Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
greystonegaurd

grand forks

8 posts in this topic

Heading up this weekend to grand forks to fish. Was looking for a fishing report and maybe some tips on the area? How is the water levels? Any help would be great Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rumor is North is very, very low. South is always good for water depth.

Bite has been so, so from what I gather. It was tough the weekend of the Incredible and hasn't really improved that drastically.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info! Five of us are heading up there this weekend and are going to hit it hard. What was it like for boat travel on the river? I take it you were talking about north of grand forks was low?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

North (Riverside Ramp) has some very low stretches from what I understand. Couple weeks ago, we were running through 2' of water and she has continued to come down.

South (Cabela's Ramp & Lincoln Park) is always good depthwise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Once again thanks for the info. From what I gather it is really good the farther north you go! But I would have to get 4 other guys to drive that far north. Maybe if I show them some of the great fish they have been getting up there they would go. Do you happen to now how long of a drive north that is to Pembina? Looks like it is right off the border. Thanks again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its about an hour via I-29 to the northern valley.

You may want to consider Drayton as a compromise as well. There is a lowhead dam in town and plenty of shorefishing & boatfishing opportunities there for cats.

But don't let the "further north" hype fool ya either. Grand Forks is plenty good, you may just have to work a little harder at it.

Here's 2 my dad & I caught a few weeks back.

hansonkotcchannelcatym6.jpg

dadscatsincrediblehogba9.jpg

The "average size" typically tends to increase the further north you go. But you still have to hook them. I've had trememendous success north near Canada, and I've had my absolute best 2 days of catfishing ever in Grand Forks. I dunno, go with what works into your schedule and budget.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish! We are looking to get somthing in that class. Drayton sounds like a nice spot that we are looking at. We are staying at the park right in grand forks but we plan to try several spots in the area. Whats the water levels like around around Drayton? We are planning on taking boats but not scared to fish from shore. I will try to have pictures for everyone when we get back we plan on fishing all weekend. I just hope the weather holds up! Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In Drayton is you go North it might get shallow, coming souht shuold be no problem. Good luck on your trip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • mnfathead
      Thanks Cliff, weather looks dynamite so that's a good start!
    • airnuts
      Finally making it up for our first trip of the year. Strictly walleye fishing in Frazer Bay with slip bobbers around the reefs. Appreciate any fishing reports. Thanks!
    • ZachD
      I believe they take vets living in veteran homes around the area like Silver Bay veteran home ect
    • ZachD
      tango loves going to Crooked lake!   Sand pines really works with you well for starting off. I don't know just because they were not busy but the kid stayed out with me and planted one by one until I told him to release them all. Golden meadows is nice as well. Do the pre buy program (I think if you buy before mid Aug) and the birds are a good price. They will flag all the birds if you want.   He still only weighs under 60lbs but I like it that way he is deadly fast and never gets tired   Cant wait to see how he does this season want to make a trip to the Dakotas at least once
    • fishingalex
      Does anybody know of a local Alexandria shop that would install a Humminbird Helix for me?
    • ifishwalleye
      Like Mlaker3 said... go as light as you can. The key is to try and stay vertical. It's the nature of the beast when jigging in rocks that your going to get some snags and loose some jigs. 
    • JBMasterAngler
      Thanks for all info. Even if I end up staying at the kawashiwi river campground (which I've done the past 2 years), now I at least know where to drive around and scout out some spots for next trip. 
    • redlabguy
      Good advice! I appreciate it. And good to hear from you. I found fish over the weekend on reef tops with few if any bites. I should've moved on but 11-12" fish made me think better ones might come. The good fish I did find were on the sides of reefs.  I'm off the water for family business, but hoping for a good August! Dick
    • eyeguy 54
      maybe he didn't see the question yet? google is your friend. this one sounds like its for vets that are at the VA.  not sure. Check out Take a Vet Fishing online.  couple events coming up. not by Duluth tho. 
    • loadmaster
      And people do not understand why this site is dead.  Ask a simple question and not even a reply.  Will be seeing ya all