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  1. March 23 2017. Might be tough to launch at Henderson today. Soon ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I drove to Montreal. 250 miles one way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I bought one ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I have that model mz, I like it a lot. I was once a pellet and powerbelt fan. The powder makes the barrel very difficult to clean, and the bullets were inaccurate and performed poorly on game. I now use black horn 209 powder and Barnes copper solid hollow point bullets. The rifle barrel doesn't foul, cleans with Hoppes, and the bullets are accurate, and mushroom to twice their original size. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Howdy all, I bought the Raymarine EV100 Autopilot for my Starcraft Fishmaster 196 w/ hydraulic steering. After reading the instructions, I find myself a little hesitant to do the install myself. Can any of you recommend someone in the Syracuse area that might be able to do the installation for me ? I've talked to one mechanic who says he hasn't installed one before, but was sure he could figure it out. He said he did not know how many hours it would take, so couldn't give me a quote on a price for labor. I have a PM into Hank at L&M, but was wondering if there might be someone closer. Thanks for the help ! Rusty
  6. Sorry, I don't. Too concerned about getting them back into the water quickly. Rusty. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Howdy all, Grandpafishon and I did a short trolling trip yesterday. The water at the north launch is the lowest I have seen. Only the northern most slip is usable for the most part. Bait was scattered, but plentiful, all above 60'. Most of the fish we marked were at 60 also. That's where the 54* water was also. The surface was 75*, with a fairly substantial algae bloom. Seemed to be lots of floating weeds on the eastern half also. Anyway we took two lakers and a huge rainbow. All came on a "John's Goby" stinger parked at 47'. I took several fish a few weeks ago on a similar spoon, a "Brown Trout" needlefish. We were using a Fishhawk, and I was amazed at the amount of current at 60'. Sometimes it was as much as 1 mph different than the surface. It's just a matter of finding out what they want ! Rusty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I did an afternoon troll on Sept 7th from about 4:30-6:30. Lots of rec boaters out in the heat. Did I mention it was hot ? I set up near the weather ? buoy running spoons 30-50. I marked several good pods of bait, but no hits. I circled back through , but the bait had moved. I kept on going north, but no hits. I used a variety of stingers, and a couple of stick baits on riggers, 7 color lead, and a dipsy. Speed was 2.1-2.6 gps. I marked a fair quantity of fish, and saw more deep stuff (80-100) than I have I have in the past. Even the bait seemed to be a little deeper, 30-60. Fleas were a problem, and I didnt see anyone else trolling. Next time ! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. I'm jealous, and still having a hard time getting over how the fishing has changed on this lake. You really don't need to fish below 40', at least not right now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. The fleas are still there, however I m not sure how bad. I have flea flicker on the rigger rods, and wire on the dipsey. I was still getting some on the wire, but not enough to slow things down. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I haven't been there in awhile, but something small in a perch pattern can do well. A fire tiger needlefish for example. The first three hours of the day are usually the best. Good luck , be patient, and eat what you catch. There's none better ! Rusty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Will do ! Thanks for the help. [emoji226] Rusty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Howdy all, It was too nice of a day not to go for a troll. With the awesome weather, and help from several folks on this forum (Alex etc.) I headed back to Owasco for some fishing. Foremost, I used some help from this forum to tweek the sensitivity on the Hbird fishfinder. What a difference, and a confidence builder! Thanks guys ! I put down some stinger spoons on the riggers, and after a while, noticed a rod bobbing more than usual. I popped it, and after a fight equal to reeling in a clump of weeds, I found myself with a 20 " walleye ! It came out of the middle of nowhere (plug your ears ), and when I released it, I could see it on the FF heading to the bottom in 150 fow ! I did a couple more small rainbows, a medium rainbow, and a 20" laker. They all came in the top 50' of water over deep stuff. Al the bait I marked was 20-50'. There ware a very few marks deeper than 60', but not enough to want me to run stuff there. I have run a mag dipsy on every trip, and have never had a hit. Is a glow in the dark version. I'm thinking of going to a black or clear regular dipsy to get it farther away from the boat. I really like the hits on a dipsy, so I'm going to keep trying. I dont have any pictures because I like to limit the handling of the fish. On a solo trip I like to bring the fish to the side of the boat, reach over with the pliers, and go for an in the water release. So, my Owasco trip has become much more productive thanks to you. I have to tell you though, Cayuga is looking pretty tempting ! Rusty
  14. Howdy all , Thanks for the info on adjusting the sensitivity on the Hbird. I found the correct tab, and it made a world of difference once I tweeted it. I could see where the fish would come into my set, and then streak away. Now all I have to do is figure out what they want ! Rusty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Sounds like fun ! How do you cook the pigeons ? Rusty Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk