Prof T

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    St Lawrence River
  • Interests
    Outdoorsman since dad trusted me with his gear. Retired to the St Lawrence in 2012.

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  1. Today's a good day to practice!!!
  2. The installation is pretty "plug and play". There was an "H" type connector mounted in the wiring about behind my throttle/shift lever. 1 spot to motor, one to the shifter, one to the gauge and the 4th to the paddle switch. The remote switch had an annoyingly short lead, which I spliced to make it long enough to reach where I wanted it.
  3. Superhawk, I put a 90 merc 4 stroke on my boat a year ago and added a Smartcraft gauge w/ troll control. I can adjust via the buttons on the gauge from 1000 RPM down to 550 RPM in 10 RPM increments. That's 200 RPM slower than the natural idle of the motor without the troll control feature engaged. For the same reasons I decided to go without a kicker after running with one for 28 yrs. I can easily get down to about 1.6 SOG on open water, and usually need about 650 RPM to get 1 MPH here in the SLR current. I also mounted their remote paddle switch at the rear of my boat so I can adjust speed while messing with riggers. Prof T
  4. Awesome opportunity to hunt with a couple perfectionists. Worked birds right in to the decoys and called shots when everybody would have a crack (except for Kevin's solo triple). Two great hunts under less than ideal conditions. All birds cleaned, time for a siesta for sure!
  5. We're so good we get them standing on our heads
  6. Here's the picture. Ended up with 22 short of a limit...thats 53 birds! Incredible day! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Esox hit it right on the head. Whether you're trolling or drifting, hug the bottom. Riggers can be deadly, but you've got to learn a spot. Best advice....better to do a small area perfectly than try to cover too much area 6 ft off of the bottom. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Got to love those new four strokes. I'm at 135 hours on my new 90 merc and love it. Can it live up to the 30 years I got out of my 9.9 evinrude? Pretty sure by then my gear will be put away🤢 Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Game on for sure. Great catch! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. It was always a dream to have a place where I could keep a boat on the water and fish as much as I do. I've met some great people, we swing close to each other and touch base each night, and have become a close community as a result of this site. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I use a q tip dabbed in a Teflon lube like Triflow, wipe the inside of the cup and around the post. No mess and it holds up for a long time. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. The picture was taken from my house. We fish from Clayton to the Bay, and I can assure you there are fish the whole way. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I've been trying for most of the summer to get two buddies of mine out for the eyes. They're northern fishermen, spend a lot of hours in the boat and usually do ok. Got out night before last for a couple of hours and trolled up a pair of beauties: a 30" @ 11 lb and a 29" @ 10. Got a couple others to keep it interesting. Glad I was able to produce for them. They've had to endure a lot of stories! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Agreed..target deeper spots during the daylight, ambush them as they move up at twilight, and get them feeding in the dark. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Awesome SLR fish. Congrats. Nobody just goes out and catches one. Awesome tribute to hours put in I'm sure. Got a chance to take a TILT tour of the ESF fish research center run by Dr Farrell. The man is possessed with the fish he referred to as the "ultra predator". Depending on forage (i.e. anything that swims ), he said a musky will grow to 40" in 3 years!!! 56? Quite a few more. Real trophy.