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  1. One of the main reasons there is a paucity of access on many tribs is the problem of littering  and it is a hell of a concern for property owners no matter what the one time money is and it is really too bad. A lot of the streams I used to fish in the 60's and 70's haven't been accessible for that reason for years.

  2. Ifishy's tip about the 19 strand is a good one. If you are going to use 7 strand wire you'll need either a twilli or roller tip although the individual rod eyelets composition are a question mark. I use Shakespeare Tidewater 6 1/2 ft rods with Allen roller tips and first guide a roller with 7 strand and have no problems for my short rods, and Okuma GLT in 8 1/2 ft for my longer dipsies. On one I  have an Allen roller tip and the other a twilli and I haven't notice any wear on any of the guides or tip thus far after about 5 years use. Not sure about extended time frame though as 7 strand is very abrasive. Here is a pic of what it can do to aluminum side plates on inexpensive roller tips.


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  3. You mentioned the outrigger poles but not whether you have the holders installed as they are the expensive part of the  equation. I've used outriggers for many years and have used both the aluminum poles and the fiberglass. The aluminum are better as they don't flex as much. The type and positioning of the holders are important as you want the angle to be fairly low to the water but high enough that the poles don't drag the surface in the waves. Usually positioned about 45 degrees or so.


    A lot of folks used to use outriggers but in recent years the big boards and then inlines  (or both) have pretty much taken over. Each approach has its strengths and weaknesses. The inlines are the most convenient, and easily adjusted, the big boards excel in rougher water and at handling bigger setups (e.g. long coppers etc.) but properly set up outriggers can not only run multiple lines like the big boards but they and ward off traffic (e.g. in derbies) where people can see them for long distances. On the downside contrasted with the inlines and some of the big boards they aren't as maneuverable in in terms of regulating the distances from the boat lures are run horizontally from the boat. In very rough water they can "slap" the water surface (especially if not installed at the proper angle) but when it is that rough even the boards can suck too:smile:. If you intend to run heavy stuff (e.g. 600 coppers etc.) big boards from a mast may be preferable. For toplining, running short coppers or leadcores, and running small to medium dipsies the outriggers will suffice. I have tried many releases for the outriggers over the years and for the main release I stick with the Black outrigger model release (very adjustable and predictable tension). For additional lines run on them I used homemade rubberband releases with shower hooks which I could just slide down the outrigger line (sometimes I weighted them to slide better).

  4. Security kicked me out years ago and even recorded my license plate  so I never went out of there again. Saw a couple huts yesterday way out from Indian Pines in what I figured was about 60-70 ft or so but they had a real long walk out there

  5. It is all part of the game. first of all, Honeoye has always been a hit and miss situation regardless of species fished. I was there Monday and only caught one large bluegill and it was the only hit I had despite using a variety of different sized and color jigs with various baits. I had "lookers" the whole time in various holes and large marks on the flasher but they wouldn't hit and this is also a very frequent occurrence on Honeoye for whatever reason. Secondly as with reale estate it is often about location location, location:lol:. Sometimes they are active on the north end and not on the south end and vice versa. The heavy snow probably hasn't helped either with the darkness it brings and as the winter evolves the fish metabolism slows down and they often aren't all that actively feeding. First and last ice is usually the most active time. Unfottunately it is the nature of the beast and doesn't mean you did anything wrong or used the wrong bait or equipment so hang in there:smile:

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  6. None of the older finders were actually in REAL TIME. as the signal itself taakes time to go to the bottom and return to the transducer but on many units there is often  adjustment of the ping speed from slow to high maybe that is what you need to adjust if present in your menu settings. I don't have Garmin units so unfortunately I don't have any detailed settings info for you.

  7. Usually they have sent plastic things that look like book markers with that info on it in some of mine depending on the lake. I imagine the Region 7 office of DEC might send ypou one for Cayuga if you contacted them.


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