Lump Anchor Setup

Discussion in '360 Degrees Lounge' started by kenner21, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. kenner21

    kenner21 Member

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    Can someone provide me a link or a detailed explanation on how I should have my anchor setup to fish the midnight lump.

    Thanks
    nate
     
  2. gimmedeal

    gimmedeal Senior Member

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    You'll be anchoring in about 200' of water. Need 600' of anchor rope and a retrieval ball if you don't have a windlass. Ball attached to your rope would be useful/essential anyway in case you have to release from your anchor rope to chase down a fish. Let's you get back to your spot and anchor.
     

  3. kenner21

    kenner21 Member

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    So all I'd need to get is a stainless ring and a bouy? Attach the ring to the bouy with some line and voila????
     
  4. txseadog

    txseadog Moderator

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    You'll also need about 15-20' of chain on the anchor so it will dig in fast and don't forget a big tub or garbage can to put store the rope in.
     
  5. SkeeterRonnie

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    whos gonna get the knots out of the anchor rope on its way down...lol... I cant even unwind a darn 50 foot extension cord without wrapping myself up in knots..lol. Whoever does it better make sure they have a knife on thier body somewhere in case they have to cut themselves loose.
     
  6. jaredchasteen

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    You'll also need about 15-20' of chain on the anchor so it will dig in fast and don't forget a big tub or garbage can to put store the rope in.


    The chain is a MUST. The trash can also works well to store bonita in while they are getting ready to be hacked up. What boat are you going in. I assume from your name a kenner 21? Do you have radar? I would highly recommend taking a charter with your family, by the time you pull a boat over there and buy all the liscenses, gas, lodging. You are spending the same amount. Plus you get the benifit of local knowledge(chain in anchor rope) just an example. Some days the tuna are not there and if that is the case you traveled 600 miles to fish for kingfish.
     
  7. Capt. Mike Ellis

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    You will need 600' of 1/2" anchor line a 12-14lb plow anchor (Delta). Whatever anchor you choose rig it reverse style in case it gets hung up. To the anchor attach 35' of 3/8" galvanized chain. To pick your anchor use at least a A60 ball along with a heavy duty ring. I splice my ring onto the ball line so that you can't drop it over the side. This setup will stick every time with no dragging. It will save you a good cussing over the radio if you drag and mess somebody up.
    Capt. Mike
     
  8. kenner21

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    The chain is a MUST. The trash can also works well to store bonita in while they are getting ready to be hacked up. What boat are you going in. I assume from your name a kenner 21? Do you have radar? I would highly recommend taking a charter with your family, by the time you pull a boat over there and buy all the liscenses, gas, lodging. You are spending the same amount. Plus you get the benifit of local knowledge(chain in anchor rope) just an example. Some days the tuna are not there and if that is the case you traveled 600 miles to fish for kingfish.


    Nope the kenner is only used for sabine lake and some short runs runs offshore in the summer time. We'd be bringing a 27 triton with radar so we'd have plenty of boat as long as it wasn't really sloppy. We thought about doing a charter but if we bring our boat we can fish 2 days for about the same kind of money. All of the local captains I've talked have been very helpfull on where and how to fish. This would be a shake down run and we don't exactly expect to slaughter the fish but we'll get a feel for the area and have all our licenses permits etc for the next trip. Thanks you for the trash can idea I was wondering about all that chain bouncing around in the anchor locker.
     
  9. kenner21

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    You will need 600' of 1/2" anchor line a 12-14lb plow anchor (Delta). Whatever anchor you choose rig it reverse style in case it gets hung up. To the anchor attach 35' of 3/8" galvanized chain. To pick your anchor use at least a A60 ball along with a heavy duty ring. I splice my ring onto the ball line so that you can't drop it over the side. This setup will stick every time with no dragging. It will save you a good cussing over the radio if you drag and mess somebody up.
    Capt. Mike

    Thanks captain mike so from what I've read so far it sounds like the more chain the better. I'm not sure we are going to try the lump or the floaters we just like to catch fish we'd be just as happy catching schoolies as big boys for now at least:) Is there normally a bite elsewhere or does it become the lump or nothing?
     
  10. Capt. Mike Ellis

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    With the weather it is usualy the lump or nothing. But if the weather is nice I don't hang around the lump for to long unless the fish are thick. For instance on my last trip we had 11 yellows from 70-140 with four of them going 120 to 140 and were done early. But we took advantage of a weather window. All the way bac in I had to dodge idoits with no radar. They were all armed with Q-beams to lead them to safety. I run all year long and let me tell you I hate to run in the fog. If you ar not comfortable running in it do yourself a favor and charter. But if you are comfortable with it make sure to run the wes side of the river and monitor 67 in the river and 13 in the jump and passes.

    Capt. Mike