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LongLine

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  1. Interesting question. Big-O has aboutn18,960 sq km of surface area so a depth of 5 cm is approx 945,000,000 cu meters. Current outflow is 7960 cu meter/sec. so IF there was no inflow then it'd be gone in 33 hours. HOWEVER, Niagara is currently inflowing approx 6512 Cu meter/sec. Hence it'd be down in a little over 7 1/2 days. HOWEVER ( for 2nd time): The Genny is currently freaking roaring! I don't know what any of the other tribs are doing, so it'll probably be a little longer.
  2. Was 7620 m3/s. raised to 7960. They said lake came up 5 cm.
  3. Try trolling hem faster than normal.
  4. With a decent W wind, try the NE track. i.e diagonal with the waves.
  5. WATCH OUT for rocks! I imagine a lot of boats are going to be trailer'd home this year with busted lower units, due to the low water level.
  6. Nice fish anyways...and you got to spend time with your family on the water.
  7. "bumper"? What we used to call "snubbers"? I don't use them. I run copoly to the flasher then straight mono to the fly. 12 lines & 2 guys on a 16 ft'r? More power to you. Some charters run that many lines around here, but they have 10 ft beams and keep their lines separated real well. Boards are pretty hard to get out a ways if there's a chop on the lake. Also, Kings are a lot more energetic than Lakers or Landlocks and most will cover a lot of water. Tom B. (LongLine)
  8. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT ground anything to the hull of an aluminum boat. (unless you want an awful lot of corrosion real quick!) Tech has it correct....all grounds run to the battery. (note ground is the negative post, black wire) Tom B. (LongLine)
  9. As to depth, check out the weather forecast links on the left side of site. "Great lakes coast forecast" does a good job of temp at depth. Look for the 54F and below. That will give you a great idea as to where to start withy your riggers. Tom B. (LongLine)
  10. Nice looking boat. Winds generally pick up on Big-O around 9:30-10:00ish am. Winds at 15 knt out of west & Mexico can get real rough. Good luck & stay safe out there. Tom B. (LongLine)
  11. I run fish shaped & Torpedo style below 70 Ft. (I won't have a pancake on my boat) I also stack on one rigger. Stacker about 7-10 ft above weight. Stacked line about 10 ft back, Bottom line 10-15 ft behind that. Tom B. (LongLine)
  12. The major difference between Ocean waves & Big-O waves is that Big-O waves are much much steeper. So watch your weather! 3 ft waves on Big-O will really bounce you around. Tom B. (LongLine)
  13. Looks good! Go get 'em !
  14. strange ?!? Can you post pics of the cannon ball? Fin bent? Vert & horiz eyelets not aligned? Ball not symmetrical?
  15. So sad that Evinrude went out of outboard manufacturing. They wouldn't mate up with a boat manufacturer like Mercury or others did. Sales went way down. They refused to sell off the outboard technology as they use it on their snowmobile & other divisions. I'd buy another in a heartbeat! Aftermarket parts are still available, going way back. Tom B. (LongLine)
  16. Suggest you try attaching the release above the ball and ditch the snubber. Vert & horiz line drag will steer the ball and snubber may stretch & spring back. Tom B. (LongLine)
  17. Love those smiles! "Here Dad, you take it....it's a little one" (heh, heh, heh...memorable moments) Tom B. (LongLine)
  18. I said it a few years ago when we had that long long long thread on here. 2014 is the dumbest thing to ever hit the Great Lakes. 1954D controlled the water level to within 3 ft. They do control the Big-O level up the seaway, regardless of the upper lake levels ! "Funny" how those guys that defended 2014 have disappeared! Yes, I know they've reduced outflow however, just like a few years ago when they increased outflow too late, this time they reduced it too late. Tom B. (LongLine)
  19. Currents & sub-currents can be vicious on Big-O. especially with the temperature regime & varying winds we been having. Try the N-S & S-N tracks. Bracket the depths. i.e. go from say 185 to 240FOW and watch your rigger cables. Tom B. (LongLine)
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