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Fat Trout

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  1. So at the risk of coming across like Lucky13 who loves to post endless amounts of web links and info (lol). here's a pic I found of a coho's mouth and an interesting web page with some fish ID photos http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/home/Default.aspx?tabid=605&FishID=41
  2. Are you sure about that? I'm not going to proclaim to be an expert but with 5 min of google searching I didn't find anything saying the MMSI #'s weren't used in certain Geographies. I did find info via coast guard / homeland security that seemed to indicate that coverage via the Rescue 21 Distress system appears to have been completed as of October last year and to include the coastal US portion of Lake Ontario in the ninth district called "sector buffalo" . I'm taking it that it includes your direct info via your MMSI #....but admittedly I'm not an expert. https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=mtNds https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Acquisitions-CG-9/Newsroom/R21_103117/
  3. I'm looking to sell my 13' Smokercraft Alaskan 13' DLX w/ 9.9 Yamaha 4 stroke. Its located in NJ but if someone is seriously interested I can bring it up on a weekend to Mexico NY. I'll be fishing the lake a few more weeks and river after that. I love the boat but don't use it as much as I should. Garage kept. Ethanol free fuel only through the motor Includes: - 2009 Minn Kota Powerdrive V2 upgraded to Ipilot - 55# thrust / 54" shaft - Shorelander Roller Trailer - Boat can be launched in a puddle. - lowrance Elite 4x fishfinder. - Custom installed bow platform for the trolling motor (1/4" plate aluminum topped with carpeted marine ply) - Carpeted front platform. - Deep cycle battery - 3 gallon gas can with 10 micron filter $5000 Firm. PM if interested.
  4. Doubling down and betting my house and truck! Full disclosure...I've been at this game for over 30 years.
  5. With good fun intended and having fished Lake O and the rivers for quite a while.....I'd bet my house its a coho But hey, thats why fishing reports are fun! And to the OP....I'm sure it was a fun fish and looks to be over the 25" for an atlantic so enjoy either way!
  6. I say its a coho but in the end we are all on our computers or phones drinking beer and analyzing photos lol.
  7. Its a coho on the left, possibly a small king. The tail looks forked because of the angle of the tail to the camera. The head is def. not an atlantic.
  8. Floatation foam may keep the boat from going down but it can also become REALLY tippy with a lot of water in the bilge so you capsize if you have pitching wavy conditions. This is expecially true of a small boat that takes on a crapload of water which now is all on the deck and not in the bilge. The center of gravity goes way high and it rolls in what are surely very wavy and pitching conditions. The scary part about that scenario is it will happen really fast. I keep my life jackets on deck on the sides in cargo netting for that reason
  9. For anyone reading this thread that wouldn't otherwise think of it. Having your bilge pump tied to a float switch is a must! You don't have to keep your boat in the water to need this. Its an early warning to problem. Separately, but related. I towed a 24' boat with my 18' boat last year. He was broken down and didn't have radio or cell phone to get out of trouble. Communication is a must. I have a VHF on my 18' tied to my GPS chartplotter which has an emergency button that gives the CG my location, indentification and contact names of family IF activated. VHF may seem less valuable these days with cell phones, but its still a good emergency tool for big water....and Lake O classifies for sure. I always leave with sufficient cell phone battery charge. Its great that people can and do help and I surely will. However you have to plan like there is no help from others and consider that you may be putting others in harms way if you are unprepared.
  10. Green glow ladder back early Silver with Red nose mid morning Silver bullet J - late morning high sun. 75' lead off the ball.
