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  1. bhotz85,

    I had the same issue with Blacks...very frustrating.

    I switched to Chamberlain's and they work great. I keep the upper adjustment pretty tight so I can crank down on the rod. I do get a few small shakers on the sliders every once in a while. I keep the bottom adjustment light and never had a problem with a release on the smallest of trout. I would recommend Chamberlains.

  2. I am looking to buy a couple reels to load with mono (probably 12#) for use with inline planer boards. I know everyone have their favorite reels. I am considering Okuma Convectors because I've had good luck with Okuma in the past. I troll the finger lakes, but want capacity for Ontario.

    How much capacity should I look for in a reel for this use?

    Also wanted to mount them on a 2 piece Medium action 8' big water Shakespeare Ugly Stick BWS110080. Will that rod have enough backbone to pull the inlines?

  3. Thinking about making the drive out to Seneca tomorrow. I see some comments on other posts about trolling the south end around Watkins Glen. The Glen is quite a drive for me.

    I typically launch out of Sampson due to convenience. Do you think I could have some luck trolling that area of the lake or would my time be better spent heading to the Glen? Or is there a better location to launch during the winter?

    I've never fished the lake this late in the year. Are the fish mostly staged near Catharine Creek during the winter months?


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