Fishing the Red River has been good!

Discussion in 'LOUISIANA RIVERS TALK' started by Shreveport Mike, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Shreveport Mike

    Shreveport Mike New Member

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    December 20th, Caught a 16 and 20 pounder. December 31st a 25lb.blue. January11th a 38 pound hawg. January 21st a 16 pounder. Several 7 to 10 pound catfish throughout the month also. I can't wait till this Friday, when I hit the Red River again!
     
  2. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    Way to go Mike! I am going to try to go my self this Friday evening. Maybe Sat morning instead. I am itshing to do some titelining. You been finding any shad?


    We were catching shad on our WP hooks last weekend. First time for me!
     

  3. gooboy

    gooboy New Member

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    Sounds like you been having plenty of fish fries!!!:big_smile:

    I've been out of the country since Dec. 27th, but I'll be headed home this coming saturday!!! Probably on the river early next week!!

    What part of the river you fishin'???
     
  4. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Thanks for the report, sounds like you've had some fun trips:cool2:.
     
  5. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    Man, I need to go give them cats a try.
     
  6. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Nice fishing there Mike, what are you using for bait?
     
  7. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    Welcome aboard Mike sounds like yer having a great time keep it up and keep us posted....Nice kittie in your Avatar..........
     
  8. Shreveport Mike

    Shreveport Mike New Member

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    No Robert, I haven't been able to find any shad in over a month! Everything I've been catching has been on artificial bait. I tie feathers onto treble hooks, and attach to a 3oz. weight. Of course I'm also fishing just below the dam in extremely strong currents. I'm headed out there in an hour. The weather bad this morning. 31 degrees and raining a little bit. The weatherman said it's suppose to stay that way all day! Oh well. I'd rather freeze my but off fishing, than sit at home all day, wishing I was out on the water! I'm sure everybody here knows that feeling! Wish me luck:wink: I'll let yall know how goes later.
    P.S. Here's a couple pictures of the 38 pounder caught recently!
     

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  9. Shreveport Mike

    Shreveport Mike New Member

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    Eric, I'm bank fishing at lock and dams #4 and #5. Depending which direction the wind are blowing. I'm too poor to own a boat!
     
  10. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    You may not have a boat, but that fish is big enough to BE a boat!! Great catch! How'd you do this morning? Did ya freeze???
     
  11. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    Catching fish like that,you don't need a boat..:big_smile:
     
  12. sarg

    sarg New Member

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    Hi Mike.

    I would love to fish the red river. I make a trip to the VA hospital several time a month (disable Nam Vet) Need direction to the boat ramp and wher to stat fishing (up river/down river)

    Thanks

    Ron
     
  13. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    I'm no good at giving directions on the river, but once you start fishing the Red, I think you're gonna like it! On our local thread, Catfishing on the Red, Alsey has fished from the bank, alot! And he always catches some really good fish. He may be able to help you out, as well as Mike.
    Welcome aboard!!!
     
  14. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    Mike Me Jenny and Ersel were out there this morning below 5. No luck but we were using bait.
     
  15. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    Stoner launch is just south of the VA hospital in Shreveport. I cought some down river past the first bridge. Look for at least 20 ft of water this time of year.
     
  16. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Suuure you were!! :smile2:
     
  17. 12pack

    12pack New Member

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    Hey Mike,

    Those are some really nice fish. Would you mind elaborating on the feathers tied to a treble hook?

    Thanks,

    Jimmy