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.


    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts


Anyone been out in the Fargo area lately? What's the word? I'm planning on getting out later this week so I'll give my report then. In the mean time, what do people have to offer?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks to be a go at all the boat ramps in the Wahpeton & Fargo Moorhead area parks as of yesterday 05/24/01.

It may be a very wise idea to take it cool tell you see what new hazards have popped up on the Red. This year a lot of stuff has moved around on the river, sand bars, deadheads, and fall away tree's.

One constant on rivers is change, always a new structure to fish, ya Gota love it!

Fishing has been improving all up and down the Red and it's tributaries. We should see exceptional channel cat fishing in the weeks to come prior to there spawn. Cutbait's and paste baits seem to be the ticket on slip rigs.

Walleye fishing has been spotty but improving in the twilight hours. Crankbaits have been producing more walleye in recent nights with jigs the norm during the daylight hours. Jigs worked tight to structure and flooded grassy shoreline areas tipped with a minnow or leach can be very productive as are floating jigheags.

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend and drive and boat safely, save the party for the campfire and not on the road or waterways of the region.

Good fishing!

Backwater Eddy...><,,>

Backwater Guiding Service
[email protected]

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Scoot and all.

I fished the walk bridge Memorial park area and caught a 5 lb channel. I also had a run and broke my line. I fish very heavy gear and not too often that happens.

I was at the North dam and were a bunch of people on the Fgo. side. One guy and his son on the Mhd. side. Just too high for now there. The Fgo side is fishable but the river is realy fast.

Down here I tried crawlers for goldeye for bait but nothing. I caught the cat on chicken liver.

Like Ed says plugs and jigs mebe as hard to hold the bottom without heavy sinkers. 3 0zs wouldn't hold in the channel.

Mebe tonight if not too muddy. Would like to catch some cats before they spawn. That rain spell made it pretty muddy. Didn't raise the river tho.

Good fishing to all!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
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.