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  1. Check here.... https://www.ebay.com/str/Mad-River-Custom-Fishing-Tackle/HOLOGRAPHIC-FISHING-LURE-TAPES/_i.html?_storecat=1513951619
  2. Oldie but goodie.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5jdHa6hCLE
  3. Using braid with longer fluorocarbon leaders will be fine. Once the water warms up and the fleas appear, the braid will load up with fleas and be unusable. Adding approx. 150 ft. of #30 lb. Big Game mono to the braid will help with fleas during summer months. I have gone a different route, spooling all my reels with #30lb. mono, then changing leaders to meet the season and conditions. #15 flouro. for browns, #20lb. for kings, no leader for flashers, dodgers, meat rigs.
  4. I replaces my vinyl flooring in 2017. Here's a link to my old post. https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/topic/62636-my-old-boat/?tab=comments#comment-461005
  5. The copper just floats on the cable, the antenna wire is secured to the rigger boom with wire ties.
  6. 1/2 or 3/4 inch diameter would be fine as long as the stop bead goes through. I had a piece of 3/4 x 3 1/2" laying around so that's what I used
  7. I bend the eye of the treble hook when I snell them, just like the octopus hooks
  8. I didn't have one... I worked the flair by hand.
  9. Absolutely. Made one up a few years back. Wrap the antenna spring around the copper and shrink wrap it..
  10. When I started on the big lake in 1990, my buddy took us out on this....... great times to remember..
  11. I have been a small boat fisherman since I started on the lake in 1990. In my opinion, the best addition to your set up would be a Slide Diver. I use clear and black. You can run very long leads in skinny water if needed, run it on either side of the boat, and the diver sliding down the line when released makes netting fish on a small boat alone easy. Attach flashers to the main line, add a 4-6 ft. length of flourocarbon to the main line for plugs and spoons. Use a snap swivel to attach the leader so the diver doesn't slide down and hit the fish.
  12. X4 620 with Airmar P66 transducer
  13. There are many choices for light weight auto inflating life jackets. My 70 year old fishing buddy and I wear them all the time.
  14. Power from the SLR needed down state.... higher water flow means more power from turbines.. Indian Point, the nuclear power plant closest to New York City, could be shut as soon as April 2021 under an agreement New York state officials reached this week with Entergy, the utility company that owns the plant, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. Under the agreement, one of the two nuclear reactors at Indian Point will permanently cease operations by April 2020, while the other must be closed a year later. The shutdown has long been a priority for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who — though supportive of upstate nuclear plants — has repeatedly called for shutting Indian Point. He has said it poses too great a risk to New York City, less than 30 miles to the south.
  15. Sled Guy, 17ft. Starcraft here... my setup is the same as Norm, riggers are 3ft. forward of the transom. The photo shows my starboard rear corner, boat moving to the left. Wire diver, then 2 rods stacked on the rigger.
  16. In my experience with boats, age means nothing compared to condition. Boats in Colder climates sometimes get limited use. Case in point, my rig pictured below. 1996 17ft. super fisherman with a 90 hp. 2-stroke. It's either on the water, or stored inside. This is a 23 year old boat, original paint and well taken care of. NADA is a rough guide only. Photo taken last year
  17. I started fishing Ontario in 1989 in this 16ft. Sea nymph, with a 40 hp Mariner. In 1996, I moved up to this 17ft. Starcraft with a 90hp. Merc. This year was season #23 for this rig, I can launch and recover alone with ease, it fits in the garage, has all the bells and whistles now including autopilot. I'll keep her running until my fishing days are over..
  18. Funny looking rock bass you got there mister.....
  19. check this out...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mW_gzdh6to
  20. A co-worker purchased weights from him last week. He's probably fishing..
  21. The heavy mono is stiff and adds action to the fly. Braid, not so much..
  22. I also suggest the drive West to Oak Orchard, Point Breeze. The Orleans County Marine Park is accessible as you exit the parkway. There is a nice fishing dock at the south end of the park. deep water, fish live bait or flip plastics or cranks. This one hit a rattle trap a few years back
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