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  1. Matt


    The Optimizer comes in a 3 5/8" and 4 1/4" in the next 4 weeks we will have a 2 1/4" Optimizer. Ran it through field test last Wednesday it hooked up half our catch. It was just a plain Brass spoon will not have the Hex patter like the # 3 & # 4 



  2. 7/30/19 Lake Ontario Ny. Mark Schuman Running Trinidad Tackle 9" Stainless Steel Green Dodgers off 400' Copper

    "Stan, I was able to run the Trinidad Tackle 9 inch dodger on the 400 copper today and it produced 2 kings of the 7 we boated. We kept a 6 fish limit, nothing big, but it was fast fishing. We were done by 10am. I ran the dodger with a twinkie meat rig and familiar bite green label herring at 2.6 mph according to the probe rigger that was set at 80 feet down with a spoon. Lots of 2 year olds hanging in 120 feet of water this morning."



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  3. Pap

    that sure does, I see all these posts on Facebook, Thought it was kind of funny to have a fishfinder on a hole.

    Now make sense in the way you described it

    Nope I don't way to ice fish





  4. 19 minutes ago, Tyee II said:

    Not calling you a fibber, just saying I have had boards jump, land wrong, submarine and shoot to the center before with no fish on the end. It usually happens in a good chop if the weight isn't set right for the setup running behind it. The flags seem to make it worse so I remove my flags.


    The six foot statement is a bit hard to believe, but I assumed you meant 6 inches...


    I don't have flags, my boards are old, there was no chop to speak of maybe a couple inches at the most. I use these same boards for pulling 400' of Copper in the Spring

  5. Gentlemen, I am an old guy with no reason to fib to anyone. 

    Yes, I am sure the board went back they always do.


    We have been fishing Shasta Lake Ca since the beginning of Nov for the Browns heading out of the lake to go spawn upriver, The surface temp has been in the high 40's

    yes this board was every bit above my head, then in less than a blink of an eye it was back under the water then surfaced on the opposite side of the boat, In all my years I have never had this happen before. 


    .We never saw the fish all we have been hooking up have been Browns maybe one or two Rainbows, We have been trolling between 3.8 & 4.1 mph surface speed using Optimizer lures number 3's & 4's . here is a link to my facebook page with pictures of the Browns we have been catching. https://www.facebook.com/stan.kulak.7?ref=bookmarks  yes are Browns are nothing compared to what you guys hook up, but for here there not bad.






  6. 2 hours ago, Jerryriggin 2 said:

    Really doubt the fish pulled the board to the other side of the boat. Once a board goes under they flip over and pull to the other side. As long as there is pressure it will keep pulling to the other side. Once the fish let go or you let up on the pressure on the board it will resurface.

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     There was only two of us in the boat, otherwise, I would have had my mast up. Not much of a current. Browns are on the surface now. 



    Last week we running a 4 board spread out the sides of the boat. Two Walleye boards on each side, one about 40' the other close to 20'.

    On the port side, the board that was at 40' came out of the water close to 6' and disappeared before I could get out of my seat. Once up we noticed the board pop up 20' on the starboard side,by the time I got the rod in my had there was no weight from any fish. We were fishing in over 200' of water so I know it was not bottom. 


    Just wondering if anyone one has an idea of how big this fish might have been? We have been hooking up a lot of Browns in the 3 to 6 lb range over the last two months. 

  8. 24 minutes ago, jlogger said:

    I have never run the TDs but have always wondered how much the unit itself affects the running depth of the line. Does anyone know or have an estimation or is there no difference?


    Under normal use, one would snap it to your downrigger cable at the ball, not affecting anything 

  9. 4 minutes ago, Sk8man said:

    Stan - If ou have a Fishawk TD hook it up to the copper  to tell you where it is running.


    Just a thought, I do have one and I thought about it. I think you would be way off the depth once you took off the TD would be different I would think?


    My Fishhawk on the dash would not help so I bought the TD couple months ago to get true blowback off the riggers at depth 

  10. 35 minutes ago, Gill-T said:

    Speed will kill depth for sure. At 4 mph, I bet a 300 Cu would only make 30-35' of depth. Less drag using torpedo divers on an OR-16 release. 




    I want to run off in-line boards or my mast and big boards 'During the Fall to Spring I will run 50', 100' Copper off the inline boards getting just below the surface 


    But now that I am hooked on the Optimizer spoons and there higher speeds have been hooking up Larger fish


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