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My cousin was on the Red for the weekend and knocked the tar outta the cats. He fished in G.F. and they boated 50-60 cats in a half day of fishing. Average fish was around 8 lbs. or so with the biggest about 15. Sounds like cutbait was the ticket.

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The cat'n is very good all up and down the Red right now. It should stay that way tell Oh...give er take a few days....about the 3rd week in June. That's about when I expect spawning habits to start in the South end of the Red and work it's way Northwerd. Fishing during the spawn is tough at best.

Right now....Rain or shine, it be a good time to go cat'n.

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Ed,

You finding the getting of goldeyes easy? I haven't chased them at all, but it'd be nice to be able to get them easily if I need some. Do you have the same problems with soft goldeye when you freeze them? It hasn't been too bad for me whenever I freeze them, but others really seem to hate how soft they get.

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Here are the pictures from Scoot's report. This is my 8 year old boy releasing a cat. He had more fun, and I had the most fun watching him fight these fish and giggle his fool head off. We released most, but kept a few cats to save for great table fare.
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MJ

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Here are the rest.

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Picture of me and my son

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Picture of HCat and my son

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Biggest one of the day

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Captain Hook
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MJ

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Yeeehhhaaaaa!!! It looks like Payton had no fun at all :! I bet he had a blast with all them hungry kitties. Wish I coulda been up there with you guys.
Did you ever give my dad a call, MJ?

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Wow!!!!! That looks like a great day! You used goldeneye? Do you guys know a bait shop in Fargo or someone that wants to sell some around the 3rd of June? Driving up from Iowa, I am going to try to catch my own but it would be a lot better if I already had some frozen. Thanks and nice cats!

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Rusty-
We used frozen cut sucker. If you have access to suckers, cut them into bite sized chunks, freeze them, and vacuum seal them. They worked great for us.

Goldeyes would probably work great too.

MJ

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Wow looks like the Red is on fire finelly..

The Redlake is kinda shut down now for a bit.. The grass and crud is very thick in the water now.. You get about 3# of grass on your line now if you get anywhere in the current.

Guess I will have to hit the Red tomarrow.. let the Red Lake settle down for a bit.

Maple Lake was good fishing over the weekend but has shut down now too.. Same with Union and Sarah.

The rain can stop any time now.. ???

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Crookston, MN
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Scoot,
I did talk to your dad. We were just about to go to Selkirk for the day, but things didn't work out that way.

I did enjoy using the two cattin' rods he made though. But then again, I always enjoy the quality of those rods. I've really grown fond of the e-glass rod he made me a year ago.

MJ

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Sounds like you guys are doing really well!! I was just wondering what time of the day are they biting the best--or is it an all day bite? Just curious

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Way cool MJ, just love that shot of the Catfish release by your boy. Fearless!

Regards....fisky

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We fished from about 9:00-4:30. We would have gone out earlier, but decided to see if the rain would quit. It did and we had a great day. I don't know if they bit any better any time. I can only imagine if we'd have fished for them at night how awesome that would have been.

MJ

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OK OK I'm in the river this weekend. Just have to finish getting the starter back together. Yo Wiskers you telling me you haven't been able to get your boat in on the ramp by the beet plant. I thought the river would be high enough over there, or is it just the mud. SO you haven't been on the river over there for sometime or its just slow. Nice fish there MJ wish I could have made it out with you guys.

Scoot, remember just let me know far enough ahead and I will take you out fishing this summer, if you make it up. Just remember, If your out fished by my son he lets you hear about it. I get it all the time, an ear full that is. Oh three yrs you have to make it this summer.

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Kewl Pic's!

I love to see kids going Cat'n.

Have a great and Safe Holiday weekend folks.

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I hear ya Kent. I don't seem to be up there much between April and Sept. Mom and Dad are at LOW and there's no deer to chase then. I'll make a better effort to get up there and meet up with ya this summer.
Ed, we gettin' out sometime in the near future down here? I've been out a litte with mixed results.

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cats are still on the bite here.. Just have to look for them in diffrent places.. Like boat landings, flooded woods and fields.

They are scarfing up crawlers like crazy.

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Crookston, MN
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Rusty have you hit the RLR lately? I'm just wondering if anything is biting here in Crookston lately.

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