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garrymny

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  1. I am wondering if I launch at Fort Niagara to fish the lake, and it's too rough, if it is worth fishing in the lower Niagara this time if year (June 24)? My nephew and his boys are coming up Friday night to fish Saturday out of Olcott, but the weather is iffy with rain and winds at SW 17 MPH. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Too me, that's too late in the year......if they are staging in front of the creeks getting ready for the run up to spawn, and die, they are very difficult to get to strike anything. That's been my 4 year's experience fishing for them. You'll see hundreds on your fishfinder stacked up, but no bites Maybe someone else will tell you different, I'm certainly not an expert. But that is my observation. My best fishing seems to be July and into mid August. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Thank goodness! I'm taking my nephew and his boys Saturday June 26. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Good to hear, congrats! Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Just joking a little with you. You did the right thing. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Looks like a good concept, but after looking at the online reviews, it seems these these can come apart at the seams, and might not be built the best. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Won't matter anymore. The system is rigged now, and they got away with it. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Looks like the bar is still the place to go. Seems slow east to Olcott and beyond. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Geeze, when is the Fishing going to pick up? Seems like an abnormal year. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Put 57 gallons back in...non ethanol. $200. Ouch. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Yeah, but PMs don't help folks with similar problems in the future! LOL Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I have the itroll with hunt mode. It works great. I use hunt mode now and then and it works well at varying your speed in increments on the way up and down to the min and mac throttle settings you program in. You can also program the step size, for example 1 percent or 5 percent steps. The larger step size gives more of a radical speed change, supposedly causing fish to think the prey is escaping. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Move a compass (like for hunting) around the compass unit and check for needle deflections. This will help show if there are metallics nearby. Do any other modes work at all? Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. I think the CDI website has a ton of good information on how to check powerpacks, etc. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Ok all, I got it done. And I appreciate everyone's comments and advice. I didn't take offense to anything anyone said, so I'm not sure what that post was all about. But, I decided to go by the old adage, "better safe than sorry"! I bought two 55 blue plastic drums, and a little siphon hand pump. First I siphoned out about 30 gallons so when I removed the sending unit the gas wouldn't be gushing out since I thought I had quite a bit in this 92 gallon tank. This first 30 or 40 gallons looked good, no water or sludge. I just siphoned right through the filter can and used the primer bulb hose. After that, the tank sending unit hole was easily accessible. I removed it, and I then stuck the hose all the way to the bottom, and finished sucking out all the gas. This went into the other barrel, and it had water and sludge in it. I'm guessing but probably 2 maybe 3 gallons of bad stuff. It's hard to judge. But the tank looked pretty good. I used a sponge to soak up the last of it. So, I will put a new filter on, and fill her back up with non ethanol which is all I use. As for the gas in the barrels, I'm quite sure the 30 gallons in the one barrel is good, but it will go in the mower, not the boat. The 4 or 5 gallons of bad stuff, I will call around and find a place. This boat is a 1982, so that's a long time for water to accumulate. Everything seems tight and sealed. One advantage was I got to calibrate my fuel sending arm/float mechanism which I believe was way off after checking it. Thanks for your help! Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Thanks all I think I will buy two 55 gal barrels and pump out what I can, and filter it back into the tank after ensuring no water. I'm worried about a breakdown 10 miles out. Maybe I should just completely drain and remove it. I'm trying to attach a picture.... Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. There's a formula for how fast a motor will push a boat, if the motor is not large enough to get the boat on plane. If it won't get the boat up on plane, it makes no difference if it's a 9.9 or 20. That's what the book, or article said, and I believe it was US Coast Guard document. It has to do with the size and width of the hill, length, etc, and the horsepower of the mother wasn't even part of the formula! Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Yes, you can find used trailers, trouble is you have to take the old rotted out boat that's sitting on them.... LOL Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. I have the Lowrance outboard autopilot too, same thing I think. I only pray my HDS 7 never quits because that's how you control the Auto pilot Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Oh ok. I changed the filter last spring. Ran it all summer. Then I thought I would check it today since once in a while at full throttle the motor would back off a few hundred RPMs for a few seconds. I thought maybe hysterisis in the cable might be the cause, but now that saw that water that in the filter I'm thinking maybe that was it. I ordered a new filter today. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. I've never drained the tank since I bought the boat 3 years ago. It's a 92 gallon tank on a grady white Bimini 220. I'm going to try to to pump out the bottom aft part of the tank and hope to get the water out. I have the bow of the boat trailer jacked way up. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. I removed the fuel filter and dumped contents into a quart jar. See pictures. Water, contaminated. Now what do I do? Tank has 90 gallons in it. How in the world am going to drain all the fuel out and dispose of it? I noticed the fast few times out the motor would big down momentarily. Advice is appreciated. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Congratulations! And Thanks for always taking the time to give a detailed report to help us weekenders learn from you. It is appreciated by so many who read the reports but never post a thank you, I'm sure. Garry, the Lynn Marie. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. Good to know. Never thought of running the jets off them. I will try one, since I've never used it all Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. I have been wondering what folks run off their big planer boards. I have them on my boat, and I usually just put a leadcore or copper on them. I don't think folks run divers off them, and I don't know any other method to go deep. I would like to know what to run off my planers! Thanks in advance. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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