vetting

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  • Birthday 04/22/1982

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    Milwaukee, WI
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    Milwaukee
  • Boat Name
    Fish Licker

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  1. Yeah check the main ground/power wires. Most of the time I've had problems with electronics it ended up being corrosion on the terminal connection to the fuse panel or the fuse itself. Corrosion can also cause a slight loss in voltage so you have to check for actual voltage to the pins on the back of the cord and not just continuity. Do you leave your fishhawk on the boat or to you unplug and replug it every time?
  2. If you are catching them on small spoons or stickbaits, they are going to come off every time with their aggressive nature and easily ripped mouths. Peanut flies are the way to go since they are trebble with the tinsel wrapped right on it which gives them nothing to torque/twist against. Running close to the boat (they are attracted to the boat anyways) means less reeling time and their diet is more geared towards bugs this time of the year so they are up toward the surface. In Milwaukee we had a freak class of them that stayed around all year. By the end of the year it was impossible to tell them apart from 3 year old kings they were so big - many in the 10 to 12lb range. At that point you have to throw out the gum color ID - we had to count anal fin sticks to tell them apart....man last year was fun.
  3. Not sure if its common knowledge out by you guys....but this is how we roll in Lake Michigan - Milwaukee. Often in April/May, you will see boats leaving the marina with 12 to 18 rods with the exact same setup. Double 00 Orange metal dodger followed by a peanut fly or trimmed king fly. 16 to 18" inches behind the flasher. Colors of the fly are silver/green/blue. Run 1 through 4 color of lead or keel weights on boards. Run normal flashers on rigger down deeper to draw in or if kings are around. Run 2 dipseys on a 1.5 setting. Run them just to the point where you lose sight of them in the prop wash. Sit back and when you hit a pod of them you will have 4 to 5 on
  4. Yeah vehicle wraps have come a long way since everyone wraps cars now. If you do it, go with 3m 1080. If you have a complex structure or dont feel comfortable using knifeless tape, get a pro to do it. There are plenty of car wrap guys that would love to do a long flat surface. I paid a pro $300 plus materials to do mine and took an afternoon.
  5. Was about to buy a new one - $125 shipped to Milwaukee if you can do it.
  6. What year is the boat? What color is the gel coat that you are trying to restore? If its colored gelcoat its a battle every single year. I wet sanded/buff/polished/wax the white parts and then vinyl wrapped my colored stripe that is 3 feet wide. I tried every single year to fix the grey and finally gave up last year - filled and faired it and then the wrap went on.
  7. You need the higher lb for the fly leader so that the fly whips around rather than just sit there behind a flasher.
  8. Just reduced the prices on what is left before they end up on eBay.