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  1. There are a few types of snell knots, some wrapped around the hook shank and held tight by pressure, another version called a "locking snell" I use the latter, never had one come unwrapped. There is a video on the Fish Doctor website showing how to tie a tournament tie using the locking snell.  It's very easy to do. I tie my own with 50lb. flouro.

  2. Took a ride down behind the marina at 11:30 this morning..... Trailer parking lot full, trailers on the grass and in the car parking spaces, cars everywhere, trailers out to E. Manitou Rd., and a line of boats coming in to launch.  No room to move now, and I'm sure more boats headed in this afternoon.  The high water closing so many launch ramps is taking its toll today.  Glad I'm on the trailer at home smoking ribs and chicken......  At least the fishing has been good off the bay. Stay safe out there.

  3. I logged on to start a post, but I'll piggy back yours... Fished West of the bay from 6:00 to 9:30 Friday morning, 60 to 150 fow, lots of boats out. Temp. was 65 degrees on top, 48 degrees down 65 ft. Pulled 2 kings (16 and 13 lbs) off the 65 rigger both on stingray NBK and a 30" Atlantic, same depth on a flasher / Apex combo, also green and silver. Speed was 2.0 / 2.5 mph. on the Depth Raider. Lots of bait in the area.

    Have a safe weekend..

    Jim S

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  4. On 6/20/2019 at 9:02 AM, baitballin86 said:

    It's called networking you f****** retard what are you scared that I'm going to take over the Charter Business from you and take your clients away cuz you're an old man

    On 6/20/2019 at 8:56 AM, baitballin86 said:

    I have done well for myself learning a lot from these guy on this forum. So please go **** yourself

    On 6/20/2019 at 8:56 AM, baitballin86 said:

    You seem like a bitter guy and kind of an ****.



    You need to give it a rest dude. Over 1300 looks at this post as of 4 PM Friday. That's a lot of damage to your potential charter business and reputation in a very short  amount of time. I'm sure many experienced fishermen  myself included, (29 years on the lake) will no longer respond to your posts. 


    Look at your quotes above. Why would any member of this forum subject themselves to that ?

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  5. I've been trolling with my 1996 90 hp. Merc 2 stroke since new.... never had a problem. Alternator keeps everything charged up.. not sure why you need the kicker.. Looks like it will be a pain in the a$$ with a good fish at the back of the boat..

  6. Make sure you can turn the motor while on the trailer.... you may need a stronger bracket and pole if not.. I used my setup on a 90 hp. Merc 2 stroke.. ( 303 lbs. for my motor )... steel bracket and pole.

  7. Never being able to leave well enough alone, I have retrofitted my Chinook Divers with Sam's Pro releases.....

    Same setup Anglers Avenue video shows for inline boards ( which I use on my Church boards)   Any lead length I want, no diver drag fighting fish.  Running Big Game 30 lb. mono ahead of the wire.. The releases are loose enough to pivot as diver angle changes.  OR-16's in the back.


  8. Before my auto pilot days when fishing alone, I came up with a solution that worked well for me.


    On the front of my Mercury outboard just below the cowl, there are 2 threaded holes in the motor frame. I assume they are used to bolt on some type of bracket to lift the motor onto the transom during installation.  I made and bolted a bracket to the front of the outboard with a hole in it, and used a 3 foot piece of pipe slid into the bracket to make the outboard "tiller steer" while I was setting lines and fighting fish.  The whole thing looked very much like the bracket and pole you would put on the front of your house to display the flag. Once set up, pull the "tiller handle" out and drive normally. The bracket was small enough,no problem with motor tilt or normal operation.  Maybe you can come up with  something like this on your rig..




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  9. I've owned a FCV-620 for the last 6 years, paired up with an Airmar P66 transducer. It's a great unit. There's a lot of newer units out there, but I'll keep running the Furuno.  There is also an Airmar P66 transducer for sale on this board as of 5/11.  6 years ago, my setup coat $800....  Someone is going to get a great deal..


    NOTE: I do not know, nor have I ever met  the seller , only sharing my experience with this unit.


    Jim S.


  10. My go to setup for years:   30 lb.test, 7strand wire, to 30lb. test Big Game mono. Run the Slide Divers on the mono leader. 50 ft. leaders in the spring, 15-20 ft. as the fish get deeper. Connect line and wire with 50 lb. test  Spro Power Swivel. It's small enough to go through rod / reel guides.  Keep it simple.... 

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