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Great Lakes Lure Maker

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  1. Im pretty confident with a rig. As you know, ive had 30 plus years of practice at it. That said, its all in fun. I could lose that bet, but im sure it would be a close finish. I wouldn't mind the 5 spoons for 3 hrs bet either. We might both learn something from that. Even if it wasn't for money, I'd still be curious enough to give it a shot. Competition makes life interesting, and there are plenty of talented fishermen here on this site. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I contacted DEC officer Tony Dragatta about the laker and Brown limits. I have her cell # because I nuisance trap. According to her, Bigfoot, Jason and Sean are correct. You can be in possession of 5 Lakers or 5 browns in lakes Seneca and West. The words " in combination" are confusing. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Maybe im wrong. Ive been known to be, but unless there is a supplement issue to the one I have, combination would be the key word. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. 5 in combination. No where does it say 5 Lakers or brown. Im reading the rule from the book, and the word "combination" means, combination. Not all. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. I agree with you. Its been that way there for years, gonna take years for it to change, im sure. Personally, I haven't fished it in about 6 yrs, but its the same as I remember it. 3 trips there this year now. As far as 5 Lakers to a limit, the way I read the rules is 5 in combination, on all finger lakes. First sentence saying " in combination". I believe you can have 4 and a rainbow, but not 5 of anything. We were having that debate just before I read your post. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. They have a Facebook page with all info on that. You have to be a member to fish the tourny. Iron duke should have sign up info. They meet 2nd Wed of every month, at Watkins elks club. 7 o clock, I believe. You can attend a meeting to become a member, or pm iron duke. Good luck to everyone Sunday! Jason. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Finger lakes trollers association. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Fished Keuka today from the Branchport launch. Caught 8, lost 2, all lakers. Fished in front of the launch till 10, then headed to the bluff. Couldn't seem to catch anything but lakers. Fish are spread out all over. Seems like the weigh in will be a lot of Laker only limits. Any one having any luck on keuka with anything besides lakers? Jason
  9. Sweet! You put me in 1st already. Hope we stay there! Roll call is at the bottom of Nicks first post about this. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Following is the reply I received from the Coast Guard station in Sodus. In short, Yes, DSC is working and must be installed and set up properly if it is needed. If you do not have an MMSI # your DSC will not work properly. Please read the following reply. Jason Sir, Good morning, I am BMC Carey Jung from USCG STA Sodus Point. To answer your question, in theory your DSC will work if you have the DSC function interfaced with your GPS and a registered MMSI. With all that being said there is always conditions that could hinder this signal from being transferred to the CG i.e. poor GPS reception, improper installed equipment. I would recommend having this setup by a prudent and reputable installer and have contingency plans to communicate if you are ever in distress. Cell phones, EPIRB (Emergency. Indicating. Radio . Beacon), flares and life jackets. The following was cut and paste from a major boating store with a detailed explanation of how this system works. DSC allows the radio to transfer information digitally, not just by voice, and to instantly send a digital distress alert to the Coast Guard. Part of that alert is a nine-digit Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number that identifies your boat. The MMSI number is a bit like a phone number for your boat, and all DSC capable equipment (including AIS units) associated with the specific vessel should use the same MMSI number, since the MMSI serves to identify the vessel, not the equipment. If you sell your boat, the MMSI number is normally transferred with it. Without an MMSI, the digital functions on a DSC-equipped VHF radio will not function. The MMSI number must be registered in a database that is relayed to the Coast Guard for use in Search and Rescue. DSC-equipped radios also need to be interfaced with a GPS when they are installed so that your position will be sent with the emergency message in a distress situation. Please let me know if you need any further assistance. BMC Carey Jung USCG Station Sodus Point, NY 315-483-9816
  11. Wow, Awesome video and story. Rarely can I stay interested in a video for an hr, but this was awesome! You should do that more often. You obviously have a talent for it! Great job! Jason
  12. What is required to be an observer? Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. What is required to be an observer? Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. I found this on the US Coast Guards Navigation Center web site. According to this, the system is world wide. A strong recommendation is issued to have all radios equipped with this tech to have it fully functional. You must also obtain a MMSI #, which identifies your boat to the Coast Guard, in case you need them. They are receiving distress calls from un registered radio's and it is causing problems. 