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Wiskers

Well The cats and other fish are finely starting to work their way up river to Crookstson and are starting to feed.. sounds like almost every thinkg is being caught in here now.. from suckers to pike, bass, Eyes, cats.....

The dam area is still a bit slower than down river as of yet but with some more heat they will be feeding in the dam very soon. Even the Eyes are starting to turn on, better late than never.. Nice part is you just never know what your gonna catch after your hooks sinks below the murky surface.....

Bring more bait............................................

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Wiskers Guiding Service
Red River, Red Lake River & Minnesota River,for Channel Cats, Flatheads & Walleyes
Crookston, MN
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Fishin' Man

I am kinda getting torqured here in Crookston. It is ILLEGAL to keep walleyes for another couple days. But it seems like in crookston the season is still open. Throw the dang fish back into the river let them be until the opening day. Sure I have been catching acouple but it makes me feel pretty dang good when I release 15 inch walleye's. I just am getting torqured at the people that are saying the fish is going to die because the "deep throat" hooked it even though you can see the hook on the side of the mouth when they take it out of the water. I don't want to be an a$$ about it to other fisherman but something needs to be done. What does everyone else think. I mean Stewart Benson can only do so much and his area is so big. Do we need to keep a cell phone near us while were down there of all the people doing stuff illegally? I just believe it's not right when some people are throwing back throphies and then the person next to ya is keeping eaters even though the season aint open yet. I had to vent.

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Wiskers

I hear ya loud and clear... I was down at the dam yesterday again when I was working and did hear that some one was keeping Walleyes.. and plus some one is throwing dead fish on the banks again..

If anyone sees this going please call the PD at 281-3111... we will get on it right away..I work day shifts and I would be more than happy to come down there and pinch the **&&$# for doing this.. It makes me mad as all get out to hear about this and see the crap on shore...

I check down there a lot but it is just hard to be there all the time...

Thanks for the vent..well deserved...

Rusty

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

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I really beleive its getting out of hand. I for one would like to see the Crookston Police dept. buy a river pro boat and mount Blue, yes thats Blue lights for law enforcement and have one of their own on the river full time from Crookston to East Side. But I just can't figure out who would want a job like that.

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I really beleive its getting out of hand. I for one would like to see the Crookston Police dept. buy a river pro boat and mount Blue, yes thats Blue lights for law enforcement and have one of their own on the river full time from Crookston to East Side. But I just can't figure out who would want a job like that.

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Fishin' Man

So I'm not alone on this topic. I just believe that if I'm throwing walleyes and small mouth bass back that everyone else should be too. I'll write the number down so I'll have it for a later date. On a much better subject the smallies are either running and/or spawning. We caught a lot of nice small mouth bass yesterday down by the **** it was a lot of fun to hook into one of them and have a nice fight on our hands. Was even better when ya get that thank you splash when the hit the water a swimming.

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Wiskers

As a matter of fact the water patrol is a Polk co. issue.. The county is responsible for boat and water patrol.. They patrol the lakes but not the rivers.. ????? Hummmmm Guess us river fishermen are not as important to them....???? The garbage and unlicensed fishermen down here are getting worse each year..

I just got back from City Hall and requested a few garbage cans put down by the dam area to help with the crap some people leave behind.... Hope this helps a bit..

By all means, if you see something going on that is unlawful, please call the PD, we will do our best to help out..

Drinking alcoholic beverages in public areas is unlawful, throwing fish on the banks, littering, building fires, and more than one line are all good reasons to call.. If we all do our part, the good ones will have a nice area to enjoy fishing in.

Went out yesterday and went down river about 7 miles, did real good on Cats.. two biggest were around 8-10#. Got 6 in the boat in two hours, including 1 hour of drive time..

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

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The dam in Crookston has been on fire the last few days. i haven't missed a night of fishing down there in about a week. nano and I saw two groups of people taking eye's home with them, we called them in but it took them 2 hours to get down there and most of the people had already left. I put a garbage can down there last week; it lasted a day and dispersed. If the city won't put one down there I will with a chain and lock on it this time.

