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6/8/17 @ 9:00 AM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

The sudden hot weather that arrived late last week has caused the water temperatures to rise dramatically and shocked the catfish somewhat.  Fishing has been what I would call slow by my standards.  Things are starting to pick up now after a week for temps to stabilize.

The best locations have been faster current or structured areas where current speed picks up over it.  The active fish are usually taking the bait quickly when its presented while other fish will pick and peck at the bait before finally taking it.

Goldeye seems to be picking up steam as a good bait but goldeyes have made themselves elusive so far.  Any good fresh bait is still working.

With water temperature at 73, the spawn will be kicking in any day now too.

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6/1/17 @ 8:47 AM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Last week's report went from good fishing to terrible thanks to mother nature.  This week things are picking up. A little heat and sort of stable weather has the catfish coming back to feed.  Reports are still mixed, but all in all fishing is pretty good.  The fish are feeding on softer side of the current (inside bends or other areas of slower current.)  The best pattern I have seen is set baits and give it an honest 20 minutes.  If there is an active fish you will know within a few moments but you can get another bite later in the sit.  Bait seems to be starting to shift to goldeye with many people saying they are having success with it. 

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5/4/17 @ 9:32 AM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

The snow last week put a hiccup in the catfishing but things are now starting to come back together.  Anglers are reporting mixed success on the catfish front this week.  What we know is the water is warming back up, the forecast is stable and there are lots of fish around the Grand Forks area.

The best fish are being caught on the edge of the main channel in the faster water. Fishing near structure can help also.  Fresh bait has been the best bait.  Some days the bigger sized baits are working and other days you have to downsize to keep the fish from stealing it.

Over the weekend and into the week to come the bite will become much more consistent.  Water conditions are perfect in Grand Forks and all accesses are open.


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11/10/16 @ 3:46 PM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

walleye fishing has been tough as of late.  just not many around the traditional spots.  With that the catfish have really come on as of late with the warmer temps. There is nothing quite like tussling with a catfish on walleye gear.

I think with the cool off in the near future things will pick back up.  Looks like freeze-up is still 2-4 weeks away.

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10/31/16 @ 10:03 AM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Good numbers of walleyes on Patterson's Reel Baits and fatheads.  Fishing in current seams with some rock and/or gravel near by.  Very slow jigging on the slower side of the current seam.  Picking up many species but some nice eater sized walleyes and saugers mixed in.


Bigger fish will come as it gets a bit colder.

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10/22/16 @ 10:29 AM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

It has been a few weeks since the last report as we were closing down the guide service for the year.  About two weeks ago the water temps plummeted from 61 to 50 degrees and the catfish took off to find the wintering holes.


Right now you can still catch catfish but you need very very small baits .  Jigs on walleye rods are working well.  Not huge numbers but a very fun way to fish.  2016 was an outstanding year.

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9/28/16 @ 10:25 PM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Cool nights and only a few warming hours each day have water temps coming down into the 50s this week.  This is actually pretty normal for the last week of September so there is nothing to odd here.

The catfish have slowed down over the past few days with this cool off.  They are still around to catch.  They are hanging near structure, usually on the drop off to the channel right next to it.  They are also on the softer side of the current in holes.  It seems that longer sit times are in order this week to allow the fish to come out, find and decide to eat the bait.

Sucker seems to be the bait of choice right now.  Frogs just have not been getting any attention.

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9/22/16 @ 9:07 AM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Catfishing on the Red remains outstanding.  There are still lots of big fish in the area to be caught.  The best locations remain the smaller mid-river holes or holes near drop offs.  Look for some faster current near by and over the holes.  Sit time has been about 20 minutes.  If there is a big fish in the area you will usually know within a few minutes.  Water temperatures are holding at about 62 degrees and the forecast doesn't have that changing all that much over the next week.  The bite should remain for the time being.

Side Notes:  We have been catching lots of huge fish in the Grand Forks area.  Huge trip last Friday, Monday we got a 26.5 pounder for the biggest fish of the season and my boy continues to rack up big cats at the ripe old age of 6.

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9/15/16 @ 10:02 AM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

The fall bite is on and thanks to the Drayton Dam being under water there are tons of huge fish in the Grand Forks area.  These fish are running the current seams and hanging out in the mid river holes.  The cooler mornings you will want to sit on spots a little longer but as the day goes on you can get back to moving every 15-20 minutes to stay on fish.  Watch the time of the first catch to determine sit times.  Bait is pretty much anglers choice but I would bring it all to find what the fish prefer on a given day.  Frozen sucker has done well over the past week.  

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9/7/16 @ 7:07 PM
FISHING REPORT
Brad Durick
captainbraddurick
MEMBER since 3/31/16

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

My how things change.  Last week there was a lot of grass and debris in the water that once settled out spurred fishing to the point of spectacular then the big rains came.  So far the rain has perked up the catfish in the Grand Forks area.  There are lots of big fish to be caught near the fast water seams or areas where water is running into the Red.  Sitting 30-40 minutes has made a big difference in catching numbers of fish.  This may or may not hold over the weekend so play with sit times some.  Water levels are nearly perfect for getting anywhere you want to go around the Grand Forks area.  With that, said the ramps in Drayton are under water yet again and will be a week or two until they are ready again.

The best bait has been sucker then frogs  Frozen sucker seems to be working better than fresh. 

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