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Cat's on the Red CLASSIC 2001 event is excepting applications!

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This year Big Jim Moyer is heading up the event in Canada at Selkirk Park on the Red River of the North. This event is set for the 17th-19th of August. Final registration is on the 17th and the rules meeting, both team members must be there at the registration to qualify to fish this event.

The address to contact Jim for the application and rules is below.

All registrations MUST be in Jim's hands before July 1st!

Jim Moyer
2830 Brothers RD.
Clarksville, TN 37043

Entry Fee: $225.00 US
Big Cat Pot: $20.00 US
Officials Fee: $25.00 US
Total Entry Fee: $270.00 US FUNDS

You can get a application by calling Jim at 931-358-9264

This is one fun event an ton's of big cats are caught and releases each year.

This is a 100% C/R format and the rules need to be well read and followed to the letter.

Pay out is determined by total entry with a 25 team min. so the more the better. I expect at least 60 teams, maybe 100?

Act FAST!

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Backwater,

Sounds like a hostile Red right now, I know she's a fierce beast!!! and a gentle Lady, all wrapped up in one.

Traditionally what presentation was used by and what structure have the winners or high placers utilized when competing in this event.

Sounds fun,
Turk
www.croixsippi.com

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If you're really interested.... I've posted some articles on my site that address the question, "what and where at St. Andrews locks for the big forks!". Too much for the board... http://www.geocities.com/dkiazyk2000
I put in a few....days every year on the lower Red and I have written a few articles so as to share a few of my ideas about the channel cat fishery below the locks. I hope the articles will help.

Dan Kiazyk
Cat Eye Outfitter
http://www.geocities.com/dkiazyk2000
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You thinking on getting in the game?

If so maybe I better keep my secrets EH?

The section in the tournament area has a dam with a lot of structure and current, a run with a lot of rock, sand bar's, hole's all over, lot's of cat type stuff to look for. Trick is were are they in that water level, it can change in a very short time too!

Last year I finished 12th in the 76 team spread working the Dam in the heavy current with my buddy's the frog clan.

Most big fish came from that area as did the numbers of big fish. BUT, if the river drop's fast time to roam and play seek and go find, deep and dirty. You need to have a plan A, B, C, & D if possable or a heap of confidence in one particular plan.

Bring the big rods as well, and the long ones to drift a float rig, you know the drill. EXL/HVY stuff no walleye tackle will hold up for very long, -ZIP-(SNAP)- Sploosh!!

Circle hooks are the best bet as it is barbless and they just work great on LARGE BAIT'S (HINT).

You should get in on this man, it's a real trip to fish!

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Backwater Eddy...><,,>

Backwater Guiding Service
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(701)-671-3079

[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 03-22-2001).]

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Interesting reading Dan, nice site there guy!

Were you fishing the Cat's on the Red Classic last year, if so did we chat at the Selkirk Park?

I plan on heading up in June between guide trips on my end to play piggy tag bellow the Dam. Hope we can hook up and wear out some reels, or try like heck to.

Have you ever found and decent maps for that stretch of river, they seem to be very hard to find?

Nice site Dan!

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Backwater Guiding Service
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Thanks bud! I've been really busy this year and the end of the (fishing) year, activity has been hectic.. As I fish all species my next round will be (stocked) trout in the Parkland region before the regular season re-opens May 12.

I'd love to hook up and do some cattin' but I'm pretty much booked up (had to bring on more guys to help! --- but I'll try eh.), but I noticed in your most recent posting that there's a pretty interesting meeting going on in Mid April. Very interesting and maybe part of an "elaborate" excuse to get down to make a visit and pass a few hours at Cabela's eh!

With regards to the map situation; Energy, mines and natural resources hasn't really updated the Map for the Red river since 1982 (Red river Small-craft chart #6242). It still serves as a good guide but there are some generalizations (those small rock piles and bunches of holes in a particular area are not marked). But I guess that's why we rats spend the time we do on the ol' Lady. The Canadian coast guard also puts out it's navigational buoys for the bigger lake boats every spring and they do give a good idea to the first timer when trying to get a handle on the river channel and humps/bumps. I've also found the odd hole in a hole or the rock pile on a pile just by chance and they took a few years to locate!

Keep your hooks sharp Eddy! They be chomping this spring!!!!

Dan
Cat Eye outfitter
http://www.geocities.com/dkiazyk2000
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Is there a address were I can order a sectional map. I have a lot of GPS points saved up but it would be nice to put a updated map together with the two recourses.

E-mail the address to me if you come across it and once I get my GPS stuff matched up I will share it with you.

ED


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Ed Carlson,
#310 SE College Complex
Wahpeton ND, 58075

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1000 meter 1:50:000, Universal transverse mercator (UTM) grid maps are available --- they give the best scale in my opinion ---- from Manitoba Natural resources 200 Saulteaux Crescent Murray Industrial Park Winnipeg. R3J 3W3 Tel# (204) 945-6784. Personnel will be able to give you maps for just the section that you are looking to fish etc... As I also once mentionned there is a SMALL CRAFT CHART # 6242 1:25,000 but it is devoid of the easting and northing marks normally associated with UTM projection ( however it is interesting as it gives depth readings as of 1982 --- relatively accurate to date). I hope this helps all those folks who are considering coming up for the tournament... believe me you can't go wrong fishing a tournament (for CATS!) on the lower Red.
Dan
Cat Eye Outfitter
http://www.geocities.com/dkiazyk2000
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dkiazyk,
send your articles and I'll get them posted on the main page here with a link back to your site.

You can use the contact us link below to send e-mail to me if you would, please.

Thanks!!!!

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Hay Denny you find you way here yet?

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