Ice is off most of the river north of the North Fargo dam. Just wondering if anyone's been out looking for cats yet, or shore fishing at all for that matter?
Red River (North)
Formed by the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers in the United States, it flows northward through the Red River Valley and forms the border between the U.S. states of Minnesota and North Dakota before continuing into Manitoba, Canada. At
Went out at 6pm. Got back at 11:30. No bites until 10 o'clock. Then the catfishing was fast and furious. 1 15 incher, 3lber, 5lber, and an 8lber. Cut goldeye seemed to work pretty good. All in all fun night. Fish fry tomorrow!! Oh, goldeye are biting like crazy on a bobber and nightcrawlers.
Fished the Red River on 5 May, Used cut Sukers for bait, fished a lot of differnt structure and water. Cats were beign very picky, not hammering the baits. Finnaly found then on the edge of the current, got a few kitties, with a 19lb and 17lb as the tops for the day. Also got one sheepshead...
Jigs and a minnow green seemed best. Boated 10 or so nice walleyes.
One 9lb and one 18lb catfish no walleyes and the water temp was 37.9
lemme try and resurect this forum. ive been out twice so far this year. didnt get skunked either time. nothing huge. between the two trips (last sunday and tuesday) we caught sheephead, carp, one 2lb cat(delicious), and abunch of 8-10 inch kittens. waters pretty low slow and cold. hopefully in the next couple weeks thing will improve. We used crawlers. The second trip out i used the last of my crawlers. once they were gone i switched to cutbait and didnt get a bite. dont let that discourage you. A friend of mine caught a nice cat on cut goldeye so maybe there's hope. good luck all!
Has anyone been ice fishing the red river in or near fargo or had any ice thickness reports? Any info would be great thanks.
caught 4 good cats, a couple goldeye, and a hillary fish...i mean bullhead. they only wanted frogs. bite started around 5pm
Took my son out over the Labor Day weekend and we hauled in 3 nice cats. They were somewhere between 25 and 30 inchies. If I had to guess the largest of the fish was about 10 Lbs. Also caught half a dozen smaller cats. Caught all of them on chicken liver sprinkled with garlic to add a little more stink. We release the three bigger cats, so hopefully someone else can enjoy caughting them as well.