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About guffins fisherman

  • Birthday 10/13/1974

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    Crescent Yacht Club, Chaumont, NY
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    Mako

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  1. guffins fisherman

    2018 Targa V-18

    The access on his G3 was nonexistent. He was able to find some really big and stout pop-rivets. They seem to hold just fine as well if you cannot through bolt.
  2. guffins fisherman

    2018 Targa V-18

    A buddy of mine tried using the versa-track on his G3 for cannon high speed riggers. He bought the rigger mounts and used them once, and thought the whole rig was going for a swim. No amount of tightening the screws into the track helped. He bought Bert's track and through bolted it. Way more secure, and absolutely no bouncing around when the 12lb weights move up, down or stop at the top.
  3. guffins fisherman

    Chaumont Bay Mid September

    Mid sepetember, you'd have a hard time finding walleye in the bays. They are here, but you have to really, really work for em. Your best bet is deeper water outside Chaumont bay. Just about any shoal next to deep water is going to be holding walleyes.
  4. guffins fisherman

    Sold / Closed Sold

    Greg, I think I saw it at the Crescent Yacht Club(Bearup Marine) when you first got it. Loved it then, love it now. I would be looking at it, but the drive just went up in mine, so I have to take care of that right now.
  5. guffins fisherman

    Sold / Closed Sold

    Wait? Didn't you just get this boat a year or two ago? Didn't I see it at the CYC?
  6. guffins fisherman

    for sale : usa 1960 18hp Johnson $250

    I run a '55 Johnson 10 HP. These old motors are built better, have more torque and are easier to work on than modern motors. If someone is looking for a motor for your 14' tin boat this would make a great motor. I'd be willing to bet it would pull kids on a set of skis too. Good luck with the sale.
  7. guffins fisherman

    Charter Capt Does All The Fishing?

    Basically I have had three types of clients: some want the crew to set the spread, hook and net the fish. They turn the handle. Some want the crew to set the spread, they want to hook, fight and net the fish. Lastly a few clients want to do everything. The truth is, nobody treats your gear the way you would yourself. I insist on setting the spread. If the clients want to hook, fight and net the fish they can and I let them know that lost fish are their responsibility. If they start losing tackle due to poor technique or being rough on the equipment, all bets are off. I take over to assure fish come aboard with the least amount of loss, fish or equipment.
  8. guffins fisherman

    Best boat for salmon fishin

    I think if one has had a few boats in their lives, learned what meets their needs, what works for them and what does not, and drilled down to the nitty gritty for their needs, buying a new boat may not be a bad deal. The warranty deals are a huge benefit on new equipment. If one is just starting out, I feel as if buying new might be a gamble. A really nice fishing platform that is built to be rugged, seaworthy and long lasting is big $$. Needs change over time and that big $$ boat might not be what is needed and then the owner is stuck trying to recoup the cost in selling it.
  9. guffins fisherman

    Shipping lanes

    Ok. Drowned island is south of the light house and very near shore, and nowhere near the shipping Lane. Pap is talking about Galloo shoal which is marked by the green buoy west of galloo island. It is sometimes called the gas bouy. The wall at the shipping Lane is beyond(west of) that shoal as well. Study your charts before heading out if you're not familiar with that area. Galloo shoal is shallow, the wall is near 100 feet difference in depth( easy to hang a rigger into) and you're a long ways from home. As far as the target species, salmon are top priority out there. Lake trout can be had if you know where to look and have a good driver and some say walleyes can be found on the flats on top of the wall as well at the moment just the right time. Plan on using some gas, some time and not having a lot of company out there. The majority of boats out there are charters when the salmon are on there.
  10. guffins fisherman

    Shipping lanes

    The shipping lanes are where the ships travel to and from the St. Lawrence River. The wall there is a piece of structure between the Canadian islands and galloo island. Look on your charts. The steepest piece of structure west of galloo island is the wall at the lane. A long ride from Henderson, but can be very good at the right time of year.
  11. guffins fisherman

    96 trophy 2002 wa

    A' '96 Trophy is built by Bayliner. Later on, Trophy was making their own, but still owned by Bayliner. The quality was better, but not fantastic. Seaworthy? Yes. Mid to low range quality, build and craftsmanship? Yes. Affordable? Yes. Hold their value? No. I had an '01 2002WA. I loved how it rode and fished, hated how it was built. Killed a lot of walleyes in that boat, but it was constantly full of rainwater. Great starter boat, but get em cheap because you will have a hard time turning them over when it's time.
  12. guffins fisherman

    Where to take a captains license test

    Yes. SeaTech is a good place to get your license, as well as a few others. I went the online route, and it worked well for me, but was not any easier. I used Mariners Learning System. I had to study, study, study for the Rules of the Road portion. Once you complete the online portion, you have to sit for the USCG registered exam and pass every part with high marks. They don't let you scrape by. Yes, you must submit to, and pass a drug test. You must submit to and pass a physical. You must submit documentation of sea service time that is quite extensive. The type and location of service dictates what type of license you are eligible for. You must show current first aid and CPR. Have an affidavit of your identity notorized, get your TWIC card (background check). Once you have all your ducks in a row(about 30 pages worth), you send it all in and wait. Then wait some more. Then practice your patience skills. If there is anything amiss, they(USCG) will notify you in coded language, and ask to have it fixed. Be very diligent with your application. Everything must be perfect. I just went through the process at this time last year. I am thankful I did it, but it takes time, patience and some $$. I figure it cost me about $1000-1200 all told. Hope that helps.
  13. guffins fisherman

    Bone yard

    I have always wondered where old boats go. I have never seen or heard of a boat bone yard. I bet some of the finds in one would bring tears to our eyes.
  14. guffins fisherman

    Guides Boats

    Big CC's are really nice boats. Problem is, they don't really present well for the trolling game. The seating in shelter from the sun and rain just isn't there. If I were a jigging, or drifting guide, a big CC would be my choice. There are guys that do just that, and the room and ability to fish 360 degrees around the helm is ideal for them. For trolling, walk-arounds, pilot houses and enclosed helm areas(canvas or hard) are the way to go. There are so many styles of fishing, and so many styles of boats out there to match, we should all own one of each. I own a walk-around and like it for what I do right now. If I were to step up to the professional ranks, I would struggle with room, seating and shelter, and that dang motor box.
  15. guffins fisherman

    Inline Planer Boards

    This seems really weird that you can"t get them to move farther away. I have walleyes and 22's, and actually prefer the 22's, and am able to put weights on Reef Runner 800's and still get them to plane out there. There must be something simple going on here. Your line is secure in the clamp? The line is behind the pin at the stern of the board: You are putting the board on the proper side of the boat? You have the rod tips up and over the side of the boat? Sounds simple, I know.
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