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  1. the best snubbers on the market. i use them for everything, including 20lb weights and planer boards. a thicker one for heavy duty usage is new this year
  2. we are in the wrong business to save money lol. the snubbers are under $10 and that is great insurance to me. i ran those same cannons and the stops are much more abrupt than other riggers. even if weight stays in water it is still a jolt. not to mention your release is still in the water if you have no snubber between it and the weight
  3. the set up is correct. no effect on bite whatsoever
  4. fish thief makes the best downrigger snubbers. strong, little blow back compared to other bulkier brands, and if put between the release and weight the ball stays in the water when auto stop engages. i use the on my planer boards too
  5. contact captain alan sauerland of instigator sportfishing. 716-504-7789
  6. hands down best snubber on the market, especially for downriggers. they handle 20lb weights with no problems and i dont run my otter boards without them as they absorb the shock when the boards jerk hard in rough water
  7. how many green are left and how much to ship to buffalo?
  8. this trip is being offered thru current LOTSA members. Payment for the last 2 spots has fallen thru so they are still open
  9. Dear LOTSA member: Over the years our Salmon School and monthly club meetings have provided LOTSA members with invaluable information from experienced fishermen and Charter Captains. Many of these tips and techniques have directly led to some impressive catches including multiple derby and tournament cashing entries. We are taking it a step further by moving the class from the classroom to the lake with our first installment of a hands on Salmon School Charter. This will be a full day charter from 6am to 2pm and you will be involved in the daily routine of a Charter Captain from gear selection, decisions where to start fishing, deployment tactics, tackle choices and presentations, organizational tips, etc... This will be a catch and release trip and we will practice those techniques also. The trip is only open to current LOTSA members and limited to 2 people per sign up. The total number for the day will be open to 6 people and is being run on Sun June 9th from Wilson. The Teaching Trip will run on TWO BULLS SPORTFISHING with Captain Joe Gallo. Contact Joe directly at 716-998-2296, [email protected] or www.twobullssportfishing.com to make arrangements. This is a first come first serve basis and receipt of payment locks in your spot. In the event of bad weather, refunds will be given if a make up trip cannot be arranged. Cost is $75 per person and all proceeds from this class go directly to the pen projects in Olcott and Wilson to help sustain our world class fishery.
  10. look at www.fishthief.com best snubbers for riggers and trolling. especially if you have cannons with such a hard stop. the snubbers will also keep your weight just below water surface when autostop activates thereby eliminating the jerking on the ball when boat is pitching when the weight is out of the water. i would also save the money on termination kits and just use wire knot with no crimps
  11. keep an eye on weather. if it stays at current forecast it will be unfishable from late fri aft thru sat evening
  12. i know a 31 baha that is going on market for a good price. pm me for contact info
  13. fish thief sure strike snubbers are the way to go. much better construction and less blow back than other brands
  14. sorry, i am confused as to the problem you are having. are you saying you have to do something extra to stand yours up? if so, there is a problem with yours.
  15. other than just grabbing and standing them up what force do you have to do to get them there?
  16. i am in wilson this weekend. are you anywhere near there to arrange pick up?
  17. my nephew will be publishing lots of videos of our fishing trip last weekend but he cut this commercial for me to start
  18. the top of the arc is the depth of the fish, assuming is is directly under the transducer
  19. you can achieve the same effect by rolling the fly in a post it sticky sheet
  20. you are a 100% correct when you say reproducing something successful is the most important part of fishing. but the more info you have will help your success rate. it is highly unlikely, as you state, that your rigger will ever show higher on your graph than it is down in real depth, you can choose to ignore the facts but it doesnt mean that they arent real and useful tools in setting your program. you say you want to put your gear just above the fish and again you couldnt be more accurate. but the formula i gave will help you understand exactly how it works and can help you get in the right spot
  21. in this example your rigger depth is C (70ft).. the distance away from tranducer with blow back is B (30ft). that would make the distance from transducer to weight A ( roughly 76-77 ft ) and that is how "deep" it would appear on your graph. the deeper C is and further back B is the more exaggerated A will be. and yes i know the diagram is not drawn to scale.
  22. a squared = b squared + c squared. look at a pic of the pythagorean theorum. it doesnt have to be close at all. the deeper the ball and more blow black then the "deeper" it will appear on your graph. yest i was in 200 foot of water with a rigger down 150ft. it looked like it was dragging bottom on graph. in reality it was probably 60foot above the bottom. sonar measures DISTANCE from transducer, not DEPTH. the only time the two are the same is when the object is directly under the transducer. this is why fish "arc" on sonar as it starts at a greater distance, then under it, then moves away in the cone. if you look at the diagram, 'A' represents the distance that the transducer is seeing your weight with the top tip of the triangle being the transducer and the far right corner of the triangle being the weight. if you were to to transpose that line parallel to 'C' it would be much longer, which is why it appears deeper than it actually is
  23. it measures water pressure that is sent to the head unit by way of the transducer.. on any given day my x4d probe can be down 80ft as per rigger counter yet read down 100 ft on the fish finder, but yet the actual depth probe could be 70ft
  24. your weight is not at the same depth as your sonar shows it. it appears deeper on screen than it actually is because of the hypotenuse of right angles
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