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guffins fisherman

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Just a short video showing what they do in real life. Matt lowrance flasher.3gp
  4. 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.
  5. There's a Baha listed in the classifieds section on this forum.
  6. 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.
  7. I think I know this story. Glad it worked out for them in the end. Matt
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I heard the trench was really warm too, FWIW. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. 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
  15. guffins fisherman

    Sold / Closed 2302 Trophy

    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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. I was wondering about you guys. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Trolling with a larger engine always creates problems, be it loading up the cylinder heads, too fast, vibration, etc. If you do not want to go with a kicker, a pair of trolling bags is probably your best option. They serve many purposes for trolling. First, they slow you down even more, allowing you to bump up the RPM's to achieve the proper speed, and at the same time allowing the engine to hopefully not load up, or not as bad. Second, trolling bags aid in keeping the boat straight and well heeled in the water in wind and waves. I understand your hesitation in putting more in the water and adding another stress, but it won't take long to get accustomed to having them in. Last note: run them midship on each side to get them out of the way for setting up and for netting. Guys troll big outboards and big V8 inboards all the time with little loading up. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. We run 30lb mono exclusively for the riggers. We get some build up but not real bad all the time. A method I have been using to remove fleas quickly goes like this: when is see a bunch coming up the line I am retrieving, I lay the line in the water(boat still moving at trolling speed) so just the first few inches of the rod tip is in the water. I then pull the rod tip up out of the water as if I were setting the hook. This action seems to"cut" the fleas off that section of line. Repeat as needed. If the bait is too close, you may yank it out of the water, so be prepared. You may not be able to use this technique at this point in the line. No bunching in at the first eyelet, no nasty fleas on board, and no nasty smell on your hands. Good luck. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. On the eastern end, there are multiple islands with coves, protected ponds, etc. that would work well for overnighting. As a matter of fact, I can think of a couple spots where overnighting is very popular. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. I will be on the water tomorrow. Let you know how it goes. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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