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  1. Wiring downrigger best practices

    I'm resurrecting an old thread. I have a new Ranger 620FS on order and I plan to rig it for Cannon downriggers and I want it clean. I thought about using flush mount power ports for the Cannon receptacles and then run these to a: Blue Sea Systems 5025 ST Blade Fuse Block - 6 Circuits with Negative Bus and Cover However, after calling the service manager at Cabela's, he told me they usually run them right to the battery with in-line fuses. If I wanted to run additional electronic add-ons in the future, this doesn't seem the cleanest to me. Maybe I'm wrong. Is there anyone in the WNY area that you would recommend for rigging?
  2. 2018 LOTSA Salmon School

    Okay....I took the advice and signed up. Thanks to those that provided feedback.
  3. 2018 LOTSA Salmon School

    I was going to sign up for this, but since I am truly a novice, it sounds like it might be too advanced. I am just starting out this next season. "The Salmon School is not meant for novices to the Lake Ontario fishery. It is a “hard core” salmon class targeted toward providing the “experienced weekend warrior” with additional insights and details to improve their catch in the limited time they have on the water. "
  4. I sent you a message about a week ago, but never received a response.
  5. Help starting out

    I have been fishing my entire life and have fished a lot, so I have a lot of experience, but none of it with respect to trolling. I've always wanted a boat and now I'm at a point in my life where I can afford it. I've been out with others, just never had my own. So, it's not like I'm trying something new to see if I like it, but trying something new because now I can afford to do so. I really appreciate everyone's help. Thank you.
  6. Help starting out

    Great info, thank you. Is this a decent price for used Taloras?
  7. Help starting out

    Okay, thanks. Sounds like Tekota 500s and 600s covers it, but that's a lot of reels if I wanted to run 6 rods both for salmon and walleye and quite the investment. I know rods are cheaper, so I guess I'll just start to slowly accumulate. If anyone has any specific rod recommendations, it would be appreciated.
  8. Help starting out

    So if I wanted to run 6 rod/reel combinations for walleye and for salmon, I would need 12 different setups? Is the any commonalities? Not even for rods?
  9. Help starting out

    I've read as much as I could so far, but starting at ground zero with respect to trolling. What rod/reel suggestions would you have for someone getting into both salmon and walleye? I'd rather slowly buy quality gear versus quickly buy gear that I would want to upgrade later. Looking hard at the Shimano Tekota series. The 600LC seemed like it would be a little better for both species versus the 500LC series. Looking for down rigger, dipsy rods, and planer rods, and would like your recommendations as specific as possible. Been going through Cabelas a lot and have quite a few gift cards saved up. Thanks for any help.