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garrymny

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  1. My great Uncle showed us to use Jewel weed on poison ivy. Also known as touch.me not. Grows in wet areas. Has the small green seed pods that burst when you touch them. Has small orange Flowers at times. The stalks are hollow and juicy. Use the stalks crumpled up and the juice. It works.
  2. I'm looking at summit open @15 lbs or a lone wolf assualt handclimber @ 14 lbs since the x -stand didn't work out. Lone Wolf is pretty expensive so I may have to wait until next year unless I can launder some more money through Home Depot.
  3. Wildlife innovations. I have six. They work great. 49$ at Dick's.
  4. Well, interesting subject. I just used my new climber yesterday. X-stand mini X1. World's lightest climbing stand. Well, it broke first tree I climbed. Handle on the seat climber broke. I was up about 6 feet. I have bought 4 climbers. None of them suited me. They are ALL noisy. They are ALL too heavy. Some are even nearly impossible to climb with. Cable or flat ribbon flops down, grabs tree, etc. So, I have cobbled together a couple decent ones using the best parts and ideas from the 4! But they still are s pain. Anytime you are carrying a metal heavy bulky stand through the woods you are going to sound like a dump truck. Especially in the swamp where I have to hunt. Also, it's an effort to set up and climb. But as for hang ons, they are an bigger pain to climb a tree and then hang. But, if you can leave them all season, they the best. Sneak in, climb up, totally silent! I'm starting into saddles, but I see problems there too. You still need a climbing method, and I so far don't enjoy facing the tree. But, I am new to it, so to early to tell. But seems like a lot of monkey motion in the dark with the guys who are trying to go total minimalist with one stick, aiders and such. So it will be a trial and error to figure out what works for you. So far, after 44 years of hunting, I'm still not happy with the tree stands and methods I have tried and I've tried most. Again, hang ons are quietest and best, but only if you can put them up early and leave them
  5. I made my own out of camo fleece and some old tree stand harness. It was a ten weeks backorder from aerohunter for a kestrel flexfit. I tried it first time today. Go to saddlehunter.com and you'll have more information than you can absorb. My impression so far: you still have to climb the tree. So you have to find a.method that works for you. Also, I'm not crazy about looking at a tree all all day. I prefer to sit or stand with my back against the tree.
  6. I had a hook 4. Had to use medium or low chirp to see DR ball. high chirp would not show it. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I remove the leadcore and tie an Albright. Not pretty but never failed yet. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. I all but quit using big paddles on my riggers. Not because of the problem you describe but because they make such big circle they tangle with other lines when a fish is caught. Terrible tangles, and lost fish. No more. I put the big 11 inch paddles on dipseys now. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Maybe someone should make Skein scent spray we can spray our lures with. My local Archery shop guy said they bite skein in the tributaries not because they are eating but to kill the offspring of competition. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Lots of good ideas. No weeds on my rigger Cable when I brought it up and down. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Longer wheel base with this truck. I think moving the boat forward and lowering the hitch ball fixed the sway. I will investigate the weight issue further. Bearings and tires are good, as are the brakes. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Thanks I will check my settings. I use medium chirp. I think I use 83 khz. When I try 290 khz I don't see much. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. You are correct. I used the same ball and hitch that I used for the Nissan. It had to be turned over with the ball higher to level the tongue. With this F150, it made the tongue too high. So, I got a new hitch and ball because I could not get the old ball off to reverse it. This lowered the tongue 3 or 4 inches. I also moved the winch forward 4 inches and these two things made a big difference. I have no more sway so far and it even feels"heavier" when I drive. Thanks for all the responses. I will weigh the boat and trailer to see where I am at for capacity. But at least the sway seems to be solved. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Mine does this too once in a while. I notice it after I pull out and I am strapping everything down. I just crank the winch and pull it forward hoping the front eye holds in the boat. I suspect it has to do with the angle of the ramp, and that the back of the boat is probably floating a little as I pull the trailer forward. As a remedy, I think you (and myself) need to not back the trailer into the water as deep. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Saw something really weird for miles, only 30 feet down. This was present even with nothing in the water, no riggers, no divers, nothing. I Have no clue what it was. See pictures. The pic shown does show my riggers running far below. But when we quit, we pulled all gear, and it was still there! Didn't see it out in 400, and I've never seen anything like this in my three years of fishing lake Ontario. There were no fleas on our lines all day. Very few weeds. I put the fish hawk down and found 65 degrees there, versus 68 at surface. I even put out 5 color leadcore with spoon and it went untouched. Perplexed. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. But the jigging, now that would be a riot if they hit! Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Yes I've run j plugs, Kwik fish, u name it. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. I'm surprised so many leave the skin on. I always skin them even when smoking because I hate that blood stripe that lies under the skin. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Couple more pictures. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. No fleas on our lines at all today. I checked the temp it was only a 3 degree drop from surface. Surface was 68, temp there where the weird return was registered 65. Strange. I haven't seen it in the three years I've been fishing there. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Olcott. September 10. Tuesday 0630 to 1300. Slow day for us. Checked FF screen in 80 to 100 FOW early morning waiting for enough light. Saw nothing. Ran out to 350. Trolled north to 475. Caught one small steelhead. Pulled gear. Motored back to 330 ish. There were a few boats in this range. Caught two more steelhead on 80 foot rigger where water was 47 degrees. . Lost 3 pretty good fish on a diver with meat. I used 300 copper, 10 color lead, two divers, two riggers. All depths. Different speeds. Mostly spoons but ran one meat rig all day. Saw something really weird for miles, only 30 feet down. This was present even with nothing in the water, no riggers, divers nothing. Have no clue what it was. See picture. The pic shown does show my riggers running far below. But when we quit, we pulled all gear, and it was still there! Didn't see it out in 400. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Thanks just put two new tires on and I don't even Know if they are radials! My neighbor down the road is a tire man and I just leave the bad ones and he calls me next day with news ones on. Convenient. I will check and see. Load range C is what he out on I did notice that last night. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Next step is get the actual weight on a scale. Then I'll go from there. Rats Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. Hard to say for sure with one trip, but I think moving the boat forward 4 inches helped. Little to no sway coming home. I can come forward another 3 inches, but I will have to move the rear rollers too. Trailer says load capacity is 3400 lbs.4474 GAWR. So, I'm probably maxed out, 2700 boat, 300 lbs of fuel, 175 HP outboard and 9.8 hp kicker.
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