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  1. Do you measure your copper ? Last fall on my way home from my last trip for the year I stopped at Fat Nancy’s and purchased a 600’ spool of Buck Naked Copper for a replacement for whenever a lost some. This week I lost my 300’ copper. So a friend helped me wind on the wire I had purchased from Fat Nancy’s. The whole spool went on a reel which could never hold 600’. I took the empty spool to Fat Nancy’s and talked to the owner Rob. He told me he had never had a previous complaint, the M 16 spool was the correct spool for 600’ and he always meters all the wire when he fills the spools. I told him my fishing reel could never hold 600’ and I was going to go measure, which I did. It is 419’. Very few people measure the copper they put on a reel. Someone with a 600’ purchased from him would be 30 feet higher in the water column than they want to be. Measure your copper especially if you bought it at Fat Nancy’s. Pictures are the M16 Buck Naked Copper 600’ spool I purchased from Fat Nancy’s and a identical M16 A-TOM-MIK 300 spool I previously purchased from another retailer.
  2. Thanks for the report, Oswego has had temperatures like that since the big blow a couple weeks ago. I didn’t think that there was enough warm water in the lake to fill the east end all the way to Sandy. I was going to try this weekend in Sandy for the first time, but if you can’t find them I sure can’t. I will wait for some east wind. The west end must have 37 degrees 10 feet down.
  3. What happened, did coating the exposed metal fix it?
  4. The cable is insulated to prevent signal loss, any exposed metal from the terminal on top of the probe to the insulated rigger cable causes signal loss. The probe can’t spin when moving thru the water so you don’t need a terminator swivel. Use liquid tape to coat the terminal and all exposed metal. When your cable insulation gets damaged exposing bare wire redo the setup. With a perfectly insulated setup you can get signal over 120 feet.
  5. You have already changed switches, so I would take them to Screwy Louies in Fair Haven, before the pandemic he had a guy who works on them. Probably a bad circuit board, sorry !
  6. That is my thought, coming out of the creeks they are skinny and pale, fat ones are usually nice orange.
  7. Ted, what is wrong with dead reeling? If you can gain line enough to get them up out of the cold water without them spooking that is a good thing. If you are pumping and reeling you increase the chances of them getting their head around and getting off , especially with cohoes
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    They are few and far between, sometimes you hear of someone catching a whopper on a j-plug, if you want to fish for walleye it would be better to go near Henderson .
  9. Best investment you will make, auto doesn’t get distracted by fighting a fish, keeps you going straight into the wind so you don’t have to captains troll all the time.
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