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Deemo

I need info .. could I take my boat there?? My insurance sucks so i am kinda chickin sh-t. Where would be a good place to launch at? Where to fish? Where the hell is fisherdog and scoot. lol I spent more on the boat the i ever spent on the wife and she would kill me if i wrecked it on the red.

On sat. i am open allllllll day if you want to catch some lets go .. got boat and am free...Waubay is killer if you had time let me know as soon as you can. you just have to be there i will go buy my self anyway..

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Scoot

I'm a no-go for anything this weekend. I might be going East for a while on Sat, but not completely sure on that still. Sun I have a baptism to go to.
Traversing the Red can be a tricky deal with a boat, especially on low water years. I'd suggest the South access over the North access- deeper water. As I mentioned before, I'd also suggest hiring Ed Carlson for a day- he'll not only teach you a ton about fishing, but you'll be money ahead of the game learning how to effectively travel on the river. Money well spent.
Good luck where ever you go.
Scoot

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How big and how deep do you draft with the boat?

Big deep V's tend to gig holes in the river and thump everything in and out of sight.

The section ABOVE the Mid-Town Dam is not too bad to navigate in a larger deeper draft rig. The main channel is a fairly consistent 10'.

Yet, remember you can and will hit wood about anywhere at any time. Especially if there are a lot of other deep V's buzzing around, they dislodge wood and junk from snags and put it on the move again. Whenever I see a lot of boats at a ramp, I watch extra close for debris.

Windy days are another deal. The wood will stall out on bends where the wind will meet the river currents. This is a sneaky deal. The wood will hide in the chop and by the time you see it,you will also hear it. WHOOOP!

Take it cool any watch the water just as much or not more then the depth finder. Because by the time you see anything on the flasher, you hit it.

Sharp eyes and good polarized sunglass's save you big bucks navigating rivers.

Be safe, have fun.

Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson
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Backwater Guiding "ED on the RED"

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Deemo

17 ft Aluma t-pro. It would be kinda iffy on the red i guess.

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Deemo,

I had the same boat on the river a number of times last summer. I've got a 115 Yammy with a kicker and a lot of weight in the back- I push some water. But... I didn't have any problems. Like Ed said, take it easy and bring spare parts just in case.
Scoot

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