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  1. So do the troupers chase you down without creating a wake or is it like the Canadian police chase with the robbers and police pushing their cars through the snow?
  2. The meteorologists have a difficult time forecasting tomorrows weather and they sometimes get as close as dark tonight and light tomorrow. Now your telling me to go with a magazine compiled over a year ago and written in a way that's so vague they get the odd day close,.you might as well just read chicken entrails. If I had realized 20% was a pass I would have stayed in school and become a meteorologist
  3. So I wonder why mortality was much greater for Huron than Superior given the same water temperatures.Yet they were similar between 50 and 60
  4. Contractors with chainsaws on lake Muskoka cutting the roofs off boat houses to get antique wooden boats out
  5. To me it looks like the eyebolt should be moved up to the center line or above.Possibly drill three holes for the eyebolt so you can easily adjust the position and experiment to find your best running. I have often wondered why so many homemade boards have the angular cut from top to bottom I believe you are removing the wood that would give the most pull . This area is not removed on the Offshore or Church inline boards and we shift the weight fully forward to get maximum contact of this area to the water and get the best side pull
  6. Quebec is offering people flooded out $200,000. to move rather than rebuild every few years if they don't take the money they will be on their own. Would be nice to see areas than regularly flood turned into parkland or green space. If the global warming forecasts are correct it won't get better..
  7. So the insanity is building in the flood plain and rebuilding every couple of years and expecting different results.. Glad I don't have to forecast if we get snow or spring rains how far we can safely draw down and still have safe navigation or generate hydro . Imagine the screaming if your dock or marina was 20 feet from the waters edge in August. It happened in Georgian Bay years ago.
  8. Can't believe there hasn't been more noise about this as it affects the GPS of HDS GEN2 or GEN2 Touch and all Elite units and some Hook units. Elite units are still in the stores.
  9. They have removed the patch which was on the website last week and now have nothing ready. Not one word on Lowrances Canadian website. All Gen 2 and Gen 2 touch units plus many others affected. HAPPY NOT TO BE ON FACEBOOK
  10. I find it odd that someone with 5 posts asking how to troll spoons is billing himself as a charter ( aluma charters) I guess if you got a boat you can be a guide.
  11. One thing I do know is a friend broke off a laker one day and the following day recaught the laker with his rapala still attached 17 miles as the crow flies from where it broke off
  12. When trolling for browns is it preferable to use inline boards as opposed to big double boards?
  13. Seems to to me some memory from the past tells me it's bad mojo to rename a boat without going through some sort of special process and ceremony . Wat's your take? i'm not normally superstitious nothing has ever happened to me because of superstition knock on wood. My fishing hat is 9 years old.
  14. Great video...not my cup of tea but looks like lots of fish for those that choose to participate
  15. I'm using them with the eye above center the way I see most other boards, to my way of thinking the previous owner of the boat who I have lost contact for must have marked the boards for facing the stern and setting lines. My initial question was what effect does moving the eye forward and back and up and down?
  16. How about vertical placement I see most homemade boards the tow eye is above center Cannon folders are on center would lower positioning cause the outside board to dig more?
  17. What is the best downrigger weight for bouncing bottom for lakers
  18. Occasionally used for muskie but more often for muskie I use Hose Fatties behind a modified church walleye board . The big boards will be mostly for trout and salmon.
  19. Watched a video on You Tube guy trolling on Arrow lake i BC. His attachment was about a 5 inch chain mounted on both ends so he could attach anywhere along its length.
  20. How does tow eye placement affect the running of boards both vertical and horizontal. My boat came with a pair of homemade boards that were marked left and right and I have been running them as if they were marked for facing the back of the boat otherwise the tow eye would be mounted really low on the board which just didn't look right to me. They pull ok the way i have run them with the tow eye above center. The Cannon folding boards I have been hoping to stumble across used and that i have used on a friends boat have the eye vertically centered. . Curious about the fore aft positioning.
  21. Anyone have plans for homemade folding boards
  22. Any opinions on the folding planners and any difference in the Cannons or Rivieras. I have a set of homemade boards that pull like mules but take up a lot of room in an 18 foot boat. Thanks
  23. Have any of you guys ever ran your probe at the surface and compared speed with your GPS i've never had a lo of faith in paddle wheels.
  24. So my understanding is that leadcore sinks at about 5 feet per colour so a 5 colour would go down 25' and a 10 aprox 50'. What I'm thinking is the line would continue to sink as you let out more backing and if you had enough you could get the 5 colour much deeper. Any thoughts on this ? What is the life of leadcore how often do you replace?
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