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  1. 3 hours ago, wallychaser said:

    Went out yesterday in our 17' starcraft.......NOAA wave forecast was for 1 foot or less, NOT TRUE !!!!!!  Easily 5 & 6 footers 8 miles out :o  Picked up 2 browns, no other hits.

    Wallychaser you're not kidding. First light was beautiful but built fast up by the Dunes. I have a 23' and started back towards the river and the closer we got the better it was, layed downed nice again at least until 2;00 when we went in.

  2. 5 hours ago, Low Baller said:

    Hello Chief, I have a planing fin on my 25 tiller. Helps alot, and actually slows me down slightly at idle. Biggest problem I run into is current. Any suggestions for the low budget guy that doesn't run a hawk. I try to tack the current depending on wind direction.

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    I myself try to troll with/against waves. Against the waves you shouldn't have a problem but with if you're going too fast the cheapest way is the bucket with holes. Keep an eye on the angle of the cables when you get a fish to hit and duplicate it.

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  3. 23 hours ago, MCF said:

    Two issues here.  First the trailer is too short for the boat, particularly with that outboard hanging out back.


    Tongue weight being inadequate for the carried load is the first potential cause of trailer sway.  If you don't believe me, look it up on line but I am sure someone else will jump in on this.


    Your description of sometimes it is fine than it suddenly appears is the classic comment on this issue.

    It is a safety issue!


    It doesn't appear from the picture that you have much if any adjustment left on the trailer. I would look for a new one for sure. Once they start swaying it onlys get magnified the longer you go before correcting it but you've experienced that already, dangerous situation to be in. Another thing to watch is the tire pressure and rating. That could be compounded your problem but not the cause, another issue if you have a blowout like mentioned.

  4. On 9/4/2019 at 8:24 AM, bluegiller said:

    If your getting it caught on the main line from the rod to the cannon ball my guess is you are letting the main line get to much slack. Keep the reel in gear and just back the drag off so the rod stays bent some . I normally put it in free spool but keep my thumb on the spool to control it . The other thing is try and keep the boat a going as straight as possible while setting the lines. Also when posable set your deepest rigger first so it does not have to go by the already set rigger .. if you catch a fish and the other riggers are down still just make sure your going straight when you send the deep rigger past the others .

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    This pretty much sums it up. I myself like shorter leads, 10'-15' usually and never have an issue.

  5. On 9/5/2019 at 6:48 AM, floatfisher said:

    Low Baller, What is the size of your boat?  How do you like trolling with the tiller?  Last question how slow can you get that 25hp down to?


    I picked up an Alumacraft fisherman 145 (measures out at 16' 3") last year with a Yamaha 25 tiller and thought it would be cool to give that a try. My boat doesn't get down quite slow enough with me and my son in the boat so I would have to see how to gear it down for trolling.


    Anyway nice fish!

    Floatfisher you have a few options. Get a small drift/trolling bag and run off the back or 2 on the sides. You can also make these with buckets with holes in the bottoms. If you're worried or think these might pull the boat down too much look into a tolling plate to fit on your motor.

  6. I have always run free sliders but only when the fish are deep. If i'm down 70' plus lets say, I'll run the free slider which I figure is running roughly halfway down or 35' plus.When the salmon are in temp the sliders are usually too high for them but will pickup steelhead. If I'm fishing in close, under 70' I won't run them because of worries of tangles and the increased possibility of a dual hook up with salmon now being out of temp and all over. Evil Eyes are usually what I run because they're light and leader length 6-8'.

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    On August 28, 2019 at 11:52 PM, WalleyeLJ said:

    Same for me, 12 out of the last 13 years, headed up Saturday through Wednesday. My Dad was out yesterday and Monday between the plant and the river. 1 for 2 Monday, 1 for 3 yesterday. Can't wait - like fishing the skinny water for Kings!!!


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    Helped your dad dock yesterday and had a nice talk with him, very nice man. We never tried to get out but wed evening 2-5 off South Dune. Plenty of fish 70-90 down 55. She should lay down for you sat afternoon, good luck guys. imageproxy.php?img=&key=b88dfaa7bb580e43imageproxy.php?img=&key=b88dfaa7bb580e43




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  8. Don't put them in the trash no matter how much you soak them, there's always a chance of something in the trash reacting with them and starting a fire. They can be used to start camp fires or I also keep some expired ones on the boat, hope I never bed them but just incase. 

  9. I have a Volvo Penta and once was the timing, second time was water in the fuel. Both times 2800 RPM was the best I could do. 

    For the water I put Heat in the recomended amount in the tank and it cleared it up. If it is water and you have an inline water seperator/filter make sure you change that or you won't get the required fuel through it. Also check to see if there's a cartridge/screen on the backside of the carberator. Check that also to make sure it's good. For timing I had a buddy with me and adjusted it under load on the water..



  10. I very rarely put a spread out that doesn't include free sliders. I usually will stack spoons on separate rods above F/F and run free sliders on the spoon rods, usually Evil Eyes. I get my share of Kings taking the deep spoons and usually steelheads, browns or coho  taking the sliders. 


  11. I have 23' Baha and Mexico is your best bet, half way between 9 Mile and Big Salmon. Never a problem with launching, water is plenty deep and you can do 4 at a time (if lake goes down) with plenty of parking. Right now Pine Groove has more water but usually I wouldn't launch there with anything over 18'. I pulled out of the Light House Marina one year due to engine trouble, hopefully I'll never use that launch again. Good luck hopefully I'll be on the lake that time also.


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