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  1. Right near Hedges in Webster. The waves were solid 15 - 20's largest I have seen in 45 years. The Sodus Bay Lighthouse was shot by my friend Jim Montanus.
  2. I can't remember the model of riggers I have. 10?? very old white Cannons but the former owner of them told me they were standard windshield wiper motors that were not too hard to get. I have one very slow one and a burned board on one. Have not used them in years.
  3. After speaking to some folks over there they are working towards a deep water channel year around. never less then 5 feet for large boats. That is why they went with a groin jetty for this location. Something like that. Full dredging from the channel to all the docks and setting up for very large boats. Their goal is the best deep water basin on the south shore. I worked at that marina for 3 years back in the 80's when it was run by Red Gray. What a blast it was working there. I hope they do very well.
  4. Not at Sandy, but at I-bay. Mine was stolen twice. They unscrewed it and took it, nuts and bolts on the ground. Don't rule out that someone took it. If you report it as lost/stolen, the plate may be found on someone's trailer.
  5. Here is my side scan of the Laura Grace. I grew up on the south end of Long Pond (1970 - 1989 Shoreway Dr.). Been diving on that wreck since I got my first boat at age 7. I have a great video my friend goona bird made of it. Here is a side scan of it 1 month ago. Heading out there in about an hour. This was my first attempt with my new Lowrance side scan sonar.
  6. I did Hughes yesterday. 1pm to 8pm. Marked a ton. Most fish from 5' to 20'. Not even sure they are fish as you would think you might see them over the side. The SONAR is only casting a 5' or so cone at that depth. Had one solid rip on the 180 dipsy over 120 East troll after bumping to 3.2 from 2.7 (swing and a miss). Then a small brown 6-7lbs on a glow/green frog pattern spoon on a dipsy out 150 over 80. Marked a ton but nothing was biting except the flies. We had to wash down the boat as we had so many dead flies from snapping them with a towel and killing them. BBQ and racing today. Back on the water tomorrow. Thinking of launching at the river tomorrow. Waiting to read the reports.
  7. Here is a video of the St. Peter wreck. It is a chain from the bottom to the top. The buoy is about 3/4 the size of a 100lb propane tank. Look at all the dipsys, dodgers, snubbers, flys and downrigger cable on that chain.
  8. If you were West of the nuke plant, it is most likely an old Coast Guard boat #56022 sunk in 1977 laying on the bottom. The same markers are also about 1/2 mile out of Hughes Marina 5 or so miles east of the plant. Them markers are marking the St. Peter sunk in 1898 in 117' of water. The local dive shops mark them so they can tie off and take people diving on the wrecks. There is another in between these two called the Homer Warren sunk in 1919 not sure if it is marked.
  9. I was just talking with my buddy (who will be doing the drilling) about that xducer "mounting plate". I was wondering if I could go to Lowes and buy a thick piece of white plastic (3/4 thick). It looks like cutting board material (they have it in stock). Then, I don't have to drill more holes in my transom. Are there any "rules" in how far apart the LSS-2 and the TM150 should be. I am fine mounting them all on one side. I could just enlarge the hole I have today for the current xducer cable to get it into the boat. Possibly need a larger clam-shell cover.
  10. Is anyone else running the new Lowrance Sonarhub with CHIRP and SS LSS-2 xducer's (I have an HDS-8 Gen2 non-touch 4.0 code). I ordered mine today and getting it tomorrow. I am really looking for advice on xducer mounting with an outboard (Verado 250). All input is welcome. I only want to drill holes once. Should both xducers be on different sides of the keel one port / Starboard). Should or can they both be on the same side. Wil my outboard play havoc with the LSS-2 xducer. TIA
  11. This is a long shot but many readers here also fish off the Summerville Pier. A good friend was shooting sunrise yesterday morning and left he camera bag on the pier. Normal black camera bag with some expensive lenses in it. She has asked around and looked all over after she noticed she had left it there. If anyone has any info that would be great. Again, this could be a long shot. I will also post this in the tribs section. Thanks.
  12. OK, this is really a coincidence, a very good friend of mine was just on that lake on a Happpydays houseboat for 3 or 4 days. His name is Jamie, was he with you by any chance? He did catch a lot of muskies. Myself and my friend are also both from Hilton as your info says you are as well. UPDATE: I looked at the photos on my PC (not the phone), the 4th photo is my friend Jamie. Hahaha, he can't stop talking about this trip with you. He had a blast!!
  13. Chaos, we should talk on the phone. I have LOTS of good info. However, not as good as you want to hear since you have the 225 and less HP than me. PM me your phone number and I will share what I have found. Even with the 13P prop on my 250, the best I see at 6150 RPM is 41mph. Burning 29GPH and the best mileage is 2.5 mpg. I have been through hell and high water with very good prop guys about my setup. I was also told, try a 17P rev4. Our motors will not spin that prop. Lets chat some time. You could have your 225 bumped to a 300+ if you want. There is a guy in California that does a computer upgrade and can make any I-6 Verado up to a 350SCi. It's under a grand for the computer work. All the Verados 200 to 350 are the same motor. The computer tells the engine how much fuel and boost and RPM to run. Every motor except the 350SCi is a 6300 RPM motor. The 350SCi is a 6800 RPM motor and a lot more BOOST!!!
  14. The best part, I love the troll button on the control. Push that button and you never have to hit the throttle. You bump the motor 50RPM +/- just by hitting a button. You can dial in your speeds perfect. My 23 Trophy Pro has a 250 Verado and the slowest I have been able to get with a 13P Mirage Plus is about 1.7 nothing slower. That is GPS speeds.
  15. I bought one used also. I love that thing... when it works. It's been a great rigger and IMO one of the best riggers ever made. They are awesome riggers. The computer on top, has different modes, you can control the speed it goes down or up, they swim up and down while trolling if you want, they also have the electric fish system in them (not sure what you really call it). They will also stop when the cable breaks the water surface as it knows it is out of the water. Whatever you do, DO NOT OPEN it unless your ready to pour oil all over your garage floor. They may also spring a leak every now and again. The units are filled with oil. The circuit board, motor and everything inside is oil packed. If one of yours acts like it is dead, but the display fires up, manually move the spool and it will get the motor working. Sometimes the oil kills the contact after sitting for months. Someplace I have the user guide (not sure where it is right now). Good luck with them, I love my Lake Systems.