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  1. I totally agree. I am going to do this. But should I really have to? $40K. And again. I get it. Sometimes things don't work. OK. But don't treat the guy who paid you $40K like a jerk. Especially when the failures are on warranty. Maybe they are going out of business and are hanging on by a thread. Who knows. I can't figure it out. Cheating honest hard-working people. Shameful.
  2. Understood. The new boat had three Interstate batteries. Two for the trolling motor and one that runs the main engine and electronics. The boat has gone through 3 main engine batteries in three years. Each one has stranded me, the last one in a very, very dangerous situation on the Niagara River at the Devil's Hole. We could have been killed. Same old story launch, pray, then drift, or get towed home. Voltmeter always 12+ at failure. 2019 Merc 150 4 stroke. I'm diligent about keeping the two trolling motor and main engine battery charged at all times. After the first stranding, I always verified 13+ volts with voltmeter to terminals, not console gauge before launch. Never had a problem with the two original trolling motor batteries. Rock solid. Bryce guy says "you had three bad main engine batteries in succession". No CCA they say. C'mon. You kidding? All three are supposed to be covered on warranty and they say no. See below. Now they want to charge me $280 for the third. Jesus. I had more reliable 1968 outboards. Contacted manufacturer, White Marine, they say, sorry, talk to Bryce. At the end of the day what bothers me most is not the quality of the new boat, nor the battery failures, but the rotten attitude by the Bryce staff and lack of total business acumen. Is new management in place? Dave the salesman was great. Complete professional. The rest of the staff seems angry. I handed them $40K cash. Now we're arguing over $280? Are there any smart businessmen/woman left? I saved my money for my whole life working overtime, nights, weekends in a rotten, physical job. Digging ditches, working with my hands. I'm no rich guy. I worked for my money. I would have spent $200K+ more business with them over the years. I want Jet-ski's for my grand-kids. Maybe a pontoon boat for my wife. Golden years. But after month's of arguing back-and-forth over peanuts when I handed them $40K? Do you want to do business with folks like this? You reap what your sow. Sorry. Unbelievable. 5-YEAR BOW-TO-STERN WARRANTY We'll cover parts and labor for defects in materials and workmanship on electrical components, livewells and plumbing, stereo, gauges, switches, console(s), windshield, steering wheel, fishing seats, carpet, vinyl, fuel system and gelcoat. And that's just a partial list.
  3. I have owned boats for almost 40 years. Built engines and raced hydroplanes. I’ve built stock cars from the ground up. I bought a boat from them three years ago new for almost $40K and it has had constant electrical problems. OK. I get it. Sometimes you buy a lemon. But they don’t honor warranties. They’ve lied to me. And they have treated me like I was an enemy. I’m reasonable. I’m patient. But I just can’t deal with them anymore. Is it just me or has anyone else experienced the same? Man. This is awful. I wish I never bought a boat there.
  4. Fenwick HMX 12' 6" Float Rod and Sheffield Okuma Centerpin Reel in almost new condition. Rod currently retails for $129 and reel for $219. Yours for $250 for the pair. I am in Irondequoit, NY. My name is Ed 585-314-1091. Great deal. I would also trade for quality firearms in part or whole. Thanks.
  5. I'll take any. Depth, temp, jigs, live bait, smell, taste, anything. Thanks!!!
  6. I fished on Saturrday. We boated 15. Biggest was 8lbs. We were not entered in the derby. I took one look at that fish at the weigh-in station and could not believe my eyes. I've fished on that lake for over 50 years and have never caught a laker bigger than 13lbs. I'm still shocked at the size of that thing.
  7. I have a 18' Tracker that I bought brand new in 2019. Nice boat. But there are some serious ergonomic design flaws. Cant completely open live wells when back and front seats are installed - huh? Can go to full throttle if driver seat is turned the wrong way - seat hits throttle upon rotation - dangerous Cavitates unless trim is set 95-100% full down Switches for power, bilge, live wells - almost impossible to tell if on or off. Two dead batteries to prove it. Simple stuff any engineer could look at and say - this sucks. Has full welded hull so that's nice. The Lund was just too much money for me. I know they're great. I also wish I could get a Honda or Suzuki. Not an option. Trailers they sell with the boat are awesome. Can load by your self easily.
  8. Pick up in Rochester or will ship for $10. $20. 585-314-1091
  9. Pick up in Rochester. $25 or BO. 585-314-1091
  10. Pick up in Rochester. $40 or BO. 585-314-1091
  11. Currently rigged with nylon braid. Pick up in Rochester. $85 or BO 585-314-1091
  12. I have a Seth Green rig that could be also be converted to a Copper rig. Pick up in Rochester. $125 or BO 585-314-1091
  13. What weight balls do you guys use? Could anybody tell me what is normal amount of angle our downrigger wire is at while trolling? Is there a simple way to calculate the actual depth of the ball based on the wire angle? Thanks!
  14. Chicong

