goin hungry

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  1. That's exactly what happened when I tried to sharpen mine. The cutting angle on an auger blade isn't the same as a typical blade. Send them in to trade or get proper edge put onSent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Water clear to North around power plant Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. More grass than a phish concert all around Myers point but finally hooked one. Check out the grass on the downrigger line at left of picture Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Good job! Another satisfied customer! Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. We use seaguar too. I had bad experiences with vanish and heard same from others. No problems with 8 or 10lb pure flouro seaguar with drags set properly and not horsing in bigger fish. Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. We use 8lb flouro leaders too - heavier line can spook fish in these clear waters Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Also, turn often. This allows you to see if they hit on the outside (faster lure speed) or inside of the turn (slower lure speed) then adjust accordingly. Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Also, don't know if you're talking about speed at the surface or the ball, but these speeds should be at the ball. Down speed probe is vital.With the current in these finger lakes you can be doing 3mph on surface but closer to 1 at the ball. Mix up your trolling directions too. Some days we kill em going one way and nothing the other. They must face upstream Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Way to go. You are a true sportsman for releasing that beautiful fish and taking the effort that you did Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Agreed Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Good report! that laker looks like it has legs!! Seneca sea monster? [emoji15] Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Way to get into the fish and get the kids involved! That ff screen is so good it looks like it's set on simulation mode! [emoji2] Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I'm no expert and haven't seen the garmins in action, but from what I understand they may in fact come pre loaded with some better maps without buying a separate card. For my unit it came with basic nav maps, but I had to buy a separate navionics+ card to get the ability to have more detailed maps. Even then, those maps weren't completely accurate, but they update to accurate 1ft contours as I record and update my sonar logs. More expensive units can update automatically right in the boat as you're trolling, but those units weren't out yet when I bought mine. If you don't use side scan or down imaging, then yes, if recommend that you get a good quality down sonar (I haven't seen but heard the Chirp sonar available on many models now is latest new technology and is good) and get one that has ability to either have contour maps downloaded or updated. As I said with my unit, even tho the nav program that I purchased came with 1 ft contours for some lakes, they weren't entirely accurate. With update ability you can get it exact, which is important for many lakes like the finger lakes where you can have very steep and abrupt drop offs and rises. Now that I have my Seneca maps updated current and exact, when I come up on sharp rises and points, I don't drag my balls through the mud anymore! (Unless I want to) Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Right - using Sat signal I think? The other option involved instant update to your smartphone or mobile device from a ff that is wifi or Bluetooth enabled - as your sonar reads bottom it will transmit directly to your handheld and update the maps in real time. I've never used or seen either in action, just what I've seen on the web Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Keuka - I do like my unit and the navionics program, but it all could be much more user friendly. Yes, if you Save and upload your own sonar logs you will get the 1 ft contours for that area that will be visible in your ff unit after you upload the data to navionics and then reinstall your card in the ff the next trip. This should then also then update to the "community" - meaning that others that update their cards should get the benefit of your uploads too, but I'm surprised that there isn't better info for the finger lakes given how many guys fish it, but maybe not enough techies are uploading their data... If you have a sonar unit with wifi like the helix then your charts automatically update while you're driving I have been told. Looks pretty cool if you check it out on navionics website. Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app