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Word form Lockport is they popped a couple of gates wide open and the water is high, this is a very good thing.

This has the cats up at the dam in big numbers right now, great time to go would be SOON.

A friend was just there and hit way over 1000 pounds of cats in a day, that be cat'n folks.

This weekend would be a great time to head up if you can. Be sure to bring extra anchors just in case you loose one.

Ed

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The current isn't all that bad. Fish are biting well throughout the day on goldeye. I haven't had to go over 2oz's The sauger are in a wee bit too.

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A 10# 'eye was reported caught around the Netley creek area. I don't think it says they're in but probably on their way!

Hey Ed..... what's this I hear about your Carp Minnow theory nd the greenback bite..... can you elaborate a little? Thanks

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Makes sense Ed about the bait..... another query for you Ed.....About what time this fall will you start working the night shift for ol' marble eyes? Is there a particular period of time eg. 4 hours after sunset or some other time period, that'll have the best bite. Are you fishing the really turbid stuff or are you fishing some of your clearer feeder rivers/streams where they come into the river? I've tried it up north here (the river itself as well as Netley) but to no real gain.... water is a bit too murky it seems to me. How about the time of the fall season does this make a difference? No one that I've heard of does walleye "at night" in the Red (North) or Winnipeg rivers to any extent....... maybe someone should give it a more concentrated effort. Suggestions?

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The mouth of the marsh and the cuts would be a very good plan at night if you ask me.

Sumo cranks or frogs and jigs may be a idea worth tossing around?

The piggys have to prowl the reeds after dusk, they always do in the early fall. Find the right corner and look out, they will stack in at night.

I try to look for cleaner areas as the water clears and the temps drop. May be a week or so with all that flow up there now huh?

I will see how the 13th works out, we may be there before that, not sure yet?

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Saturday September 07, 2002

Hey Backwater,

Just to let you know that we hammered them yesterday. Regardless of where we fished, deep or shallow, those "kitties" were cooperating fully. In all, we boated a total of nineteen trophies. We also caught our share of smaller fish. Bait of choice, Goldeye, frogs and Sucker, they were all productive. However, Sucker was the least productive, Goldeye and frogs were a toss-up. This is very typical this time of year.

There's a lot of water moving thru the system at this time. At the momment this means the Sauger and Walleye action has come to a halt! Unlike ol'whiskers, 'eyes, sauger and others don't fare too well when the water gets all churned up.

Providing the rain situation throughout the valley settles down, we should be back hunting for 'eyes around the third week. Only time will tell.

Good luck this weekend!

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Put in a long day today on the Red from Selkirk to the lake. Caught a couple of cats (one on a crank) and quite a few saugers. Saugers bit early morning and the evening on jigs (3/8 chart/orange) with shiners. Caught one small walleye as the last fish of the day ....and it shone nicely. Didn't meet a lot of people who caught many walleye but people were still having good success with the cats.

And for something really different .. on Saturday did a drift on the Assiniboine river (about 35km in length 9 hrs.) from pth 340 to #5 highway through the Carberry Sandhills... we pulled spinners/bouncers and used worms and minnows, some jigging as well.... and caught a good number of cats (up to 11#) and wide range of walleye up to 26.5". Very few people fish this area (we were the ONLY boat) although we did meet a couple of farmers who were shore fishing for walleye.

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