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  1. Buckmaster7600

    Rainbow Trout on graph

    I mark rainbows regularly in a small lake by me. Our number 1 rig is a small dipsey down the chute with about 30ft of line out. We run riggers and Inlines but that dipsey down the chute out fishes everything else combined right below the prop wash. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2018 Targa V-18

    When I was looking for a new boat the targa was on my list but with the rod lockers on top of the gunnels I couldn’t figure out a way to set it up with tracks. In my opinion it’s a terrible design on a big water boat. I’m curious to see how you set it up, keep us posted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Kicker won't hold trolling speed

    Check/change your primer bulb and the connector for fuel line to motor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    This day and age I don’t think there’s a bad engine, I would base my decision of what dealer is closest, what dealer is the best to work with and price. The G2 Etecs are impressive but I’m not a Evinrude guy. The v8 Mercs have serious potential Yamaha, Honda’s and Suzuki’s have a great reputation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cannon Ratcheting Rod Holders

    If the four boats I fish in most we all have different rodholders, I have cannons, my buddy big Jon’s, his Bil has traxtech and my other buddy has berts. I like the cannons the best with berts a close 2nd don’t care for the traxtech but would use them if that’s all there was and would have many complaints I absolutely hate the big jons. If cannons had one more click down past 90 they would be perfect. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Boat shopping - need guidance

    I fish very similar style to you and I loved my smoker craft phantom, if I liked the etec and steering wheel I would still have it. But I learned the hard way that I’m a tiller guy. The wast coast style offers a lot of advantages if you’re mostly trolling especially with riggers. But you do give up some comfort while running. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trolling Boats and Your Dance Platforms

    Here’s my winter/ice out rig. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Downrigger stacking, help

    A cheater is a section of line “ I use 8-10ft clipped on your main between rod tip and release. You can use them as a slider just clip it on and it will go to the bow in the line between cannon ball and rod tip or you can use a fixed slider, half hitch a rubber band to your main line at your desired depth to get your spread between mainline lure and cheater. With both when a fish is in especially a king you will see a very violent hit and it will usually release just be quick because they’re a lot of slack. If I’m fishing down riggers I always have a cheater on it’s a free lure and is super easy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Downrigger stacking, help

    Have used chamberlains and they are the best stacker I have found. Haven’t stacked in a while and likely never will again. Run cheaters “fixed or sliders” and you’ll likely catch more fish and it’s way less work and it frees up rods for dipseys or junk lines. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rod tree suggestions

    I thought about them as well but I can’t imagine it being much fun trying to get the rod out of the holder with a fish on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rod tree suggestions

    These are what I have, they’re the cheapest ones I found and I couldn’t be happier with them. http://www.madsdocks.com/shop/Item/pmpoletree Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Board rods

    Shaman tdr’s cheap and nearly indestructible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trolling speed

    Wire dipsey rod with a 1lb meatball on a 3way swivel running down the chute. The action of the rod tells you your speed very well. I believe they were very popular years ago before all the new technology. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trolling speed

    Thumper rod. I run one 95% of the time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Otters vs Planer boards..... GO!

    I have otter boats with double keels and run in lines most of the time. Only time I run big boards is for spring Browns and landlocks when were running 4-5 lines a side. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk