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name: travis
city: portage,wi
: travisn@direcway.com
Remote Name: 66.82.9.25
Date: 10/30/2003
Time: 09:07:53 PM

Devils_Lake

were can i keep tabs on the ice conditions? wanna catch some through a hole!!


name: Bull Frog
city: West Fargo
Area: Canada
: dank@facnd.com
Date: Thursday October 30, 2003
Time: 06:17:28 PM

Red_River

Was up to Selkirk last weekend Oct 25-26. The fishing is slow but nice fish are being taken. I took a 25" and lost another at the boat. If the weather holds I want to go back up and try for a few more. Where are all of the 18" to 22" fish that used to be there. Now you either get small sauger or a nice fish but nothing in between.


name: Bull Frog
city: West Fargo
Area: Canada
: dank@facnd.com
Date: Thursday October 30, 2003
Time: 06:17:26 PM

Red_River

Was up to Selkirk last weekend Oct 25-26. The fishing is slow but nice fish are being taken. I took a 25" and lost another at the boat. If the weather holds I want to go back up and try for a few more. Where are all of the 18" to 22" fish that used to be there. Now you either get small sauger or a nice fish but nothing in between.


name: Bull Frog
city: West Fargo
Area: Canada
Date: Thursday October 30, 2003
Time: 06:06:08 PM

Red_River

Was up to Selkirk last weekend Oct 25-26. The fishing is slow but nice fish are being taken. I took a 25" and lost another at the boat. If the weather holds I want to go back up and try for a few more. Where are all of the 18" to 22" fish that used to be there. Now you either get small sauger or a nice fish but nothing in between.


name: Big E
city: Grand forks
Remote Name: 165.234.186.226
Date: 10/28/2003
Time: 02:43:48 PM

Devils_Lake

Fished the the 57 Bridge last thursday (10-23) Used a slip sinker, snell with a red hook and minnow--reeled in close to 30 walleyes, most about 10 inches, lost a 4 or 5 lber at the boat--kept 5 between 12 and 15 inches for a meal. Caught another 15 or so white bass, biggest was almost 4 lbs. One 13 inch perch. Kept busy between 11 am and 4:30 pm but no size. lots of fun


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Horace
Area: Comment
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Tuesday October 28, 2003
Time: 08:35:04 AM

Red_River

Eh Canuck..Boy do I ever have a hunting/fishing buddy for you.

:)

Check your E-mail.

Ed


Name: New Hunter
City: St. Cloud, MN
: mcallister@sherbtel.net
Remote Name: 208.38.89.110
Date: Sunday October 26, 2003
Time: 11:37:24 AM

Hunting_Talk

Waterfowl hunting is a new interest for me and this year has een my first season. I have been fortunate to have been "mentored" by some very good friends and have learned alot about the hunter's code, etc. We have hunted the last few weekends around Gwinner, ND without a great amount of success. While the water is low, there is still sufficient amounts, however the birds just don't seem to be there. We have permission to hunt some private land in the vicinity, but there hasn't been much activity there. Considerable time has been spent driving and trying to gain permission on other private lands in the area with little to no success. Everywhere we ask, we seem to be getting the same responses, which are, simply put, that the lands have been leased for the season to both resident and non-resident hunters alike. This has prompted me to do some research on the resident-vs- non-resident hunting restrictions. There are lots of opinions out there on the topic. Unless I'm viewing this wrong, my understanding is that the ND govt. placed restriction to better manage the wildlife resource. Those restrictions increased the competition between resident and non-residents for hunting access to both private and public lands. That competition has led to some pretty hard feelings between some of the two factions, and on the other hand- it has created a sense of solidarity between other groups within those same two factions. The one outcome of the whole non-resident restriction issue, right or wrong, is that the farmers are profiting from this restriction and competition for hunting access to their lands. They are creating a "pay-to-hunt" economy. Now- it seems that the farmer's are not discriminatory of who they lease to. They will lease to both residents and non-redsidents alike (anyone who can pay is welcome), and they are generally against the government sanctioned restrictions as it results in restrictions on the additional money they make on the side leasing out their land to squabbling hunters. It seems the only winners in this whole situations are farmers. Forget about all the side issues which are essentially who spends money in which state and for what thing, which should gain this resident access to certain things or restrict others from the same. Those are just arguments made to try to make sense out of what we seem to be facing. I don't know the answer to the problem as it seems to have bring up two questions. One is, should the farmers be able to post up all the land and create a pay-to-hunt economy when that same land is receiving subsidies from taxpayers to start with? And the second is, should farmers have to give up an opportunity to make some secondary income from their land when times have been difficult enough? Afterall- subsidies or not, it is thier land, and as citizens of this great country, they have the right to entrepreneurship the same as anyone else. The government also gives tax breaks/subsidies to small business owners around the country, but that doesn't allow me to walk into their business and get my service for free, or to set the fee I do have to pay. You see the point I'm going for. I don't know the answer. All I do see, is that hunting in ND will still successfully happen every season for some residents and non-residents alike. Those successful hunters will share one similarity- they will have paid for the priviledge to hunt the land and to shoot their limit. The rest of us will crowd in on public lands, and while we will still enjoy seeing the sun rising and all the other experiences that go with waterfowl hunting, we will enjoy less hunting success and will be sharing fewer birds. That's my brief understanding on that topic. On a different note, has anyone been hunting the Tewaukon area around Gwinner or Foreman, ND, and if so- has it been as unsuccessful for you as it has been for us? What is your opinion on that area for the rest of the season?


