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name: Stu McKay
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Friday September 17, 2004
Time: 10:32:11 AM

Red_River

It had been a bit slower over the weekend I'm not sure why? However the bite has really picked up once again, yesterday one of my top guys ended up boating "fifty" on the day! No out of the ordinary pattern he simply kept moving in order to find the active ones.

FISH HARD/GOLF HARD


name: Katfish
city: Grand Forks
Area: Canada
Date: Friday September 17, 2004
Time: 09:36:53 AM

Red_River

Brad, I was up at Lockport last weekend. To put it bluntly, the fishing was slow. Two of us caught 10 fish from Saturday afternoon through Sunday. I talked to several other folks fishing as well and they caught even fewer than we did. The size was great (several 20+), but it was slow and I'm an experienced catfisherman.


name: Brad
city: GFK
Area: Comment
Date: Wednesday September 15, 2004
Time: 04:25:14 PM

Red_River

Looking for a recent report from Lockport. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!


name: Brad
city: Grand Forks
Area: Canada
Date: Tuesday September 14, 2004
Time: 09:20:33 PM

Red_River

John,

I think Stu may be right. It is a great gamble to come that time. Even here at the Red in Grand Forks around that time the water temp will hit that point where the big girls quit biting.

Look at it this way. Book the trip to Lockport, bring cat gear and walleye gear with. You should be able to have a great trip no matter what.


name: John
city: Lincoln Ne
Area: Comment
Date: Tuesday September 14, 2004
Time: 05:14:38 PM

Red_River

Me and a buddy want to fish the Red river fron Sept 28- Oct 2. We have never fished the red, but 2 weeks ago in the paper here in Lincoln there was an article about 3 Fishermen from Lincoln who caught over 100 cats. This got us wanting to go and check out this place they went to. They fished the Red at Lockport and stayed at Cats on the Red. I contacted Stu, but he said that the week they we wanted to fish would be at the end of the run and with the water temps getting lower the Cats might not bite. I assume that there are some equally great Catfish spots on the Red, maybe farther south where the water maybe warmer. Can someone help us? We want to fish the Red from Tuesday 9/28-10/2 are we out of luck? Is this too late in the year? Please help a fellow Catfisherman. You can e-mail jratliff@neb.rr.com

Thanks, John


name: walleye steve
city: winnipeg
Area: Canada
Date: Monday September 13, 2004
Time: 10:24:58 PM

Red_River

to all the kitty cather,s I stumbled across a great cat bait .PKG kippers from safeway I was jokeing around with my fishing pals I said now i'l catch the big one.next thing you know one after another BIG CATS'30 in +


name: N/A
city: Winnipeg
Area: Canada
Date: Monday September 13, 2004
Time: 02:41:22 PM

Red_River

Would cut up bullhead and small channels work for bait for the big cats? They are so much easier to catch then tullibee or goldeye by the forks.


name: Matthew Falk
city: Winnipeg
Area: Other area
Date: Monday September 13, 2004
Time: 02:16:03 PM

Red_River

Fished on Sunday for 2 and a half hours with a pickeral rig 40 feet down the red from the forks caught two average channel cats and a average fresh water drum. along witha a very nice 10+ pound channel. they were hitting the bottom hook (size 4) tip with a small peice of worm.!

Any tropy sauger being caught in winnipeg or lockport?


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Saturday September 11, 2004
Time: 10:17:22 PM

Red_River

What a difference a day makes. We fished walleye this morning and then tried for kitties this afternoon. We didn't get started until about 1:30 PM and quit at 4 and the tally for both boats was only 20. The kitties seemed very light today.

