Captainbrad

Red River 4-28-21

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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 so they have to pretty much have bait dropped on their heads before they will eat. They will get more aggressive over the next week if the weather holds.

There will be much more to report next week.

The Red River Valley Catfish League in Grand Forks/East Grand Forks begins Wednesday May 5th at the North Landing. Fishing hours are 6-9 pm with 2 person teams. Cost is $20 per person to join the league and $10/ boat /week to enter. More information www.rrvcatfish.com
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  1. Walleye_Chaser's Avatar
    I always appreciate your updates on the River. Thanks Brad!

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