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Friday October 24, 2003
Time: 08:29:05 PM

Red_River

Moose, a bull with 20 points, (11 and 9) about 42". A 338 and 7mm at the same time has a tendency to make them stop on the spot. I really want to try the greenbacks and deer (archery) but there doesn't seem to be enough time in this retirement state. Rifle (deer) starts on the 10th Nov.


name: Mike Keckeisen
city: Friendship Wis
: Murphysmasters@aol.com
Remote Name: 64.12.96.11
Date: 10/24/2003
Time: 02:14:01 PM

Devils_Lake

Allen Schlagg Contact Mike from Friendship Wis. I need info on spinners. Thanks


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Horace
Area: Comment
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Friday October 24, 2003
Time: 08:13:30 AM

Red_River

Canuck, you have been on the trail Eh?

let me guess?

How was the hunting?

Caribou, or something else "Fury" up yonder?

:D


name: Andy
city: Moorhead
Date: Thursday October 23, 2003
Time: 11:35:13 AM

Lake_Sakakawea

Does anyone know how the salmon fishing is on Sakakawea. Plan on going to the park near Pick City. Andy


name: Andy
city: Moorhead
Date: Thursday October 23, 2003
Time: 11:25:40 AM

Lake_Sakakawea

Anyone know how the salmon fishing is on Sakakawea right now. Maybe a report on the park by Pick City.

Andy


Name: Lee
City: Fargo
Remote Name: 64.21.232.36
Date: Wednesday October 22, 2003
Time: 08:36:59 PM

Hunting_Talk

hey Jeff, we North Dakotan's are getting tired of pay to hunt ideas. I think we all pay enough, so it would be nice if people such as your self would stop promoteing pay to hunt. What happens to the people who can't afford to pay to hunt whatdo we say to the kids. I think everyone should beable to enjoy hunting without the extra cost. I've seen farmers try to charge $100 to $150 per person to hunt pheasants on land that we the tax payers are already paying for.


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Wednesday October 22, 2003
Time: 01:23:24 AM

Red_River

So Brad, did U make it up to Lockport for the greenbacks??? I just got back in Manitoba and have to catch up on some house work before I can hit the water.


Name: LEE
City: Fargo
Remote Name: 64.21.232.43
Date: Monday October 20, 2003
Time: 10:16:50 PM

Hunting_Talk

I just wanted to say that i get tired of all the farmers posting up everything. We as tax payers pay for all their subsidies and look at crp, they shouldn't beable to keep us from hunting. As a hunter i respect the land and the land owners but i'm just a little fed up with the farmers. I'm wondering if the IRS should take a look at what some farmers are chargeing to hunt pheasants. I think that out of staters are a big part of this problem too. Only the rich will beable to hunt this is my opinion


Name: JOE
City: HORTONVILLE, WI
Remote Name: 152.163.252.66
Date: Monday October 13, 2003
Time: 01:36:25 PM

Hunting_Talk

I am coming into Fesenden on Fri Oct 17'th, and am looking for any tips on getting into the geese in the area, this is my fourth year out and I have not been able to get into them very good, "THANK YOU" in advance for any help...


