When you live in the land of 10,000 lakes (actually 11,000+, but who’s counting?), you probably don’t do a lot of river fishing. Trout guys certainly find their way to the streams, but by and large, we’re lake anglers in this state…and why wouldn’t we be? However, there’s some great fishing to be done on the banks and in the rivers of Minnesota, including on the western border, where the Red River of the North is famous for incredible channel catfishing.
But in the future, the Red River Basin might be home for another incredibly exciting species…Lake Sturgeon. The Minnesota DNR is in the process of reintroducing sturgeon into the various waters of the basin. Nick Kludt of the Minnesota DNR joined Kev Jackson on the latest Fishin’ Paul Bunyan Country podcast with all the details and some insights into channel cats and all the other species moving up and down the waters of the Red River.