Red River 9-1-21

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We have had a bit more rain and the flow is nearly double what it was last week. It appears to still not be enough for the fish to respond positively with a more consistent bite. Keep doing what you were doing to catch fish. They are still lined up on the back of inside corners just hanging out. Like the past weeks if you can find current you will find fish.

All baits were working with frog and frozen sucker being the best. This past week frog was the answer to getting bites. This is not surprising given the rains have made way for dew so there is much more frog movement during the night than there has been.

An observation over the past couple weeks are that fish that are about 26 inches and below are looking just fine. The fish above 30 inches still look horrible skinny. It is occurring to me that the bigger fish are just not able to hunt down the amount of food required to bulk up. It’s almost like they are conditioned to work the current and have food brought to them. This could explain why they are sitting on inside corners. That is where they tend to sit after fronts and in times when they are not actively hunting.

The fish in this photo is 34.5 inches and only 12 pounds
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  1. xflfan69's Avatar
    Have seen similar results in the Red Lake River in CRK. Bite has been ok, but the fish have been really skinny, especially the big ones. Fresh sucker and frogs have been getting it done for me.

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  2. wales's Avatar
    luv your reports.

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