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About LakerTaker

  • Birthday 10/31/1970

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    Fishing, Hunting, Shooting, Guitars, ATVs, metal fabrication, auto and marine repair, spending time with family
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    Detour, MI
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  1. I experienced the same thing, except changed out the cowbells for Dodgers in the trash can/smoke color. Locking in the right combination made for a great day of fishing. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. Awesome fish, congrats! Funny how the colors lock in for those lakers. Depending on the day, I usually catch most of the lakers on one set-up too. Green was really hot this year, and the Gambler rigs work, even when no one else is catching fish. I’m fishing out of Detour on Huron. I haven’t tried Superior yet. We average between 6 and 12 pounders, but nothing like what Superior has to offer! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Yeah I can’t decide between the 7mm-08 and the .308. I’ve been around the .308 my whole life but I have no experience with the 7mm-08. I will be drooling for a few more years before I get one, LOL. I hope Remington keeps the R-25 line. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. Thanks EsoxAC3. I will have to check out the Hog Hammers. I recently purchased Barnes TSX 55 grain and Hornady V-MAX 55 grain hunting ammo. Yes, absolutely, shot placement is key and will be taken very seriously. It's amazing how many people I've talked to that have shot deer successfully with their .223. I love my R-15. I'm also adding an R-25 in .308 to the "wish list" so we can quit having this argument! LOL
  5. I agree with you, I grew up using a 250 Savage for several years, then transitioned over to a 30-06. I have a specific application (short range tree stand) where a .223 might be effective and I wanted to test the water to see if others are using this caliber. I spend a lot of time shooting and am an accuracy freak, so shot placement is important to me.
  6. I use the front upgraded black snapper releases after losing 2 boards (they don’t float for very long....or at least I couldn’t find them). You have to look for a good deal on them.....some people want too much $. Franks and Northwoods Outlet has them for $11.99. I paid $9.99 in-store at Northwoods Outlet a few years back. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Great tip ghostrider67. I went from a 21 to a 19 pitch. Pitch and RPM have an inverse relationship. A 1” reduction in pitch will increase RPM by about 200. Top speed is reduced but trolling RPM increases. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. I’ve had several brand trolling plates, plastic and aluminum. Not one lasted a full season before either bending, breaking, or the cord getting ripped off. You think you can manage one...but in high seas it is difficult. Might be fine on a small outboard boat, but never a larger I/O. I’ve used 5 gallon buckets with small holes drilled in the bottom with success - but it was a smaller boat. I’m sure large trolling bags are your ticket. [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. I have a 1979 Johnson 70hp, that I still use, and I would ask between $750 and $1000 for it. It also has power tilt. For your motor, with power tilt, I would start higher than $850. And I certainly wouldn’t take any less than $850. I would pay $1200 for your motor, as a buyer. Yeah, it’s an old motor, but try buying a newer 100hp........ (And as a buyer I would be very happy paying $850) Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Sorry for the delay posting pics. I wasn’t able to find them. They might have been deleted. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. I ran big boards years ago....and now only run inlines. When I salmon and/or trout troll I always have 1 or 2 inlines off to the side with leadcore or snap weights to pick up fish higher in the water column. I’m not always successful, but I do it anyway with a single spoon or a fly and flasher combo. When running multiple boards it’s nice to have vertical rod trees to keep your rods separated and forward in your spread. I bought one set of tattle flag offshore boards and one set of non-tattle flag and a buddy made tattle flags using wire and springs from our local hardware store. I also have some church boards. I would recommend, however, you use the factory tattle flags. I also have LED Board lights that are awesome at night. The inlines are a lot easier to set up when fishing solo and adjusting them is easier when you run into boat traffic. Also I feel it’s easier to know that you have a fish on instead of depending on a release from the big boards. Franks Great Outdoors has had the best price for offshore brand board kits for several years. Cabelas sells a knock-off brand, but I prefer to support Offshore Tackle. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. My new gunwales stood up a little higher than the original, but it wasn’t very noticeable when I was done. And like I said, rock solid. I could pull myself into the boat with the rod holders and there was no movement in the gunwales. I cut them to fit. I will find pics tonight. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. I had a 14ft Sea Nymph Deep V with a side console and 25hp. It had gunwales like yours, almost full length. I removed the gunwale boards and replaced them with 2x6 treated, cut to the proper shape of the boat and wrapped in marine carpet. After re-wiring the boat, I supported the stringer (attachment points) locations with smaller boards and spray foam. I then pre-drilled each attachment point and used stainless screws to secure the gunwale boards. They were solid as a rock!!!! That’s what I would recommend...and you could use manual or electric downriggers that way using a track system or direct mount to the board. No need to get underneath...just use stainless screws. I will try to find pictures of my rebuild and will post them later when I get to a computer. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. X2. All of the above are top notch. I would also add Northwoods Outlet. Fairly close in distance to Franks Great Outdoors. Northwoods has been improving their online store, but if you are ever in Michigan it’s worth a stop. Like others, I also shop EBay as a matter of convenience and availability - and I pay attention to know who the sellers are - many are small tackle shops. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. LOL!!!! She has 3 sisters (all married) and they are all the same way. Farm girls. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app