• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

Guest

This weekend seen some piggy action in the North & South Dam's.

I seen 3 walleye in the 8-10 lb. class caught on chub's in the North Dam area. (All but one released.)

Hickson Dam was good too, frog's made the grade there with a 10 lb. class walleye released. (ATA-Boy MARK!!)

PLEASE consider a replica mount, or a picture for the wall over a "DEAD mount" fish!

Experance the thrill, NO THE RUSH, of releasing these wonders of nature!

Next season she will be even BIGGER!

I have been asked often....How do you catch a trophy 12-14 lb Walleye?

My answer is always the same.....

"By releasing the 8-11's!"

Backwater Eddy............><,,>


------------------
"Backwater Eddy"
Backwater guide service
"Ed on the RED"
[email protected]
701-671-3079


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Due to work on dams on the Otter Tail and few rains the Red has dropped greatly in the past day and will more so in the Fargo area by tomarrowe!

I did well on walleye just below dams today on Husky jerks, very nice looking walleye!

Fish will be pooled up tell the river rises again.

ED

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

"DANGER!! DRAW DOWN ON BOTH END'S"

They have shut down the flow on the headwaters of the Red as of yesterday so the Red is VERY LOW in the Wahpeton to Fargo region! Very dangerous to boating! River run is 6" and falling yet!

If they open the gate's up at the other end ( St. Andrews Dam) as planned there will be nothing but a puddle of mud were the Red used to be!

I hope they get there poop in a group on the water regulation of the Red! If the Corp keeps the gates closed on this end from the Otter Tail and we see no rain soon this will be a bad deal for the walleye this winter on the Red!

Someone best get this ##$ dam $%%#^ ##### straight before this is a tragedy!

P-OD
frown.gif
Backwater Eddy!


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bruce

Ed, how do you fish with Husky Jerks below the dams especially the north Fargo dam without constantly getting snagged? I was out in my boat last night from the Johnson Park landing to the North Dam and have never seen the Red so low. The average depth was only about 4 feet and it made for some difficult boating. Bruce

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

LOW-you ain't seen nothing yet Bruce!

It will fall more for you soon!

I keep cranks in areas I can trust, North Dam is a snake pit for cranks! I seldome throw them there, too risky with all the old line out there. But you will be able to walk across that area by tomarroe! Go find a few cranks then?

It was still dropping today!

Man it is low!

Bad deal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

OK- Red River Rats, it's time to ROCK!

Walleye action is on the go, so getty up and herd them out!

Past few days have seen great walleye action in the Fargo to Wahpeton section with great action also reported from Fargo North.

Cranks like Black/White #8 Shad Rap's were my best yesterday. I caught 2-30" type Sumo Piggy's yesterday, one at Hickson Dam the other at points South.

Seen several anglers with feeder piggy's and one angler with a solid 7 lb. piggy at Christine Dam. Suckers were the ticket there, big suckers!

I am of to work the Red on creel survey again today and will keep my eye's open to changes and new hot spots.

Remember to practice selective harvest, please release the larger fish as they are not quality table fare and to get 14's remember you need to release lots of 8-10's!

Good Hunting!

BE.....................><, ,>

------------------
"Backwater Eddy"
Backwater guide service
"Ed on the RED"
[email protected]
701-671-3079


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

PSSST--Try the South Dam, MN side near dam in the backwater! Husky's & T-Stick's were very hot at dark and just after past few nights!

Keep them slow and near the foam line!

smile.gif

BE............><,Go PIGGY"S,>

[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 10-15-2000).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Fishing is not hot but the big walleye are very cool!

Seen a few 28-30" walleye over the past few day's, and all were released, good job guy's & gall's!

Crank's are good but jig's tipped with large minnow's seem to be more productive as water temp's fall.

River levels are extremely low and few anglers are out on the Red in boats as landings become difficult to use or unsafe. Some landing's drop off quickly so be careful while launching!

Shore angling seems to be a good bet near major wintering hole's or dam's. Be careful as the rock's are slippery with moss and the steep muddy banks can act like a slide with leaves on your shoes, muddy, wet and cold don't sound like fun at all!

Lot's of good fishing left!

Be safe and Enjoy!

BE.......><,,>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Look for the rivers to rise due to good rains.

Check on the feeder creeks and rivers that feed the Red the walleye will be moveing up them soon!

BE.....><,,>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Tom Sawyer
      We've been big fans of the 3" minnows, and 5" leeches, along with crawlers, great color combinations, with floating versions ta boot.👍👍     Found the pinched half crawlers to work great for adding spin to "slow death" presentation...
    • redlabguy
      Okay, I’m not into gore. I’ve only had to do surgery on one hook and that’s enough. PSU, I’m wondering how you’re doing. Cliff offered good advice. In the Frazer Bay Area, bobbers are my only means of catching fish of size. I t seems like the dinks are dominating the reefs. Spinners can pick up fish near structure. I was looking back at my logs recently and late July has always been tough.  Dick
    • riverrat21
      Ive been out a few times as well..have tried from the harbor all the way up to boyscout...have been getting a few everytime out but has been slow for me....been trolling crawlers with big colorado blades..have caught fish on flats by barkers,between the bridges,and out from clyde area....got 6 cats accidentally while trolling boards by the community hole south west side of spirit lake...water clarity still sucks in the harbor..a bit better the farther up river u go...has it been kinda slow for everyone?????ive been doing better on fish lake.lol
    • Grainbelt
      And they are big, feels like you have a bass on! We thru them all back.
    • delcecchi
      I haven't done it on all my stuff, but I don't avoid using a bait because I mashed the barbs.   It would probably be a good idea to mash more of them, even if just to make it easier to get them out when they get hooked on something like clothing or a rag.  
    • monstermoose78
    • Wanderer
      Manitoba requires the same, and I agree, we didn’t notice a difference either except for keeping bait on the hook.  It’s just a hard mental block to get around. @LBerquist, ouch!  Unfortunately I know what those are like.  Both getting them out of myself and helping others!  You can pinch the barbs down on any hook though.  Some lay down nice and others will break off, leaving just a little bit of a rough bump which I kind of like better.  There’s a little bit of grip left that way.
    • whateverisbiting
      Thanks for the tip something new to try 🙂
    • LBerquist
      I wish barb less hooks were more available. I'd switch, heard they come out easier....
    • Borch
      The gulp crawlers in packages are tougher than those in the alive container.  The one in the picture is from the alive container.  Both versions work well on spinner and slow death rigs.