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BigYims

Anyone done any catfishing recently on the river, specifically in the Elk River area?

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big musk411

I have been out the last few nights near Otsego, a bit up stream. The fishing has been quite good!

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BigYims

thats good to hear, what have you been using for bait, nightcrawlers?

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big musk411

Belive it or not, I have been getting them on my fly rod. Other than that crawlers or cut bait should work fine. I like to start with crawlers and catch a redhorse and then cut that up for bait. Otherwise you could buy sucker minnows and cut them in half.

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BigYims

wow flyrod, might be breaking in my new rod with catfish, lol, thanks for the heads up

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Mike Steckelberg

i've been up by little falls area and have been using cut bait(creek chubs),crawlers,live suckers, and also little bullies

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Shack

Sure, I have been fishing around ER. Have not had anything big to speek of yet, but soon they will start showing up. Last week from shore, all I could get them to bite on was crawler. The week before that, cut sucker. I will post if I get any hogs. Good luck!

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kingkobbla

How far up the river do the catfish go?

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Shack

I would assume all the way for channels. For flats I do not know.

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