Post by captainbrad on May 24, 2012 15:05:41 GMT -5
Catfishing on the Red around Grand Forks continues to be slow according to reports on the street. While it isn't lights out there is good fishing to be had. The fish are showing signs of feeding in the early morning and evening times. During these times fish faster water near some sort of structure. During the day, especially when the sun is high look deep in 20-25 feet of water with current running in or a snag near by. Keep on the move looking for active fish in the areas. No more than 20-30 minutes per stop without a fish. Put in the effort and you will catch fish. For smaller eating size fish look to shallow wood or along the current eddies. Bait is sucker hands down. (I have tried both fresh and frozen goldeye with no luck)
The Drayton area is much more positive with good numbers of fish being caught. Simply find some faster water or deeper holes with current. Stay on the move and good things will happen.
Personal Note: While most are complaining of poor fishing we are holding our own in the big fish department. Hard work and a little understanding of catfish movements are paying off.