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    I get mine from the West Coast. Their stock is depleted, but they will email you when they get new product. Link below. Jim S. http://www.outdoorproshop.com/VK-Veivi-Salmon-2-Flashers-p/vkveivi-salmon2.htm
  2. Hodges Marine has new Uniden fixed mount DSC radios for around $90
  3. Thank You for the heads up..... I checked the website and both my marine extinguishers were in the recall. 2 new replacements are on their way to me, free of charge.
  4. Carbon in my Merc!

    I have an older 2 stroke Merc, and have been using Sea Foam in my fuel for the last 4 years. It has made a world of difference in performance. I troll the big lake all season and have no more carbon problems. There is a "de-carb" process you can do to clear the existing carbon using Sea Foam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXcfsmuruc0
  5. Braddocks

    Just saw your post Friday afternoon. Plenty of water at Braddocks for smaller boats. Launched my 17 ft. aluminum this morning, marina on E.Manitou Rd., watched a 16ft boat launch out of the West side marina. 3-5 ft. of water most places. No problem with lake access, stay in the marked channel. Good Luck. .
  6. Updating my electronics

    Once you hit that price level, you will have a ton of options. Check out Furuno.... commercial quality at a reasonable price. My sounder is Furuno and I couldn't be happier with it. https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Furuno-Gp1870f-7-Color-Gps-Chartplotter-Fishfind-p/furgp1870f.htm
  7. Missing Fisherman Found Dead

    I have used this information to better prepare my boat. It talks about small, ocean going boats, but pertains to the Great lakes as well. I closed off through hull fittings, increased pumping capacity and battery isolation circuits to keep afloat in an emergency situation. http://www.docksidereports.com/small_boat_safety_at_sea.htm
  8. Fish id

    big one is atlantic
  9. We've been out with John twice, and attended one of his seminars years ago at Bass Pro. I picked up a lot of info each time.. A real nice guy. J.D. and Capt. John
  10. Other online stores?

    Monster Tackle, Angler's Avenue, Lake Michigan Angler, and Frank's Great Outdoors have all treated me well with online purchases. Good customer service from all of them.
  11. Out of Braddocks 9-11-2017 Made a quick run out of Bradocks Monday morning with a newbee, lots of bait in the 60-120 range right out in front of the bay. Temp. down 70 ft. was around 60 degrees. I know the kings can be out of temp. this time of year, so I saw no need to head deep without taking a look inside. We hit a small brown on a 4.5 watermellon Apex, and 2 kings, 19 and 26 lbs, both on a chrome Pro Troll paddle with a aqua fly 70 over 90. All in all, a decent morning for 2.5 hours of fishing. Newbee Eric with 26 lb. king
  12. Canvas Snaps

  13. We caught a stubby little brown last year.... nick named him Leroy...
  14. Help Me identify this base

    Maybe something else left a hole there, and these are purely cosmetic to cover the old hole. I've done the same thing on my boat to cover old flush mount rod holder holes..
  15. Rubber squid

    I still use them. dodger/squid, and flasher/fly.... gives them an option.
  16. I've been running 7 foot downrigger rods, and 7 1/2 foot wire diver rods for a number of years now. I think it's easier to get leverage on a fish with the shorter rods. My wire diver rods are 2 piece musky flipping sticks from Bass Pro at $25 a piece, add a twilli tip and good to go. If I'm fishing down 70 ft. or less I use Slide Divers with 20ft. of 30 lb. test mono attached to the wire with a #8 Spro Power swivel. I can have a longer distance between the diver and lure, but the diver sliding down makes netting easy. Deeper than 70 ft. I switch out to #5 Chinook Divers with 6 to 8 ft. leaders between diver and lure, harder to net on a small boat, but worth effort to get the divers deep. I've been using 50 lb. test mono between the Chinook diver and the lure, easier to hold onto when hand lining the fish in. If I run a spoon, I add a fluorocarbon leader to the heavier mono. This is what works FOR ME...... lots of ways to skin the cat...
  17. Disappointed

    I can relate... I've left the toggle switch powering my autopilot on, but picked up on it the night before going out. Plugged the charger in overnight, and was good to go. I double check everything after each trip now.
  18. Rob, I fish out of a 17 footer, and run the program you describe. I stack the riggers 10 ft. apart with the probe 'rigger deepest in the cold water, then run lines up every 10ft. from there. One wire diver on each side, one deep, and one in the middle of the spread. This is just a starting point, fine tune the program from there. It's a very manageable program for 2 guys on a smaller boat.
  19. Spoons

    The Pirate spoons are junk, they never catch fish..... send them to me and i will dispose of them for you....
  20. I would consider Scotty Downriggers. They use a gravity feed clutch to lower the weights, only use power when retrieving. I've had the short arm 1099's for a number of years and love them.
  21. I fished out of Braddocks for a few hours Monday morning. Worked the 70 - 160 range, 3 for 4, lost a nice one on the wire, 1 brown and 2 small kings off the riggers on spoons and Apex. There are fish and bait in the area, lots of hooks 70 -110 deep, 50 degrees at 80 down. Had a number of "streakers" around the spread but struggled to get them to go. No real pattern, Stinger NBK, watermelon Apex, white Pro Troll paddle & white/ silver fly. A number of boats in the area, and a bit deeper. Maybe the evening bite will be a bit better.
  22. Flasher-spoons?

    I run Apex lures 4-5 ft. behind flashers every trip out. Very productive setup.
  23. 1982 OMC Johnson outboard motor, 9.9 hp Posting this for a friend, please call him directly with any questions. Call Dan: 585-392-4401 Located near Braddocks Bay in North Greece For Sale: 1982 OMC Johnson outboard motor, 9.9 hp., two cycle 50:1 mix. Good condition. Original aluminum prop (9 ½” x 10”) not dinged up or dented, never replaced or needed repair. This motor has not been abused. Paint is all original. Low hours and stored always in garage. I have owned since 1984. Formerly used bass fishing in the Thousand Islands. Motor only for sale. Boat, trailer, fuel tank, etc, not included. Price: $ 325