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Everything posted by Firechief48

  1. I run 6-8' leaders and Evil Eyes, they're lighter and have more action with less pull on the line.
  2. I carry just a pump sprayer with diluted bleach solution and wash the deck after a good day. At the end of the season or once in a while a great day I break out the pressure washer also but I trailer so it's easier for me.
  3. Keeping the boat straight is the most important and letting it out slow. Too fast and not only could it tangle in your other lines but it could spin and tangle itself thus not releasing if needed. There's no need to deploy dipseys first if you follow the above advise as I doubt you'll want to pick up your spread every time you take a shot on one of your dipsey rods.
  4. If by chance I don't buy local the only site I use is FishUSA, can't say enough good about them.
  5. J-Lopez I don't target steelies specifically but what I do get them on usually is free sliders when I'm down 100' plus/minus with the riggers. I run orange or chartreuse evil eyes, even pick Cohos and Browns with them.
  6. Fishbowl we were both running #1 dipseys off wire on #1 setting. I ran 300/350 last week but had 160' cable out on riggers to get good temp. The week before we were running dipseys at 210/240 since temp was much higher. This week hopefully temp will come back up. He's there now so maybe he can get you a depth. I won't be back for another 10 days. Good luck.
  7. Fishbowl you're correct. You don't have to run far out of Oz before you're in deep water.
  8. We have fished Oz the past month and have done very well. This past tues was the most cable we had out due to the weekend blow and that was 140-150', dipseys out 300-350. Most boats are out in the 500-600' range but we picked up kings in 140' trolling in, temp was still as deep there as any other place. White/green dot paddle with glow hammer fly and chrome/green dot spinny with mirage fly have been our best. Good luck to you.
  9. White/green dot paddle with glow hammer off rigger and chrome/green dot spinny with mirage off dipsey.
  10. I've fished Oz past 2 weeks, 48 degrees down 70' in 200 FOW and out.
  11. Fished Oz again 8-1 afternoon 3:00-7:30, 3-7 all kings. 8-2 left the dock at 6:00 and was back at 11:00 with full box, 8-14 and let 2 go. 250-450 FOW, riggers 90/100, dipsies 210/240, all FF.
  12. That's a great price. We own 3-14's we use for hunting the Hudson and I wouldn't trade them for the world. Good luck with the sale.
  13. We fished Oz 7:00-3:00 wed, 4-8 all kings. 350-600 FOW but 400 area was best for us. 48 degree down 50', 44 down 75. Rigger down 70 and 180/210 dipseys took the fish. All flasher/fly
  14. I will be heading out of Oz tomorrow as long as weather holds. I will report back also.
  15. I mounted mine as Tileman Dan said but made a bracket and mounted directly to the roof, pulleys on springs off the rail to the front.
  16. This has worked for me for 30 plus years both on the lake and in the river.
  17. Lily is 100% correct. I'm sure there's already plans in place for any scenario that may arise and there's nobody better at adapting and overcoming obstacles than the emergency services. The most important thing is if God forbid something does happens, that you go to where you say you're going so they can move/unlock anything if need be. There's nothing that can't be overcome.
  18. Looks like a great trip. Someday I hope to get back there myself.
  19. No matter how much experience you have an ornery King will make a mess at times, good luck to you.
  20. I always run dipseys and some days I'll run just a chute copper instead of one each side off boards. When I get a fish on though the first thing I do is get that copper up and out of the way.
  21. Most of the time when you bring the board to the boat the fish will stay straight behind the boat. There are times though when I'll pull that side dipsey to make room just to remove the chance of tangling.
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