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  1. Looking for a bunch of trays of frozen herring
  2. Some food for thought: I don't want to start a war here ( I myself have a 17' with a medium sized 4 stroke main and 4 stroke kicker) but the reason that more and more boats are sold with OBs is that an OB propulsion system is the cheapest to manufacture- that's always why there is any trend towards any technology in a market driven economy (business's don't do anything because it's better for you). It is also worth considering that Outboards for the most part do not last as long as an I/O, and the rebuild cost of an OB is 2 times the cost of an I/O rebuild. OBs also have a statistically higher rate of head related failures - something I have personally seen in the units owned by 3 close friends w/ larger, high powered OBs.
  3. Not sure why you feel like an outboard is any kind of advantage-they tend to have more issues than a good I/O and they are harder to net around. Anyway here's a boat that's really worth considering
  4. chowder

    Spring striper help

  5. chowder

    Spring striper help

    Live Herring works best up at Troy where you can catch Herring on Sabiki rigs as you are fishing for Stripers in the river itself. If you are not going to anchor you need excellent boat control and a good grasp of etiquette Down in the bigger/wider reaches of the river you pretty much have to go up into one of the creeks a ways to catch Herring. They are fragile. To keep em alive you need a 55 gal drum cut in half and pump water through it aggressively.
  6. chowder

    Spring striper help

    Call Obie White
  7. chowder

    Spring striper help

    Unfortunately Ray is not really missing (lol), he's just in stealth mode...
  8. chowder

    Spring striper help

    Don't underestimate the time it can take to learn this fishery. If you want to shorten the learning curve hire a guide in the specific part of the river where you think you will fish in the future.
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    Spring striper help