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. Leadcore line

    Use braid for backing-mono takes up too much room and has stretch problem. Braid costs a bit more, but lasts longer. I have quite a few SG57LC3 - paid around $100 or less for them on sale. Seagate are close to that. IMO the place to put your money is in the reel- you can use a lower price rod for leadcore. The more expensive reels have better drags and more ball bearings. Smooth drags are critical especially if you fish Lake Ontario. Good reels last for years.
  2. Leadcore line

    47 size reel too small for 10 color. Also a high speed reel makes a big difference as well. I use Saltist 50LC's with Tuffline Microlead and have been happy with that combo. The Daiwa Seagate series would give high speed and capacity. Reel with 330 to 350 yd 30lb capacity will handle it. I ran Penn 330's for years on 10 colors and only downside was the low retrieve ratio. I like a linecounter to repeat setback but counting passes on a non linecounter gets you close.
  3. Kicker motor questions

    I have a 9.9 Yamaha on my Proline 25 Walk and it has plenty of power. The only issue I have is the 6 amp alternator (rated @ wot) doesn't keep up on battery charge especially when fishing deep riggers. When I update I'll look for higher rated alternator which might mean going to 15hp. Seems high speed riggers draw more juice than the old slow riggers.
  4. swim platform Kicker Mount

    Adventure Marine has a good one. I have been real happy with mine. Powder coated with a plastic insert for kicker to attach to.
  5. tying 2 colors of lead to copper

    IMO the presentation will be effected more by what you run on the end of the copper/lead. Light spoon like a DW Super slim will run like it is on lead. A big Mag spoon or flasher fly will run more like it is on straight copper. The main reason I've added lead to copper was to speed up getting short coppers set on boards when running a light spoon. Fixes a speed issue/deployment thing for me more than a presentation advantage. Under certain conditions the hybrids do perform well-more of an early season setup.
  6. tying 2 colors of lead to copper

    If you are new to copper I would say just run copper and get comfortable with it. On long coppers I wouldn't add lead. Only place I used it was on short coppers running off boards and I felt I could get the copper deployed quicker with a little lead on the front- fishing high with multiple lines. To me the copper/lead setup is a special application setup. For somebody working on their spread I'd focus on more basic stuff first.
  7. tying 2 colors of lead to copper

    I have used an Albright knot and would leave enough copper to haywire twist the end. Then I would coat copper end with liquid rubber to finish. Couple colors of leadcore helps the copper deploy easier also think you still get leadcore movement especially with spoons.
  8. Buyer beware

    X2 on issue's with Coldwater Tackle. Was shorted on a couple backordered/drop ship items. Got one email response then no further contact. I had done a "trial" order so I don' plan to go back after getting stiffed.
  9. Dunkirk Sunday

    It's a three day event-started Friday so it wraps up Sunday early afternoon. Think it's a 100 boat field so ramp could be busy. Shouldn't be hard to see where guys are if they get out.
  10. Dunkirk Sunday

    FYI that the Con Club Tournament wraps up Sunday 8/6 in Dunkirk. If lake is fisheable the ramp will probably be busy. Couple that with the unsettled weather and it might be wise to look at an alternate date/other port. Fishing has been good-lots of short fish to sort through-when you can get out.
  11. Walker releases

    Sounds like you might have a setup issue. Do you have adjustment end oriented up? Are you just putting about 3/4 of a wrap into release? I've used Walkers for years and can set light to heavy. Don't give up-keep working with them and you'll sort it out.
  12. for sale : usa WTB Oki Flashers

    PM sent with pic
  13. PM sent on Daiwa Reel
  14. Lowrance hds7 gen2 touch

    I made some tweaks to my HDS Gen 2 touch from info that I got from a Lance Valentine/Walleye 101 DVD. It seems to have helped greatly in the performance. One of the steps is to select a transducer-the default is a generic transducer. DVD was less than $30 and was easier than trying to read the manual.
  15. First Timer Here..

    Put 30lb Big Game with 20lb fluoro leader on your rigger rods so you are safe with fleas. Run wire dipsey's if you have them. Check your drags as you can't have them hammered down tight. Get some flies to run with flashers and check the sizes of your spoons. You'll also likely be fishing deeper and faster than what you be used to on Erie. Have good terminal tackle-kings will find the weakest link. Have fun!