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  1. Not really to do with fishing but a cool under the ice video. I saw it on a forum a few years ago bit thought I would share it again. It took me awhile the first time I saw it to wrap my head around what was going on. http://youtu.be/NpVAFBIrRoI Scott Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. Lol. I figured I'd get a comment about that. In my defence I was listing to satellite radio it was what happened to be on. Maybe the fish liked it though? Might have to test that theory. Lol Scott Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. 30 lb braid is what I use for backing. If you have two reels, the best way is to spool 5 colors of core on the reel, fill it with braid then transfer it on to the other reel. Watch the counter as you transfer it so you can replicate it on the first reel. Scott Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. You have a third option which in my opinion is your best if you want detail and that is the Navionics plus chip. If you currently have a chip you can also buy the Navionics updates chip and that would save you $80 +/- The plus and updates would give you identical data you just save some money because you already have a chip. They give you the ability to turn on the "fish n chip" layer on your hds and would give greater data. With the plus and updates card you buy a blank card and go to Navionics.com and download the map sets for the area you are interested in. If you don't want to download anything then the 901 chip will work for you to. Scott Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. One of the overlooked advantages of core is the action it gives a lure. It is so speed sensitive that it rises and falls it also snakes and some days just fired when nothing else will. I also use suffix 832. It has a much greater dive curve then cortland because of the diameter. I use 5 colour for walleye and hit bottom in 35-40 ft depending on speed. Just cut the 10 colour to whatever you want on a spool. I get 5 colours with sufficient backing on a size 20 reel but it's tight. Scott Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. A lot depends on what you plan to add You have more networking options with an HDS. You can add radar etc to an HDS. If you plan on running it as a stand alone unit then the bigger screen is better. Scott Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Hey Guys, I just signed up for this board. I'd be happy to help with questions for Quinte and . I spend more days then my wife would like on the water and I would be happy to help a brother out. Let me know if you need info on where to stay or when to come. Scott
  8. Transducer location and type will probably make the biggest difference for you. If you only want a transducer to mark bottom and give you a depth reading then epoxying it to your hull will be fine. If you want to mark bait and fish then my experience is you don't want to go that route. Transom mounting makes it hard for a transducer to get a good clean read when on plane. Your best option for marking bait and fish at speeds above trolling is a thru hull transducer. Location is key. You want somewhere within 12" or so of your keel far enough back that it stays in the water all the time and as far from strakes as you can get. You don't have the freedom of trial and error with location like you do when transom mounting but if you do some research and get it right which is very feasible you'll love it. I have been watching my graph at 25mph several times marked bait and hooks doubled back setup and popped fish. It isn't always that easy in fact most times it isn't but when it all comes together you feel like a hero. Here are some pictures of my graph showing the riggers and fish. You can see my weights, releases, and even the auto stop beads. I have an airmar ss264 transducer. This is on an lowrance HDS 8 Here is the same transducer showing a fish following my rigger on my Simrad NSS 8. I can play with the gain to clear some of the clutter up but had not in this image. Just took it to send to a buddy. I know that isn't at speeds over 10mph but atleast shows you what it is capable of. Scott Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Hey guys. I have read LOU posts every now and then but never signed up. I own and operate a cottage campground resort called "West Lake Willows" in the bay of quinte area as well as "Bay of Quinte Charters". I do walleye charters on Quinte spring and fall as well as salmon charters on Lake O out of Wellington. I am also the new Navionics marine specialist for this region. Like everyone else I love to fish and love to learn about fishing. I certainly don't know everything but will chime in when I have something to offer. Any questions about Quinte or Navionics I'd be happy to offer whatever knowledge I have. I also want to make it clear I'm not a patch pirate and have no desire to sing the praises of any product that is willing to give me a t-shirt and $5 worth of merchandise. Hopefully I don't offend anyone with that comment but I have been in the industry long enough to know if I read the above intro my alarm bells would be going off. Looking forward to contributing. Scott Walcott Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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