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name: Blake
city: Badger MN
Area: Comment
: blakerinde@hotmail.com
Date: Friday August 15, 2003
Time: 02:07:53 PM

Red_River

I went fishing on the red river on thursday night 9 miles west of hallock MN and i didnt catch much. I caught 6 cats (all of them were under a pound),2 goldeye and a sucker. I had about a 6 pound walleye up to shore and it let go. I might go try a new spot tonight.Anybody been fishing where i was? If anybody has please tell me how you have been doing.


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Fargo
Area: Grand Forks
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Friday August 15, 2003
Time: 02:04:38 PM

Red_River

What are the boat ramps like now in the GF and East GF area as of today?

Will they be a problem come this Sunday if the river falls even more?

If you have any new reports on the condition of the ramps please post or e-mail it to me.

Thanks all!

Ed


name: Scott McNamee
city: grand forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Wednesday August 13, 2003
Time: 06:08:26 PM

Red_River

I thought I should submit a report:

the fishing on the red river is excellent especially in the evening, the river is quite low at this point in time

It's an excellent time to get out onto the river and look for the those deadheads that tend to do damage to the boats in the summertime.

If you are launching from the north ramp in grand forks, please be aware of the water is only about a foot deep at the first bend going north.

I've been fishing up by the dam,the fish seem to be stacked up there. I caught a nice walleye on Sunday.

Please come on down to our red river fishing seminar on Thursday evening at 6:30. August 14th.


name: Jason
city: Wpg
Area: Comment
Date: Monday August 11, 2003
Time: 01:51:29 AM

Red_River

Canuck, We had a great time. We were on the river on Friday at 6pm. It was slow untill the sunset, but when midnight hit did the cats ever turn on. You were right about the frogs. We just went to Selkirk park to catch them, slim pickin's though, the whole marsh there is dried up, but we scrounged up enough with some effort. Thanks for the push in the right direction!!!!!!!


name: Scott McNamee
city: Grand Forks
Area: Comment
Date: Sunday August 10, 2003
Time: 05:17:05 PM

Red_River

Well that's great!

I'm sure that they had a great time.

Glad you like the anchor and the picture. We sure had a great time in Winnipeg Fishing with you.

The water is quite low here, also. Skag hit bottom on the first bend on Saturday so stayed by the dam. Fishing is great in the evening I hear. With midnight being the hot bite.

Good luck!


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Sunday August 10, 2003
Time: 04:54:24 PM

Red_River

Scott: look out you are going to get the raz. The two Brads I believe had a good time with Brad getting his trip best on Sunday afternoon. It was a little kitty, 37 3/4" and then a 36". Frogs were the bait of choice and this was in the middle of the hot day.

The kitties are really hitting the frogs right now with suckers the next choice. The flow is down but enough for the kitties. Don't let the hot days discourage anybody from trying the kitties.

ps: Thanks for the anchor and the framed picture that U Boys won is VERY much appreciated. I owe U all a greenback trip.


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Thursday August 07, 2003
Time: 07:14:51 AM

Red_River

Jason of the Peg: I personally would fish like U said away from the main current during the nite fish. That area on the west side between the launch and the dam is always good. Also I would try the area about between the first set of wires and the floodway. Good Luck. ps: I have found the kitties seeming to be turning to frogs as their preference of bait.


name: Jason from the 'Peg
city: WPG
Area: Canada
Date: Tuesday August 05, 2003
Time: 08:41:07 PM

Red_River

Will be hittin Lockport this weekend. Plan on only going out in the late evening and late into the night. In the past we have generally stayed up by Selkirk when it gets dark. The cats are great there at night, would it be more productive to plant ourselves up by the damn in the dark?

We generally stay out of the heavy current by the Locks, and stick to the calmer area on the west side. Any advise on night fishing for a few us? Thanks! Jason


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Fargo
Area: Grand Forks
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Tuesday August 05, 2003
Time: 12:32:49 AM

Red_River

2003 CATS INCREDIBLE RESULTS (By total weight)

1. Larry Barrow, Lincoln, Neb., and Michael Horken, East Grand Forks, 89 pounds, 10 fish, $4,000.

2. Marv Feltman, Grand Forks and Shane Feltman, Grand Forks, 73.81 pounds, 10 fish, $2,500.3. Mark Hartman, Belle Plaine, Minn. and Dean Opatz, Jordan, Minn., 72.16 pounds, 10 fish, $2,000.

