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About guffins fisherman

  • Birthday 10/13/1974

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    Henderson Harbor, NY
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    Hit and Run

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  1. I stumbled upon this video last year some time. Fish Hawk installed already.
  2. Henderson has covered and non-covered slips at the various marinas. Harbors End, Harbor Marina, Lake Ontario Mariners marina, and I believe Cornell's marina. You will pay more for the covered slips, but it sure is nice to have a clean, dry boat. They all vary in price. I believe Harbor Marine is the most $$, but also, the deepest, and brand new building with locked doors. All of these marinas fill up pretty quick, or already full with a waitlist, so don't delay. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Just did a quick search of that model. Max HP is 230 and dry weight is 2550. The 175 was probably the standard factory option, while the 230 was likely twin 115's upgrade. Essentially 90 HP is half or less of what the hull is rated for. I would think your only potential buyer would be someone that never wants to get on plane with any gear or people on board, will only putt around a small lake and is aware of the danger in doing anything different with it so underpowered. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Stony Creek launch. Not too bad. Not great. Looked like plenty of concrete pad left to get boat on and off though. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Went out of Henderson today on a 17' G3. No problem whatsoever with the ramp. The step down off the dock was a big one though. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. DR needs a coated cable to send the info up to the antenna mounted on the rigger boom. FishHawk sends the info wirelessly to a 'ducer on the transom. Both have pros and cons. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Ranger makes a rubber coated knotted twine replacement for their nets. It is not perfect, but it does seem easier on the fish, and a little less tangled. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. 205 yards is over 600 feet. More than enough for Brown Trout fishing. If a king hits an 8lb leader it won't matter how much you have spooled. It's broke off. If you have 15# mainline, I'd go with 12# floro leader. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Technically the Isthmus boat launch is not in Chaumont Bay, it is outside on the open lake. It is shallow, narrow, and can be very rough to get out of. It is a decent run to get inside the bay. With a boat that size, you would be better served launching in the village at Chaumont Bay Marina, or even at Henderson Harbor and motor across to Chaumont. The state launch in Chaumont is shallow, and can be tricky with a large boat, especially if you are not familiar with that launch area. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. I have run both methods extensively. I have both on my boat. For light biting, smaller fish I run the inlines...namely walleyes. They just keep the fish hooked up better and are more accurate for depth and lead control. With that said, if I am targeting heavier, harder hitting fish....namely browns and early kings, the big boards and mast are the way to go. I have fished browns on inline boards, and I don't care for fighting the board and the bigger fish. It will work, but for spring browns when they are aggressive and come more frequently, having the line release and swing to the center is so nice. While the client is fighting the fish, I am moving the releases down the line. As far as installing a mast on the OP's boat, I'd say go for it, just use the seat mount, and put in a tether to haul in the tow line to set up each release.
  11. The big igloo coolers from sam's are the way to go if you are a cold water fisherman. They are the only coolers that are long enough to hold the big kings and the big lakers. I just can't see paying for the Yetis, the RTICs, etc and putting fish stink in them forever. If you put fish in it once in a while, maybe someone can scrub every little nook and cranny to get the stink out, but if it has fish in it all the time, it will forever be a fish box. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I troll for walleyes and browns with a mix of walleye boards and the tx-22's. I moved the weight all the way back on all of them. I did this to get them to troll smoother. I felt the walleye boards would dig the nose in and lag, loading up the rod, then surge when the rod pulled back at it. By moving the weight all the way back, the nose came up and they run smoother and more consistent. They also run lighter in the water. I like this because I run 4/ side and want them to swing to the center as far as possible when I have a fish on. By disengaging the nose of the board, they can pull back way easier. With that said, I suppose deep divers and big weight would be problematic the way I have them set up. If/when I do that, I would only use the tx-22's on those lines. I think they pull better. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I don't know of a single charter captain in Henderson that targets kings with sticks in the summer. If they do, they keep it real quiet. Not likely, but possible. I think a stickbait would be absolutely destroyed after a couple fish at the most. Worse yet, a plastic stickbait may just snap in half, have the ring anchors pull out or the terminal anchor pull out. I suppose a stick would work, but the traditional gear just seems to be better. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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