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    Put it in the green stripe

    The onshore winds stack the warmer water along our shoreline. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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    Put it in the green stripe

    From Port Dahlusie, Port Weller, and the Niagara River all the nutrient rich Lake Erie warmer water attracts the forage fish to the American South Shore in the spring. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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    Heading to Maine

    Rockport, MA and Newburyport, NH are good bottom fishing ports. Qicker trips of shore there.
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    Boat Re-wired & Other Repairs, Before & After

    Trailer lights suffer from a poor grounding system due to corrosion in the bolted together frame members. Run a new solid wire to the tail lights mounting bolts direct to the white wire on the light connector. Then you have a solid grounding system. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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    1st year of the ESLO Derby?

    A friend won a boat there. He asked his crew to chip in for the income taxes. He never saw them again. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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    Afternoon bite

    Foot down were all over the screen. It seems the graphs are tune to upper depths. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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    Afternoon bite

    I played around with My X16 paper graph years ago and I was that showed fish at 100 foot down. After down speed and pulse length was changed fish from 110 to 260 foot Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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    Daily Limits Between Two Countries

    Put your tracker on the plotter to show your travels that day will help you with the legals especially in contests.
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    Lakers out of the oak?

    This is the time of the year when 90% of the fish are in ten per cent of the water. Try closer in also.
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    Hummingbird Helix High Voltage Warning

    24 volt batteries could put out 26 volts when fully charged. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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    When we replaced engines on our Coast Guard boats, the flange couples were installed with concentric and face to face measurements to be properly aligned. Shims were added to the engine mounts to accomplish this.
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    What does Wave Height mean

    As a wave passes the buoy only part of the buoy is supported by water. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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    Solar panel charging battery

    In your home, do you really save money when the Grid raised their minimum monthly rates to cover the costs of being connected?
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    Hummingbird Helix High Voltage Warning

    You may have connected the batteries in a series mode giving you twenty four volts.That is where the high voltage signal could come from.
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    Adding another battery

    Operating the selector switch while the engine is running could cook off the diodes in your engine alternator. Read the instructions in the switch papers.
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    Boat Re-wired & Other Repairs, Before & After

    Wrap a piece of black electrical tape around the ends of the red negative wire to to indicate it is a negative wire.
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    This is one of several reasons the boating industry converted to outboard engines on newer boats. One boat builder installed seven three hundred horsepower engines on the transom of its boats. Inboard and inboard outboard engines are rare new boats today.
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    Reinstalling the engine creates an alignment issue with the IO Drive. Misallignment will destroy the u joint quickly.
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    Wireless smart man overboard system

    But what if your wife removes it?
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    Northeast, PA Lake Trout

    Keuka Lake in NY ice fishing has a vertical trolling method for lake trout. A spoon is jigged on the bottom and reeled up and the lake trout follow it and strike it on the way up. The speed of the rising spoon gives it the attraction for the strike.
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    Northeast, PA Lake Trout

    A key indicator for locating fish is the location of the algae bloom. The algae feed the phyto plankton that feed the fry and minnows. The plankton thrive in 55 to 65 degree water temperature water. this happens on the surface in "early June" As the lake waters warm the plankton bloom drops in depth so at the end of June fishing the bloom is located off shore in 30 to 55 foot of water. Locating the bloom on your fish finder is a cloudy area. Where the bloom meets the shallow shore waters is the perfect area to fish for perch then. By mid July the bloom has moved deeper to to 65 to 70 foot depths as the surface water temperatures have risen to the upper 70 degree condition. This is the time that the perch are now concentrated from all over the lake in schools over ten foot deep solid. You can fish only one line when you find them out there. In mid August the cool nights start bringing the perch into shallower waters and the perch seeking travelling begins again. Good luck.
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    What does Wave Height mean

    The weather buoys are farther west and the farther east the fetch of the waves increases as distance increases. Good observation.
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    Northeast, PA Lake Trout

    39 F degree water is the denses and when the condition exists on the surface, the water is the same. This is when the "lake turns over". The fish can be anywhere except the bottom feeders such as perch. There are no good concentrations since they can be anywhere. Shoreline areas warm up quickly from sunlight and stream flows. There are charts on the internet showing daily surface water temperatures taken by satellite of all the Great Lakes surface water temperatures. This is the key to fishing success. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=e&ext=swt&type=N&hr=00 This chart shows where to find fish today in Lake Erie. As the water warms the metabolism of fish increase and their feeding rate increases.
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    Looking at a penn

    Seven year old gasoline could be a problem. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United