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  1. My vote is to go with Justin's recommendation for setting up a pontoon boat. If that is to pricey for you then go with bags till you can afford to do it right. I have a used large Happy Troller plate if you want to go in that direction but two 28" - 30" bags should work for you and you don't have to drill any holes in you boat.

     

    PS: two bags will give better boat control in the wind than just your main engine will do but not as good as Justin's setup.

  2. There was the same condition in Cayuga Lake in 2013. Once DEC treated the streams it cleared up the lake pretty good. Lamprey's are few and far between now. In order to keep the lake clear a successful treatment would have to be done every four years to keep the larvae in check other wise they will gradually takeover the lake again as what you have now. 

     

    Cayuga Sept 20131412771963_Lampreyattachment2.thumb.jpg.29c50297db8ca4949bcf7220c4ea8d77.jpg

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  3. 1 hour ago, Nautitroller said:

    Breed is a blue lacy from Texas, this is my second blood tracking dog, he's a pup but he shows incredible potential.
    He is a special breed that tracks, bays, and herds. English collie, grey hound, coyote mix. They usually run em with gps and they will bay up a wounded deer, hog, yote, whatever. I'll be running him with a leash.. He's fast and has a great nose.
    His name is Zed, "if ya think it's dead call Zed"
     

    I bet he'll come in handy for the fish that gets off at the back of the boat. :rofl:

     

    Just kidding. Beautiful dog.

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  4. Way back in the old days ( Sept 29, `02) I was trolling for the normal trout species in Cayuga Lake around the Aurora area. I picked these up trolling a dodger /fly down 65' over 100' bottom. These were pretty active that day.

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  5. I put this post in the "This Old Boat" section and thought I'd get a little more exposure here.

     

    I'm thinking of adding down speed, temp & depth to my boat and am looking at the Smart Troll. I like the idea of being able to get readings from multiple  lines  rather than the single reading like on the downrigger cable versions.

    Can any of you that have one give me some feed back on the unit and how it works for you? Thank you.

  6. I'm thinking of adding down speed, temp & depth to my boat and am looking at the Smart Troll. I like the idea of being able to get readings from multiple  lines  rather than the single reading like on the downrigger cable versions.

    Can any of you that have one give me some feed back on the unit and how it works for you? Thank you.

  7. Sounds like a fuel supply problem. Everything seems to be working until you throttle up high and it dies out only to start right back up again. Seems to run good until the fuel in the float bowl runs out:wondering:.   Check the fuel line from the tank top the engine. It may have a restriction. If it is a old line replace it. Cheap remove & replace item:smile:.

    Good luck with the repair

     

    :)Looks like we both posted at the same time Hank. I'll yield these topics to the pros (you)

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  8. I have a Mercury 9.9  2006 tiller electric start and it has a hose from the primer bulb to the lower front of the carb. In one of the YouTube videos (.......

     

      

     

    )..............the mechanic mentions that there are some Yamaha's out there ( @ 4:55 into the vid) that don't have a primer tube. Maybe someone replaced the Mercury carb with Yamaha carb? Just a thought. The primer bulb is definetly a asset to have in cold weather.

  9. For me I've found that the Cortland FleaFlicker works the best. Tried 30lb mono, forget it. Blood Run flea line, about the same as 30lb mono. Guys piss and  moan about the Cortland line but it works the best (IMO). Vary little attachments yesterday on the line while my rigger cables did pick some up. Cortland stopped making it but if you can get your hands on some try it. Come flea season I just overlay about 130' of FleaFlicker on my  normal mono line and add 10'-12' of leader.  Come Sept/Oct when the fleas disappear I just strip the fleaflicker off. No need to respool.

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  10. 36 minutes ago, mcvic said:


    Have gotten minnows here and the perch seem to love them.
     

     

     

    Dave puts a additive in the minnow tanks that make the minnows taste like "chicken".  :rofl:

  11. I think you'll find that you'll be able to anticipate the temp changes at times on the finger lakes when there is a sustained north or south wind. Say if the wind is out of the north for a day or two the warmer surface water will be pushed  south and colder water from below will replace the surface void on the north end. Water will be most dense at about 38 degrees.  Anything colder or warmer will be less dense and rise absent of any other forces in the water columns. Watch the weather trends a couple days in advance of were you are going to fish if fishing surface water temp is your thing.  Using a down Speed & Temp probe will be more helpful for subsurface temp and a faster way to target specific temperatures.

     

    Now after that just grab your tackle and go fishing.:smile:

  12. Can you post some pictures of what you have. You shouldn't have to unscrew them to adjust the angle of the rod holder. BigJon has a couple styles of rod holders and pictures would be helpful in determining which ones you have.

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