|And yes, it was cold!|
I don’t usually put my boat away until the end of October. I’m not sure when that’s going to happen this year. Today I headed out on the mighty Red River with a couple of teachers from Kelvin High School. Jon Romu has been the head football coach at Kelvin for a lot of years, running an extremely successful program. His close friend Corey Brown joined the staff at Kelvin last year and has been helping with the program the last couple of years. Corey also knows a bit about basketball and is helping me coach the varsity boys basketball team this year at Kelvin. So it was a natural deal when the both of them asked me to take them out fishing. Fishing this late on the Red is a bit of a different deal. With cold water flows, the better fishing on the Red tends to be north of Selkirk with reduced flows and a bit deeper water. Having said that after trying a couple of spots we found the fish north of Selkirk but in nine to eleven feet of water. We had pretty much non-stop action in the afternoon on saugers and 15 to 18 inch walleyes with a few bigger fish thrown in for good measure. Jigs were the ticket, and Berkley finesse minnows helped keep the smaller saugers off. While the bite was pretty good, more action along with bigger fish has occurred closer to the lake. “The Cut” which is located two kilometres north of the “End of Main” is still kicking out good fish.
Might not want to put that boat away just yet as temperatures this weekend are looking very good!