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  1. 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
  2. "Sitting on top of a hill overlooking 2 marinas"..don't think there are docks.
  3. Dreamweaver in Chilly Willy pattern. Excellent color Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Looks like a Fishlander blank...or one Warrior might use
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. No... 11-14 lbs Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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/
  17. as a cool water "fishing" glove these are good. Serius all weather glove - $30 on sale usually Well fitted so you can manipulate most things. I fish the fall/winter Chesapeake Bay Rockfish season (striped bass) rarely taking them off and catch/release hundreds of fish some days with them. They will probably handle pickerel teeth..not sure on a large pike though. Do not expect these to keep you warm all day in weather below 30... but as a glove to grab and handle hooked fish in wet conditions, these are reasonable. Mine get pretty smelly by end of season even after washing them. You'll need a warm glove when not reaching into the hole or grabbing fish though since these are "cool weather" gloves and not intended for ice season. Days that we fish the bay below 30, I often need to warm my hands a couple times or keep those $1 hand warmers in the palm of my glove.
  18. Specs: Built-in support for Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar plus CHIRP ClearVü™ and CHIRP SideVü™ scanning sonars and compatible with Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar (transducers sold separately) If you have the Echomap Plus 73SV - here is what it normally ships with if a package deal......... CV52HW-TM transducer Here is info I found that should help you.... The Garmin CV transducers do not have a center element but do have two side-facing elements, and therefore, offer better coverage to the sides of the boat. The area directly beneath the boat is covered by the combination of these two elements and will work in waters down to 250 feet deep, in ideal conditions. This technique has been proven in the industry to deliver clear sonar pictures with full coverage under the boat, and the Garmin CV transducers do just that. The Garmin GT transducers have a center element which allows for improved depth performance over a CV transducer, but a narrower coverage area that limits the display of returns to the side of the boat. Please see the illustration below: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=gIrXJ4RZGm0ypilqQFGs0A&searchQuery=cv
  19. That’s all I did and it resolved itself. My guess is it created an air pocket not allowing venting easily.
  20. dt5150..... I had a 2150 and had same issues. If I remember correctly, the vent hose sagged and created a trap point. When I pulled the floor section to replace a rotted board, I moved the hose and corrected it. Prior to that I simply put a "no spill" container over the vent when filling and that sufficed until I could correct. Been a while but I am pretty sure moving that hose and eliminating the point causing the trap was all I did.
  21. Wire dipsey to flasher - 8lb line and no break offs?
  22. There are a couple available on Ebay...I am sure the price doesn't excite you though.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lowrance-LGC-3000-GPS-Module-Antenna-Tested-Working/273421702477?hash=item3fa934154d:g:8X4AAOSwfxFbfXSV I had to replace a puck on a back up unit and it ran close to that price.
  23. What you are running for a transducer..not just the head unit? I am running a Garmin 7607xsv with Garmin GT51M-TM and 7608 slave unit networked and it is bar far, the best combo I have run. I run the fishfinder on the 8 and use the 7 for plotter, mapping. Power up one and both power, waypoints saved redundant, maps, wireless, supports autopilot control, radar and engine data.. easy to use after several hours of use. The customer service as stated is great as they helped with the transducer questions I had. The 73SV gets good reviews so you might want to think through your concern before scrapping it.
  24. 8” spin doctors in double glow white, white green dot, chrome, two face are a couple to start with... but everyone has their own preferences. Key is to run what you get comfortable with and find success.
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