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  1. Seriously? I drove 40 miles sent you one free. You were to send me something in a box, a swap. You offered to send shipping and that never showed.
  2. Try one third, that's what I was taught. One third from the front, one third from the top. The last set I made I used about six inches of quarter inch threaded rod and a rod coupler to an eye. I could tweak the rod fore or aft as I wanted to to change the pull point. I am a in liner now.
  3. Try a 20 dollar cabelas whooping stick.
  4. Sorry OP this is not a Lake O but a Superior place to fish. There are some spots with an eagle's nest in sight of the shoreline. I always start trolling shallow, inside planers in 3 fow or so. A fish that shallow is there to eat. This particular day and nest was the first day the female was off the nest, only one limb above, but off. The mate was a hundred yards away, sitting between a turkey vulture and the nest. The vulrture was sitting with its wings cocked forward. I expect he was thinking eaglet of the day. I set my drags light enough to hold the in lines and the clicker is on. We love hearing the reel sing on a hit. I was fishing a larger jointed Rap, rainbow trout was the color. I turned to the bow to instruct the pilot where to go and ask her what kind of sandwiches she had packed, and the reel screamed like I have never heard prior. We had found a few absolute jumbo kings earlier, wife had a mid 20s, a real beast of a spring king in Superior. I had lost another. I knew we had another chance at one heading for some deeper water. I turned expecting to see it clearing the surface. Up there the kings in shallow come out like summer rainbows. And there was my inline 20 feet off the water and gaining elevation with every wing beat. The fight was interesting, she would not let go. After circling the boat, ever smaller, I was able to get a hand on her. I always have heavy leather gloves on board, they are to rip as much tackle as possible from poorly marked Native gill nets, normally just the rigger ball. They came in handy to keep my skin intact. Still, the beak pinched plenty hard through the gloves and Carhart canvas, no blood though. either one of us. We were able to free her from the hook and turn her loose. Between the screaming, the mate worrying us, the biting and the wing beats, I am pretty sure she thought we were going to eat her. Close to a six foot wingspan, Bird of a lifetime. Never took a pic, too much going on, not sure how many laws I was violating, and if questioned now, its just a tale. Feds aren't my favorite people. The few I met seem to have no sense of humor.
  5. If I was interested in doing this, One needs to manufacture the parts needed, taking into account the behavior of wire line. I do not see a way to have an inline planer release. Its not all that difficult to point the rod at the board and swing the board in when close enough. Holding the board tight at the rear or front and rear does not mitigate the extreme disappointment of a fish of a lifetime running towards the boat prior to getting the board off. (It still stings). Back to the wire; The front connection should be a very tight snatch hook pulley design. It does not have to turn, just keep the wire on a inch or better radius. Those small white nylon pulleys are all over the place. I havent thought much how to undo it, but you better make it fast and easy. The back would need to be a piece of SS tubing bent and split. Fill it with a rugged rtv and fasten to a spring loaded clamp. That holds the board from slipping. Who knows, maybe I will make one and come out there and run it. The come out there and fishing has a better chance of happening than building a Rube Goldberg release. V1.0
  6. I was hoping for a thread with contacts for Hot Old Broads with a Boat. (HOBBs) Seriously, I do not think there is a born on date on the stuff. I have seen unpopular line on the peg board for several years. I have taken to buying line from high volume on-line sellers, hoping there is no old stock there. Sea flee is a good choice, they are sold out every year.
  7. When spring thaw sends run off into the lake, a wiggler (mayfly larvae) under a bobber and floated out with the current will catch them all. Whitefish, both the lake and menominee varieties, too. Its better technique where the water is not too murky. Be careful if you are standing on ice. Have an escape plan in place if the ice you are on falls in.
  8. I have found that its best not to get too emotionally involved with netting fish. Pick a method and practice it. Maintain your sense of humor. Its only a fish. The most laughter on my boat last year came at netting time. My buddy was recovering from an eye surgery. "One eye looks like we are one mile off shore and the other looks like two miles!" After a couple of hard jabs to an open mouth, he managed to scoop the biggest of the year. We were laughing like school kids. I did insist he wind in for the rest of the trip and let the netting fall to me. I am pretty good with the net, head first over the stern. Springtime stick baits with the fish hanging on the back hook, speed and accuracy. Vision, too!
  9. Amazon has tie rod ends for mowers less than 10. A piece of threaded rod and a couple of jam nuts from your hardware store. Connect them at the front of the motors. Drill holes if you have to. We did my brothers boat at less than 20 bucks. Its at least as user friendly as my ez steer. (I have a stern drive, ez steer is the option)
  10. Those are cool as can be. Exceptionally rare? Females only? I think I would have to kill and mount one of those.
  11. Bucks in the UP take a lot of loss during a bad winter. Same fat reserve thing. Pray the timber wolves don't show up. They do many joy kills. I hope that the winter is such that fishing is outstanding this coming July. The Mrs and I plan on taking a few kings from Lake Ontario this summer.
  12. Do you have high whitetail deer winter loss in a year where you have a cold winter and a drawn out spring?
  13. I know its Lake Ontario..... I have a 27 inch buck mounted from a Lake Superior trib. It was beautiful from the stream, not so from the taxidermist. Lesson to be learned take lots of pics for the artist to try to replicate. I was fishing a two month long derby, weigh a fish a week. No frozen fish and no upgrades, weigh your fish and that's it for the week. (FWIW I placed second) I had the fish mounted as a memento; not for the size or beauty but for my personal feelings as I was fighting it. It was a time of low flow and fish were hard to come by. All I thought about was "I can't lose the fish, I need it for the week's weight" The more I pondered it, the more I realized I do not fish for personal gain, but for personal enjoyment. Its the last derby I ever fished. I am perfectly fine with competitors that have a need to fish in derbies. Not for me, if a fish is lost at the net it doesn't matter to me. As stated before, why you mount a fish is a matter of personal preference.
