Captainbrad

Red River 8-12-21

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Flow in Grand Forks as of this writing is 240cfs down even more after the inch of rain a few days ago. The fish are biting if you are patient, most of them are smaller with the occasional bigger fish mixed in. That fish has a big head and is skinny and pretty sad looking. The key to fish now is work the outer edges to the middle of smaller holes where the river is narrower. If you can find spots where the river gets very narrow and creates current you should find fish. You have to try lots of spots. You can see fish on the depth finder but it doesn’t mean that they will bite so you have to keep on the move. Goldeye seems to be the best bait this week. Day or two old dead suckers (packed on ice) have also been good.

With all of that, I have made the decision to stop guiding for the remainder of 2021 or until we get some substantial rain to bring up flows. Even though I am putting fish in the boat I cannot provide the Red River experience that people hope to achieve when they come to me. I feel that it will be better for business in the long run to be honest with my customers and halt operation for better days and a better experience for all. I will continue to be out there and try to figure out a pattern to put fish in the boat consistently. Usually, negative things like this can be overcome and become great things and that has to be the goal now as we move forward in the short term.
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  1. CatDaddy's Avatar
    Thanks for the report Brad. Similar conditions in Fargo right now. This may lead to another book for you on super low water tactics!

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  2. Captainbrad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CatDaddy
    Thanks for the report Brad. Similar conditions in Fargo right now. This may lead to another book for you on super low water tactics!
    I have to figure it out before I can write about it.

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  3. 8andcounting's Avatar
    Good luck to you sir thanks for the honest report

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  4. CatDaddy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Captainbrad
    I have to figure it out before I can write about it.
    If anyone can it'll be you!

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