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  1. No doubt that coyotes hurt the turkey population IMO !
  2. Check out " Spoonpullers " site for Niagara bar reports !
  3. I thought this was a " no brainer " ! East wind generally heralds a low or falling barometric pressure which can be a turn off for fish and a rough lake 1
  4. Another great " Bottom Line " sk8man ! Captain Dan Keating in his most recent book " Big Water Wisdom " discusses this in some detail currents and there importance plus extoling the virtues of speed and temperature probes .IMO pays your money and take your chances but do not " forget about the basics " !
  5. Ditto on " You just cost me a lot of money " ! How did we manage in the 1980s without these "toys " ! We caught more fish then and were limited to only one rod in Ontario then !
  6. Watch " Spoonpullers " site for local updates ! The ramps are open and the spring derby is still a go so get a ticket !
  7. As previously posted there is no " perfect " boat ! Lot of good hands on advice as usual for the topic ! My passion , living on Lake Ontario is fishing & have been doing it for 35 years . An aluminum boat works for me , most of which has been posted . I trailer the boat had the boat docked at a local marina but for a smaller boat it was not the best all round usage . As far as the manufacture you generally get what you pay for ! The comment on Lund boats was interesting and would have to be considered when making a purchase ! I pick my days the best I can because once it gets scary it stops being fun !
  8. The Lund 18.5 would be my first chose ; how much trailering will you be doing and with what vehicle ? Those who suggest fiberglass usually focus on better cruising and a more stable platform on the water ! Everyone still has to pick their days ! I would also look at a Yamaha engine but the Lund probably comes as a package ?
  9. Use mostly " Off Shore " pinch type since they were available ! Disadvantage , they cannot handle a big paddle without slipping off ! For that I use Blacks ! #2 Disadvantage cannot " reef " down rod so fish will hook themselves when they hit the lure !
  10. Captain Dan Keating in his new book " Big Water Wisdom " ; one of the Q&A was " scent " . He wrote , quiet honestly that " he just didn't know ! " Probably another smoke and mirrors but if scent works for you stay with it until it quits ! [ " Zapper " from Tillsonburg Ontario finally told me his secret scent ; cod liver oil, brown sugar and citrus ie lemon juice . As previously posted it could have been the nicotine on his fingers because it did nothing for us ! we would mix and match scented spoon on port and same spoon sans scent on starboard side no apparent difference IMO !
  11. IMO run small spoons off a rigger down ? 3 to 4 feet with long leads ! The only thing that has worked for us so far !
  12. Tie your J-11 , J-13 chartreuse Rapalas directly to the line [ ie. no snap } and use the lightest line you will risk a break-off !
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