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Crookston fishing

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Was out on the Red lake in Crookston last night from 5pm-8:30pm trying to catch some walleye or smallies, but only caught one goldeye. tried slip bobber with leach and minnow, and also a jig head. Just wondering if any body else has been having any luck. We fished 8-14 feet of water. Was my first time river fishing for eyes. any pointers would be great.

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Well, I tell ya what. I too have been having trouble finding the Eyes here as of late. Even the cast have moved. I found a spot a few weeks ago that was just hot for a few days but now I cant get a bite in that same spot. With all the rain and the river going up, I would try shallow, rock edges. Try fishing 3-5 feet. slow presentaion. Some Foam Walkers and lindy rigs, tipped with Crawler or leaches.

Good luck.

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Just wondering what the water level is like on the RLR upstream of Crookston, maybe up by like RLF or TRF. I'm assuming it's a little on the high side but thought maybe someone might have first-hand info. Thanks

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It's not high in Thief River Falls, but higher than it was a few days ago...

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It's up about 3 feet now but dropping fast. Get to your holes while you can. grin.gif

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