    Genny Walleyes

    Never eaten anything out of there. I know what they did at kodak
  15. Tick tick tick. That's the secret.
  16. Chicong

    Genny Walleyes

    Had a good evening tonight 5-9 on the Genny. Drove up to Seth Green Island and landed 15 or so Walleye. Night Crawlers on a small hook above a weight landed half for me. Also casted a bright orange lipless crankbait for the other half. Neighbor did well with deep diving crankbaits for the Walleyes. He also landed 4-5 smaller catfish on a float rig above a crawler. Anywhere upstream of Seth Green on the East side was really good. All released. There is a dude camping on Seth Green. Possibly homeless guy. But a fisherman so he's good with me. Alleged that he caught huge eyes in the morning on shrimp. I call BS. If you are a good Walleye angler unlike me, maybe you could do better. Good luck. Will try to post pics later.
  17. Good job! I think almost any way to wind up the copper will work as long as you don't end up with a rats nest. I use have salt water rods with Penn 49 reels. When I am pulling the copper, though, I always have the copper line in my hand. SOme of the old timers used these wooden loom like things with a handle on either side one on top and one on bottom. I also have a Victrola that works nice. I never liked the Sutton spoons for copper. Always seemed too light for me. I like the heavier Pflueger Record 4's, 4 1/2's and 5's (or copies) in all silver or blue and white combos. I also prefer braided wire to solid to avoid kinks. Finally on the Pflueger's I like the dangling hook versus the fixed but both work. Sometimes you can find those spoons cheap on Ebay if you spell the search wrong. A little hint for you.
  18. Thanks. You're right. Most of the Lakers we got were not that big. Maybe biggest was 6 lbs. It's a little hard for me to get down to 60 with the copper but I have a downrigger. Thanks for the tip on the bows. Could you let me know what lures, depth and speed for those?
  19. Launched at the north end 9AM. Battery dead. Go to auto parts store. Purchase and install new battery. Bam - $132. Fished north and south from the Christian Camp to Steamboat Landing and back unitl about 1230. Boated 20. Lost another 15. Method: Tackle: Ocean Roller Tip Rod, Penn 49L. Copper wire. I think it is .22 gauge. I like the braided wire but you can use solid. Lures: Pflueger 4. One with fixed hook. One with dangling hook. 4 1/2 and 5's work fine too. You can use Pflueger knock-off's and other brands as well. I used all silver but blue and white combo works very well too. Some people use mag lip type lures or something called a twin minnow. The intent is to get a lure that will look like a sawbelly aka alewive. No backing. No leader. Wire straight from the reel to the lure. Depth: 35 - 40' Presentation: Trolling, Jerking and Fluttering Motion bottom bouncing. Hold the line in your hand when you manipulate the lure. Speed: 1-1.3MPH. Slower seemed to be better. If you don't have electronics just go between the points north and south. Should be the same this weekend. We saw them on the graph before we got them. Make sure hooks are sharp and you have to be on the bottom. To get there I put out almost 75-90% of a full reel on the 49L. If you don't catch or hook something in 5 minutes, reel up and check your hook for a weed or zebra mussel. I've been doing this same method for 45 years and it always works. Your arm should be tired at the end of the day. Also spotted a ton of (smaller) fish in the 15-20' range but didn't try too hard to get them. There is a huge depth change in front of the camp so watch for that. Good spot on the incline. Good luck.
  20. I have one all set up. It’s. Penn 49L. With a roller fiberglass rod. I think I paid 100for it a while back. Sell for the same or would,trade for dipsy rods and reels. I live in a Irondequoit. 585 314 1091. My name is Ed
  21. We fished 7-1230 on Saturday out of Woodville. I used to own a cottage up by the Christian Camp. We ran the chute back and forth from the camp to Steamboat Landing. at least 6-7 times. Boated 26 and lost 10-12 more. Was fishing copper with Pfleuger 4's silver or blue white in 35-45'. Trolled with the Minnkota at 1.5MPH. It is a run I have made 100's of times and this seems to be one of my best. Only problem - no size. Biggest fish was 4lbs. I pulled in at least 5 that were less than <1lbers and killed a few because the hook f-'d them up too much. Oh well - constant action. They have been eaten. We brought a first timer and he is hooked. I agree. Launches were bad. Wonder if it is worse because so many launches on the big lake are closed???? Good luck.
  22. Boated 26 between 7:00 -12:30 yesterday. Used copper wire with Pflueger 4's dragging south from the Christian Camp to Steamboat Landing. 30-45' @ 1.5MPH Lost 10 more. Epic day. Only bad thing was that no fish was heavier than 4lb. Lot of fish but not big ones. Good Luck
  23. Not sure I am allowed to ask about a finger lake - but any idea how deep the Lakers are right now 6/7/19?
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