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As Red River Drops, Catfishing to Pick Up


May 16, 2022

Brad Durick

With ample water this spring, catfishing on the Red River of the North should rebound dramatically after a dry and stressful summer for the species in 2021. Anglers can get after these fish for minimal cost and find some great shore and boat angling on the Red this season when things settle down.

With the drought of 2021 in the rearview mirror for the Red River valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, following significant spring snows and ample April rains, the challenging conditions which limited angling opportunities for the flow's large catfish late last summer and into fall are also in the past. As the waters of the Red River of the North begin to recede and temperatu...

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