sstout

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  1. I just picked up a Garmin echomap 53cv with the built in gps and lakevu maps at Bass Pro during their spring classic sale. Retail is 450 on sale for 280. I think they had limited supplies though. Still worth a look. I think the sale goes to March 2nd or so.
  2. Not to change topics, but does anyone have any experience with Garmin lake vu vs. Navonics?
  3. Thanks everyone. I'm leaning more towards a garmin unit with lake vu. Anybody have any experience with lake vu? I primarily fish Cayuga lake. Is it included in their lake vu package?
  4. I'm looking for opinions of the best fish finder for $500 or less. It'll be replacing a 12 year old lowrance unit, so I'm sure it won't take much to be better. I primarily troll, and would love a built in gps. A couple I've looked into are the Garmin echomap 53cv, lowrance hook 5 and 7, lowrance elite 5ti, or the humminbird helix 5. Any opinions or other suggestions are much appreciated! Thanks
  5. I wasn't sure how to post pics. Here are some pics below. $200 obo for both
  6. I have two Penn Fathom-master downriggers for sale. One is a 600 and the other a 620 with the 4 foot boom. Both work perfectly. There's no cable on the 600. I just don't use these. They both have rod holders attached.
  7. Thank you everyone for the advice. For the fist time trolling, I hooked four fish, but landed 3. They were all lanlocked salmon, with the last one being a decent size. Sliders definitely work. Blue and silver spoons worked the best. Not the best picture, but I've added the last fish.
  8. I've been using Vanish 20lb flouro between dodger and spoon. Would that be too heavy(thick) to use for a leader?
  9. Thanks everyone! It definitely gives me more ideas. I'll have to give it another shot this weekend
  10. I am trying something different this year and trying to learn trolling. I've been out two or three times on Cayuga lake but no luck. So far I'm running two rods and two downriggers. Usually launch out of myers and troll north towards AES. One rigger set around 60 to 70 feet and the other set to 80 to 90 feet over 140 ft of water. Ive used dodgers as well as a set of cowbells. Mainly used spoons of all colors. Trolling around 2 MpH. I'm just wondering if I'm missing something, or just keep pressing on with this setup. Any advice is appreciated