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  1. My first lo boat was a used 212 tournament I bought in 2001. Great boat. Fast, seaworthy and large enough to take a couple friends out and not be uncomfortable. Having a used boat has its issues but pay to get the engine looked at by a trusted mechanic and don’t miss service. Should be fine.
  2. Im in the same boat right now. Interested to see other's recommendations. I think you have to look at how often you will be using the planers and how much you want to spend. The ciscos are more expensive but a better product. they are also upgradeable to electric pretty easily. I am not sure about the big jons. I a also considering the great lakes planers brand as well.
  3. Where are you fishing out of? I head down to tavernier quite often to the courthouse down there.
  4. I have used both. Always loved the looks and the durability of the big jons. Had big jobs in my old boat years ago without problems. Running cannons now now and I love them. Love the auto stop system. I really like the cannon stainless steel base, swivel base and booms. I think that has stepped up the quality from years ago in my opinion. Keep in in mind I was away from this fishing for ten years. All of the riggers that have stood the test of time are good but I really have shifted from big Jon to cannon.
  5. What’s your price range and how far are you willing to travel. I bought a boat in July and recently upgraded. I’ve been through tons of brokerages and can probably give you some guidance. There is a great looking 28 foot rampage at Arney’s marina in sodus. Almost bought but opted for larger boat because of wife and three kids.
  6. Thanks so much for the input. If I end up getting them I’ll share my experience as well.
  7. Jerry Any problems with the clutch system? I know there's no auto stop. Also, what about the rod holders?
  8. Does anyone have any experience with the downrigger’s and/or rod holders?
  9. Has anyone ever used their triple planer boards? Thoughts?
  10. I bought this boat back in July after ten years of being away from the lake. After a number of trips I’m actually going to upgrade now that my boys now 6 and 2 love it and I know I’ll get my moneys worth.. Just want to dump this and willing to sell for 13k. Taking a beating but trying to sell here before I execute brokerage agreement. Great family boat. twin 350 crusaders raymarine depth finder 4 cannon mag 5 electrics with extendable booms ( not a typo) traxtech tracks and four cannon rod holders just put almost 4k into engines and boat runs great. Cruises at about 17 mph very good rough water boat Honestly looking to get into a larger newer boat. And don’t want to be a two boat owner.
  11. Are these the white ones with stainless boom and reel?
  12. I think the ideal boat is a 25 foot Carolina classic or 265 albemarle for that price range. You can find them all day long used in that price range.
  13. That’s actually one of my old spoons . I used to own red hook tackle and I produced Raider Spoons. That was a “green Deamon” I believe we called it. I sold the business to a gentleman in Milwaukee. I’m now a lawyer in Florida but get up there to fish with my brother every year. I think I may still have a lot of them in storage somewhere. Either way that’s a Raider spoon.
  14. Wait for my brother's report. He did well in Browns this morning. Ryonybony is is name on the site
  15. Gill-t, When you are fishing deep this time of year you are targeting two year old kings and steelhead. It is stable water and those fish are typically always there.
  16. Nick, last weekend my brother (Ryan) and I were out between 580 and 720 feet and did two matures, four steelhead and dropped a few others. Don't worry about the temp. Fish deep between 95 and 130 on the riggers (with sliders) and the fish will be there. We were fishing in 41 degree temps. Mag dipsies on one settings back 285-295 took fish as well. All spoon bite.
  17. Hey Guys, I used to spend alot of time on these Forums but a career change and other factors sent me to Florida. Prior to going down to Florida, I owned Raider Spoons and had my Captains license. I have a request for anyone interested. My father (who ran the charter with me) and son will be up at the lake on Labor Day weekend from Friday through Monday. They are fishing with friend of my father's on Labor day but were looking to get out on either saturday, Sunday or both if anyone was looking for viable deckhands and gas money. My father now owns a boat, a 27 foot Penn Yan, but he couldn't put the boat in for a variety of reasons. He is willing to help with gas and whatever else is needed to get out on the lake for the day. He has a Place in Henderson but will travel if necessary. Anyone interested, please call me @407-271-2078. Consider yourselves lucky, Fishing the Big Pond is still better than Ocean Fishing in my opinion. There's just something about it that can't be replaced, regardless of the size of the fish. Rob Horst
  18. Actually, I think it is a fish's equivalent to scoliosis.
  19. Yeah kind of, and a lot of bass!!!
  20. Name: Rob Horst Location: Orlando, FL Home Port: Boat Name/Type: I fish for: ================== Hey guys. Used to run a lure business and charter boat up in the big O. Now I'm working as an attorney down here in Fla. Just wanted to Login and say Hi!
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