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6/24/19 @ 2:11 AM
Skippy36
User since 4/15/16

I'm new to area and disabled due to hospital mis-diagnoses (I function on my own) and been through hell physically and mentally and dr told me to find something mentally relaxing to help with depression. I love to fish but don't know area and looking for someone to take me out. I will simply bait and food and whatever else needed. I have most equipment accept maybe some specific tackle possibly. Thanks to anybody that could or would help. 

6/16/19 @ 2:30 PM
Addicted2Fishing414
User since 12/27/14

Anyone targeting/catching any white bass off the T-dock? 

6/5/19 @ 6:40 PM
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Mud-Dawg
User since 8/18/17

Launched out of rainbow and drifted down to Winnebago. Didn’t catch a thing and I only seen one dink get caught. 

6/3/19 @ 12:11 PM
Jig Pitcher
User since 7/26/17

Lost a couple of anchors without chains due to the rope being cut by the constant wave action against the rocks.......

6/3/19 @ 5:08 AM
Addicted2Fishing414
User since 12/27/14

I went out Friday from shore I didn’t catch anything. Only seen a few boats out too & no one was catching anything either as far as I could tell. Could’ve been the WSW winds at 13mph or maybe there’s nothing but sheep’s out there, I don’t know. I would wait a week or 2 but seeing that you’re going on a boat, I’m sure you can catch something since you aren’t limited to one spot. 

6/2/19 @ 9:18 PM
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Truefishermen83
Truefishermen83
User since 4/13/19

Thinking about going to Oshkosh to fish do anyone have an idea to go fish for white bass off shore would love to take my boys and wife out there to fish for white bass

6/2/19 @ 3:14 PM
AlwaysFishin'
User since 9/15/03
I put about 3’ of chains at my anchors...my reason is zebra muscles do not wear/cut the chains.  Prior to this, rope near anchor would fray and I would have to cut and re-tie at least once a year.

6/2/19 @ 8:06 AM
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Blkhwkbob
User since 5/27/09

I get it all except the chain creating a shock absorber before the rope. It's not like chain stretches.

6/1/19 @ 11:03 PM
Shorefishing
User since 11/5/15
Thanks for the info.  Very helpful 

6/1/19 @ 9:51 PM
2014ranger+115
User since 8/7/17

Regarding how big an anchor d=for a 16 foot boat.  seriously, bring 2.  if your anchor dont hold then you will need another anyway.  all depends on how well your anchor grabs the bottom.  Generally weight is not in the big equation.  it is almost always how well you can grip and hold the bottom.  However, if you are on hard rock then you will need more weight as your anchor wont dig in and hold.  if you are in a area where there isn't a lot of current then one will do.  fast current and hard bottom requires more weight or a second anchor.  

A mushroom anchor works great in mud.  A good downrigger weight does the same.  That is because the weight sinks in mud and creates a vacuum or suction that holds just like if you stuck your leg in mud up to your knee.  

A river anchor has 3 flukes on it and works great grabbing weeds, sand, soft bottoms and mud.  It works similar to a mushroom in that it sinks and allows mud to completely cover it and create suction.  It will work in almost all scenarios.  It didn't work for me on the wolf river last week under the 110 bridge where it is a very hard bottom.  We had to throw out a heavy navy anchor.  the both of them stopped us but current was too hard to fish anyway.

An 8 pound Danforth anchor usually holds my 26 ft aluminum cuddy.  Again it is how well you grip bottom, not how heavy.

Also, you need about 3 feet of rope out for every foot of depth. You need more rope out to allow for current , wind, waves etc. a "scope" or 5 to 1 up to 7 to 1 is usually preferred.  That would be 5 or 7 feet of rope for every 1 of depth.  more than 10 to 1 is considered a waste in most cases.

If you have 2 anchors each with 50 foot ropes then you w=should be well equipped.

Ever see a chain attached to an anchor?  The weight doesnt hold the boat.  it gets the anchor to lay flat to dig in.  It also acts as a shcok absorber in wavy conditions by pulling the boat back before putting a shock on the rope.  It also helps to weight down a floating poly rope.  if your 15 pound anchor has a rope pulling with 2 pounds of force then you have 13 pounds of anchor

But hey, what do I know?

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