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codybuehler

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About codybuehler

  • Birthday 01/18/1985

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    Gipsy Danger

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  1. GPS shows 2.2 with a down speed of 2.3 headed south. Best line for us has been dodging around the boats in close anchored or drifting. There were piles of fish on the bottom in there yesterday.
  2. Was out last night (9/11), found temps down 80. Today it’s down 50. Shows 49.8 at 51 feet. 3 for 7 now. 1 salmon around 19” and I figure the rest were Lakers. They are liking small silver and black scorpions on the 250’ copper, 10 color leadcore and downrigger parked at 51’. Speed is on the higher end: 2.4-2.5 at the Ball. GPS shows 2.1SOG headed north. Biggest laker today is around 7lbs.
  3. I tried a few different colors and depths on a flasher and couldn’t make them take those. There was about an hour when it didn’t matter what color or how deep or shallow we were running the stuff. Everything took hits. Makes for a fun little while, but couldn’t find that school again. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. I was wondering what all of you were up to just inside of us. We were playing around in the 185-220’. Saw the same current issues. All of our bites were headed west, in a wide range of depths. 45-80’ down on the riggers, 10 color lead cores and 212’ on the dipseys. Had to fight the speed headed back East. Ended up 6 for 12. I assume all kings. Couldn’t land a good hook set on the bigger fish on the dipsey. Took some drag and slipped the hook. This silver streak did most of the work for us today. Can’t find a replacement anywhere. I think it’s Peppermint Patty? The rest were green and blacks.
  5. And the saga continues! I figured this was worth adding to this thread. I was using some Brocraft versatrack rod holders with Cannon plastic rod holders. It was nice being able to move them, but wow did they flex bad when a real fish took the dipsey. Some measuring and thinking later, I decided to add tracks to the gunwales between the consoles and rod boxes. 36” tracks fit perfect. 2” ahead of the rod box edges and 3” from the inside edge. The port side was a lot more difficult to put in than the starboard side. I had to take a bunch of screws out of the side and pull it open. Also I had to take the bottom two rod tubes out. That’s the only way I could reach up under and tighten the bolts down. The backing is 1” thick plastic I had laying around. The starboard side I had to take off the control vinyl covered piece and also the bottom two rod tubes. Same measurements again for placement and same backing plate. This whole process tightened up everything. Paired up with some Cannon rod holders it’s pretty slick. Even my trees fit on the track and made them more solid. I had a pair of 6” tracks and pedestals for my downriggers in the garage so figured I would make those work as well. I tried the pedestals and tracks once before but they seemed to flex the gunwale too much for comfort. I used more of the plastic backing and made two sections 8”x21”. Took the back sides off and pulled out the foam. I had to take off the cleats this time also to be able to fit the backing plates under there. Through bolted the tracks in and ran the clear bolts back through the new backing. Stuffed all the foam back in and screwed the side panels back on. That shored it all up and it’s a lot more comforting knowing they have that much more of the torque spread out under there. I may get 12” tracks this winter and bolt them in to help spread it out a bit more, but for know it’s good enough! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. I’m located in Orangeville, Pa but travel to the finger lakes and lake O regularly. Forgot that part.
  7. For sale: Minn Kota Powerdrive V2 12volt, 55# thrust. This is the model with remote Ipilot, no foot pedal. Shaft length is 54” (from the bottom of the head to the bottom of the sled). Works as it should. I recently upgraded to 24volt. $500. I’d rather meet somewhere over shipping this thing. It’s awkward and heavy so it would cost a good bit. Don’t mind the dust, it’s been in my garage for a few months!
  8. Without looking at the receipt from buying my kicker, I believe it’s also an XL. It’s a ‘19 Mercury Pro kicker 9.9.
  9. I did this same thing, but didn’t go past the cleats towards the transom. I also use mag 5’s with the short booms to limit the torque on the base. It flexes a little, but so far nothing noticeable with stress or anything. It may be one of those “what just happened??” Moments when it all let’s loose and goes to the bottom, but I doubt that. I use 12 or 14lb sharks that have had a fair share of bottom, rock and tree hits in their life and never had a problem yet! I did try the versatrack mounts from brocraft and honestly never made it out of the garage with them. Two chrome plated bolts holding the whole thing on didn’t sit well with me. I have half a thought to get a 1/4” thick plate of aluminum, paint it black and make it the same width of the top of the gunwale, and through bolt everything to a long plate under. That may spread the stress out to the edges where the structure meets the top and limit how much pull is on the thin middle. I’m no mechanical engineer, but it makes sense I suppose! My whole setup is flush mounted now, but I’d really like to get 6” pedestals under them to limit the lean out to hook the line on. That will be an over winter project this year unless I get a few good days at home with nothing better to do!
  10. 3 for 4 here. All clones around 20”. Any size to yours? We are debating headed west of the plant out deeper.
  11. We are in between 25-35 FOW just east of the plant with a bunch of other boats. 2 for 3. Small browns is all we got in the boat. The one we lost was bigger. Alewife black silver spoon, wonderbreak moonshine spoon and mixed veggies were the colors. 20’ down.
  12. Very nice! We spent most of our day there also in the pack. Saw all those marks and couldn’t turn a one. Glad you found some!
  13. Anyone having any luck this morning? Marking fish in 50 FOW all the way down on the bottom with a random suspended fish here and there. Straight out between Mexico and the plant. We have 6 rods out covering top to bottom, but nothing yet.
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