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billbobthorpe

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  1. Still have some colored water in close to the east. Been here since the high winds from Friday and Saturday. Weather not the best this morning but the fish loved it. Back and forth in front of the 2nd and 3rd bluffs was the best spot for us today. 4 made it in the boat today and one broke free at the back of the boat. 1 cookie cutter, 2 about 8 lbs and one really nice 12 pounder. Everything on spoons for us. Greens and green with yellow worked best. Sorry I can never remember the spoon names. A little chilly and damp but a good day out there. It did get better as the day went on. Gonna keep trying the rest of the week when we can.

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  2. I'm installing my fish hawk x4 on my new 2001 Pro-Line 25 walkaround. I have duel Simrad evo2 units with duel transducers. How close can I mount the fish hawk transducer to the Simrad transducer without getting interference with either unit? Anyone here have Simrad electronics or knowledge to help me mount the fish hawk transducer only once?

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  3. Life is a series of journeys and chapters for all of us. This chapter is coming to an end but your next chapter and journey is just beginning. The good thing is we will always have the memories of our past. Enjoy your last season on Lake Ontario and make all the memories you can. Good luck to you and your wife and enjoy the next chapter of your lives.
    Tight lines!

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  4. He was asked and hinted about it at his press conference the other day. It wasn't definite at the time but was a possibility. He mentioned the date of May 1st so naturally they had to make it later. That's why the governors made the announcement before Trump has his call with them this afternoon. Trump is supposed to lay out his start up plan at his press conference today.



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  5. This is all political now. They know Trump wants to open the country up starting May 1st. This is about the governor's making the decision and not letting Trump or the federal government make the decision. Trump and the government bent over backwards to help NY and the hardest hit cities and states and this is the thanks he gets. At this point I feel it needs to be a personal decision. If you don't feel safe or for health issues want to stay home by all means stay home. But the rest of us want to get back to our lives and work.

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  6. We are over the worst it seems now. Couple more weeks I think we should start to get back to a new normal. I don't want to offend anyone on here but this keeping us out of state folks away to stop the spread is fine as long as it goes both ways. Here in PA where I live we have lots of essential jobs in warehouses and distribution centers. In the last month we have had hundreds of people from NY take jobs here and start living here. Like I said it works both ways. I have stayed home to do my part to prevent the spread. But in a couple more weeks or so I'll be heading up to do some fishing and support the local businesses that need our help now more than ever. It's not about catching fish. It's about coming up and spending time with friends that have become family and supporting the small businesses as I've done for over 25 years. I don't want to get anyone sick or get sick myself but if we aren't sick we should start getting back to work and living our lives soon.

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  7. I don't want anyone to get sick or god forbid loose their life from this virus. But the reality is most people will get it eventually. And like other viruses people will die from it. I wasn't in favor of shutting things down but it hasn't been as bad as I thought. I'm sure it's hit some people hard financially I really feel for those folks. It seems the shut down has had an effect on the spread of this thing. Now it seems like we are on the down hill side of this virus. My feeling now is its time to start getting back to some kind of normal. We all know it's not going to be the same as it was. Some things will change forever because of this. Will more people get sick? Yes. But that happens every year from the flu. Until their is a vaccine we will all get this like the flu. Most of us will be down for a week or so and then recover. If people are scared to get it or has a health issue that makes them vulnerable to getting critically sick then you should stay home and avoid exposure. Those folks can take advantage of the programs to get through this financially. But for the rest of us I think it's time to get back to work and back to living our lives. We could keep things shut down longer but how long is longer? A couple more weeks? Maybe another month or two? Or longer? My point is the "experts" say without a vaccine it could go on for a year or two with spikes and lulls until we all eventually get it. In my humble opinion I think we've done what we can to limit the initial spread of this virus. We are past the peak and it's time to get back to our lives. Happy Easter to everyone and your families.

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  8. The Greater Niagara Outdoor Show is a really good show for trolling and fishing lake Ontario and Erie and their tributaries. Many of us that love trolling the lakes have everything we need to do it. It is great to get out and see some of the new products and talk to people who love what we do as much as us. All the vendors and manufacturers reps are very helpful and willing to share their knowledge to make us better fishermen. The seminars are nice and informative. I always seem to pick up a trick or new technique with everyone I attend. I attended the salmon school on Saturday which is a wealth of information for trolling. The captains Andy, Pete and Matt do a great job explaining and showing us the techniques and tackle that works best for them. They also teach the best way to find the fish we are targeting mostly salmon and trout in many different lake conditions. And they make themselves available for questions during the salmon school and throughout the entire weekend. All in all it's a nice show and it gives us a nice weekend in the middle of winter to talk and think about fishing.

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  9. I bought my Fish Hawk 2 years ago right when the depth feature was added. I had the same dilemma and went with the X4. It's a great unit and have not had a bit of trouble with it. I do however wish I spent the extra $150 for the X4D. I think it would make it easier to get down in the sweet spot sooner is all.

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