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Red River (North) - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By: on 06/10/2015 01:17 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 ah turtle river you spoil thee with your plenty. kept 3 cats (2 23 inchers and a 24), had 3 more on the line (what seemed to be a couple more 23 inchers and a 28 incher, would have let that one go anyway) but they broke off right at the hook just as I was about to grab them (no net, big mistake), also 3 goldeye and a bullhead, all came on crawlers on slip sinker rigs about 50 yards down from the ccc dam, 2 of the goldeye struck the bait as I was reeling in and both swallowed it as only goldeye can do. one of the cats when cleaned had a 7 inch sucker in it. on the way up there I stopped by baldhill creek as it goes under highway 26 and got a 25 or so snapping turtle of the road (had to pick it up, fun but scary because a snapper that size can bite your fingers off, was tempted to make turtle soup.) also fished baldhill creek and bellow tolna dam and anywhere where there CAN be 14 inch northern there WILL be. homme dam was a bust, all the good shore spots were occupied by swimmers or boaters. turtle river was worse at first because 4 guys were swimming around the dam and making a scene, and going upriver 100 yards didn't help because 2 of them (around 10 and 12 and yelling in what I think was vietnamese) jumped in the water so close that 2 more feet and they would've gotten hooked by my slip sinker rigs. there really needs to be "NO SWIMMING" signs at turtle river.
Red River (North) - Sunday, June 7, 2015
By: on 06/09/2015 08:58 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Fun day on the river. Caught a 3lb Cat (tasty!), 2 smaller cats (1 channel one bullhead), and three goldeye (in freezer for bait). Catfish was caught on dough bait, while the other fish on crawlers. No action whatsoever with chicken livers. 
Red River (North) - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By: on 05/20/2015 10:45 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
The red is way up from the last time I was out and current is way way up, like a normal spring at this time. No way to fish the main river and like always, tributaries are holding lots of fish. Any little out pocket without current can be a gold mine too (who knew their are good sized bluegills?). Finally found the walleyes lindy rigging from shore and they're post spawn skinny but incredibly aggressive and fun to catch.
Red River (North) - Saturday, May 9, 2015
By: on 05/10/2015 7:16 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Red River (North) - Friday, May 1, 2015
By: on 05/01/2015 10:28 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 The bigger catfish are finally biting and it's fast and furious at sunset. The goldeye nail minnows then cut up the goldeye for tons of the 5lb+ range cats. I found that I needed smaller pieces of cut bait than I normally use in mid summer, and to make sure that they really take the bait before trying to set the hook. 
Red River (North) - Saturday, April 25, 2015
By: on 04/25/2015 9:55 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Fishing is getting better as it warms. Goldeye are ravenous and even the pike are joining in on twister tails. Still no walleye or catfish for me on the red this year yet, but came home with ticks. No mosquitoes yet, so I won't be complaining.
Red River (North) - Thursday, April 23, 2015
By: on 04/23/2015 10:17 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 went out from 6-9:30. Fishing was pretty slow. caught abunch of little cats. i was kinda hoping for a fat jucy goldeye for some cut bait, but that never happened...on the bright side i managed to catch 3 walleyes on crawlers right on the bottom. A 9 inch and two 11 inchers. the eyes started biting around 9. They were a real light bite, so you gotta let em take it in before you set the hook. all in all, a pretty fun night. BTW, water is still low and slow

Red River (North) - Saturday, April 18, 2015
By: on 04/19/2015 10:37 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Went out on Saturday with my dad. I have been after walleye and perch for the last couple years, but went back to how we started fishing, for cats. Went to the first spot and the we're probably 6 or more cars there shore fishing. Went to the Seco d and the water was so low couldn't launch the jon boat. End up farther norther and found a spot to drop it it. Wefinally had line wet at about 530. Didn't take long and we wereally getting hits. Figured out the pattern And we were landing 12 in cats left and right. He want some to take home and smoke so we moved and ended up hooking in a couple decent ones. Ended up cathing probably 50 cats, 4 or 5 goldeye, a suckered and carp. Had 2 poles rigged for walleye, but only had one instance where my minnow was eaten in half. Was using a 1/2 Oz jig head tipped with a crawler. Had a plain hook with a minnow for the eyes.
Red River (North) - Saturday, April 18, 2015
By: on 04/18/2015 8:12 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
went out to the north boat ramp in grand forks today and caught 4 small mouth bass, 3 northern, 4 goldeyes and 1 nice 19 inch walleye. we were using various colors of jigs and mister twister tails. weather was sunny and no wind, just about a perfect day for fishing.
Red River (North) - Thursday, April 16, 2015
By: on 04/17/2015 09:41 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Went with a friend to the river; had two poles with chicken livers and two with crawlers on jigs. Picked up a goldeye and a carp with the worms. Witnessed one small cat being caught, although I do not know what the guy was using for bait. 
Red River (North) - Saturday, April 11, 2015
By: on 04/15/2015 1:23 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Went shore fishing in Fargo for a bit last Saturday and was able to pick up two decent goldeye using worms on jigs and bobbers. 
Red River (North) - Monday, April 13, 2015
By: on 04/13/2015 2:32 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Went out yesterday afternoon to the north boat ramp and caught 2 goldeyes about 16 inches on a 2-4 ft sinking crankbait. Also caught a 26 inch 8lb walleye with a jig and mr twister tail. Lots of people out there and lots of snags. I prolly lost 6-10 jigs and so did a friend of mine.
Red River (North) - Monday, April 13, 2015
By: on 04/13/2015 08:48 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Went out a few times over the weekend, was pretty slow.  Hoping it starts to pick up
Red River (North) - Monday, April 13, 2015
By: on 04/13/2015 07:18 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Went out on the Red on sunday night and had a lot of fun with active goldeye. Slip bobbers set at 2 feet + minnows with enough weight to keep them down just off the current yielded a lot of bites. Quite a few people were out and only one walleye caught in the 2 hours I was there. Things should get better as the water warms up this week hopefully.
Red River (North) - Friday, April 10, 2015
By: on 04/10/2015 11:11 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Im heading out tomorrow for the first time this year. The water still looks pretty low. Is it even worth going out? Has anyone had any luck lately?
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