and September still very open. Get your dates booked while you still can.