rolmops

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    Dutch Treat
  1. The restriction of gobi as a baitfish is the result of an effort to stop the spread of invasive species. I remember reading in the regulations that whenever you catch a gobi you have to kill it and it cannot be returned to the water. Anyway, they are a bit tricky to use because they do not have a swim bladder and they are very poor swimmers. Most of the time they lay on the bottom and they move swimming upward and sinking back down a few feet away from where they started. Not a very good pattern for trolling, but a great idea for jigging .
  2. Bottom paint is supposed to come off. The idea is that the growth on the hull is not actually slowed down ,but minuscule layers of the bottom paint come off together with the growth that gets onto the bottom. The end result is a clean bottom ,but the paint has to be replenished every so often. If your boat is kept on a trailer year round the process will be much slower and you will not have to repaint as often.
  3. Good luck with your twins, when my daughters were twelve, it didn't take them very long to turn from being twelve to into twelve going on thirty. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. When the water out of the creeks starts flowing in at a good clip it will create pockets of warmer water near shore that will attract bait. you will find the lakers mixed in with the browns chasing the bait. In my experience it is the best time of year for fishing with live bait with spin casting methods.
  5. We mostly use strips of cut bait/herring and troll with it sometimes by itself, sometimes with a flasher . I sometimes use live herring and troll for lakers at speeds of less than 2 mph. Maybe the system you you used in Puget sound works here just fine. Try and let us know.
  6. S&R is a great little store. A family store as well. Many of you guys do remember the dad and maybe 12 or so years ago the son took it over. I try to buy everything I need from there. Just remember that it is a strictly cash only store. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. The shape of otterboats rounded. I didn't really value that until one day two springs ago, my boards and those of another boat crossed each other. The line of the other boat just slid underneath my boards, the boat dipped forward and the line slid under through. Boards with bolts sticking out or with sharp angles will catch the rigger line and cause havoc. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. The 19 strand wire is light enough to stay in the air, although if the distance from the boat to clip gets very long it will drag a bit more than mono. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. There may be a problem with the wire getting damaged by the clips. Mathew of Torpedo recognizes this and suggests using rubber bands.
  10. I have patched the steel with a combination of 3 barrel crimps, hay twists in between and heat shrink (3/32) covering it all. It still goes through the levelwind guide easily. With 1/8 heat shrink it tends to start hanging up.
  11. Did the mall security people come to take you away?
  12. knots in steel wire I did some experimenting with the 19 strand wire and how to connect it to other line. The first thing I did with a new 1000 foot 19 strand roll was a line test. I took a big empty reel and while reeling the wire from one reel to the other I let it run between my fingers. That was a smart thing to do because I found three damaged sections on a brand new $43 roll of 19 strand line. I cut them out and retied the line. I knotted it back together with tiny spro 50 pound test swivels using a mix between a palomar and a hay twist covered with 3/64 heat shrink tubing to prevent the twists from untwisting. So far so good. Although I am not at all happy with the poor quality control on the 19 strand wire.Next I connected the 19 strand to the weighted steel line ,using an 80 pound barrel swivel that will easily go through the guides. First I tried the knot with the heat shrink tubing that Torpedo has on its website,but although the knot is strong and holds well it has a problem going through the levelwind guide on my penn 345 levelwind. So I just used some barrel crimps (three in a row) with twisted wire in between and covered these with 3/32 heat shrink tubing. It holds well and goes easily through the guides. That is as far as I got. I'll inform you guys how it holds up with a salmon on the other end.
  13. That is exactly what I thought, but between the weight and the very thin diameter of the 19 strand it does exactly that.
  14. The torpedo weighted steel line comes in either 200 foot or 300 foot rolls. the 200 foot goes down 40 feet and the 300 is 60. If you use 19 strand 30 pound wire behind it, the sinking rate will remain the same. So 200 feet of weighted steel plus 200 feet of 19 strand will get you down to 80 feet and so on. Four hundred feet of copper is usually quite a job to reel back in, but this setup is lighter and easier to reel in. On the other hand,the fish will fight harder because they don't have to fight the heavier copper.
  15. That is a beautiful time consuming job. I did it with my islander ,but I used the wrong glue and I had to tear it all out again. For now I am thinking of a garage floor mat that I saw in Costco, It is a heavy duty vinyl that comes in a 7.5 by 17 roll for $149. I won't even glue it down . Just cut the right size and lay it in there.