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nickihoyboy

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  1. I fished with a charter captain out of Port Ontario a couple of years ago that told me he caught alewives using small Sabiki rigs when he located large schools of baitfish. One word of caution though, watch out how many hooks you have on your Sabiki rigs,there's a legal limit on the number of hooks if I'm not mistaken.
  2. Greg, How much for two sets? Any discount on the shipping? Thanks. Nick
  3. Thanks for the responses guys, that was exactly what I was looking for. Glad I asked. Sometimes I feel stupid asking these questions, but if it's going to help me (and others) have the right setup I can live with it.
  4. OK guys, this has probably been asked a thousand times already, but what knot do you recommend to connect SS wire to the reel arbor? It’s my understanding that no backing is necessary with 1000’ of wire on the correct size reel (30 series?) but I may be off base. I’d like to hear what you guys think. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Most of you guys probably already know this, but maybe I can help a few. After removing the lure tape on a bunch of my spoons I had a heck of a time trying to find an adhesive remover that really worked. I tried acetone, paint thinner, Goof Off, xylene,denatured alcohol and a few others without great luck. Seemed like the ones that partially worked still left some sticky residue that required further cleaning. Then, someone suggested I try rubbing alcohol. I was really skeptical but figured I'd give it a try since I already had some in the medicine cabinet, it was cheap, and I had nothing to lose. Well, all I can say is "Problem solved"! 90% isopropyl alcohol worked like a charm for removing the adhesive, didn't leave any lasting odor, and it's cheap and easy to come by. For some of the spoons where the tape was hard to remove I just soaked the spoons in a small container of alcohol for about 10 minutes and it came right off. So for any of you that might be running into the same problem, give it a try.
  6. If anybody is interested, just saw that Amazon is selling the Okuma Cold Water CW-203 DLX left-handed linecounter reel for $69.00. I think they're usually around $85-$90, so it looks like a good deal to me. Just sayin'.
  7. I'd like to second everything that Tim said about the Salmon School, and I'd also like to give a huge "Thank You" to Captains Pete, Andy and Matt, as well as all the others involved in putting on the school. I drove 9 hrs. from southern New Jersey to attend the Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning events as well as the show, and I left totally impressed by everyone's willingness to share knowledge that obviously took them years to learn with those of us much less experienced but eager to learn. Keep in mind that everything that seems basic to you might not yet be so basic to the rest of us, so keep those basics coming, I'm paying attention. Also impressive was the NYSDEC and other fisheries guys with their knowledge and real concern for the state of the fishery in Lake Ontario. I know a lot of the work is science mixed with some trial and error, and the results sometimes seem to be not as good as we would like, I think as long as you have guys as devoted and concerned about maintaining this superb fishery long term the future looks pretty bright despite some minor setbacks now and then. Getting back to the Salmon School, I can't wait to see how much it improves my catch this year. Maybe it will, maybe it won't, but one thing's for sure. There will be more method to my madness! Seriously and sincerely, thank you again to all who made the effort to put on a great school, it is very much appreciated. Nick
  8. OK, got you. I would think that they would work fine for that application once you got them adjusted for the tension you need. Some of my roller trollers are over 10 years old, used in fresh and saltwater, with no problems. I totally agree with sk8man, Aftco makes an excellent product from my experience, but they are a bit pricey. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Earl28, Not sure what your intended use is, but theFL1B, also known as the "Roller Troller", doesn't work like a standard downrigger release in that it does not pinch or hold on a specific part of your fishing line. Instead, it has an adjustable tension v-shaped roller which allows your line to move freely back and forth across the roller. Roller trollers are generally used when trolling with flatlines to allow you to get the lines much lower than your rod tips and into the water closer to the boat. For obvious reasons they are usually mounted somewhere low on your boat, maybe on a rope cleat or transom tow loop. As far as adjustability, I have used them for fishing shad on the Delaware River to stripers and bluefish on the ocean and have not found there to be any issues with sensitivity, it's completely adjustable to your needs. Not sure if any of this helps, if so, good luck and catch 'em up!
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