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Fishing at Lockport?


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I as thinking about heading North to Lockport to do some cattin. I have never fished that stretch of the river, and am just looking for some advice for where to get on some cats, and what size sinkers I would need to get to the bottom and not roll around down there, with the current river levels and flow?

Thank you for any info given... smile.gif

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Well if you do decide to head up there your a luck fella.. you will never regret it...

first off.. are you going to be in a boat? If so, you will need about 2-3 oz flat no roll sinkers if you are up by the dam, it is shallow up there and you dont need as much weight if you cast behind the boat. If you head to deeper water you will need 5+ oz to stay down in 18+ feet of water with the current. If your fishing from shore, now that is another story.. tons of people do it but they loose a ton of rigs..

Over all if you go up there, bring a boat or hire Stu to take you out. there is not a really bad place to catch cats.. they are all over.. Just move move move and you will find them... or they will find you..lol....

Good luck.. and happy fishing.

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With the high flow 4-5 oz No-Rolls would be well advised to stock up on. Scenic Tackle can help you out there and many of the Gander Mtn locations now stock them, so if you near one check them out.

High flows mean you need a good way to hold in the flow, so be sure to have a good ancore system...or two. A spare is wise on the Canadian end of the Red...very wise.

If you need a guide or a helping hand up North be sure to check in with "Cats on the Red", they will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is a great one. I recomend staying there is there are any openings in your time frame...it fills quickly for the year so planning ahead is smart. They get lots of repeat clients..so what does that tell ya Eh....good folks and a Hot Fishery is what it spells for me.

Stu and Crew can sure help you out with your terminal tackle needs if you run short. Stop in at Cats no mater what if you go...say Howdy.

Good Fish'n Eh!!

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Thanks for the info guys! Early this spring at this forum or on the catfish forum there was mention of a guy who had made some anchor using two inch pipe and heavy rierod. I looked back and couldn't find the post, either of you recall the discussion. I've heard lockport can be tough on anchors, so bringing an extra is a great idea. We've been putting a lenght of chain on the anchors to save from cutoffs. Not sure if thats the problem up there or just good ol strong current and old rope that are the culprits. What type of anchors do you prefer?

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Big Shanon and I make 3 sizes of Red River Sumo Achors with knock-offs so you get them back. They work better then any river system I have tried before because we worked on the design over time to get the bugs out.

Chain links do help on achorage on rivers, that is a feature we built in to the system on our line.

The 3 we make range from 10# up to the sumo #35. They hold!

If you need one drop me a e-mail.

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