  11. Good fishing this year brings new boaters some of which dont have the scars on their back reminding them how this lake can be. I don't consider myself smarter.....ok perhaps a little lol....rather i just really remember the lessons learned. And i remember them WELL Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Not even in the big parking area they have across the street from their entrance or the huge field they have in the lower level? Thats comical. I guess the new owners took a page out of the book from the old owners about not being fisherman friendly. Too bad Contact Salmon Country Marina. They are just up the road toward the Mexico launch. I have a camper there. I would consider it very safe. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Lake Ontario is worse than the ocean, demands respect and can turn on you in an instant. Try to save the extra capabilities of your boat for an emergency and not for scratching out a couple more fish. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  15. To the OP...do you plan to use the lowrance autopilot on the big motor steering but plan to be able to use it with the kicker by it being tied to the big motor? Thanks im considering something similar for next year instead of just the bow mount TM setup. I have not looked int the engine autopilot options yet though Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. I run rigger cable...blacks...probe...breakaway cable...ball. i have a slight advantage since i run digitroll 10's and can set the water zero wherever i want Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. While I really like this boat, I'm upgrading in size. I'm looking for $20,500 for the boat as described. Currently located in Mexico NY. PM if interested. Here are some details - Always run with Ethanol free fuel - Always fully tarp covered and dry, rarely fished in the rain and dried before covering. - All fluids and filters changed each year with yamaha brand - Came with a fishermans top with front glass, mooring cover and snap in carpet (each of those not used much if at all). Items I added: - 2' of Cisco systems track in the back on each side - Yamaha VTS trolling switch allowing RPM adjustment in 50RPM increments. - 4 rod holder in the front and one in the rear - Trailer Mods to aid in solo launching / retrieving - cargo netting along the port and starboard side to free up floor storage from life vests etc. - Cranking battery was replaced with a group 29 and a group 27 was added, along with perko 1-2-all switch - 3 bank charger covers the main cranking and (2) TM batteries up front - 1 bank charger covers the group 27 battery on the port side rear I have transom mounting provisions (stern savers) for fish hawk, Fish finder and Smart troll. I currently run an fish hawk X4D, lowrance HDS7, VHF radio with antenna and smart troll but would plan to remove these but could leave some or all of these for an added cost. I run electric down riggers on the track but will be removing those. The trolling motor up front will be removed as well, but mounting plates, connection provisions and batteries would stay.
  18. You absolutely need a tandem with brakes on that boat. The only exception would be if you are just going a short distance to the ramp and thats it. Even then, as already commented, its dangerous if you don't have enough tounge weight. I learned a long time ago I want more trailer than I need and definitely not less than I need.
  19. I'd say go with the 24V. I'm running my 18' boat with a pair of 24 series batteries. They have been fine. 72" shaft or your wasting your time. Even then however as some folks have said, you get over 2' ers going into it and yeah its not the best. However there's a certain point where with a smaller boat (ie < 20') you're having trouble steering with > 2'ers going into it anyway. For those marginal occations I accept the bow mount is limited. For the size of boat it really does provide added functionality. For those who mentioned the lift asssist. Yeah that sounds like it sucks. My Terrova is a 2015. Locks in like a champ and is awesome.
  20. I have a Terrova 80 24V with 72" shaft on an 18 Pro starweld. Great setup. I've run 8 hours without issues on batteries. I only have to put it at 3 to 4 or 4.5 on the power scale. I have the remote clipped to my waist. I only use the Terrova for direction. I mainly adjust with the gas motor and put in the yamaha VTS switch to help adjust that as I'm not running a kicker. I'll pump up or down the Terrova a little to get in between speeds when the adjustment in the gas motor is to much or too little. I couldn't care less if it was connected to my fishfinder. Another key thing I like when I'm trolling for kings is I when I have a king close to net (either solo or with someone) I can take the main motor out of gear and have the full back end open without fear of prop or something else. I'll pump up the trolling motor a little more and all is well. I have the back or sides at my option. My trolling spread stays intact but there is no issue working directly out of the back
  21. Love your name. Im eyeing a NEW one of those right now. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Hard to have used boats if someone isn't first. A bit much to trash the those guys. We're all out there to have fun. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. I watched a bunch of radar shots from that rain. A lot of the heavy stuff was on the lower half of the river it seemed and not as much up toward the upper or lower reservoirs.. The Pineville gauge went up but not that much....150 cfs or so. The river clears really fast unless you get the upper tributaries pumping mud and flowing into the reservoirs like that. A number of years ago the upper res. took a 5 inch rain hit in july overnight on a moderately full reservoir and the river went up to 5000 cfs (normally 185 in summer).
  24. Not an easy yes unfortunately. That's a trial and error thing. The motion sensor beam on the ones I bought is pretty narrow. Potentially one on the doc pointing at the dock and One in the cabin pointing inside the cabin which then wouldn't go off if rocking. my boat is on a trailer so my issues are different.
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