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Mike M

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  1. What mapping chip do i buy if i want to upgrade my chart plotting on my HDS carbon unit. Right now I'm running on what came with uniit when I bought couple years ago. I fish western Lake Ontario and Eastern Lake Erie. Want more detail. Thanks
  2. A 2nd Shout Out to Fish Hawk Electronics !
  3. Agree with almost all said here. Bottom line is direction of the troll is hugh. Don't be in such a hurry to turn the boat around cause you had a flurry of action, It could be good for a couple of miles. Trolling direction good be the key to that good action. We try and use the Trails feature on my Lowrence carbon. We're saving less waypoints and more trails to stay on fish. Good Luck.
  4. We troll with em probably 90% of the time. Boat and speed control just seem better. Auto pilot works better and we seem to catch alot of fish going with em. If its getting rough but were catching fish we won't even attempt to troll back to a good waypoint. We'll yank all rods and run back against the waves set down and troll back thru productive area with waves at our back.
  5. I have a Lowrence Carbon FF/GPS mounted under my Penn Yan Outrage hard top. No problem with GPS signal strength.
  6. Call them. You’ll be surprised how customer friendly they are. They have a problem with the counters on the 2116. They know it. Don’t have to tell them you bought riggers used. I have 3 2116’s and have gone thru about 12 counters in 3 years. All free. Finally the last ones are working fine. My only complaint on the 2116’s in 10 years.
  7. 'Should be covered under lifetime warranty. You have to call Scotty headquarters in Canada 1-800-214-8141. I've had the 2116 HPs for 10 years and have replaced the counters a bunch of times. Scotty sent me new ones every time no charge. Its the only problem I've had with my Scottys. The riggers are made in Canada but the counters are made in Maylasia. Overall happy with the Scottys. Had Cannons before with many problems.
  8. On my boat I went with 48” track. My boat is 22’. No regrets.Riggers are mounted at end of track almost in back corner.Forward from each rigger is a ball cradle and 4 traxstech adjustable rod holders. Rod holders get lots of use. Sometimes we run 2 diver rods per side. Also there used for board rods. Be sure and use backing plates with your track. Good luck.
  9. Worst I ever seen. Been using 30 lb mono this time of year for many years. It did not keep the fleas off yesterday. It was like clothes line rope on a rigger rods after 10 minutes in the water. The rope of fleas was 5 to 6 ft long. Fastest way to clean it was to cut line at top of swival retie and put back out. Repeat every 10 minutes. I've tried Bloodrun seaflea 30lb and feafliicker 30lb neither did the job . I've heard some are going to 40lb on riggers , might try that. We were on fish out there, but I felt our presentations looked horrible because of the fleas. Best rods by far were my 300 weighted steel rods off boards.The thickness of the WS kept those rods fairly clean. The 30lb 7 strand wire diver rods were the worst, the flea rope on them would be 10ft long. Usually my wire diver rods are my best rods. I guess we could of picked up and moved 5 miles to try and get away from them. Will take any advice. Thanks
  10. You got me all excited. Went looking for news release couldn’t find it. O well won’t be long. I check satellite shot of Erie every day . Still some out there put it looks real loose. It’s Gotta to get to 250 sq. miles to yank boom. I think April 1 - 5 is average when they start pulling it. Coming soon.
  11. Creek Rd Bait & Tackle ,4419 Creek Rd, Lewiston. #716.807.6111. You'll find them on FB. There right on your way to the Ft Niagara. Very friendly.
  12. Wet Net Fishing charters. Matt Yablonski,716-550-0413.Theres a # of good ones out of Wilson & Olcott. Matt will work his butt off to show you a good day. Mid August is a great time to come.
  13. Scotty customer service(in Canada) was great to me with faulty counters on my 10 year old 2116's. Apparently they outsourced the counters to a company in Malaysia. In 2 seasons i had about 10 counters fail on my 3 riggers.They admitted to me there was a bad batch of counters on some of there riggers. Each time replaced under warranty 100%. So the last batch they sent are holding up. Overall I'm a pretty happy Scotty customer.
  14. Vision Quest Sportfishing, Wet Net Fishing charters and Torpedo Fishing products all have good videos on setting up and using weighted steel. All on Youtube
  15. Torpedo Weighted steel much more user freindly then copper . Check out Youtube videos. Some captains running no copper just weighted steel.
  16. Chris will take good care of you.
  17. Problem with a bolt together trailer is all the bolts come lose and out off adjustment just from normal use. Dealers like to put expensive boats on cheap trailers IMHO.
  18. I bought a new venture trailer about 10 years ago for my 2450 Lund Genmar sport cabin. Previous trailer and boat damaged in road accident. Boat was fine after accident but trailer was totaled. Bought new venture from local dealer in buffalo ny. After only 2 seasons had to replace all tires. Seemed trailer was flexing alot from boat wieght I was told. All tires wearing unevenly. Also want say I'm a trailer guy. Sold that boat and trailer it was time. Anyhow what I'm getting to is it took me a long time to learn there is are 2 types of trailers out there. The ones that are bolted together and the ones that are welded. If your a trailer guy like me you want a welded trailer. If your boat suits in the harbor every summer and on the trailer over winter a bolted together trailer will save you money. Look at all those beautiful bass boats running all over the USA. There all using welded trailers. Just MHO.
  19. Agree 100% with Chuck Smith. To put the boat in nuetral with a full trolling spread is nuts in IMHO. If that's how you want to catch Kings then go to Devils Hole and cast from shore. We will slow the boat on a big King and sometimes turn almost 90 degrees to reduce pressure on a freight train run of 400-600 feet on a big King. But never would we put the boat in nuetral . Doubles,Triples and Quads are alot of fun. Just my HO.
  20. I've been pretty happy with Boat USA/Geico. Had to get towed once and had another claim. Easy to deal with and very professional. Premium was reasonable compared to the rest.
  21. I tried 30 lb blood run sea flea line. Found that 30 lb big game did better job keeping fleas off.
  22. You cannot have to many rod holders on a fishing boat in MHO. On my 22 ft PenYann I have 19 rod holders that all get used. 7 are on the hard top. I hate rods laying on the floor. Just my HO.
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