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  1. Tom, If memory serves me, The original site was run by Capt. Joe Toomey ,"Irish Pride" charters out of the Oak.. Damn, I'm getting old...
  2. Checking the original catalog for specs., my 1996 17 ft. Starcraft hull weighs in at 1000 lbs. My 90 hp. Mercury 2-stroke weighs 303 lbs. That's a dry weight of 1,303 lbs. pushed by 90 hp. The boat is rated up to 125 Hp. I run fully loaded with 2 people and gear at 40 mph. with a 19 pitch aluminum prop. It sounds like your weight to horsepower ratio is way off.
  3. Sorry for the screwed up post above..... This video is a great example of what happens to the lake when the wind blows hard in the summer. "red" water is warm, ...."blue" water is ice cold. Assume the left side of the tank is the South US shore, the right side is the North shore in Canada. Notice as the shoreline temps. fluctuate, The center area stays relatively stable.. That's why the fish ( and fishermen) move offshore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIkJ4xu9Ego
  4. Nice job Wally ! whack 'em and stack 'em ! Jim S.
  5. I have 2 older Scotty #1099 riggers, had the same problem this spring and had the same result. I sent them an e-mail and they called me at home to make sure they were sending exactly what I needed. They sent me 4 new counters, so I have 2 new on the riggers and 2 as backup.
  6. Not Necessary.. This is from the DEC Website.. General Regulations • An angler may operate no more than 3 lines with or without a rod. ⊲ each line is limited to not more than 5 lures or baits or a combination of both. ⊲ in addition, each line shall not exceed 15 hook points in any combination of single, double, or treble hooks.
  7. It depends on the dodger. I use the old school Evil Eye High Speed Dodgers so speed is not an issue for me. They run well between 2.0 and 3.0 mph. Regular Luhr Jensen or Gold Star dodgers, low to mid "2's" is a good starting point. I just did a quick search.... looks like Evil Eye still makes the high speeds. The color selection seems to be limited.. https://dardevle.com/product/high-speed-dodger-98/
  8. I've been on the lake since 1990, still use them all summer and fall. Squids or flys both work well.
  9. This might help... https://www.thesouthend.org/index.php/resources/reel-fill-calculator
  10. Here's the link to the weather station at the end of the Coast Guard pier in Charlotte. The wind speed and wind direction are updated every 10 minutes and shows conditions from the past 24 hours. Seeing past conditions has saved many a wasted trip to the launch. https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=rprn6
  11. Maybe it should be " The Gambler Easy Release".. or..... "The Greaser Releaser"
  12. The new Gambler Rigs "Laker Recovery Clip"..... Has a nice ring to it.....match it up with a 3 foot long heavy ice fishing rod and a reel spooled with braid line... Ding Ding Ding.... we have a winner !! ( ask me how I know this works..)
  13. The Sequalizer is about $85 bucks. The Shelton fish Descender is about $13, plus adding your own weight. I made my own from a 16oz. weight and a coat hanger... works just like the Shelton product. Push the wire through the lower lip, drop the fish down to the desired depth and snap the rig up to release the fish. The Shelton Descender.... a bit small for large lake trout in my opinion. The Shelton Descender, and my homemade version
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