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  1. I didn't have a very good experience with mine but I hope it was transducer placement. I'll be moving it for next season. The pros are all already outlined. Cons for me were the transducer bracket being too big for a stern saver making it tough to mount on my Ranger. Shouldn't be a problem on a great lakes boat or even an aluminum multispecies with a large flat transom. The other con is seeing the android screen with sun glasses.
  2. Well. No luck for me but totally my fault. I tried to wish things into an October pattern and stayed shallow. Left the riggers at home. 0-1 on kings and 4 small walleyes. Worst weekend fishing in a long time for me but that's what happens when you don't go where the fish are. Gorgeous time to be out there though. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Correction. 40 size reel. The 35 is my steelhead reel. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. Sounds like a good setup. I use a 9'6" ML St Croix with a Pflueger President 35 size and 10-14# Fireline to a 20 fluoro leader. (Same rod I use for steelhead with a reel change) I personally get too many wind knots and tangles with regular braid like power pro and try to never use mono on a spinning reel anymore due to line twist. I do also have a 9'6" casting rod with straight 15# mono that I use though.
  5. I'll be up there this weekend chasing kings first, then probably make my first run for eyes. I also may hit the big river for the elusive Muskie. What a great area to be in this time of year. It's gonna take some serious beginner's luck to find the eyes and skis though. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Caught this little coho (I think) out of Oswego a couple of weeks back. Built like Buzz Lightyear Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I had a real nice day out of Oswego today. All FF on mag dipsies, 2 setting out 260-300. 7/9 on decent fish, 16-28#. Nothing but runts on the riggers, even running FF.
  8. Tin Pan Galley! Now I'm really jealous. I need to get up there soon. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Boga grip on a 6' rope tied to a cleat is the best I've found. Drag them for a few minutes until they get feisty. My boat is low to the water so you may need a longer rope for a proper lake o boat. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Wow. Gorgeous fish. Congrats Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. I use 30# fireline on diver rods. The fleas don't seem to like it like other braids.
  12. There was a Bassmaster event a few years ago and the winner made the run all the way down from Waddington (?) to fish the deep structure on Henderson. You might want to look that up. Drop shotting, I believe.
  13. Bearcat, are you running micro lead or the Suffix 832 instead of standard lead? Those are the ones that I use and the fleas absolutely covered them the one time I used them in summer. Like you said, almost had to junk the whole core. I think the standard may be thick enough not to be a problem. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Many thanks! I'm always picturing what could go wrong and with running only divers and copper so far I've been unpleasantly surprised a couple of times at how bad it can get. Not nearly as much as I should have been though, thanks to all the knowledge shared on this site.
  15. So if you're running a fluoro leader with spoons do you do that if you're, say, running a Mup rig? If so, how do you connect the leader so that when the Mag gets hit you don't have a mess when the snap slides down the mainline? I'll be running riggers for the first time this year and love the concept of a Mup rig but it'd be nice to avoid as many early messes as I can. Thanks,