Name: Tyler
City: Minot
Remote Name: 216.221.118.184
Date: Sunday October 12, 2003
Time: 03:01:39 PM

Hunting_Talk

I was hunting near the Upper Souris Indian Refuge and saw a few big whitetails and a couple big Mule deer bucks so if thats where your hunting stay there.


Name: Tyler
City: Minot
Remote Name: 216.221.118.184
Date: Sunday October 12, 2003
Time: 02:59:13 PM

Hunting_Talk

If anybody is wondering where to hunt near the Upper Souris Indian Refuge there are a few HUGE mule deer bucks up there. We stalked one for 5 days and we lost him in the River Botton. so if your lookin for big bucks thats where you wanna be.


name: Fishless
city: Larimore ND
Remote Name: 205.235.215.4
Date: 10/11/2003
Time: 04:52:19 PM

Devils_Lake

Fished twice this past week at East Bay and Woods Rutten areas. Alot of fish on the screen, none in the live well. I think they've got lock jaw. Sure was nice on the water though.


Name: mike
City: wisconsin
Remote Name: 206.176.202.125
Date: Thursday October 09, 2003
Time: 06:46:14 PM

Hunting_Talk

i hunted in north dakota 2 years ago and was thinking about going back this year bow hunting whitetail and was wondering if anyone knew a rancher that had cabins and offered hunts for under 1000.00 for 5 to 7 days in good whitetail areas


Name: mike
City: wisconsin
Remote Name: 206.176.202.125
Date: Thursday October 09, 2003
Time: 06:38:35 PM

Hunting_Talk

i hunted in north dakota 2 years ago and was thinking about going back this year bow hunting whitetail and was wondering if anyone knew a rancher that had cabins and offered hunts for under 1000.00 for 5 to 7 days in good whitetail areas


name: Husty
city: Hustisford Wis
: neckbones@nconnect.net
Remote Name: 66.84.171.162
Date: 10/07/2003
Time: 06:46:23 AM

Devils_Lake

Brett,

Nice Report. I just got this thing up and running. Would you let me know when the water is hard enough to use a 4wheeler. Hopefully near the middle of November. Thanks Husty


Name: Jaimie
City: Bethel, AK
: jaimiekass@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 209.161.170.82
Date: Tuesday October 07, 2003
Time: 02:06:08 AM

Hunting_Talk

Just found this site. I am so excited about hunting in ND this fall I was looking for some info. I did notice alot of discussion between resident and non-residents. I have been both as I grew up in ND. First, I think the prices for NR are quit reasonalbe. Compare with other state, like Alaska. Here you must have a guide for many spieces. And the tags are much higher. Second, access to land isn't nearly as bad as some people say, try Washington state or Colorado. I have pleanty of family owned land to hunt on but two year ago (the last time I was back) I had great success on WMP's. I was also treated very well by many land owners. I found that by taking a little time talking to the owners, instead of asking and running to the field, goes a long way to building a long lasting relationship. Currently many NR hunters hunt my family's land. Some have been comming for several years. My relatives actualy look forward to meeting these people. One last note; I also bring some salmon and wild game from where I live to share and invite them to give me a call if they are ever in Alaska, I'll be glad to help them weather fishing, hunting, or just on vacation.

Good hunting to everyone! Jaimie


name: Brad
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Sunday October 05, 2003
Time: 11:19:41 PM

Red_River

Dan,

Congratulations!! Give Jayson at Artistic Wildlife Taxidermy a call. He has done some really nice work for me and I'm sure you will be happy.


name: Dan
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
: daniel_krippes@und.edu
Date: Sunday October 05, 2003
Time: 09:35:04 PM

Red_River

Awful nice day out there today and the fish took advantage. Two nice cats about 5lb and 15lb (released), both on cut-bait. And three walleye, again on cutbait. The first walleye was small, 14in., and came on my cat rod. Thinking it was a fluke I kept trying for catfish. Next came a 19in. walleye, so I figured it might be time to soak some live sucker minnows on the walleye rod. That produced absolutely nothing. So on a whim I decide to put a piece of cut sucker on the walleye rig, after all they were hitting the catfish bait. Just minutes later I managed to land a 30in. walleye, my new personal best (all walleyes were released). Does anyone know a good replica taxidermist?


