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What happend to all the catfish?

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I was out tonight for a little bit and only two little cats. confused.gif Last week it was great.

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Same deal for me, Ray. Went out Tues and got shut out. Not often that happens around here when the fish aren't in spawn mode. It was a short trip though- had my 2 year old with and he didn't last more than 1 1/2 hours.

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Hey Scoot...same deal for me and Cal. We went out of the north end of Grand Forks and got skunked! I went last week to the same spots and did very well. The only difference was we were using suckers the first time and frogs this last time?

Dud

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I just don't know what happend. I fished for only 2 hours and tried frogs and cut sucker. I tried all the spots that i pulled big ones out of last week. frown.gif Well let's just hope it gets better. good luck guys.

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Stinkin' fish! We get a nice pattern figured out and they can't seem to get it. Such is life as a fisherman, huh? Stick to it and it'll get better...

Cal and Milkdud, we ever going fishing together?

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I've got out twice this week and it has been slower as well. Tues only got 2 but one was a dandy! My PB for the Fargo stretch(17.4lbs) and Wed before the lightning chased us off my buddy caught a 7lber.

I will be heading out this Saturday to see what happens. Maybe the cats were enjoying the break from the hot weather? grin.gif

Here's a pic of my big one for the year, so far...

Loren17.4a.jpg

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Nice fish Loren. What was the bait of choice? wink.gif

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Sweet!!! Congrats!

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Hey if your fishing out of Grand Forks this weekend the Cats know its the Cat Incredile weekend and they don't really want to bite. grin.gif

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Hey if your fishing out of Grand Forks this weekend the Cats know its the Cat Incredile weekend and they don't really want to bite.
grin.gif


They don't. I know. We tried. frown.gif

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Hey Chris i was just wondering how the cats incredible tourny went? Was there a lot of kitties caught? It's been slow for me around the Fargo area. frown.gif

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Well i went out today during the cats incredile and had a good evening. We got on the river about two and fished into the early evening. We caught cats that would have made great slot fish. All seemed to be in the 5 to 7 pounds range. Figured since I'm not in the tourny I would have had about 33 pounds with not big fish. Did see a boat land one htat would have pushed 20.

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Has anyone been out the last couple of days? Just wondering if it has gotten any better out there. Was thinking of giving it a try tonight, but my fishing partner has parenting duties grin.gif. Might have to find someone else.

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Fishing on the Red was slow again today. A few small cats and a couple goldeyes in a couple hours of trying. Frogs were the bait of choice for us today- didn't have any sucker or goldeye to use. Tough sleddin' for me right now.

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SLOW...seems to be the common theme right now, which is unfortunate. I was out Monday night and caught 2 little cats(1.5lbs) and last night the guy that was with me got around a 6lb fish, a few small ones(1-2lbs) and a 21" eye on a frog. A couple weeks ago things were looking up and now it's gone south. I have noticed the water temp is down about 5-6 degrees from 2 weeks ago also, it's at about 74-75 right now.

I am going out again Friday night to see if anything changes.

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FYI- My bro fished for two hours today and did better numbers-wise (a dozen fish), but the size wasn't very impressive (biggest was around 4 lbs.)

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Where can you get frogs in the FM area? Do you have to catch them or do they sell them someplace? I'll be heading out the next couple days so I hope the fishing picks up.

Thanks

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Hey Joe, you can get frogs at D & H Bait just E of Dilworth or you can go catch them. Anywhere you find ankle to knee high grass near water, particularly water that isn't moving too fast, will be good for frog hunting. Golf courses can also be good.

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You can also get frogs at fargo bait and tackle. The frogs cost 75 cents apiece. good luck. smile.gif

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