Bait Bucket

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  1. Brand of Braid

    Well, I picked up 2 Daiwa sealine 27lc's and will use them for lake trout on Keuka Lake. Trolling with a 0 dipsy and the rest. I want to put on some braid, so I know of the top brands, but was wondering if anyone ever heard of or used Mustad Thor. I don't want to waste 300 yards on the reel and not sure if 150 would be enough. The Mustad comes in a spool of 200 yards, which would be plenty. 30 or 40 pound, not sure yet, but they are only $9.99 locally. Just wondering.
  2. Brand of Braid

    Pick up two spools of 30 lb for $9.00 a piece and wrapped it on. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for all the input.
  3. Brand of Braid

    Going to try it, just need to decide on 30 or 40 pound.
  4. Trolling bag size?

    I have a newer crestliner fish hawk 1600and I use two 18" bags in the middle and get down to 1.5 mph.Sometimes lower, depends on the weather. Around 2.4 without them. Two 22" bags should do you good.
  5. Bunk versus roller guide one

    Tim, I have the carpeting bunks on the trailer and I HAD carpet guides on the side. Took off the sides because they had the lite duty U bolt system on them and kept moving until they finally broke. I installed a pair of Cabela's deluxe roller guide ons and would never install any other brand. They are tank solid!!! I haven't had any problem with rubber marks on the either. Keep them close and you are even fight up.
  6. Corned venison

    You can tell, just by the moisture in your cuts. I use one as well, otherwise you would have to steam it for about 3 hours.
  7. for sale : usa DIPSYS

    18704 Swoyersville, PA. (Kingston)
  8. Corned venison

    Just how I do my roast. Do you use a water bath in your smoker?
  9. for sale : usa DIPSYS

    I would make a respectable offer of $32.00 shipped, if you accept PayPal for: Four #0's - Green, pink, blue and silver with rings. Two minis - both purple.
  10. I'll take diver rods if any left.
  11. for sale : usa DIPSYS

    Are you splitting lots?
  12. Off a Dipsy

    Looking for some info on what I can run off the back of dipsy divers. I am using 9 foot ugly sticks, med/light with Penn 320gt's load with 17lb mono. I do use these trolling for Lake trout on Keuka Lake. I currently use off-shore tadpoles with either just a spoon, a spoon behind a small cowbell or a small dodger and spoon. I recently got some size 3/0 and 0 dipsy divers and would like to know if I can run the dodgers and cowbells off them. And do I require a shocker if so. Thanks.
  13. Off a Dipsy

    That's some good info Laker, thanks. Pap, looking into some of those spin and glows from the Gambler site.
  14. Off a Dipsy

    Thanks for the replies. Need to decide what to do or just use braid for now and run only a spoon with my #0 or stick to my tadpole. Problem is too many fishing hobbies. Buying a new surf setup first. $$$.
  15. Off a Dipsy

    How much blood run are you using?
  16. Off a Dipsy

    I'm usually not in more than 80 to 100 feet of water, but not fishing that deep. (Maybe 40 to 60).
  17. Corned venison

    It is great. A perfect way to use venison. I use the front shoulder as well. Roll it up tight and put it in netting. Stays together very well when cured.
  18. Corned venison

    Put it in the smoker and you won't be disappointed.
  19. The BEST Hull Cleaner I've ever used

    I use someone else's boat, keeps mine clean.
  20. Mini Diver Rod

    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?
  21. Mini Diver Rod

    Oh for sure, I definetly believe that if I'm using larger divers for deeper depths, the appropriate rod set up would make sense.
  22. Keuka Mixed Bag

    I did, had two good hits trolling with spoons early. One got off immediatly, the other fought for a bit, then the line went limp. I don't have riggers, so I use off shore tackle tadpole weights. 1.3oz. so I really have no idea how far down I'm fishing. Just enjoying the ride and my cigar.
  23. Keuka Mixed Bag

    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....