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  1. Nice job!! I am hoping to get out when conditions allow. Were you working the bottom?
  2. I started to use the stairway only to discover that there is a gate that is chained and locked 20' from the bottom.
  3. Awesome!! I wasn't aware that Youngstown has free launching.
  4. If the Fort Niagara launches are not usable, which launch is everyone using to fish out at the green can?
  5. FORT NIAGARA LAUNCH STATUS? Does anyone know if the launches at Fort Niagara are up and running? I would sure like to get out to the green can and see if those Lakers are hungry.
  6. I currently use a 5" Lowrance DSI and like everything about it except the fact that there is no sonar on this unit. I am looking at buying the Lowrance Hook 7. I see LOTS of negative comments. Most involve slow recovery rate and poor screen when over 7 mph. Can anyone tell me something good about this unit (Other than cheap price)? Have you had any problems? Is it a good unit?
  7. I wasn't panning to go east, but the wind made it clear to me that I didn't have much say in the matter. 70' down gave me about 55 or 60 degrees. 90' down I got about 47-49 degrees. With hand crank riggers you don't want too many knock-offs.
  8. I was lucky enough to find a few kings just east of Olcott in 220 fow to 300 fow. Down 70-90ft on riggers. Diver got one about 65 down.
  9. King Slammin, I hope to see you out there tomorrow.
  10. That is a GREAT idea. Wearing the lanyard around the neck is a built-in safety feature.
  11. I have seen many videos on the advantages of the iPilot, but no real info on my particular interest. I have a 16' Tracker with a 60 hp Mercury and fish solo out of Olcott almost exclusively. This can be challenging when trying to set riggers, dipsy's, and other lines all by myself. As well as catching and netting fish. Especially with a cross breeze or head wind. I would like to attach the iPilot to my 12v 42# thrust Minn Kota to use in conjunction with my main motor. At idle speed the 60 hp Mercury moves me just under 2 mph. My thought is to use the main motor to provide the majority of the propulsion and the iPilot to add a little thrust and keep me on course at 2.4-2.7 mph for proper trout and salmon trolling. Any thoughts or concerns? Has anyone had experience with this?
  12. Sounds like you did better than me. I got shut out Friday and shut out Sunday.
  13. I've been skunked the past two times out. Same word from my friends, also. What is going on?
  14. Were you targeting any certain depth or temp range?