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About TyeeTanic

  • Birthday 01/01/2000

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    Fishing, did I mention fishing??
  1. Good system, does things other systems can't. Yankee did do an informative review, search for it.
  2. Any boat cost = initial investment + additional investment to fix things. 80's ... I agree with post above, you need to take a good look at the engine and drives, you don't want a big $ surprise. My friend has a awesome Pursuit, got it at a deal knowing he'd have to put work and $ into it. Still came out ahead, but he worked hard last 2 years and paid lots of $$ in. The boat is in awesome condition now, and again, he came out ahead (comparing to buying a boat in the current condition). But he knew he was going to invest $10k's more ontop of the purchase price. Be careful, it can turn into your worst nightmare.
  3. I always hold the netting in my hand on the shafts and only let go once the basket is below the fish and at least half the fish crosses the rim of the net. Alternatively there are net clipping mechanisms that release under the wight of the fish once it is in the net.
  4. Awesome. This is definitely on my bucket list.
  5. Chrome frog and Atommik stud fly is doing a lot of damage.
  6. Further away from the fin at the back, more action. Front hole, and fin side hole is standard, but if you want more action try front hole and side hole opposit fin. We've been using that more frequently these days.
  7. I'd try both, but mostly inclined to use it with a spoon.
  8. Yes use 20# Fluor leader, around 15 to 20 ft.
  9. Can you take the gunnels out and epoxy them thick? That's what I did. You can use a cannon track to put a rigger mounting post on, that will fit the gunnels.
  10. Advantages of using auto, when you are reeling in a fish, you can bring your weight up. Your arm won't be broken at the end of the day. You can use a 15 to 16 lb weight and change out lures freaquently without anything breaking like your arm. I wouldn't use manual, but that's my choice. You can get electric ones at a good price if you look for second hand ones.
  11. We run them 2.2 to 2.8 mph.
  12. Good suggestions. I'd add the atommik pro am uv glow fly and chrome frog spin doctor.
  13. Lots of fish over 20 lbs taken in the tightlines tournament today. My fishing buddy weighed in the biggest fish at almost 26 lbs.
  14. Rather look at this, temperature transects: https://www.glerl.noaa.gov//res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=o&ext=vwt&type=N&hr=00 You want to find a body of water that is warm on top, and has a zone which is 44 to 48F. That will tell you the depth the fish are likely to be sitting in. Look for structure on your fish finder map ... where does the bottom drop quickly, where are there "peninsulas", where is there a mound? If that structure corresponds with the depth you are looking for in terms of temp (44- 48F), start there. Obvserve the following: - what do the reports online say? - are you marking fish? - do you see bait? - do you see lots of birds somewhere in the distance? - what color is the water (green is good)? - are there any other boats catching fish in the area? Have fun, stick to the lures/flies you know work, and keep trying.
  15. Nice fish. Have had the same thing happen to me, trying to take a fish out of net for a kid who had never caught a salmon before! I was like, take the darn picture, and his dad was forget it, just throw the fish back in so we can take care of your hand. I was like, it's his first fish! Take the darn picture. LOL. Hospital visit to take it out, the barb was lodged on a tendon and we couldn't push or pull it out without slicing my hand open. Off to Jamaica the next day on a holiday. Helped heal the hand.