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Wiskers

Wow that is saddddddddd 2 hours.....sigh there is something wrong with that answer. unless they were on a call....

the city is going to chain some up down there.....

Well I am off until Sat and plan on fishing a lot so I will keep an eye out for the Eye keepers..if you see me down there look me up... maybe they will show up agan and you can point them out to me..

see you on the water..

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

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Wiskers

Well as of Friday, 5-7-04, the river was ok but low..Fished all day did very well, could not keep the cats off the hook...

Sat, 8th, the river dropped 7 inches over night.. ?????????????? Could not get the boat off the trailer, had to push it off and dodge rocks and sand bars all over.. It was a stressfull ride up to the dam.. Fish were a bit off, only boated 7 fish from 10-4pm.. Unless we get some good rian, boats are out of the question on the RLR, unless you carry it over the dike in the dam..

Should be awesome fishing from the big sand bar in the dam now though.. Water is getting very clear again so Craink Baits are going to be the ticket agin for Opener and there after...

I see at least one garbage can by the dam so far. I did not see one by the sand bar yet. It is a start any how.

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

218-280-0442

[This message has been edited by Wiskers Guiding Service (edited 05-09-2004).]

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Wiskers

Hunter..... Did I hear that you did a good deed the other day... A little bird told me that you caught some one keeping an Eye on a stringer... So you went over and cut it off.... Atta boy is in order...

I am also working on doing some scouting on the river from Central park... Let me know if your available for some fishing.

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

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CatManLee

Fished The Red on Saturday afternoon out of East Grand. Caught Several smaller fish with the biggest being an 8lber, all caught on frozen goldeye. Most fish were caught on the up-side of holes.

Later we decided to head to Oslo and do some night fishing. We got to the launch and noticed the water had dropped alot since we scouted it earlier that day! The launch was coverd in a foot of mud for a good 10 feet.
I accually had to rev the engine to back down the ramp! It was so thick it was pushing over the fenders on my trailer and hitting the back of my boat.

We got in the river at 8:00pm, and started up river and almost instantly got high centered on a low spot next to the train bridage. The river went from 2 foot of water to 15 foot of water in places.
Anyways, we fished till 3:30am. Caught ALOT of Cats. 1-18lb 2-15lbers and many that were 5 to 10lbs.
The big fish were all caught in a 30 foot hole surrounded by 6 feet of water.

If you've never ished after dark, you should. It was great fun, just make sure you don't have to be up at 8:00am the next day!!

WHISKERS: Iv'e looked at your web site, and I was just wondering where you catch Flatheads? Is it in the Red or RLR? Or do you travel to a different area?

To ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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Wiskers

Catmanlee...

Wow that sounds like a great time.. I have never made it up to that area and fished but hear it is good water.. sounds like RP water.. hummmmm...

I get my flatheads down in the cities..on the MN and Miss Rivers.. that is night fishing at its best...

I again went on the RLR this evening and went above the dam up to the old dam East of town.. Not a fish..??????? Man is that river low.. had to dodge many rocks and sand bars once I got up there a ways.. I just dont get it, where do the fish go on that part of the river.... I was graphing fish but no activly feeding fish.... ????

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

218-280-0442

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CatManLee

A River-Pro would be great for that stretch of river. Must be nice to not worry about your prop or skeg!
The best thing is that area is not fished alot in a boat, and the fish are very easy to find with all the shallow water.
If you decide to go, make sure your boat slides off the trailer easy. You can't back down into the water because of all the mud.
However it would'nt be bad if they cleaned the ramp.

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Wiskers

Ya that ramP isseu I am used to..... Same thing here...

I will keep in touch incase I head up there one day..

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

218-280-0442

[This message has been edited by Wiskers Guiding Service (edited 05-11-2004).]

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Fishin' Man

Has anyone had any luck on the river lately?

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Wiskers

Not so good over here as of late. The water is going up again and it is very muddy.. close to the muddiest I have ever seen it..this will not last too long though... I hope.

Gonna do some fishing this weekend and see how it goes.

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

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