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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. A little bit of a road trip for you, but local enough. https://fatnancystackle.com/collections/trout-species/products/fish-hawk-x2-trolling-system?_pos=5&_sid=3b32a0727&_ss=r Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. 65# Powerpro for my divers. Gets some fleas but not anymore than wire. Way more forgiving on your mono not if, but when they wrap each other. No issues this season. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Fish hawk. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. If you want to run both at the same time, I would make sure to stick with the long booms to increase the width of your spread. With that said, there is a lot of leverage created by those long booms. I like the idea of a board across the transom, or just forward of the transom on your boat. Seems as though it would the most durable and easy way to get things there. Also, that system would be very easy and quick to remove. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I reg'd a 14' tinnie without papers. I had to get as close as I could to make, model and year and have a sheriff come out and sign an affidavit stating it was accurate. He basically was uninterested and just signed the thing and left. This one was made way before HINs were a thing. I then had to have the DMV assign me an original reg number and reg it that way. If I remember correctly, I had to have the gentleman that gave it to me sign a form stating he did so. He was old and didn't really understand all the fuss but did it for me anyway. Kindo a pain, but worth it in the end. It an old Sea King and built like a tank. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. No. Pretty sure separating fuel lines at the filter will fit your needs. Filters your fuel and inhibits sucking one or the other dry. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. I see. A bit more of a challenge, but what better project than your own fishing machine to study up and pick away at over the winter if you can? Most new stuff comes with a diagram and specs on how it needs to be installed and applied. This forum is full of previous threads about this very project, and members that have forgotten more than I know about wiring a boat. You won't be alone if you want to forge ahead. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Not sure how a Lund is wired, but it would be worth you time and effort to put in a battery switch and fuse/breaker panel for your riggers. At the very least a buss bar dedicated to your riggers and other accessories. The switch will allow you to run both, or just one battery, and a panel for the accessories will be way more serviceable, clean and safer. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Put the weight on the walleye boards all the way to the back. They will run nose up, still pull the same, but will not dive nearly as bad. They also are more sensitive with the nose up. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Amazon has good prices on Cannon track, holders, cannon rigger pedestals and bert's holders. All compatible with each other. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. To run four riggers, you would likely have to run two down the chute, and two out to the sides with wingers or extra long booms. Wingers would be better. Being that you have/run a kicker, your port chute rigger could be problematic, but doable. Just need to be careful and watch it like a hawk. One of the main reasons charter fisherman like inboards. The prop is hidden. Although kickers are more common on inboards nowadays. I am assuming your 196 is an 8'ish beam. Pretty narrow for four riggers. Doable, but the chute riggers need to be watched. You also need to make sure your cables and counters are exactly the same. If the chute riggers are not set properly on a narrow beam they will tangle underwater on a turn. Never a good thing, then you're trying to untangle them reaching over the stern and around the big outboard. Not fun. My Shamrock is 8' beam, inboard, and I chose to run just 3 riggers. 1. More space at the transom to avoid tangles and net the fish. 2. I find once I put out 3 riggers and a couple dipsys, I have enough to keep me busy. More isn't always better. Better targeting is always better. Maybe just try the third rigger(starboard side) and see if you like what your spread is doing. I know it looks a little wonky, but actually fishes really well, and makes a perfect place to run your fishhawk, if you want to. If you think you need to, you can always add the fourth rigger later.
  19. I have run both extensively. I currently have both. The cannons are a better dipsy holder due to the one-handed operation. Up or down. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Def. some bags on each side of the boat. Also, some brands of GPS(Lowrance) have a speed that jumps all over the place. I installed a Garmin that seems to be a lot less jumpy. I also use a Furuno GP-39 for speed and location. The Furuno speed seems to be much more stable and predictable. I turned the speed off on the Lowrance, and only use it for my chart.
  21. Duck hunters run their outboards into January. The biggest hurdle is the launch getting icy. Some will simply tip the motor all the way down before it freezes as soon as they pull the trailer out. Some will have a buddy keep the motor running at idle until it just exits the water on the trailer and then shut it down. Modern outboards gravity drain really well.
  22. FWIW, I have been using 65# braid all season on my dipsy rods pulling a mag dipsy with the ring on it. The fleas have not been all that bad. Maybe the fleas have not been bad this year, but I have been very happy with it. On the occasion I get a tangle with the rigger, the braid has played much nicer with the mono than wire. No chafing, no cut offs. I will say the braid has been very slippery to untangle though. Also, I have been using the stock eyelet tip on the dipsy rod, so that's a plus too. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. I noticed it too. I just figured it was too deep for side scan to be effective and went back to trad. or downscan sonars. I do like the looks of it in shallower water. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. They will do 12's. I did it for years. Not fast on the retrieve, but will do it time and again. If you motor down, they will do that faster too. I always clutched mine down though. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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