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TeamRampage68

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  1. I have a brand new set of Amish outfitter collapseable planner boards, I bought them last season from fish USA, they were in the water for all of 10 minutes and I more or less decided I liked my otter boats better. I am currently at work but if you are interested I can get some photos this weekend.
  2. a sexy fish catching machine. Good luck with the sale Joe.
  3. That's the rig in question I do believe, happy browsing http://www.walleye.com/BoatsforSale/tabid/65/uc/info/ItemID/518/Default.aspx
  4. I've been told the buoy only measures the crest of the wave height, not the trough on the downside waiting for the next wave. Good rule of thumb is to double it. 0.5 on the buoy = 1 footers, 1.0 = 2 footers, etc etc. It's always worked well for me and definitely saved me gas and sleepless nights to check it before venturing out in a realitvely small craft ( 22 foot). Another thing to consider is that buoy is 20+ miles offshore so sometimes the best option is to still just make the run to check yourself. Might need 2 and 3 footers out that far on a southernly wind
  5. I have an islander 221, definely stern heavy is a common issue in alum boats, I put 200 lbs of tube sand as far up into the nose as I could get them and it has helped tremendously getting the nose down thus helping the steering and how it tracks. May just need to adjust the weight to whatever works for you, hope this helps!
  6. Rippin line is my best friend. Just having a little fun lol
  7. So that's what you're feeding them! Secret bait everybody!
  8. TeamRampage68

    Bullheads

    Back in my younger days canal fishing we used to put the liver in left over egg sac mesh for catfish. Stayed on the hook that way
  9. Sad to see set n ready go, man the good times we've had on that rig!
  10. Les, I was just using my WeatherBug app, it did say gusts over 40, I'm thinking maybe it was a lull when I checked, can't ever really trust a cell phone app I guess!
  11. I checked the south end webcam this moring and it seems to be out of commission for the time being. Trident marine now has a webcam, it dosent face the main lake basin from what I can tell but is another tool to use. What was ice on Saturday is now wide open. When I checked the weather at about one am for honeye (night owl with my work schedule) it was 18 degrees with a wsw wind around 15 mph, almost exactly how it is right now. Looks like cold weather for the next two weeks. If the wind lays down for 2 or 3 days of highs in the teens and lows near single digits the lake should lock in to the point wind isn't really a factor. My guess is two weeks we might be on honeoye somewhere. Until then guess I will just have to ride north or go jig lakers on the big fingers. Here's the link to the webcam, tight lines and stay dry all! http://weather.weatherbug.com/cameras/weather/HNYTD
  12. I have a humminbird ice 35, this will be my (hopefully) third season fishing it and I love it. It's pretty bare bones as far as gadgets, just a basic flasher unit but it has great battery life and plenty of power with a big and bright display. Jigged lake trout for the past two winters in 100+ fow and it had plenty of range to get down that deep with a larger profile bait like a tube jig, I believe they retail around 290 to 300 bucks. Worth a look anyhow, best of luck!
  13. Yes for sure,islander invasion! I'll actually get to leave mine next year. Getting a new transom put in this next week. You know what they say boat stands for. Break Out Another Thousand!
  14. fish tails, pleasure fishing against tou, you seem like a great guy, sorry I didn't get a chance to congratulate you in person, after the awards eveeyone was sun fried and ready to jet for home, you and I were neck and neck all weekend it was a lot of fun. Hope to talk to you more and look forward to seeing you next year. Hells bells if you guys see this it was great slippig next to you and shooting the bull. Congrats to all the winners and place spots!
  15. fish tails, pleasure fishing against tou, you seem like a great guy, sorry I didn't get a chance to congratulate you in person, after the awards eveeyone was sun fried and ready to jet for home, you and I were neck and neck all weekend it was a lot of fun. Hope to talk to you more and look forward to seeing you next year. Hells bells if you guys see this it was great slippig next to you and shooting the bull. Congrats to all the winners and place spots!
  16. As stated above this was the toughest derby I've ever fished. We went 5 for 7 on cookie cutter Lakers Saturday, Sunday just 3 for 5 same deal fishing the north end. Saturday we got a late start, a flat tire on the boat trailer in the staging lot on the north end is never a good way to kick things off! Sunday got the early start, Long story short. Came by the pump house in 35 fow, I had literally just turned away from that rigger and walked to the helm to grab a spoon I had set out for a lead core when I heard the tell tale splash and slap of very large very pissed off cartwheeling something. So I ran to the rigger and cranked like a mad man. Had it on maybe 15 seconds flipped 2 more times, charged the back deck and shook the spoon. Conseritave estimate of a 7+ pound rainbow. That one will haunt me a while. As with everyone else I threw the kitchen sink at them, even tried my old standby of pulling wire. Back to the big lake for me next weekend to start pre fishing for the upcoming atomik challenges and sodus pro am. Tight lines to all!
  17. I Won't be able to defend last year's crown. Started a new job at work. Always seems to get in the way of my fishing time! Good luck gents and gals!
  18. Looking forward to the weekend and seeing you all out there. should be fun!
  19. Very nice to meet all of you guys today. Money is a bonus looking forward to making some new friends this weekend tight lines and good luck all!
  20. Agreed my first chocolate lived to 11 I never want to own anything but a lab such good dogs. Good luck to you and scout as well!
  21. she is just 4 months so this weekend will be her first real experience let's hope she can sniff them out or retrieve a big dead money floater if we see one LOL!!
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