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  1. Had a few older reels break on me during this past week. Started doing an internet search on reels and reviews. To my surprise a reel that came out with great reviews is the Shakespeare ATS. They are under $40 and had very good reviews. Do to their price I am hesitant to spend the money. I am looking for anyone that has experience with these for salmon and can give me their opinion. Thanks for your input. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I did that with lead and it worked okay but if there are any waves at all the line drags in the water. With copper being heavier I suspect it would drag worse. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. I run the lead core on the walleye boards at both walleye and salmon speeds. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. I run 7 - 10 color lead on my church walleye boards without and issues. The walleye board is only a 1/2 inch longer than the OR12 you have. As far as copper we have run 300 copper on them. They don't sink but they do drag back a lot. I would not recommend running that much copper. But 200 copper would work fine I think. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Menards? Is there one in N.Y. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. I also fished lake Michigan for 10 years and have been over here for the last 3 years. I run the same spread here as in Lake michigan....except in the summer. The fleas here will drive you nuts. Need a large diameter line for your riggers for sure. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. are these still available?
  8. We bought a used boat with a 2007 150 optimax. Put about 500 hours on it last year with no issues. Down load the manual off line and read it. Make sure to run optimax oil and I use seafaom for a fuel additive. The only issue we have is that while trolling you have to trim the motor up to make sure water doesn't come in the rear vent. I you don't trim it up it starts to hesitate if water goes into the vent. I also had a yamaha F115 before this one and the noise is a little more when trolling but not too bad. There is no smell of oil like the old 2 strokes when trolling but you do get a slight smell when running above 3000 rpm. I also did the online research and several things that guys question my motor does also like a lot of steam off the back at trolling speed. A buddy of mine has the same motor but a 2012 and it does the same thing. So far no complaints. It doesn't use a ton of oil filled it to the brim this year and with 25 hours into it we have only used made a quart. The motor does have a lot of power for sure it pushes a 21 foot cuddy to plane fast and we reach 38 mph.
  9. Just upgraded. Removed a 595c the gps and transducer are fried but the unit itself still works. If anyone needs the unit it is free.
  10. My boat is also a 20 foot cuddy and the nauticus tabs worked. They are also out of the way when netting and setting lines.
  11. Nauticus pro troll trim tabs work great for me. I am only trying to cut 1 mph off.my troll for walleye though. If you need more than 1 mph you will need a bag.
  12. I have run scotty holders also and never had an issue. Has anyone had bad luck with the scotty rod holders. We only broke one and that was with 80 pound musky line we were trolling an got a snag and the braid dug into itself due to drag being too tight and that ripped the holder off the boat. Also turned the boat side ways first. I have never had second thought about walleye or salmon trolling. Any bad experiences would be good to know about.
  13. Nauticus trim tabs. These are $120 bucks work with no electronics or hydraulics. The slow the boat. Stabilize it and my experience with them has been great.
  14. I have had very good luck with diawa wilderness rods. We use them for in line planner boards and as dipsy rods. They are 5-6 years old and hold up well. They are quite cheap and we have used them for everything from walleye to salmon. Picked mine up in Algoma Wisconsin for $10 a piece.
  15. I have the onyx and cabelas brand. The onyx is very comfortable with a wide neck hole. I am a bigger guy and don't even know it's on when wearing it. Interesting comment about the extra cartridge. Didn't know carrying one was a requirement. Thanks.