90% of calls do not contain position info and 60% are not registered with MMSI #. The U.S. Coast Guard offers VHF and MF/HF radiotelephone service to mariners as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. This service, called digital selective calling (DSC), allows mariners to instantly send an automatically formatted distress alert to the Coast Guard or other rescue authority anywhere in the world. Digital selective calling also allows mariners to initiate or receive distress, urgency, safety and routine radiotelephone calls to or from any similarly equipped vessel or shore station, without requiring either party to be near a radio loudspeaker. DSC acts like the dial and bell of a telephone, allowing you to "direct dial" and "ring" other radios, or allow others to "ring" you, without having to listen to a speaker. New VHF and HF radiotelephones have DSC capability. **The Coast Guard urges, in the strongest terms possible, that you take the time to interconnect your GPS and DSC-equipped radio. Doing so may save your life in a distress situation! Before interconnecting your radio & GPS consult the owner's manuals. As the Coast Guard’s new marine radio network, Rescue 21, becomes operational throughout the U.S., rescue centers will have the ability to receive instant distress alerts from commonly used DSC-capable VHF marine radios; however, approximately 90% of VHF DSC distress alerts received by the Coast Guard do not contain position information, and approximately 60% do not contain a registered identity. The Coast Guard cannot effectively respond to a DSC distress alert sent from such a radio. As a result, search and rescue efforts may normally be suspended when: no communications with the distressed vessel can be established; no further information or means of contacting the vessel can be obtained from other sources; and, no position information is known. Last updated: 25 February 2014
  15. According to some internet sites, DSC is available to all coastal waters as well as inland waters of the Great Lakes. I have emailed both the Buffalo and Sodus Coast Guard stations, just waiting for their reply. I agree with Markbelino, at least my transmission will reach someone if I send it. The way mine is set up, if someone within range sends out a distress thru DSC, I would get the distress, as well as their exact location positioned on my GPS. It seems to me if we have this available to our boats, wouldn't it make sense that any boat such as Coast Guard, Sheriff, or even the DEC would have this on their boats as well. DSC transmissions are sent on channel 70, which is reserved for DSC only. Any station, on ship or shore with DSC capability enabled and within range would receive a distress sent DSC. I doubt as though I will get a response from the Coast Guard any time soon, but I will update when I hear from them.
  16. I just purchased a Uniden UM380 from Hills Valleys and Streams (very nice little unit). Once I installed it, I began to wire the units DSC with my Lowrance HDS. This proved to be a little more difficult than I would have expected. The NMEA wires were not "standard colors" and this made things a little confusing. It took some time to label the tx + and - for both units and the rx + and - . You would think the colors would be uniform, but they are not. You need an MMSI # (merchant marine station id) which you can obtain for free from Boat Us.( I also purchased unlimited towing ins.) Once you enter the MMSI # and you have all the wiring correct, you need to "enable" GPS output on the chart plotter menu. Then check the units set up. ( the GPS should support RMC, GLL, GNS, GGA sentences) After your positive the unit supports the correct sentences, then check the units Baud rate, Data Bits, Stop bits, data amplitude and Drive capability. (luckily mine was already correctly set) Once you are done with all this, the unit should be reading your GPS position and should display GPS status ok. If you choose to, you can have your coordinates, speed, time and course displayed on the VHF screen. Linking the GPS and VHF has several useful benefits however the most important feature would be the ability to hit the distress button (in the event you have an emergency) and have all that data transmitted to the coast guard automatically every 3 mins. As well as any other vessel in range with DSC capability enabled. (your exact coordinates and nature of emergency will appear on their GPS) This leaves you free to attend to your situation while your radio is automatically transmitting your location, and other pertinent info, every 3 mins. Mike, aka Iron Duke was helpful in finding the source of info on the internet needed to enable this feature, as it is not in either of the units manuals. Many experienced installers have had difficulty with this process, which is why I posted it. Hills Valley and Streams has excellent customer service! Jason
  17. For me, I prefer green and yellow for browns and rainbows if the water is clear. In muddy water, silver and red or copper. Great Lakes Lure co. offers a line of trolling spoons that rattle (called rattlers). They seem to be very effective under a wide range of circumstances, especially muddy water. Asking a fella what lures he prefers is almost like asking what type of women he likes. Your likely to get a wide range of answers. As far as browns, the majority of browns I catch seem to like the Oakie Doakie, which is 5.25 inches long. (without hook) There is probably no right or wrong answer, just a matter of personal preference, established from years of experience. For example, Iron Duke and I each have over 30 years of experience fishing, yet we both have different preferences as to lure choice. One thing for sure, if your in fish but they are not hitting, its time to start changing lures and speed till you find what works. Jason
  18. Nick, thats a beautiful brown! Worthy of a good mount! Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. And a hundred if I put my rig in before you get 2 spoons in. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. See you at the weigh in! As far as the bet, your boat or mine! 1000 is good, but lets set some ground rules or fish the same boat. Im up for that! Legal fish only. No dinks. I'd rather not do this during any tourny but I'll take up on that. For sure! Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. In all seriousness, I fish as many lures as I can, which is why I choose to run rigs. Takes a certain individual to be able to run 5 or more rigs without any trouble. Especially with the traffic of memorial weekend. I say "individual" because my crew is usually all female, besides myself. Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. I dont charter, nor would I care to put that many people on my boat and split my winnings with. As far as 20 rods over your assumptions I get tangles with my rigs, ive been fishing rigs for over 30 yrs. I can put a rig in faster than you could rig 2 downrigger, and i got 100 bucks if you want to take me up on that! Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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