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stinger

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  1. This is my personal best salmon caught last Sept, 9lb 8oz.. Couple pics from this year Rainbow Don't have a size on this nice salmon. It was released without removing it from the water
  2. We are not using the palomar knot to join lines. Use it for hooks, swivels, snaps, etc. There are much better knots to join two lines.
  3. Ditto on the palomar knot for heavy line. I use it for 20lb flea flicker on up. Even works good for braided line. Easy, fast and won't slip
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Bought this new and was never installed. Retails for $150.00+ $100.00 or reasonable offer Installation instructions: http://www.airmartechnology.com/uploads/InstallGuide/17-217-01.pdf
  8. Looks like a little Bud down the hatch and a Bush on the surface to get things started....
  9. I think he is talking about Quick Slide Mounts. https://www.bigjon.com/product/quik-slide-mounting-base
  10. 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.
  11. Cayuga Lake water level table and target levels > https://www.canals.ny.gov/waterlevels/netdata/cayuga-levels.pdf
  12. Binghamton Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. 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).
  14. got this pic last September on Cayuga Lake. Nasty buggers.
  15. Just bringing this back to the top to see if there is any interest for someone that may have missed it last month.
  16. Poor fish....looks like shock therapy gone bad. Nice report.
  17. How long ago was that. Doesn't sound like anything he would do. Eagle Rock hasn't been on the south end of the lake and hasn't fished below Long Point in years (15+).
  18. Yes, that is what I'm referring to. BJ's item# QS506. The top piece with the spring loaded locking pin. Big Jon wanted $70.00 for just the top piece. I can get the new set for that much. Was hoping someone had a couple hanging around they wanted to get rid of.
  19. Furuno 520-IND (Airmar model P79) transducer Furuno 520-IHD shoot thru the hull transducer. New in the box. This unit is the Airmar P79 with a 10 pin Furuno plug on it. 600 watt, Dual Freq 50/200 New $150.00 ( MSRP $175.00) - This is new in the box. Bought this for my boat couple years ago and never installed it. $75.00 plus any shipping if needed.
  20. Big Jon Quik-Slid mounts I'm looking for two Big Jon Quik-Slide Mounts. In a perfect world all I would need is the top piece you mount DR's or rod holders to. I have the base plates already mounted on my boat and looking to duel purpose that position.
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