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  1. I fished out of Sandy and Braddock last week, agreed Braddocks is very shallow. Braddocks was slow (it was super rough and the afternoon when I went out) got one nice brown in the 1.5 hours on a spoon in 100 ft of water. Sandy we got out early, fished for 3 hours before getting blown off. All the fish were caught between 190 and 220 feet right in front of the channel, 3 Kings, one Laker and a steelhead and 2 misses. All on spoons, all in the top 70 ft, meat rigs didn't move at all.
  2. Has anyone been in or out yet? Thinking about giving it a try tomorrow.
  3. You could also go somewhere like Sodus or Fairhaven and if the lake is too rough, just fish for Bass/Pike in the bays.
  4. Thanks, is it as simple as getting the boat the speed you want and pressing auto pilot on the trolling motor?
  5. I know this can be done, I'm just not sure how. I have a 19 foot tracker with s 82lb trolling motor, no kicker. Anyone got any tricks or tips? Justin
  6. I had a 21 for a couple of years, there were pro's and con's. The pro's were it seemed to handle rough water better than most boats, it was very dry for a 21. The con's were it was only 8 feet wide, which is a little slim for a couple people, also I didn't like how exposed the stern was. I ended up getting rid of it for that reason, it wasn't safe for a young child.
  7. How is the channel right now, can I get a 31 inboard out?
  8. Looking for a Aluminum boat, 16-17ft, non-tiller, hopefully made after 2000, trying to stay between 5-10k, let me know what you have in the Rochester area! justin
  9. Does anyone have a depth raider display they want to part with? I don't need anything else besides the display. Justin
  10. Quick 2 part question: 1- does the screen work if the probe isn’t in the water? 2- if my screen isn’t working can I still use the Bluetooth app? Justin
  11. Agreed, but has anyone mounted one on the transom?
  12. Has anyone mounted a transducer on a twin inboard on the stern? I only need to use trolling speeds for a fishfinder I'm mounting on the back deck.
  13. Switched back to fish, pick up only. 12lbs (I think) Hilton NY Justin
  14. What are the measurements? justin
  15. How much leadcore does everyone carry in Spring? I currently have a 7 and 10. Is anyone running a 5 and 3 or is that a Walleye thing? Justin
  16. Check to see if you have 12v at the Solenoid if so jump the solenoid with a pair of pliers, if the engine turns over you know its the solenoid. If the engine doesn't turn over, turn the key and see if you get 12v at the starter, if so make sure the ground is good from the block to the negative on the battery. Sometime ill us a jumper cable from the block to the negative side of the battery just to rule out a bag ground. If none of that work you will have to bench test the starter.
  17. Does anyone know where I can find a reasonably priced AC/DC Fridge? I fried my board on my Norcold DE-704 and everything I'm finding in $1000 + which seems cray for a 3.2 cubic foot refrigerator. Justin
  18. Here are my thoughts, too many people look at the age of the boat to decide the value of the boat. I don't think that is the case. A couple of years ago I was looking for a boat between 10k and 50k. I know that seems strange however it was the choice between paying cash or taking out a separate mortgage. After lots, and I mean lots of looking I went for something 15k, reason being is that 15 year old boats have the exact same issues and 40 year old boats (stringers, engine hours...). Now I have a 1978 Silverton that was inexpensive, reliable and makes me happy. That being said, when you are looking at the 10 to 15k price range, any year, you need to be able to do your own work. A couple of things to look for: 1. Talk to the owner, does he love the boat? or Is he glad to get rid of it? 2. Look at the bilge, if its dirty walk away, a good owner cleans the bilge, a bad owner doesn't 3. Don't be shy of salt water, the little animals in fresh water cause stringer rot , so you don't have to be as concerned with rot in salt water, plus it is pretty easy to change the heat exchanger. I would stay away from salt water if it raw water cooled. 4. Stick with a outboard or inboard, I/O's have a lot of maintenance (I've had two, every time I've had to put a bunch of money into a boat it because its I/O) Justin
  19. How’s the water depth getting out of Braddocks now?
  20. Got out last night. Fished from 160 to 210, depth. No real pattern besides we didn’t move a Flasher and Fly all night, only spoons. 2 on a 300 copper (including 24lb, and a nice steelhead). 3 on downriggers from 100 to 60 feet down. Strange bite, down temp was 61 degrees. 5 for 10 in 2.5 hrs. No idea why the photo is upside down...
  21. I think I’m changing out to fish this weekend, I’ve never had a issue with them. Anyone want to by 3 12lb downrigger weights, they may tangle? Cheap!
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