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  1. Also used for seth green rigs and for what the title says a thumper rig i. The old days before speed and temp a thumper rig was used to help determine your speed at depth some folks still use it. You take a three way swivel at the end of your braid or steal line put a flasher combo on the flat side of the swivel with the weight with a leader on the down side of the swivel. Let it out to your desired depth and adjust your throttle on the boat until you get that nice double thump in your fishing rod. That would be giving you the right action of your flashers then set your other presentations to match.

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  2. Looking in to the possibilities of a new to me boat. Curantly I have a 21 foot thompson classic cuddy cabin. Boat is at best a spartan platform not a lot of bells and wissles. My wife has gotten more interested in the being on the water and we are talking about getting a bigger boat. We are looking at 25 to 27 ft I guess you would call them pocket cruisers. We have 5 kids aging from 10 to 18 and when everyone wants to go the little thompson gets pretty tight. We have been looking a various different brands but are looking for something like the sea ray sundancer or the weekender. My question is has anyone seen or set up one of these boats for trolling. Trying to make her time on the water more enjoyable while still doing the fishing thing. Any thoughts or feed back is greatly appreciated thanks

     

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  3. I use 10 lbd window weights quite frequently wich are similar to what you are looking to use. They are about 18 inches long or so. They do work well for dragging bottom and yes they do not hang up as easy as normal ball shaped weights. As far as a lot of blow back they do have more blow back but if you are dragging bottom I'm not sure how much the blow back really comes into play. I know that in the west they use cylinder shaped weights for fishing for salmon fishing in lakes with a lot of structure for the reason of less. Chance of hang ups on bottom.

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  4. Not sure where you are fishing but I've fished mexico bay threw October with mixed results. But that's all year dependent with what happens with the runs in the rivers. I am far from a lake Ontario expert though. I only get out on the big lake a few times a year at best. Fishing shallow around pier heads will be your best bet as the fall progresses. But now you will be getting in to the Combat fishing which is all in how you take it. Some like it some hate it.

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  5. Wire is put on dipsy rods and yes you need a roller tip or what they call a twily tip you only need to change the tip. Copper wire is softer and you don't need to modify your rods. With wire if you don't change the tip eventually a burr will develop in the tip and can create a sharp spot that could cut your line.

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  6. Hit the water Sunday around 11 am. Took my oldest sons and wife and daughter. Motored north past aes and set dipsys andriggers out. Riggers parked at 70 and 80 both with flasher flies and both cheated up 20 ft with spoons. Dipsys at 240 and 160. First fish hit the deck before could get everything out on the 240 dipsys and the day stayed pretty consistent after that. Totalled 9 fish all together gave the kids pretty good work out. Fished north to Shaldreke on the east side and then turned and pointed south west and trolled back to some where between Kidders and Aes on the west. The hot fly for this year is a atomic supper wonder bread glow behind a white and silver spindoctor. That set up has caught easy 75 % of the fish for me this year. The fly is the only one I have and it is all beat up and missing more tinsel than it has. The stinger treble hook is all bent and out of shape but it keeps catching fish. I don't care change what is working I figure I'll keep fishing it unroll a fish takes it or it is just a bare hook with beads. Anyway good day on the water. The lake was like glass. Good luck out there be safe.

     

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  7. I'm not expert on targeting the salmon but do know the ones I have caught this year have come out of the dealer water 60 to 70 ft down. Over various depths. Seem to be right in amongst the lake trout. Been stacking my riggers 1 at 80 with a stacked rod 20 ft above and one at 70 with a stacked rod 20 ft above that. That set up has produced well for me all year for both salmon and lake trout. Oddly enough my dipsey s have been silent this year wich is odd for me. I used to do much better on my dipsey rods than my rigger rods hands down. But this year has been different. Spoons in green and any flasher fly combos have worked good for me. Was out on Wednesday and just for something different I was stacking a 3rd rod on each down rigger 20 ft above my last stack with 75 to 100 ft leads with smaller blue and silver spoons and picked up 2 smaller rainbows that way. Problem being anytime one of the down rods fired you had to clear both of the top rods to prevent tangles.

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  8. I was just going to clip the snap duo lock part of the down rigger release to the trott line clip. At the end like where you have your duo lock but mine will have the heavy mono lead with the pinch pad release at the end. Is there a reason the duo lock can't just be clipped on to the trott line clip. I don't really know if that would be a problem. Why did you secure it with shrink wrap

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  9. Has anybody modified Scotty pinch pad downrigger cups with trott line clips for stacking on downrigger cable. I have a bunch of Scotty pinch pad that I wanted to modify. Right now I have them set up like cannon stackers but need 2 for 1 line it is also kind of a pain in the butt clipping the snap on then pinching the other release while hanging over the side of the boat. I frequently stack each rigger and want to stream line it for ease of use. The Scotty stackers look like a normal Scotty release with the trott line snap on them. Wasn't sure if I was missing something thanks

     

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  10. Fished some this afternoon from about 2 to 5. Launched out of Myers and steamed north to aes and trolled south. Had some shakers and a couple small fish then my son who only gets to go with me once or twice a year locked in to a beautiful land lock that tried more than once to wrap him self in all the lines. Kept going across my whole spread. Boat controll was difficult also because had to have my 12 yr old daughter try and steer the boat while I was busy trying to untangle lines. Fish put up a good fight and finally got him in the boat. Biggest landlock that's ever come over the side of my boat. 20170823_150200.jpg good day on the water not a lot of fish but enough to keep kids occupied. Caught some rainbows today also fishing deep in the 240 + range down 40 ft with about a 75 ft lead on the down riggers. Dipsys were silent all day. Parked riggers at 70 ft with a stacked rod around the 40 to 50 ft range. No idea of the weight of the fish scale was not working

     

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