Blue Knight

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  • Birthday 01/09/1946

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    Acton, Ontario
  • Interests
    Fishing & Hunting, Prostaff for Hot Spot Fishing & Lures,
    Islander Reels and Howie Flys
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    Port Credit
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    Blue Knight

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  1. Hot Spot were the original plastic flasher & to my knowledge the only flasher that can change direction of rotation & everyone on this site knows that s change of direction or speed will trigger a strike. As for colors the top colors for just starting out would be "White Lightning", Bullfrog & Weasel. Running meat use the 11" & with a fly the 8".
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    Meat Rigs

    Hot Spot Rollerbaiters are great. Use the #3 for regular size cut bait. You don't have to worry about getting the right rotation as they have a rudder attached. So just put them on & get them down!
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    Tuning cut bait

    I can't answer your question because the only bait holder I use is a Hot Spot Rollerbaiter! You don't have to check the roll because they're equipped with a rudder which gives the correct roll. The #3 Rollerbaiter is the correct size for the regular size cut bait!
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    Black box

    To be sure your not getting a bad charge on your boat go on the "Scotty Black Box" and it gives you directions on how to check if you require using the black box!
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    Scotty Downriggers

    I've had my four Scotty's for over 20 years running charters with them and never had a problem. Haven't had much experience with Cannons but if these Scotty's ever give up I'd replace them with Scotty's!
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    11” flasher to roll or not to roll

    As for the bait holder I use the Hot Spot Rollerbaiter. You don't have to worry about getting the right roll as they're equipped with a rudder. For the normal herring strip use the number 3. As for the flasher I've run them from 2.0 to 3.2 and never had a problem. One thing about the Hot Spot is once in a while they will change direction of rotation. Everyone on here knows a change of direction or speed will trigger a strike. Take a look on "You Tube" for Hot Spot Flasher and you will see the video that Dave Murphy from Murphy Sportfishing in BC put on. It's a great video & the only thing he had to do was remove the hook to stop the fish from getting hooked up.
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    Planer Board and Mooching Rods

    Some years ago I switched over from level winds to mooching reels. I decided to go to the top of the line in mooching reels, ISLANDER! and I don't regret it. They are fantastic reels and I'd never use a level wind on my downriggers again.
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    Best electric down rigger?

    I've had my Scottys for around 25 years and never experienced a problem with them. I wouldn't switch brands for anything! Most of the 25 years I was running charters.
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    Uses for 2” spoons

    There's no better advice than what's already been given. I've had good luck with Apex 1.5's on sliders which are designed & used for Kokanee but have worked well in Lake O! They also work great for Walleye in Lake Erie. A buddy of mine fishes them out of Port Burwell.
  10. Just wondering what was the best fly color for last season. I only use Howie Flys and have always been a "green man" so my top colors were Howie Green Krink & Green/silver. Not asking for the make of the fly if you don't want to mention it, just the color. When running on a dark day I did well with the white glow Howie fly. Actually a flasher/fly beat out a flasher/cut bait this last year for me!
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    MEAT

    I've been running #3 Hot Spot Rollerbaiters with meat for over 30 years. One thing about the Rollerbaiters is you don't have to worry about the correct rotation as they're equipped with a rudder which does the job. I always run the meat with a 11" flasher.
  12. On a dark day I'm using an 8" Hot Spot Weasel or Bullfrog flasher with a glow Howie fly. Sometimes I'll switch over to a Hot Spot White Lightning with a glow Howie. Once the sun gets up I switch over to a brighter Hot Spot such as a Green Haze UV with a Green Krinkle Fly. The one thing about the Hot Spot flasher is I believe it's the only make of flasher that will change direction of rotation. Two things that will trigger a strike is a change of speed or direction! Out in BC they normally run 11" flashers with a fly, running the fly about 33 or 43 inches back of the fly. I've tried that and it's done well in Lake O!
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    bannanas

    The story I heard was natives from one island would boat over to another island for bananas. On the way over they'd almost fill the boat with fish. Once they got their bananas they'd start their way home & fish the same area without a nibble. One day I saw the boy who's charter was docked next to mine jump off his boat as his customers approached, grab a bag of bananas off one of them & threatened to throw them in the river unless he put them back in his car. I wouldn't let anyone put bananas on my boat!
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    Dummy flasher connected to downrigger ball?

    When the Hot Spot Agitator first came out I tied two up in tandem & attached them to the ball. I would run a spoon, normally an Apex five feet above & behind the Agitators. Since then it has been my top producer even beating out a flasher & meat!
  15. I've only ever used a scent once and that was because a customer insisted it would catch more fish. I picked out two good identical lures, put the scent on one and the other clean and put them down to the same depth. After the first three fish on the clean lure the customer threw his scent over the side.