guffins fisherman

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About guffins fisherman

  • Birthday 10/13/1974

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  • Home Port
    Crescent Yacht Club, Chaumont, NY
  • Boat Name
    Mako

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  1. for sale : usa Ice Fishing Rental Chaumont Bay

    I know this owner personally. She will make sure your stay is top notch for sure. She is local to Chaumont and will be able to answer ANY question you may have about the area. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Church Walleye Boards

    Let me see if I am reading this right. The board went skyward 6 feet? I have seen them go backwards like snagged, go under like snagged, flip over in a wave and try to tangle with the opposite spread, but never seen one go airborne upwards of 6'. Wild. My guess. A steelhead hit the bait, lifted the whole thing out of the water, and shook itself free. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Ice depth finder

    Another cool thing about the ice packs...they fit inside a five gallon pail by design. Good protection for your electronics when your bouncing around out to the fish. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Ice depth finder

    The ice ducers are heavy and have the cord coming straight outta the top. Once you set the float to the desired depth, the ice ducer keeps itself perpendicular to the bottom automatically. They go in and out of the whole super fast and easy. I would not be surprised if you could just stand it up on thinner ice and it would still work. I use it on the floor of my aluminum boat while underway in the summer. Picks up bottom and fish while moving. My unit is Elite 4 CHIRP. I use it on split screen(flasher/graph) mode while ice fishing and perch fishing in the summer. Not sure if the ducer will do DSI or not. Never use it on that unit. Are they an added cost? Yes. Do they perform their job very well? Yes. Can you rig a transom ducer to do the job just as well? IDK. Never tried it.
  5. to many wires going to my batteries

    Yeah. Mount a fuse block or buss bar at your helm somewhere.
  6. Which should I get first?

    The red squiggly lines near the bottom are fish. Since it is a scrolling graph representing a basically stationary object, the fish "arches" get stretched out into those red lines. Perch for sure. In terms of cost, they vary. That one is mine, I paid $200 on an end of season closeout two years ago. I found another one just like it for a buddy on ebay for $150. The vast majority of the prices for the combo units are mid 200s to mid 300s. If you get just the 4x(no GPS), they will be about 100 less. Hope that helps, and good luck. Matt
  7. Which should I get first?

    If you are asking about the thick yellow band on the bottom, I am not sure why it was doing it that day, but that is the bottom. For some reason, I was getting a double bottom reading. You can see the correlation to the graph and the flasher as the jig moves up and down to touch the bottom.
  8. Which should I get first?

    Just a short video showing what they do in real life. Matt lowrance flasher.3gp
  9. Which should I get first?

    Can I make a recommendation? I agree with the flasher over a camera to start with, but take a serious look at the Lowrance Ice Machines. They will act as a flasher, can be a fishfinder and have the ability to be your chart too. I use one as a flasher for ice, mark my spots, have a chip in the GPS so I can set up right on the contour I want, and use it in the summer for perch fishing just as if I were ice fishing. Also, you could use it a stand alone GPS on your boat too if you wanted to while trolling, etc.
  10. Wanted WTB Boat

    There's a Baha listed in the classifieds section on this forum.
  11. New boat.

    Just be sure you are getting trolling bags, and not drift bags. That boat your running is going to tug hard enough to shred a pair of drift bags in short order. Trolling bags are way heavier duty(more costly too), but are designed to take the constant tugging of big boats. Popular trolling bags are Amish Outfitters, Big Papa Sportfishing, and some fabric shops can make them for you. Good luck and enjoy the new boat. Matt.
  12. Missing Fisherman Found Dead

    I think I know this story. Glad it worked out for them in the end. Matt
  13. Planner boards

    The amount of line from the pole tip to the board or clip only depends on how far away from the boat you prefer that particular line to run. Same as before, whether you are running inlines or big boards will dictate how to answer your question. While both systems accomplish the same thing in the end, they each have different nuances to running them effectively and efficiently. I do both, not simultaneously obviously, depending on the boat I am on and the situation. Inlines, or big boards?
  14. Planner boards

    Inline, or big boards? Before or after the board or clip is put on? Need more info. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Wingers

    We run four riggers without ever tangling the cables. The outer two have the wingers on them. The wingers go below your clip and above the ball. They pull the rigs out to the sides very effectively. You do have to take that into consideration when calculating down depth, but worth it. If you want to run 3 or more riggers, I would say they would be a necessity to prevent tangles and to put together a better pattern.