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  1. Check out the "Tangled Tackle Fishing" videos on You Tube. They have tutorials on making flys, teasers and meat rigs.
  2. The epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18lsxFcDrjo
  3. I told him to check out Gibbs next season..
  4. I stopped by West Point Marina at Braddock bay this afternoon, assuming all this wind would blow a ton of crap into the launch ramps. I was not disappointed as I watched a guy take his boat out for the season..... not a happy camper. He was so mad, he drove away like that with no attempt to clean it off..
  5. The "spoon crank box" is a one man operation.... perhaps shoot him an email.. he may help with shipping to make a sale.. It never hurts to ask.
  6. I am by no means an inline board expert, I do know a cross wind or trolling parallel to the waves will cause the boat to "slide" sideways. My boat sticks out of the water a lot more than that tiny board, and a cross wind will push the boat sideways much faster than the board, the line gets a bit slack and the board drops back. The up wind board on the other side pulls like a rented mule as the boat "slides" away from the board. The "slide" sideways can be considerable, and being out in open water, we don't even notice it happening. Just my $.02 from an old guy..
  7. I agree with Chuck Smith. FYI, my riggers are 30" forward of the transom. Port side rigger
  8. I use Scotty 1099's on a 17ft. tin boat. 24" booms out the side in tracks. No problems.
  9. DING DING DING !!! We have a winner !!
  10. I checked it out this morning (Friday)... One guy needed to kick in 4 wheel drive to get out..
  11. Stopped at the boat ramps today..... things are a bit "fuzzy"
  12. This an excellent set of lures for someone just getting into the sport..
  13. I ran a 2004 Merc 115 2 stroke years ago. The motor was a "2+2", meaning 2 cylinders shut down under 1800 RPM. It trolled like a dream. I am running a 1996 Merc 90hp. 2 stroke with oil injection I purchased new, and have been trolling with it since '96. I use 93 octane fuel, add Sea Foam fuel additive, and use a good grade of 2 stroke oil. I change out plugs every spring. If you have a "2+2" motor, you're in great shape to troll with it.
  14. Best I have found: More effective at repelling biting flies than DEET, Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent Spray with 20 Percent Picaridin is great for applying to skin as well clothing, outdoor gear, and more. Safe to use on the whole family, Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent Spray offers effective protection against common disease carrying nuisances like mosquitoes and ticks. Additionally, Picaridin is effective at repelling biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies. This long-lasting topical spray with 20 percent Picaridin is effective for up to 12 hours against mosquitoes and ticks, and for up to 8 hours against biting flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies. The non-greasy spray has a pleasant low odor that evaporates when dry, and it won't damage plastics of synthetic coatings. Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent Spray is safe for use on clothing, backpacks, synthetic fabrics, watches, sunglasses, and more. https://www.ebay.com/p/1766235984?iid=112318090397
  15. The smelt I use is cleaned and frozen in a bag from the supermarket.
  16. I also fish out of Braddocks and almost never troll East or West because of the currents. Try taking a diagonal course, it will be easier to maintain preferred down speed.
  17. I remember that fall too. The wife and I walked out almost to the channel markers..
  18. My largest king ever ( 34 lbs.) was caught on smelt jammed into a Rhys Davis meat head in August 1994.
  19. Get rid of the "fish icons" and read the sonar picture. 2or 3 fish icons close together may not be fish at all, but a bait ball. There are plenty of vids on You Tube to help with interpreting your fish finder. I run my gain on manual and adjust as needed. It takes a bit of time to get the picture dialed in ..
  20. My neighbor who used to fish the big lake many years ago is moving and cleaning out the loft in his garage. He came over with a small cardboard box and said; " I forgot I put this box in the loft about 30 years ago,... would you like to buy them cheap?' Needless to say, I did..... all white backs...
  21. Just the opinion of an old guy, if your box doesn't include some of the original NK-28's your missing out.
  22. sid, Virtually all sonar manufacturers offer their user manuals online as PDF's. Check out the menu formats and ease of use. I selected a Furuno unit years ago because the settings are done with knobs and dials, I didn't have to push 10 buttons to access a feature. The 600 series are nice units.. https://www.hodgesmarine.com/furfcv628-furuno-fcv628-57-fishfinder-wrezboost.html
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