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LeviM12

How's everyone doing? I haven't been fishing lately so I was wondering if anyone is having any success catching cats? or are they spawing? any feedback would great from you guys!!

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Scoot

Looks like spawn time here in Fargo. I haven't been out a lot, but struggled when I did. Reports from others have been very poor over the past few days. With the forecast we have for the upcoming week, I'm hopeful that things will pick up by the middle-end of next week. Then it's cattin' time here in Fargo!

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beaverlakeman

went out this afternoon, and hooked two sumos that broke my line, they had to have been enormous. landed a 12-15 pounder, 5 pounder, 1 16 inch walleye, and 2 baby kitties. still had the spots. The water is pretty dang high right now, but there is a good bite going on.

Plan on going out again tomorrow sometime in the afternoon..

good luck..

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Scoot

The spawn is just coming to a close. With the warm temps this weekend fish are starting in on the chew. A buddy of mine was out this weekend and did much better than last week. I'd think by the end of the week things will get going pretty good. Next week things will be cooking for sure.

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LeviM12

Sounds like its time to get to rods out! Are they still biting on cut bait or is it time to get some frogs out? I will have to definetly get out in the next couple of days!

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Scoot

It's the time of year to start snooping for frogs. Post spawn cats typically means frogs are the go to bait. However, for the next week or so it might be either or both. Experiment and see for yourself.

Anyone been out froggin? I haven't been, but will be soon. I did see a mess of tadpoles this past weekend, but no hoppers yet. Are they out in numbers or is it a week or so too early?

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