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Katman

Anyone been on the mn river by black dog yet?

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Anyone know of or been out by the black dog area off 35w lately? Wanted to get a report.

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not really that recent, but for what it's worth I was down there during that warm snap a few weeks ago- couple of small channels and a redhorse.

it'll just get better from there I suppose...

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Thanks Grant!

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Water level is way up Mate! About 2-3ft from the top of the metal wall and ripping through pretty good.

thanks

Larry

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no problem- we ought to arrange to go fish one of these days as it gets warmer- before the bugs get thick.

ain't no such thing as a bad day fishing!

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yes my buddy went up there while we tried a different spot he didn't hit much one or two small channels he said its still to high

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It was high last year around this time too. The bites were pretty light...BUT..there are big fish! I think I'm going to use the flies for trout this weekend....leave the cats alone for another week or two. We should hook up for a friendly trip out there one of these days. I'm usually catfishing down there somewhere. Last year, I had a week where I was at the same spot, everyday for 6 days straight. Good luck to you guys if you guys go. Keep us posted on the bite. I may stop by later Sunday after my trout runs down the driftless. grin.gif

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went out there today it is high some really light bites and the current just kept drifting me into the side

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Thats how it was last year....but man...did we pull some brutes out of there! Felt like sunny bites....until they ran!

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