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Spring Fishing

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When is the best time to start fishing, both for cats and walleyes? Does the water have to warm up a little first or can we start fishing as soon as its feasible to wet a line?

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Walleye fishing will be taking off very soon on the upper Red (Southern portion) and move North as the water levels taper off and warm up. I'd imagine things will get kicked off in the next week or two, depending on weather/water/ice conditions.

Catfishing will get going a little later. I usually don't bother until after the walleye fishing has died down, usually later in April. They can be had sooner, but I generally find it tough going. However, once the walleyes move out of their Spring haunts, the catfishing isn't far behind. Cutbait and stinkbait usually rule early in the year, so go get some goldeyes and chop 'em up for bait.

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Ran the dog around by the River in North Fargo near the Seminary and saw 2 Bald Eagles!! One was screeching like crazy perched in a tree, I turned around to see another flying 60 yards above my head and that one landed about 10 feet from the other one.

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