Brad’s Bites: Flows Up, Catfish Turning On

Brad Durick

By Brad Durick

We have water for now. The rains of that past couple weeks have brought the river up to over 1,000 cfs at Grand Forks and that is moving north. While it is still not a ton of water, it is truly blessing for the fish to keep them going. It probably won’t last long but for now all ramps are useable.

North Grand Forks and North Drayton will be useable for the next week or so with little worry of wrecking too much equipment. I am hearing from anglers all over that the fish are finally feeding aggressively and even looking a little better when compared to even just last week. As expected, the catfish have moved into the current seams on the main channel. Sit times are 15-30 minutes without a fish before moving.

Best baits right now have frog and goldeye taking the win, but most everything is working. I am positive that day dead sucker would also be a great bait to look at.

Brad Durick is a Dakota Edge Outdoors contributing writer and licensed ND fishing guide specializing in trophy catfish on the Red River in and around Grand Forks .

Featured Photo: Anglers are finding better luck as recent rains refill some of the Red River basin. DEO Photo by Brad Durick

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