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Cannonball River

Cannonball River - Southwest part of state in the counties of Stark, Grant, and Morton (pike, walleye, catfish - no ramp).



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    Cannonball River - Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    By: on 2015-05-26 22:26:47 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     this is for the maple and rush rivers (no other to post reports for them). the maple river dam is still underwater but using crawlers and a few angle worms I got a dozen cats (no keepers, biggest was 12 inches), 3 goldeye, 4 stonies, and a 11 inch waleye. the rush river low water crossing had an insulting number of goldeye, 4 in the first 15 minutes, 3 more over the next 30 (they had a tendency to hit the bait before the the weights hit the bottom, and 6 cats, no keepers. the thunder from nearby storms gave off a nice ambiance. 
    Cannonball River - Saturday, May 23, 2015
    By: on 2015-05-24 13:27:20 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     ok this is actually for the rush river (that wasn't an option for river and stream systems). the low water crossing was good to me last night, on frogs I got 6 cats, kept 4 at 19, 2 20's, and a 24 incher, and a goldeye. 

    Cannonball River - Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    By: on 2014-02-18 16:59:50 | Add Comment | Post New Report
     Anyone been fishing the river in Minot lately?! Any luck?
    Cannonball River - Tuesday, February 4, 2014
    By: on 2014-02-04 22:14:48 | Add Comment | Post New Report
    Fished Eckroth only managed 1 keeper.
    Cannonball River - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    By: on 2012-12-18 21:17:34 | Add Comment | Post New Report
    had some good luck today. got a late start,but truned out great. 3 wallys all around 19 to 21in 2 suagers around 3lbs. very aggresive, hit like ling. stomachs were empty. try to get the early bit in the morning.  Jigged in 1 wally and suager on a rainbow lindy darter, with just a head of a chub. others on tip ups, with 18in snell with felps floater with stinger. green, and orange/chart seemed to be the best. fished in 14 to 28ft
    Cannonball River - Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    By: on 2012-03-20 18:47:20 | Add Comment | Post New Report

    Reports of 10# plus northerns are getting caought north of westhope on the river... gonna head up tommorrow to check it out got to be some eyes in there!

    Cannonball River - Sunday, February 12, 2012
    By: on 2012-02-12 17:24:13 | Add Comment | Post New Report

    Fished the mouse east of westhope today and drilled a hundread hole all over the place. never read a fish or had a bite. the minnows would die soon after they were in the whole. no good up north!!

    Cannonball River - Friday, February 3, 2012
    By: on 2012-02-03 08:20:47 | Add Comment | Post New Report
    went out to marina lastnite and didnt catch a thing its a dead see there.
    Cannonball River - Sunday, January 1, 2012
    By: on 2012-01-01 16:56:28 | Add Comment | Post New Report

    sure - just above and especially below the boat ramp.   It can get crowded down there sometimes, too.
    The  roads south of the rifle range are now open and you can get tpo the shorlike anywhere down there. 

    We tried the "Lost Lake" a few days ago - a few small northern, and someone said a few crappie.  The 'Lake' really changed a lot since the flood - almost none of it left.
    Cannonball River - Saturday, July 16, 2011
    By: on 2011-07-16 02:38:10 | Add Comment | Post New Report
    was wondering if any of them darling eyes have made it up north in the river .. ive tried everything but no succsess at the westhope bridge. was just wondering if anybody has tried for them they got to be in there with all  the water they let through. talked to a guy in minot he said he had perch on his side walk so they had to have gotten through..

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