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guffins fisherman

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  1. Take a look on eBay. You can get new combos in 2's or 4's for $130-200 depending on the number you get. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I have been running an '97 Proline 231 for three seasons now and I love that boat. It is not the softest ride in the tight chop, but it really is a tank overall. May next boat will be the 29 Proline. Congrats. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Did you know? You can buy the carbon drag washers on ebay for a lot of reel brands. I have done done three or four of my Magdas. I think I paid about $8 a reel for the washer kit. Just do your research, and be real careful taking the reel apart. They have lots of little parts that like to go flying. But they can be done DIY. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. My first boat was a little Wellcraft CC that began it's life in salt. ALL of the wiring on that boat was corroded inside and out. The connectors were so brittle you could not turn the screw without it breaking right off. The casings on the wire we're dry rotted and the wire inside was corroded. A bit from salt is and can be good, but just be really picky about the survey,etc. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. I would say go for it. I think two things to keep in mind: the strength of the gunnel, and the height of the pulleys. Make sure those two things are up to snuff, and you will be on your way. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. We catch a lot of lake trout with clients in the summer. The one thing I find myself saying A LOT, is "rod tip up." I am not implying you are an inexperienced angler, but I am implying the importance of steady pressure on the fish with the rod tip up and no pumping. They are soft-mouthed and tear out really easily. For the record, the majority of our losses are on the surface too. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I use them as well. I like them, not love them. I am using cannons with short booms. I am leery of longer booms due to the increased leverage they would have in pulling outward on the gimbal mounts/ holders. Also, I have noticed when I free spool the weight down deep, the whole apparatus shakess around a bit. If I slow down the freefall, it steadies the set up, but sometimes it is unaviodable. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Agreed. Keeping a pair of pliers handy is a pain, and you run the risk of dropping them overboard. I broke down and bought one of the Tune-a-Fish things that goes around your neck. If I am running a lot of Reefs on a given day, I will put it on.
  9. Pap, Reef Runners are notorious for being out of true. Guys that run them a lot true them every time before they touch the water. A pain for sure, but walleye killers for sure too. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Do the new Magdas come with carbon drags washers? If not, try and go with Convectors for both. The Magda drags just don't hold up(sticky and finicky) with heavy fish. Walleye, Northerns maybe, but big fish need better drags. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I am having problems reading topics that I have specified to push notifications directly to my phone. A new problem since the update as well.
  12. I have used the TX6s for walleye. They pull sticks just fine. I am sure they would pull spoons fine as well.
  13. The boats I work on in the summer have cannons and Scotty's, depending on the boat. The only con I can see to Scotty's is they are huge. If you don't have a huge fishing area on the back of your boat, the Scotty's will be really cumbersome. They pull 12# weights with wingers as if nothing was there and are really simply built and easy to maintain. Cannons on the other hand are a lot smaller, taking up less room on the back of the boat. They have a circuit board and delicate switches, and if they are not working properly, you will dump them overboard in frustration. Especially when you have multiple Kings on, etc. The new ones are fast, powerful, fairly reliable, small bodied and really expensive. Hope that helps.
  14. You do know there is a classifieds section on this forum, right? Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. I thought this article was fitting for the entire Eastern Basin. http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/Why-you-should-always-always-ALWAYS-release-big-fish
  16. Have not tried plastic stuff. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Gobies, not goodies. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Every time I try harnesses I spend more time rebaiting the hook, or removing the goodies from it. Worms, slow, on or near bottom. Sounds like gobie city. I hear if guys doing well with harnesses in ELO. I am sure they have their technique dialed. Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. I would be interested in some adjustables if you had them.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. Yeah. Mount a fuse block or buss bar at your helm somewhere.
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