The walleye were few and far between but the sauger made for a great fish fry this evening. Oh well, I quess 20 is better than zero.


name: Reg McGiffin
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Saturday September 11, 2004
Time: 01:32:26 PM

Red_River

Heading to Grand Forks, Drayton or Lockport on a fishing trip save on No Roll sinkers. I have 1oz - 1 1/2oz - 2oz - 3oz - 4oz - 5oz - 6oz and 8oz available for immediate delivery Phone or send email 701-772-0369 regmcg@gra.midco.net

Reg


name: Reg McGiffin
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Saturday September 11, 2004
Time: 01:30:10 PM

Red_River

Heading to Grand Forks, Drayton or Lockport on a fishing trip save on No Roll sinkers. I have 1oz - 1 1/2oz - 2oz - 3oz - 4oz - 5oz - 6oz and 8oz available for immediate delivery Phone or send email

Reg


name: Rudy
city: Kingsley, Iowa
Area: Comment
Date: Saturday September 11, 2004
Time: 11:33:49 AM

Red_River

Definately take your birth cert. with you when you cross into Canada. You may not need it, but depending on the mood the border gaurds are in you may.

On our trip this summer we were required to go into the building for "the inquisition" and the people who were in front of us didn't have their certs & were denied access into Canada. That prob. wasn't the only reason, but I'm sure it didn't help.

In short, it's better to be safe than sorry!!

Tight Lines & Smokin' Drags!!


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Saturday September 11, 2004
Time: 07:24:04 AM

Red_River

I would strongly recommend you at least take your birth certificate but better yet your passport. Your Driver's Licence does not prove your citizenship and the ss is so over used it is hardly used.

3 yrs ago today the world changed.


name: stoneyjb15
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Saturday September 11, 2004
Time: 03:18:06 AM

Red_River

I have another question. To get across the border going into Canada, do you need to have a birth certificate. I've heard conflicting stories. One got across the border with his drivers liscence and his SS card, yet my dad said the court house said we need the birth certificates. What have you guys taken?


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Friday September 10, 2004
Time: 09:07:01 PM

Red_River

Kitties at Lockport. Well we had 2 boats out today with a total of 6 rods and the tally was 128 kitties. Yesterday Dan did 40 Kitties and yet 3 guys from Devils Lake followed Danny and only caught 1 fish. They are there and in my opinion they are hungry.


name: walleye steve
city: winnpeg
Area: Canada
Date: Friday September 10, 2004
Time: 08:51:40 PM

Red_River

jig color for walleye right now is purple with larg white eye.....7over 20in


name: stoneyjb15
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Thursday September 09, 2004
Time: 07:15:23 PM

Red_River

So has anyone heard how the cats are hitting up in Lockport lately?


name: Dan
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Thursday September 09, 2004
Time: 12:00:28 PM

Red_River

I've seen people mention using tulibees for bait, and it really caught my interest. Are the tulibees you guys are talking about the same as ciscoes (which are sometimes called tulibees)? Most importantly, how do you guys catch them? I'm interested because I do alot of muskie fishing over the summer on deep clear cisco lakes and have always wanted to try some as live bait. I've used subuki rigs but with no luck.


name: Ryan
city: Mondamin
Area: Fargo
Date: Thursday September 09, 2004
Time: 10:50:14 AM

Red_River

I am planning a trip to the Red River for next year and was wondering how the fishing around the Fargo area compares to Grand Forks on North. I have fished around the Drayton Dam area about 15 years ago and I want to bring my kids, but I don't know if I want to travel that far, so any information would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks


Name: readyfireaim001@earthlink.net
City: MEADVILLE, PA
Date: Wednesday September 08, 2004
Time: 06:47:49 PM

Hunting_Talk

ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I CAN GET LISCENCE INFO? (NON RES.) I'M FROM PA. AND WOULD LIKE TO HUNT PHEASANT AND DEER


Name: readyfireaim001@earthlink.net
City: MEADVILLE, PA
Date: Wednesday September 08, 2004
Time: 06:43:59 PM

Hunting_Talk

ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I CAN GET LISCENCE INFO? (NON RES.) I'M FROM PA. AND WOULD LIKE TO HUNT PHEASANT AND DEER


Name: readyfireaim001@earthlink.net
City: MEADVILLE, PA
Date: Wednesday September 08, 2004
Time: 06:42:39 PM

Hunting_Talk

ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I CAN GET LISCENCE INFO? (NON RES.) I'M FROM PA. AND WOULD LIKE TO HUNT PHEASANT AND DEER


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Fargo
Area: Comment
Date: Wednesday September 08, 2004
Time: 09:01:08 AM

Red_River

Shad I am not too sure about? You would have to call the MB conservation guys and be very sure before trying to bring Shad into MB. I have a hunch, they will say no.

