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  1. Thanks Zinger11 Did you install your self ? Does this set up eliminate the power steering pump on the mercruiser ? What kind of autopilot did you go with? Thank you
  2. Thinking of switching for cable steering to hydraulic steering. Have you done this? Thoughts, and install difficulties? Yes I'm mechanically able,just new at this. Possibly add autopilot later. The boat is a 2352 trophy Thank you for any replies!
  3. First trip up this year. We got 5 kings 6 steelhead. Everything was on spoons except 1 steel on a flasher. Both good kings were in 240-260 ft of water. One at 40' and other at 90' down. Did not mark that many fish and fish hawk was not working good.was nice to get a battle after walleye fishing all year. Pulled all fish on boga grip and released. The biggest one died so we circled back and picked it up. Met some cool helpful fellows at the marina,including Alan of Instigator sportfishing.
  4. I use trollmaster wired corntrol on my honda 20 kicker on my alumacraft ,Never a problem . I use a trollmaster remote on my 9.9 yamaha kicker on my trophy. The remote will loose memory of where it is sometimes ,so when I want to speed up I have to start at the bottom again. On the trophy I love the remote around my neck,I can fish like everyone else in the boat.i do not have to be at the wheel. Also if your boat is big enough to keep the main motor at idle in gear then the kicker has a easy job. kicker is to just bump up or down.may sound crazy to run both ,but each motor is barely running ,and I dont worry about the main engine not starting when I'm 10-12 miles out.
  5. Yes if you are interested,tell him to bring to the water and you will bring the $$$$. If you do a test run you will know what your buying,how it runs. See if the hull is dry inside,then pull the plug after on the water and check if dry again.provided no water gets splashed in or live well leaks. You may irritate him ,but if it's your hard earned money and don't want surprised with issues. Yes some TLC goes a long ways.good luck on your decision.
  6. Interested in auto pilot .I have a mid 90s 2352 trophy.anybody have any info or opinions . I Believe it has cable steering at the wheel. Thanks for any help!
  7. I want to catch some Ontario beauties. I am not a fan of eating trout.can trout and salmon be released to live after the battle from deeper water? Thanks
  8. First time ever on Ontario! Was a little slow but a newby.got one Steel, one brown.lost a couple good ones.straightened a atomic when almost spooled, wow! Learned afterwards I was trolling to slow.I be back.oh yea trolled 85-140' and 29-30 lines.
  9. Ok they look nice just don't understand how the line is set to stay at determined length?
  10. Just purchased some by riggers "used". They have rubber band style release.what are you fellows using? Pros cons of different styles? I don't think I want to fiddle around with rubber bands.Also do I want the release above the ball or on the back of the ball, or does it matter ?
  11. Picked up some spoons and a flasher and a few flies over the weekend. Sounds good but I have not been to Erie this year and not great at it yet, maybe next season.
  12. Picked up some spoons and a flasher and a few flies over the weekend.never experienced fleas, sounds not so good!
  13. I have boxes of renoskis,thunder sticks and such. these lures from fishing Lake Erie for eyes.will they catch Ontario fish? Also what size rigger balls should I buy for Ontario and any certain kind? I ordered Dan keatings book today for some knowledge before I go on my first trip. Thanks fellows
  14. I will most likely fish out of point breeze as familiar with the area a little. I have a 18' alumacraft dominator,115 etec and 20 Honda kicker with troll master. I may fish niagra bar next year some.
  15. Thanks for the entry to this forum! My self and my son (16) are just going to learn fishing the great lakes.we are from western Pa.typically fish for walleye and crappie. Im looking for a better tug on the line and more excitement! So I'm heading to Ontario. Salmon, trout, anything we do and be released also.I will need a little guidance. Just bought downriggers, spoons, flashers and flies.we have a lot to learn for a few trips a year.looking forward to meeting anyone on the water!
  16. It's hard to go slow with a bigger atv as I haved tried with my king quad 700. I know a fellow who melted a Polaris down.this creates a lot of heat on the belt in and out so much going so slow.a old gear shift atv much better for pull behind mowing.
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