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  • Birthday 09/11/1955

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    fishing, youth sports, skiing
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    Joan Marie
  1. According to Fish Hawk the X4D will work with the same transducer as the 840 or the X4 Should be plug and play Fish Hawk X4D now with Bluetooth Smart wireless technology! NEW FOR 2015 - You'll get trolling speed and water temp at the lure, the true running depth of your downrigger weight, and surface temperature and speed - all key information for succesful trolling. The Fish Hawk X4D uses Bluetooth Smart wireless technology to send data to your mobile device and the free Fish Hawk Mobile App turns your smartphone or tablet into an extra display anywhere in the boat. The App's Catch Log feature lets you quickly record the species, size, GPS coordinates, time, probe data, and lure notes everytime you catch a fish. The app also lets you quickly and easily share Catch Log information with fishing bubbies in other boats via text or email. This complete system includes: the X4D Trolling Probe with protective bumper, LCD screen with mounting gimbal, transom mount transducer with bracket and hardware, 12-volt power cable,foul weather cover and breakaway cannonball safety cable. Patent Pending. Wireless digital data transmission guaranteed to 300-feet Magnum digit LCD can be seen from anywhere in the boat Easy to use with any downrigger Displays surface temp, surface speed, probe depth, probe temp, and probe speed Works with any downrigger cable including superbraids, coated cable not needed! Water pressure sensor provides true depth of downrigger weight Works with the same transducer used by the X4 and 840 Operates at unique frequency of 70KHz Units of measure: Fahrenheit/Celsius; feet/meters; MPH/KPH/KNOTS Sealed probe electronics, totally leak-proof Water activated probe, auto-on and auto-off 100+ hour life on 4 AA batteries Cannonball breakaway safety cable included Adjustable red backlit screen eliminates night-blindness Backed by the Fish Hawk Catch More Fish Guarantee Sammy I'm headed up tomorrow morning - maybe I'll see you at Arney's
  2. Since your divers have a steeper dive curve and will run deeper than a your copper a copper run inside of your divers will tangle with the wire every time the diver trips and comes up towards the center. Standard rule of thumb is with lines off the side to always run your deepest lines closest to the boat. You can run a copper down the chute, straight off the back, as long as you get it out of the way when you bring in any other line. The key to launching a copper on a board over top of your divers is to keep the boat running straight, deploy the copper slowly down the chute and let the copper stabilize straight behind your boat before hooking it to your board. Since copper's dive curve isn't as steep as your divers' it should pass over top with no problems....unless you have some strange currents, the diver trips, you change speed or turn the boat
  3. Each team’s largest salmon, steelhead, brown trout, and lake trout can be used for weigh in. All fish must be brought to the weigh station in coolers. Scoring will be based on weight, 1 point per pound. In the case of a tie, each captain will enter their name into a hat and the winner will be drawn. The largest individual salmon, rainbow trout (steelhead), brown trout, and lake trout will each receive awards Nick, You are getting soft . Is Theresa going to let you fish for lakers on her boat? What about BFF, same as above or salmon only ? I can bring my scale again this year if you want it
  4. Same way I mounted mine. I started with some BJ pulleys up front but had problems with the tether line coming off the pulley and getting caught in between the pulley and the side plates. The Cisco pulleys are recessed into the side plates and I now have no problems even with using power pro as a tether line.
  5. Here's how I set up my Penn Yan. Originally had BJ pulleys up front but had problems with the line getting caught between the pulley and the side plates. The Cisco pulley is recessed into the side plates so that can't happen, works great.
  6. At least it's not going up: They've been releasing 10200 cubic meters/second, almost 2.7 million gallons/second, since 5/24 and it's still not dropping.
  7. The only problem with the Scotty snubbers is the odd snap they use on them won't work with my weights, the rubber holds up fine. Big John's have a regular snap swivel on them
  8. Nick Sign me up for both events again this year. Glad to see plans progressing, I was a little concerned if you were going to able to pull it off this year with the flooding and all that Arney's is dealing with. Hopefully the water level goes down below flood stage soon. If there is anything I can help with please let me know. Roy
  9. A-TOM-MIK is now selling cut herring: Great Lake Tackle has it also:
  10. Angler's Avenue has it, even sells it all set up on pre-spooled reels or you could order direct from Torpedo Divers
  11. Another option would be to use rubber band(s) half hitched a couple times around your braid and then put the rubber band into the blacks release. Depending on how tight you have the release set either the release will trip or the rubber band(s) will break.
  12. I have a T9.9 on a Penn Yan 255 Intruder and it does the job in most conditions. As long as you get a "Hi thrust" motor I don't think it would make much difference if it is 9.9 or 15 hp. I would suggest going with a extra long (25") shaft to keep the prop in the water, a long shaft (20") will work but will probably ventilate once in awhile when the waves pick up.
  13. A Sealine 47 size reel will hold 280 yds of 20lb test, maybe 180 yds of 30lb A 300 yd spool of 30lb Sea Flee or 30lb Big Game fits nicely on a 57 with just enough room for a leader and 3 colors of leadcore to make a SWR From website: LINE COUNTER REELS WITH COUNTER BALANCED HANDLE Model Number Action FW / SW Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per Handle Turn Wt. (oz.) Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards) Drag Max SG27LC3B H / L 3BB 4.2:1 24.4" 16.2 MONO: 12/450, 14/30, 20/210 BRAID: 40/300, 50/240 15.4 SG47LC3B XH / M 3BB 4.2:1 24.4" 17.5 MONO: 14/480, 20/280, 25/230 BRAID: 40/480, 50/380 15.4 LINE COUNTER REELS WITH POWER HANDLE Model Number Action FW / SW Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per Handle Turn Wt. (oz.) Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards) Drag Max SG57LC3B XXH / H 3BB 6.1:1 42.9" 19.6 MONO: 20/580, 25/430, 30/330 BRAID: 40/830, 50/650, 60/550 20 Like Les, I prefer the smaller size 47 reels and use them on my riggers with 20lb test until the fleas show up then I start using the 57's with 30lb. I hate fleas!
  14. The 57 works great for a rigger with 30lb test. I run 2 of them during flea season. A 47 is perfect for 20lb test and a 27 works for 12-15lb. I like having 300 yards of line, just in case Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Here's another option to look at: