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Fishmaster 196

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Fredonia,NY
  • Interests
    walleye fishing, hunting
  • Home Port
    Dunkirk, NY
  • Boat Name
    Rippin' Lips

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  1. Fishmaster 196

    Mag and standard divers

    You should run your mag divers inside closer to the boat. The regular divers should be run outside and higher than the mags. Same rule applies for leadcore and copper lines. That way you can reel in a higher shallower line over the deeper inside line. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Fishmaster 196

    Fish hawk question

    I was not aware that the cable was only rated for 12 pound weights. I used the cable on 16lb weights last year and I am fortunate It never broke. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Used shakespeare 5' tall antenna. It was used for 2 years on my boat that is garage kept. It's in like new condition other than I cut the antenna cord to about 6' long when I installed it. I have the pl 259 connector that goes with it also. 60.00 shipped
  4. Fishmaster 196

    Lighting

    Get some red led light strips and attach them under the lip of your gunnels. The light will shine down and illuminate everything and you won't loose your night vision. I use them when we're night fishing for walleye mostly. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Fishmaster 196

    Lead core

    It does bleed a lot at first but works great. I have not had any break issues and I have it on 8 different reels Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. For sale post is 12 YEARS OLD.
  7. Fishmaster 196

    Starcraft 196 Fishmaster

    They had rebates on the Yamaha's when I bought mine so I went with F200. If you are fishing Erie or Ontario i would have them replace the 60" shaft with the 72" right now. My dealer shipped me the 72" shaft and I swapped them out and sent back the 60. I have had the 72" shaft come out of the water on occasion. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Fishmaster 196

    Two fish finders

    I have 2 lowrance hds units on my boat. One is mounted on the dash and the other is mounted near the back of the boat, connected by an ethernet cable, so that they can share waypoints and transducers. The front unit is usually on the chart screen for navigation and the rear is on the regular fish finder screen. They both have their own transducer but are set up to run off of the same transducer. The second transducer is on there as a backup in case I have an issue with the first one. I like to have backups for everything. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Fishmaster 196

    Weighted steel. Yay or nay

    The rod with the splice of mono is only so I can use it on an inline. Its backed with 19 strand so that I can run it as a chute rod if I choose to and also serves as a backup to the other rod without the splice. If it was only going to be used on a board I would have used a braid backer. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Fishmaster 196

    Rubber Bands and In-Line Planer Boards

    Song dog, when you speak to him ask if he could take a picture or upload a video of the setup with the rubberband to his website like he has with his other products. Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Fishmaster 196

    Rubber Bands and In-Line Planer Boards

    I asked them the same question last year and got the same response. Like you, I was also looking to see if anyone had actually tried the setup but have not heard anyone that actually has. The only reponses I got were people telling me it wouldn't work. I tried copper once and didn't like it, especially with newbies on the boat. I tried the steel and it is much easier to use and works well. I totally understand the reasoning of the guys that have already invested in and know how to run copper, I would not make switch either. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Fishmaster 196

    Weighted steel. Yay or nay

    I have two 200' weighted steel setups backed with 19 strand. One of the setups I spliced in a 5' section of 40lb mono in between the steel and 19 strand so that I could clip on an inline board. The other setup is the same minus the mono section which I run down the chute . Both work well and both catch fish. I primarily fish on Erie for eyes and the chute rod works great when the eyes are deep. 2 years ago I ran that chute rod out 450ft on the line counter and was picking up eyes that were down around 70ft. I had my riggers, dipseys and chute rod all in the same zone and they were all firing so I am assuming the steel was at or near the same depth of everything else. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Fishmaster 196

    Rubber Bands and In-Line Planer Boards

    I think the OP and I are talking about the unique situation with us using specifically 19 strand wire for backing and not braid to take advantage of the sink rate of the weighted steel. I currently have a splice of 50 lb mono between my weighted steel and wire backer to clip the board to but then I lose the benefit of letting out more backer to have the 200 steel run deeper. Has anyone tried using a rubber band on 19 strand wire to clip into the offshore release? I'm thinking that the 19 strand will kink in either case whether you put it in the release itself or try to use a rubber band to clip in the release, hoping someone has already tried it. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Fishmaster 196

    Rubber Bands and In-Line Planer Boards

    You are using inlines correct? I have offshore boards with the or 18 release on the front but I'm sure the 19 strand will still slip through and kink even with the upgraded release. So if I'm understanding correctly the wire backer is sitting just outside the release jaws and only the rubber band is being pinched? Thanks. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Fishmaster 196

    Leadcore sink rate

    The 5' per color sink rate is correct for around 2.0 mph. At 2.5 mph the sink rate is less, around 37 ft deep for 10 color if I remember correctly. Some guys will add a 2oz snap weight on the 5 color to get it deeper with more backing out. I'm sure the 5 color would sink a little deeper with just more backing out but it wont keep the same sink rate as plain lead core and you would just be guessing at what depth it would be running at. I usually replace my leadcore every 3 years. I use it a lot on Erie for walleye. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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