fjs5252

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    Tackle shops in Oswego

    It is hard to believe and disappointing but not surprising. I have no idea how any local bait and tackle shop survives in the age of online shopping. Very sad.
  2. I guess that means some are still in close. Thanks for the info.
  3. That is a nice fish. I know you said you were fishing walleyes but what were you pulling? How deep? Etc?
  4. We caught 4 each day, all in 15 FOW or less trolling stick baits and spoons. All action was in the middle of the day. Still trying figure out why we got up at o'dark 30 in the morning. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Gobies, Gobies, and more Gobies Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Hi everyone, I have a nice set of rod holders for sale. They are Berts risers with Atwood holders. I used them for a couple of seasons so they have a few scratches here and there, normal wear. They are in very good shape. There are a total of 6. The risers are 10 inch, 6 inch, and 2 inch. The holders are all identical. These will fit any 3 inch track system and will come with the thumb screws in the pictures. The varying heights, up/down angle adjustments, and ability to rotate in the riser make these holders very versatile. They also have the ring that closes over the rod for when you run from place to place. Cabela's sells the Atwood holders for $29 and the Berts 6 inch riser for $19. That would work out to about $280 for the full set new. I am asking $150 $110 and will include UPS Ground Shipping anywhere in the Continental US. I will take check or PayPal. If you are local and we meet up I would accept cash. If you reach out during the work day please be patient. I can't always look at my phone or be on-line at work but will get back to you as quickly as I can. I'm not getting any interest in the full set so I guess the price is a little too high. Price now reduced to $110 including shipping.
  7. Feeling pretty dumb right about now. Just realized this one is closed sold. Oh well Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Hi again I just realized how far west Olcott is. Driving up is probably not an option but i would be happy to pay for shipping if youre ok with that. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Hi reeldiel If you still have them ill take them. I can drive up this sunday and will pay cash at pick up if that works for you. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Hi Egoody, I would really prefer to sell them all at once if I can. If I dont get an offer for the set soon Ill update the posting offering to split them up. Thanks for reaching out. Frank Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. My friend and I had are first experience with fleas recently on Lake Ontario. I had read about what a nuisance they are but untill your picking them off your line you really dont appreciate just how annoying they are. Does anyone have any tips for preventing them from building up on your line or removing them once they're on? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Fleas suck, any suggestions

    Thanks for all the ideas, I'll be trying them next time out. Hopefully next weekend. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Fleas suck, any suggestions

    We were using 17lbs mono with 20lbs fluro leaders and it was bad, I can imagine lead core becoming unusable. We were being kinda lazy and not checking lines as often as we should have, lesson learned! Thanks ! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    New Boat Issues need suggestions

    Hi Fat Trout I do have a 9.9 kicker on the port side. The main motor is a 115. The starter battery is on the same side as the kicker. The other two batteries are in the middle front compartment in the floor. My first thought was a weight problem but when im alone in the boat (275lbs) in the drivers seat the list still occurs, not as bad, but its still there. Same results with 3 people on the boat and the 3rd person behind the driver. When the boat is at rest there is no noticeable lean. For anyone else interested... I spoke to the rep from Starcraft again today. They will not pay for traditional trim tabs. They still say to bend the fixed tab on the port side down. I expected more from Starcraft. Im becoming very disappointed. Once again, my thanks to all of you who took the time to offer your advice. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    New Boat Issues need suggestions

    Sold... I really appreciate the info, thanks! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    New Boat Issues need suggestions

    Those look ones i saw online that only stick out about 4 inches . Did you have to do anything to the the kicker motor to avoid it hitting the tab on that side? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    New Boat Issues need suggestions

    Hi Sea-IV I have a Starweld 18 Pro with the same listing issue. At Starcrafts direction, the dealer installed fixed trim tabs that are supposed to fix the issue, but alas, they did not. The tabs they installed are about 9 inches wide and maybe 2 inches deep. In other words, the tab extends only 2 inches back. In our latest calls to Starcraft the dealer and I were both told the same thing. They suggest we bend the tab on the port side down 2 or 3 degrees. The rep I spoke to actually said I should put a vice grip on it and bend it down. I can't imagine that being good for the screws into the transom. I'm still trying to figure out what to do next. I'll be interested in what results you get and would appreciate it if you would post them. Good luck !
  18. You know he may be reading this right now. Just sayn...
  19. Can you post the website here? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    My Home Made Autopilot

    The fact that you did that all yourself is so cool. I wish I were that handy. Keep us posted on how it goes as you refine it.
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    Parts box

    Ok, this is going to sound corny, but you know the guy on TV that puts a screen door in the bottom of a boat and than paints it with Flex Seal? Well, that stuff really does work. A while back we split the seam on a canoe at our hunting cabin. While in town the next day I saw Flex Tape, made by the same company, at a hardware store. We were able to seal the split seam with it and keep fishing for the rest of the trip. After seeing how well it worked I started carrying some tucked away at the bottom of my emergency box. I got it on Amazon in a roll and cut a few legnths so it would fit in the box. https://www.amazon.com/Flex-Seal-Tape-Black/dp/B01N5Q3G8H/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489451858&sr=8-1&keywords=flex+tape
  22. Leaning to port and conflicting advice Good day everybody, I have a Starweld 18 Pro with a 115 outboard and a 9.9 kicker mounted on the port side. The boat seems to sit pretty level when at rest but leans to port when on plane. The lean get worse as you increase speed. These two facts lead me to believe it's not a weight issue. I've been reading up on the internet and talking to people but getting conflicting advice. At this point the most reasonable cause I've come across is the small adjustable fin just above and behind the prop. Even the name of this fin seems to be in question on a couple of blogs. (Not within LOU, but others). My understanding is that this fin is intended to adjust for the natural tendency of the boat to pull to the left because of the rotation of the prop. I've also read they are unnecessary if you have power steering, which I do. I can't send a picture because the boat is storage but the fin is adjusted slightly (maybe 3 degrees or so) to the right, which would make sense if it were correcting a pull to the left. I'm being told that the fin pulling the boat back to the right may be causing the lean left. I can't quite get my head around the dynamics of that. It seems counter-intuitive to me. Here come the questions? 1. What is the correct name of this little adjustable fin? 2. Could it's current setting really be causing the leaning to port? 3. Is there any harm in adjusting it back and forth to see what results I get? I guess I mean, could I cause a bigger problem in doing so? As always, any thoughts on this are greatly appreciated.
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    Salmon Fishing '17

    Man you must be really bored....
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    Leaning to port and conflicting advice

    I just did a little Google search for Trim Tabs. There are some self adjusting options that are not that expensive and they look easy to install. As always, you guys here on LOU are really helpful and I really appreciate it. Thanks !!!