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  1. 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!
  2. Awesome job Doc and crew! Can you share your technique for us newbies? Thanks for the report!
  3. How much are you asking for the dog? A real cutie! Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. https://www.sonnysfishingcenter.com/
  5. "Weekend worrier" or "weekend warrior"...they both work! Have fun at the show
  6. Good info guys! Many things to consider...
  7. I need to get a kicker this year as well and I am wondering why I don't hear anything about Yamaha being thrown into the mix. Thinking of 9.9 hi thrust with tilt. Any opinions or valuable information?
  8. Same question, really. (sorry about the hijack, Jbfish) I am picking up my 1986 Starcarft 250 Fisherman with original 5.0 MerCruiser from Rustyhook1971 in about a month. Not totally sure about engine condition but know that it runs. What I do know is that I can't get stuck 5-10 miles out on the lake or I will never hear the end of it from my wife. Questions: Should I get an e-start Yamaha 20hp kicker with long shaft (20") for trolling to make sure I can get back in, even in rough water? Will it troll slow enough without using bags? Is a 9.9hp really enough motor for this set-up (getting back in, not the trolling)? I plan on getting an autopilot with an Ez-Steer to main. Many thanks for any advice!
  9. Sold tonight. Dave (rod hog) is a great guy with lots of stories. Could listen to him talk for hours. Thanks Dave!
  10. I'll take 3 with a check, please - will look for PM Thanks!
  11. You have been recognized in my post about the 1986 Starcraft boat for sale. Thanks for your continued (daily?) and valuable contributions to this site!



    1. whaler1


      Thanks Tom!

  12. Thanks Whaler! You are one of my favs. Friendly, level headed and always eager to welcome the new guys and congratulate people that have been successful. A true class act. I have been a daily lurker on this site for 3 years and took a charter with Legacy Rob in Aug 2019. I have been hooked ever since. I have been taking notes daily and now is the time to get get rid of the 18' open bow pleasure boat and get out onto the big water. Whaler, Legacy, Gambler, Frogger, Jeremy Goodison(!), HB2, Gill-T, Todd, rolmops, Vince, HarryBumCrack, NymphO, Gator, SilverFox, C3M, Lucky13, Chinoock35, Blue eye, fisherdude, bandrus1, Xxx, Fishnut, Yankee Troller, missdemeaner, and many others too numerous to mention have made a big difference in my learning endeavors and my day to day connection to the great fishery that we have. A special shout-out to Sk8man!! Very intelligent with a scientific engineering-type approach to all subject matters. You speak - I listen. Would love to meet you some time and chat. if you see a friend's name in this post, please let them know they have been recognized for their contribution to this site and the big lake trout-salmon fishery. Thanks to you all!
  13. Sorry, this boat was sold today. We are in the final negotiations this week. I visited Jim and the boat last fall and finally pulled the trigger this week. She's an old girl but a real looker. I am hoping the looks are not just skin deep. Jim, A.K.A rustyhook1971, has been a pleasure to work with.
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