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Give my dad a call. He got a blank for you, but after talking to him, I convinced him (or he convinced me) that the blank he had for you wasn't stout enough. He wants to know some details so he can get exactly what you want. He said a few times- "I don't want to get him a rod he doesn't want." So... give him a hollar so he can be sure you have what you want.
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Cool, can do, Thanks Scoot.

I am guiding all weekend so I will try to call tonight or on Monday.

Thanks, and be sure to tell your Dad thanks too!

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What's the water temp at in your neck of the woods? You mentioned that the cat's might be heading in to spawn soon, but the recent posts from Lockport indicate intense activity, and the cat's in the old Miss are hittin' the feedbag pretty hard as well.

Fish North and South of you are still active. Dennis told me this morning that a lot of the fish he caught in the St.Cloud region yesterday were pretty banged up. Is that an indication of Pre-spawn fighting?

If you plan on coming down sometime in the next week I'd like to hook up with you Ed. Maybe Dennis, Dark, you and I can pull an overnighter somewhere on the river. They tell me great things of your catfishing prowess!

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I won't be fishing the headwaters or central region for cats for a while (10-12 days), they are in spawn here.

North would be the place to go, the farther the better Eh.

I am not booking anything here tell it is done, I won't waist any clients time here right now. I will go fish other critters instead, not sure just where yet?

The spawn moves North in a wave, it will take a while to hit the lower Red. How long tell it hits there, not sure about that?

Vacation time for me maybe?

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Water temp is 73-76, but channel cats in this region may go into spawn at any point after 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Temp is only one component of many that may trigger a spawning cycle. There are many factors that add to the mix to trigger a prime spawning movement.

The cats in the lower Red are in PRE-SPAWN feeding patterns at this time. A great time to be up in Canada for sure. Lots of cats are feeding eagerly. This was the case in the Central region about 4 weeks back.

The Headwaters region of the Red is likely done with the spawn and feeding will build weekly from now on and move North. Channel catfish spawn is a phase event. That is triggered by the length of the day, lunar cycle, water temp, water levels, and availability of forage.

Rapid change in levels or forage may trigger the spawn to begin. Cats are very adaptable hence that is why they are so prolific and wide spread.

Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson

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Backwater Guiding "ED on the RED"

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Ed,

Get ahold of my dad yet? Evenings will be best to reach him. He's been out chasing walleyes for most of the past few days. Give him a call though, he'd like to get you a rod that meets your needs.
Scoot

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Have not caught up with him yet Scoot. I will try again today.

I would like to see that rod he built you, sounds like a real gem.

How do you like the Roberts Wrap so far?

I should let you try one of my ABU Garcia Ion Pro's on it, see what that feels like. They are a very lightweight reel system and cast like a dream. They held up well to several sumo cat trips up north so they can take a whooping well. I want a left in the 6500 series yet, all mine are rightys. The ABU C-4 & the C-5 Mag is a great lefty, very smooth.

What is your schedule? You mentioned a lake, or something Huh?

I should be around home in the AM today. Email me if I am on line and scare me off so we can chat on the phone. I have a service that will pick up even if I am on-line now, miss less calls now. Most of the time, that is a good thing.


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I may have miss-spoke? I have C-4's and other ABU's is Lefty's. The Mag and my big game series reels are rightys.

Yet, I do think that the Mag may be avalable in a lefty model soon, not real sure? The ABU ION is avalable now in a lefty, maybe the Mag is not too far behind?

I will see if the ABU rep I deal with can tell me anything. Then I will get back to you.

For a few $ more, you can get the SXM3601C(LH) Ambassadeur Mörrum SX Series in Lefty's. Sweet!
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ABU Ions are available in left hand models too (Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur Eon Baitcasting Reel EON6601E LH).
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I am very happy with how they hold up to big game. For a reel so light I was skeptical, yet they wench them sumo's in just fine. Very smooth, cast even in wind with less FUBARS, works even with 3-8 oz of weight. Good stuff!

E6601-Left Hand (MSRP) $114.95

EON's inline planetary gearing system employs a five-gear system, more than doubling your cranking efficiency.

Combined with seven stainless steel bearings, EON gives you an unparalleled smoothness you must feel to believe.

Eon is the first baitcast reel to align the crank, spool, and drag system in a linear fashion.
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This balances the suspension better, giving you incredible spool free-spin for longer, more accurate casts and allows for the complete redesign of key components.

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