Balmy Weather Offers ‘bonus Days’ Fishing Greenback Walleyes On The Manitoba Side Of The Red

With temperatures forecast to rise into the 50s this past weekend, I couldn’t resist the invitation a Canadian friend dangled last week to join him for a couple of days to fish “greenback” walleyes on the Manitoba side of the Red River near Lake Winnipeg. Few places within easy driving distance offer a better shot…
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The Mystery Of The Catfish Puncture Wounds

Catfish action is winding down for the season with the onset of cooler weather and falling water temperatures, but there still may be a few more days to do battle with the whiskered brutes that roam the Red River — especially with weekend forecasts that call for highs in the 70s. Kent Hollands of Grand…
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Drayton Girl Wins Local Catfish Tournament

A 10-year-old girl took first place in the Whopper category Saturday during the annual Rod and Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament in Drayton, N.D. Kiara Aasand, 10, of Drayton, landed a 35.75-inch, 19.9-pound catfish to land big fish honors and a check for $1,600. According to a news release from the Drayton Community Chamber of Commerce,…
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Video Marks River Keepers’ 25th Anniversary

River Keepers, the Fargo-Moorhead group that serves as an advocate for the Red River, is marking its 25th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, Bailey Aanenson of River Keepers produced a video about the group’s accomplishments and how they’ve helped change public perceptions of the Red River from being a place to avoid to…
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Catching Catfish – And Tagging Catfish

I had a chance to spend a few hours on the Red River near Selkirk, Man., on Monday afternoon with Mark Pegg, a fish ecologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who is faculty adviser for a channel catfish study underway on the Canadian portion of Red River. Manitoba and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are coordinating…
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