I would really expend the cash and time and locate the Tullibee's, or catch fresh Goldeye. Frozen sucker is a good failsafe in case you run low on everything else. You can bring them in as long as they are packaged like I recommended you do the Goldeye, individually and frozen.


name: stoneyjb15
city: lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Wednesday September 08, 2004
Time: 02:37:42 AM

Red_River

Hey, thanks a lot for the help. Does that mean I can't catch my own shad here in Nebraska and bring it over? Even if we put them on dry ice?


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Fargo
Area: Other area
Date: Tuesday September 07, 2004
Time: 08:05:29 PM

Red_River

The tullibee is a legal bait in MB, so no worry there. Try "Cats on the Red" once you get up North as they may have some tullibee on hand. The fish market in Winnipeg is a good bet to locate them. The Selkirk Bait Shop may have them on hand, not sure about that?

If you already posses a MB fishing permit you can bring in up to 10 Goldeye/Mooneye per licensed angler. Freeze them individually and whole. Wrap them individually in cellophane and slip them into a large Zip-Lock bag for ease of inspection if they so chose to do so at the border. This is the preferred method of transport by the conservation boyz.

No live baits (Frogs, minnows, chubs, suckers, whatever) can be exported into MB. The one exception is Night crawlers, and they MUST be in clean paper bedding with no dirt at all in the container.

Good luck on your trip!


name: Dok
city: GFK
Area: Comment
Date: Tuesday September 07, 2004
Time: 07:10:19 PM

Red_River

A tullibee is a member of the whitefish family. Also known as a cisco. Go to Google and type in "tullibee" (with its correct spelling) and you'll find more info.


name: stoneyjb15
city: lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Tuesday September 07, 2004
Time: 12:38:05 PM

Red_River

What is Tulibie? I did a search for it on yahoo and it didn't come up with anything. I'm just trying to find out some rules and regs so we don't get in trouble with them canadian rangers.


name: Fred Porisch
city: Billings, MT
Date: Tuesday September 07, 2004
Time: 11:30:04 AM

Lake_Sakakawea

Will be fishing Lake Sakakawea for the first time Sept. 10th-12th for Walleye. Will be staying in New Town. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


name: Backwater Eddy
city: Fargo
Area: Other area
Date: Tuesday September 07, 2004
Time: 08:45:31 AM

Red_River

Cast nets do not work well on Goldeye, especially as the water temps fall. Many try, and most get quickly frustrated and stuff them back into storage. I have seen pro-guides from the South who cast-net very often and are real good at it fast learn it is a waist of time here on the Red. If the mesh is fine on the cast-net, you may get river shiners if your lucky...but very few Goldeye if any.

Stick to a float and a small hook and split shot, and a chunk of crawler or a minnow and you will catch plenty for bait. A 1/8 oz jig in glow green and a hunk-a-crawler can be the ticket too at times.

If your headed North soon look for frogs, shrimp, or better yet Tulibie. Tulibie has been the hot bait as of late by the reports I am getting.


name: stoneyjb15
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Monday September 06, 2004
Time: 10:58:30 PM

Red_River

Hey, can anyone give me some regulations on cast nets up there in Canada? Can you use them to catch goldeye? Where is the best place to get them? Can you get them in the Red or do you have to get them in lakes? Going up there next week for the first time and from reading you guys im getting excited!


name: FISHPIG
city: PEMBINA
Area: Pembina
Date: Monday September 06, 2004
Time: 10:35:19 PM

