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  1. Let's say I am in 15 feet of water flat-lining and our water is crystal clear here in Georgian Bay. I mark a fish just off of bottom. Does anyone think this fish could be a rainbow? I do not think a rainbow would stay under the boat as we pass over while kicker motor is running. Not sure what game would not be spooked by boat and motor at shallow depth. This gets back to my theory of trying to fish for fish that I do not think I will see on the fish finder. Or maybe is it possible to use side imaging to see these fish that I think are not being seen on 2 sonar. I think that fish in the top of the water column will react differently in shallow water to fish in the top of the water column over deep water. Thanks for everyone's input. Beanstir
  2. When flat-lining for rainbow when will I ever see them on the graph? I have discussed it with my fishing partner and I say hardly ever. I cannot believe that a rainbow will ever be under your boat to register on my graph. With the fish being in the top 30 feet of water I think that this fish would move off to the side on the approach of our boat. Even if we are in deep water I do not think a rainbow would let that happen. Any thoughts on my theory? I find it hard to fish for something I do not see on the graph. I might be too dependent on my electronics. Thanks Beanstir
  3. Thanks for the replies. These Dreamweaver and Northport spoons are the type of spoon I have been reading about on this site and was wondering if they would work up here on Georgian Bay. What type of bait would they be representing? I was thinking Alewife. Or maybe not. What speed would these spoons run the best? Would I best run these lures with a weight or not? What depth would these lures run at 2.5 mph?
  4. I am flat-lining for rainbows on Georgian Bay. Water here is very clear, we are using long leads with light line and are using a body bait like an A. C. Shiner or a West River spoon. I think the main source of food is smelt and maybe gobies? Do not think there is many alewife, if any. It seems most guys fishing Lake Onatrio are using a long spoon with orange color in it. Does anyone think the bows up here would hit these spoons? Or is the spoon thing an offshore summertime rainbow thing. What do you fellows troll with near shore and around river mouths? Thanks for any help. Beanstir
  5. Will I mark rainbow on graph? This weekend we flat-lined for rainbow in 10' to 35' of water. Our water here on Georgian Bay is very clear. The discussion was on the boat was what were the fish we are seeing on the graph. My position is not rainbow, as I do not think a bow would stay under the boat to register on the graph. We recorded fish marks when we were trolling shallow in 10'. That would only be 3.6' of coverage. Cannot believe these marks would be anything but bait-fish. Do we not use planner boards for walleye because they scatter of to the side of boat when trolling? Should I be looking for water temperature as opposed to trying to find them on the graph? Some fellows are fishing shallow over deep water. Would these guys be seeing fish up high on the graph?
  6. Tie swivel to leader line first, then tie swivel to main line last
  7. How are you making out with your motor? We have just today taken my problem motor for a test run after finishing with the fix. Motor middle cylinder not firing properly. Replaced CDI box. Lots of excess gas around lower carburetors. Replaced Reed Set. Adjusted Lever Spark Advance (timing?). Adjusted idle needle. Used fresh gas. Good to go. We did a short test run because of rough water and we were satisfied with the results. Good luck with your motor. Beanstir
  8. I have been following this as I had similar problems. Full throttle then bogs down to 15 mph. Then it was full throttle to 8 mph. Last fall I replaced the trigger assembly, there was a wire that was rotten the whole length. After installing this part it still was not working. This spring I could not get it past 8 mph. I had a marine mechanic diagnosed my engine using a cylinder leak down test. All 3 cylinders at 25 - 30%. He said the engine was done. I got a second opinion. All 3 cylinders had good compression. Replaced 3 reed sets, middle cylinder was not firing properly. replaced CDI box. Put it in the water and used fresh gas, I had old gas from last year in on-board tank. Adjusted Lever Spark Advance. Adjusted idle needle. We took it out today in real rough water for a test run. We had a great sounding and working engine at full throttle for a moment but with the rough water we could not test for long. I am going to get rid of the old gas and when the water gets calm take it for a long run. I am crossing my fingers that this fix will last long term. Beanstir
  9. I was going to suggest Brian make an instructional video on his set-up. But it might be easier if he invites us on his boat for an on the water lesson. I am still waiting to use his system here on Georgian Bay. Motor problems are keeping me close to boat launch. I will give a fish report when motor is up full throttle. Beanstir
  10. Keep going. Good luck. i am hoping you find what the problem is. Same problem here. Older 90hp Mercury. Same as you, rpm's cutting back at high speed. I have had fuel pump rebuilt, replaced fuel lines, carburetors rebuilt, replaced 3 coils, sparkplugs and wires, installed new trigger assembly. I thought the trigger assembly would be it. There was a bad wire on it. Nope same as before, worse could not even get past 7mph. Next is the stator assembly and the switchbox CDI assembly. Keep this thread going, let us know what solved the problem. Also checked the fuel for water, fuel good.
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