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Yankee Troller

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  1. I'd put at least two divers out before I ran any copper/leadcore.
  2. I've been running the Daiwa Great Lakes Telescopic 8'6" planer board rod the last few seasons for Browns and Walleye behind in-lines. They work great, and are very reasonably priced: fishusa.rv5k.net/knnaL For a reel you can't beat the Daiwa Sealine. It's been a Great Lakes workhorse for many years. I'd recommend the 27 size with the power handle - SG27LC3B: fishusa.rv5k.net/bRrDx
  3. I've had both. Big Johns are nice, and cheaper. The Cisco's are built really nice, but more money. My Big John's lasted about 6/7 years before I had a motor go in one of them. I still have the set, but I have to get the one motor fixed still.
  4. I like to run the junk lines that run higher in the water column on the outside, and the ones that run deeper to the inside. For example this May/June we were running a 2/5/10 on each side. The 2/5 ran fine on Offshore OR12 in-lines. The 10 color ran much better on the OR-37 (mag board). This past September we ran a similar spread, but with 150/200/300 coppers.
  5. I have brand new Yacht Club trailers at Krenzer Marine that we are putting under our new Starcrafts. If you'd like a price let me know.
  6. Launch on 14 is open, but it's not in great shape with the low water. Coast Guard launch is closed from road construction.
  7. Nice, they're a little overkill for what we need them for, but you can't pass up a good deal!
  8. John, What made you go 8612 over 1243 or 126?
  9. Excited to get mine! I think some of our experienced clients will really enjoy this reel. Trying to figure out the rod now. Great video as always Dan.
  10. Unless you want to head over to the Niagara Bar they are an incidental catch. They seem to consistently be there every spring. Some years are better than others. There's plenty of threads and YouTube videos on spreads that will catch them, but they like Orange.
  11. That's awesome! We all appreciate his service. As for the YT we're adding '50 coppers. Been a 100' guy since we got into copper fishing, and want to expand on it. Looking at adding just 250' and 350' right now. Also, putting down some PlasDECK on the swim platform and back deck. Lastly, adding a Mooching reel for clients looking to add a little fun to the fight.
  12. We went with Lumitec Caprera2's on our boat. We went a cheaper direction when we first bought the boat, but the sun made the housings real brittle and they didn't last long. These have been on for about 8 years now and look and function like the day we bought them. We opted for the white/blue version. We went with 4 and I'll be honest with you it's overkill. 1-2 is sufficient for most boats. If you are interested in any Lumitec products let me know I can ship them right to your door.
  13. They track nice and are available up to 16lb's I believe.
  14. We're running a 9' ML action rod that Fat Nancy's has made. A lot of guys run this for Spring Brown Trout on planer boards (not in-lines). They are a great rod and very fun to catch fish on. Almost no control if a King hits, but fun as heck! I think they're Riversides? Call over and ask for Dave if you're interested. Tell him I sent ya and he'll know what rods I'm talking about.
  15. I have one on my 21' Lund and use my kicker to propel me. I can fish all day this way. In a 3 mile current my 36v Terrova lasts about 5hrs on spot lock. I've never tried to just troll with the Terrova for a day. If you're looking for a Terrova let me know. I can price one out for you.
  16. Tough to remember the top ones, but here are some that stood out in my mind for Salmon during 2020. April/May/June/July: DW Green Jeans UV Reg & Mag DW Martel Reg & Mag Warrior Rod Father Reg & Mag Stinger Glow Mixed Veggies (April) Moonshine RV Mongolian Beef DW Two face UV Mag August/September: DW Martel Reg & Mag DW Glow Roy Boy Reg & Mag (FishuSA exclusive) Moonshine Carbon 14 Mag DW Midnight Special Reg & Mag You can find the DW's here at FishUSA - fishusa.rv5k.net/MaVkK
  17. I'd check wiring. I can run 2 10" HELIX's and my two livewell pumps for 6-8hrs without any issues while drifting. Of course I'm bouncing around on the big engine looking for better drifts, so that helps put a little something back. One unit shouldn't put that much strain on a battery that quick. I'd also look at putting in a bigger battery. On my Lund I run a 27 series Interstate cranking.
  18. Nothing is available from Mercury for that vintage. If you have fuel injection they tell me there is some aftermarket options, but they didn't go into detail about that.
  19. That's very vague. Age and model would be helpful.
  20. Maratron makes a lot of NMEA2K stuff. Might want to start there. What engines do you have? Usually, you need a Gateway to get the data from the engine. That Gateway is supplied by the engine manufacture.
  21. FishUSA made a telescopic inline planer board rod that was great. Unfortunately, they don't offer them anymore. I'm currently running the telescopic Daiwa Great Lakes rod, and in happy with them. I have 4 set up with 10lb mono and 4 set up with 20lb braid. Sometimes I wish I spent the money on the Denali's because I've heard great things about them. As for reels I like the Daiwa 27LC. If you want to spend the money the Daiwa Saltist 20 is nice. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. A buddy was up from New Jersey to work on his boat, so I said "while you're here let's take advantage of this great weather and go grab a limit of Walleye on Oneida." He didn't even question it. So, off to Oneida Lake we went. We blasted off around 7:15am and made a few drifts from 15-30' in and around the areas we've been fishing over the last couple months. Didn't really see the thick schools we got used to on our Hummingbird Helix's. Knowing the area we've done good in usually loads up better in the early afternoon we made the decision to troll for a few passes. We tossed out some Bay Rat Short Deep stickbaits behind Offshore OR-12 inline boards and trolled around looking for a possible school. We grabbed 6 eyes trolling with 'Can't afford it' and 'Purple Rain' taking all the fish. 140' back on mono and 60' back on braid. Around 11am we went back to drifting and finished our limit out. Jigging raps in size 7 were good in Glow Perch and Hot Steel. i1Baits gold perch took a few as well. My buddy Nick from Soco baits was out and text us to let us know what he was talking fish on and what depth his bites were coming. 15' ended up being our best depth on the drift. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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