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Re: Sturgeon Fishing
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Sturgeon used to be the highlight of my year then the crowds came and my boy was born. Ever since, it just doesn't work out to get up there.

Posted on: 3/23 9:12:13
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Re: Hand numbness
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I am not a musky angler but I get the same thing often. It usually gets me when I am holding a rod trolling or paddling my kayak. I have to hold my hand above my head for a few seconds to get the blood moving again. My chiropractor has traced it to my neck that causes it.

Posted on: 2018/11/17 11:59
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Brad Durick Outoors on Ice
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Just a heads up that I am expanding my business and stepping away from catfishing and going to offer pike trips on Devils Lake and around the Grand Forks area this winter.

Posted on: 2018/11/16 19:11
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Re: Cabela's
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I was told by a couple Cabelas employees that Eskimo and Ion is not being handled by Bass Pro Shops hence Cabelas

Posted on: 2018/11/16 19:10
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Red River 7-25-18
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Catfishing on the Red is very stable this week with more big fish showing up. Numbers remain good overall with some bigger fish getting into the mix. The best locations have been mid river holes on the off current side or the head of holes. Sit times have been a bit longer at 25-35 minutes.

Bait remains a big question. I personally have done well with suckers and had some success with frogs. There is a big frog migration underway so expect the bite to become heavier to frogs.

Posted on: 2018/7/25 15:25
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Red River 6-20-18
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Catfishing on the Red River is improving as the first of the post spawn fish are showing up. The feeding fish are being caught along current seams and in mid river holes. The fish that are not out actively feeding are out of the current near structure or tight to the bank. Bait is anyone’s guess any day right now. I have done well with sucker both frozen and fresh and goldeye. Sometimes shrimp can be great this time of year. One key is use smaller baits treaded onto your hook to prevent short bites. Longer sits seem to be a little better on spots to make sure fish take the time to find the baits.

Good Luck to anglers in this weekend Scheels Boundary Battle Tournament this weekend.

Posted on: 2018/6/20 16:07
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Red River 6-13-18
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The spawn is on about three weeks early this year. Fishing around Grand Forks has been tough to say the least. The catfish should be coming to the end of their spawn in the next week or so. For now the best one can do is go fishing and tough it out. The best spots I have found are shallow and out of the current near structure. Snags that are out of the main current and near cut banks seem to be producing the best the past few days. Bait varies right now. Sucker is working but I have been doing better on small chunks of frozen sucker.

The rains of the past week have put the river in a very good place as far as flow and as this spawn ends there is more great catfishing just around the corner.

Posted on: 2018/6/13 23:14
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Red River 5-31-18
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My what a difference a week can make. The oppressive heat of the past week raised the water temperature from the low 60s to mid 70s shocking the bigger fish. This quick change will probably indicate the beginning of the spawn over the next week or so making for challenging fishing.

Smaller fish are still very active so numbers are good but patience is the key to bigger fish. Sit times have increased to 30-40 minutes. Expect lots of picking and tapping before a fish hits. Try all structures and locations. Suckers have been difficult to come by so do the best you can. I have not been able to find one bait that is much better than the other when there is active fish around.

I still had a good week.

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Posted on: 2018/5/31 9:16
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Re: Red River 5-17-18
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Pretty darn good run there Kirk.

Posted on: 2018/5/17 13:32
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Red River 5-17-18
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Catfishing on the Red River went from pretty good to really really good in short order over the past week. River conditions are perfect right now. There are many fish in the seven to fifteen pound range with some bigger showing up. Catfish are feeding heavily in the middle of the river and on the faster current seams. Anglers will need 4 to 5 ounces of weight to keep the bait in the strike zone. Don't sit on a spot more than 20 minutes without fish.

As far as bait, as long as it is fresh the fish will eat it. Suckers and goldeyes seem to be working about equal. The goldeyes are running right now and are fairly easy to catch for good bait.

Posted on: 2018/5/17 9:49
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