LakerTaker

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About LakerTaker

  • Birthday 10/31/1970

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Michigan
  • Interests
    Raising 5 daughters, deep water trolling, ice fishing, hunting, shooting, welding, CNC machining, design, auto and marine repair, pitbulls, learning more about fishing (especially walleye and pike, which I'd like to know more about)
  • Home Port
    Detour, MI
  • Boat Name
    Lucy

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  1. 24 lb.laker caught on Lake ontario

    Awesome Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. 17 HMR vs reds

    Nice, I bet that was fun. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Where to buy gear

    www.bigpapasportfishing.com, www.walmart.com, www.anglersavenueproshop.com, www.fishusa.com, www.tackledirect.com, www.amazon.com, www.ebay.com, www.dickssportinggoods.com, www.reedssports.com, www.franksgreatoutdoors.com, www.farmandfleet.com, www.fish307.com are my online sources. I'd rather support local shops but we have no options where I live.
  4. Conesus Ice Pike

    I agree. Beautiful fish!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Gunwale painting or covering up?

    The boards were wrapped in a rubber-backed carpet and all contact points were foamed. I screwed into raw wood that I foamed against the original painted stringers. I'm sure the copper (CCA) chemicals can still get in there to corrode over time, but all the surfaces were painted. Hindsight, I should have used regular wood. There is no way to properly isolate treated from aluminum. It was a 14ft deep V and I didn't end up keeping it. Way too small.
  6. You are welcome & sounds good. Yeah, I’d be afraid of dropping my phone in the water for sure. I suppose you could use a lanyard and tie it to your wrist, but that’s one more thing to keep track of. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Here is a product from Walmart (web site) that you may be able to use. It’s $22.97. Other stores/sites such as Home Depot and Amazon sell these too. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Gunwale painting or covering up?

    I would suggest covering it with indoor/outdoor carpet. I refurbed an aluminum Sea Nymph a few years ago that had full length gunwales. I removed all the thin aluminum and replaced it with 2x8 treated, cut to the contour of the gunwales. I bought runner carpet at a local hardware store (usually about 2ft wide on a big roll and they sell it by the foot) and glued it to the wood. Solid as a rock and the carpet really adds a comfort level when climbing in and out...and leaning over the edge, etc. It looks great too. Everything can still be mounted through the carpet. It’s a low pile. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Power Pro Metered Braid

    Ok thanks guys [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Power Pro Metered Braid

    Has anyone tried metered braid for divers or other applications with non-linecounter reels? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Brand of Braid

    I’ve never tried the Mustad Thor, mainly because they don’t sell it locally where I live. Reading some reviews and product info, it appears to have a smoother profile than other braids and is quieter through the rod guides. For the price, it might be worth a try. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. Video: Forest Basal Area

    Thanks for posting. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Planer Board and Mooching Rods

    What are you guys using for line on your mooching set-ups? Regarding poles, I have also been updating my board poles with 8ft 6in Okuma Dead Eye telescoping rods. Their action is just about perfect for a rod in that price range.
  14. New down riggers

    Breezy 1, nice to see you guys back in the downrigger business. Congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Dipsy rigs

    LOL!!!! The lake trout where I'm from (northern Lake Huron and Superior) taste amazing.