Name: Mallard
City: North Dakota
Remote Name: 144.232.188.70
Date: Thursday October 02, 2003
Time: 05:30:42 PM

Hunting_Talk

Jeff from California,

You made some off the wall statement referring to how North Dakotan's don't realize the economic impact that out of state hunters have and that there wouldn't be an economy in ND if it weren't for out of state hunters. First of all, we do realize the economic impact, and although the impact is great and much needed in most rural communities the fact remains that the future of waterfowl hunting is in jeopardy if the influx of out of state hunters continues. Second, North Dakotans never have and never will rely on California for anything. In reality, California as well as many other states rely on ND and midwestern states for the food they eat each day.

I was born and raised in the wheatfields of ND chasing mallards for 25 years. I have recently moved to Minnesota and I am now a non-resident (techincally) although ND will always be my home and I plan to return in a few years. in the meantime I return 7 or 8 times a year to help my father in law with planting and harvest, and twice a year to duck hunt. I abide by all the new regulations for non-residents and feel that residents of ND should have the last word when protecting our greatest resource.


name: Ed Carlson
city: Horace
Area: Fargo
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Sunday September 28, 2003
Time: 06:32:24 AM

Red_River

Central & Headwaters region Red River of the North

Fishing has been a bit slow the past week more then likely a period of adjustment with the falling water temps.

Hit and miss best describes the action this week. Some on jigs and minnows, some on cranks, very few on anything really. For those with a bit more patience then myself, bait soaking 4-6" white-sucker or Redtail Chubs produced a few walleye on the Headwaters section. Frogs continue to produce for the channel catfish and a few walleye. If we see another substantial shot of rain I anticipate the big frog run to commence and the fish should be ready to fill up on them as they hit the water.

October as a rule is "Big Fish" time on the regions rivers and lakes. We should see some interesting action over the next 3-4 weeks. This is the time of year when the shore angler has in my opinion an advantage over boats. Fish move shallow to feed heavy at dusk and after and the stealthy angler gets the best shot at that sumo wall-hanger of a lifetime. Most of my personal best walleye have came from less then 4' of water in the fall and during low light periods.

Late in the fall almost winter I often see the late to mid afternoon bite the best. I think them walleye like a little sun on their backs? The shallows warm slightly and baitfish move in tight, so that is the big draw for walleye. Food and security is the 2 big things to walleye, food being the biggest driving influence.

Enjoy the days and nights ahead, dress for success, keep them hooks sharp, practice "Selective Harvest", and take a kid fishing.

Good hunting/fishing to all...and be safe!

Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson Backwater Guiding


name: Stu McKay
city: Lockport, mb
Area: Canada
: redcats@mts.net
Date: Saturday September 27, 2003
Time: 02:15:24 PM

Red_River

The Fall Run is underway!

The fall walleye run appears to be finally hear on the Lower Red. Over the past few days as well as today there's been some nice double figure fish recorded! Like I've been forecasting all along, that once the water temps begin to fall the activity of walleye will increase. This seems to be the case. Last week the water temperature was in the low sixties, today it's sitting at fifty two degree's......... This coming week should prove very interesting here on the Red!

Fish "HARD" Forever!


name: Stu McKay
city: Lockport, mb
Area: Canada
: redcats@mts.net
Date: Saturday September 27, 2003
Time: 02:15:13 PM

Red_River

The Fall Run is underway!

The fall walleye run appears to be finally hear on the Lower Red. Over the past few days as well as today there's been some nice double figure fish recorded! Like I've been forecasting all along, that once the water temps begin to fall the activity of walleye will increase. This seems to be the case. Last week the water temperature was in the low sixties, today it's sitting at fifty two degree's......... This coming week should prove very interesting here on the Red!

Fish "HARD" Forever!


name: Ray
city: wisconsin
Area: Pembina
Date: Friday September 26, 2003
Time: 09:15:01 PM

Red_River

Im from Wisconsin and going to visit grampa in emerson oct 2nd and wondering if fishing would be good then. Was up there labor day and my son caught and 8lb walleye and i caught one 12lb catfish and about 60 goldeyes.Were leaving wednesday morning early and hope weather is going to be good and fish are still biting. Are the goldeyes still going to bite and are the walleyes going to bite better now. Any comments would be appreciated.I probably could also fish in pembina,just wondering if anyone ever fishes there. Thanks RAY


name: Ray
city: wisconsin
Area: Pembina
Date: Friday September 26, 2003
Time: 09:03:00 PM

Red_River

Am interested on going to emerson to see my grampa wondering if fishing first week in october would be good there.Was there on labor day and my son caught a 8lb walleye and i caught one 12lb catfish.Also caught about 60 goldeyes. Was hoping fishing would be good first week in october.I could also fish in pembina north dakota across border. Are the goldeyes still biting and would the walleyes bite better now. Any replies would be appreciated. Thanks Ray.


name: Ed Carlson
city: Fargo
Area: Fargo
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Thursday September 25, 2003
Time: 06:43:00 AM

Red_River

The past few days of searching for walleye have been slow with a big S.

