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  1. Fisherman by nature are very honest people! If you ever sell fishing gear on forum sites you will never get hosed.
  2. We were fishing out on the Bar a few weeks ago and we snagged some gear out trolling (300 ft weighted steel and 500 ft mono backing with a Ninja inline board attached) The owners phone number and name was written on the board. I called him up and he had lost it some 5-6 hours earlier that day tangling with another boat. He was from Windsor Ontario and asked me if I liked hockey and who was my favorite team. Matt sends me a shipping label to send the inline board back after we returned home. Today a package arrived with a thank you gift. The stick was used by 2016 Hobie Baker winner Jimmy Vesey for Harvard and now #26 for the NY Rangers. The stick came from a regular season game in Vancouver. His company creates unique stuff from NHL hockey players sticks. Grilling will be much better now!
  3. My lithium battery test study just completed for the new Fish Hawk lithium Ultra probe. 107 hours on one charge since April 1st covering 16 fishing trips averaging under 7 hours per trip. This for me is on par with 4 AA batteries from the past for shelf life.
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  6. That seems odd. I have my Go Pro 8/9/11 Mini added to my I phone App. and have no issues using it remotely. Did you call Go Pro support?
  7. Nice to meet you guys Jacques! The bite really got tough later in the week and into the week I noticed after returning Thursday. Lot of east wind this derby more than I have ever experienced in 20 years fishing here this spring Loc derby. It was a grind at times! Keep up the effort! Our 19th place fish shocked me staying on the board nearly a week starting at 7th on May 5th (big bite sunday)! The bite normally gets better and a fish like mine disappears quickly off the board.
  8. The first Lake Ontario Bar experiment with the Smart Troll was very productive! Our 4 wire program took 80% of our 105 bites over 6 days totaling 47.5 hours washing lures. Using our Fishhawk Ultra with the depth at the probe with the other Smart troll probes on our wires let us dial in our presentation once we establish temperature and depth of the probes working unison together. We started out spacing things apart until we get bit and then make adjustments based on those hits. Dealing with currents and changing boat direction in waves helped us keep our lures in the active zone the fish were biting. Speed at the ball with our Fish Hawk helped us maintain that bite also when turning around with waves. We added .5 miles per hour going west with the current to keep our lures dancing. Other things that helped was when we had a knock off on the wire or a small fish that didn't trip (rare) we could see on the display the depth go up from it being tripped or dragging a small fish long before watching the rods. We also were looking for 45-47F at the wire depths as well as the rigger to keep us in the action. Surface temp was 50-54F by the end of the week. I feel it added more fish to our catch overall by drilling it down quickly and having accurate data and depth.
  9. A great 6 days at the Bar totaling 47 hours of rods in the water trolling. 4 wires and 2 Riggers for two of us. Sunday was the best day with an insane bite! We landed 70 Kings / 3 LT / 2 Steel / 3 Coho. 1 nice king on the LOC board for awhile before it gets booted in the next few days. All were released to swim another day and the one we registered 20 lbs 12 oz 40" we gave to a couple of fisherman visiting near the Youngstown weigh station on the river. Smart Troll system was amazing tracking my Slide Diver wires in the water. It was 80% wire bites this week! Great time!
  10. Weather is looking great next 5 days of our trip...! Congrats on the new Starweld! Wilson is ground zero for fishing! But anywhere from Wilson to the Bar is full of fish right now! Good luck Tom! Thanks for watching!
  11. This show was recorded 3 days ago on Twisted Tackle You Tube show with the owner of Smart Troll Darrell Huff:
  12. Here is a nice summary video by Capt. Pete of this event:
  13. This was the best salmon school I have ever attended going back 20 years. I have been fishing Lake Ontario for 42 years and just when you think you would know a lot......well I took 3 pages of notes at age 63...LOL. The format of 3 guys and a power point display adding their knowledge and experience made it nothing less than fascinating and riveting for 8 hours! Timed breaks / a great lunch buffet / Raffle at the end was fantastic. The venue was perfect and it's wonderful we have a salmon school now for the eastern end! I traveled 300 miles and picked up my Oak fishing buddy Joe in Albany, NY about halfway and he agreed too that this class was epic! We had a nice time shopping at Fat Nancy's and All Season's with our generous class discount afterward. Had a chance to talk to these wonderful guys at break time and after it was over. The crowd of 125 were very polite and some of the nicest guys out there. Thank you Captains: Casey / Rob / Pete! I would highly recommend buying your ticket for next year as soon as it's posted. Sell out fast!
  14. It's the NY side of Champlain on the broad lake. South of Valcour. It's a tough time of year to catch landlock salmon as they will be entering the streams very soon. Lots of lake trout. Target 62F water and 10 feet above that! Good luck!
  15. On a hot calm 91F day we debuted the Lithium battery Costco fan today on Chris's boat! We sure needed it! 3 nice Landlock salmon 4 lb class with the largest at 4.7 lbs.
  16. Test number 4 a few days ago. A few benefits: Your watching the data on the tablet and if you get a knock off the depth displays the diver now up near the surface or if you have a small hitch hiker the depth curve moves up where it was running 15 feet from the drag. Both cases something changed enough in the data in real time you just turn around and check the diver rod in question! Nice to have your back covered! It could even be a weed ball at the end of the diver! We have all been there when one diver rod is firing and the other is dead! We try to put the same amount of line out and match lures. Still no bites. Now you can see where the bites are coming specifically on the hot diver side and adjust the other rod to match the depth the active diver is catching fish. Turning the boat you can see sometimes a loss of 20 ft on one side of the boat due to currents! Or you could be running a dodger fly or in Ontario a meat rig or Flasher Fly. You can now see where it's running compared to a spoon on another diver. You don't turn your sonar off and fish blind? The same analogy is running our divers blind. Now you can see where they are running with the Smart Troll probes.
  17. On water test #3 with Don and Chris yesterday on the boat for 7 hours. It's been simply amazing each time I get these probes wet in the water. We have seen some significant current again at times when the boat is running certain directions which change the dive curve significantly! We see a difference of 20 feet at times between the two diver rods in terms of wire out on the counter. Boggles the mind! But checking with my X4-D and my TD at times the last 3 trips we verify the depth and temp. of these probes in question! You almost have to forget and process how much wire is out but just look at the temp. and depth of the probes and just keep them where you would like them. It's very cool knowing where they are running! It's really neat comparing the depths of the X4-D Fishhawk on the rigger and the two divers in the water! And using my X4-D as a baseline and running divers above or below it to trigger bites at 64F / 57F our target temps. We will run one diver high at times 10-15 ft above temp. for Steelhead in the warmer water! I am a self described data person from my background. These kinds of tools help put the puzzle together to get bites.
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