  14. A few years back there was a scare in Michigan's food pantries about donated venison containing lead. The Health Department tested a large sample and found no lead. I process my own venison. If its blood shot, its trimmed and discarded. If there is any lead, it will be in the blood shot meat, pitch it. If you take your deer to a commercial cutter, all bets are off. I know of several that will see you get your deer back, but the grinder..... it is not cleaned between deer.
  15. Back to the OP. Some years ago, it was common for retailers to deeply discount ML supplies after the seasons were closed. I bought a bunch of Barnes TMZ 250 gr bullets. They came with a supplied yellow sabot. Barnes was changing to a crush rib sabot and a call to them got a bunch of the smooth yellow sabots delivered to the armory. I have found that knurling the bullet increases accuracy. I run it out of a Savage 10ML with a load of mixed smokeless powder. I do not recall the MV, but it is much faster than one can achieve with anything other than Blackhorn, and it surpasses that. The bullet is major overkill on a whitetail, but then how dead is too dead? I typically shoot through the ribs and find an exit hole. No birds going to eat that bullet and I don't eat the ribs I would never pay 1.25 or more for a bullet/sabot like current prices are. Some I paid 3 for a buck and some were 4 for a buck. I expect I have a lifetime supply of them. Fun shooting finds me using 250 gr .452 pistol bullets or 300 gr .458 rifle bullets.
  16. DISCLAIMER The weight of powder is satisfactory in my firearm, the load was developed by carefully working up the powder charge, watching for pressure signs. It may not be safe in your rifle. I worked for maximum accuracy, this load is two shot sub MOA. The whippy slim barrel is ony good for two and then she starts flinging them. 41.0gr Varget. Barnes Data states a max load of 41.2 Varget with the 140 gr tsx.
  17. I like the Barnes TSX 140 grain over some Varget. The rifle I use this load with (Remington Model 7 CDL) likes about a ten thousands jump to the land. The load is less than a published maximum. A good accurate load. I have never recovered a Barnes bullet, I shot many big bodied bucks with a 100 grain bullet out of a 25-06 If I were to resort to factory ammo, Barnes Vortex in 120 gr would get a trial.
  18. Do you have Federal Hatchery there? Feds push LT in Lake Michigan. Its a current mindset, out with the invasive, in with the native. State of Michigan bought in and reduced king stocking in Lake Michigan. Wisconsin flipped the Feds off and plant twice the kings the state of Wisconsin does. State of Michigan has rivers and streams capable of natural reproduction. Wisconsin, not so. Its good to see debate and exchange of information. Its especially refreshing to see it done without malice. There is little doubt that I will have to be out there next year.... although Alaska is calling, too. And Nipigon Bay. And....
  19. Friday saw a stiff blow on Superior. I learned a new term for it, or a New York term. 'Snotty' I like the term. We tend to call it 'Lumpy'. Standing on shore, above the wave action and looking up at water piling up at a river mouth, 15 foot plus? Watching waves start to curl in 20 foot depth, lumpy seems understated. We tend to put emphasis on the first syllable and draw it out, still... Lake Michigan they are 'Sheep', the white caps are. The red clay washing down rivers makes for brown sheep in the river plume. Baa, Baa brown sheep? That doesn't cut it... I kind of like Snotty. Thanks, guys.
  20. I fish mostly Lake Superior. I have never seen corroded copper on a boat of mine, except the power plug for the Lowrance. I guess the waters of Ontario are less pristine than the Gitch, but if I never launched in salt or brackish water, I would not concern myself with tinned wire. That being said, you are correct, tinned wire is AB&YC recommended for marine use. American Boat and Yacht Council.
  21. Check with the rigger company. Follow proper fuse to gage of wire. If you under gage and over fuse you will likely burn the wires and start a fire and have to swim, all during a hot bite. OR, you will draw too much power and the voltage will decrease which will increase the amperage through the DR motor windings and cook the motor. Of course the manufacturer has seen this before and will recognize the issue and void the warranty. Go find a commercial electrical contractor and beg or borrow the required wire. Smoked salmon is as good as cash with most electricians out here, probably holds true out east also.
  22. I am kind of curmudginey. Not real big on crowds or combat fishing. Retired and capable of waiting for flatter days. Stay in a wall tent, so I really don't need a place where you need bars on the windows of your motorhome. Capable Lake Superior catcherman. We are going to Nipigon this August. I would like a coaster 8 or 9 inches belly to back. Looking for suggestions on campsites. I typically haul daily, maybe I'll fix the leak this year... It would likely be a next summer thing, unless we go to Alaska. Whats over that way? Thanks in advance
  23. Just do it! The South Shore Fishing Association in Marquette MI runs a Vets fishing day. I was only able to drive one year and my Vets were a no show. I am a Vet and it was heart warming to see some of the boats with tuna doors get the wheel chair bound Korean Vets out. The fish get cleaned for them. There is a Banquet following the fishing, with a boat parade in between.
  24. I fish the central UP shores of Lake Superior. Clear water is the norm. I may have a silver and black Rap or Bomber out. I fish bright colors. Flo orange, UV pinks, Yellows. I will also run whites or blacks. Maybe our browns are dumber, Flourocarbon leaders and small snaps. I do not do well with the bright greens though, including firetiger.
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