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Here's another question for Ed about the Red river. I'm only asking because I was reading some earlier posts on musky fishing at the species specific sites, and one of your posts sounded like you've got some experience with these toothy critters.
Quite some time ago the ND Game and Fish Dept., and the MN DNR did some test netting in the big red to see what was there. The results that they published were really encouraging - they even reported catching a couple of pretty nice muskys. I was just curious to know that in your time on the water in the Red have you ever seen, or caught a musky? Have you ever fished exclusively for them in the Red, or do you think that there are probably to few to really justify fishing for just this species? How about big Northern Pike? I would welcome anybody's input on this. The forage base is certainly enough to create potentially huge pike and musky. Wouldn't it be somethin' if the Red River of the North were to become a great musky fishery! I would guess that except for the times when she's runnin' really muddy this river system has got everything it needs to support a good Esox population. There are numerous other dirty rivers that have monster muskys. Kinda makes me go Hhhmmmmm.. Let me know what ya' know.

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There were two large Musky caught in the Fargo area last year and another near Wahpeton.

They are there just rair for now. They don't get fished for specificly, and most catch's come as a acident while fishing for walleye or pike.

Interesting enough is that all the musky that I have seen caught from the Red have came from dams. I find that odd but very interesting.

I have caught 2 on the Otter Tail River and one ALMOST caught on the Red, almost! LOL

Hope to see them continue to stock more in the rivers of the region.

Great fish!

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