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Cat Hunter

Hey guys,

I'm mostly a reader of these threads (haven't caught anything worth braggin’ about... yet) and I'm still pretty new to catfishin'. With the water levels so high (Red and Sheyenne) is it still possible to catch good size kitties? I see a ton of places where one could fish in the farmers fields (from shore), will kitties venture up into these shallows? I see tons of carp (they must be the only fish in the world that won't eat a crawler). I do have a boat to put on the Red but I'm not sure how wise it is with the water so high. So I guess my question is, is it even worth drowning bait with the water so high or should I just bite the bullet and go find some walleye and pike at the lakes? I live in Fargo and do most of my fishing around this area (with high gas prices I have not ventured any further than Buxton up north and Wahpeton down south)

I appreciate any feedback from you catfish veterans and hopefully before the end of the year I will have some sumos to show off.

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Ed Carlson

The tribs should be the best bet right now. Slower the better as to the flow. The cats are in or looking to spawn, so things will be tough for a while.

My pick is head up the tribs. Might find more walleye there willing to feed than cats right now too?

Good luck.

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Cat Hunter

Thanks Ed, I'm heading out today to give those tribs a try.

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Scoot

Yep, I'm definitely with Ed on this one. Tough year for the Mightly Red down here around Fargo. Fish should be looking to spawn soon too, which will only prolong the tough streak for us. Frustrating...

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ivegottabite

I agree Scoot. I have been geared up to hit the river months ago only to be out once crazy.gif Maybe by the time we can get a boat in the kitties will be looking to feed again! It's looking like around the 4th the water level should be back around flood stage if not lower! grin.gif

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walleyes12

I agree, I am tired of pretend fishing in my living room.

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