4. Todd Skyberg, Bemidji and Jim Corbid, East Grand Forks, 71.02 pounds, 10 fish, $1,000.

5. Todd Benson, Grand Forks and Greg Sand, Andover, Minn., 70.38 pounds, 10 fish, $750.

6. Dave Clement, East Grand Forks and Casey Clement, East Grand Forks, 67.41 pounds, 10 fish, $650.

7. Larry Yowell, Kirksville, Mo. and Jimmy Yowell, Chillicothe, Mo., 64.98 pounds, 9 fish, $550. Kris Newman, Grand Forks and Brian Stennes, Grand Forks, 63.79 pounds, 9 fish, $500.

9. Lynn Dalen, Grand Forks and Don Oster, Grand Forks, 63.78 pounds, 7 fish, $450.

10. Gary Mounce, Nebraska City, Neb., and Bonnie Mounce, Nebraska City, Neb., 62.88 pounds, 9 fish, $400.

11. Phillip Jeffery, East Grand Forks and Jason Kalt, East Grand Forks, 60.93 pounds, 9 fish, $350.

12. Raymond Lee, Grand Forks and Eric Thompson, East Grand Forks, 60.51 pounds, 10 fish, $300.

13. James Benson, East Grand Forks and Brian Rud, Grand Forks, 59.63 pounds, 6 fish, $275.

14. David West, Warren, Minn., and Joshua West, Warren, Minn., 59.52 pounds, 8 fish, $250.

15. Darrell Carter, Jefferson, S.D. and Matthew Carter, Jefferson, S.D., 59.01 pounds, 10 fish, $200.

16. Darrell Utzinger, East Grand Forks and Jeff Twomey, St. Paul, 58.98 pounds, 8 fish, $200.

17. Scott Enright, East Grand Forks and Terry Hecht, East Grand Forks, 58.77 pounds, 8 fish, $200.

18. Greg Nordrum, Grand Forks and Jamie Lembke, Grand Forks, 58.61 pounds, 9 fish, $200.

19. Mike Clement, Grand Forks and Norm Block, Lincoln, Neb., 57.61 pounds, 10 fish, $200.

20. Michael Hedlund, East Grand Forks and Paul Hedlund, Maple Grove, Minn., 57.07 pounds, 10 fish, $200.

21. Brian Nelson, East Grand Forks and Jim Rood, Grand Forks, 55.52 pounds, 7 fish, $200.

22. Rob Horken, East Grand Forks and Greg Stennes, East Grand Forks, 55.51 pounds, 8 fish, $200.

23. Michael Bruggeman, Erskine, Minn., and Andrew Bruggeman, Erskine, Minn., 55.45 pounds, 8 fish, $200.

24. Tom Walters, Nebraska City, Neb., and Roger Rice, Nebraska City, Neb., 55.27 pounds, 7 fish, $200.

25. Merle Hoverson, East Grand Forks and Jeff Zak, East Grand Forks, 54.79 pounds, 10 fish, $200.

26. Jesse Weber, East Grand Forks and Troy Weber, East Grand Forks, 54.70 pounds, 10 fish, $150.

27. Bradley Nelson, Drayton, N.D. and David L Nelson, Moorhead, 54.34 pounds, 7 fish, $150.

28. Bethany Bolles, Grand Forks and John Gallagher, Grand Forks, 53.95 pounds, 10 fish, $150.

29. Jim Minion, Henning, Minn., and Scott Bultman, Fulda, Minn., 53.76 pounds, 10 fish, $125.30. Larry Dorsch, Auburn, Neb. and Tim Hager, Auburn, Neb., 53.70 pounds, 8 fish, $125.

31. Ken Cremers, Grand Forks and Greg Cremers, East Grand Forks, 53.58 pounds, 10 fish, $125.

32. Kolby Hollands, Grand Forks and Kent Hollands, Grand Forks, 53.17 pounds, 10 fish, $100.

33. Richard G Pratt, Lincoln, Neb. and Patrick Boley, Lincoln, Neb., 53.11 pounds, 7 fish, $100.

34. Perry Gagnon, Grand Forks and Alfred Gagnon, Grand Forks,53.09 pounds, 5 fish, $100.

35. Ole Nowatzki, Langdon, N.D. and Darrin Abernathey, Grand Forks, 52.89 pounds, 8 fish, $50.

'Big Bud' winners

Heaviest Fish: 24.99 pounds, caught on Saturday by Lynn Dalen & Don Oster, both of Grand Forks, ND. They broke the tournament record of 23.02 pounds, set in 2001 by Jim Benson and Brian Rud. Dalen & Oster were awarded $1,000 cash.

2nd Heaviest Fish: 20.28 pounds, caught on Sunday by Larry Barrow (Lincoln NE) and Michael Horken (East Grand Forks). They were awarded $500 cash.

------------------ Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson

Backwater Guiding "ED on the RED" 701-281-2300 backwtr1@msn.com

"Piggy's are my business, and business is good"

~ ~ ~ ><,sUMo,>


name: Stolts
city: Minto
Area: Comment
: stolts_69@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 04, 2003
Time: 11:44:49 PM

Red_River

There was a 30lb catfish caught and released north of Oslo today. The same group of fisherman caught and released 5 over 20lbs yesterday. Fishing has been the best I have ever seen it.


