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  1. Freedom hybrid jig heads on swimbaits Anyone use or tried them ? Like them ? Are they durable ? What other brands are there ?
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    I'm sorry. I should have mentioned could I launch a small 11' PWC ?..oooopps !
  3. 1/16-1\4 oz Jighead's. Some skirts I would keep short if the angler want to put bait or say a twister tail on it. That way hairs don't interfere with action. You would also need to ask your friend what species of baitfish there are in the waters he fishes, and what colors have worked for him. From what I know white chartreuse brown green are decent colors. But a lot depends on water clarity, depth of water, and species. Try searching utube as well
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    Happen to know if south launch is doable ?
  5. Always clean mine when I get home and then freeze. If they freeze shortly after coming out of water, IMO I could keep them frozen and clean within 24 hrs. As long as they are frozen there ain't gonna be much bacteria growing in 24 hrs or less. I would be more concerned about hanging a deer to bleed out. That's just me.
  6. OK thanks . But what size braid ? Diameter ?
  7. I don't understand what you mean by 3 to 1 ratio. What are you comparing ? Mono to braid ?
  8. Yeah your probably right. But its a real guessing game using braid if there aren't charts and no on e gives gives any tips. Like a #1 dipsy on setting one, say 150' back. I know what depth is for mono. If I'm slow trolling 1.5 mph then I need to let more line out to get it deeper or change the setting. I can work with that. But I have no info on braid. Like I said, I have to buy trolling bible. I know of people that use mono as well. Can't you adjust tension release on dipsy ? I've seen in videos too where they have tripped the dipsy release, like setting a hook. I'm willing to take advice. I guess I could find braid diameter like 20- 30# but have to get a diameter comparable to a chart showing mono depths because there are no braid charts.
  9. Yeah I been on the site. Not willing to pull the wallet out just yet....lol. I do a lot of warm water species fishing, but I'm mostly on finger lakes that have trout/walleye as well. This will be my 2nd yr as a boat owner too ! So trolling for these 2 species is a new endeavor and keeping things simple for now is my best bet til I get some experience under my belt. I see it as a part time endeavor because I like to fish for bass and pike. But broadening my horizon will be fun. I spend most of my time on conesus, hemlock, canadice, honeyoye lake. Occasionally Irondequoit bay, Gennessee River. MAYBE get to canandaigua a few times. Purchasing 2 okuma 7'10 planer rods with Magda 20 reel, church tackle planers, divers & pro weight system (Guppy's). New this year for me, weather/water depending, is early spring shallow trout trolling on LO shores. I'm ssssssooooo excited !!!! Probably should bring some toilet paper with me 1st time out .......lol. Yep, I'm a certified OCD angler....lmao
  10. I just compared lines on Bassproshops. Power pro 30# braid is .53 dia. Berkeley 20# big game mono is .43. The mono is smaller diameter. Just telling ya what I'm reading. I use a double uni and never had issues with mono to fluoro even long casting 1oz lures. I guess its all a matter of preference right ? I mean if you run braid, depth accuracy becomes an issue unless someone gives you romanacks guide which will never happen and good luck finding a chart for running braid, slide divers slide, you have to flip a tube, tie a barrel swivel. Too many variables in my opinion. I don't operate a charter. I'd like to spool #20 mono and a fluoro leader, slap a SD on, inline weight or dipsy off boards and go fish. There are free depth charts for ucharters,dipsy, and the 50/50 method. The second I switch to braid everything becomes more difficult and harder to access as far as charts/accuracy are concerned. If I miss a few fish due to stretch, that means I'm on em an I'll get em the next pass....lol. Point is accuracy. If I'm accurate I will catch them. I don't have a fancy depth finder either. Traditional sonar up to 300ft in a 12' boat. Was just curious y the diver was lost on mono. Hey, I'm just a wknd warrior. I could be wrong , but simple might be more. Less can be more. Rather be accurate with mono and miss a few, than miss em all running braid. Like I said good luck finding any braid charts unless you buy trolling bible.
  11. Was curious. I'm a new by to trolling and was going to run 20# mono, simply because its easier for me to achieve accurate depth using charts with my lack of experience. Wanted to know what caused your divers to break off ?
  12. The snakehead, not burbot. NYSDEC specifically instructs anglers to destroy snakehead immediately. Hence the importance of fish ID. Can be easily mid identified if you don't know what to look for, as sk8man stated
  13. Thanks sk8man for clarifying. Was reading about these fish couple months ago. The snakehead is the only one besides burbot and bowfin that is to be killed immediately and should be documented and foward to dec. Snakead can devastate fish species if not tracked. So its important to know what the differences are between burbot,bowfin,snakehead. A lil story about burbot is that they have extremely large livers and hold a tremendous amount of vitamin a. This species originates from england and is considered to be very taty, equivalent to cod. Anyway, a fox hunter used to throw scraps into his field and the fox he shot or sold were considered the best pelts in the world. Because of the oversized high content vitamin a livers.
  14. I like my online fishing apps but nothing could ever replace replace the real thing. Nothing beats a fight with rod n reel in hand. Pure adrenaline. A robotic filet machine with a laser eye would be nice tho ! I think the hydro wave is pretty controversial as well. Puts out frequency's that "turn on" fish.
  15. Your right trophy seeker. I'm going pro when I get taxes, finances tight right now.
  16. BEATTIEANNE- Your home port is where it gets wet ? Oh boy.
  17. Loose Laces, dosaques.,lol, uuuummmm, hammer time, alltiedup or alltideup, thereelkvd...lol, ohhhhhh let's see, one below, I tried idk
  18. If the market is overseen by the city, then why don't they have someone overseeing it ? Maybe I'm wrong. Then again the city doesn't do to well with many things.
  19. LOL. Yea its my first time trying. 1st pour didn't work to well. Had to open pour hole more and get plastic a little hotter. Nice thing is being able to reheat the same plastic. A little adjustment and get it to a science. When I get comfortable with it then I try swimbaits and creature baits.
  20. Either way that's a lot of fish ! Awesome. Have a Merry Christmas.
  21. So I decided plaster cast. I made 2 casts and have enough left to make 1 more. Works out to $2 per cast. I'm pretty happy with the results. They are close to perfect with a couple very minor blemishes, fish source won't notice. The originals are orange senkos and red rage craw. The new baits are an army green with with electric green & red glitter. I guess the first couple of pours will have a dull finish, then the third pour will have a nice shine. Breaking in the cast is part of process. Gonna worm oil and garlic salt them. Its a long winter and I have fish on the brains... Lol.
  22. Dude, nice job ! 75 between 2 is slow ?
  23. X2 they are the fish of 10,000 casts as well.
  24. The whole musky thing for me is like hunting. I certainly wouldn't kill a cheetah, cuz I'm not going to eat it. A musky is a sport fish, not going to eat that either. Right on tman & tracytrolling.
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