choked-up

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About choked-up

  • Birthday 02/17/1974

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Lyndonville
  • Home Port
    Oak Orchard
  • Boat Name
    StarCraft Fishmaster 196
  1. Garrymny, I have lived next to Lake Ontario my whole life and experience the same as you. Other guys slamming​ them we don't catch anything good. "Should have been here yesterday". Lol. Sometimes we slam them and others don't. X4d does help you not waste time. If your in 120 fow and it's 38° down 60'. There no fish there. Go to 250 fow 80' down 38° no fish there. Go to 450 fow 80' down 52° water but no fish marks. Well that's better than fishing 38° . See where I'm going? Many different opinions on "the best temperature" . Best advice,. Fish where the fish are. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Plenty of fish caught without fishhawk. It's a tool, not a magical fishing machine. Go to lake troll at 2.5 mph(gps) where fish are at on depth finder. Probably 50-80 foot down. When you catch a fish check to see what fishhawk says. Over time you may see a pattern. If your fish finder marks fish 57 foot down? Where would you put your downrigger? Probably 57'. I have owned x4d for 2 years and somedays I use it some I don't. It's just tool. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Sweet boat and great pictures, thanks for the report. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Stick: Smithwick Rattlin Rouge in Rainbow Trout. Spoon: DW Firecracker ss Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Nice job. These moments will never be forgotten. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. A hike down to Devil's hole is awesome. Only takes a couple hours. Pretty easy walk in sneakers. Plenty of parking. This a few miles downstream of falls on American side. You're right next to the lower river. It's pretty amazing to see so close up. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. #3 item is used to attach duck decoys to a long line. You have some nice stuff, it's going to go fast. Where are you located? Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. I would say the problem is the dealer. I would never tell someone I "couldn't" fix something in my job. Kind of insulting to offer $500. I hope all works out for you and it ends up being something small. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. What do you expect Honda to do? It's an eight year old motor, that possibly lacked regular maintenance. Maybe you never changed the oil. Maybe you failed to replace the cooling impeller. Regarding the mechanic,.. sometimes there is more than one thing wrong with mechanical equipment and you have to fix one problem to find the second problem. Just because it has a cracked block doesnt mean the carb didn't need to be rebuilt. I'm just trying to give you a different perspective. I would get a second opinion. I must stress that I'm not trying very to be a jerk. Just playing devil's advocate. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Agree about the size. It's more like 17 foot. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I have been eyeballing that boat for several years. Such a waste. It would be a project. I think they would just let you have it..Tires are about 8" in the ground...Slowly sinking every year. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Three years ago I found a pocket of fish at the 28 line , and they were all 26-27 pounds. I fished them for about two weeks. So, I would say yes. There are spots that only have big fish. It was pretty special. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. 100% white wing Scoter. They are plentiful in Lake Ontario during the winter. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Nice job. Love the Crappie. Congrats. Sent from my XT1565 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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