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  1. I saw something like that at cabelas but thought the one I saw measured speed based on the cable angle. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I would be interested in some weights too. Depending on your location. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Pipe style downrigger weight

    Thanks lineman i will definitely check that out Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. questions for the experts

    Craig I'm in a similar situation as you. This was my first year running the lake in my own boat. I have an 18' starcraft and experienced getting blown off the lake my second day on the water. Even though this is my first year running the boat I have been here for years, fished many times with friends, and taken a lot of charters. The information I gained on those trips was invaluable but putting that information into practice on my own has been something totally different. All my time on the water this year was really learned what not to do more then anything but did finally manage one nice coho. Best thing I can say is keep it as simple as possible. Go in with a plan. Even write down the plan anf be as detailed as possible down to what lure on what rod. My first two trips I went with a general idea of what I wanted to do and ended up fumbling around for the first hour on the water. I now believe the process is more important than the lures in the water. A good amount of the information to get rigged up right can be found digging around on this site. Keep at it and the fish will come. Charters are a great learning experience and could be valuable at any point even years from now you never know what you could pick up. Another thing to watch for is guys on here with an open seat for a day. Good luck out there Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Pipe style downrigger weight

    Pap eventually I will end up with some torpedoes. I have seen a bunch of great stuff on here about the ones made by the guys on the site. I guess the answer to your question would be that sometimes I just help tinkering with things when I have unused stuff laying around that I can repurpose into something else. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Pipe style downrigger weight

    I will. I lost a ball last weekend up in the trench so need to replace with something. I have a bunch of old pancake weights laying around in the garage so this will be a good winter project after hunting season. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Pipe style downrigger weight

    I thought about that. But if I put my release above it on the cable and attach to a good swivel not sure it would matter if it was spinning. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Pipe style downrigger weight

    Sorry was trying to figure out how to post a picture but I can't open the file with the instructions on my phone. Basically it is a copper, galvanized, or stainless pipe roughly 14" long 1.5" diameter filled with lead, and an eye hook on top. That set up should yield roughly a 10' weight give or take. From the little I can find on them they have very little blowback and work well near the bottom as they are harder to hang up. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Has anyone ever tried a pipe style weight. They look to me as though they should work well. Especially for those times that I put the ball on the bottom either intentionally or unintentionally. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Change of pace

    Lots of options for how to do it. For the venison we slice into 1" cubes pack the jar with raw meat. You can season any way you want. Sometimes we leave plain maybe a little salt. We will use that for things like tacos. For a stew we add onion, garlic, and some bouillon. You need a pressure canner with the pressure gague on the top. We cook our meat at 15 lbs of pressure for 90 min then remove from heat and allow pressure to reduce on its own. You wind up with some of the most tender meat you will ever have. You can also cook the meat any way you like then add to the jar and follow the same process to seal the jar. Not sure for the fish but would imagine it is fairly similar. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Change of pace

    Trouthunter I can't speak for the fish but we have done just about any other meat you can think of. Just ate a jar of venison stew from 4 years ago tasted like the day I made it. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Change of pace

    Looks good Kevin. We do the same with our deer meat but I have never tried it with salmon. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. What to expect in the trench.

    JTowne Friday is showing a N wind so my thought was the island might break some of that up. Who knows what it will actually look like by then though. Thank you Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Heading up to fish Friday and Saturday this week. I never fished the trench before but these are the last 2 days I have available for the year so I am determined to get on the lake. Weather looks pretty good for the weekend but Friday looks like it could get a little rough out of Oswego or Pulaski.I have an 18' aluminum so I thought going up to the trench might hide me from the wind a little. Will probably get there sometime mid morning. Thinking it might not be to crazy at that time even though we are coming into a holiday weekend. Is there anything to watch out for since this is a little tighter quarters then normal? I'm sure once I get there I will get a sense of where everyone is at. Is it easier to come out of stoney point? On the map it looks like that might be the case. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks Dave Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. First trip in my own boat.

    Well made it out Friday and Saturday. Got one small brown on Fri out of Oswego. We ran between 150 and 350 while getting used to the boat and the gear. Had a bunch of problems that day but mostly small stuff that was overlooked before hand. Went out of pine grove on Sat ran out to 150ft had a friend with another boat that day so a little more confident making the longer run. No fish on Saturday only had one release before we were tired of getting knocked around in the waves. Good learning experience. Figured out a lot of things that I shouldn't be doing, and one or two things that I should. Will give it another try here soon. Thanks again for the advice. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app