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    Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie from Dunkirk and Chautauqua Lake as USCG Capt. and NYS Guide with Proline 25 Walk and Lund Pro 1775
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    With a brand new zero hour engine, I would follow the manufacturer instructions on break in time and rpm and not use any additives. Once you have gotten past break in then I’d consider use of additives. I run additives in my outboards and do use sea foam occasionally. With a new engine I’d also change engine oil and filter after run in.
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    Flea market finds

    Tuffishooker has it-Tom Mack spoon. West Coast commercial spoon which explains packaging as they sell them by the dozen. Likely was made before Luhr Jensen was sold. Commercial suppliers still offer Tom Mack spoons.
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    "GPS module not responding"

    Check antenna connections. If connections are OK, then good chance antenna has failed. I went through this with an older global map. Probably not worth buying a new antenna- find used one or go to new unit.
  4. Sold pending payment.
  5. Yes, these are available. Price includes shipping within US and the Plano boxes.
  6. Two lots of J Plugs- each lot has 20 #3 J Plugs and 12 #4 J Plugs. $65.00 /lot including shipping in the US Lot 1 Lot 2 Boxes are included.
  7. I checked my reel parts box and I don’t have any Great Lakes 47 parts left. I used to have several of these reels and updated them several years ago so my parts probably went with reels. I did find an invoice from 2013 from Tuna’s that had a carbon fiber 47GL drag kit for $12.99 on it. My guess would be they stopped offering drags when normal wear parts supply was gone. To check bushing wear hammer drag shut and then reel in with load- if spool is catching and difficult then bushings are worn. With carbon fiber drags and new bushings, these reels were ok. That being said they don’t compare to a current LC3 IMO.
  8. Several years ago Daiwa stopped supplying parts for these reels so by now parts are likely limited. If you are having issues reeling in that is a sign of bushing wear. The spool was bushed on these instead of a bearing. You may find drag washers on eBay or an aftermarket supplier like smooth drag. But unless you replace bushings you’ll probably still have issues. You might call some other reel repair shops too for advise.
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    Silver lake

    Not a lake I’ve fished myself, but DEC offers some basic info and a map. Based on map with max depth of 36 ft and pretty limited structure, I’d work weed edge or pull sticks. Snap jigging would also probably work. Pretty small lake so not surprising info is limited (boat traffic probably an issue so start early). Have a good trip.
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    Oneida or Erie?

    I forgot to mention that out of Barcelona you need to watch for perch net buoys. Ask the harbor master when you launch and keep an eye out as you want to steer clear of them. Small commercial fishery from that harbor. Not a big deal once you know what they are.
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    Oneida or Erie?

    Fishing Barcelona would be a good choice-deep water and usually fish right out front. There is a campground nearby. With an open boat like an Alaskan you’ll want waves less than 2 ft. -wind direction to avoid west or southwest that comes up the length of the lake. If it is rough from Barcelona, you can hop over the hill to Mayville on Rt 394 and fish Chautauqua. Most days you can fish out of the wind there and walleye fishing has been good. If you have riggers bring them likely by 27th fish will be quite a bit deeper than they are now. Lake Erie United is starting to get more reports so that is a good site to check as well. Enjoy your trip to Chautauqua County.
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    Ethenol Free octane question

    I had a 1984 Mercruiser 260 that ran on regular gas for the 20+ years I had it. Shouldn’t be any problem to run 87 octane non ethanol in an 1987. Don’t think you’ll notice the lower octane rating.
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    Digi troll II

    Beyond setting your zero at waterline, I don’t remember any calibration. Check and see how much cable on your spool-if you have lost cable that could cause reading to be off because your spool is not full. Fresh spool of downrigger cable should correct the readout issue.
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    cannon locks

    Look for a 1RXY5 Mini Cam Lock - available from several sources. Goes in mounting then flips up to lock rigger.