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  1. Sandy has had a rough year on boats I did my splash down trip there and blew my main 5 mins into the trip lost 2 months of fishing but boat shopping worked out well for me hope it is just as fun for you Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. To the original question a handheld is better than nothing and in a small boat if you stay close to port you can still reach the coast guard which is what is really important Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. strong winds in any direction can change the temperature structure drastically in the late summer a south wind can push the warm water out and cause an upwelling you will see cold water on the surface right out the front door so this year with the late set up the somewhat cooler weather recently having the warm water later thin out like that would not be suprising at all. this year especially with the changes in the way they are trying to manage the water levels the conditions in the lake are not what we are used to this time of year with the water still high and really just on the first part of of downward trend. Instead its low and they are trying to slow the fall so there are different currents out there at least there have been for my boat this year.
  4. Which eyelet are you attaching the ball with Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. we had a lot of fun in this one it was our first year doing it. Special thanks for the early decision on the weather postponement it made it much easier to rearrange the weekend.
  6. In the fingerlake s mostly Seneca for me I always did best on 28 size spoons finger lakes tackle brand also had good days using super Slim's and going faster Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Even with commercial packaged it has to be preserved by a method other than just freezing so store bought frozen smelt is not okay unless it's also salted or processed in some other way. Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Spin drs are very speed forgiving so they work well in a lot of spreads they are also adjustable for action this versitility makes them a favorite other styles work well but if I only had one it would be spin docs Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. They will take surface bait to can dangle a live sunfish half in the water and they will smack it Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Did he get a weight on that thing? Might be pushing a state record Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I use it as backer on a 200 weighted steel it's more user friendly than copper and gives me versitility out of one rod I fish out of an 18 footer so space is premium I also only run longlines when derby fishing so being able to hit several leangths on one rod suits my current needs I also run 19 strand as my dipsey line again I find it more user friendly wire knots are easy don one overhand loop and tighten that's it anything more tends to distribute stress unevenly to the strands made me nervous as all heck to try but after a few years I'm a believer. Weighted steel I use the connection the torpedo guy did the video on and if I'm doing wire to mono or braid direct an Albright knot with the wire looped and the other line wrapping there are other ways that work but this is what I have confidence in Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. On the first reel put the lead core on first than fill it with backing than Reel it off of that onto the second reel. Than you know how much backing to start with for the other one Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Where are your releases attached? If attached to the weights it can alter the direction what area of the lake are you in there are times when you can only travel in certain directions especially fishing that far down if your dipsey wire is rubbing your rigger cable you may need to adjust position of rodholder relative to rigger Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Ska8 that is great input also consider that a go pro is digital and is not a direct exposure of the light but is it's own interpretation and representation its sometimes suprising the difference sometimes when looking directly at something vs a digital image especially In low light conditions. What the video does demonstrate very well is just how much it can change and why changes in conditions like clarity and depth can have such an effect on what works on a given day Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. ifishy

    for sale : usa Crestliner

    Retire to the boat Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Have not been there since the renovations but sk8man is it really worse than than the Geneva chamber of commerce launch? That would be impessive Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. If you only run two rigger no need for longer booms they run off the sides fine Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. I ran a 19ft and trolled with a kicker no charger i ran the riggers and all the electronics off a seperate battery than the starter because i was always afraid of killing the starter. i rarely used the electric motor but i used to keep a battery in the boat for it it also acted as a back up for the starter battery or the electronics battery. all 3 were marnie dual purpose batteries i like the extra redundency when on the water
  19. I have seen where late in the year steelies still kicking around the tribs get chased by smallies making beds they would work over the tail as well and with fins if there's an infection they rot away quick Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Don't know much about tohatsu but i have a 7.5 Honda 4 stroke from the 80s it saved my dad's butt a few times In the 90s and mine as recently as this year the thing has more hours than I care to know and still runs all day on a gallon of gas as far as kickers if I ever need another one and Honda's an option thats what I'd get it's 35 years old and still more reliable than most cars Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. with the nymph my rule of thumb was if any water comes over the bow its time to go it defiantly only takes one to ruin a day.
  22. looking for some opinions. i currently run a Sea Nymph GLS 195 it has served me well for several years but on my shakedown trip this year the motor decided to not run right make some knocking noises stall out and start smoking. got home (gotta love a kicker) took the cover off and it is cooked one whole side is black and charred the coils are melted and any wire touching that set of cylinders is melted. The motor itself is a 1988 Johnson so at this point i am not looking to put any money into that. I have been looking at a new to me boat or a rebuilt motor. I had been leaning towards a larger boat in the 21-24 foot range glass and getting a slip. even had some prospect boats for it. I am only luke warm on this though. I do some fishing outside of lake ontario and that would end. I have the budget to dock but the first couple places i tried did not have availability and i want to be in the sandy creek (hamlin) area. So while going through all of this I came across a 1997 Lund Pro V SE 1900 with a new E-TEC on it for its age it is in great condition and i had a chance to sea trial it and i have a lot of good to say about this boat. I want to pull the trigger on it but i have one concern. it has a much lower free board and transom than i am used to with the sea nymph. I am worried that for lake Ontario this will limit my days even more than they already are. There was a slight chop on the lake when we took it out and it and it handled that like nothing. For those who have run similar boats i'm wondering if there is much of a difference in what they can fish in comfortably. with the sea nymph i do not fish in anything bigger than 1-3's and even then only if stable or falling. building seas are just not fun for me. the lund is an inch longer and has a wider beam i just have always fished out of high sided boats and deep V's so dont have enough experience in this type of hull though its reputation suggests that I would be good. my previous boat was a 14ft star craft and there are days where i miss it which also makes me think bigger may not be right for me
  23. What kind of shape is the 175 hp in? What year? The 90 might limit your buyer pool but those left would like have a similar mindset and be more likely to buy faster. Also would you make a difference in the price? Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. Check out the webcam on the maps tab it's at sandy creek Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. Made up info and bs claims are a tactic used by all sides skateman made a great point about the sewage discharges those in combination with hot water are truly dangerous getting that situation fixed should be a top priority regardless of the rest of it. As for the plant running it is still a complicated mix of pros and cons Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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