Captainbrad

  1. Red River 7-28-21

    I wish one week I could write this report and say something like “WOW” we got rain or this is happening. The low water continues to get lower with Grand Forks 430 cfs and Drayton just over 500 cfs. (The lowest I have ever fished at Grand Forks is 1,200 prior to this year.)

    All in all, the fishing for the past few days has been really bad. Finding active fish is difficult with no current as there is just nothing to hold them. The way we fish up here from shore or anchored you are just hoping to put bait near a fish. There is also no way to make a scent trail from the bait. The key ...
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  2. Red River 7-21-21

    The low water woes continue and appear to have no end in sight. Fargo is down to 133 cfs, Grand Forks 629 cfs and Drayton 746 cfs. (The lowest I have ever fished at Grand Forks is 1,200 prior to this year.) This pretty much limits us with normal boats to fishing above the dams that still have deeper pools. Jet boats, kayaks and shore fishing can have pretty much private fishing below the dams now. These shallow areas should have pinch points making current and have great fish nearby.

    The key right now is to find current of any kind. If you find current you find fish. Once you find ...
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  3. Drayton Dam Conditions 7-11-21

    Fished at the Drayton Dam yesterday. Here are some photos taken from the bottom of the ramp. It is getting pretty nasty up there. It is fishable but be very careful. I know my way around and its getting scary. There are many long stretches that are 2-3' and small areas of 1-2' in between. Until we get rain I won't be fishing below Drayton Dam after this week.
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  4. Red River 7-8-21

    Catfishing remains very good as the post spawn fish continue to feed and bulk back up. It seems fish can be caught about anyway you want to fish for them. Mid river holes seem to be the best right now. Bait selection remains sucker and goldeye. As always in these reports, stay on the move and keep moving until you find active fish. Once you figure out a pattern, repeat it over and over.

    Water levels have reached a new low Grand Forks is just over 900 cfs, Drayton is over 1,200 and Fargo is just above 200 cfs. Some ramps are now too short to launch bigger boats so be very careful. ...
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