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TrophySeeker

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  1. Do you want to be able to take it off and put it back on easily? If not, you could remove the 2 screw clamps and pads. That would probably give you another 1/2" to 3/4". You would need to bolt in on then though. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I have a Marcum LX5, lightly used. New battery. $300. Can meet near Sodus or Rochester. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. I kind of feel your pain. I have gone from readings like these, to my unit refusing to find bottom. There is another firmware update out that I am anxious to try. I am a pretty technical guy, but sometimes find my Helix frustrating. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. NMEA2000 power is isolated from unit power. You will need to power the head unit separately. I'm surprised that you feel you need the separate antenna, but you should be able to configure which GPS antenna and heading sensor to use, assuming your system allows that. SIMNET is essentially NMEA2000, so all devices should talk to each other. Be sure to follow a true trunk line/ drop line config with tees and terminators. Only one power tap for the network. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Well, I don't agree. But to each his own. Our largest fish typically come on wire divers, and have had no problem landing 30 pound salmon on 600LCs. I run only Tekota LCs, and use 600s for riggers and wire divers / slide divers, and 700s and 800s for junk lines. Never had an issue with torque or drag. Unless you are talking about the ones that just came out this month. I have no experience with them. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. 600s hold 1000' no issue. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. So they are lower speed than Super Slims? Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Spoon color is important. Spoon size, weight, the targeted fish, current, water depth, etc. are just as important. The last couple years we have been monitoring boat speed and presentation and what is producing, then trying to duplicate. Slow speeds might mean super slims. Higher speeds might mean NK Mags. Keep in mind that your wires and junk rods should help you determine what type of spoon to run. As far as colors, black, green, black & green get a lot of run time. Glow spoons run early. Blues and purples get run time in bright sun as the morning moves on. When flasher flies get bit on outside turns, we switch to heavier, bigger spoons and speed up. Everything in your spread should match what is producing. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Wow. Those look exactly like the rods I bought 30+ years ago. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Which one is which? Fan cooled? Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Meh. I was a bit underwhelmed with my experience. I put one on my Wellcraft back a few years ago. It was a hard top, not an arch. It had a bit of a low spot. Fit and finish to me was ok for the price. I never really loved the look of it, but it was very functional. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. We net every fish head first off the stern... What TV show said you couldn't? Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Do you reply to PM's? Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Always above, or your line will get into the paddle wheel. I actually hook my Scotty pinch pad release to the shaft of the black release that is hooked to the probe. I prefer the pinch pad style, and the Scotty ones last forever. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Yes, but the handle is harder to turn, so... Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. I'm curious how you guys are preparing the Lakers? Same as walleye? Or smoked? Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Maybe. It depends. I have bought 2 new boats. A 24' Wellcraft and a 19' Alumacraft. The Alumacraft is holding its value pretty well, as it was a leftover. The Wellcraft was a different story. $25 grand will get you a 16' Tracker, or a new boat OR a new motor, but not both... Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. I have 300' of copper on my Tekota 700 in addition to the braid.
  19. Don't know Cisco, but Bert's, Cannon, and Traxstech are all compatible track systems. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. The Cannons always break at the retriever end. I made a mod to mine and added a large split ring (key ring), and just added a large snap swivel to the retriever line. Kind of hard to explain so I will take a pic next time I'm at the boat. The Cannons can still be added without cutting off the termination, which is why I prefer them to the Scotty. Plus, the pulley should be easier on the coated cable. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. You will want the insulator with the faster riggers. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. I got mine at Screwey Louis in Fairhaven, but that was a few years ago. Mine are the A-Tom-Mik ones, which I think you can get on his website. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. 16 pound seems plenty heavy enough. We run riggers down to and slightly over 100 feet often. Using 16 on the probe and 13 on the others makes the blowback consistent. Been running 16s on my Cannons HS for years. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. 16 pound torpedoes on the probe riggers, 13 pound torpedoes on the non-probe. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. Went to the Sox game Friday, and decided to shoot up to Gloucester on Saturday morning to see the memorial and buy some seafood. We stopped at a spot with a sign for Lobster for sale, and then noticed it was the "Home of Hard Merchandise". We went out back to see the Falcon and Hard Merchandise boats, and Dave Marciano and his son Joe showed up. We spoke with him briefly, and took a couple pix. He is a nice guy. We didn't bother him for more than a minute or 2. Maybe the show has some scripted parts. I watch it a bit. Not every episode. Better than a lot of other stuff on, that's for sure. The fact is that a likeable 28 year old kid died. That is sad. No reason to get on soap boxes or bash other members, pro member or not. Makes you think about what is really important. Enjoy every day out there... Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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