JJBat150

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About JJBat150

  • Birthday 02/21/1971

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  • Location
    Hopewell Center, NY
  • Home Port
    Canandaigua Lake

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  1. I bought a used jet ski trailer a few years ago and added a storage area and racks with J hooks. Sure beats car topping and it makes storage easier. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Hemlock

    Looks loke the experiment was a sucess. [emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. I'll take 'em. Shipping to 14424. PM on the way Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. If you're looking to primarily troll, i would suggest you look at Hobie yaks with the mirage peddle drive. It's only good for forward propulsion unless you physically remove and reinsert the unit. They just came out with an updated version this year that has reverse mode, (engaged by pulling a cable) but I'm seeing on different forums there's some issues with them. I've got a few yaks, and use a Hobie Outback for trolling the Finger Lakes. In the right weather I've had it a few miles off shore of Lake O for spring browns and fall salmon. The Hobie pro anglers are wider and heaver (more stability) and are good canidates for electric trolling motors. If you go wirh something that big, you might consider a trailer for it. I usually bring along 2 trolling rods and run them both. I also grab a jigging or spinning rod depending on conditions / mood. In my opinion, the lack of storage isn't that big of a deal, you can still bring alot of gear along. I've got plano 3600 size boxes set-up for different kinds of fishing, and I bring aboard only the ones I need for that trip to save space. Electronics are pretty easy, most manufactures are including provisions for mounting transducers, batteries and fish finders, as well as having some type of cable management system to keep things looking neat and clean. No matter what you deceide on, you're definatly doing the right thing by testing riding different models. Lots of different opinions about sit-in versus sit-on-top, I've got both types and can see advantages and disadvantages to both depending on how you're using them. Other questions, let me know. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Good job and welcome to the kayak klub. [emoji3] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Not necessary walleye specific info - just yak trolling in general. Spend more time of the Finger Lakes then lady O, but here's my $.02 Lead core works well, and It's pretty much idiot proof. Just need to watch for tangles if you"re running 2 lines. I usually run # 40 or # 50 jet divers and use 2 rods to stagger them behind the boat to get 10-25 ft separation in the water column. This year I started playing with a torpedo diver on a church clip. Only ran it one trip so far, and it seemed to get a lot of line twist, so more testing is in order. My yak is peddle drive, so it's easier to keep it moving when I have a fish on - that helps avoid tangles. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Did anyone attend ? Any insight to what the DEC said ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Wanted

    I have a humminbird 597 and 688 for sale in this post : Either one is available for $250 - that would be the complete unit with all wiring / brackets and transducer.
  9. Anyone been to either lake lately? Looking to see what the surface temps are how the water levels are. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Just curious - with the DEC heath advisories out about chemical contamination of fish, how may of those chemicals are being introduced into your garden, and at what levels.
  11. And fights like a King Salmon. Can't wait to hookup with one from the kayak !! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Freshwater Dolphins have returned to the Finger Lakes - 240 years after they were last seen! http://www.fingerlakes.com/news/finger-lakes-freshwater-dolphin-returns Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. TTT Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Off topic- I like the idea of mounting down riggers on seat pedestals like that. Looks like they're about 2 ft high and you've got 3-4 ft arms on the riggers. Any problems with twisting or movement ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Was down there a few years ago, and was launching the kayak from the yard next to the old power plant. One of the locals stopped by to chat. Thought he was going to give me a hard time for launching there; instead helped me carry the yak down the hill to the lake. Told me I was more then welcome to use the boat launch- its not private, but town managed. Also said as long as I'm respectful of the lawns, there’s now problem parking to the north. Returned the favor by helping him pull a few docks out in the fall. Following those rules, the locals have always been friendly when I've been there. Like Bulletbob said, it definately a launch for smaller boats. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app