Red_River

HEY WIZARD I AGREE WITH YOU ON THE WALLEYE FISHING ITS BEEN TERRIBLE IN THE LOW WATER CONDITIONS AND DOESNT LOOK LIKE IT WILL GET ANY BETTER. THIS YEAR THE CATS HAVE BEEN BITING VERY WELL ON NIGHTCRAWLERS AND CUTBAIT IF YOU CAN GET IT. SHORE FISHING IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO AND RUBBER BOOTS ARE A MUST THAT RED RIVER MUD IS BAD STUFF. DANGEROUS LOW WATER WITH LOGS AND ROCKS. GAME WARDEN HAS BEEN AROUND ALOT AND THAT IS GOOD. KEEPING PEOPLE HONEST.A FEW SMALL SAUGERS BITING BUT ARE HIT AND MISS. GOOD LUCK TO ALL.


name: WiseWizardoftheWoods
city: Drayton
Area: Drayton
Date: Monday September 06, 2004
Time: 03:35:00 PM

Red_River

CATFISH HAVEN DOES RENT BOATS IN THE DRAYTON AREA, BUT IS A COUPLE OF MILES OVER ON THE MN SIDE. EXCELLENT FACILITIES AND RIVER ACCESS ALONG WITH A GREAT HOST CATFISH JIMMY DAOL.CATFISHING IS GOING FULL SPEED SOUTH OF THE DRAYTON DAM IN THE DEEPER WATER, HAVE TO PUT YOUR BOAT IN AT THE CITY RAMP, IT IS VERY RISKY WITH A BOAT BELOW THE DAM I WATCHED 2 BOATS TEAR UP PROPS AND LOWER UNITS LAST WEEK ON LARGE SUBMERGED ROCKS JUST OUT FROM THE RAMP BY THE DAM. ALSO THE DAM HAS HAD ALOT OF PRESSURE RECENTLY AND WITH THE LOW WATER NOT MANY FISH LEFT. WALLEYE FISHING IS EXTREMELY SLOOOOWWW BECAUSE OF THE LOW WATER THEY ARE JUST NOT AROUND AND IF THE WATER STAYS LOW THEY WONT BE AT ALL. I HAVE TRIED EVER DAY FOR THE PAST 2 WEEKS AND I HAVE LIVED HERE ALL MY LIFE.A FEW CIGAR SIZE SAUGER BITING


name: ray
city: westbend
Area: Pembina
Date: Monday September 06, 2004
Time: 11:00:49 AM

Red_River

just got back from emerson visiting my grampa fished in lockport off shore for a couple of hours on friday,dont think i had a bite.also fished in emerson didnt catch much. my son caught a 17lb catfish though.fished in pembina below dam caught a bunch of catfish there and goldeyes.usually fish in emerson but not much was biting. fished thurs fri and saturday.maybe bad time of year not sure. well anyways grampa was happy to see us hes 96 this month.well that was my yearly trip to canada.see yah later. Ray


name: MICK HAMMER
city: GRAND FORKS / MICHIGAN
Date: Monday September 06, 2004
Time: 01:21:14 AM

Lake_Laretta

HELLO FELLOW FISHERPERSONS !!! IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW THE FISHING IS AT LAKE LARETTA, CALL THE MICHIGAN IMPLEMENT. I KNOW THE PEOPLE WHO FARM AND FARMED AROUND THERE. I KNOW THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR PASTURE LAND TO THE FLOODING OF LAKE LARETTA. IT IS A PART OF GODS' COUNTRY. THERE ARE DEFINITELY SOME BIG NORTHERN PIKE THERE. IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN. GOOD LUCK !!! ENJOY THE SCENERY. :)


name: Katfish
city: Grand Forks
Area: Drayton
Date: Sunday September 05, 2004
Time: 09:49:05 AM

Red_River

Mike, I know of no place that rents boats in the Drayton area or on the Red River in ND anyplace for that fact. There are several place to stay, though. There is:

CATFISH HAVEN RESORT DRAYTON ND 58225 (218) 455-3838 (I don't know it)

MOTEL 66 502 W HIGHWAY 66, DRAYTON ND 58225 (701) 454-6464 (Good Place)

RED RIVER RESORT INC 602 MELBOURN AVE, DRAYTON ND 58225 701) 454-6184 (Never stayed there)

Where are you guys from and how many will be in your party? I do have an older 16 ft. Mr. Pike with a 40 HP Yamaha that I may rent......She's used but she catches fish. I live in Grand Forks, about 45 minutes south on I-29.

