The water temperature continues to rise into the low 60s, which is prime for channel catfish pre-spawn. As long as things remain stable, the fishing should be fantastic for a couple more weeks leading up to the spawn. Cool weather on Sunday slowed fishing down considerably. Fish were finicky on cut goldeye and cut sucker (lots of hits, but no hookups). The fish we did end up catching were on frogs, fathead minnows, and nightcrawlers. I anticipate good fishing early this week, but thunderstorms and cooler weather later in the week into the weekend could shake things up.

Earlier in the spring, I had focused my efforts on the tributaries, particularly the Wild Rice River, however it appears that as we are getting closer to summer conditions, the fish are moving back into the main channel of the Red.

UPDATE (5-4-15): Wasted a bunch of time not getting bit until I switched to a nightcrawler on an 1/8oz jig. Set it on the bottom and just felt for the hit. Lots of action to follow: catfish, carp, and freshwater drum.


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