Mike M

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About Mike M

  • Birthday 08/15/1954

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  • Gender
  • Location
    grand island ny
  • Interests
    Trolling for Kings & Steelhead on L. Ontario. Also Walleye on L. Erie
  • Home Port
    I trailer from Grand Islnd
  • Boat Name
    Beach House
  1. big jon fish call

    Do they attach to rigger cable just above the ball?? Just curious cause I've got two of them, I think in a box of paraphalnalla on my boat. I've had em for 20 years and never tried using them. One is green the other black, both have crushed glow tape on them. Very curious if any one has had experience with them.
  2. If you don't use a razor blade the mono or floro will probably have a bur on it that you won't be able to see with naked eye. That will prevent you from pushing the line into the sheath of the leadcore. If you don't use a razor blade to cut the leadcore you will probably have alot of fraying at leadcore cut. You won't be able to see hole to push the line in.Anyhow this is a knot that works great. Its never failed me in 25 years. Do a couple practice knots be for making your final connection.
  3. The trick to tying the "remove the lead lead core knot" is you got use a sharp razor blade to cut your leadcore and your floro or mono.
  4. Best electric down rigger?

    Love my Scotty 2116's ! Just set the stop beads so ball stops 2 feet below surface. Switched from Cannons in 2011. Zero proplems with Scottys.
  5. Scary Boat Accident Last August

    I keep 2 of those small air horns on boat all the time. There high pitched and loud!! Keep two in case one runs out of gas. They get used numerous times each season. When a boat starts getting to close or seems like its on a collision course with us we BLAST EM with one or both of these horns. We've had alot of close calls over the years. Theres some real idiots out there!!! Defensive boating everyone and BE SAFE !!!
  6. Transducer combo question - networking

    I'm gonna pull the trigger on an HDS Carbon 9 this winter and take qdvantage of rebate being offered. Been advised by BBG marine to match with TM-150 chirp ducer for the Lake O. trolling I do. No need for SI or Down imaging ducer I;m told. But what about a thru hull ducer??? Is the Airmar P155-m the comparable to the TM-150??? Keep hearing thru hull is better. The boat is a Pennyan 22ft Outrage. If I went thru hull I'd hire an experienced installer for job. Opinions please.
  7. I agree !! No boards at the bar!! Everyone is trolling west to east or east to west trying to cover 60 to 120fow. Its just no place for boards. Granted some are running stuff down the shutt but boards forget it !!! Its asking for trouble, and is inconsiderate of your fellow fisherman!
  8. Cannon Repair guy

    When I was running Cannons I got the best service and repair from A & P Custom Tackle 518.283.5920. He an athorized cannon repair center. Knows em like the back of his hand. Ask for Peter Schumann.. Really fast turn around time was my experience with A & P. I did switch to Scottys in 2012 and have been very happy. Not bashing Cannons at all. Made the switch with a new to me boat and have had no issues with the Scotty 2116's.
  9. Thanks for the replys. I've got way many fashers and flys. Theres a few FF combos that I've kept together for years cause there steady producers. Looks like stud glow fly will be a steady producer with a few different flashers.
  10. Glow stud fly and spin doc??? Just bought some atomic glow stud flys. Which spin doc works well with it ??? Realize i could pair it with anything. Just wondering what spinnys work best with it ?? I've heard it mentioned alot lately is why I grabbed some.
  11. Chirp Transducer and Fish Hawk ???

    Thanks for responding Garymny. Think I read some of your previous posts and thats what scared me abit. Glad to hear things have improved. Sounds like separating the transducers made the difference. If you could tell me part # for your transducer that would help me in my purchase.
  12. Chirp Transducer and Fish Hawk ???

    Your right Fish Hawk uses 70khz. What I heard was medium chirp setting did not get along with Fish Hawk. So what chirp ducer do I buy for my HDS 9 gen3 ??
  13. Chirp Transducer and Fish Hawk ??? Which Lowrance chirp ducer will be compatible with my Fish Hawk??? Gonna buy a new FishFinnder/GPS plotter soon and don't want any problems with electronics that don't get along. I've heard great things about chirp ducers but my Fish Hawk is my MVP for catching fish. I've pretty much decided the unit is gonna be an HDS 9 gen #3. I know some don't like Lowrance but I've been running there stuff for 30 years and been pretty happy.
  14. Reverse the wire on the reel. Make it so the bad spot is at 700ft on your counter. To do this you can wind line off the reel on to another line counter reel or you can unspool reel by walking it off. I've done this by going to a local park and stabbing a screw driver in the ground. Connect to screwdriver and walk all the wire off the reel. Its alittle work but why waste all that expensive wire !?!
  15. Agree!! Had a great experience with them last year. They are the best!!