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Everything posted by SalmonSniper

  1. I don't know what I would use a rigger for. If and when I want to be able to troll deep water I will buy a bigger lake boat. For now I have young kids and have limited time to get out on the water. I plan on my primary focus being walleye, perch and calico. I also intend to do some musky fishing.
  2. I imagine you could put a battery in the compartment in front of the livewell. I had my Rebel XL wired for 24V. The factory battery compartment only has room for 1 battery. The second battery was mounted in the storage compartment in front of it. I attached the factory picture of mine here. You can see there is only one battery, but there is a path to run a cord to the compartment in front of it. I would guess your boat will have something similiar.
  3. Does anyone use down temp or speed for walleye fishing other than in Erie? I am curious now. I am thinking they could be variables that have potential to really improve catch rate. How temp sensitive are walleye?
  4. I have this same boat in the tiller model. I have to say I have been beyond impressed with how it handles big water. I can go 20 MPH in 3 foot waves without feeling unsafe or uncomfortable, I just need my rain gear, lol. The boat trolls great and tracks well too. This model had the double plated bow that Lund is known for. I can only imagine that with the full windshield this boat is trolling machine out on Erie and on Ontario as well with a good forecast.
  5. I would live to have it, but that would mean adding downriggers too which I was not planning on. I am looking to buy a large lake boat as well in about 5 years or so. I would use that for any deep water trolling. Do you guys feel it is a game changer for walleye trolling on inland lakes? I know down speed and temp is crucial for salmon trolling, but is that maybe just a actor that the great lakes have such a drastic difference in the currents down deep vs surface?
  6. I don't have a Tyee, but I have a 2020 16' Rebel XL and I can fit 3 batteries up front. I have a tiller, my TM is a 60" shaft and if there was a windshield it wouldn't be an issue. I think the TM won't ever hit the windshield regardless of length due to the mounting angle.
  7. Hi All, I bought a 16' Lund Rebel Tiller this year. I have been fishing the great lakes and WNY fishing since a very young age and have a good idea of how I want to rig it. Nothing speaks for experience though and I plan to change some of my focus on how I grew up fishing. Mainly I would like to fish inland lakes. Fishing by Priority: Inland walleye (Chautauqua and Finger Lakes) Inland Crappie and Perch Fishing (Chautauqua and Finger Lakes) Lower Niagara River Trout, Salmon, and Bass Spring Brown Trout an Coho (Ontario) Chautauqua Lake Musky Existing Gear: 9" Humminbird G3N DI Mega+ 80# 60" Ulterra 2 cisco 90 degree lund mounts w down east salty rod holder Planned Gear: 2 - 48" Cisco mounting brackets 2 cisco rod trees with 3 holders 2 cisco single tube rod holders 2 DOWN EAST SALTY BOLT-ON ROD HOLDER MOUNT 1 Humminbird G4N SI Mega+ 1 Minn Kota Traxxis 80# (considering for boat control drifting lower river) Thoughts? Overboard, suggestions, anything I am missing? Thanks
  8. Thanks Frogger. This is what I am doing and already knew about. Wanted to see if there is anything additional others are doing. I never thought of letting the "lake temp bring the impeller temp up", but it makes sense to let it sit for a minute before putting it in gear. I do however do this indirectly, since I always give it extra time for the engine to warm up before putting it in gear.
  9. Question for those of you that fish all winter out of your aluminum boat. What do you do to protect your engine etc? If are not winterizing it since you are still using it what do you do to protect it from the elements? Thanks,
  10. Thanks guys I appreciate you experience. It sounds like Minn Kota is the way to go. Another expense for the wife to give me flak about....
  11. PM me of you have something you think I might be interested in.
  12. Just bought an Ulterra for my new tiller. Now I am looking into an onboard battery charger to ensure I keep the batteries in good shape and get the most out of the motor. Now the big question is all the money for a Minn Kota charger worth it? They seem advanced, but they are almost twice the cost. Is it worth it for a 3 bank charger to go with the more expensive Minn Kota?
  13. Minn Kota Powerdrive 55# thrust, 46 inch shaft. Speed control does not work, always runs at full speed. Everything else runs as it should. $100. Located in Amherst, NY. Local pickup only.
  14. Minn Kota Freshwater MK55/EM Engine-Mount Trolling Motor, $250, Like New. This unit sells for $750 brand new. Located in Amherst, NY. Local pickup only.
  15. For anyone else following this I bought a handful for Mag Lip 3.0s on the suggestions here. Availability was limited so I also got a couple 3.5s. The 3.0s are more like the old K9 kwikfish and what I would consider trout size. The 3.5 is more like the K11s and a more appropriate size for Salmon. Best,
  16. Consider them sold! I can meet tomorrow if you want. I am near east amhest so very close.
  17. Also we used to take the Kwikfish and put a larger hook on the back. It would give it a wider wobble and was a lot more effective. Anything similar with these mag lips?
  18. HI All, I grew up fishing the lower Niagara from a boat for lake run fish. We used to either drift eggs or pull K9 Kwikfish (Trout) or K11 (Salmon). I am not seeing Kwikfish in these sizes anymore. What are people using these days? Thanks,
  19. Hi, If these are still available, is $180 price per rigger or for all three. Also do they have autostop. Thanks,
  20. Hi All, Back in the 90s my family used to take me smallmouth fishing in the Lower Niagara during the ESLO if there was too much of a blow to fish the lake for Salmon. Now I have my own kids and would like to do the same. Problem is that things change and I could definitely use some pointers since it's been 20-30 years. We used to fish the Canadian side and drift in 16-20 FOW. We used small jig heads tipped with plastics. Best combo was red jig head with Berkley Power Leech. So now I don't think we can fish the Canadian side and they don't even make the power leech anymore. If anyone has suggestions on what to rig up with and what drifts may be best I'd really appreciate it. My girls are young and I'd like to put them on top of some fish rather than just shooting in the dark. I know there are other places that may be better. But my memories of the Mighty Lower Niagara are pretty special and I never knew how good I had it as a kid. Appreciate any advice. Best,
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