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Name: Dave
City: Minot
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2005
Time: 10:54:16 PM

Hunting_Talk

CaseyJ,

The $800 figure was a lame duck thrown at a lame goose in Vegas, coming from my poor sense of humor in written format! You would have needed to hear the tone in my voice as I wrote that figure followed by the sarcastic "if my math is correct". Remember, we're idiots! I was hoping that nobody would point that out until mister smarty pants in Vegas came on line. (I like to fish for things at times.)

Anyway, I grew up in the western wasteland. We did not enter into the CRP program, but I sure have enjoyed the bountiful game that cropped up around our area in direct result of those who had CRP around us.

Farmboy speaks my tongue. The farming and ranching that I know, never presented the opportunity of time to travel to area's like Mott or where ever on weekends to hunt, nor did I have a need to.

Pride of Dakota!


name: Kent Hollands
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2005
Time: 03:51:46 PM

Red_River

You asked me how I specifically target big catfish on the river. I'll give it to you if your not drawn for Cats Incredible. No kidding, the best advice I can give you is time, and lots of it. The year we won I spent three to four nights and both Sat and Sun on the river. Funny I'm still married but my wife kind of likes me taken my son fishing,gives her some time.

As far as baits, holes, logjams etc. It changes thoughout the summer and every summer is different. I never use liver, stink baits, things like that. I use either fresh cut bait-suckers, or frogs. Frogs are better the later in the summer and early fall. I have never had very good luck with cut goldeye but others have. Bait size veries also, it really depends on how agressive the fish are. I like to use a standard size of about golf ball size.

You also asked about how much time I spend in one spot. That really depends on what I'm fishing. Small holes 15-20 min. large hole up to a hr if I'm haven hits. log jams 15 to 20 min. Every spot is different and weather has alot to due with it. I really don't put much effot into the tourny because I'm fishing with my ten yr old and If we move alot by the end of the second day I'm pretty much wiped out from the anchor and everything else. Hope that helps. Say you going to fish North or South.

Kent Hollands Trophy Cat Adventures


name: Katfish
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2005
Time: 12:11:51 PM

Red_River

Kent, Without giving away any secrets, generally, how do you specifically target big catfish on the river? Bigger baits? Holes? Falldowns? Bends in the river? How long do you give a spot before you move? I've caught some big fish, but I want to concentrate on nothing but bigger ones this year. I've seen plenty of pictures of you with big ones and I know you won the tournament one year. Give us all just a few pointers?? Please??


name: Kent Hollands
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2005
Time: 10:14:40 AM

Red_River

Katfish, I also stopped by yesterday to drop off my entry for the cats incre. OK lets take a roll call of who is tryen to get in for 2005.


Name: Farmboy
City: Nortonville
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2005
Time: 02:44:27 AM

Hunting_Talk

Vegas can bring it, bring everything he has. There is nothing that he can say from an outside perspective that will convince me he understands what the Heck he's talking about. The man can't even put a sentence together without looking like he's missing a vital part of a chromosome. IN FACT is two separate words. "Infact you are an idiot for saying that" is not a statement that can be judged as a statement of fact. Not only should he do some farm and hunting research, but also some grammatical as well.


Name: CaseyJ
City: Larimore
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2005
Time: 02:16:06 AM

Hunting_Talk

Dave, I appreciate your response. I would be glad to be on Farmboy's side! I'm just thankful there are still people out there like you who can still get the picture. PS: the 40 acre X $40 = $1600, not $800 but when you take into account either land rent or property tax, noxious weed coontrol and other aformentioned constraints, you are probably right on the money. Thanks again.

PPS - Any good spring goose spots down around Ludden this year?


name: Pete's b8 n tacl
city: Devils Lake
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 10:12:16 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

sorry fer dbl post n times are 530am-7pm


name: Pete's b8 n tacl
city: Devils Lake
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 09:25:43 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

the ice is still good snowed a lil today but its not much theres roads out there so its pretty easy. fish are bittin jus gotta know where. we have a great selection, and if theres anything else you want to know jus call my shop for info (701)662-8033, pete's bait shop, located in front of the topper motel highway 2 east in devils lake


name: Pete's b8 n tacl
city: Devils Lake
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 09:25:16 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

the ice is still good snowed a lil today but its not much theres roads out there so its pretty easy. fish are bittin jus gotta know where. we have a great selection, and if theres anything else you want to know jus call my shop for info (701)662-8033, pete's bait shop, located in front of the topper motel highway 2 east in devils lake


name: Katfish
city: Grand Forks
Area: Grand Forks
Date: Tuesday February 22, 2005
Time: 06:00:17 PM

Red_River

Kent, I'm with you. I'm making weights, getting my boat ready.........I'm getty really itchy to go catch some cats too. Entry fees were due for the Cats Incredible Tournament today. Hope to have gotten in. 1st time if so and I've got my fingers crossed.


name: fishbit
city: fargo
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 05:31:13 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

d lakes has good ice 24plus, not much snow, first part of march should be about right. good luck


name: dan
city: Wis
lake_river: Lake Metigoshe
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 04:52:01 PM

Small_Lakes

we are planning a trip there to Devils in march i was wondering if anyone had caught anything on Metigoshe and were to try for the gills . thanks


name: Dan
city: Wisconsin
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 04:46:54 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

We are planning a trip out to Devils in the beginning of March. If the fish aren't biting on Devils we heard that Lake Metigoshe has some nice gills in it. I was wondering if anyone could help with were to fish them on the lake. Any help would be nice. thanks


name: fisherman
city: amherst wi
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 01:14:12 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

can anyone tell what the ice conditions are on d.l.how much snow?


name: Pete's b8 n tacl
city: Devils Lake
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 11:17:29 AM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

from totten bay and catcus pnt walleye are bittin like crazy, and right along hw2 the strummy edition is really good too.


name: Ed Carlson
city: Fargo
Area: Fargo
Date: Tuesday February 22, 2005
Time: 11:04:09 AM

Red_River

The river walleye action has picked up in recent days. The deal is you need to look shallow at dawn and dusk for the best action. A classic 2-3 hours at dawn and 3 at dusk bite.

We have iced some bigger walleye in 4-5' on Blade Baits tipped with pinched off minnows. The areas have a bit more flow where we have been fishing so the blade baits like Zip's and Heddon Sonarís have been the most flasher friendly and get bit well. Blade baits have less resistance in current and center well so you can see them and the fish on the flasher.

I jig Blade Baits fairly aggressively and pause...then beat the bottom a few times and pause..then rip the Zip a few more. The strikes are hard and they hesitate very little once they come in to the bait.

Good colors in this clear to stained water have been Gold, Glow Blue/Green, or Willowcat. The Zip Willowcat is a metallic sparkle yellow and orange with the silver blade.

Tip the bottom hook so the lure action is not messed up too much. If they are fussy tip the rear, slow the jigging a bit, bump the bottom, and rest more often. The best weight is going with 1/2 oz straight off, 3/8 and 1/4 may work just as well but the 1/2 will work in any fishable water on the Red right now.

Shallow feeder shelves that just tuck out of the main flow have been the most productive and in the first mile or so below safe dams.

Be VERY cautious if you approach the dams on the ice or by shore. The ice nearest to the dams is highly dangerous and can change thickness greatly in a matter of feet. Never assume because it is safe here...it will be safe right over there!!!!!!

><,sUMo,>

Backwater Eddy


name: luv2hunt
city: finley
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 09:18:35 AM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

fished cactus point 2/21, caught our limit of really nice eyes in the trees. the bite was early, from 6 to 7:30. fishing in about 14 feet of water.


name: kevin brager
city: west fargo
Date: 02/22/2005
Time: 08:34:27 AM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

fished the 18 through the 21. didn't catch much however if the fish ever turn on it wouldn't be to hard to limit out on perch. sometimes they would come through and the vexilar would show them stacked as high a 3 1/2 feet thick. Monday they bit the best. 3 of us fished 2 1/2 hours and caught 11


Name: Dave
City: Minot
Date: Sunday February 20, 2005
Time: 11:35:54 PM

Hunting_Talk

FarmBoy in Nortonville,

Golden Boy in Vegas is going to have a hay-day with your post. What he said in response to an early post of mine, shows that he will misquote, misinterpret, and misrepresent whatever you say. Not worth contesting.

Vegas himself stated comments about the "wasteland", but yet he himself travelled there every weekend according to him to hunt. He clearly has no idea what the CRP program was all about.

High dollar CRP where I grew up I believe was around $40 / acre. Doing the math on a 40 acre wheat field put into CRP, rounds off to about $800, if my math is correct. We typically averaged about 40 bushells / acre in the western wasteland, rocks not included. To keep things simple, if Spring Wheat were running around $3 / bushell on that 40 acres, the sales price of the wheat would round off again to about $4800. Contrast that to $800 in CRP. (For simple mind sake, we aren't calculating in the operating costs.)

Powdered milk? Vegas's mommy didn't wean him until he was your age.


name: fishbit
city: fargo
Lake: Pipestem Reservoir
Date: Sunday February 20, 2005
Time: 08:17:15 PM

Jamestown

we fished pipestem 6am till 430pm, windy and cold, tuff fishing, marked some fish. check around lake during the day, not much luck, saw some northern pike caught with tip,ups. barometer to high. needs to be below 30 for a good catch.


