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  1. Couple of things,


    Cannon sells an additional bottom tracking system. I have it but haven’t tried it. It has received mixed reviews due to response time when faced with sudden bottom changes. 


    When my Digitroll failed and kept failing,  everything failed! 


    Good luck

  2. Cannon Digi Troll


    I had the first model which looks like this one. Just loved it until one day it failed. It kept turning itself off after the ball was out and down. Imagine pulling in a 10 pd ball attached to wire w/o gloves! Then having a kinked mess in the boat because it couldn’t wind up. I tried to have it repaired professionally many many times but no go, it always failed. If you want a scanned copy of the original Computrol Manual I can send it the next time I am near a scanner . But I can’t say when exactly being on the lake right now.


  3. Hi, I have in my Lund a circuit block connected to my cranking battery.  I wish to connect my new sonar to a dedicated RV battery that is also connected in parallel to the cranking battery thru the circuit block. I am trying to have my Hondas first charge my cranking battery and then because I am using a parallel circuit charge the RV battery. Again the circuit block would be where I would connect (start) the parallel circuit. Now the question is where I should locate an isolator in the circuit to the RV battery? Should the inline isolator be close to the RV battery near the bow OR should the isolator originate at the stern after the circuit block at the beginning of the parallel circuit? I hope my request for assistance makes sense. Thanks Jim

  4. Kicker Suggestions


    Have your main motor and your kicker both use the same gas line connections so if you have bad gas in one tank you still can get home.  Ask me how I know!


    Can you hang your kicker on the Stanley transom next to your main power plant? I do this with my 17’ Lund.


    There are transom mounts made for four stroke kickers.


    Consider attaching hydro fins to your main power plant to assist you getting out of the hole. The fins help offset your kickers weight. 


    Canadian gas quality can be very poor. An inline gas line water separator mounted before the main engine is used all the time around here.


    My kicker (Honda 8 hp ) also charges/maintains my main cranking battery.


    A circuit block is also a good idea - safe,  to connect your accessaries with individual fuses.


    Good Luck

  5. I added a fuse block to my Lund ProSport after  the thin accessory  wire harness insulation wore off. The harness hadn’t been fastened properly at the factory. The wear caused a short to seek a ground, all the way to the fuel sending unit on top of the tank. The wire was burned all the way from the stern to the middle of the boat.  Lots of smoke and I just shut off my engine in time!  The next day I disconnected the harness and drove home.


    So I totally agree with your getting a block! 




  6. Hi, I am looking at buying two serious Humminbirds (control head and full system) and connecting them by ethernet cable. I know that I will have to include a dedicated battery in the setup. Has anyone used the ethernet cable setup before? Have there been any concerns about electrical interference? Does the system work as advertised with instantaneous readout for both units?  Thank you I would appreciate all and any input.


  7. Re Canadians , Americans and the Niagara Bar


    For KevinFarrell and Wargofam


    I am a Canadian. I like Americans! But I am not a Trudeau fan. I feel that our country was let down by the present government. We were warned that covid was coming and did not do very much until the scourge struck. Another case of management by crisis, too late and too little. We should be selling licences and cooperating any way we can with our (best!) American friends. Please accept my apology for any  difficulties encountered. Some day I would like to join you all at the Niagara Bar.




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  8. This year I am going to use a wee bit of scent. And I will use the Dreamweaver Whirligigs which provide for a scent trail. And of course other tackle does this too. have noticed various “experts” don’t mention it but they do use scent when laker fishing. My research suggests something greasy like hot dog grease which has been used in one particular lake. 


    So what is favourite scent you use when lakers are inactive? I note on the market there is Gulp, Smelly Jelly , Garlic and so on.


    Do you use any other scents for walleye and other species?  ( I used it for musky last year and was pleasantly surprised!  Guess a little dab will do yuh) 


    This should make for interesting reading pro or con, looking forward to it.







  9. This is an outside comment. I do not fish on the great lakes.


    However these are some observations when my little fishing club tried to hold a "professional " tournament.  1) The entry fee was outrageous. 2) There was no sharing of information after the tournament. 3) It was not self supporting . Non participating members were expected to support the tournament financially (using club funds raised for fish stocking) and to volunteer all day during the event. 4) It seemed that the most ardent supporters of this event had a problem keeping their feet on the ground,(swelled heads). 5) There was a lot of self promotion.


    As a result my club split and to this day barely operates any more. I miss the comraderie we once had when we all fished together for fun not profit. And our membership has declined.


    My apologies for being negative but maybe seeing this you can avoid some of the issues we had to deal with.




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