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  1. Red River 6-10-21

    With incredibly hot temperatures over the weekend and to present the catfish are heading to the nest. I have started seeing males protecting the nests and others acting like they are looking for a nest. The bad news is the bite will slow. The good news is it looks to stay hot hurrying the spawn up.

    Fishing has been spotty in most areas with lack of current to hold fish and make them predictable. The Drayton stretch has more current and is still producing pre spawn fish more than some other areas. Best baits have been fresh to attract hunting fish. Keep in mind that this heat will ...
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  2. Red River 6-1-21

    Get ready for some catfish shock. The forecast is everything we don’t want. Nice stable comfortable weather right to nasty hot. Water temps will be rising very fast into the 70s and shocking the fish for a few days and then I suspect the spawn will be close behind.

    In the meantime get out and take advantage of what we have left of the prespawn. The water levels in the Drayton area are back to low in step with the rest of the Red River. The fish feeding in the faster water for now which I expect to slow down the early part of next week after the heat. Sit times have been 15-20 minutes ...
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  3. Hook to the River

    We put in at Parshall, poked around the hook, then the Pouch area, and the Independence Point area, but had trouble getting the fish to go, so we worked our way up river. We eventually got into some fish, but not until we got to the Huntsalong/Reunion Bay area. We were trolling jigs, and trolling lindy's with minnows. Both produced fish. We found them in the 25 fow range. It was pretty windy where we were, so we ended up moving at .8 to sometimes over a mile per hour.
    Not the best day ever, but I think we managed a dozen 'eyes or so, a handful of white bass, a few pike, 3 nice catfish, ...
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    Lake Sakakawea
  4. Lake Oahe Water Conditions

    Just got back from Beaver Bay area and the water looks like chocolate milk. Wonder if it will clear up soon because the bite is OFF for now. Any other reports on water condition on the river system?
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    Lake Oahe
  5. Red River 5-23-21

    It’s been a wild week. We were blessed with rains that gave the fish a fresh drink. Water levels remain seriously low from Oslo to the south and heavy rains brought Drayton up nearly four feet and it is quickly falling now. The cool temperatures have brought water temperatures from about 68 to the low 60s. The forecast now looks to be cool for the next days. This is not a bad thing as it will prolong the prespawn bite.

    Catfish have been a bit confused with all the weather and are hanging out in slower current areas and even very shallow. Sit times have been tough to nail down but ...
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  6. Rifle range closed

    The rifle range boat ramp is closed. They had some equipment in there yesterday but was to far away to see what was going on.
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    Missouri River
  7. Red River 5-18-21

    The water temperatures have really come up the past few days. Some sections of river are producing fish better than others. Most areas are fishing like it is mid-summer as the lack of current seems to have not sparked the catfish to make their annual upstream migration. The best spots to locate big fish have been deeper water in the middle of the channel. Move fairly quickly not staying more than 20-30 minutes unless you are on fish.

    The best bait has been goldeye with sucker coming in second. There has been a lot of the picking and pecking still so use smaller baits to ensure the ...
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  8. Rifle range

    Heard that the rifle range boat ramp is closed due to erosion is this true and if so can a guy launch outta the desert still?
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    Missouri River
  9. Red River 5-12-21

    The water temperature has stayed fairly stable all week and is beginning to go up again with this week’s warm up. The water temperature as of this writing is 57. In some sections of the river this has the fish beginning to kick into high gear and in other sections it really has not made a big difference yet. It may be that because the river is extremely low and the lack of current is not spurring the upstream migration that we are used to most springs.

    The past week fishing in deeper faster water has been the key. We still have to sort through quite a few little ones to get to the ...
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    Red River
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  10. Oahe

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    9 lb spawned out 31 incher

    Personal Best

    Cranks in 11 fow

    Only caught 3 but the big mama made my day. The one beside it is 17 inches. I didnt know if she would make it as blood was coming out of her gills. Damn that thing was heavy pulling it in.

    Bath Tub strikes again!!
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    Lake Oahe
  11. Red River 5-6-21

    The water temperature finally reached 50 last Friday and is now holding at 54. The bite started improve a little each day. Lots of picking and pecking have some good solid hits mixed in. The big fish are coming alive right now and it appears it will only get better from here.

    There really is no pattern as there are fish to be caught everywhere. Cutbait or frogs put at the bottom using a 20-30 minute sit time is really all it takes. Try a few spot and keep moving until you find what works for you.

    We have a few more cool days and cold nights before the weather is supposed ...

    Updated 05-06-2021 at 10:07 AM by Captainbrad

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  12. Red River 4-28-21

    The recent warm up of the past couple days are helping water temperatures and the forecast for the next week looks great to get things kicked off for the season. Water temperature is currently at 48 degrees. The magic number is 50-plus sustained for 5-7 days to get the big cats moving and feeding heavy. Right now, the water levels are nearly perfect for getting around. Not high and not too low.

    Catfish are being caught but the bite is spotty. Smaller fish are showing up in the shallows with the occasional big fish being caught. Bigger fish are still holed up and metabolisms are low ...
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    Red River
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