By Brad Durick
We ended the guiding season right at what we thought was the end of the bite. A string of warm days has brought the temperature back up and kept the catfish going. The past few days they have been feeding on the flats and in the faster water. Sit on them 20-25 minutes and be willing to work both the ON and the OFF current areas. Frogs have been the best bait for bigger fish but they are happily taking suckers as well. Frogs have been fairly difficult to find as they are starting their fall hibernation.
The forecast for the next few days looks like it may be a pretty harsh change and should bring the water temps back down to a seasonal temperature. There should be about a week left of catfish catching as they slow down for the winter.
This will be my last report of 2022. We are currently accepting 2023 dates. See you then!
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: A warm stretch has kept activity levels in the Red River’s channel catfish a bit higher than normal for this time of year. DEO Photo by Brad Durick