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stoneam2006

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  1. That's the worst part for me...I have spent my entire life from 8th grade on trying to live where I do and work where I do now....so it's pretty cool I did that but have never thought about anything else really...lol Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I'll check them out....I was pretty happy when I started to look for a job when they first told us and had multiple interviews and offers within a days of being told. The piece of paper from college helps but what a difference 10 years in a trade makes. But I can't help but think is this what I want to do for the next 30 years...I've been givin an opportunity to basically hit the reset button at 35 and as much as it sucks its an opportunity that if I do it right I could end up ahead. I appreciate the feedback I knew I'd get good opinions here! Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. That idea does appeal to me...thats the only down fall where I live now. I worked at one of the best 2 plants in town. So jobs here are really limited. So now when I'm looking at places I'm trying to make sure that there's more opportunities if something comes up. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. I'm a welder and machinist by trade. Been a machinist for the last 10 years here and Currently running and programing a 5 axis CNC mill. Have run alot of mill machines manuals and cnc. Before this I worked as an aluminum welder mig and tig. But have welded most normal materials. I really like the idea of machine maintenance career. Bc of the way they are closing the shop I have the chance to go back to school for free and pick up another degree to add to the welding and machining degrees. Have toyed with the idea of HVAV or electrical. And Possibly grabbing my CDL and captains licenses as well. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Yes it is! February 2 we got told. Been crazy. I had accepted a job in Buffalo then decided to stay till they close. So now we have a year maybe 18 months to decide. They are telling us June 2022 we are done. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Few guys from our camp live down there. Both construction guys. I'll have to look at jobs there. We camp just outside Erie Pa all summer. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Forgot pics lol This boat was so sweet for what we were using it for. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Absolutly!!! We have so many "lists" it's crazy. I'm even really considering captain license and charter full time if I can get far enough head start. One problem we have is neither of us have traveled far. I grew up in Canandaigua she grew up here in Hinsdale so we talk about moving but have no idea what's out there really. My parents and sisters are in SC her sister in Florida so we have debated living on coast if we could find somewhere....Charleston SC sticks out to me but have really only been there on vacation. But coastal fishing seems like it could be alot of fun. We just did a flounder charter down in Myrtle beach ...I'll attach a pic The company has admitted that our jobs are going over seas and bc of that there's a bunch of programs they have to provide too. So all of that comes into play as well. It really is a life changing event...we are nervous but excited but also want to make this move once. We are even looking at options of building where we are now and I'll commute the hour to buffalo.. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Springville is on our list...we actually live in Hinsdale now. Just outside olean. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. So the shop I work at is closing their doors permanently sometime in the next year or 2 and has me and the wife trying to decide what to do from here..... So outta curiosity if you could move anywhere as 35 yr old and family where would you go? Jobs fishing and education all considered. Even in NY...where's some good towns with good taxes and jobs within let's say 1.5 hr from Ontario or erie...prefer to live in country... here's some of our pics from erie last few trips thanks Mr Hank! Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Here's one I'm going to try and go to with the boy. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Most of time yes...there are times I'll bounce them off the bottom on Erie. But I've also run them higher in the water column where the thermocline is if temp is right. Actually picked up a nice Steelhead on lake erie this summer and have caught a bunch of walleye on them too. You can see the color patter on the cowbells in this pic. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I have run gambler rigs on Cayuga Canandaigua Ontario and Erie and if I'm targeting Lakers it's all I use. They work! Last year got to try out the death traps gambler makes and they worked great too and they don't pull near as hard as cowbells. I don't have a favorite color just whatever is rigged up at the time lol. Can't go wrong with gambler rigs for lake trout. Sent from my SM-G781U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. I didn't mess with the weight on bottom much...if you pointed at the board reeling it wasn't near as bad...but explaining that to a 8+10 year old got hard lol...point at it till board is off then tip up after lol hopefully the big boards will help that. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Not gonna lie I hate mine (all Erie use)...I have run the tx22 the walleye boards and the offshore tackle yellow boards...they all were a pita for me but the offshore yellow ones were best out of the 3. I had issues with them diving all the time. I ran braid (double as dipsy rods when fish move deep) and lockjaw clips on them so they didn't release. I tried everything when reeling them in and still dove especially when on a big sheep or a steelhead. Needless to say I'm going to big boards. I think it will be easier on the kids. Ran them with mono off buddy's boat and made them release and they worked quite a bit better...still not my favorite tho. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  16. Pull primer and wait for next trip.....but be aware of temps...don't bring in and out of hot/cold environment...could sweat and foul the powder Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. I've been running a 4 color off my rigger on Erie this summer been very productive rod...altho fishing has been slower for us. That rod has always been a go to Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  18. I believe I have a copy of the great lakes edition if your interested. Bought a few years ago off here I believe and don't use it like I thought as I use the app lol...let me know Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  19. My CVA wolf SS with konus 3*9 scope shoots extremely well out past 150 with 100 grain of 777 pellets and 250 shockwave projectile...shots 1+4 are flyers (on paper plate) 2+3 are perfect. My favorite set up that I own. Clean and lube with TC brand cleaners and finish lube with TC bore butter. Cci primers Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  20. Pm sent Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Ever since I've been on the big lakes I pay for both services too...75$ a year is cheap insurance Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  22. Something I've never forgotten! Haven't had the opportunity to pay it forward other than offering a jump pack at the dock a few times but I always have my VHF on! That was the day my distributor blew up inside my motor...what a disaster that was. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  23. Took a buddy out for Lakers this am...6-12 boated 10 Lakers 2steelies and walleye lost few eyes and few Lakers...gambler rig alien with death trap took all 10 Lakers and the steelhead good morning on Erie! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. Looking for a simrad ap12 autopilot circuit board that goes behind the control buttons...long shot but hoping to get lucky lol Pic is what mine looks like Hope everyone is doing well! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  25. I trailer my rig almost 4 hours to Hank and will for as long as he lets me! Hank and Steve are awesome guys. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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