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Hey all, pretty quiet on here for more than a week now. Is the Red around GFKS/Drayton showing any hope at fishability any time soon? I was up to Mb last week and the Red was just yucky looking when I crossed. Ramp at 175 was under like 15 fow.

The only good thing about the extended high water periods is it seems that the Roseau river gets a flush of fresh fish way up this way. This trib is starting to drop a bit finally.

Wonder how the Red will react once we start getting gobs of water out of the Devils lake basin? This will enlarge the Reds 'drainfield' greatly and surely give us more of these all too common already highwater events in the future.

fiskyknut

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Well, the average level is about 20 feet in GF on the Red.. Right now it is still at 27 feet.. but it is dropping steady as long as we stop getting these vally washing rains for more than a day or four. It has to drop close to 5 more feet to be good fishing. lets just hope and see what happens.

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But Rusty I am tired of hoping and waiting! What can we do eh? The Roseau river is looking like I can get my Catfish fix in over the next couple of days anyhow, is'nt the Red but she will have to do for awhile longer.

Take care.....fiskyknut

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the Red lake River is doing very well... I cleaned the landing yesterday, water is good and still dropping. should be very fishable....

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WOW no rain for quite a spell now, things gotta be looking better a bit anyhow. So has anyone taken a peek at the Drayton dam or the hwy175 access areas over the weekend?

Mid July and I am anxious to get out there!

Thanks.....fiskyknut

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Haven't been that far up North But people are now putting their boats in behind Cabela's. Thursday for sure Fri you'll be able to go out of the North Landing. Hope this info helps you out.

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Yeppers Cabelas landing is looking good.. We are having our League night Wednesday night finely....... 6-9pm.

Our tournament is on Saturday, 7-3pm. Open to the public.

Cant wait to head over to the Red once agian.

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As of Sun the city hadn't cleaned the ramp off so your not getting in North until its cleared. confused.gif

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Speaking of the North Ramp, I'm heading over on Sunday to do some cattin, I would think the ramp will be cleaned by then? Have they finished the new ramp yet? Last I saw, it was about half completed.

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They are waiting for the water to go down so they can push the last slab in, should be later this fall. The North ramp is now open water is past the last drop on the ramp. Look for me on the river this weekend. 16ft crestliner with 40 merc. Should be fishing with my kid.

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Good to know the ramp is cleaned. I'll keep an eye out for ya on Sunday.

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Very Slow in the afternoon. My son and I landed three between 2 and 8lbs well fishig from noon till 8pm. CatMan were you out.

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Yippeee, won't be too much longer for the Drayton area and areas northward to be shaping up at long last too then. Been on the Roseau river a few times over the past week and the Catfish have been biting pretty well. Cutbaits, frogs, and crawlers are all getting bit. Water temp up here over the weekend was around 78. We've been getting fish up here that are spawned out, and fish that are still plump full with spawn.

September right around the corner now, cooler temps and that way hot fall bite on the Red.

Them Mussel beds on the Red are calling me....Won't be long now.

fiskyknut

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Yep I was out. I was in the Skeeter bass boat, I think I asked you if you were catching anything on my way down river. It was pretty slow for me on Sunday. I stopped and tryed for some Goldeye and only caught one, so I had to re-use the same bait alot. tongue.gif We ended up only fishing about 4 different spots because my stupid motor got flooded and wouldn't start for about 2 hours, then finally after tinkering with it a little we got it going again. I had a friend jump in the boat with me around 2pm, and managed to find just two fish between 2pm and about 7pm. We caught a 16lber and one around 10lbs. Pretty slow day for us, but it was still fun sitting in the sun catfishing. We had alot of bites but few took the bait good enough to get a good hookset.

Next Saturday afternoon I'll be back down there with my Cats Incredible partner to do some last minute scouting. Then it's go time! I wait all year for this tournament, I'm really looking forward to it. laugh.gif

Talk to ya later.

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OK them I'll see you in two weeks. I fish with my son so you won't be able to miss us.

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