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  1. Price drop. $400 takes it. Also will include swivel base. I have no use for the third as I only run 2 on my boat. Good deal for a top of the line basically new downrigger.
  2. Just picked these up from Tony. Brand new boards and plugs. Checked them all out today and all work as new. Im keeping 2 of them for myself so I'm going to offer up the third one if someone wants it rather than keep it for a spare. Located in niagara county. $500 takes it.
  3. Buy a minnkota terrova with autopilot. Use ur main for propulsion and the terrova to steer. Get boat going slightly under target speed with main. Set cruise control on terrova at target speed and hit north button to maintain heading. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. I really do hope all is ok then. I have 3 white cannon mag 10 stx riggers at his place now.
  5. Weird. I was just there 2 weeks ago on a friday and saw a post from a friend saying he saved him with a terrova part last week. You sure it's the right number? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  6. That article is atleast 2 years old. Emerald population certainly plummeted after 2016. Schools in harbor and upper river used to be so thick youd lose bottom on your depth finder. 2018 and 2019 were especially bad with emeralds being almost non existent. This spring definitely showed signs of rebound. Hoping for the best. Everything is cyclical.
  7. Now I wanna see the rest...lol
  8. Great tool for the musky guy who's using baits that cost $100+.
  9. That article was geared more towards huron. They are spreading from us to them. They've been here long enough now that they arent expected to take off and populate in any crazy manor. The biologist that talked about them at the NMA meeting a few years about suspected that if the population was going to blow up it would have done so already like Rudd or Gobys did.
  10. Negative. We have grass carp in Ontario as well. They arent prolific anywhere but we have them. Toronto harbor is known for the oddball catch. The Erie population is successfully spawning and whatever Erie has, so does Ontario.
  11. Did you read the article on where they figure it came from? Lake Erie.... We've had grass carp here for years. Some giants get shocked in the buffalo harbor. This pic was one of many shocked up in small boat harbor last spring. The big head carp and silver carp are the ones we are worried about.
  12. Blockades are going up quick. Olcott was blocked off today. A couple Lake Erie and finger lakes launches were also blocked that I know of. Gates were locked at Glenwood lake in Orleans county. Only time will tell how far it goes. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  13. Wow. That's no fun. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  14. Should be quick work atleast. I'll be by the booth. Gonna grab Riley Himmrich from his place and make our way up.
  15. Where are you working Frank? Thinking of coming up to Peterborough next sunday for something to do.
  16. I think predicted levels are taking into account that we have minimal snow pack up north. Leads me to believe that they are not expecting to have to reduce flows for 8 weeks to save Montreal from raging Ottawa flows again like they did in 2017 and 2019. If that's the case it will be our savior for this summer. The rest of the great lakes wont be so lucky. 2020 is going to be bad bad bad for Erie on up. No saving them.
  17. Your gonna end up in a bad situation trying to salmon fish up there in a 16 footer. Water is still at summer levels during salmon season. What if you have to chase a fish between the plants? If you want to fish devils spend the 6k. It's not worth risking your life.
  18. I used to fish it regularly with my 2001 tracker 175 with a 60hp. That being said it was a slow rough go getting under the bridge and past the plant unless it was low water levels first thing in the morning. With todays water levels you are going to be puckering up and turning back more often than not. You'd probably be fine under normal winter water levels but with the great lakes being where they are who knows when we will see those again. Also with a 60 you'll definitely have a slow go with anything more than 2 guys under any conditions. If your goal is to fish above the dams safely I'd reccomend spending the 6k.
  19. Clear water, dirty water, I've had them be smoking hot in both situations but it seems they've been best when I have schools of baitfish around. "The butcher" shower me the chinook diver tactic a few years back after using them on the yankee. They've been smoking fish for me ever since. In musky fishing we call it "the cone of disturbance theory" part of the theory is keeping baits just outside the prop wash disturbance so they keep getting knocked to the side by the wash. We've proven this to be a trigger over and over again even to the point where the rod on the kicker side will take 4 out of 5 hits at times. The other part of the theory and it really holds true in shortline musky fishing is that the prop wash is actually what's attracting these fish. These fish are used to boats and when we blast through schools of baitfish we mix up water and leave stunned and injured baitfish in our wake. These fish have learned to key in on and actually feed in the wash and pick off the easy prey. It's amazing how hot those wash rods can be even when you have the exact same baits the same distance back on a board and itll go untouched or have the same spoon on a rigger down 4 feet with a 50 ft lead and never get a sniff but the chinook back 7 is getting chowed non stop. Theres something to being right in or just outside that prop wash. For those who havent tried it, try it.
  20. Exactly so make sure to price it out both ways. My 2005 chrestliner tournament 192 was cheaper directly through boat US. My 2018 Skeeter mx1825 is cheaper through Geico. Typical insurance company BS.
  21. Geico boat insurance includes boat us on water and roadside assistance. Price it out both ways because for me it was cheaper to go through geico.
  22. Lake st. Lawrence is holding steady at 235. Current has to be insane dropping 8 ft from ogdensburg to there but as long as its maintaining that depth they can keep it cranking. Hopefully warm weather persists so that can keep this up as long as possible. The rest of the great lakes are in rough shape. https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/great-lakes-water-levels-could-be-even-higher-in-2020
  23. Yea it doesn't take long. A stiff east usually drops flow big time on that river. That's the one that will leave you searching for a launch with water down below the dam. I've had the water drop so fast on Erie that we had our 20 foot duck rig go from floating in 2 foot of water to grounded up on the rocks high and dry in minutes with an east blow. On the other side stiff wests have forced me to have to have a guy jump off on shore and back the trailer down the ramp so I could power load the boat in the buffalo harbor many times over the years. Nothing like coming back to the launch to a dock that's now 2 feet under water. At least now they've replaced everything there with floating docks and a ramp that's big enough to account for water fluctuations. Those surges are no joke. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  24. People forget it's not just a setting at the dam to get a specific outflow number. The outflow is calculated based on what comes through the moses sauders power dam, combined with what goes over the long sault spillway, and what goes through the massena and Raisin river diversions. Those numbers are all combined and they make up the "total outflow" number that we are given. That's how winds can effect flow, it's not just push the button to get a set number.
  25. It is mentioned in there actually. Very last line. "Low water levels up river." Guess it's not the news they want to focus on. Hopefully somebody can get a drone up and get some footage from up above while it's this low, I heard some of the old roads are exposed and the water is low enough where the old homes that are still down there underwater would show up from up above maybe. Its kind of big news up there to see the dam rip like this in January. They've never opened the long sault spillway like it is right now this time of year. Normally the area below that is the first to freeze. The long sault is the dam in the photograph used in the article. Idk I think it's cool to see anyway.
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