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Catmendo

SUMU'S, SUMU'S AND MORE SUMU'S..........

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Catmendo

It's now official, Manitoba's 2007 angling season is now underway and judgung by the success two locals from Winnipeg had....it's going to absolutely NUTZ!!!!!

The two began their '07 odyssey Lockport directly beneath that WORLD FAMOUS dam. When the clock struck twelve they began fishing.By 6:00 am they'd had their fill of hammering SUMU kitties! They ended up landing 44 HAWG's. 23 of these bohemoth SUMU's met or exceeded Manitoba's official trophy requirements of 33 inches! All in all they had a blast (who wouldn't have) starting off a NEW season of angling on the WORLD's #1 catfish hole!

Good-Luck to all in "07 and always remember to fish with safety in mind! wink.gif

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Ed Carlson

Your kill'n me Stu...ya know that don't ya?

Soon.....sooner the better...I'll be up. Darn work anyway#$%^$@%^!

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Catmendo

Not to rub it in to much Ed, but this has been one of the best openers in recent memory! wink.gif As for the average size of these SUMU's, it's well above average!!! Twenty pound fish are average, with many in the mid twenties and beyond!

I'm making my debut tomorrow......can't wait.

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Ed Carlson

Rub...that is more like a Grind Stu. Like I said...your kill'n me.

Rigged up some catters headed your way yesterday. Told them to bring some Ben-Gay for their backs. LOL!

Early June can't come fast enough for me now.

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Scoot

You're not the only one down here green with envy, Ed. You been out scratchin' the itch locally? I haven't been fishing around here yet, but I aim to fix that in the near future.

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Wiskers

Hey Stu, with all the high water and more to come, are the kitties still producing? I am working on a boat or two and should have them in hand soon if all goes well. Sure would love to come up there to break them in.

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Ed Carlson

The word is 20 to 40 sumo's per day has been the way things have been rolling along. Stu should be able to give us the most recent report.

I am on my way up soon to pick on them monsters. The sucker cuts have still been good was the word passed on to me. Due to high water the Goldeye have been sparse pickings.

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Ed Carlson

Well..we are doing well up here at Cats on the Red. We are on day 2.5 and have over 115 big cats in the Ol' Frabill, most are Cork'n Cats too. I love CORK'N...EH!!

The water is high and fast so fishing can be rough in the flow. We are doing best very shallow early in the day. The dam put out the biggest cat today for Big Shannon..bottomed out my scale fast at 25 lbs, I would have guessed it at close to 30 lbs, maybe more. A very fat kitty, yup-yup...nice SUMO Kitty.

Another day on Tuesday, so if this cold wind does not mess things up we hope to hit 200 this trip. We will see.

Lots of fun!

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Scoot

Atta boy, Ed. Sounds like a blast. What's the bait of choice up there right now? Cut sucker? Cut goldeye? Rumor has it that the goldeye is rough to round up right now, is that true?

One last thing, Ed... Corkin' Sucks!!! tongue.gifwink.gifgrin.gif

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huntnfish

I might have to head that direction one of these years.

Scoot, were you out on White Earth last weekend? I thought I saw a boat like you have described out there fishing by the island.

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Scoot

Yep, that was me!

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Ed Carlson

We didn't get to 200 this trip, yet 150 or so aint too shabby.

Again Big Shannon scored a second true Red River of the North sumo Kitty. This pig was Girthy....37" long by 26" girth....what a pig. This one came from down by the Steam Plant near Selkirk and hit as fussy as a darn Madtom picking at a bait. He got sick of it pick'n and slammed it as fast as it picked and he hooked up. They can go from hot and heavy to fussy a couple times a day so the game is be flexable and keep your eyes open for clues to their preferance of baits and depth.

Scoot we used fresh cut sucker and sour sucker, pluss fresh frozen Mooneye. They all has hot times and cold times so trial and error kept us in the fish.

I got some big cats and monster Sheephead on 3" GM Sassy Shads on a 5' Ultra Light GM combo....man that was a hoot! When they are busting shinners in the shallows plastics and cranks are well worth a shot...what a blast.

This weather has things changing often so my advice is to keep close tabs on what Stu has to say on the bite, he is the man, he knows that system better than anyone alive for sure.

Again thanks to Stu for the super acomodations and service up at "Cats on the Red", they are good folks and always my first choice (and only real choice) for the lower Red.

I can't wait to get back....maybe in a month? WE-WE-We!

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Hillbilly40

All this talk about lockport and tons of huge cats is starting to drive me nuts. I think I'll have to make a trip up there sometime. I don't have enough money to go with stu or get a guide since I'm a poor college kid. I was wondering if the cats are biting all year long up there and same with the walleye. It was suck if I went up there and they were spawning. Was wondering if there is a landing real close to the Lockport dam and if the lockport dam is where steven ave is. I see a big massive dam on mapquest right smack in the middle of lockport so I'm guess that would be the one.

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Wiskers

Well I got a boat finely, now to make some time to get up there...........pant pant.. how come no pics Ed? Are you just being nice and not rubbing it in too much.. wink.gif

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Scoot

Speaking of pics, let's see the new rig, Rusty. What did ya get?

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Wiskers

Well here they are, Nothing real pretty but they float and catch fish. They will have to do until I can find another jet boat. One is a 20' Crestliner cabin cruiser and the other is an Apollo 18'. NOW if it ever stops RAINING , I can fish with them..

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Scoot

Cool. Those should serve your purposes until you can get your next RP.

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Ed Carlson

I just got some sweet pics of some monster sumos...but no easy way to post them right now. Maybe...if I forwerd them to ya Scoot you may pop a couple up for me...Eh? confused.gif

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marine_man

if you can't get a hold of scoot you can send them to me ed and I'll get them posted...

marine.man1@yahoo.com

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Scoot

Thanks for the offer, M-M. I got them this morning and I'll get them up sometime today. Looks like a ton o' fun!!!

For those who have never been up to Stu's place- you gotta get up there! Cats on the Red is heaven for anyone who likes cat fishing. It's also a wonderful place for anyone who likes fishing (cat guy or otherwise). I'll get them pics posted later today and you'll see what I'm talkin' about.

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Wiskers

I might have found a big jet boat so if I get Apollo sold I might be in business.

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Scoot

Ed, my picture host is giving me troubles again. Not sure what the skinny is. I'll give it until tomorrow, if I can't figure it out, I'll ship them off to Marine_Man to post them. He seems to be able to fix lots of stuff I manage to screw up.

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Canuck

I finally got on the Red last Saturday and could not believe the size of the kitties. I know I am a month behind but things on the home front just did not allow it. The kitties we caught are the size of September kitties and then some. There was one that was 34 and it weighed 24lbs 11 oz and the largest was 38 1/2" and went 32 10. I know I have not been on the Red that long but to see a kitty 34" in June that went 24 lbs is a first for me. One can only guess what September will produce. Maybe it is all this high water.

I will be out 3 more times in the next week and can only guess what it will produce, but I would bet there will be plenty of 20lbers.

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Ed Carlson

Thanks Scoot, if you get them up (posted) when you can...Kewl.

Yes sir, the size of the cats this season is super sumo average this early. As Jim said...what will late season bring...ya got to wonder?

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Wiskers

Wow, glad to hear you can still fish the Red.. Down here it is soo high that I am not able to even land a boat safely. How high is the water up there?

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