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The author's dog, Remy, cautiously examines a catfish caught on a recent morning of fishing on the Red River near Fargo. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

Open Season: Follow the catfish food chain

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Fishing is as simple or complicated as a person makes it.

In its most basic form, willing a creature to ingest a dangling bait can mean nothing more than the proverbial hook, line and sinker.


And when fishing for channel catfish, that triumvirate is about as complex as it ever needs to get.

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