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  1. score one for the little guy So we finally got up to camp last weekend to check things out and open everything up. We had our grandson with us and he was paitent with us getting the trailer opened and ready so while up there we got out the bobber rods and had some fun. He got a pile of perch up to 8 inches and this happened. he hooked it and fought it all on his own all i did was talk him through it and get the fish out of the water and take pics. This fish was all of 30lbs probably more (no scale handy). caught it on a snoopy pole and zebco took about 25 mins to land. The picture does not do it justice. Thank god the water was cold and most of the runs were slow i think if the fish had decided to go out to the lake there was no stopping him. He talked about this fish for the rest of the trip but in fairness so did I. This quite possibly tops my PB Carp but i dont target them (may have to start)
  2. I used to say the same thing about golf balls
  3. Baitfish

    small bluegill also make great bowfin bait. takes paitence but results in some monsters
  4. Headache from propane

    Stay hydrated I get migraines if I don't so always have Gatorade g 2 with me also a couple ibuprofen at the first sign of pain low risk high reward cold dry air sucks moisture like crazy especially as it warms like in your lungs and around your eyes when behind sunglasses Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Baitfish

    You can use them same day as long as you count them towards your daily limit you can transport within the transportation corridor along the lake. Fallfish chunks also work very well for cats Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Spring Browns

    whatever stick bait is hardest to get out of the box. orange and gold fire tiger/perch if i could only fish two forever it would be those two
  7. ISO vacation / rental

    http://www.cedargrovecamps.com/ from buffalo might be about 5 hours but has dock space a swiming area and a rec room with a tv and laundry. went here for many years with the family. good fishing and a nice change from trolling. a bout a half hour from A-bay in the 1000 islands for a nice day trip dont know how big your boat is but if its to much for the lake there are rentals available there
  8. Painting lead jigs...

    Liquid paint I forget the brand but it was next to the jig molds on the shelf open the jar grab the jig by the eye with a tool dip it in the jar than hang it from a clothsline or string to dry overtime the paint in the jar dries up but you could add thinner to it. I do my lead pouring in the driveway on a different day. With small jigs I found keep it simple and make lots I don't even paint them anymore I add color with a soft plastic or a bait or some hair Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Painting lead jigs...

    i found just straight dipping in the paint was the best coating. I would do them all white than do another color over that if desired if i just did the color over lead it wasn't as bright of a color. After a while though I stopped painting them all together because I found the jig body I used made more of a difference and with the head a dull color it just took that out of the equation. I also tie my own hair jigs now for stream trout and if i want color i use a color'd thread rather than painting the head. Its a fun hobby to get into making some of your own lures it helps pass the time you cant be on the water. My next goal i think is to try making my own stick baits
  10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Raytheon-Raymarine-Pathfinder-Trunnion-Bracket-Mounting-Knobs-Set-of-2/322837670136?hash=item4b2a9fe8f8:g:WNUAAOSwUKxYenbQ&vxp=mtr found these on ebay they are for a different model so dont know if they would work or not your right for the level of unit you have you would think raymarine would help you out
  11. The right size bolt with a wingnut head? Maybe some o rings or a piece of rubber tubing on the bolt to get the tension if you wanna get really slick make a mold of the plastic part of the other knob and pour some epoxy in it around the bolt head 70 is ridiculous for that part Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. to many wires going to my batteries

    I put a fuse block under my dash one on each side makes accessory's easy and fewer wires by the battery Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Spoon id question

    I have done very well for pike with silver casting mostly Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. must be trib season a lot of people on edge i'm ready for next spring would even be happy skipping the hardwater
  15. the more of us who do the better for all.
  16. Geneva

    Unless they fix some of the stupidity with the design even 1 dollar is overpaying for that launch Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Running Wire

    19 strand wire is much more forgiving and can use a regular guide at least for a while just keep an eye on it Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. I like casting sticks and I usually have a live bait free lined off the back it catches a lot of followers but for fall pike it's all about location if your not getting bit move Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Almost the same for us fished 11 to 3 got 2 browns a teen king and a 20lb king all in 50 to 60 wanted to stay but got to bumpy lots of bait and fish on the screen hopefully we get another trip before they all run Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. november can be great brown and steelie fishing just like a spring pattern fish shallow with boards. fingerlakes are good than as well. with the smaller boats especially outboards keep them ready as long as possible just because kings have run there is still lots of good fishing out there. good time to try other things like pike por perch
  21. i fished out of there last saturday and the lot was full and boats all over on the water. I'll be fishing fairhaven this weekend but i'm sure you wont be alone out there that launch is one of the few that has stayed open all year with no bay speed limit to worry about and is one of the nicer launches anyway has been decent fishing my last two trips as well
  22. What's the make and model of that? Looks like a nice rig for towing Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Spin doctor look alike

    VK II the company is in finland http://www.vk-products.fi/category.php?id_category=8 they have cool action but I have not bought or tried one yet.
  24. where is the village pavillion? I couldnt find it online and is at screwy louie's the only way to sign up? Thinking about entering our first Lake O event.
  25. Reviving old planer board line

    do this also if you use releases on shower curtian clips you can add a small egg sinker and the weight will help them slide