Monday, April 4, 2011
WITH SPRING COMES THE ITCH OF OPEN WATER FISHING
As I am up in Grand Forks, ND the best sport fish for the early season is catfish as they can easily weigh 20+ pounds and are always a fun fight. Its a pretty relaxed activity as well. I don't have a boat up here and in the spring I wouldn't want to navigate all of the debris in the red river anyways so I fish off the shore. Sporting a medium to heavy weight rod and a bait caster reel, I get some large barbed hooks egg sinkers that I hook up 3 ft. up my line and on the end of my hook I use a cut in half sucker minnow. Cast it out there, kick back and relax with your beverage of choice and wait for the action.