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  1. Just put a quarter inch screw in it with sealant Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. From an engineering perspective. When the technology and manufacturing reliability becomes better and more repeatable the factor of safety can go down. That saves money. Its the same product just not as overbuilt. As far as line goes they are all pushing thinner is better so it all goes hand in hand. Bottom line you always have to evaluate your gear and tactics. Experience is good but if you keep your brain stubbornly stuck in a mindset from 20 yrs ago you may have problems Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Assuming your fishing the main lake, for safety sake watch out for debris in the lake. I'd run slower than you might normally go. Theres a lot of big stuff washed out into open water with the flood Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Stren Vanish....interesting. I have a friend who learned the hard way. We joke about his experiment with stren Vanish...….It makes your fish "vanish" is the line I came up with for him. he thought it was great....4 times the line for the same price. I told him he'd regret it. He did. In all seriousness and to try to help you. I run 30# leader on my clean bait heads. 40# on my bait heads with twinkies. 20# with spoon lines or 15# with spoon lines if its mixed fishing (not just salmon) and a softer rod. As you mentioned in one of your posts, the only reason to use fluoro is its invisible. So take advantage of that and beef up! River fishing - Drennan has a harder surface than the seguar. I caught 4 kings on 8# Drennan trolling with brown trout gear this spring .
  5. Its either your knots, the particular brand/type of flourocarbon or combination of how hard you fight the fish and how heavy your rod is. I use seguar blue label fluoro when > 10# and i can count one hand the number of fish i have broken off in the last 10 yrs in the lake including guests i bring out. Look into better knots, wet the knot before you cinch it down. Check the leader periodically for knicks and if you gave it a good beating with a few fish consider retying the knots. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Since a lot of it is about the look....id go with the shiny scale intact bait any day vs the freezer burned, left out in the sun looking stuff. Aka familar bite /Dreamweaver. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. If the data on this link is accurate they don't need to open flood gates, just open some real ones. Mid May 2017 they were over 300,000 CFS. End of May this year on this chart link below looks to be 210,000 CFS. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/dv?referred_module=sw&site_no=04264331
  8. Last year (non flood year) I noticed more green water in the eastern bay than I've seen in looong time. I had separately heard zebra mussles were down or at least had reached some sort of equilibrium. I can't remember where I heard that but it had some legitimacy behind it wherever I heard it. Who knows. High water for sure is going to influence water clarity.
  9. Was the video by greg amiel by chance? When i was at the lotsa salmon school 2 years ago it seemed like he did this. I went to slide divers since i fish solo a lot but you make a good point about having dipsy's and using them. I have my share of dipsy's Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. What are you using for your connection to mono? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I really like the Cisco. End stops are integral set screws and not a plastic end piece. Ends of track are nicely rounded and not square cut. My fishmaster came with bunch of traxstech or berts. I put Cisco across the back and it made me almost want to replace the other stuff. I just dont like the plastic end caps or the squared cut ends. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. 2017 was the first year so i guess it makes the first group of 20% reduced 2 yr olds this year. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. So we are arguing over someone elses fo sale add. Something BOTH of us shoulda butted out of. Nice. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Im fairly level headed but you jumped in quick for the low baller guy and now are all for the let the guy sell his boat camp. How about lets ALL stay out of it. The low baller shoulda had a PM conversation....we all shoulda stayed out of it...end of story. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Fat Trout

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    Not the answer you probably want but i ignore everything surface related on my fishhawk. As long as the probe matches up close enough on speed /temp with my FF when checked close to the surface im happy enough. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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