Tacklebox

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  1. I figured the wire would get damaged eventually. Maybe heat shrink that doubles as a distance marker? Not too keen about the wire running out to the board either. Would like to hear if anyone else has been able to do this without losing tackle!
  2. Is anybody running steel backed with 19 strand off a board? Sounds like this combo should only be run off the back of the boat unless you're adding sections of braid too.
  3. I installed a Racor water separator with a clear bowl and drain that took care of a water issue I had. You can see the water build up and drain as needed. Bad fill gasket in my case.
  4. Nice brown. Its fun when all you need is a little boat.
  5. On Friday my friend Paul and I decided to do some mid-day fishing, so it was 11:30 when our first lines hit the water. Two minutes later we had our first hit. Expecting mostly a brownie bite we were pleasantly surprised when this nice walleye came to the net! I wouldn't mind seeing these guys on a regular basis around here. After that we caught 4 rainbows in a row before hooking up with the usual suspects. The fish were eager to hit. Twice we had fish bite while hooking up the releases. No cohos today. 11 and 13 rapalas were the hot ticket for us with the bows showing their preference for orange and the rest on silver. All C&R. We stayed awful tight to shore most of the time and ONLY caught bottom twice Lots of good stained water to be found. Speeds from a pokey 2 mph to 3.5 all produced hits. Bill
  6. I've actually seen deer in Ontario a few times. Like Just Fishin' saw, one was offshore headed for Canada. Gotta wonder if dogs chased them or what it is.
  7. Very nice atlantic Dave, and great job on the brownies. Wow!
  8. Thanks guys. Nah, I'm just getting warmed up I've definitely been traveling around more this year with the new project boat.
  9. It was aother stellar weekend for fishing. Started out Saturday off the Genny in 140' working our way out to 300 and back with a steady pick all morning. Kings, cohos, steels, lakers and a beauty 15.5lb atlantic kept us busy. Hot lure off the 110' rigger was an NK mag in sliver/blue taking silvers including the atlantic. Wires pulling white paddles w/little boy blue and hammer flies took lakers and immature kings. The 300 copper with green spic doc/fly took a couple kings too. No matures this trip but only 2 skippies. We had one steelie rocket to the surface and leap out of the water a few times while he spit the lure back at us. Sunday afternoon I took my girlfriend and our yellow lab out to Hughes for a could of hours. Started setting up in 120 and immediately took a steelie off the 100' rigger on a blue/silver NK. Headed north for a quick look and only hooked a skippy so I turned back into 130 where we doubled up on steels. Another pass yielded up one more. By now the dog is whining so we wrapped it up. Bill
  10. 120 to 220' produced for us this weekend. Lead loc fish on day 2. White spin doc/hammer on 300 wire. Hope it stays on the board. Some quality fish this year. Here's my friend Paul with his trophy. Bill
  11. Heading west we found the cohos were still around with a few browns thrown in. Mid morning we had something big hit. 20 min later we're looking in the water at this pig brown. Then - netting mishap. I hate that crushed feeling. Great day to be on the water. Here's a pic of the boys.
  12. After much discussion about the weather I convinced a couple of friends the lake would be fishable so in the morning we headed out the Genny instead of our usual port at Hughes. Soon after setting out our spread of stickbaits in the muddy water we had a coho on. The wind was out of the west with 1-2 footers with only one other boat in sight. It looked like it might shape up to be a good day. Sure enough a few minutes later we had another one on. Coho. Pinpointing the warmest spot in the upper 40s we would pick up a coho on most every pass. Numerous fish were caught and we had a great time. Silver and black rapalas did best for us. Where was everyone? Bill
  13. Greg, AGM batteries are ideal for us fishermen. You won't kill them by forgetting to charge right away. I use the Sears Platinum - made by Odyssey. Expensive, but they last much longer. Surprisingly heavy for their size 'cause its all lead. If your trolling engine can't keep up with charging, a bigger battery will keep you going until you can recharge. I don't know how true it is but I've been told that an undersized/weak battery is also tough on your engine electronics. Bill
  14. My advice is to get another mast and put them on the gunnels. Listen to chowder about mounting stuff. My first boat I rigged up with a bow mount mast and quickly learned its not an ideal setup due to planer lines getting in the way during turns and high wind/waves. I made a couple 3' masts out of aluminum tubing, mounted a big jon reel on each, put an eyebolt thru the top and attached springs and pulleys. The masts then fit into outrigger holders mounted on each gunnel about midship. (pointed straight up of course) Easy to get to and out of the way. Moved that setup to my next boat too. My current hardtop has the lines running from the top. Its a little tougher reach but the lines are really out of the way.