The water temp is falling quickly with the big change in the air temp, so that may be it? We may be in for a bit of a period of adaptation to the new climate before we see a better bite again, yup, that's guess work.

I often have seen these periods of change in fall where the temps stall then stir a bit. So we may be in for a better bite by the weekend if things compensate quickly.

River levels are still low but I don't think that is the deal, they adapt to that quickly enough. Forage is likely the key, as always. Shifts in preferences of forage often dictates location in fall. Plume's of shiners that were schooled up at the dams are now backing off and the walleye tend to fallow food.

The slow bite as of late is not restricted to just the walleye, for me anyway. Not much of anything is feeding very well. So that again leads me to think it is climate related and will stabilize in time.

Good time to get that fall fuel stabilizer mixed up in the boat fuel, pack some warmer gear, waterproof the boots, swap out some cat rods for walleye rods, double check electrical systems, just plain get stuff ready for some cooler weather.

Fall is my favorite time of year for trophy fish, the big girls come out to play Eh......I can dig it! Slow spells are common, fallowed by hot bites, so all will balance out in the end.

Bring it on! :)

Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson

 

701-281-2300


name: Stoney
city: Winnipeg
Area: Canada
: alembury@shaw.ca
Date: Wednesday September 24, 2003
Time: 03:15:27 AM

Red_River

I went down to the floodway gates on Sunday morning. The river was low and flowing abnormally slow. I started fishing on a drop off 40 metres downstream from the gates. I had no luck so I trecked over to the rock pile and casted my floresent green, rattle headed jig tipped with a Lake Winnipeg shiner between the gates and in a few seconds my rod tip started to bend to the rocks. It was a six pound bastard of a walleye.

Later I caught a 10 pound, 28 inch Walleye, a couple cats & bullheads, a rock bass and a 29 inch, 5 pound Northern Pike.


name: Rick
city: Fargo
: fsholbr@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday September 23, 2003
Time: 10:21:57 PM

Lake_Sakakawea

salmon are in rodeo Bay. Egg sacks or spinners are working well. Even dry flies would probasbly work since the fish are rising just like trout.

Tight lines,

Rick


name: Lee Limbach
city: Fremont Nebraska
Area: Grand Forks
: Leegofish@msn.com
Date: Tuesday September 23, 2003
Time: 03:28:56 PM

Red_River

Howdy; Last weekend abuddy and I went to Grand Forks and did a little fishing. We cought our limit of eaters (3 to9 lbs) during the day. At night we cought and released 6 35" cats, 15 to 20 lbs. We had a ball.Thanks to all the friendly people in Grand forks. The river is great! Keep a tight line. Lee and Don from Nebraska!


name: Stu McKay
city: Lockport, mb
Area: Canada
: redcats@mts.net
Date: Tuesday September 23, 2003
Time: 11:04:09 AM

Red_River

EIGHT TONS OF CATS!

The channel cat season is drawing closer to yet another conclusion here on the lower Red. What a year it has been! The only glitch in the entire season took place during the heat wave back in August. During this time the cats were very layed back and were reluctant to feed. Once September rolled around the outlook appeared much brighter as the cats quickly got on the prowl again. Over the past four days a group of nine from Nebraska caught and released, "eight hundred and eleven channels", no it's not a typo, their total was 811 cats! The average weight of these fish would have been in the neighborhood of just over twenty pounds. This would make the total weight somewhere around sixteen thousand, two hundred and twenty pounds, that's 16,220 pounds!

Now you have to admit that's one heck 'ava fishing trip! I can't honestly think of "any" other freshwater angling destination on the planet where this feat could be equalled.......

Special thanks to the guys from Nebraska and also to the four guides that made their trip of a lifetime possible.

Now let's go and checkout the walleye situation........

Fish "HARD" Forever!


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Fargo
Area: Fargo
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Monday September 22, 2003
Time: 09:08:10 AM

Red_River

Bait soaking will produce walleye, and snags. Jigs will produce walleye, and snags. Cranks will produce walleye, and snags.

