guffins fisherman

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  • Birthday 10/13/1974

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    Crescent Yacht Club, Chaumont, NY
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    Mako

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  1. 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.
  2. I think I know this story. Glad it worked out for them in the end. Matt
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Don't even bother wasting the fuel chasing those darned things. There aren't enough walleye in the east end to bother with. Go to Erie, go to Oneida. Better fishing there.
  7. The only diesel powered boats I have been on are gigantic cruise ships, and Gene Bolton's 26' JC. The only drawback I see is the exhaust fumes. When running or trolling in a following sea or wind, the fumes are a factor, but not totally unbearable. Then again, they effect everyone differently. I will say, in my limited time in small diesel boats, we were able to troll down to speeds almost unreachable with a gas engine by itself, bags or no bags. Kicker maybe. Gene's boat is very stable, but that is a function of the hull shape, not the diesel engine sitting midship. If I had my way, I would be running a diesel all the way. We have diesel pumps nearby, and my dad is a career diesel mechanic. His labor costs would be all the fishing he wants.
  8. I heard the trench was really warm too, FWIW. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. The video from newzjunky was taken by a buddy of mine running a charter for a local business. They came in early, safe and sound, only to witness another spout make landfall near shore after they put the boat away. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  10. Sold / Closed

    I had this same hull, just the 21'er. That cutout for the outboard is so far above the waterline, I would not worry about a following sea splashing water up into the cockpit. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Expensive, but the wingers are the way to go. We run four all the time with almost no tangles. The only time I have seen a tangle was a result of having one cable way shorter than the others so the counter was way off. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I am sure everyone on here has their ideal set up for each fish. I am also sure I will get blasted by some, but here goes. For Spring browns, standard Stingers are the way to go, run off of planer boards. For summer kings, the Moonshine spoons were hot for us, as well as the old stand by, NK 28's. I know they are back in production, but nowhere near the selection there once was. Look on eBay, the classifieds on this forum, CL, wherever you can get them. Buy them up, and hold on to them. Good luck. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I sure hope this species is not coming down with some weird disease. I am finally figuring out how to fish them...after a few years of some serious head scratching. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. When I hear people barking about guts being dumped in the lake, I often wonder how it(dumping guts) differs from fish that die naturally, whether it be from age, or from disease, water temps, time of year, etc. Dumping guts too close to shore is not cool, but I am fairly certain there is a set distance from shore that makes it legal. If there is a rule against it, I would love to know about it for future reference. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Reviving old planer board line I've got a pair of big jon planer board reels, likely with the original line on them. the releases don't slide worth a darn down the line. I was trying to think of something I could put on the line to make it slick so they'll slide. I thought of armor all, tire shine, silicon spray, olive oil. just curious if anyone has had any success with any of those things or with anything else. thanks.. What if you soaked the line in a bucket of water and fabric softener? IDK. Just a thought. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app