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
: jstinson@mb.sympatico.ca
Date: Monday August 04, 2003
Time: 09:29:58 PM

Red_River

Scott: There are lots of goldeyes up the dam, should only take U 15 min to get your 10 but I personally found the kitties seem like Stu is saying are turning to frogs. Sugguest U picked up a couple doz before coming up as there are NONE in the floodway but lots in a few other locations close by but I think U would be wise to bring some.

Good Luck and we may see U on land as I have a wedding on Sat. Give me a shout on my if U need other areas for frogs.


name: Scoot
city: Fargo
Area: Comment
Date: Monday August 04, 2003
Time: 02:43:39 PM

Red_River

Stu,

We'll be up this coming Friday. I mentioned before we'd be bringing our clubs along, but I'm not sure we'll be able to get out and use them (quick trip this year). If we do play, though, I'll be giving you a hollar to see if you want to join in. Scoot


name: Stu McKay
city: Lockport, mb
Area: Canada
: redcats@mts.net
Date: Sunday August 03, 2003
Time: 01:11:52 PM

Red_River

Hey Ed,

I see by your latest post that they're on the feed........that's great to hear! I tell you what catching cats closing in on 20 #'s is awesome no matter where they're coming from! Things remain the same here, loads of cats both at the dam and down river as well. Frogs are starting to produce well and fresh goldeye is also still in demand. This season literally flying by us, before you know the fall walleye run will be hear. I've got high expectations for this years run mainly because were due for a strong showing. The last couple of years has been poor by the rivers standards so maybe she'll get back on track....time will tell.

Fish "Hard" Forever!

Stu


name: Ed Carlson
city: Fargo
Area: Fargo
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Sunday August 03, 2003
Time: 07:08:14 AM

Red_River

The Kitty's are on the chew here on the Central Red, the whole Red River really. I had a client out yesterday and he C&R 7 cats that alone totaled 137 pounds.

Friday we did just about as well, a few over 17# and a 19# with an assortment of Bambie Kitty's. We keep 5 channel cats 19-22" for the table, the rest go back to get bigger and meaner.

The weather is sweet, the company is good, and the fishing is great, what else could a guy ask for?

><,sUMo,> ------------------ Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson 

<>backwtr1@msn.com</>


name: dan
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Thursday July 31, 2003
Time: 06:06:03 PM

Red_River

Went catfishing on the red river last night and caught 4 nice cats weighing from 2.5 to 8.5 not a bad night hope every body has good luck at the cats incredible fishing tournement saturday.Goodluck.


name: dan
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Thursday July 31, 2003
Time: 06:00:48 PM

Red_River

Went catfishing on the red last night and caught 4 nice cats weighing from 2.5 to 8.5 not a bad night hope every body has good luck at the cats incredible fishing tournement saturday.Goodluck.


name: Jay D
city: Grand Forks
Area: Comment
Date: Tuesday July 29, 2003
Time: 11:43:24 PM

Red_River

We just got back from fishing at lockport Stu Mckay's cats on the red, and the fishing was incredible.We caught so many fish that we lost track, and the size of the fish were all huge. The largest was 25.9pounds 38 inches,and the majority of the fish were around that 20# mark. We did some night fishing and it was awsome, one hole produced 14 fish that were 20# or better never have I caught big fish like that before. The fish were biting really good at the locks you'd look over at a boat with four people in it and all four people would have fish on. can't wait to get back up there.


name: Stolts
city: Minto
Area: Other area
: stolts_69@yahoo.com
Date: Monday July 28, 2003
Time: 08:08:30 PM

Red_River

I caught a 24lb cat in the Oslo tournament. Didnt win the tourney but a had a good time. Winning team came in with 46lbs,


name: first timer
city: fertile, mn
Area: Other area
Date: Sunday July 27, 2003
Time: 04:11:28 PM

Red_River

Thank you for the information J J. Now if I dont catch any cats I have someone else to blame.

Thanks again and good luck!


name: JJ Fjeld
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
: win4win@aol.com
Date: Sunday July 27, 2003
Time: 11:06:48 AM

Red_River

Went out for a few hours last night. Got a good bite right before/just after dark on the edge of the channel. Ended up with 8 cats from 4 lbs to 13 lbs, one 4 lb sheepshead and 3 lost fish. Saw a nice 15-18 lb cat taken just down river. As a newbie to the area I am amazed at the rate the river keeps dropping. Makes me afraid to see at what rate it rises.

The bite is still on....hope it holds for you tournament guys through next weekend!

Good Luck! JJ



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