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    Oak Orchard/ Dunkirk
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    Esther, and Emily III

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  1. I keep the big boat at LakeBreeze at the Oak so used to going over there, fish out of there very early spring and probably this fall too so not a bad location at all for me. Thanks!
  2. I have to find storage with a roof for my off season boat 16.5' and my kayaks. If anybody out this way has any knowledge of such a possibility, please let me know. Thanks!
  3. Testing out the water to move into a bigger 'off season' boat for my part time charter business so considering selling my current 'winter boat' 40 hp 4 stroke Mercury 6 hp 4 stroke Mercury kicker with Pro-troll throttle control Raymarine Sport Pilot auto pilot 16" Lowrance lcx sonar/gps 5" Lowrance lxc backup sonar/gps 840 Fish hawk 2 manual Cannon down riggers 2 manual Penn downriggers Trax tech tracks Trax tech dipsy rod holders Aluminum rod trees Heavy duty John Mann custom made full enclosure Maintained and serviced by Hank at L&M $6000 firm Potentially available for extra cost with: 2 new Cannon mag 10 riggers with swivels 2 new Big Jon electric planer reels on single mast alumacraft.html alumacraft.html
  4. So when I was digging through the box of weird stuff that came with the boat when I bought it to get out the Moor subtroll monitor and wiring I came across a box in the bottom that had a complete Big Jon Monitroll display, wiring, and fish hawk probe ( apparently it was all Fish hawk Technology). I’m guessing that the frequency of this 840 era fish hawk must be the same as the X 4 because I have used the new probe with the the 840 in my lil boat. Anybody got any helpful hints on the Big Jon 900 monitor? It’s the same housing as the 840 but the option buttons are very different . Also wondering what would happen if I mounted the 840 era monitor in the back of the boat and attempted to pick up the signal from the x 4 probe on the 840 transducer as well as the x 4 transducer . Then I would have a display in the back of the boat too for free. Seems like it might work?
  5. Yeah, I checked it out. I've had FHs since 2006 so it was a knee jerk reaction to putting one in Emily III when rigging her last year. Had I known then what I've learned about moving around the boat amidst customers and had I known about this multi probe unit then I might have considered changing horses. Hindsight is always 20/20.
  6. Problem is: time is so of the essence when getting customers on fish especially on tough days. When I'm moving out or in across the depth range and the temp break is changing I frequently feel like I just don't have time to move around the back of the boat having to ask clients to move and doing anything more than I have to do all ready (no mate except the AP).
  7. Interesting... Les, do you have this unit?
  8. Frank; Agreed the DR/FH combo was pretty much the scenario i was backing my way into, especially since I have an unused DR probe/display. I even have a rigger with the coated cable (have to admit though ,I was thrilled to get away from the cable technology when I got the 1st FH 840 unit on a boat years ago.) . Reason I originally was looking at a 2nd unit was I thought I needed a new spare probe but turns out it was just leaking a little water into the battery compartment so I was looking at my options. I agree the FH reads a bit faster-hopefully temp comparisons will be easy to figure out.
  9. Have had some squirrelly days lately when I wish I had temp at 2 different riggers lately. Not that I cant get it the info by moving one probe around but curious if it's feasible to run 2 probes?
  10. Bought a Merc 9.9 Prokicker from them in 2018. No issues
  11. I need to change tension from Ontario to Erie to Cayuga to Oneida
  12. I've had 2 Black's releases develop striped threads for the small tension adjustment screw (one actually fell right out) in the past year. Anybody else had this and have the reason figured out? Thanks
  13. You should start out where you mark bottom focused lakers. If you head towards Dean's You are gonna mark them starting in 30-40 fow very 1st thing . You will find yourself working out more to 60 fow + as sun get's higher. Personally, I don't make a drop if i don't see what i want on the sonar 1st.
  14. If you really want to target Smallmouth I'd suggest going out of SBH on Erie. Should be able to get onto em in 30-40FOW with tubes pulled across bottom or crawfish suspended straight down just off the bottom,
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