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jaybird904

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    Backing for leadcore

    I use power pro also for long lead lines. Mono for short lead because it is cheaper. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. This is a prop off my old boat. Like new. No dents or dings. Was replaced with a SS prop and I just ran across it today. 13-3/4 x 15. $50 plus shipping. Located in Buffalo/Niagara Falls area. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    For the Love of Copper!

    I set up my first copper the winter and used 30 pound power pro. I see you are recommending 65 pound. A friend of mine recommended the 30 pound. Will this be okay or should I respool with heavier line? It is a 300 copper on an okuma connector. Thanks for any help you can provide. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Food plothelp

    Did some plots last year. Just disked early wait for the weeds to start growing. Then hit it with weed killer then a real light disking and planted clover. If the land hasn't been worked for awhile you will probably need lots of lime. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Shakespeare ATS reels

    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
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    Copper line and Planer Boards

    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
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    Copper line and Planer Boards

    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
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    Copper line and Planer Boards

    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
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    Battery Advice

    Menards? Is there one in N.Y. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Lake O Newbie

    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
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    MOOR Sub-troll 900

    are these still available?
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    Who has an Optimax?

    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.
  13. 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.
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    Tried buckets

    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.
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    Tried buckets

    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.
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    Diver Rod Holders

    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.
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    Advice on Sylvan boat

    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.
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    Rods for eye trolling ?

    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.
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    Inflatable life jacket

    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.
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    Ditch Bag

    I also carry a ditch bag. I added extra floatation by running rope through the cheap float noodles and lining inside of bag. These would act as extra throwable floatation. Plus I have 2 of the cheap blow up loungers. If the boat goes down and your flares are gone these can be inflated and held over your head to stick out of water an extra 4 feet. When you are floating in a life vest younare.almost invisible.
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    .17 bolt rifle thoughts?

    Which .17 are you considering. I had the .17 hmr and last fall I purchased the new 17 wsm. I am getting much better results with wsm in terms of accuracy and bullet drop over a hundred yard. Both guns are savage but the wsm is the heavy barrel. They both lethal on woodchuck. The flatter trajectory of the wsm has increased kill rate for 100+ yard shots. Rounds are priced the same if you find them on sales $15 for 50.
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    Sea Fleas in Olcott?

    Wondering how the sea fleas have been we are considering a trip out this weekend. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks. Any tips on where to start would be great also. Reading the posts it looks like everyone is 450 fow or deeper.
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    olcott

    I am assuming that what we ran into today out of olcott where fleas? I am new to the lake but our lines where covered with what looked like some sort of very tenacious algae. Where these the fleas? How long does this last? I am going to stick to walleye and Lake Erie until this mess is gone. Do they stay for the rest of the summer? Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Olcott 6/24

    Heading up with some guys from Wisconsin. Any updates from the weekend that could help.
  25. 7 for 12. All in 320 - 450. FF at 50 took two the rest came on 5 color LC off boards. 1 king. 1 brown. 1 steelhead. 1 laker. 3 coho. Is that a Lake Ontario grand slam. This is a new fishery to us. So far it has been a blast. My kids are having fun.once again thanks for all the post and help.
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