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Posted April 18, 2020
Posted April 17, 2020
Just received a deposit with a purchase sell today.
Posted April 5, 2020
In the 40's
Posted March 1, 2020
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Posted February 19, 2020
in Questions About Trout & Salmon Trolling?
Posted February 19, 2020
Edited February 19, 2020 by capt ace
Here's a post I wrote a while back about rubber bands and the how and why we use them.
Posted January 13, 2020
1500 hours on the Mercruiser. Yamaha has more but runs strong!
Posted December 26, 2019
Here's the link to some pics. ignore the price.
Sharks by design have less blow back hence, putting them more into the center of the cone angle. This does affect them marking on the graph that much better.
Posted November 1, 2019
2009 Baha Cruiser GLE 277
6.2L Mercruiser 320 HP Inboard w/ Smart Gauges
Yamaha 20 HP 4-stroke
Hydraulic On/Off valve for kicker
Remote Throttle Control (Control King) for Kicker
Air Conditioning / Heater
30 AMP Shore Power w/ On board charger & Power Cord
Refrigerator & Sink
Raymarine Auto Pilot w/ Remote
VHF Radio w/ Shakespeare Galaxy Antenna
Fish Hawk X4D w/ Probe
Bennett Trim Tabs w/ Auto up and position sensors
Lowrance Gen II w/3 G Radar
Furuno FCV 585 w/ thru hull 50/200 600 watt
Big Jon Brute Downriggers
Big Jon Electric Planner board reels
Big Jon Triple Trees
Berts Rod Holders
2009 Venture Trailer w/ surge brakes, tandem w/ new bunks and bearings serviced
Lots of spare parts included.
Brokered at Krenzer Marine
Posted January 14, 2019
After several seasons using the fish hawk TD, you will find that actual dive depths change all the time. There is NO one standard. Underwater currents, speed , direction, what your pulling behind it, all affect the depths at any given time or place. That's why the Fishhawk TD is an invaluable piece of equipment for those who want to really dial in as quick as possible on the fish.
Posted February 19, 2018
Edited February 19, 2018 by capt ace
Fished this boat a bunch of times. I as well as others have done well and placed or won tournaments while doing so. Its a fish catching machine.
Posted April 1, 2015
150 lb Power Pro here. Yes the fleas can be a pain, but we just squirt them off with the washdown hose as the cable is pulled up. The one thing we did notice is that on the third year of running the power pro, we did lose a 15 lb shark. So now, we just reverse the cable after the second completed year and have had no problems since, even with 20 lb weights.After the second year you will notice a change in the color of the cable as it lightens up presumably from sun and uv exposure and starts to weaken. And yes, the brown trout bite seems to be better with the Pro as On the Lam mentioned.
in Tackle and Techniques
Mason wire is .011 in diameter and over the years has been the most durable of all the 20 lb wires that we have tried. The key to not breaking off is to remove any curly cues when they arise which happen when you are catching a lot of fish or tripping your dipseys numerous times.When the fishing is good, we will re-tie every day, especially after doing doubles. Having quality roller rods with tight tolerances such as Shimano Talora's and a quality reels like the Tekota 600 lc's create for a forgiving system perfect for running 20 lb wire.Rick is right about line diameter being everything for cutting through and creating less water resistance as it's pulled through the water. A word to the wise! Not all 20 lb wire is created equal and line diameter does not equate to equal breaking strength.
We don't use mag rings only mag divers when the temps are below 100ft or more and the standard divers arn't digging. Also we noticed that the Walker divers don't go as deep as the LJ's. We have an article or two addressing diver depths on our website. We have used trig functions to determine depth in real time when trolling. One article explains this as well abd how to calculate it. Using trig has saved the day quite a few times especially when the currents are nasty.
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We run 20 lb Mason wire for most of the season on the East end out of Oswego until the fleas come and then we switch to 30 lb. A regular Lure Jenson diver set on a 2.5 setting will dive almost 2/1 up to about 160ft of wire out. We usually get 100ft down with 280 ft out. Our 600lc reels are filled to the top! Be advised that we do not run Mag divers on 20 lb wire. We also strip off the pigtails and retie when necessary so that we don't break off.
There will be days when the currents down below can be reel bad and you just can't get the depth no matter what you do. You will see that in one direction the angle on the wires are really digging while going in the other direction they are not.
We also run double divers with the 20lb on the inside and the 30 lb on the outside.
Posted March 29, 2015
This will be our third year using Tekota 700LC reels for our 30lb dipseys. They are filled with Dacron backing and 1000ft of wire. The larger reel and spool size makes bringing in or fighting fish a breeze. We have videos of ten year old kids catching adult kings with these set-ups. Yes, we do change the drags out with the turny masters that we get off of e-bay for like 9 bucks and free shipping. Once you get used to it, the drags can be swapped out in about 20 minutes.
Posted March 24, 2015
Edited March 24, 2015 by capt ace
20lb Mason, 30lb Malin. 30lb Cabela's Musky braid dacron for backing.
Posted March 14, 2015
We like the clinch because the hook hangs straight and there is more room to grab the shank for hook removal.
Posted March 4, 2015
You can calibrate your Fishhawk's speed as well. We have ours calibrated so it matches the Moors and the Cannon SNT which run about the same. Typical X4D's run about .4 mph faster than the others out of the box. Being the same helps when wanting to dial in on a speed thats producing on one of your buddies boats or visa versa.
in Open Lake Discussion
Posted February 16, 2015
I like the idea, but I can see my display from just about anywhere in my boat.
in Tournament Talk, Shows, Events & Seminars
Posted January 29, 2015
You most likely will. It's always good to have you come up our way and fish Vince. It would be nice if we could get more of the west end boats to come up and fish our way, especially for the Oswego Pro Am and the Atommik Invitational. I know it's tough when you have to give up charters to participate. Thanks for your support on our end of the Lake.
We got to field test the Mustad EWG trebles via Atommik Tom a few years ago and they operated flawlessly. They do not break or open up like some of the Owners. He now uses them on his manufactured flies. Hard to beat when used in a tournament tie. The only thing we do different when we tie our own is to not use a snell on the treble but a clinch knot instead.