You can never be sure of the weather that late in October, so keep that in mind.


name: mike chickering
city: long grove
Area: Drayton
Date: Saturday September 04, 2004
Time: 08:10:46 PM

Red_River

there are a group of us wanting to go to the drayton area cat fishing oct 21 and is there any resorts or cabins that rent boats on the river also is this a good time of the year for cats thanks so much, mike


name: Katfish
city: Grand Forks
Area: Canada
Date: Saturday September 04, 2004
Time: 08:34:09 AM

Red_River

Canuck, Thanks man. Unfortunately, it turned out I had to work this weekend, but I did reserve a cabin up at Stu's for a couple of days (Sept. 11 and 12)next weekend. I talked with Stu yesterday for a bit and like you say........THE BIG BITE IS ON!!! I can't wait.


Name: Ray
City: Niangua
Date: Friday September 03, 2004
Time: 11:39:39 PM

Missouri_River

I just got back fron fihsing in the Bennet springs river, I was catching some trophy trout until about 5 PM. I was fly fishing and was using a green and yellow fly. I cought 7 fish that day all over 20 inches.


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Friday September 03, 2004
Time: 09:50:05 PM

Red_River

Katfish: I gave U the wrong phone number,(that was mine) Cats on the Red is 204-757-9876.

Brad: On the 1st I had 3 guys for 8 hrs and we landed 24 kitties. Today (Friday) I finally got to fish with 2 friends from the area. One guy had never fished cats before but had fished lots. The tally was 58 after 6 hours. On 2 occasions the new guy said he had to take a break. The kitties are diffently on their fall spots. There a few in the areas up by the dam etc but the fall bite is ON big time.


name: Stu McKay
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
: redcats@mts.net
Date: Friday September 03, 2004
Time: 09:32:53 AM

Red_River

Your best bet for camping is without doubt is the city of Selkirk park facility. There they offer hook-ups, electricity and showers. It's only a seven miles boat run from the camp ground to the dam here in lockport and there's plenty of great places to catch kitties along the way. For more info including best baits you can send me an e-mail.

FISH HARD/GOLF HARD


name: ROGER
city: LOCKPORT
Area: Canada
Date: Thursday September 02, 2004
Time: 11:18:05 PM

Red_River

I AM FROM NEBRASKA AND SOME BUDDIES AND I ARE COMING UP TO LOCKPORT SEPT 16TH - 19TH. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME CATFISHING ON THE RED. WE WILL BE STAYING IN A MOTOR HOME. COULD SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE SOME ADVISE ON GOOD FISHING SPOTS AND THE HOT BAIT AROUND THIS TIME? ALSO ANY GOOD CAMP SITES TO PARK A MOTOR HOME CLOSE TO THE FISHING AREAS? ANY COMMENTS WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED


name: ROGER
city: LOCKPORT
Area: Canada
Date: Thursday September 02, 2004
Time: 11:01:28 PM

Red_River

I AM FROM NEBRASKA AND SOME BUDDIES AND I ARE COMING UP TO LOCKPORT SEPT 16TH - 19TH. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME CATFISHING ON THE RED. WE WILL BE STAYING IN A MOTOR HOME. COULD SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE SOME ADVISE ON GOOD FISHING SPOTS AND THE HOT BAIT AROUND THIS TIME? ALSO ANY GOOD CAMP SITES TO PARK A MOTOR HOME CLOSE TO THE FISHING AREAS? ANY COMMENTS WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED


Name: Dave
City: Minot
Remote Name: 216.221.96.219
Date: Thursday September 02, 2004
Time: 06:57:01 PM

Hunting_Talk

Alby,

I'm not sure that it's the farmers that are pushing the No Hunting Law. Rather the politicians who think they know best.

