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chinook35

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About chinook35

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  • Location
    Watertown NY
  • Home Port
    Henderson/Mexico
  • Boat Name
    Bonum Vitae

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  1. I wasn’t able to fish as often as I wanted , and as often as I usually do. But the times I made it out to my favorite haunts I found the fishing much slower than in past years. I usually was able to scrounge one or two. Had one skunk. How about the rest of you ? Was it me or was the fishing off this year ? I normally fish the East end of the lake from Mexico Pt to Henderson It appears the best fishing was west of Oz Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. You hit another of my pet peeves Pancake weights. Years ago I bought 2 13 # pancakes trying to win the blowback battle. Suddenly , I’m getting terrible tangles. What gives ? Made the discovery that pancakes take on a life of their own in cross currents. I fished with them for a few trips and they gathered dust in my cellar for many years. I finally dumped , I mean sold them last year. Hope the new owner has a good vocabulary He’ll need it. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Went to 16# torpedoes from troutman87 and have never looked back. Got a couple of 15 # cannonballs I keep in case ( very rare ) I want to target oil cans on the bottom if they hang up , not so much crying involved [emoji13] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. It shows the distance from your ducer to any object in its cone . Bottom , fish and your weights Fish are not attached to your boat ( at least not yet, lol ). That’s why the show as inverted U’s or V’s. The sonar sees them as deeper ( further away ) as you move over them the apex of the U ( and true depth ) and again the sonar sees them as further away as you move past. The sonar is seeing your weights at a constant distance , hence the line. They are NOT at that depth. They are at that DISTANCE from the ducer. Brand of sonar or quality of ducer is immaterial. They all work the same way. Takes a little bit of thought to get your head around it. But it’s the way it is Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Here’s another one and a side note. The depth ( distance finder ) finder is not showing you the true depth of your weight or bait. It’s showing the distance from the transducer. Your distance finder shows your weight at 130 ft. You are actually fishing much shallower due to blow back. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/E0OZqdUtA3dDjaF4ASo1IIRJRqmHNvpKYbi3yXTkjqm0ZF-XGLMAnNLTOzhbyJFHfSvimnWkRpdZRIlRUZD0j_gBuiGej1P_6toihvSfjcpmgH9JEtj2Bdjh65g- Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Wrong. There are several charts for angle versus depth with amount of cable out. You can also figure it yourself Measure the angle of your cable and how deep you want to fish. The equation will tell you how much cable you need out to reach that depth https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFi2e-KTz7wyU19YvAWW_MxXvulBJUWm9xAg&s Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Apparently it’s only a requirement if the marine radio is turned on . If you choose to turn it off the requirement doesn’t count. Lol. The purpose of the FCC regulation was to relieve congestion on VHF channel 16, the distress, safety and calling frequency. FCC regulations require boaters having VHF radios to maintain a watch on either VHF channel 9 or channel 16, whenever the radio is turned on and not communicating with another station. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. If you have a marine radio aboard , you are required by law , to maintain a watch on channel 16 at all times Fishing or not
  9. Oswego yesterday Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Might be time to pull lines and head in. Lol🤪 Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. I have mag 10 Stx. Yes they are fast. But my auto stop works smoothly. The weight stops at the surface with no snap or jerk Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. Save your money. Snubbers aren’t needed if you set your releases so that the weight stays in the water at all times Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. I NEVER let my weight come out of the water. Me releases are adjusted so I can set with weight in the water. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. This is one I’ve had for a long time. It’s dated 1992. GPS was new and not very accurate due to selective availability loran was still very much in use Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. I’ve been fishing this lake for over 40 years and am still learning or maybe relearning. I found an old fishing hotspots map of Henderson in my old collection it’s dated 1992. And I’ll be damned. They call the sharp drop off west of Stoney point “ the wall “. The wall out in the shipping lanes is also labeled. Never recall the drop off by Stoney being called the wall. But there it is. This map also has all the TD s from loran. Somebody was looking for a map with this overlay. As a side note. I lost a cannon speed and temp probe and a 13 lb weight right there. Not paying attention to depth. She comes up in a hurry. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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