RR Red River 5-23-23

Captainbrad

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Things have been changing every day on the Red River. This week it seems that the Fargo area has great catfishing because their water is stable and Grand Forks is a little up and down because the levels are falling fast again, especially below the dams. North of Grand Forks is still waiting on the water to fall.

We went from lots of picking and pecking to some very solid hits earlier in the week then a quick drop and catfishing has become sort of a grind. Fish have moved off the shelves of the bank and into the mid river and fast water. Fish areas for 20-30 minutes and keep moving to find the active fish. Things are about to bust loose any day and it will be fun.

Baits have been fresh cut is best. Goldeye and sucker are working. Finding suckers is an issue so be creative in bait selection and do the best you can.

Water temps are above 65 degrees and the extended forecast is for mid to high 80s for the next week. This might push us into an early spawn so get out and take advantage now.

https://redrivercatfish.com
 

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MicLee

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Great report. I have never targeted catfish, but I am thinking I should. Looks like a good time.
 

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its an absolute blast imho and one of the least "stressful" types of fishing i have ever engaged in as long as you are set up correctly. just move from spot to spot, drop out a couple of anchors (i always set up sort of side ways to the current with one out the front and one out the back), dump four lines out the downstream side of the boat (up stream from your target), crack a beer, sit back, relax until a pig bends your pole over, pick up your rod, enjoy the fight, rinse and repeat. the other thing i really enjoy about the river is that, for the most part, you can always find a fishable spot that's out of the sun or the wind if either one of those things becomes an issue.
 


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