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  1. Hi I have a pair for sale they both are the lift and lock, with covers and both ends of wiring. I'm looking to get 175 each. If still looking 585-297-4895 (please text with number) I don't answer unknown numbers
    Thanks mattIMG_20201006_145618299.thumb.jpeg.2929435bc59a872f66e47d7b1351e6e4.jpeg

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    Looks like I missed the boat on this one. Gotta pay more attention I guess haha

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  2. I am looking for a couple cheap big jons. Looking for the ones that have lifting booms. I have mounts rod holders and bases etc, so just need the actual riggers. Not looking to pay new rigger price as they pop up here from time to time for $150-200 each. If you have a couple sitting in the shed/garage let me know. Need at least one, but prefer 2.




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  3. Hi folks,


    Going to be fishing Henderson starting Saturday for 9 days. Primary target is salmon, but with wind and weather, we want to have a backup plan. I understand there is decent walleye fishing in the area (got one in the trench last year as bycatch). I have experience in Vermont fishing eyes, but have no idea what depths and structure to target out there. Imagine lead, and snap weights on board with shallow divers, and flat lines with deep divers is a good bet, but looking for info on what depth and bottom material they key in on. Pm welcome



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  4. I set up 2 slide diver wire rods this spring and have just put them in use. I have them set with 50ft of braid to the wire. I let out the braid and then snap the diver in just before the connection. What I am finding is that when I am setting the braid out the wire is somehow getting caught around the outer edge of the the spool on my magda 30's. There is a tiny gap around the spool where it sits in the housing of the reel, and the wire fits in but is a major struggle to get it free once it finds its way in there. Any suggestions on a better way to do this to avoid this? It must be caused by the wire not having enough tension as I set the braid out, but I cant think of a way to avoid that...

  5. 7 hours ago, mrk61 said:

    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.png
    Get it from Fish USA!


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    Does the handle slide into the net for travel or detach? 9.5 ft unextended is a bit long for travel in my boat.

  6. I have for 4 years used an Ego S2 large net in my boat. I fish Lake Champlain mainly but lan to start fishing Big O. Never thought much about net size until 2 weeks back on a small local lake, when a 41 inch laker decided to play (profile pic). We got lucky and managed to get it in the net after a couple tense moments, but it left a lingering fear.


    i love the S2 handle length, but need a bigger hoop. Does anyone make a hoop that I could screw my S2 handle to with a 30+inch hoop? Or does anyone else sell am extending net where the handle alone reaches 9ft? My boat configuration puts me 3ft from the back of the boat when netting, and then there is 20 inches of motor, and riggers that stick out.


    not looking to spend a huge amount, but 100-150 is not out of reason. Really prefer something to attach to my current S2 handle if possible.

  7. 1 hour ago, FishnChef said:

    Hey Keith, I think you're only logical solution might be to get a bigger boat. No but seriously what I do when I go out and I need to take a bunch of extra gear cuz I'm doing a multi-species trip or something to that effect is I have a Coleman cooler that is basically modified to be a tackle Locker for Plano boxes and such. Eats up deck space but it's dry and easily removable

    Believe me I want a bigger boat... I actually want like 5 bigger boats! Way I figure everyone needs: 
    A duck boat/Small water boat
    An aluminum mid size boat for trolling mid size lakes and ponds
    A 24ft Bay boat for inshore/flats ocean fishing
    A 27-28 foot baha cruiser style boat for the big lakes
    A 30ft center console for mid distance off shore fishing
    A 40ft Jersey style sport fisher for the farther out offshore trips
    and a 24ft pontoon boat for partying and the such.

    BUT I am not a millionaire yet, so I only have the first 2 so far. I like the cooler idea, better than taking a bunch of plano's off separate like I do now after each trip.

  8. So let me preface by saying I am disorganized. But I am looking for ideas as I start to accumulate more and more gear for how to store it all. I have a 19ft aluminum boat (2004 Polar kraft 198 WTC), it has storage under the floors, but its not exactly the most dry storage. So I am reaching critical mass with things like reels where I want to have them with me in case I need to try a different presentation, but they are really just a giant mess. I am looking for ideas on dry storage for my lead and copper reels, as well as my backup DR reels, as well as ways to store cowbells so they are not a tangled mess, ways to store gambler rigs after first use, and ways to store other rigs that dont go back into packages the way they came out. I currently just shove stuff in the glove box and then swear a lot when it comes out as a mess, or I stick myself with a hook digging for my law book or other item in the glove box. So what are the best methods out there? Worth noting I do not have dry storage for my boat, it lives under a cover in the summer, and it has no fully enclosed spaces.

  9. 11 hours ago, mr 580 said:

    Have the diver slide on braid or mono whichever you prefer.  For guys who do the “Babe Ruth” hookset, you might want to run a clear snubber before your leader.  Gets expensive when your rig gets busted off.

    Haha! I know that game. I have learned with the slide divers to grab the rod and reel without setting the hook, only took 2 breakoffs to learn that lesson, take up the slack and it will stick the fish, but my buddies who fish with me can't grasp that concept, or the idea that different rods require different hookset methods. Often they will grab the rod, and make such a strong hookset motion they almost fall over backwards. They know the rules though, when they break off they bought whatever setup they lost. With the expert knowledge here I am going to move forward with rigging in this way. I have never used wire line before, and there seems to be a lot of different kinds, can someone make it easy and tell me what brand wire I need to buy?

  10. I’ve been using lite bites for several years on Champlain, super comfortable with them. I was thinking the mono for it’s stretch, giving a little more forgiveness to those who may be apt to set the hook to hard. But your thought is wire to braid with the wire as the rod to diver section, and then the diver on the braid with a leader following ? I have my divers on broad right now so I know that works good

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  11. We get them over here in Vermont on champlain. They are interesting as they seem to the very willing to be WAY out of temperature if the bait is, especially early in the day. We caught one last year15ft behind the boat while clipping into the down rigger right on the surface at like 11am in july with surface water at 73deg, and there preferred 54 degrees down 60ft, sent a flat line out and got another one a few minutes later

  12. New to this big water trolling (fish champ a lot, but have only done a charter on Ontario). I have been getting a bunch of terminal tackle for the big lake, but am now down to the rigging of reels. Over here we use Slide divers on 50lb Power pro, stealth presentation that can get down over 100ft if needed, the flaw is of course fleas, and buddies seem to not be able to understand how to set them with the right leads. So I am thinking of setting one up on wire line. I have 2 brand new Magda's, I am thinking of rigging wire, then a 50ft section of big game 30lb (currently I run a 50ft setback on the slide divers but with braid straight to the flouro leader (10lb on champ), which when I fish them is fine, but friends tend to break off a lot since there is no give at all). The big game would act as a snubber of sorts, but also make the setback much easier for my friends to understand. the diver would stay on that section of line with the diver right up against the wire.

    Any thoughts on if this would work? I would use micro swivels for the wire to mono connection.

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