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Followed The Waves

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  1. I called Barrett Marine Saturday morning, hoping they could lift the boat so I could get the transducer installed and the fishfinder set up but Fran said weekends are just nuts up there. I’ll have to catch up with him on a weekday; hopefully this Friday. With some materials I had on hand, I was able to set up a temporary Rube Goldberg fishfinder. I attached the transducer to a pressure treated 2 x 6 which I hung over the starboard rear with a bungee cord and zip ties. It bounced around quite a bit in the waves but I was able to mark fish and see my jig. I have no complaints about the old school sonar fishfinder. I didn’t get out on the water until 3 PM but managed one “good eatin’ fish,” so at least I broke the ice. It’s a nice to be back on the water and the new marina at Sampson is state-of-the-art, other than still lacking a pumpout. Unfortunately, the 1993 vintage fishfinder in the flybridge took an official crap. From the water, I was able to download a Seneca Lake fishing map so I could try to find the depth I wanted to fish while driving from the flybridge. I really had a few strikes against me on this trip. I will probably mount the Helix 5 Chirp-DI-GPS in the flybridge, since it tells current speed and whatnot. For the way I fish, I can't see any advantage with the Chirp FF. I’ll attach a few photos… This photo shows my jig dropping to the bottom and then me retrieving it. It looks like a V. A little more jigging action on this one. Rube Goldberg/MacGyver fishfinder mount (patent pending)... First lake trout in eight years!
  2. Hello from a long time ago! This is a very timely topic for me. I sold my Bayliner in 2011 and now eight years later, I couldn’t stay away any longer. I bought an old Carver last week which will serve me well for living aboard for the weekend and jigging off the back. It came with an antiquated Humminbird Wide View FF up in the flybridge but nothing on the stern. I have two FF’s on hand and I will probably install both of them. I stuck with Humminbird because my old 565 served me so well and I was familiar with the menu settings. I have a Helix 5 Chirp DI GPS which I had installed on my fishing kayak. I actually made it up to Seneca twice this spring and I could see my jig falling for the most part although I did have to “hit it just right” to get it within the cone. I may replace the antiquated FF up in the flybridge with this one. I also just bought a Hummingbird Helix 5 G2 for $180 (paid $300 after rebate for the Chirp model!). I think for fishing off the stern, the Sonar G2 will probably win out. Because the boat is so huge, Barrett Marine will have to lift it for an hour or so, so I can drill a couple holes, install the transducer, and seal things up with marine grade silicone. Does this sound like a plan for a jigger only? Thanks for any feedback and I apologize if I’m hijacking this thread but it’s all in the game. I’ve been out of the game for eight years but hope to be back in by this weekend and I will contribute again as I did in the past. I see a few names I knew from years ago and some of the peeps knew me as a regular contributor on the Sanders boards. Good luck, Jigstick and thanks for any input on my plan of attack. Joe
  3. Yeah, that's what got in my way Saturday night. They're still talking about The Tanqueray Incident at the marina from a few years back.
  4. Wee wee wee! You're having a great year down there, Ed! I gotta start hitting the water before noon.
  5. I have 2 crappy ol' Humminbird 565's (about $159.00 on sale). Not sure if they still make them. I see almost every fish I catch. It's fun to watch the action!
  6. Yes, if I may make a broad statement, you guys have the numbers but us jiggers do catch some big ones. It's all good though! I must say, this board is a lot less serious!
  7. Ah ha! So this is where the fishermen hang out!
  8. Couple of photos showing layout... BTW, she came with downriggers but I sold them. She's drilled and "Cannon Mag 10 ready."
  9. I'll be on the north wall at Sampson, #36 or #38 I think. Shakedown cruise for me. I have NO CLUE where to begin!
  10. Yup, here's a pic of Rabbit on his first jigging trip on No Clue. Make no mistake, No Clue may look like a pretty pleasure boat but she is deadly on Seneca. The lakers don't stand a chance. Now is your chance to own a piece of Finger Lakes jigging history! Reasonable offers considered before I pay my dock fee. Rabbit Remember Whetherman? Dude from marina Tim Tim again (this guy doesn't even own a fishing rod) Wife with money fish (boat placed in 3 of 5 derbies) No Clue (the #2 "jigging for lake trout" Google in the world!) Read about it here http://nyfisherman.net/jigginglakers.html
  11. Hey everybody, No Clue is officially on the market. No Clue is our 3rd boat and I suspect there will be another one in our future but I think we are going to give it a break. She's a 1994 Bayliner Ciera 2655 aft cabin with pretty low hours, 260hp Mercruiser, shore power and water, alcohol/electric range, full head, microwave, 2 fishfinders, washdown pump, free jigging lesson, 1999 dual axle trailer, sleeps 4 and ready for the Finger Lakes, Ontario, or Erie. If it doesn't go, I'll be back in May! $13,500 OBO---Please call my cell of PM me if interested and pass it on if you anyone interested. Thanks! Joe Clue (570)337-8040
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