Catfishing Experiences on the Red River of the North

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S.S. Ruby Landing, underneath the 1st Avenue North Bridge, adjacent to the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead, Minn., Fargo, ND


· All tackle and equipment provided.

· Up to four people can be accommodated.

· Fish from a 8'x20' handicap accessible pontoon.

· Bring appropriate clothing, snacks,  camera and a valid Minnesota or North Dakota fishing license (no license required if under 16).

· "Catch, Photo and Release":  Except for a few eaters, we encourage releasing all fish after we take your picture with the BIG ones. 

· Fish between the Midtown Dam and the Oak Grove/Memorial Park Pedestrian Bridge, unless special arrangements are made to fish elsewhere.

· No bathroom on board. Please take care of this before boarding!  We'll take you to shore in case of emergency.

· If a catfish qualifies for the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame (30" or 12# for adults, 26" or 8# for kids) or for the North Dakota Whopper Club (30" or 12#), we'll provide a package of materials and signatures for your application.

· We routinely catch 8 to 15 pound channel catfish, trophies from 16 to 22 pounds are not uncommon.  We also catch goldeye, drum, carp, northern pike, walleye, river redhorse, and snapping turtles.


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Cost of Admission
  • Admission: email or call for pricing
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  • Hours of Operation: varies