More often then not, walleye are in or near snags, so terminal tackle is a good phrase to get used to when hunting walleye on rivers.

The trick is to work the appropriate bait presentation in the appropriate areas. Cranks will not be effective everywhere, nor will jigs or rigs, so you need to feel the area out to get the best option rolling.

I do well with cranks this time of year. Shallow running minnow bait style Crankbaits. My second best producer is bulky plastics rigged on weed-guard protected jigs. I do not drag live baits with tell the water temp hits the lower 50's and the fish become more neutral.

To each their own, I have less patience then most maybe? I like to hit and run and find active fish and not wait for them to find me.

Walleye are definitely on the hunt in September through early November, they need to build up winter stores of energy. For that reason I use a seek and go find approach in fall. It has always proved the best producer for me.


name: Dan
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
: daniel_krippes@und.edu
Date: Monday September 22, 2003
Time: 12:37:12 AM

Red_River

On Saturday caught (and released) eight cats with the biggest topping out at a massive 40in.. Sure hope the bite will hold just a little longer. Also lost a big pike, about 32in.. I've been hearing alot about a walleye bite starting soon, is that for real? And if so do they run in Grand Forks too? What techniques work best? I fish from shore and most areas I fish are too snaggy for jigs. Any help is greatly appreciated.


name: Jim
city: Fargo
Area: Comment
: eagle7116@cableone.net
Date: Monday September 22, 2003
Time: 12:23:46 AM

Red_River

Saturday evening up to dark worked the south dam in Fargo. Cats are getting warmer. Picked up a 5.3 lber for dinner, and sent a 14.4 on her way. Missed a few hogs, but the walleyes haven't shown up yet....shouldn't be long now and we'll need reservations for a piece of shoreline. Happy times on the Red are soon coming!!!


name: Paul
city: Fargo
Area: Fargo
Date: Saturday September 20, 2003
Time: 11:44:02 PM

Red_River

I am new to fishing in the Red River, and am wondering if any type of artificial lures work well on fish such as walleye, northern, or bass in the Red. If so, what kinds work the best. Thanks in advance for any help.


name: The Red
city: Mayville
lake_river: comment
Date: 09/20/2003
Time: 01:34:24 PM

Small_Lakes

Josh,

Fishing the river can be tricky. You have to use the right set that is key. What I use depends on my bait but in general it is a two piece set up with a hook on a leader (12 inch) tied about a foot from the end of your line. Then at the end of the line tie a on your sinker. What I have found works best is medium suckers either cut in half or belly cut (this is to allow for scent). Frogs also have been productive. good luck


name: Steve Lord
city: Monticello, GA
: sdlord@bellsouth.net
Date: Friday September 19, 2003
Time: 10:46:52 PM

Hot_Topics

Looking at taking a job with the Air Force at Grand Forks AFB. Iím originally from Up-State, NY and am looking for some spots near the AFB or Grand Forks to Fly Fish!! Drop me a line if you have some info, always enjoy chatting about the sport. sdlord@bellsouth.net


name: Steve Lord
city: Monticello, GA
: sdlord@bellsouth.net
Date: Friday September 19, 2003
Time: 10:46:12 PM

Hot_Topics

Looking at taking a job with the Air Force at Grand Forks AFB. Iím originally from Up-State, NY and am looking for some spots near the AFB or Grand Forks to Fly Fish!! Drop me a line if you have some info, always enjoy chatting about the sport. sdlord@bellsouth.net


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Fargo
Area: Wahpeton
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2003
Time: 02:43:25 AM

Red_River

Jim with the water at these levels you will find the going very tough if not imposable near Wahpeton to up to Fargo ND. Bring extra props for sure if you try.

The section above the Mid-Town Dam in Fargo is runnable with a rig your size. After that you will need to head farther North to Grand Forks and work the Red from the EGF Launch to the South. You may find a launch site closer if your adventurous, but do not expect ramps below any of the dams to be of much use to you right now.

Wherever you do try, be prepared for complications!

Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson 


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Horace
Area: Other area
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2003
Time: 02:34:10 AM

Red_River

Kris It really doesn't matter where I fish, fish the pattern as it applies to your waters.

Try looking up into the tributary rivers that have any flow at all right now. Then search out the drainage ditch areas that feed the rivers/tributaries. Many times these areas are hot at night and are very shallow, like 1-3'. These prime frog migration routs will be the spot on the spot for frog run fall walleye. ;)

Fish the fish that are ready to eat...yup..yup!