I can speak for most farmers that I know, that it's not a burden for them to get out and put up the signs. They pass in and out of their gates ect... multiple times per week, so there's no special effort to put them up.

On the other side, there's farmers who don't put signs up because they don't mind the hunting traffic. With this law, even if the land owner has no intention of posting, your going to be required to get written permission to even look at the property. Good luck contacting a busy farmer to get permission on what you would otherwise be able to just get out of your truck and hunt.

Again, the few establish the reputation for the many. We can't classify farmers as a whole because we have such as we do in the Mott area.

Our politicians bred what's happening with area's like Mott.


name: Alvin
city: Devils Lake
email:
contact_name: Jim, Tee, Perry, Lyle, Alvin
contact_phone: dlvfdtoruney@dvl.midco.net
Date: Thursday September 02, 2004
Time: 12:15:09 AM

Tournament

January 29th 2005 is the 21st Annual Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Dept fishing tourney. New Website up and running. Please check it out at www.dlvfdicefishingtourney.com Any coments please free to email. I wont be checking out email every day till Oct but will ck it every few days till then.

See you all then

Alvin


name: Im@h2o
city: nwminn
Remote Name: 206.145.179.186
Date: 09/01/2004
Time: 07:33:45 PM

Devils_Lake

Hey you guys...would you know if Grahams Island State Park is still open for camping,after LaborDay. Im taking vacation that whole week...so any info would be great.Thanks.


Name: Alby
City: Parshall
Remote Name: 165.234.99.246
Date: Wednesday September 01, 2004
Time: 09:46:16 AM

Hunting_Talk

Steve in Rockford MN, You must have a fat bank acount, or you married some farmers daughter, because that's usually the only way you can get on land around Mott. The greedy farmers can keep that area, there's a lot of birds to go around. I love the way land owners around there think that gods creatures are theirs just because they dwell on their land. I hope with all my heart that the state goes with other states restrictions and allows no hunting on all private land without permission, and gives the roads and ditches to the public hunters (like South Dakota) Then those farmers butts will pucker up when 30 to 40 hunters an hour drive by their houses and land just waiting for a bird to come out and pick! ha ha

I love to hunt and walk for my birds, but if its that much work for farmers to get out of their trucks and post the land, or if those posters cost that much, change our hunting laws, they'll regret getting what they ask for!


name: Katfish
city: Grand Forks
Area: Canada
: kpkyllo@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday September 01, 2004
Time: 08:28:25 AM

Red_River

Canuck, Thanks a million. I can't wait to get there to catch some biggies.


name: Brad
city: Grand Forks
Area: Canada
Date: Tuesday August 31, 2004
Time: 11:12:48 PM

Red_River

Canuck, I hope to get something together in the next couple days. I look forward to a report. What did you do to your arm that could ruin some hunting? I hope it doesn't affect your fishing skill?????


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Tuesday August 31, 2004
Time: 11:01:58 PM

Red_River

Brad:

I am out on the Red tomorrow from noon til dark and will let U know. Yes it would be nice to get some pleasure fishing in myself. What I need is to book some time. My arm is so messed up I can't pull the bow so I have to forego archery elk this fall so will be spending more time on the Red in Sept. Let me know when U are thinking of coming up and we WILL wet a line together.


name: Brad
city: Grand Forks
Area: Canada
Date: Tuesday August 31, 2004
Time: 09:06:00 PM

Red_River

Katfish,

Follow Canuck's words as the law. He knows what he is talking about and is showing you the way to one of the most incredible catfishing experiences ever.

Canuck, How's the fishing been? I've been thinking alot about making one more trip to MECCA. I hope it can be put together in the next three weeks before the kitties move out.


