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Mobile03

I am heading up to Manitoba with a buddy to fish the red in August. We were going to get a guide the first day, does anyone have any suggestions?
I was also wondering if you can bring cut bait across the border, and what works best up there? thanks, Matt

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Scoot

Stu is definitely a knowledgable cat guy, particularly for up there. Down here, Ed Carlson is also a top notch cat man. He guides up there pretty frequently- very good and knowledgable. You can reach him at:
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Give him a shout- he's worth every penny for if you want to learn a lot in a hurry.

Speaking of Ed, HEY ED!!! Have you talked with my dad yet??? Get ahold of him so I can quit pestering him and you about your new fishing rod!!! 218-634-2020 Hurry up! I used my Roberts wrap this past weekend (before I wrecked my motor on my boat) and have to say that I absolutely love it! It kicks some serious butt!
Scoot

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Stu McKay and his crew are great guides, a wise choice. Try to book rooms there at "Cats on the Red". They have great accommodations and extremely handy for the angler.

If they can not accommodate you with a guide, I will be on that end of the Red the fist couple of weeks in August. I may be able to help you then if it does not conflict with other pre-arranged trips.

Here is my guide site link, if you wish to get some Red River info, and look me over. You can find Stu McKay's address and contact info on the Red River Reports forum at my site also.

http://ed-carlson.fishingbuddy.com

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Scoot, I just tried to call. Nobody home at that number right now. I left a message and my number. I will try again later tonight.

Thanks

Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson

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Backwater Guiding "ED on the RED"

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Canuck

MOBILE03: You shouldn't have any problems bring cut bait up into Manitoba. If you are coming in August I would sugguest that the bait of choice for our kitties then will be frogs, NOT cut bait, yes cut bait will work then but frogs will go 10 to 1 when their migration to the rivers start and that usually is the 2nd wk of August.

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Mobile03

Thanks for the frog tip canuck. Can you bring those across the border as long as they are dead? I might have to do some swamp hopping between now and then.

Matt

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Canuck

You can bring frozen chub into Canada therefore U shouldn't have a problem with frozen (dead) frogs. Sugguest U bring your butterfly net and just catch your frogs here, there are several areas close by that U can get frogs.

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Frozen suckers are no worry, under so many dozen. I think it is 12 dozen but I am not positive on that. Check the Manitoba Game site for that detail.

You can bring Goldeye/Mooneye IF you already posses a Manitoba fishing permit prior to entry, then you can bring your limit of 10 Goldeye/Mooneye. They are considered a game fish so this is the reason you need the license to posses them in Manitoba.

Frogs have to be frozen, not live. I catch them and toss then in the freezer alive so they curl up and freeze independently. After they freeze rock solid toss them in a single sealed bag or pail. By not freezing them in a big ball all at once they do not get as mushy and last longer. Fat easier pry them loose when you need one to bait up.

Live night crawlers need to be in pure paper bedding, no dirt. They are very fussy about this! I use newsprint only so it is obvious it is not dirt. If it looks too dirty they may have you toss them, so stick with paper.

Canuck is dead on as you can catch them up there, we catch thousands out near the marsh.

Bring a good bait net, or two. I use a long handled Frabill bait net because the light weight toy kiddie nets just don't hold up. Make sure the net has a deep enough bag to allow the frogs room to jump in or you will loose more then you will catch in taller grass.

Don't wait tell too late in the day to hunt frogs, or go too early. If you do them skeets will eat your @ss alive! Go Frog'n it in the sun to limit them blood suckers Eh. A bug suit is kinda handy just for hunting frogs.

How does that old song go Canuck? "Mad dogs and Frog hunters go out in the mid day sun?"

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Or maybe that was Englishman, not Frog Hunters?

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