Name: steve lerew
City: hunter
Date: Sunday February 20, 2005
Time: 12:05:19 AM

Hunting_Talk

i would like to find out where and when there is a hunters safety course or if it is offered online and location


Name: steve lerew
City: hunter
Date: Sunday February 20, 2005
Time: 12:03:01 AM

Hunting_Talk

i would like to find out where and when there is a hunters safety course or if it is offered online and location


Name: steve lerew
City: hunter
Date: Sunday February 20, 2005
Time: 12:00:45 AM

Hunting_Talk

i would like to find out where and when there is a hunters safety course or if it is offered online


name: tony
city: forks
Date: Saturday February 19, 2005
Time: 10:18:57 AM

Lake_Laretta

A jack is a pike yep, 3 ft thick @ 3oclock, no perch, catching them on smelt and a big ars hook/w tip ups


name: Pete's b8 n tacl
city: Devils Lake
Date: 02/18/2005
Time: 10:45:24 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

oh the perch have been bittin at swansons point next to the casino, gl


name: Pete's b8 n tacl
city: Devils Lake
Date: 02/18/2005
Time: 10:40:58 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

8 lb'r?


name: Canuck
city: Lockport
Area: Canada
Date: Friday February 18, 2005
Time: 07:31:20 PM

Red_River

ROG: The season opener has always been good and that should be May 14th. The kitties should be hot and heavy for the next 7 to 8 wks. Around the 3rd wk of July they slow down abit but if U work at it U will find them, but in May and June U will have to work at keeping them off your hook.


name: Cougar
city: norfolk
Date: Friday February 18, 2005
Time: 05:17:19 PM

Lake_Laretta

What is a jack? pike? I will be going up next week to give it a try for pike. Are they biting? what about perch? and how thick is the ice? any info would be apreciated, thank you>


name: luv2hunt
city: finley
Date: 02/18/2005
Time: 01:32:09 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

fished the evening of 2/17 on rocky point, caught my limit of smaller 14 to 16 inchers, with one being 23 1/2 inches coming at 8:30 pm.


name: Pete's b8 n tacl
city: devils lake
Date: 02/18/2005
Time: 11:17:04 AM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

but i know few ppl catchin pretty nice walleyes in totten bay jus not a lot.


name: Pete's b8 n tacl
city: Devils Lake
Date: 02/18/2005
Time: 11:13:39 AM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

yo fishbit pretty sure its in the main bay, right above cactus point n ft totten bay, or its pretty much opposite side of ziebachs pass


name: Pete's b8 n tacl
city: Devils Lake
Date: 02/17/2005
Time: 10:00:26 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

hey jus opened a bait shop in DL, got a better selection then ed's.... so stop on by open at 5:30-7 east of DL next to the topper motel, thanx


name: fishbit
city: fargo
Date: 02/17/2005
Time: 07:59:57 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

luvtohunt, i am not familar with birds island, what part of the lake is at? thanks


name: Bill
city: Minot
Date: 02/16/2005
Time: 11:55:54 AM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

Does anyone fish the buffalo bay area for pike? I know there is a resort and marina on the south end. Is there also a resort north of the Reed river? I was also wondering about ice depth. Thanks for any info. Sorry about that last post. This post is meant for Lake of the Woods.


name: Bill
city: Minot
Date: 02/16/2005
Time: 11:53:51 AM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

Does anyone fish the buffalo bay area for pike? I know there is a resort and marina on the south end. Is there also a resort north of the Reed river? I was also wondering about ice depth. Thanks for any info.


name: luv2hunt
city: finley
Date: 02/15/2005
Time: 09:36:26 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

fished 2/13, 3 of us caught our limit of walleyes. 14 to 21 inches, fished birds island. caught all of our fish from 5 to 8:30 am. saw some big fish on the camera but wouldnt hit


name: iceslayer
city: fargo
Date: 02/15/2005
Time: 07:58:00 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

SCOTT, its up to you it could be a great fishing day or you could get skunked. Ive fished it about 5 times this year and have had 2 really good days other wise I just got a couple. try a warmer day with the sun shining but not to hot. Fish about 6 inches off the bottom with crappie minnows. I think next year the fishing will suck because Hobart is getting over fished.If you got any tips send 'em my way.


name: iceslayer
city: fargo
Date: 02/15/2005
Time: 07:52:26 PM

Devils_Lake_Fishing

Going up to Devils Lake this weekend. Was going to go to jamestown but the fishing is so unpredictable there. Anyone got some tips for the willys, I would be very happy. Anyways if your fishing for crappies on pipes, jump 2 bends from the damp in 16ft of water and the night bite is where its at.

 

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