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  1. While we’re on the subject of copper, I tried putting 500’ of 45# copper on a Seagate 60. I used 50# PP backing and spooled on the equivalent of 75 passes of the level wind guide. By time I was done, the reel was well beyond capacity, so much so that the last 30-40’ of copper was very difficult to reel in. Any suggestions out there for a different reel better suited for a 500 and even a 550 and 600 copper? Thanks again! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Thanks for the feedback fellas! Here’s the deal, I’ve got copper pairs from 100’s up to 400’s then singles in 350, 450 and 500. Plus, LC pairs from 1-10 colors. I acquired 2 Saltist 50 LW and a Tekota 700 LW and am trying to figure out what to do with them! I also have 4 salmon Rigger Rods set up with Saltist 40’s so im set there as well! Also have 2 pair of wire diver rods so that base is covered! Was an impulse buy on those 50’s and the 700, good deal I couldn’t pass up! [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Is a 20 color LC set up worthwhile for trolling or do you reach a point where you can only get so deep that it becomes a waste to add any more than 10 colors? Thanks-Mike Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. I fish Lake George and Champlain often and yanking LC is by far, my most productive technique for lakers. I keep meaning to try it on Lake Ontario but I’m always getting distracted by the salmon and browns! I use mainly Sutton Flutter spoons, size 71 for lakes with a smelt forage base and 72’s or 38’s for lakes with Alewives. Tons of fun and the hits can be pretty exciting!! Can’t imagine what a hit from a King would feel like! [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Let’s hope not! It’s 3 years old already and so far so good! And if it does, I’ll break down and spend another $4 bucks for two new ones! [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Not sure what to call this clamp but I got it at Home Depot along with the spring and eye bolt and clamped it on to the aluminum frame on the boat. I used some strips of tire inner tube to line the inside of the clamp to prevent it from slipping! Works fantastic for pulling my Otters! [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I have a similar main motor/kicker motor positioning layout with my kicker on a Panther adjustable mount. I went with the EZ Steer system and ordered the Extra Long connector rod to tie both motors together. Works quite well with no issues. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Per Shawn’s comment, failed to mention that part about Blood Run’s modification to the TX-44’s. Makes a significant difference when pulling copper! Thanks!
  9. Church Tackle TX-44’s have worked well for us up to 400 Coppers. Definitely upgrade the plastic spring loaded release pins to the stainless steel variety available from Blood Run Tackle. The plastic pins develop wear grooves and eventually break. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Thank you very much for the kind replies! Looks like the itroll is the way to go! Mike
  11. Looking to add a Trollmaster kicker motor controller to my boat. Who uses one (or similar) and is it worth the investment? I troll exclusively on Lake Ontario and run a 9.9 Yamaha high thrust kicker in my 21’ Walkaround. Thanks for any advice! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Jig, this is what I use on my GARMIN. It’s paired with a Medium CHIRP 80-135kHz transducer. For trolling I set it to straight 80kHz and it does a fantastic job. Took me a while to understand all of the features of this transducer but got it figured out. As Yankee states, CHIRP is good for the nice images but traditional frequencies work much better for trolling! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. It can do both! The handle when collapsed (telescopic) is 6’ long! Can be detached or slid into the net. Very solid net! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Beckman makes a great net with a 9’ extension handle, oversized teardrop shaped hoop (31” x 36”) and 52” basket. Fully extended it gives you a 13’ reach! I’ve got two, one for a back up and the biggest Kings disappear inside of it! [emoji2] Get it from Fish USA! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Crazy Alberto Knot! Super simple, Crazy Strong! Remove about 4” of Lead and the empty sheath handles just like braid in the video! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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