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in Fishing Videos
Posted March 23, 2012
in Tackle and Techniques
Posted March 20, 2012
in New York Fishing Reports - Lake Ontario (South Shore)
You couldn't have picked a better port. We'll see you on the lake.
in Open Lake Discussion
Posted March 18, 2012
Thanks for the info Rob.
That's a good one Tom
in This Old Boat
Posted March 15, 2012
Just and update.
I took my outboard to Tom Barbera at East Fork Marine on Sandy Creek to get it running like a top. A+++ Tom did a thorough job, and got my outboard running like a top.
He's got a customer for life. Thanks for his info guys.
in Questions About Trout & Salmon Trolling?
Posted March 14, 2012
I've got the stock coated cable on my rigger for my subtrool. I usually take the time at the beginning of every season to strip off 5 feet of cable, and reterminate it. That's usually wear a lot of the abuse takes place, and I do this on all my riggers. For the depths we typically fish at on Lake Ontario, the coated cable works great, and I've never lost signal while fishing the probe deeper than a 100 feet.
I had a chance to look closely at the new torpedo downrigger calble with the copper wire it in. It's a great idea, but it has a pretty larger diameter and would be conducive to blow back.
in Classifieds - Buy, Sell, Trade or Rent
Posted March 2, 2012
Thanks for all the PMs and phone calls. I apologize for some late responses, I haven't spent much time in front of the computer lately.
The only thing left are the dodgers.
Posted February 28, 2012
The Roemers and the Fenwick Rigger Stiks are spoken for.
Got a bunch of stuff from a buddy of mine that he has asked me to sell for him. This is all stuff that I already have so just sending it down the line. Everything is in good condition, with the exception of the downrigger rods, they are more like fair condition.
NK 28s and Mags $60.00
Not sure what these spoons are, I've seen plenty of them. $10.00
Set of Super Ski Planer boards. These are the fixed style, they do not collasp. $50.00
6 Roemer downrigger releases. These work fine, and are adjustable. $3.00 a piece or $15.00 for all 6
5 downrigger rods in fair condition. 2 Fenwick Rigger Stiks, 2 Ugly Sticks, and one Diawa. These are 8' medium light action, probably best for planer board fishing, or walleye fishing. $5.00 a piece or all five for $20.00
10 dodgers, single 0 size with one 00 size. $30.00 for all 10.
If you are interested in any of these items message me through the site, or call my cell at 585-233-9163.
Posted February 22, 2012
What Skipper said above on speed is spot on!!
As far as matching colors of flasher/flies to spoon colors, I don't. It's more important to keep track of what flasher/fly pattern or combo has been producing bites, and on what presentation, ie downrigger, dipsy, 300 copper, 400 copper, 500 copper.
When running spoons I typically run a matched color set on each downrigger rod. For instanced a mag on the main line, and a standard size ran on a cheater/slider, or the same size and color and pattern, it all depends on what size and patterns have been producing over the last few trips out. Matched set meaning the same type of spoon (Stinger, NK, Dreamweaver, etc.) and same color/pattern.
My choice of color and size depends on the time of the year, what I'm fishing for, what type or size bait are the fish feeding on and how deep I'm fishing. And usually my spoons are of different color/pattern on each rigger. As the day goes on, if the fish are prefering a certain pattern and presentation, I try to match that with another rod to produce more bites.
I hope this helps.
Posted February 10, 2012
Thanks for the info Brian!
Posted February 8, 2012
Like Gotta Bite I've got a ranger net on my boat which I bought at Dick's last year. I'm very pleased, and it didn't break the bank. I'd love to get a 2nd one on the boat with the rubber netting for smaller fish, just easier to get them out of the net, unhooked and back into the water quicker. See what Dick's has, 45-50 bucks.
Before that I had a Frabill. It was not a good salmon net at all, the hop and net were ok, but the handle was total junk. I bent it several times just scooping through the water trying to net a fish.
I have some of those that came in a box that Dad brought to me this past fall. I don't ever remember us using them when I was a little squirt, so my guess would be a stacker release.
in Tackle Description
Posted February 2, 2012
Holy Buckets! That's the green halo!?
Sign me up, I'll take 3 SDs and 6 of the spoons! I'm making more room in the boat this winter for more tackle.
Posted January 27, 2012
Here's to ya Jeff
Posted January 20, 2012
2nd the super glue idea!
Posted January 13, 2012
Yup! He's a sponsor of sorts. LOL
Posted January 11, 2012
Jolly Releases for spring brown and steelies (I've got connections) and off-shore releases for coppers and leadcores.
I wouldn't play with heat shrink at all. The heat could weaken the dacron. You're better off just leaving it. My lead cores have a few spots like that, and I've had zero problems with it.
It's like anything else in this game, good drags go a long way.
Posted January 5, 2012
I made my boards with 5/4 X 8, and I cut the noses with a 45 degree bevell, at a 30 degree angle. These boards pull hard and have no problem tracking with a 450' copper.
I think the difference is using the 5/4(1-1/4") thickness instead of the 1 inch. The 5/4 has more surface area at the nose causing more planing ability.
Also, I didn't use cedar. I just used 5/4 pine from Home Depot, painted the tops blaze orange, and then put on several coats of poly to help make them water resistant.
Total cost to make a pair, about 20 bucks.
Sweet ride Jax!
Posted November 21, 2011
Rob, thanks for the contact info on Tom Barbara. I'll be intouch with him soon.
Posted November 14, 2011
That is a good point about the slack from rod to release, there is some, but then again I usually run my boards a little shorter when running the leadcore off of them. Just out far enough to keep them out of the dipsies.
Thanks you guys. A good mechanic right at the home port, that's awesome!
Posted November 10, 2011
I live out in Bergen and wondering if any of you guys have any recommendations for a good outboard mechanic on the west side of Rochester to Oak Orchard area.
I've got a 20 year old 4 cycle 9.9 Honda. I had trouble running it at trolling speeds this past season, and totally switched to trolling on the main after if quit running trying to gain on a big fish. I did try a few things myself but they didn't seem to help much. It's always ran like a champ up to this season, and would like to have it back up to 100% before March Brownie fishing starts, and help save on gas with the big rig.
Thanks in advance.