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  1. I am looking for suggestions for new boat battery. I have a 60hp outboard, radio, and fish finder hooked up along with switches for lights and sump pump. Do I go with another marine starting battery? A deep cycle battery, or a AGM battery? Do I hook everything up to one battery or have motor on one battery and radio/fish finder on another? Right now I have everything on a Die Hard Marine Battery Thanks for your help!
  2. Was a little nervous with the weather reports but lake was better than I thought. I took 2 guys out from the fire department and we launched at 7am. This day would turn out to be costly and painful, but priceless when fishing with your friends. We headed out to 85' and set up on a west troll. Ran 2 wires with Dipsey/SD/Fly and 4 spoons on the riggers. About 15 minutes in the 210 wire fires (clear dipsey 2.5 setting, white double crush glow SD, hammer fly) with a decent fish, lost it after a short battle. Skippy king later on, which ended up being a painful fish. 120fow, 80 rigger, DW Blue Dolphin. This fish ended up tangling with the other line stacked on that rigger. After getting the fish in the boat and trying to remove both lures, we caught a nice wave and fish decided it wanted to thrash at the same time. I ended up with the treble hook embeddd in my hand. I threw that fish back and as we were discussing how to remove the hook the other rigger fires. 76' rigger, white double crush glow SD and hammer fly 135fow. As he was bringing the line in I noticed something was wrong. This line was tangled with the wire. By the time I got the wire untangled it felt like the fish was gone. I had a mess on the rigger line and had to cut it. As he was pulling the line in by hand he tells me "I think the fish is still on". Good thing it didn't fight anymore. We landed that fish and had some laughs all while having a spoon still connected to my hand. I cut the treble part of the hook and removed the hook. His wife wanted dinner so we kept that fish (smaller one in pic). I get all the lines reset and I as I am tieing a new wire line knot the same 76' rigger combo fires again and starts striping line 150fow . Finally it is my turn. I get the fish to the boat and my buddy nets the fish. Instead of pulling it up straight vertically he tried lifting it up horizontaly. Snap goes the net and thankful we were still able to get the fish in the boat. No more hits and we headed in around 11am. So after breaking a net, dealing with a few tangles and embedding a treble hook in my hand, it was still pricless when fishing with friends. We had lots of laughs and I got a text later that night saying how good the salmon was for dinner. Rick
  3. I always enjoy reading your reports and your helpful information. You have helped many of us catch more fish. Thanks!
  4. Took a friend out for his first time trolling. Went 4 for 5. 3 lakers and 1 skippy king. 1 laker on Mt dew SD/hammer fly on 75 rigger. 2 lakers, skippy king and 1 lost on 225' wire, black dipsey, black SD with white tape and green dots, white fly. All fish around 100 to 150 fow. Don't have down and temp probe. No hits on spoons. Just happy to catch something.
  5. I was out there with you Friday morning at Braddocks, I had a girl from Georgia that wanted to try salmon fishing. We had 3 releases with no luck, all on spoons. I was also amazed on how much bait we marked and the lack of nets moving. We headed in around 10:30. Good Luck, Rick
  6. Nice job and thanks for posting.
  7. Nice job and thanks for posting. I was out Fri but went out to 225' off Braddocks. 2 kings, 1 steelhead, all on SD/Fly.
  8. Took a friend from the fire department fishing for his 1st salmon trip. We were in the water by 7:30 and we headed out where we saw 2 boats. He caught his 1st fish around 8am (225 FOW, west troll, NBK SD, Sweat Pea Fly, 70' rigger). I would say high teen or maybe low 20 king (bigger than the one in the picture). Released that fish. 2nd fish was at 9:36 (200 FOW, east troll, 210' wire, clear dipsey 2.5 setting, white crush SD, Hammer fly). Kept that fish cause I didn't think he would live (pic below). 1 small rainbow around 11am (150 FOW, south troll, Mtn Dew SD, purple fly, 65 rigger). Released at the boat. I was just happy to be out fishing for the 1st time in 2 years and happy my buddy caught some fish. Thanks to all those that replied on my previous post about where to start today. Thanks, Rick
  9. I am planning a trip with a fellow volunteer firefighter tomorrow morning that has never salmon fished. We are launching at Braddocks. I was wondering if anyone could give me a rough idea where to start depth wise and roughly how far down. Haven't seen any posts recently and was just hoping for some help so I can give my friend the best chance to catch some fish. I do not have a down temp and speed probe. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks, Rick
  10. I am planning a trip with a fellow volunteer firefighter tomorrow morning that has never salmon fished. We are launching at Braddocks. I was wondering if anyone could give me a rough idea where to start depth wise and roughly how far down. Haven't seen any posts recenlty and was just hoping for some help so I can give my friend the best chance to catch some fish. I do not have a down temp and speed probe. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks, Rick
  11. Only run 2 wire dipsey rods. Clear on 1 side and black on the other. Clear caught the majority of my fish. Rick