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  1. Thank you! 

    Yes I would be interested in the information 

    i have a 23 foot Rinker cuddly on a dual axle yacht club trailer

    i normally fish about once a week, during the week, from early June until late August

    looking for a place to park, pull in early am hook up launch, fish until about 12 back in park and cover and gone! Keep it simple!

    also I think you are involved with Lotsa too and the show

    i need a lot of gear and normally buy all my stuff at the show

    i would rather buy from a local guy who supports LOTSA etc, know anybody?

    thanks again

  2. I found info on LOU I think from SK8man that linked to a 200 # stainless cable that got good reviews etc.  it was an on line buy during the peak of Covid, and it came in just a couple of days. I fished with it a couple of times and it worked fine. Also both cable breaks I had were in the cable not at the termination, the last one was 36 feet from the ball, I checked it.

    i would buy Cannons, but I do agree that it seems smart business for a few extra bucks to install high end cable from  a reliable supplier.

    i hand direct the cable on the spool on the way up unless auto up because of fish on and also us my hand to act as a snubber on the bounce.

  3. I bought two downriggers from Cannon and on about the third trip out one cable snapped while lowering it, stopped and snapped. Same thing good by all gear including fish hawk probe.

    i contacted customer service and they immediately sent new cable, but denied any action on the lost gear. They simply said “we must have recieved bad cable from our supplier”

    this summer the same downrigger, with the replacement cable, snapped again. Based on a post on here I went to a different cable.

    i would say customer service was ok, neutral, but I won’t use their cable again.


    As another note I have two other Cannons manual crankers that are 20 years old and I have never had a problem with anything on them, hard to not be satisfied with that!

  4. I fish out of Sodus about once a week, four to five hours a trip. My good/bad time line is very similar to Gamblers only I started in mid May and really target Kings. June for the last couple of years was awesome, this year ugly. First three weeks of July was as good as it gets, August was very spotty, got fish but catch rate was way down from July. Two early September trips were better. A good year but not like the previous 2 or 3. In my opinion Sodus area will start to drop off over the next couple of years because of the pen rearing change this year, I like the port and the town but I think the king fishing is on the way down.


  5. Same as above on Alan Strouse, Strouse taxidermy in Lawerenceville PA

    He is a great guy, extremely reliable, very clean shop etc. He has the full mount form made custom so to speak for your full mount and he does perfect mounts.

    He did a full mount for me on a Big cinnamon bear, it is unbelievable quality. He also did a three quarter wall mount on a rock that mounts on the wall and it’s awesome.

    if you get one, get the full mount or the 3/4 wall deal, you’ll like it way better than the rug

  6. Nice morning, perfect weather, first trip up since early August. Surface temp was lower by 4 degrees, nothing else much different, cold water  down deep. Started in 85 feet and fished out to 160, most marks were inside 120. Very scattered, a few pods, but very few. Caught a mature female leaking very mature eggs and one nice brown, only hits of the morning. Lots of boats, saw one land a fish. Talked to a group that went 200 and out, they found empty water.

    Good Luck!

  7. All good info, I think I will try a different brand and/or braided

    I had brand new Mason snap three or so years ago, I called and they sent me a new spool, it was almost like it was a common occurrence, I should have changed then.

    i take great care of my equipment and check the line all the time, time for a change

    thanks for the tips

    i really just want the f...ing spoon back!

  8. I have had the wire line snap twice now about 30 to 50 feet up from the dipsey. Have good terminal tackle swivel etc at the end that attaches to dipsey, same with the mono to boats and fly or spoon etc.

    Its happened both times on big fish, long runs, no slack in the line etc. when retrieved I have those tight curls etc.

    im wondering if the board is spinning faster than swivels can handle when the fish runs and it just kinks it, then bye bye.

    anybody have this figured out

  9. Fished yesterday morning, perfect weather! 

    Found some fish right around 200 feet, temp break was at about 90 feet down. Only hooked two but it was more encouraging than it’s been the last few weeks. Several boats stayed way inside and several went way north out of sight !

    Both fish on same Moonshine spoon, nothing on several different fly/board combos, depths etc.

    Good Luck

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  10. Just a quick report

    very nice morning perfect conditions

    Got a nice male brown 7 or 8 pounds before getting third rod set in about 115 down 85 was nice temp break

    Fished out to 250 feet then moved west a couple of miles and headed back in, marked very few fish and no bait at all

    Never had another hit, a few boats well beyond 250 feet but most were headed in.

    where did the kings go?


  11. You also may want to try running a few really short ones, like 16 inches or so. Watch what happens with the action and jerking motion of the fly or spoon behind the board when you set it. It gets way more action with the short leaders, some days it’s the only way they will hit it, it triggers strikes.

    have to set your drags a little looser because with the short leader, less stretch more leverage for fishy!



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