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wicked walleye

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  1. I just bought it brand new from FishUSA but I guess it's possible. When you bring yours up does it say something about max depth?
  2. Thanks for the link but it doesn't help at all. I hit "start", waited for "Ready" to flash, ran it down my dipsy, then retrieved it and scrolled through "view". Nowhere did I see where it recorded the max depth it went. It scrolled clear to 100' and gave temp readings at each 5' increment with the temp dropping at each one. I was only in 60' of water and I didn't hit bottom so it had to be less than 60' max.
  3. So I tried out the Fishhawk TD last weekend. Put out a slider and attached the TD. After 20 minutes or so we bring it back in and hit "view" like it said to do and keep hitting "view, view, view, view," etc. It reads "5' x temp, 10' x temp, 15' x temp" etc. clear to 100'. (I don't remember the temps but its not important.) The problem is we were in 60' of water. Isn't it supposed to stop reading at the total depth? Like 5', 10', 15'........and stop taking readings at say 55' because that is as deep as it went?
  4. I found a good mix of tips on Amazon but you just get SOOOO many you'd never use. I guess I'll just mic them and order from there.
  5. Need a few tip replacements. What diameter in mm are most trolling/dipsy/downrigger rods? Diawa Wilderness, Okuma classics, etc.
  6. Understood Off the Hook, I started this thread because I've never had a "chart" on anything else be this far off. If only there was a small something rather that we could attach and have is show up on our fish finders like our downriggers do. But not for $2000 BTW. lol.
  7. Just ordered the Fish Hawk TD and the ring/weight kits for the slide divers.
  8. Care to share some numbers on 1 and 3 settings with no ring?
  9. I would think if they tend to run a bit shallower than a normal #1 dipsy (because they are the same size but the "drag/lure" is attacted to a higher point pulling down on the back of the slide diver) then I would want to go to subtract 1/2 a setting instead of add since subtracting 1/2 a setting would make it dive deeper. Also it seems to me the fish hawk would effect the dive chart on a dipsy just by being attached to the line. Apparently not enough to make a difference?
  10. So you're saying a slide diver on setting 1.5 with no ring is approximately 50' down with 123' of line out? 178' of line out to get to 50' on a setting 3.5?
  11. I'm quite familiar with dipsys but I picked up 4 slide divers and gave them a try this weekend for lakers on lake Erie. The charts are WAY OFF! I ended up switching back to magnums because according to the chart with no ring (they don't come with one) is 35'. We were fishing 60'-70' so I switched out 3 to Magnum regular divers and kept one on a setting 3 back 140 with 20# powerpro. We work over a hump at 55' and hit bottom. I understand current, speed and lure can effect the depth but we were running 2.2-2.4 mph and a magnum spoon (nothing out of the ordinary that would have a huge impact). Chart was over 20' off. Does anyone have some real depth figures for a 1 and 3 setting? I'd love to use these for walleye if I can get some accurate depths. I have the full version of the precision trolling app but they are not on there yet.
  12. Got them in the mail. They seems to work as they were meant. Never used Sam's though so we'll see how it goes.
  13. Well OK...I'll let you know. lol.
  14. Yes....Zam's. I currently use rubberbands on the front of my inlines to release but wanted to try "Russel's" Sam's pro release method. FishUSA has been on backorder for about a year so I went to Ebay. Found these "knock off" Zam's pro release. Anybody try them yet?
  15. 2 New Spypoint Link Micro cell cameras. 2 used Spypoint Link Micro cell cameras. (Still in the woods sending pics). 8 months old and on original batteries. 1 New never used Spypoint Long range antenna. 1 New Universal Antenna. The 2 Cameras that are used work perfectly. Our property drops down into a swamp/valley and has no service so we're going to go with the cuddelink system. 4 Class 10 16gb SD cards also included. $400 TYD Much easier to contact me by text. 814-671-5131
  16. Just purchased a pair of older Cannon Magnum 10a for mainly Lakers this spring out of pa waters. I don't have any weights yet and I've been looking at either torpedoes or fish shaped weights in 10 or 12 lb. Anyways these Zwings keep popping up on my FB ads. Looks like that would be the ticket. Only 3.5lbs and supposedly less blow back. Basically a giant cool shaped dipsy from what I can tell. Anybody ever use them. I can't really find anything about them other that reviews on amazon that I don't trust.
  17. So if I would have revved the boat up it would have perhaps pumped it through the system better or would it also have to be in gear and revved up? Again, it's definately NOT how I'm going to rely on winterizing I was just basically curious as to if that impeller was working properly. I already ordered a new kit to install here pretty soon.
  18. I'm kinda hoping the same thing. Normally I'd do what you did and drain first then fill. This is the first winter with this boat and I just wanted to see how much made it up through the engine with just pouring in through the outdrive. Got my answer. I was just surprised which made me think something was wrong.
  19. I think we're on the wrong page. I drained the entire engine when I winterized it. I drained the manifolds (heat exchanger) directly after I ran antifreeze through the out drive. I was expecting to see antifreeze come out of the heat exchangers after I ran antifreeze through the outdrive. That's where the heat exchangers and manifolds get there cold water from the lake from right?
  20. It wasn't a question of if I winterized it correctly. I know I did that. Thinking about putting the boat back in the garage "heated" and getting prepared for the season. My question was after 2 (actually I think it was 3) gallons of antifreeze I would have thought there would have been some sort of sign of it in my manifolds (heat exchangers) when I drained them. Again, I pulled the thermostat out so I was sure it would be an "open" system. My only guess is that my impeller is getting weak and didn't pump it up through the whole block. Even though it came out the exhaust isn't there a bypass at low RPM that allows water to circulate from the intake on the outdrive right back out the center of the propeller without actually being pumped up through the engine? Never had any overheating issues on the water last year. I was just expecting to have antifreeze in my manifolds when I drained them.
  21. I winterized my 4.3 I/O Alpha one last fall. While in the garage I took the thermostat out and put the "cap" back on so that I was positive that it was open. Next I connected the ears to my outdrive with a hose to a funnel. I had my buddy start the boat and I poured two gallons of antifreeze down the funnel until it was pouring red out the exhaust so I figured it made it through the whole system. I then pulled the plugs on my exhaust manifolds "expecting to see antifreeze" but pure lake water poured out NOTHING with a red or pink tint whatsoever. Is this normal or does it sound like that impeller in the outdrive needs attention? I thought that the antifreeze should have pumped through the whole system.
  22. Dixie Bluefin 821 4.3 Mercruiser with 9.9 fourstroke mercury kicker. Garmin Reactor 40 kicker autopilot. Had it strip one part that was covered under warranty. Love it .
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