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  1. On 7/9/2018 at 9:54 PM, TrophySeeker said:

    Or this. Don't worry about what is there. Run 8awg red and black (or yellow) to the battery. Fuse at the battery at 30 or 40 amp. Wire all your accessories to the new panel, and fuse accordingly. 3733482.jpg

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app

    I also use this on my rig. Great ,easy to use setup.

  2. I would give it a try. Back in the mid 90s'  I bought a bag of frozen cleaned smelt from the local supermarket, split one down the middle, and jammed it in a Rhys Davis meat head. Ran it clean off the rigger in early August.... largest king of my career @ 34 lbs.  Lots of options out there. ( I still use the smelt) :lol:


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  3. Flashers are plastic, dodgers are metal. They have different actions and give off different sonic vibrations. I have days when a dodger will take fish when flashers won't, usually as my deepest rod. Run your favorite fly, plastic squid or hoochie behind them same as a flasher.  Most summer mornings, I have one of each in the water to start and let the fish tell me what they prefer. Dodger on the deep rigger, flasher on a wire diver.


    Just my $.02

  4. I started fishing lake Ontario in 1989 with a friend in this rig:



    For the last 24 seasons, I've been running out of a 17ft. Starcraft , 90hp. Merc.


    I have learned over the years there is plenty of good fishing without going half way to Canada. I fish from Rochester to Sandy Creek in Hamlin, and almost never have to go deeper than 200ft. to find good fishing. 

    When the big boats head offshore in the summer, it leaves the inside waters for us smaller rigs. Brown trout are usually shallower, find water temps in the mid 50's near bottom, and a few kings are always mixed in. Lake trout are on the bottom around 100 ft. if you want to fish for them.


    Watch the wind direction daily. The wind pushes the water temp.and bait pods around, and the fish move in and out in a heartbeat. Kings  feeding out in 500 at sunup can be in 80 feet at sunset if the winds and currents change.  Bottom line, do what's comfortable for YOU. Stay safe.  I have 2 batteries, 2 bilge pumps, fixed mount DSC and hand held VHF radios, and always wear an inflatable PFD.  Like others have said, when the lake acts up, we get to change gears and fish for bass, pike, and panfish.  


  5. The tail is the easiest way fro me to tell the difference.

    Browns have a thick tail with a flat fin



    Atlantics have a thinner tail with a "V" in the fin




    3 browns on top. 3 Atlantics on bottom  ( not my photo, copied from LOU years ago for fish ID )



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