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tedc54

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  1. Try the area from Henderson Harbor to Chaumont Bay to get out of the wind. You can usually find quite a few places somewhere there in the "Golden Crescent."
  2. The east end of the lake is typically more volatile than the west due to the prevailing west wind. To save a trip to the east end, consider getting out of the wind in the golden crescent area, Henderson Harbor-Chaumont Bay. You can almost always find some fishable waters somewhere in that area. Enjoy the outstanding spring pike fishing in some of the back bays. It is actually more fun than trolling up browns. Rapala J-11's in Black/Silver and Fire Tiger is all you need. My two cents.
  3. I have an 18 foot Skeeter MX, multi species boat. I have a planer board mast in the fitting on my front deck where my front seat goes. I use my boat hook to retrieve my planer board line even if it is a little bumpy. It works well. One tip I would give you or anyone with a similar setup is to not use a rod tree with the big boards out on a planer board mast. You may end up with a spider web or even worse, lose a rod. I did both! Also, don't try to run more than six rods total. 4 is best. Also have found that running one big board toward shore and then using numbers 0 or 1 dipsys away from shore works pretty well and minimizes clusters. I am using Chinook dipsys. They work well and are not as hard to trip or reel in. Have fun and good luck. Can't wait for spring.
  4. I had a 16 foot Alumacraft Dominator with a 90 horse Honda. It was a good boat, but I wanted something bigger. After a lot of research I went with a Skeeter MX 1825, which was their multi-species boat. It is not longer produced but they do offer a similar model, the Solera. It was reasonable compared to other glass boats, I think it was around 38,000 with a Yamaha F150 and a Minnkota Terrova 80 with iPilot and Ilink. It is not great at/in: Big water, setting up for trolling, more than three people. It is good at: NOT getting blown around like an aluminum, smooth ride, fast, lots of storage, big livewell, casting and jigging, etc. When I bought it at the (then) Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, there was a rep there from Yamaha, which owns Skeeter. He told me this boat would be much more stable than a comparable aluminum. This past fall I was at Oneida. My boat was docked where I was staying. There was a Crestliner right next to mine and we had a big blow. I realize then what he meant. The Crestliner was bobbing twice as high as my boat. All in all it was compromise, but I am not looking back. I fish Oneida, Seneca, Keuka and Ontario. There is not perfect boat for the places I go and the way I fish. It worked out pretty well for me. Just my 2 cents. I have been there. Good luck.
  5. Does anyone know what the colors of these Stingers are? I am trying to get organized this year and cannot remember what these colors are. Would hate to lose one and then not knowing the color so that I can replace it. Thanks.
  6. I fished in a 22 foot Crestliner Authority on Oneida in mid October. I loved it. I have an 18 foot Skeeter MX multi species. If I were going to upsize, I would take a very serious look at the Authority. I had a 16 foot Alumacraft Dominator. Good boat. Wanted fiberglass, they each have their advantages. If I upgrade, (which I probably will) it is going to be aluminum.
  7. Try Northland Marine in Wisconsin. They are very knowledgeable and dependable. I have been waiting for a similar unit and they called me last week to tell me they had mine in. 715.546.2333 Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Have spent a lot of time up that way the last 5 years. I second the suggestion on Chaumont/Guffins. Enjoy.
  9. The navigation bar does not even appear on my menu. I went through trouble shooting with Humminbird, they said it is either the unit or the antennae. I am relatively certain is the unit, as before the graph capabilities disappeared, I lost side imaging. The next day side imaging re-appeared and navigation disappeared. The 2 are not related, so Humminbird is pretty sure it is the unit as well. Before I replace, I would like to know for sure. They said only way to do this would be to plug it into another system that has a working antennae. Anyone have any other suggestions? I did disconnect the unit and reconnected the unit to make sure the connections weren't loose, restored the unit to its original settings and made sure the updates to the software are current. I also called the dealership where I bought the boat to see if they had anything there that I could use to test my unit. They did not. I really don't want to replace this unit. Thanks.
  10. How do you like your WX-2200? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. My friend suggested wiring my kicker to the trolling motor batteries in my 18 foot fiberglass multi species boat. It works well. Get up to 1.8 or so with my kicker. Set my Minnkota Terrova at 4 (out of 10) on the remote and I am at about 2.2 or so. Put in on autopilot or “follow the contour” and I am pretty much good to go in medium to calm water. My trolling motor batteries stay fully charged. Haven’t fished all day so I can’t say I can fish all day like that but I think it is a possibility. Anything bumpier than that it gets a little touchy, but if it does I head inshore and fish for bass/walleyes/pike anyway. Or take a nap and relax. [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. Check in mailbox this morning! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. PM With your PayPal if you have it or let me know what type of payment you prefer. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. I’ll take all four. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. If you have the Minnkota I pilot link you can also use the follow the contour feature to keep the boat tracking at the exact depth you want. I get my kicker up to 1.8ish then run my Terrova on 4. Have my kicker on my trolling motor batteries so it charges them while running. Works well. No problems. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  16. I agree. Was there Wednesday. Went to Stony. Stony was fine.
  17. Thanks for the pics. They are about a bit since I came home Wednesday.
  18. Was there yesterday looking to get out and both launches were too high for me to launch solo. The Henderson launch was all but in the parking lot. The Stony launch was less than a foot from the top of the wall. Headed back up Saturday for six days but fearful levels are going to get higher as predicted. Any thoughts, more recent reports or forecasts posted to this link would be appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  19. Yes. Last year it was well marked with buoys. Not sure if they are in yet though. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  20. Just south of the Henderson town launch on route 3 there is a NYS boat launch sign for the Stony Creek launch. It is shallow although it should be okay now for a smallish boat. It is a long run out to the lake. Make sure to stay in the channel. It is rocky. Also, you have to run a good ways out into the lake to get around a shoal if you are headed south. https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/pfrstonyck.pdf Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  21. Ok Glen Keep me posted. Ted Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  22. I'll take the 2 SL47LC5 @ $70.00 ea and 4 Sealine SG27LC @ $50.00 ea Will pay with PayPal when you confirm if you accept PayPal Payment
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