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mrk61

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  1. Great report and congratulations on your success, that’s a nice haul of fish! Heading up to Oz now and may have to change my plan in light of your report! Thank you! 😃
  2. This! More often than not, I end up with a $hit show all tangled up. I stack with a Scotty cable clip and run it 10’ further than my lower rod and 15’ above and rarely encounter a problem. As others have already advised, spoons only!
  3. My mini slide diver rigs for browns are as follows: -30# Braid to fill the spool -12# Fluoro running line x 60’ -10# Fluoro Leader x 7’ The water is usually gin clear where I’m fishing for spring browns hence the use of the 60’ of 12# Fluoro running line before the bead and swivel. It may be coincidence but I seem to do better with the section of Fluoro running line vs braid to the swivel! I use black color mini sliders and I doctor them up with UV chartreuse tape! Works well! 😊
  4. Not trying to spend your hard earned $ but, since you have a kicker, you might want to consider one of the popular electronic throttle controllers. I too struggled with troll bags (21’ boat) and use them primarily when the water is very rough as it helps settle the boat in the waves. I set up a Trollmaster brand throttle controller on my kicker and it solved my trolling speed issues. I can fine tune my Troll speed all the way down to .8 mph. You don’t need to have kicker motor controls up front, just the small electronic module that is part of the Trollmaster, or I-Troll, etc. of your choice. It also makes life considerably easier if you have an EZ Steer or similar type connector rod between the main and the kicker so you can steer the boat in the usual fashion. Hope that helps in your decision making!
  5. Does anyone use these Riggers or have you in the past and if so, are they of decent enough quality to handle up to 15lb weights for use on salmon? I’m considering a Manual Rigger as a 3rd for my boat, mainly for spring browns and kings in shallower water but space is limited and plan to use them with a gimbal style flush mount rod holder so I can easily remove them when not needed. Thank you!
  6. Hi neighbor! You’re parked right next to me (Red 11) and I get to admire that awesome boat every time I’m up! Hope you’re having luck out there, been a tough couple weeks lately! Mike Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Green fish, here’s how I use my portable FF transducers on my rowboats. I have set up my X4D probe like this when I first bought it and in mid season like you and it worked fine. Just a wood worker clamp, a piece of 1/4” x 2” aluminum bar stock and a piece of lex. an Material (Trex works too) as a backer to mount the transducer. I just clamped it onto my transom of my boat and temporarily snaked the cable under the boat gunnel to the display. Worked great for the time being! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Tekota 800 with 400 feet of 50# Power Pro will hold 500’ of 45# copper. Just set one up yesterday! [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. On Mexico Bay with 40lb Ande Mono they cling but a flick of the rod and they come right off. On 30 wire divers, no such luck. Have to use the Velcro stick! Coppers, no problem. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Thank you fellas, appreciate the detailed advice! Time to get to work! [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. What are some productive techniques to target Brown trout in the summer now that the shallower locations seemed to have turned off? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. 30# 7 Strand Wire, 2’ section of 65# PowerPro, 50’ of 30# Fluorocarbon, bead, swivel. Leader material is Fluorocarbon, weight depends on target fish. With the diver on the #2 setting and a large #3 ring, you’ll get 3:1 dive ratio. I tested this with a Fish Hawk TD and it is very accurate. Join the piece of 65# braid to the wire and 30# Fluorocarbon with an Alberto Knot! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Great Thread guys, really learned some valuable info, thanks! [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. x2! [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Interested! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. I have the Rivers West Kokanee Bib and Jacket. The set runs anywhere from $250 to $280 depending on where you buy it. It’s been an excellent foul weather set and IMO is right up there with the way more expensive offerings from Cabelas and/or BPS! Very compressible too and takes up very little room! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. For anyone who is running Torpedo Weighted Steel line, what Rods are you using with it? Is a Twilli Tip required? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. It is my understanding that you have to periodically make throttle adjustments in situations like a current or direction of troll change. I’m gathering that these units, at least in the case of the Trollmaster or Control King, they allow minute/fine throttle adjustments that you would not be able to achieve with just the tiller or helm throttle control. I’ve decided to go with the TM as I don’t need the additional programming features offered by the itroll. I just need precise throttle control and for that I don’t need to spend 1.5 x more on an itroll. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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