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
: jstinson@mb.sympatico.ca
Date: Tuesday August 31, 2004
Time: 04:29:02 PM

Red_River

Katfish: There are only 3 ramps from the north end of Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg. The end of Main which is really the end of Main Street north of Selkirk, Selkirk Park, but beware of the north ramp as it has a habit of eating axiles, then there is the one at Lockport at Cats on the Red. I and the majority of the catfishmen use the one at Lockport as it is paved and right where the majority of kitties are. The cost for the one at Lockport I believe is $8.00 per day including parking etc and I think the other 2 are the same if not abit more.

Accomodations: There is accommodations right at Cats on the Red (204-757-4682) or check his website "CatsontheRed.net" (Stu McKay). Alot of guys stay there because they leave their boats right at the docks infront of the cabins and fish when ever they feel like it, day, or nite. You should call for reservations though. Otherwise check Selkirk at the Darewood Inn but do NOT leave anything in your boat in their parking lot at night as things tend to have tendency to grow legs in Selkirk at nite.

Bait: Catch and freeze frogs or pick up some suckers at Cabellas or wherever prior to coming up. You can NOT bring live bait but if it is frozen it is the OK. You can spend some time early in the morning and catch frogs locally at a few of the marshes or if U are luck enough try and get a few goldeyes. Somedays there are lots of them then others they are as scarce as hen's teeth.


name: ray
city: westbend
Area: Pembina
Date: Tuesday August 31, 2004
Time: 02:26:44 PM

Red_River

just wondering if you can catch any walleyes or saugers by the drayton dam. would be in the area on thursday this week.or is there any goldeyes there.personally like goldeyes smoked.any replies greatly appreciated. thanks ray.


Name: north dakota man
City: Granforks
Remote Name: 198.26.125.13
Date: Tuesday August 31, 2004
Time: 09:15:34 AM

Hunting_Talk

Well tommorow is the opener for dove. Been seeing alot of them lately so looks like it will be a good year. So good luck to all, and hunt safe.


name: Katfish
city: Grand Forks
Area: Canada
: kpkyllo@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 31, 2004
Time: 09:07:05 AM

Red_River

We're planning a trip to Lockport for next weekend to catch some cats and this will be our first trip. Can anyone tell me where to find reasonable accomodations, bait and the boatramp when we get there? Thanks.


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Monday August 30, 2004
Time: 11:22:23 PM

Red_River

Ray: Walleye and sauger are counted as one and the limite per day is 4. You are allowed one a YEAR over 28" and one a day of 22" and over. You have to sign your licence when you keep one over 28". I can tell you that there are many a fisherman in the area that catch several over the 28" but they never sign their licence because they LET them all go to reproduce or be enjoyed by another fisherman.

Hope this helps.


name: ray
city: westbend
Area: Pembina
Date: Monday August 30, 2004
Time: 06:15:10 PM

Red_River

is there any size limit to walleyes or saugers that are caught at lockport.also what is the limit you can keep. i am nonresident.


name: Dan
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
: captain_aubrey@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 30, 2004
Time: 04:45:59 PM

Red_River

The water is definetly higher this fall compared to last. But because of the lock system at Lockport current is always manageable. Also fishing there is unreal, always. I went up there with a few buddy's in May during some pretty cold and rainy weather. We still boated and released 86 cats in two days, the smallest 17lb. and the biggest a 28lber. Bring lots of bait, you're going to need it!!!


Name: Dave
City: Minot
Remote Name: 216.221.97.157
Date: Sunday August 29, 2004
Time: 10:54:15 PM

Hunting_Talk

Steve in Rockford:

The unfortunate reality with anything is that the few earn the reputation for the many.

10 years ago, the Mott area was actually a fun area to hunt.

You really do have to see the numbers in the Mott, Hettinger, & Bowman area to appreciate what your saying. We are talking about flocks of Pheasants like you would see flocks of geese! It really is unbelievable.


Name: Dave
City: Minot
Remote Name: 216.221.97.157
Date: Sunday August 29, 2004
Time: 10:39:51 PM

Hunting_Talk

AARON:

North Dakota is a state that has always been under the premise that if there are are no signs prohibiting hunting on private land, it is fair game for anybody. Land owners give the boot when they or their property are disrespected. I don't suspect your going to have any troubles if you find area's that don't have NO Hunting signs.

