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UpGrady

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  1. Setup in about 150 fow at 6am on north troll out to 500 and then back south, pulled lines at 10am. 4/5 on steelhead.... 5 and 10 color cores, 55' rigger and 35' rigger slider. all spoons, generally NBK's both NK and SS. All fish were between 19 and 22 North line. A few visible breaks which were actuially down breaks and moved my probe at 55' between 44 and 51 degrees, most fish were near these breaks. Great morning on the water, finally calm seas and sunshine like summer should be... hopefully more to come!
  2. Not much different to report than what others already have. Solid spring fishing all weekend off the Bay despite the traffic. I spent time in the warmer stained water as well as in the cold water. We pulled browns, coho, kings, lakers from 20' out to 70'. Riggers with sliders were my most consistent presentation all weekend, generally NBK's, glow wonderbreads in small Stinger and NK28 sizes on the riggers. Board lines, wire divers, slide divers and lead cores all took fish each day, but were not as consistent for us. We had a few skippers each day as well as some 2 year olds and matures. Larger kings were all in the 14-18lb range and very wild. Many of them rushing the boat and firing out under the board, diver and core lines. We had some insane fire drills and a ton of fun all weekend. Hopefully it holds up for next weekend and for those getting out during the weekdays...enjoy without all the boat traffic, I'm sure the action will be even better!
  3. 47LC is sold pending payment.. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. ABC715, I am waiting for firm payment commitment for the 47LC on it's own and then the 47H's as a group. The pecking order is as shown above with one additional person in front of you that did not post but sent an IM. Thanks!
  5. I have (6) 47H and (1) 47LC for sale. All reels have been recently lubed with drag washers replaced. A few are empty, a few are spooled with 30lb Big Game. Asking $25/reel or $150 for all.
  6. Ha! Yes We were a cruiser today...fishing season is done for me, but had to take advantage of this weather with friends and kids!
  7. Yeah..figured it would be worth the trip but not with newbies and limited time... thx for info Sent from my SCH-I535 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Despite my better judgment and in a last ditch effort to get a few newbies out...we left the dock at 6am and headed down past Russell to setup in 100' and troll with it... lake was warm to the bottom... my probe gets sporadic readings past 140' down but it was clearly upper 50's 140-150 down all the way out to 300fow... around 200' deep temp dropped from 61 to 57 @140' and screen became somewhat active with marks 110-180' down. 140' rigger took two shots and 120' rigger took a shot then 220' mag diver did... ended up only boating a skippie out of the action and at 8:45 one newbie had enough and lost his breakfast so we called it a day. There is life out there if this wind ever quits blowing...good luck to everyone in the derby. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  10. Thx guys... looking forward to a good August now Sent from my SCH-I535 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Thx Anthony! Sent from my SCH-I535 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Good day off the bay this morning... spent the early hours in 80-90fow had a steelie and a few browns and 1 mature and a 2 yr old plus dumped another mature 10 color core and 55' rigger were hot with NK NBK... 10am moved deeper and had a steady pick from 130-230fow with steelies and 2 matures until noon. 55' rigger with nbk on steelies, matures bit a 150' wire with green nuclear paddle and hammer fly and slider on 80' rigger with dirty white boy super slim. Great to be out for the first time in a while! Sent from my SCH-I535 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I looked long and hard at replacing my '86 Sailfish with a 2003-2006 Gulfstream this past year, specifically targeting a pair of 150 Yami's... great boat, the other two options have no comparison and the $46k pricetag is very good on the Gulfstream. In the end, I determined that the bump up in age was not worth the pricetag for me and I really did not like the bracket on the Gulfstream hanging so far back for netting fish, but most OB designed newer model boats in that size range have gone that way now. Pay close attention to below decks on an ocean boat... chances are this one was trailered which allows for easier cleaning of salt, but I found some pretty disturbing things from Saltwater in even 8 year old boats... regardless, be prepared to at least re-terminate all wire ends throughout the boat, possibly replacing the washdown and bilge pumps and giving her some much needed TLC to get rid of as much saltwater residue EVERYWHERE as you can. Also, you will likely want to plan on dropping both lower units, putting in new impellers and giving them a good clean bill of health. Arrange a sea trial... you want to be there at cold start for the engines... give them a good work out... idle both down for a period of time to check them for trolling rpm ability. The Yami 150's are pretty much bullet proof workhorses... there is some significant scheduled maintenance after 500 hours on four strokes with the timing belts, so ask about that and of course arrange for a formal survey.
  14. I have a pair of 1986 vintage 470's in my Grady... engines have many hours on them trolling and running and outside of some of the well documented issues with the engines I cannot complain about them one bit... www.breezeworks.net is a forum dedicated to 470 enthusiasts that can help answer most any question you may have with this engine. I imagine that Hank (L&M) on here has plenty of experience with them. I use Bill Zahn here on Irondequoit Bay to service mine. There are some parts that are obsoleted and difficult to find now, but work arounds can be found especially with the help of the forum. Remanned engines/blocks are available all over the internet for replacement as well. Reconfiguring your compartment to house a 4.3 V6 would be a good option too and give you much more power for your boat but would be much costlier than dropping in a new/used 185 or 190 version of this engine.
  15. I use Bill Zahn... Independent Marine Services... he is always around the marina. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Jack...i left the dock after a boat ride with the girls on sunday around 5pm and she seemed fine...that stinks... do you have a float switch on the pump? Could it not keep up or did the pump fail? Sent from my SCH-I535 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Finally got out this season after a late marina start and family vacation. Spent the morning working just east of the bay to down close to Webster on the edges of the stained water. Mixed bag of kings, coho and steelies. 30' and 50' riggers with sliders, slide diver and stick baits off the boards did the damage. NBK and 42 seconds on mainlines, with gators and steelie stompers on sliders. Only diver bite was the first fish and biggest king of the day, a mid teen on a laser spook parked at 30'. It was a very busy morning with at least a dozen fish boated and about 20 bites until the bite dried up about 9:30 for us. As you all know by now... do not leave the wheel for long...a ton of lumber out there floating...nevermind the armada of boats.
  18. WOW! Perfectly put John... I am reliving my earlier years as a mate and everything stated above is SPOT ON... Tipping is part of the industry just like in dining.
  19. Tough fishing will separate the men from the boys, especially over a two day tournament.
  20. 110' rigger and 220' mag diver during derby last spring off Roch netted a few big boys 150-180fow Sent from my SCH-I535 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. http://www.azinet.com/captjim/bananas.htm
  22. Superstition...yes!!! Stories to back up the superstition... too many to dream of posting.... therefore, Bananas & Boats = NEVER!!!
  23. Another vote for Ugly Stik rigger rods. I run the 9', most of them are from the mid 80's vintage and still going strong.
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