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  1. Have you considered a 25/06, I live in the mountains of Pa with considerable farm land around, I an sit on my back deck and see almost every game animal Pa has to offer, I have taken ground hogs, coyotes out to 300 yards with my 06, It is a fast round, but I do have a 26" bull barrel, have taken many deer at all ranges with it. Bought the wifey a Bolt action savage 243 last year, so far I like it, I also have a 7mm/08 which is a nice shooter also It has the accu trigger Nice wood stock, all around nice gun. I think all the calibers who have selected will do the trick, The 7mm and the 243 really is just a 308 necked down. Just my $.02 for what its worth

  2. Howdie .Welcome aboard.. Baskatong Reservoir <--I fished there right after the flood in 1972 It was a nice trip kinda of a long drive from Pa. If I remeber correctly they also had guided bear hunts there also..brought back some memories hearing that name again. :beer:

  3. Hi Sean,.......I'm pretty much sold on the Raymarine SmartPilot X-5 Sport Pilot. That unit seems to be like a modern day version of my King AP2000 autopilot. I like the idea of a helm mounted unit. No hydraulic lines & fittings to jerk around with. No rudder feedback gizmo adjustments to add to the mix11.gif. Although the X5 had some issues early this year Raymarine was quick to get it right. That is important to me. I'll be installing the X5 in my boat unless some more negative stuff develops over the winter.

    There are a few posts in the last 12 months about autopilots. Do a search and you'll see that everyone has their favorite just like downriggers, sonar, GPS/Chartplotter. I like simple and this unit sounds simple. Go to Raymarines website and download the installation manual. You'll see how easy it is to install.

    http://www.raymarine.com/ProductDetail. ... ODUCT=4177

    Good luck on selecting a unit Sean. Love to hear what unit you finally decide on and why.



    Might wanna check this unit out if you have hydraulic streeing

    http://www.raymarine.com/ProductDetail. ... ODUCT=3011

  4. Fishing Report

    Your Name / Boat Name: Fished off the Yankee Pride




    Date(s): Sept. 23

    Time on Water: 6 hours

    Weather/Temp: partlt cloudy latter on was sunny

    Wind Speed/Direction: East Wind

    Waves: 2 to 3 footers

    Surface Temp: 65 degrees

    Location: Olcott

    LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): N/S between 33 and 35 line E/W between 43 and 53 line




    Total Hits: 27

    Total Boated: we kept 9 fish

    Species Breakdown: mostly steelhead between 6 an 12 pounds 2 small kings and 1 coho

    Hot Lure: NK 28 Lemon Ice, spin doctor with mountain dew fly

    Trolling Speed: 2.2 to 2.5

    Down Speed: 2.4 t0 2.6

    Boat Depth: 450 to about 480

    Lure Depth: deepest set was about 55 feet. temp there was about 47




    Al in all was a good trip till we got 1/2 mile from piers...run out of gas lol boat close by towed us in didnt have to wait .

  5. I have been fishing out of Olcott for many years, and one simple rule I have generally found to be sucessful, is stick to North South troll, or North east, south west, slowly crabing east or west till you find the fish, if you watch the local charter boats they all seem to work that pattern unless weather dictates something different.I usally start around 70 fow and work out over 200 fow back and forth. The fish in that area seem to hold a little shallow right before dawn and a few hours after then they head deeper and return in the evening. Also try and run a program that works good together at the speed you are running, throwing too much at them sometimes spooks the fish. I generally put the lure in the water next to the boat if it looks good there then I put it down. No matter what you run presentation is the key, any lure should take fish if presented properly. Just my 2 cents for what its worth. Jim

  6. Could be due to cold water rings dont seat well if not hot enough and fuel does not burn right creating a carbon build up I had same problem several years ago and put hotter thermostat in re-adjusted carb (lil more air) and it corrected the problem. If that any help.

  7. Brand spankin new to the forum, but not to Lake Ontario, been fishing out of Olcott since mid 70's, my wife of 13 years is from Newfane, snaged her on one of my fishing trips lol. I presently live a few miles south of Elmira NY, Just inside the PA border. Always kool to talk to other fisherman and swap ideas, and stories. Looking forward to Spring and the Derby gettin Cabin fever now that hunting is over. New boat goes by the name of Har-lee-dee. look me up in Olcott, also stared fishing finger lakes last year nice fishin when ya can't get on the big lake.

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