Red River 5-23-21

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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 it appears that 20-30 minutes is the ticket to decide what is going on. Baits have changed to anything fresh cut this week. When an aggressive fish hits they tend to mean it. There has been some picking and pecking after you catch the aggressive fish. Just move onto another spot rather than wait for those fish to go.

The river is extremely low and caution should be exercised when boating (especially below dams) to ensure the safety you and your equipment.
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  1. R@nger_BO@TS's Avatar
    Thanks for Report

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  2. wales's Avatar
    Now that is a report!
    Thanks much.

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