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Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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As expected last weeks rain is helping get the spawn over with and getting the catfish more active. There are many smaller fish to be caught and some bigger ones mixed in but action is steady. Most patterns and locations are delivering fish right now. Give an honest 20 minute sit in spots to let the more sluggish fish find the baits. Active fish will hit right away. Bait does not seem to matter if it is in the right spot.

This weeks heat should also help wrap up the spawn and get everything rolling into mid July and beyond.

Posted on: 7/5 22:08:39
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Re: Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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Great news and hope the rest of your guiding year is safe and busy. Thanks for keeping us up to date on the fishing on that great river....,,..Kirk

Posted on: 7/6 7:33:50
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Re: Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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Thanks for keeping us informed on this unique fishing opportunity. I'm towing the boat 100+ miles on Saturday to the Grand Forks area to intentionally try for catfish for the first time. I'm not familiar with the area. Is there are particular access you'd recommend using as a starting point? Is is worth the extra drive to Drayton or in the Grand Forks area just as good? Any other recommendations for a rookie? Thanks!

Posted on: 7/11 22:44:53
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Re: Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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Sorry I missed this one as I have been out of town all week. You will want the downtown ramp at GF for better fishing right now. I would suggest a drive to Drayton the way fishing was when I left but I am sure things have changed again.

Again, Sorry for not getting to this before your trip.

Posted on: 7/15 9:45:27
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Re: Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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Thanks for the report. I've been debating on taking my boat out there also.

Posted on: 7/17 7:18:17
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Re: Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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I fished the river Saturday as planned. I launched at the Whopper John Little Landing, on the North side of Grand Forks, as Brad's response came after I launched. We got on the water about 7:30 and fished until about 1:30. Fishing was pretty slow. We only managed 4 cats between the three of us. We probably tried 10-12 different spots, but caught all our fish in one spot, 3 of the 4 fish in the span of a half hour. So outside of that spot and that window, it was pretty dead. That said, we had fun and caught some nice fish. It was fun to try something different, and I'll certainly return again in the future.

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Posted on: 7/17 15:46:18
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Re: Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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nice cats and thanks for the report!

I must say though that it was pretty daring of you to wear a shirt like that in grand forks....

Posted on: 7/17 15:54:01
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Re: Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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It looks like you did pretty well all things considered. This time of year it works like that. MOVE, MOVE MOVE until you find the spot then try to replicate it the rest of the day. The fish looked very nice.

Again sorry for being late with my response. Been crazy busy and still don't have any end in sight of that.

Good Job

Posted on: 7/18 9:45:02
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Re: Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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Thanks Brad. On Saturday, "that spot" was a straight section of river, in the channel itself, about 12-14' deep. We parked there because there was a fallen tree, but we didn't catch any near the tree itself, all were either on the edge of the channel or right in it. Maybe someone else can recreate that pattern, we could only find them in that one spot.

We tried frogs, crayfish and cut goldeye, but all the fish were caught on cut creek chub.

As for team alliances, Grand Forks certainly is enemy territory for me. I've got quite a few shirts that say "Minnesota" or "NDSU", but I wouldn't be caught dead in UND wear!

Posted on: 7/18 10:54:37
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Re: Red River at Grand Forks- 7-5-17
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That report does not surprise me a bit. I actually prefer that bite to any other as it is harder to find the fish many people don't think of it. (until now) the water is falling fast so any feeding fish are looking for whatever current they can find. It is a bite that I have been on many times.

Posted on: 7/18 17:59:34
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