Brad’s Bites: Late Summer Stabilization

Brad Durick

By Brad Durick

Water levels on the Red River remain low but the flow is substantially better than a few weeks ago, running about 700 cfs in Grand Forks. While it is still not great, it is good for the fish. The catfish seem to be responding to the stable higher water quite well with many good reports coming in. Fish are being caught pretty much everywhere right now and it appears they have moved to the channel edges and more traditional spots for this time of year. 

Sit times still seem to be about 30 minutes. Everything seems to be working for bait, but I have noticed that frogs are better than the others.

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

Featured Photo: Getting Serious. With water levels up, catfish are feeding on the Red River, and frog populations are providing good forage. DEO Photo by Brad Durick.

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