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Red River (North) - Saturday, October 26, 2013
By: on 10/26/2013 10:03 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 We've been fishing the last month or so at least once a week and the walleye bite has been HOT!! What is amazing is that there are so few people taking advantage of such a great fishery. I have fished numerous canadian provinces on what are considered prime walleye lakes and do not see the quality of fish that are within a half hour or so of Fargo. I know some would probably like to keep it a secret, but most, like me are not able to get out as often as one would like and so I share...The river has been very muddy since the heavy rains and so numerous limits have been caught where clearer water comes into the river ie. tributaries. Frogs and suckers have caught almost equal numbers of fish. Typical river bottom rigs with #2 or #1 baitholder hooks, 2-3 ounce weights. Numbers of walleyes caught are nothing extraodinary, but the size and weight are great! Average sizes have been 18-21. Largest this fall was 29 for me but I have seen several larger. Lots of Saugers mixed in too.
Red River (North) - Wednesday, September 4, 2013
By: on 09/04/2013 3:16 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |

going to be making a trip to drayton in the next couple of weeks,just wondering how the catfishing is doing,and would the sauger bite be on.i see there hasnt been any reports of anyone fishing did everyone get a new channel on tv or what.

Red River (North) - Thursday, August 1, 2013
By: on 08/01/2013 2:18 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
has anyone been launching at the dam in drayton,i know you can launch in town but wondering if it s still to muddy to launch by dam.thanks for the info.
Red River (North) - Wednesday, July 24, 2013
By: on 07/24/2013 12:28 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Was out last night from 6-9:30 pm in Fargo. Fished the southern part of town, using plastics. Did well. Caught a few smallies, a hammer handle, and even a 19" walleye. Was quite pleased with the choice to check out the Red. Good luck out there.
Red River (North) - Monday, July 15, 2013
By: on 07/15/2013 09:42 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Went out with Catman on Friday evening.  Pretty slow most of the night and we barely missed getting dumped on with rain.  Ended up with 4; one being close to 20.  Other 3 were smaller. 

Water is still pretty high and a lot of debris still floating around, so be careful in the boat.  Doesn't look like the water is going to go down anytime soon.  We used fresh, frozen, and sour sucker.  Fresh sucker was the better bait.  Couldn't find frogs anywhere, but I bet it would be the preferred bait right now. 
Red River (North) - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
By: on 07/03/2013 2:05 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Does anyone know if the M.B Johnson Park boat ramp in Moorhead is open and accessible?   
Red River (North) - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By: on 06/12/2013 11:59 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Catfish league Tonight 6:00pm start timeends at 9:00. North Landing in Grand Forks,ND. If you got a boat come check it out always a great time. $20 for member ship fee. $10 a night two person teams. For more info go to
catfishleague.com. highly recommend trying it out if you live in the surronding area.
Red River (North) - Tuesday, May 28, 2013
By: on 05/28/2013 4:29 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Action is still GREAT for big Catfish in the North Country. Concentrating on current breaks, flats, and sunken trees. Sucker's been the hot bait. 23 FOW.

Most are hitting so hard that you literally have to fight to get the rod out of the rod holder, and pulling drag out in the process. I suspect the night bite is going to be key very soon, they're really turning on come 8:30-ish.

Good luck
Red River (North) - Friday, May 24, 2013
By: on 05/24/2013 10:21 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Caught 2 10lb cats last night on cut mad tom in north fargo. Good fishing.
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.
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