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Ronix 51

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  1. really looking forward to this tourney now! Can't wait to fish and get my ass handed to me by the trollers as usual haha. Good stuff Zach
  2. The 3 best format actually sounds kind of interesting to me and i'd be down to give it a go. Regarding the trolling/casting advantages/disadvantages here's my take: *Disclaimer- I constantly get my ass handed to me by the trollers during the spring time CHQ tourney it doesn't make a difference to me one bit i'm just out there fishing and having fun and will continue to do so regardless of tournament format so this is just me throwing stuff out there. Sure, people can always step outside their comfort zone and give trolling a try like you said Zach. But, some people may not be equipped with all the necessary trolling gear or sure you could always just hold onto the rod while putting around which likely won't be able to touch the guys running a 6 rod spread with 4 boards way out and 2 down rods covering much more water and that's fine there is absolutely nothing wrong with those styles of fishing but it's just something to think about. The reason the 3 best fish idea is interesting to me is because it certainly adds more strategy to the mix and it's more welcoming to both sides (love how i'm talking about casters and trollers like they're political parties lmao) in the sense that maybe we have people who don't bother with the spring time CHQ tourney because they are die hard casters and see that there is no point in entering, which in the end ultimately leads to less potential participation - hypothetically speaking. It still rewards the people for catching more fish since you can pick and choose your top 3 fish to compete. i.e.e boat A has 4 legal fish: 39.5, 43, 30 and 40.5. Boat B has 6 fish: 38, 38, 30, 31.5, 37, and 40. Boat A is still in the running to compete for 1st despite being behind 2 fish so there is still that "any given moment" competitiveness feel. Besides isn't that what these tourneys are about, a fun competition between fellow anglers/friends? Haha it's not like anyone is depending on these tournament winnings to support themselves I sure hope first place cash isn't the main driver for participation....although Tigerhunter and Blue Eye could definitely use the money for diaper funds... And regards to potential cheating: I don't think it's any different in terms of creating a greater likelihood for people to cheat under that format than it would under the current points system. Truth is, when you think about it any one of us could easily lie, take a misleading photo, etc. but I like to think we are all honest and respectable muskie nuts who just want to compete, have fun, learn something new from someone else, and shoot the **** afterwards with one another. That's my .02. Like I said, I don't have a horse in either race I'll still be out there having fun either way. Good discussion gents
  3. glad to hear you're finally out of the hospital Steve, wish you a quick recovery!
  4. I think it'd be a cool experience for a couple of reasons: as Zach mentioned, we could show that there is interest in stocking the lake. Also, a lot of us have only given lamoka a very small chance. Like you guys, the only times I have ever tried it were during mid day lulls when nothing was moving anyways. It'd be cool to have a bunch of sticks working lamoka all day to see what we could come up with...not to mention it really levels the playing field and everyone's guess is as good as all others which is a cool element to a tournament. There are definitely fish in there - they've been stocking waneta for the better half of a century so fish have certainly moved back and forth. Muskies like to move
  5. Price lowered to $550
  6. Lamoka Lake Tournament? Gents, are we any closer to organizing a tournament on Lamoka lake?
  7. Haha you can always tell when Trevor is on the lake once he takes a cast and you hear that reel start screaming...guy can't sneak up on anyone
  8. Speaking of Okuma...Chad check out the new Komodo 400s, another possibility if you decide not to go with the tranx.
  9. I run the 500 HG, it's an absolute game changer for rubber and ripping cranks. I usually reel left handed so baits like gliders can be tricky when I'm using it but it is nice for big dive and rise baits. Bucktails are fine just don't reel too fast or they fly out of the water
  10. I wasn't aware they offered the HD in the 5:1:1 but looking on muskyshop.com I see they have it listed. However, they don't list it on daiwa's site so I wonder if it's an error on muskyshop's part or if it does exist?
  11. that makes perfect sense when you don't think about it...?
  12. I don't think he was referring to the actual picture quality when he refers to the optics. I think he's referring to the message that can be mistakenly perceived from seeing that photo posted - i.e. that it's ok to target muskie through the ice and out of season so long as they are not kept - a possibility for both the unaware and/or unethical.
  13. Just a thought to keep in mind: successful natural reproduction on that lake (or any body of water in NYS they are stocked in) is negligible at best. And, of the 4200 that are stocked, very few survive to reach sub-adulthood. It's not an infinite resource that is capable of replenishing itself year to year.
  14. Interesting, the first time we called this year they asked for passport numbers for all on board. Obviously an enhanced license works too but it came across to me like you needed one or the other whereas last season I was under the impression you didn't need either to fish Canadian waters unless you planned on making land.
  15. I won't be able to make it this year
  16. Upgraded my bow mount so I am selling my old one. Minn Kota powerdrive 12V 55lbs thrust with Auto Pilot installed. Comes with foot pedal, quick release mounting plate, and all hardware. $250 for all of it. Located in Victor NY
  17. I always look forward to this event! Missed it last year for the first time but that won't happen this year
  18. I'll get some stuff from chaos tackle and custom x to throw on the table...anything that interests anyone?
  19. haha thanks Old Man! Drinking and bait buying can be quite the combo.
  20. Are you talking larger double 10s or smaller bladed baits? That would dictate which wire you should use...I make 10s and larger so I use .062 wire sometimes .051.
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