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I fished the Red above and below Fargo all weekend. We seen Little sign of any fuel on the Red. We did see a bit on Saturday, tiny spots that smelled little fuel oil. We caught plenty of cats, even with the soft bits and cool weather.

The "NEW" spill up by Menomen on the MN Wild Rice may be a very bad deal. Especially now, the cats are headed into theses high flow tribs in large numbers in pre-spawn mode, not good.

I remember a big spill years back at English coolie near GF, killed tons and tons of sumo cats that time.

What kills me is this is very likely the work of vandals. Them vandals better PRAY HARD I don't catch them Eh!

I may be wrong, but are not all fuel storage sites mandated to have containment barriers capable of retaining ALL the fuel that is stored in case of a spill?

I think the EPA will need a call on these spills and do a serious fallow up on the storage practices in this region. A storm drain right near a fuels storage site, like who the $%%5 thought up that idea Eh?


The MN DNR & the ND G&F were jointly on the prowl with their new River Pro all weekend, looking about.

Them guys really love that rig Eh. I can tell they are getting into theses partoles more and more. For years they were spooked to run the Red, now they do it with ease. I think they just love that River Pro so much that they make up reasons to do trips. wink.gif

I have a strong hunch Kevin that ND will have a few very soon too. The powers at the top are seriously looking at them It seams somebody's has been whispering in there ear Eh?


Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson
Backwater Guiding "ED on the RED"

[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 05-19-2003).]

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Anyone else hear about this? Flying J had 2000 gallons of diesel spill into the Red as a result of the rains we've received recently. That sucks! I hate it when I hear about crap like this.
I also heard the Wild Rice had a considerable amount of fuel dumped into it near Twin Valley. May have been the result of vandalism (the report I heard was somewhat tentative as to the actual cause so don't hold me to the vandalism deal).
Crap like this really burns me!!!

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Any reports on the river below the fuel spill?

How bad is the slick and are they getting on it like they should be?

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