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#11588395 - 05/07/16 09:48 AM Red river
E8C-ENG Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/04/08
Posts: 2520
Loc: GA
How does the red typically fish this time of year? Anyone have any tips they wouldn't mind sharing?

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#11588435 - 05/07/16 10:18 AM Re: Red river [Re: E8C-ENG]
Dax Davis Offline
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Registered: 10/27/08
Posts: 2153
Loc: saginaw tx and Lake Fork
Yea don't go it's flooded and I think closed if your going out of Shreveport! I just came across it the other day and it was out of its banks!

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#11588446 - 05/07/16 10:24 AM Re: Red river [Re: Dax Davis]
E8C-ENG Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
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Loc: GA
I figured as much. I'm actually going this time next year so I was wanting to get a head start on what historically would get me a few bites there

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#11588660 - 05/07/16 01:08 PM Re: Red river [Re: E8C-ENG]
Bugzout10 Online   content
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Registered: 06/23/13
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Loc: Weatherford Tx
I would think early March before the rains

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#11588706 - 05/07/16 01:41 PM Re: Red river [Re: E8C-ENG]
E8C-ENG Offline
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That's great, but it will be this time next year, as in May 2017... Are they usually still in the backwaters during May or are they in the river?


Edited by E8C-ENG (05/07/16 01:41 PM)

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#11588851 - 05/07/16 03:41 PM Re: Red river [Re: E8C-ENG]
COHLMEYER Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3729
Loc: Weatherford, TX
There are always fish in the backwaters. If the rains slow between now and then, it's possible the grass and pads make a return. Then I would spend all my time in the backwaters.

The better fish usually come from way back, not so much on the main river.

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#11588873 - 05/07/16 03:57 PM Re: Red river [Re: COHLMEYER]
E8C-ENG Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
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Loc: GA
Thanks. Is it pretty safe to run? (Marked lanes)

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#11588965 - 05/07/16 05:01 PM Re: Red river [Re: E8C-ENG]
COHLMEYER Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3729
Loc: Weatherford, TX
The main river is marked with standard river navigation bouys. "red right return"
Don't run between the bouy and the shore like some do.
I wouldn't run in the backwaters anywhere. Until you learn it. If the water is up next year you will have to watch for the wing dams on the main river. If the water drops most all of them are visible

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#11589562 - 05/08/16 08:36 AM Re: Red river [Re: E8C-ENG]
andy52887 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/10
Posts: 320
Loc: Shreveport,LA
As of right now I would just wait and check back closer to the time you are coming. There is no telling what the river will be like by next year. The sand bars are always changing and everyone will have to learn the river because with 2 years of flooding it will be a different beast.

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#11589630 - 05/08/16 09:17 AM Re: Red river [Re: E8C-ENG]
Dbranch3 Offline
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Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 190
With all the high water the last year, it will be new to everyone including us guys that fished it for years. Not just navigating but fishing as well!

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#11589659 - 05/08/16 09:36 AM Re: Red river [Re: E8C-ENG]
E8C-ENG Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
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Loc: GA
Thanks guys. The ABA military tourney will be there next year so I'm just excited it's somewhere new

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