mr 580

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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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    Dunkirk-Chadwick Bay and Chautuauqua Lake
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  1. All three lots sold pending payment
  2. Lot 3 Lot 1 - $65.00 inc US shipping. 3 sets of doubles. Singles MT Dew CG, Purple CG, Green Dot CG and Two Face Pro Troll All are 8" flashers Lot 2- $65.00 inc US shipping 4 sets of doubles- 3 sets Spin Dr's and one set Pro Troll. Singles Purple Bolt Chrome and 42nd w/Gold back All are 8" Flashers Lot 3- $45.00 inc US shipping 10" Spin Dr's- Qty 2 Black Dot w/flies and Qty 2 Green Dot (1 NIP) PayPal best method of payment.
  3. Kicker Brackets

    I just drop one end of ratchet strap down through handle with tiller handle then tighten up. Not a big deal. I’ve always used a safety strap on my kickers and I’ve had kickers for 15+ years. Last thing you want in rough weather is gear flopping around -good way to have “bad” things happen.
  4. Kicker Brackets

    Have no issues-I just lay motor towards big motor then ratchet strap to boat transom. Been running that way since boat was rigged in 2008.
  5. Traxstech Contact

    They were at Hamburg Show last Thursday to Sunday. Email might be better than calling during show season.
  6. Maybe using smaller level winds and short rods would help a younger person with a rigger rod? Spinning reels are prone to line twist when downrigging among other issue’s. IMO big boards with releases are easier for less experienced people to deal with and land fish vs in lines. I find for young kids that more hands on options are best-my four year old grandson is going to visit me from Washington in August and I’ll have him on a weed line with worms. Trolling trip we’ll wait.
  7. On my Chautauqua trips I get kids, woman and some men with limited fishing experience. These trips are primarily for walleye and I use light spinning gear. I use “rod in hand” tactics so they can feel the bite. I jig, use blade baits and slow troll worm harness. I use quite a few artificial baits but always have worms on board so kids can get action. For walleye and bass on inland water IMO I’d use other tactics than downrigging especially for folks with limited experience. There is nothing like seeing a kid land their first walleye.
  8. Traxstech Planer Reels

    I have the PR-300’s and bought a kit a couple years ago to upgrade them to the APR-300’s. Big difference between the plastic reels vs the aluminum reels. The plastic reels and the handles were a bit awkward to operate. They were a struggle to bring boards in at times. Aluminum reels work well for my boards which are homemade to fit in my rear live well for storage. I’ve not used Otter Boats or Amish boards so I don’t know how my boards compare on pull. I was considering going electric, but have been real happy with the APR-300’s.
  9. Transom strength opinion

    If the road/trail is rough enough to rip off truck running boards, I’d leave my boat and trailer home. Why tear your stuff up? IMO not enough difference in a 14 to 16 footer to take a chance tearing a trailer up or knocking rivets loose in a boat.
  10. Kicker Brackets

    Here are pictures of Adventure Marine Swim Platform mount on my Proline. Real happy with it.
  11. Kicker charging output

    My 6 amp won’t keep up. The amp rating is from higher rpm than what engine runs at trolling speed so you don’t see rated amps. I put a trickle charger on to keep batteries fully charged. Using high speed riggers and fishing deep take some juice. When I update my kicker I’ll go for more amps.

    Dave’s number is 607-729-5711
  13. Cabela’s

    They still have 50’s for $149 this morning-not in bargain cave-regular fishing section under trolling reels. No 30’s listed and 40’s are regular price. With Bass Pro owning them likely some different vendor and stocking going to happen.
  14. Looks like Lund has several Rebel models. The Rebel XS has a double plated bow while the Rebel 1600 is a single. Really need to follow LakerTaker’s advice and layout specs on each model you are pricing. The double plated bow is worth considering. Heavier material thickness will show in boat weight.
  15. Have you seen these?

    Prices are in the attachment. Medium body is $14.95 and blades are $2.50 each. For $20 I’ll let somebody else give them a try - I’ve got way to much stuff already LOL