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ifishy

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  1. Again opportunistic middle of the channel is still near the edges if pike are hungry they will eat anything so goby colors work just fine as those are also crayfish colors and smallmouth colors and rockbass colors. If pike are real active Brite colors will draw fish in from father away. I never said they don't eat goby's only that I would guess it would be a smaller part if thier diet than it is for smallmouth. Fish behavior often follows tendancys that you can use but the rules are not hard and fast the fish will try to go where there is food and try to avoid danger Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. i have no real data to back this up but i would think that since gobys prefer hard bottom and pike tend to be more weed oriented that gobys would make up less of the pike diet. that said pike are very opportunistic and will take whats available.
  3. 2 years of kings would do it probably no chance the Dec would do it but I can dream Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. i have not had that issue but with bigger fish especially you need to make sure the grippers are set in the right area there are some spots where they clamp down on hard jaw and will slide off. if you get behind that hard bone line they are good to go
  5. Once I realized how old it made me I got depressed and had to go distract myself Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Gambler only one pond? that was like 30 year's ago used to be a ton of small bass back than I would ride my bike there. When they expanded it they partially drained it heard a rumour that it killed off the fish back than I didn't know any better so I never went back always wondered if was any good again. Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. either clear or green in most cases. sometimes its nice to have a couple differnt colors makes it easier to un tangle
  8. I would use whichever was better for the depth I wanted to fish I like the shorter rod if I'm only fishing one diver I have 10.5 foot ugly sticks when I want to run two on a side. If I want the divers higher I'll use a #4 Chinook if I want them deeper I'll use a number 5 Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. for my inside (shorter rod) divers i use diawa wilderness 8'6" meadium heavy rods model WDDR862MHR not specifically called out as diver rods but i use them with #5 chinook divers and just replaced the tips with twilli tips. they are some of my favorte rods to hit a king on. very budget friendly way to start out and figure out your exact preferences before dropping tons of money on gear.
  10. I have surge breaks on mine no electric bypass I have to use the lock out tab to reverse anywhere other than a steep launch the break away cable doesn't have to break it just has to pull out if you look there is a random crimp on the cable that crimp should be within the toung it's not which means you pulled the break the fact that it's not locked up on a new trailer is actually very scary I would have a dealer look at it that could be borderline faulty equipment Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I just sold mine this spring was in need of a restoration the boat served me well but some physical limitations make that type of work un realistic for me you will like that commander they are very nice boats. I got dozens of response s on the seanymph so yours should sell quick Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Would love to see a kiosk put in so it's possible to get a launch pass any time and not have to go out of the way Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Weighted steel is used as an alternative to copper it is more user friendly in some ways especially if you just starting out on junk lines 7 strAnd and 19 strand are more of a braid alternative usually used on dipsey rods Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Guides will be fine use a twilli tip. If you use 19 strand you don't even need the twilli but it's still a good idea. If the rod has a heavy enough power it will be fine I use a diawa wilderness medium heavy for my inside (shorter) divers I use the 8.5 foot rods they work surprisingly well Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Not defending a bad mechanic but engine technology has come a long way. A 15 year vetern learned on engines from the late 90s and beyond so older stuff is not what there used to there is good money in working for dealers which is lots of work on newer engines and certifications on specific brands there is none of that around for Johnson now marine mechanics are in demand and there are not a lot so they can be very picky and charge a ton for labor it is upsetting but as long as they are up front I can respect that. Taking the work than not doing the repair is BS though and charging for an unfixed issue well just typing that sets off anger issues Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. The rougher feeling ride is a compromise for more cockpit space the farther forward the helm is the more it bounces at speed the smoothest part of the boat is the stern boats made to fish solo a lot or fished from the driver's seat have the helm way rearward lund has some pro v models where you can touch the transom from the helm if your doing a lot of big water trolling with two or three people the commander is a great model and if it's that rough go slower lake o has a lot of days where it's better to be paitent and slower on the way in and out and all that dance floor can make the fishing comfortable how you intend to use the boat makes a big difference in the models that work well and there is definitely a place for some of the West coast style aluminum big water trollers on the great lakes crestliner also makes the authority which is pricy but has some extra amenities and was also on my list but probably not in my budget My last boat was a sea nymph 196 great lakes special so I have some appreciation of where your coming from I loved my seanymph and know the commander felt right Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. If your mostly trolling the under power is less of a problem that said the boat itself is a wonderful platform especially if you do a lot of trolling it's very well built to fish out of the back and was on my short list when I was shopping this past spring the right one just didn't come up but if it had I would have jumped on it even with a 90 hp can always work it hard a couple years and save up for a repower Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Dont run two spin drs/attractors on one side they are more likely to wander especially on turns so 2 on one side increase likely hood of a tangle I run an 8.5' inside and a 10' outside the longer rod also has less flex helps keeps things separated I have both rod holders in an 18 inch track. These days most of my tangles are caused by fish near the back of boat deciding to do a lap around them Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. We had to reschedule our trip for conditions I've been looking forward to it for months gotta wait 2 more weeks now Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. We were supposed to be there Monday but had to reschedule to next week we did the trip last year and it was a blast hopeing for good conditions it feels good to be on a boat in Jan the Niagara is a truly worthwhile expeience Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. do you run big boards off that lund or do you use inlines. that is the next step of rigging for my new to me boat this winter and I keep going back and forth. i have a couple inlines that i have mixed feelings about but hate trying to store big boards on a smaller boat.
  22. 91 is 30 year's old I had an 88 last spring the mechanic said he didn't work on anything older than 95 he had more work than he could handle so just wasn't interested it sucked but at least he was honest about it I think with Johnson s that is going to be more and more common if your up to doing your own work than that is the way to go Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. I used fender washers on my last boat on everything the mountings always did fine even ran a rod holder into the dock snapped the holder and dented the piling but the mount was solid Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. Depends on how is the gunnel made looks like sawdust in the one pic so is it a wood backed aluminum? Or just hollow I like a bigger washer or a backing plate but if it's good stainless bolts the track will hold anything the side of the boat will hold Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. Some additional data to consider that affects conditions. Daily temperature total rainfall and when inflow and outflow volumes and there ratio to each other also I think you have to start back in March as spring Conditions lead to the starting conditions for the June timeline. Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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