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  1. No...it goes back to neutral and ball up process continues until the resin part on the cable connection breaks the surface. At that time the connection is broken and the motor should stop winding. If you are missing that piece, the motor will continue to wind up until you click the switch down to stop it.
  2. I still run an old pair of these mixed with new ones. The 4 prong switch is with the auto-stop. As stated, when the ball is in the water below the auto stop section, hitting up will keep the motor engaged until that resin section breaks the connectivity. If you see that behavior, it's working properly. You are getting oxidation on the motor so the housing is no longer sealed properly. When you put back together, make sure you seal the seam of the housing well to keep as much vapor out of that housing. Too much water will fry the motherboard...replaced one last year
  3. I love using #5 black chinook as a deep wire diver.
  4. Fishing shallow water in mid-May out of Olcott we had quite a few 5-6 pound salmon around banging spoons that I assume were last years class mixed in with the 15 -19 pound fish. I boated very few fish in that 9-13 pound range though and expected to see some of them missed in and didn't.
  5. Dane - Mono divers can and do work, but like everything have their place. Once the water warms, mono divers will typically target steelhead above 40'. If you get a NE wind and run offshore, mono divers can be high divers targeting early morning kings and steelhead. When there are no flea's, you can use braid as HB2 pointed out. If fleas are out, wire is needed. Personally, diver color is less important. Black is what I prefer to run and have most confidence in, but I often run chrome diver, chrome based flashers on bright days. Everybody has a fav diver color that works for them. I run 12'-13' 30lb Big Game behind the divers before attaching flasher, fly, meat. 20-25 lb flouro if spoon fishing. As already said, some days divers just light up.
  6. Are you out early or late in the morning? Colors that fire early don’t always fire when the sun comes up. I ran darks in the morning and chromes/whites when the sun came up last week with a lot of success. Actually black/green dot fires best in the early morning until it got light. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I launched at East ramp Monday and the full week prior and there were no issues. Did the water level rise this week? Didn’t really seem to be a concern then. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Just got back from a few days at the Oak and happened to have the rare day with Atlantics. My sons holding a 8.5, 7.5, and 6.5 pound Atlantic in the same morning. Broke off what we thought was a larger one on a Lance Two Face after catching those three in the same vicinity. Completed the day with kings to 25 + lbs, 2 steelhead and 3 browns. Didn't have time to run offshore to find a coho though. Inconsistent temps, currents and action for us during the week. Fished 22' to 550' depending on the wind and temps. Black green dot spinnie with rapture black hypnotist and dragon slayer with stud were the better flashers on wires out 150' - 200'. Chrome Black Mamba with Minion Night Fury for meat on 300 copper; Mag Kimbo, Chilly WIlly, UV green alewive, Black Plague, and Lance Two Face the better spoons off riggers, 200 copper and lead lines. Broke off hogs on Night Fury w/ 300 copper and Dragon Slayer with Stud. Couldn't get a Waddler to fire no matter where I ran them this trip.
  9. USCA701M is pretty much the same rod you are looking for. I have a couple of both models (cal1100 and USCA701M) and other than a couple minor things...look, feel same to me
  10. "Sitting on top of a hill overlooking 2 marinas"..don't think there are docks.
  11. relaxer

    Spoon ID

    Dreamweaver in Chilly Willy pattern. Excellent color Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Are you running the 8' dipsy model or are you running a downrigger model for the wire diver? Do you know which model you're using TLA 802MH2 or the downrigger TLAF 80MH2
  13. Have old Okuma Classic 9' with twilli tips and looking for options. These are a little stiff and wondering what other options others use. Anyone run a shorter wire rod they like as inside divers? Not looking for rollers as I rather find a blank that fits the bill and just add a wire tip. Thanks in advance
  14. Looks like a Fishlander blank...or one Warrior might use
  15. Better bite today in 40-60.... a lot of kings and a few lakers mixed in. If it had green and black on the spoon it probably fired. Green jeans, Black Plague, and Chilly Willy best. Kings up to 19 .... Minion night fury was the hot meat rig. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Solid bite today but we had trouble keeping them hooked. 8/15 with a brown. Kings still running to 14 as we can’t find the bigger fish. Lost what appeared to be a nice 10 on steelie. Geezer and green Chilly Willy going good today. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. No... 11-14 lbs Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Snuck out between the swells this afternoon for a few hours. 7/11 Kings with an 8lb coho thrown in with the kings. Gold seasick and two face in 35' of water.
  19. The smallest Atlantic I have caught in LO is 18"...but I have caught thousands throughout the NE and Canada down to about 3". As parr they look pretty similar to trout. In terms of similarities to browns, if stocked, depends on the strain and diet. Some take on very similar markings. Most though don't really resemble browns if you have caught enough.
  20. Capt. Stacey Mullendore...was fishing out of Goodland just a few miles south of Marco. Many of the non-tourist charters used to work out of Goodland. He's been chartering the backcountry there since 90. Here's a couple other options: Wes Bedell out of Naples (few miles north of Marco) Todd Geroy out of Naples - fishing there since mid 80's and son is a guide also (Ben) Snook, reds, permit, tripletail, snappers, and some tarpon around. I haven't fished with Bedell but he comes highly recommended. If I remember who I used last spring I will add the name. These guys get booked up so earlier the better.
  21. If you are installing transom mount transducer, I second the GT51 as you have Chirp down and Chirp side. I run 7600 series combo and a plotter to a GT51 and really like the overall performance both inshore and offshore.
  22. Garmin GPSMAP 742 which in the non-sonar version pre-loaded with BlueChart G2 map is the $850 mid-range market. This is different from the GPSMAP 742XS or XSV as those are sonar enabled. If you were to ever want sonar though, you would need to network a second unit or purchase a unit with XS or XSV capabilities initially and just not use the fishfinder. Garmin CS is very good as well compared to some others. I have 7600 series networked. Simrad Go7 Xse can save you a couple bucks and supports Navionics cards. For the money they are good units and my buddy has one. Navigating through menu's a little more to get used to though. Lowrance and Simrad use the same CS support.
  23. You can get a similar one with 6, 8, or 10 pockets from tackle direct. I use these for blades and some saltwater items after seeing my friend use them. https://www.tackledirect.com/nantucket-bound-small-roll-up-lure-bags.html
  24. Here is another place that can help you.... I have ordered from them a couple times and would not hesitate to again. https://capt-chuck.com/shop/fishing-gear/okuma-convector-cv55ls-pre-spooled-reels/
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