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Scoot

Does anyone know the temp of the Red in Fargo?

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59???????????????
Not only are we past spawn-time, we're waaayyy past it. What was the temp that you said you had the best luck fishing cats, BWE? It was surprisingly low, I thought, but I believe you.
How's the water level down south? Have you been able to get out lately?
Scoot

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The waters going down fairly well here by Oak Grove but probably another week or so.

Don't want to put my foot in my mouth. Just a guess. Some kids were down here last night dingin around. Nothing, but I knew that.

One thing about down here is the road is asphalt so when the level is ok no fear of getting stuck.

Hey Scoot, the road is closed partway down here. You can park by the barricade and not get into trouble if not for 2 long. Otherwise park by the horseshoe ct.

Lots of ducks and geese. There's beaver that come out around dusk. Less then a block walk from the baracade.

The ad is 800 2av no. You catch 8th st. in MHD and go North til you see the highrise. Don't go into that parking lot. Bear left by the horesoe court and down the hill. You'll see the river.

I've caught some nice cats there. That's also where I catch my goldeye for bait.You can walk down there and not get muddy as it's paved.

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They are done spawning, at least the walleye that were able to are done. The water temp was as high as 61 but the last shot of rain and clouds drooped it a bit.

Post spawn mails are on the feed again but the females are tough to locate and get to bite as of yet. The early morning and night bite has been the best in my region. The water clarity has improved dramatically this past week and I would classify it as about normal for the Red right now. There still is a lot of flow in the channel that is forcing fish to the ledges so concentrate on the break or on protected sand flats at dusk.

Jigs tipped with live bait has been the best yet with some crankbait action starting to produce during the daylight hours. Rattle Trap's and Rattle Rap's in shad and silver blue patterns are a good bet closely followed by #11 Husky Jerks or Bomber Long A's in similar patterns. Concentrate on shoreline structure were the walleye can hang off the current. They are in a resting mode following the spawn so they are not overly aggressive, keep your presentations slow and near the bottom.

Catfish should be ready to rock very soon on the Red. Some fat cats are showing up already on snags and inside bends on cutbait soured a good day in a pail. White suckers is a very good choice for soured baits as they stay well on a hook even if they are a bit soft. Scale the suckers and dice then in 1-2" sections and toss them in a 1 gal. sealed pail for a day. But don't place them in direct sunlight or they will over sour and get to mushy. Fresh cut goldeye is a good choice as well as big gobs of crawlers set on slip rigs. Sour baits would definitely be my first choice!

Boat ramps are a mess in the region as of this week but I expect that the Fargo Parks Department if properly motivated by a few 100 phone calls may just try to get them in a usable condition. Post flood has a lot of work piled up for them guys so if they do not know that anglers are in need of the ramps they won't put them too high on the list of things to do. So a friendly call would help that I suspect?

That's all for now have a good weekend & good fishing.

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