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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. mr 580

    Experience with fishingbigstore.com?

    Might want to start the refund process. When Frank Kittrick from Amish Outfitters says that they are offering his products below wholesale and have no account setup makes a solid scam confirmation. Think he is right about them “pirating” descriptions and layout from FishUSA as well. There aren’t the margins in this stuff to offer those discounts along with free freight.
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    Bunk Trailer Set-Up

    Have you unloaded and loaded boat from trailer yet? If you haven’t might want to try it first before making adjustments. Looks to me that trailer was designed that way and it was meant to support the boat on both the bunks and rollers. I have a bunk trailer for my Proline that doesn’t have rollers and my boat loads good on it. You might also call the manufacturer and ask about that model trailer-I see they are still around. Trying to make adjustments could open a can of worms. Hope the Proline works out good for you. The rear guide poles are a good addition.
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    Cannon makes a lock for STX or you can look at “mini cabinet locks” to match up from a variety of sources. They go in mount that is predrilled and slotted for them. I bought mine at Graingers probably Amazon has them to.
  4. mr 580

    older mag 10a to new cannons ?

    The mag 10 square mounting block is different than the new STX mount. Bolt pattern for attachment is the same so new mount wouldn’t require new holes or different swivel base. STX uses a horizontal screw through mount where mag 10 used a vertical screw. New riggers come with the mounts.
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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.
  7. mr 580

    "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.
  8. Sold pending payment.
  9. Yes, these are available. Price includes shipping within US and the Plano boxes.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. mr 580

    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.