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  1. I use someone else's boat, keeps mine clean.
  2. Oh for sure, I definetly believe that if I'm using larger divers for deeper depths, the appropriate rod set up would make sense.
  3. Mini Diver Rod I was told this would not be effective and need to know why. I fish Oneida lake on occasion for Walleye and usually drift jigs or troll with deep cranks or a harness. Most fish I catch are not what you will catch elswhere, but that's ok, it's only to get out for a while. The setup I use for trolling is a St Croix 6'6" med / heavy fast action casting style rod. On it is an Abu Garcia 5600c round reel spooled with 14lb mono. This setup works well for me, but now I want to try this with a mini dipsy diver (2 1/4") and a big jon mini. These are a light and very small diver. I troll with bags and usually get down to 1.5 mph. So, if I have luck with bouncers and a harness on this setup, why am I being told it won't work with divers, that I need an 8 to 10 foot rod and my reel spooled with braid. Really, to run mini divers in 20 feet of water for a 2 1/2 pound fish? Any thoughts?
  4. Keuka

    Fished the south end on the weekend. Missed two trolling in the morning. Smashed a few smallmouths and largemouths in the evening. Largemouth on the East side, smallies on the West. Couple of heavyweights, nice fight. Senkos....
  5. Sent you a message.
  6. Keuka

    Do you or any one else use anything other than spoons? Have you ever tried any other lures like stick baits while trolling? Going back up in two weeks and was just wondering where to get suttons in Hammondsport.
  7. Do you have any pics you can post?
  8. Running 12v. Have two batteries because I have two boats. Each have a 12 volt motor. You mention charger, I opted for a portable instead of an onboard because of the two boats. I scoured around a bit and decided on an NOCO smart charger. (G15000). It's a 15 amp and will charge a battery 50% down in about 3 hours. They do have a 2 and 3 bank onboard with 10 amps per bank.
  9. They were my next choice in group 29. Only need to find one down here in PA.
  10. They do not have the RC rating on the battery anymore on everstarts. I had one for cranking and lasted me for seven years. My other trolling bat is a Diehard i have since 2009 and is still performing at peak power. So I went and got a new second diehard and in one year, 11 days it will only take 75% and will drain in about 3 days off charge. That's why I'm leaning to the Everstart MAXX.
  11. Keuka

    Had a good time on Keuka over the weekend. Did not do anything on Lakers, only because I don't know how.... Got some really nice smallmouth though. Went out of Hammondsport and headed North for about a mile on the west side. 17 fow and senkos.
  12. EverStart Maxx Group Size 29 Marine Battery Sorry to bring up batteries, but I'm buying a new trolling battery and was going for an EverStart Maxx Group Size 29 Marine Battery. Prblem is, the web site states it only has 85 RC. This used to be 205 with about 125 AH. Does anyone know for sure what exactly the specs are on this battery? Not older ones, but new 2017 batteries. Apparently, the store does not. Volts 12 V Cold Crank Amp 845 Reserve Capacity 85 Manufacturer Part Number MAXX-29DC Contained Battery Type Lead Acid Model MAXX-29DC Brand EverStart Maxx My other option is going to be an Interstate if this does not pan out.
  13. Keuka

    No picking on your pic. I would need larger eyes for that set up. I use these from off shore tackle. They work well. 1oz and 1.3oz. hooked up with a 9 foot ugly stick med/light.
  14. These still available?
  15. Keuka

    So, I'll be heading up from PA as well to the South side of Keuka this weekend. Never been there and not sure how it is down there. Don't have riggers, so i'll be trying to get that spoon down with some trolling weights. Maybe jig as well. All fails for that, try my luck for some bass or pike.