Catfishing is pretty stable right now. The water is getting very low making the north end of Grand Forks begin to get sketchy for travel. The lack of current has the fish spread out also. Stay on the move and when you land of fish you should have no trouble catching them. The best areas have been anywhere you can find more current than the surrounding area. The middle of the River in mid range holes has also been a good place to look.
Bait has changed for me this week with frogs being the hands down number one so far. Sucker and goldeye have been working too. I still believe getting bait in front of the fish is is the key more than what the bait is but try it all.
Remember the I-29 Catfish Classic is in just 2 weeks.
Made it out last night. Beautiful night. Caught a bunch of Crappies, sunnies, a norsky and a few walleyes. All CR. Amazing how quiet the lake was. I was the only boat out for the most part. First boat in parking lot at 5:30 and no AI inspector this time. Have not seen them for quite awhile now.... Water temp was 78. Panfish were caught on simple Jig/plastic in about 12 feet along shoreline weeds. Walleyes on spinner/crawlers in 17-20 on midlake structure.
Have not fished down there but up river a little way in the Ramsey area I have been doing well on smallies
Either trolling raps up river bouncing of the bottom or drifting down pounding the shorelines with meps spinners.
Meps are one of my favorite lures for the river that and buzz baits.
The Mississippi is fun because you have a chance at catching anything.
Go to the fields off hwy 10 where diamonds used to be and where the boat launch is in Ramsey. I plant feathers and stuff there sometimes there is a variety of tall grass around there.
the best pre buy program I have found is at golden meadows. if you put money on an account before aug 26 the prices are depending on when you go
Aug. 20 - Sept. 4 Sept. 5 - Oct. 2
Oct. 3 - Nov. 6 Nov. 7 - Dec. 4
Dec. 5 - Jan. 1, 2017
COST PER BIRD
Im wanting to go and fish the missisippi river by my place, there is a little inlet with some down trees, a drop off and a little bridge that goes over the inlet.
Its off of east river road at the end of 79th. I believe its called riverview heights park.
My questions is, has anyone gone fishing there? I see people there quite often and have chatted with them a little bit, but haven't gotten much out of them.
It looks promising for some largemouth and catfish.
if you have fished there what works good? and are they biting now?
I will be there at about 5 am tomorrow morning.