:D

GO Fish!

~~~~~><,sUMo,>

Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson


name: Kris Moen
city: Gilby
Area: Other area
: moener25@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2003
Time: 12:27:58 AM

Red_River

Backwater Eddy, What portions of the Red in Central ND are you fishing?? I am from the northern RRV and usually fish a couple of confluences up north (turtle and forest rivers) Any ideas on what I should be using this time of year for the walleys?? Should I stick with cranks and powerbait, or should I go and buy some live bait?? I will be trying for the first time in awhile there this weekend and will definitely let you know.


name: Tightline
city: Northwood
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2003
Time: 01:47:56 PM

Lake_Laretta

Won't be long and we'll have ice again.


name: Jim Hoffman
city: Alexandria
Area: Wahpeton
: jhoff0989@aol.com
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2003
Time: 09:25:00 AM

Red_River

I have not yet tried cat fishing but am very interested in giving it a try. Does anyone launch a boat in Wahpeton? Woudl I be better off driving up to Fargo with the low water?. I have a 14 foot jon boat with a 25 hp outboard. Is the water high enough or will a rookie river rat get in trouble. Where is the access in fargo? Appreciate any help I can get.


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Horace
Area: Fargo
: backwtr1@msn.com
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2003
Time: 07:52:12 AM

Red_River

This past couple of days the walleye have begun to turn on in the central Red. Cats are good yet if you spend the time and look for active fish.

The walleye are big but not numerous so far. Yesterday in one location I pulled 2 over 29" (C&R) on weedless Super Do Jigs, shads, and grubs in less then a half hour. I have not taken to toting live baits like minnows with yet. I likely will not tell the water temp drops into the mid 50's either.

Cranks have been very good on SM Bass and walleye at night. Keep them shallow and close to structure, and slow. For numbers this has been the best so far for me.

The best is yet to come but...we are headed in the right direstion...Yup...yup!

Ed Carlson

"Backwater Guiding"
 701-281-2300


name: Dan
city: grand forks
Area: Grand Forks
: daniel_krippes@und.edu
Date: Sunday September 14, 2003
Time: 09:17:43 PM

Red_River

Got absolutely skunked on cats today, friday I caught (and of course released) a behemoth of 38in., in the weeks before I caught several in the 5-15lb. class. But, none today. Does anyone know if it is already too cold, or will the cat bite hold for just a little longer? I did see a boat (I fish from shore) pull up to snag and catch and release some big cats. Is that the key for colder water, probe the snags? (I usually fish deep holes near fast water) Despite not scratching any cats I did manage to catch six pike from 15-31in. So not a bad day all-in-all.


Name: Resident
City: ND
Remote Name: 216.221.107.100
Date: Sunday September 14, 2003
Time: 12:13:21 PM

Hunting_Talk

Tom

Let me thank you on behalf of our DEPRESSED STATE for you gracing us with your presence. I do not know how we could survive without you.


Name: Reid garrison
City: Oakes
: rgarrison@valspar.com
Remote Name: 207.250.144.4
Date: Friday September 12, 2003
Time: 03:42:34 PM

Hunting_Talk

Can anyone tell me if there are any pay to shoot areas near Oakes? My wife and I purchased a small farmstead outside of Oakes and were taking care of my father inlaw who is living there. We plan to retire there in a few years but we are non - residents at this point. Within 8 miles of our place there are a few plots but I really don't want to sleep in my truck to enjoy a day with my wife and dogs ( this is our first year ). I love ND and I'm working with the NRCS to plant natural ND seed throughout the property. We have pheasants around our property but it doesn't take long for a dog to work a small farm.

Thank you


name: Reid garrison
city: Oakes
: rgarrison@valspar .com
Date: Friday September 12, 2003
Time: 02:55:27 PM

Hot_Topics

Can anyone tell me if there are any pay to shoot areas near Oakes? My wife and I purchased a small farmstead outside of Oakes and were taking care of my father inlaw who is living there. We plan to retire there in a few years but we are non - residents at this point. Within 8 miles of our place there are a few plots but I really don't want to sleep in my truck to enjoy a day with my wife and dogs ( this is our first year ). I love ND and I'm working with the NRCS to plant natural ND seed throughout the property. We have pheasants around our property but it doesn't take long for a dog to work a small farm.

Thank you

 


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