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Ok guys and gals,

went out today to try for some green backs at the maple dam, and in the many years i have been fishing i have yet to find a day that a particular spot is un able to be fished, till today, holy buckets is the maple and sheyenne HIGHHHH, it is impossible to fish right now.. hopefully the water goes down about 5 feet or more very soon before the eyes start heatin up, that is an awsome spot for some big eyes..

was gonna go check out some other areas but figured they would be outrageously high too.
Anyone been to oxbow,christene,wild rice dams yet in the last couple days? If so, how are they?
would be kinda chitty if a person cant even get a line in the water for the eye run this spring.

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We went to the Oxbow dam on Sunday and it looked pretty fishable there were about 6 people there we saw one guy catch a nice cat on a set rig by the dam.
We were going to go to the Wild Rice but there were more people parked there than at the bar so we did not stop but it looked like it was way down from where it was during the rain.
Where do you fish at Maple Dam? We went there sunday also and we went down where the rivers meet and the water was flowing so fast we just gave up. do you fish up in the pool by the dam or where the two rivers meet with slip rigs?
I have a red f-150 4x4 if you see me say hi fished the north dam of the red in town with slip rigs and fatheads and had a lot of bites and caught a few skippies but the water looked to be down about a foot from Sunday so right now it looks like the maple dam has the most water and flow for the fish to move up on.
Hope that helps.

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i fish both places, the dam and where the 2 rivers meet.. both are good places to fish. but right now it seriously impossible to be fished. maybe ill go try wild rice tomorrow and oxbow.. i like to use 1 on a slip rig with a bell on my pole when the wind isnt bad and jig up and down the shore with my other rod if there isnt many people.
but my favorite spot is the maple dam and where the 2 meet,, just tons of fish and it really dont get alot of pressure. so till that water goes down atleast 5 feet ill be at oxbow or the wild rice. never tried any of the dams in fargo, due to the fact they get pounded first. but ill keep an eye out for ya.
Im in a maroon 78 camaro, will have a camo hat on and a white black checkered jacket..

p.s. as far as the high water and flow at the sheyenne and maple, for the eyes to move up, i really dont think that makes 1 bit of difference. them eyes hold at that bend of the sheyenne where the maples mouth is all year long.. my boss and i killed the eyes all winter this year. caught 3 that went over 6 lbs, most were small 13-17 inches. not like last spring when all a guy could catch were those 10 inch males, very frusterating. hopefully this spring makes up for last year..
good luck

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If there's good flow coming out of a trib, there's a good shot fish will move up. That goes for any trib, particularly on years when the water is low on the Red. Flow at the Wild Rice has dropped dramatically over the past week and the fish seem to have shipped out. Also, no minners there anymore either so I doubt that's the spot to be now.
As far as fish being at the confluence of the two rivers all year, I'm highly skeptical. Particularly in mid summer, walleyes are extremely tough to track on the Red and on the tribs. Here one day, gone the next. Spring, fall, and wintering hole time allow for a lot better shot at patterning fish. I was on a good bite on one of the tribs last week, but now I'm in hunting mode again. I hope to get out after work to day and do a little more snooping.


So I got dat goin’ for me… which is nice.

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