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

    • leech~~
        Oh, says the guy that just took the plunge! I'm sure it will do your little pan fish ok. Let me know if you need a few Walleye's to try?
    • ZachD
      My buddy dulled his blades against a brick first thing when he got his. still cuts awesome just not through bones 
    • eyeguy 54
      you should have taken lessons    
    • leech~~
      I had a battery op Repala a few years ago and sold it to someone else at our campground. Didn't like the way they just zipped through without following the fillets and lost a lot of meat. Really suk's on a partly frozen fish!   Mine came with a case.
    • eyeguy 54
      decided to take the plunge and bought a Rapala Ion rechargeable. anybody have one and what do you use for a case?