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  1. stinger

    Cayuga Cayuga 9/3

    A good poor man's down speed indicator is a dodger. It will have a nice rhythmatic pulse on the rod tip at the proper speed. Watch how the rod tip pulses when it is near the surface (say 10'-20' down) at trolling GPS speeds. Then look at it every now and then when at depth. Works on riggers, wire dip's, lead core's, etc. Search "thumper rods" for some more tips. Check your spoons at the same time to see how they are running and adjust your boat speed according to the dodger rhythm when at depth. You will not get a pulse with a flasher.
  2. stinger

    Kicker won't hold trolling speed

    Thanks for the feed back. Checking the fuel supply line is easy enough to do. I have a portable tank that I can hook up on my next trip and see if that clears it up. Never thought about a timing belt because the engine run fine at other RPMs. The Merc 9.9 is a black Tohatsu. My Dealer is Snake Creek Marine in Conklin Forks PA and they got wiped out in the flash floods back on August 14th so I was hesitant to call them about this problem. I'll do a little looking into replacing the timing belt on my own if they aren't back up and running yet. Any tips there would be appreciated. Thanks again
  3. HELP! Kicker doesn’t hold trolling speed 2006 Mercury 9.9 Four stroke, tiller short shaft (I bought new) 1,100 hours on engine equipped with Troll Master Pro (2006 model) Problem: engine will not hold set trolling speed. If I set it at say 2.0 mph GPS it will eventually slow down to 1.5-1.7 +. I hit the MFT (momentary full throttle) button for a split second and the engine returns to initial setting, 2.0 mph for a few minutes and then slowly drops off to the slower speed. Engine runs smooth at all speeds including trolling. No missing or hesitating. At different times to tried to remedy this by making these changes. 1) replaced the servo for the Troll Master throttle control 2) upgraded the linkage from the servo to the throttle 3) changed spark plugs and 4) most recently rebuilt the carburetor last week Also the same problem exists if I set the speed with the tiller and lock it there with the friction knob. Fuel comes from the same tank as the main engine going thru a fuel/water separator filter and splits from there going to each engine. Fuel is treated throughout the season with StaBil Marine stabilizer year around. I even siphon a couple quarts of gas out of the bottom of the fuel tank every spring to be sure there isn’t any water or jell in it from winter storage. There doesn’t seem to be a change in how the engine trolls with any of these attempts to fix it. I’m hoping someone out there is familiar with this problem and knows the remedy for it. Thanks
  4. Bought this new and was never installed. $ 100.00 OBO
  5. stinger


    Looks like a little Bud down the hatch and a Bush on the surface to get things started....
  6. I think he is talking about Quick Slide Mounts. https://www.bigjon.com/product/quik-slide-mounting-base
  7. stinger

    Deans cove 4/14

    I'm a little slow getting to the keyboard but I don't think conditions will change much this week. . Fished out of Long Point Sat also. Both East and west side. Surface temp was 38.1 to 38.4 every place I went. Didn't get anything in the upper water columns. The only fish I could mark was in 125' to 150' bottom and that was the only place I could catch anything. All lakers, no silvers. Most fish caught were down 90' to 11o', one at 65'. Dipsey set at 290' worked.
  8. stinger

    Meyers Launch condition

    Cayuga Lake water level table and target levels > https://www.canals.ny.gov/waterlevels/netdata/cayuga-levels.pdf
  9. Binghamton Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. What a awesome fish. Cayuga Lake has given up two 14lb class Atlantics in one week. Unheard of in Cayuga Lake till now. Congratulations to you and Rusty Rat (Scott).
  11. stinger

    Seneca Seneca skunk

    got this pic last September on Cayuga Lake. Nasty buggers.
  12. Thanks DD. Appreciate it.