You will need to get familiar with the area that your going to be in, as we have seen a number of changes in the No Hunting sign laws.

There used to be a requirement that if land owners were going to post, there needed to be signs every so many rods. That has changed now where only the gates need to be posted. (That can get walking hunters in trouble.)

North Dakota is being pressured to follow suit with other states where all land is considered posted unless otherwise indicated. I hope that ND hunters kill that proposal!

I don't believe that Cavalier County is one of those area's in North Dakota that has gone the way of greed for access to hunt. I wish you the best on your hunt!


name: ray
city: westbend wi
Area: Pembina
Date: Sunday August 29, 2004
Time: 04:24:37 PM

Red_River

just wondering if the water level is low or high compared to last year at this time.i am going to emerson sept 2 and was hoping to catch some goldeyes and walleyes or saugers and maybe some cats. was hoping someone could tell me if there biting good. going to winnipeg on sat,is fishing good by the locks. any help appreciated. thanks ray.


name: ProGuide
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Saturday August 28, 2004
Time: 10:39:59 PM

Red_River

Had my first experience targeting carp. Why carp you ask. I just wanted to see if I could catch them and it was really great. We managed to land seven using walleye gear made it really fun. If you have never tried to catch carp try it. It is a nice way to spend a lazy afternoon fishing.


name: JLS
city: Watertown SD
Date: Friday August 27, 2004
Time: 11:28:20 AM

Lake_Sakakawea

I go up to SAK each fall for salmon fishing and like to key in on about Sept. 25th as the date. As this year the temps are down a bit I would think that anytime from the 15th to the end of Sept. will be pretty good for quality fish. As the season progresses the quality slides as the fish mature. As with fishing in general, you never know exactly but the fish should be in by mid Sept. in reasonable numbers. If anyone out there would like to read their crystal ball I would like your input as to the "prime" dates? Also would love to hear up to date reports if possible.


name: Jerry
city: Denver CO
: olnimrods@comcast.net
Date: Thursday August 26, 2004
Time: 11:02:24 PM

Lake_Sakakawea

Steve,

I saw your reply to several people on the North Dakota Fishing web page. This is a great page keep up the good work guys! Iím from Denver Colorado and have been going to Oahe for 10+ years and I really enjoyed fishing for those salmon and walleyes. When the Rainbow Smelt numbers crashed so did the fishing. The walleye are comming back on, but it will be a few years before the Salmon get there. I plan to try Sakakawea the last week of September or the first week of October if it would be a good time to fish, so I was wondering how the salmon bite is going up there? Any information that you could give me would be greatly appreciated. If you or anyone you know would like to hop in the boat with me for a round with those salmon just let me know and I would be glad to take them along to do battle.


name: Jigmaster
city: West Fargo
Remote Name: 204.76.128.217
Date: 08/24/2004
Time: 04:43:11 PM

Devils_Lake

Barney, you can check out a couple of places for fishing reports(this one, nodak outdoors, woodland resort, spirit lake resort, and fishing buddy)

I have always had good luck around bud and old mil during sept. also try the bridges at night around 57, 20, 19, and the mauvee bridge. GOOD LUCK


Name: steve
City: rockford mn
Remote Name: 63.231.168.192
Date: Tuesday August 24, 2004
Time: 03:21:28 PM

Hunting_Talk

I have pheasant hunted the Mott area for close to 10 years now and am totally amazed by the number of birds. I have heard that Mn. hunters have a bad reputation in the area and it really ticks me off. I would almost pay the nonresident fee just to witness birds......nothing like it in this state.


Name: steve
City: rockford mn
Remote Name: 63.231.168.192
Date: Tuesday August 24, 2004
Time: 03:21:24 PM

Hunting_Talk

I have pheasant hunted the Mott area for close to 10 years now and am totally amazed by the number of birds. I have heard that Mn. hunters have a bad reputation in the area and it really ticks me off. I would almost pay the nonresident fee just to witness birds......nothing like it in this state.


 

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