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  1. Hey Rob, I know several years ago you were recommending the Bubba blade. Looks like you have upgraded. I am assuming I already know the answer but how well does the cutco salmon knife handle the big bones and when making the gill cut and turn to go down the backbone? I know it was designed for thin slicing and skinning but not sure how stiff/flexible the blade is. I have a cutco set, and am a fan, but do not have the salmon knife. Thanks, Tom T
  2. I found the drags to be very sticky right out of the box. Maybe this behavior is on a reel to reel basis. I am getting them upgraded for this year. Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Perfect. Thanks much for the follow-up and addtional information. I'll take (5) baker's dozen when ready. Thanks
  4. What about using something like Fire Brine? Is that recommended to use with bait that has already brined? Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. One of the most comprehsive free summaries regarding copper line fishing thanks to a great local fishing guide, Rob Westcott from the Legacy:
  6. SamonSez

    Sold / Closed 1991 Sportcraft Fishmaster 232

    Congratulations Chris! I know it is both sweet and sour. Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Good catch, nookchasen. You are correct (as expected for a pro staff). The lack of a "center hole" on the tail combined with "round reflective scales" instead of the elongated reflector scales indicate Koyote. Good news, many think they are probably better than the sharks anyway.
  8. https://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/ontario https://www.windfinder.com/?utm_source=www.windfinder.com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect#8/43.1631/-78.2721/report https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/page/lakeontario_map/
  9. I heard some bad things about the Panther 4 (not all bad, but enough) and was not willing to take the risk.The cheapest price I could find for the Powertran TAILFIN 8001 was $859.99 and for the iTroll it was $349.99. I paid the extra $90 for the Hunt mode upgrade on the iTroll. This software upgrade allows the iTroll to speed up and slow down in increments, incrments are user settable. You know how guys say they use "S" turns to slow down and speed up their inside and outside lures? This does the same thing automatically but in a straight line (no risk of tangled gear). it looks like the Powertran went up to $899: https://www.boatownersworld.com/powrtran-tailfin-kicker-steering-system.html
  10. Nice looking rig. I am waiting for this virus thing to pass so I can pick up my '86 Sportcraft Fisherman 250 hardtop. Looks very similar to yours. I am a newb but based on the recommendations on LOU, I bought a Honda 9.9hp from Outboards Online, a Powertran Tailfin and iTroll from Boat Owners World. Not cheap but less expensive than some other choices and more robust than cheaper options. No install yet or time on the water so we will see. Good luck.
  11. Thanks much, but truth be told...I caught this 24lber and about 12 more big salmon and 6 steelhead Aug 24, 2018 fishing on a charter with Legacy Rob. That day has changed my life. I have been a fisherman my whole life but never took advantage of one of the best fisheries in the nation right here in my "own backyard" (due to ignorance, not apathy). I will be picking up my Sportcraft 250 in 3 weeks from Rustyhook1971 after spending two years trying to turn an 18ft bowrider into a salmon fishing machine. Not so much. Since that day (actually two years prior) I have visited this site more or less on a daily basis in order to learn from a talented group of fishermen (and women). The 2020 Niagara salmon school was a big help along with the series by Dan Keating. Now it comes down to some serious sea time, putting it to use, taking notes, and the school of hard knocks. Tight lines to you this season!
  12. Awesome job Doc and crew! Can you share your technique for us newbies? Thanks for the report!
  13. How much are you asking for the dog? A real cutie! Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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