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Skippers Trophy 01

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  1. My buddy used to do this on the Fingerlakes with a bungee cord! Said occasionally a big Laker would take it and shake hell out of the downrigger boom.
  2. Way to get the newb in on some action. Thanks for the report.
  3. Two observations: Can you turn the motor whichever way makes the cable shorter? Probably to the left, then get it to pull out by partially entering the gunnel hole. If that cable cant come out and go straight into the motor, it will go bad again. Ask me how I know... I had to make a new hole in my gunnel to have the cable be able to go straight into the motor.
  4. Those fish look great, been eager to hit the water myself. Way to make it even harder for me!
  5. Thanks for the report, thinking of making the trip soon. Aren't the browns staging/spawning right now anyway? I usually get steelies and an occasional coho in tight this time of year.
  6. Went out of the South end on Thursday and the fleas weren't bad. The floating weeds were awful though. Managed one nice rainbow.
  7. Nice bunch of chrome there, Rick. This time of year, do you look for temp when trying to find the 3 Yr. old Salmon, or something else? Thanks for taking the time to post your results here on the forum.
  8. Sounds to me like you are a good person. Thanks for looking out for others in distress out there, and helping when you could. I got towed in recently, and have towed a few in myself over the years. I always try to keep karma on my side!
  9. Some of the flashers/spinners don't impart any action to the lure, so those need a spoon or other self action lure behind them. Its good to have both on hand to try on tough days.
  10. Great job getting it done in a small window of time. How far out were you (FOW)?
  11. You did well to find fish in the end. Kings are tough right now, unless you want to go west.
  12. Didnt hit the water till about 11, was my shakedown trip really. Went out the chute to 80 FOW and got some lines wet. Nothing on the screen so pointed it in a bit till I was in about 50 FOW. Finally a big blip on the screen near bottom, so I dropped the rigger down and one of the wire divers. When I got to 45', had a couple more blips and the deep wire rod fired with a "Dirty White Boy" SS. Fish took about 100' before I got him turned, and soon my first solo King came aboard - damn, I gotta give credit to you guys that do solo trips all the time, that was not easy getting her in the net. Kept at it for about 3 hours, including a quick try inside for Browns, but nothing doing in there. Hopefully more fishable days coming, felt like I waited 3 weeks for a low wind day.
  13. I am using EZ steer (both outboards) and it works well, but I am finding a need for an autopilot for solo trips, and I too was looking for something to just control the kicker. Came across this, although not cheap, looks to fit the bill.
  14. Solo trip out of South end. Ran flat lines with spoons & stickbaits. Did 4 Browns & 2 Salmon. Temp on top was 53. The Browns were all in the 2lb range, full of Gobies. Salmon were both small. Trolled E side, mostly 20 - 60 FOW. After one Brown spit up a Gobie on the boat, I put it aside so I could get a picture. 10 minutes later I realized I still needed that pic, so got it and tossed the Gobie over board. This one looked like the tail section was starting to get digested, as it was slightly discolored. That damn Gobie was still alive and swam in circles! Hope some Brown got an easy meal. Man those things are tough.
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