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  1. Nice fish Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. Thanks for the advice/feedback Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Full disclosure, still near to salmon and trout fishing and need some help. Was out yesterday fishing the trench near Henderson and marked a lot along the bottom. About half appeared as if they were arching up to my bait but I only got one hit. Had a few thoughts: (1) they were all lakers and didn’t want the flasher flys (2) speed wasn’t perfect as I don’t have a fish hawk and don’t know the speed at the ball. Boat speed was between 2.2 and 2.8 mph (3) wasn’t fishing long enough. Let me know your thoughts. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. Where were you fishing? And how fast? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Thanks for the report. How were the waves? Heard it’s been pretty windy this week. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Ahh misread. Thanks, really appreciate the advice. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Issue marking fish? or riggers? or both? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Awesome, thanks for the feedback. What depths are you usually fishing? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Thanks for the review. How deep are you fishing? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Thanks for the advice. Is 4.3” still to small? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. Hey guys, Don’t get out more than 4/5 times a year. Dad and I have an older boat and looking to replace the depth finder. Looks like the Garmin Striker 4 is a great value. Anyone have any experience with it? Does it register your downrigger balls? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. Thanks for all the advice guys, I really appreciate it. Good luck fishing
  13. Haha thank you, I will first look to fix the counters before marking the cable. Thanks for all the advice
  14. Les - thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it. I do have the counters on the mag 10's but they have been giving me some issues (not staying aligned with the gear so they are very inaccurate). I am familiar with the issue of blowback and was looking into a Fish Hawk TD ($149.99) which is much cheaper and would allow me to compare my depth with the one on the Fish Hawk. Little more work and math involved than the x4 but still would would give me a rough idea of the blowback given all the factors you mentioned. Do you see any issue with spray painted markings on the cable for a more accurate measure of how much cable is in the water?
  15. Hey guys, Still new to salmon fishing and don’t get out more than a few times a year (looking to get out more). I have older mag10s and am not looking to buy a fish hawk this year. But would really like to be more accurate with my ball depth. Was thinking about spray painting marks every 5 feet on the cable. I would start marks at 50ft and end at 200 ft. I fish out of Henderson and haven’t seen the need for anything over 200ft. I know it sounds like a lot but I’m young and don’t mind the labor/hassle of counting if it will save me some money. Let me know your opinion/suggestions or concerns with my idea. Thanks
  16. Replacing Line Counter on Marlin Electric HP Hey guys, I have a Marlin Electric HP downrigger and I need to replace the line counter. I do not want to remove the spool (which means disassembling the entire downrigger) but I might have. I could be wrong though. Any ideas on how to do it?
  17. I know this may be a little cheaper than the wahoo industries one but seemed to get good reviews and I only fish 8-10 times a year. The price is half that of the wahoo one. Any thoughts?
  18. That's perfect, thanks for sharing that with me.
  19. That's a great idea, thank you! Sent from my Nexus 6P using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. @greenboatluke I agree with you and would love to have one on each side but its my dad's boat and I would have to install metal trackers which would not fly with him haha. But I appreciate the suggestion.
  21. @reelintense and @bout time thank you so much for your feedback. I am assuming the rod was more perpendicular to the water?
  22. Diver Rod Angle Hey guys, I am a beginning fisherman but have been out a few times. We have a center console with a t-top and rod holders on top. I run two downriggers, one on each corner and was looking to add a diver to the mix but don't have rod holders allowing the rod to sit parallel to the water. Has anyone tried running a diver down the shoot between the two riggers with a vertical rod angle? or have any suggestions? Thanks for the advice, Dan
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