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  1. Caught this brown a few years ago and don't have a measured length but the newspaper will give you an idea of length. The fish weighed in at 11lb 5oz. 

    Girth will play a big part in weight on these fish.

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  2. Funny that this came up. Didn't even know about this until you made this topic. Saturday (4/6/2019) I was fishing and all of a sudden may track log on the gps started to disappear for the first couple hours in the morning. Never happened before. Not sure if the reset saturday had anything to do with it but that was a first for me.


    Don't want to hijack your thread but this is the link to the Garmin website for those that have a Garmin unit.



    Thanks Wally' for the heads up.


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  3. Maybe this will help clarify the number of hooks (hook points) question:




    Freshwater Fishing Regulations

    Methods of Taking Fish


    Angling means taking fish by hook and line. This includes bait and fly fishing, casting, trolling and the use of landing nets to complete the catch.

    • Anglers must be in immediate attendance when their lines are in the water.
      • The use of set lines where the angler is not in immediate attendance is prohibited.
    • An angler may operate no more than three lines with or without a rod.
      • each line is limited to not more than five lures or baits or a combination of both.
      • in addition, each line shall not exceed 15 hook points in any combination of single, double or treble hooks.
    • Snatching, lifting, hooking and use of tip-ups are not angling.


    ie: a number 11 Rapala has 9 hook points (three treble hooks)



    link to DEC regs:



  4. The Remington 158 gr SJHP is worth considering. I've used this bullet in both my .357mag and .44mag for hunting deer. This bullet is a vary good in deer size game. Quick expansion, bullet weight retention and holds together pretty good going through bone.


    The link will take you to a ballistic test to get some idea of performance.

    You'll get better muzzle velocity/energy in your 6" barrel than the 3" barrel in the video test 



  5. 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.

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  6. 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



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