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Wiskers

I was just fishing in the Crookston dam this evening for walleyes and did pretty well.. I got 7 eyes between 15"-22". The smallies were doing very well too. I was useing frogs and a slip bobber dragging the bottom from the dam down into the hole, jigs with frogs and cat rigs with frogs.

Some real big pike were being caught also on suckers. A few were over 40 inches. Man that river never stopps amaizing me, just when I thought it was shutting down for a while they start to bite again.

Good fishing and good luck.


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Wiskers Guiding Service
Red River & Minnesota River,for Channel Cats, Flatheads & Walleyes
Crookston, MN
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Chuckster

Wow, that is awesome. Where you fishing right on the **** or off on the hostpital side? We have been using minnows and doing fair but we will definetely have to try frogs. Also, I was wondering where the "hole" is from the ****. I am not too familiar with it since this is my first year actually fishing down there.

Chuckster

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Wiskers

Well in most years I fish from the hospital side but this year with the low water and odd summer I have been having better luck fishing in the fast water just below the dam down into the hole.

Right off the dam, there is a platform that runs out about 15 feet and is about 6-8 feet deep then it tapers off into the hole. The hole is about 40-50 feet out from the dam. Best fishing has been on the opposite side from the hospital. You can fish from that cement platform. Cast straight out and let it drift with the current with a smaller jig. Or use a heavy jig and cast straight out and drag it back at you. Lately I use slip bobbers and frogs, set them for about 2 feet deeper than that platform below the dam = 12feet. let it drag and it will snag up a bit but just give a small tug and it will continue to drift.

Good luck

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Wiskers Guiding Service
Red River & Minnesota River,for Channel Cats, Flatheads & Walleyes
Crookston, MN
[email protected]

218-280-0442

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Chuckster

Going out to the dam tonight. Any new reports to help me out? I decided to try my luck at fishing since duck hunting up north was no good last couple days. Hopefully my luck changes!!!

Chuck

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Wiskers

Chuck, I have not been out for about a week now... busy working on the boat deal.. I was going to go out this evening too or go to my deer stand??????

Just keep trying the jig drag just below the dam with chubs or frogs.

Good luck.. give me a call if your going out again.

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Wiskers Guiding Service
Red River & Minnesota River,for Channel Cats, Flatheads & Walleyes
Crookston, MN
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218-280-0442

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Wiskers

Well we got our first sheeting of ice on the Redlake river today.. sigh.. very thin but it is starting.. With the lows predictied all this weekend and next week I am seeing the River Pro sitting in the back yard till spring.. :-( :-( Unless we all put our hands together and give a little pray for a few days of warm before the big chill... We are also getting snow like crazy her this evening.. we got about an inch already on the ground.. had to push my fisrt plow job tonight.. Here we go agian.............

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Red River & Minnesota River,for Channel Cats, Flatheads & Walleyes
Crookston, MN
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We will likely see greatly fluctuating river levels into early winter on the Red and it's tribs. All rivers should be viewed with extreme caution, anywhere.

So be very-very-very cautious on all the ice!

River ice is treacherous on a good day, early season river ice can be a killer.

If you have kids or see kids anywhere near rivers anytime soon. Please, be sure to strongly advise them to stay Completely off the ice. Also to stay clear of the slippery banks near the river ice.

Ever year we hear of such tragedies on rivers. Some make it out, many do not.

Lets all be safe and do what we can to promote safety on the ice and near rivers.

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