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Red River (North) - Friday, May 24, 2013
By: on 05/24/2013 09:48 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Goldeye are full of eggs and I've had luck catching them semi shallow out of the current. The goldeye seem to be everywhere and the cats around fargo seem prefer cut goldeye(=frogs) over cut decoy sized sucker 3(:3):1. This is my experiences the last 4 days in Fargo from shore, fishing shallower to escape current. 

The goldeye/sucker rods side by side are catching larger fish with frogs excelling at finding 3-6lb fish. Current is ridiculous and the river high at all dams, so check out tributaries in town.
Red River (North) - Friday, May 24, 2013
By: on 05/24/2013 07:57 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
23 to 26 feet has been the most productive depth for me. Mostly concentrating on inside bends, but I've had a love/hate relationship with sunken trees also-(bigger fish, but more snags!). The number of 14 to 16 pound fish is unreal. Some nice fish in there also, 18lbs plus. I adopted a new rule, which is the 5 minute rule. In 5 minutes if the rods aren't bent in half and touching the water, time to move!

Large fresh cut sucker is working great and also goldeye steaks.

Good luck!
Please give me a call and book a trip!
Josh Burgett
Red River (North) - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By: on 05/22/2013 2:13 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
went out for a couple hours over lunch. Fishing wasnt all too great. the water is definetly up, which is probably screwing things up a bit. ended up catching one 4lb cat right in the thick of the stream on crawlers.
Red River (North) - Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By: on 05/21/2013 6:28 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 River is up quite a bit with heavy current in Fargo. Only catfish success has been very shallow, little current areas. Three days of shore fishing has shown me: 
1) Current = no fish
2) Frogs > suckers, live or cut in terms of hook ups. Lots of short bites on suckers so Ive downsized my bait with more success. Letting some sour tonight to see if they work better tomorrow.
3) Higher water has slowed the bite for me, at least.
Red River (North) - Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By: on 05/21/2013 08:57 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
i fish the river north of mandan and the last 2 years we been catching lots of cats in the 2 to 6 pound class. i fillet them up and deep fry them. not to bad.
Red River (North) - Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By: on 05/21/2013 08:10 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 i dont eat anything i get from the river. its just somthing to do with friends or when i get bored. I fish devils lake alot so i get walleye to eat from there.
Red River (North) - Monday, May 20, 2013
By: on 05/20/2013 6:28 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
do you eat those 8 to 15 lb cats?


Red River (North) - Monday, May 20, 2013
By: on 05/20/2013 1:39 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 went out 4 times in the past week started of on shore near highland park got some small cats, later in the week i went Friday in the boat got 2 nice 10lb cats then Saturday got 3 cats a 8lb a 10lb and a 15lb on cut bait put in at Johnson park
Red River (North) - Monday, May 20, 2013
By: on 05/20/2013 1:20 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Fished the river last night. Despite the bad weather the cats were very active, along with the occasional carp and gold eye. We were getting fish every few minutes. we didn't catch any monsters,mainly 15-18 inch cats. I'm guessing they are kinda hunkered down from the weather. but it seems like they want crawlers right now. I think next time I'm out I'll throw on some gold eye, see how that works.
Red River (North) - Sunday, May 19, 2013
By: on 05/19/2013 10:21 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Fished Sunday evening at Midtown. River is down but it has a much higher than baseline current. Goldeyes are back but current makes them tough to target. No success besides a goldeye on a twister tail, people catfishing but they didnt catch anything.
Red River (North) - Friday, May 17, 2013
By: on 05/17/2013 11:04 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |

Fished the river Wednesday night 5/15/13, launched from the down town landing in East Grand Forks, MN. Fished for 2 hours caught 6 fish all had decent size to them. Lost a really big one at the boat due to small net. But the action was none stop, fished with suckers, current was ripping pretty good. The landing was very easy to access, but i do only have a 13 1/2 foot boat. Normally each year the city will come to clean it o0ut with a back hoe and i do know they havent done that yet, so if you have a bigger boat might be some what challenging, with the mud build up in the eddy.

Red River (North) - Thursday, May 16, 2013
By: on 05/16/2013 10:07 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
went out after school at about 3. needless to say we were on the cats. we used nightcrawlers and a big hook. we ran out of crawlers and switched over to liver. the liver didnt work at all. we gave up on the liver at about 9.
Red River (North) - Thursday, May 16, 2013
By: on 05/16/2013 09:07 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Went out to the river after work to try and get some cats. Didnt have much luck but caught a bullhead on worms and then used that bullhead to get two 4lb cats. I'm assuming thats legal but if not shun me, please.
Red River (North) - Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By: on 05/15/2013 5:43 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Hit the north dam today looking for some walleyes. Was fishing a yellow jig w/ a fathead minnow. The action was pretty slow. I lost a good sized sauger a few inches from shore, and managed to pulled in a smallmouth bass and a small walleye.
Red River (North) - Tuesday, May 14, 2013
By: on 05/14/2013 09:07 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Went out on sunday on the maple river/ sheyenne dam and got 1 pike and 1 bullhead. Fish were biting decently off a floater jig and 1 oz weight off the bottom but they would get snagged in the flooded brush. i'll be going out again this weekend to try for some more fish.
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