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invasahata

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  1. Interesting as we went with Wicked Ridge too and it has an anti-dry fire mechanism that can fool you into thinking you are fully cocked. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. Holy fast! We sighted in yesterday. No major issues other than bolts easily traveling through our block. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Brooks is probably our best bet if we go with a club. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. Thanks for the lead!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Thanks! He is experienced with all implements via scouts etc. I have stayed busy searching for good options. Just not a ton out there that beats me driving the 75 minutes to our hunting spot to set up a target. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. No takers on this post. Nonetheless I thought I would share that lightweight ruled our decision making. Went with Wicked Ridge Invader X4. About $400 Bass Pro. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Any good walk up options at a nearby shooting range? I am in Fairport but hunt in the Southern Tier. My son will start his hunting journey this year so I want to be sure he is ready. Not sure we are good candidates for a membership as we just need to dial in before each hunting season. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Looking for a crossbow for my 12 yo. Any thoughts on something that comes out of the box in good shape? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Nice work. I fished Braddocks in the same time frame. Screen was dead. But nice night. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Great lookin’ fish!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. Coaxed my 11 yo onto the boat with a promise to start our trip with the bass bite. By 6pm we motored west out of the bay and trolled from 160-125’. Changed our spoon program twice before we settled at 80’ over 125’ where bait was unusually deep. Had a ball coaching my first mate on the finer points of landing a major. Learned a good lesson myself which was to use neutral to close the deal. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. I fished 2-3 miles northwest of Braddocks for the first time over 300 fow and I picked up a thick line across my sonar at 90 fow. Curious if this was a steep temperature break? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Red Dodge…that was me. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Not sure if it matters but weeds are thick as snot at launch (I mean thick!!) making it tough to get good bunk to boat contact on retrieval. I feel like this is an annual phase given the right conditions. No way to clear things until I launch again so I am going to just cinch my straps when things dry out. Short trip due to wind and waves so I just donated my parking fee and messed with a few program changes. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. I actually clip off the nub that would lock the line in place. I have read up on fixed slider options and the rubber band style came up. I will give it a go. I usually fish solo and need to find my way to as few steps as possible to set a rig. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  16. With a fish the line leaves the clip and the swivel settles on the down spoon that is on the rod. I use an oversized swivel so it actually gets over the spoon. Seems to work ok. With no fish I have to pop the clip and swivel to clear the line. Just need to be careful how fast everything comes up to avoid twists. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  17. Hustled out to 200’. 50 degrees was well below my marks so I split the difference between the 50 degree depth and the bottom of the bait. Spoon program seemed to work with a Kevorkian. Did three little ones and two others that got the net wet. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  18. Despite the advice here I was compelled to keep my fixed slider rig off a rod and ran the set up pictured with a Spin Doctor up high and a spoon only on my rigger release. Good news is I doubled/maybe tripled my hook rate and had good luck retrieving gear (no tangles). Bad news was no change to my rate of boating fish. Next few trips I think I am going to abandon the Spin Doctor on the fixed slider and go with a spoon on a rod with a modified fixed slider approach to compliment the rod. Secondary fix will be to abandon the Spin Doctor set and run a spoon or fly only program with no rod on the fixed slider. Added insight welcome... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  19. Beauties. Way to stay on target. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  20. On water at 5am and had a flat run to my spot over 175’. Wind was howling from the east by 8am and waves were kicking. Made my way to 150’ at the duck weed chum slick made by the bay. Screen looked great at 50’/50 degrees over 150’. Saw lots of nets being dipped. Released a king in the teens and a skipper. Cheers to the marina staff herding fisherman coming off the water and pleasure boats going on. Lots of patience from everyone! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  21. Yes. I have the Helix 8. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  22. Thanks JD! Seems like an obvious solution yet it escaped me. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  23. When fishing Lake O out of Braddocks my West to East troll forces me to up my boat speed from 3mph to 4mph to get my lure speed up to 2mph. This forces my program out of my cone and off my Helix screen. Worth a transducer adjustment or do I just roll with it and focus on mark’s and not worry about marking my program? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  24. They look good. Tried on and off... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  25. Thanks. Just needed a nudge... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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