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Brian S

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  1. Is this at the Manitou Beach Marina? Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Yes Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. I looked at them today. I am not measuring 3x3 on any set of 4 tapped holes. Those magnum metal riggers are sweet though! Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Not sure what you mean by that? Think they are supposed to be compatible with most major downrigger patterns. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. I'm kinda new to long lining also, but 10 color seems popular. Matter of fact, I just rigged one up today. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. 2 traxstech 2 1/2" NON SWIVEL downrigger mounts. New, bought them but not going to use. Rochester area. $100 for the pair. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Kudos to Yamaha for replacing the lower unit for that customer. Hard for me to believe that's the norm. I wouldn't expect a manufacturer to make expensive repairs due to my negligence, but again very cool that Yamaha did it. Never really hear anything negative on their newer 4 strokes. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. I usually run my lighter gear up until I find myself targeting primarily salmon. Ran into a few of those physco kings over the weekend. It was a good "refresher" for proper drag setting, patience, and communication on the boat. Light rods, small leaders and terminal tackle..... what could possibly go wrong, lol. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. 15 lb big game to 12 lb flouro leaders. Plenty for fat browns and spring kings......and yes they are biting. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Since I already have a pair of wire dipsy rods/reels, I'm thinking of rigging up a pair of saltist 30's that I have laying around with braid for early season, shallow, (pre fleas) dipsy reels. I'd like this setup to be versatile for use on the finger lakes and possibly for chasing walleye also. Probably going with 40# power pro on the reels. Looking for suggestions on the rods. On my wire rigs I am using Okuma pro glt dipsy rods in the 9' length. Should I use those or is there a better rod for this application? I have a smaller boat so I tend to prefer shorter rods. Thanks Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. How tall is it? Does it have a mounting base? Thanks Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I use 7' ugly stik gx2 medium power. They are 1 piece rods and I got them at Walmart. I have 6 of them set up with okuma line counter reels, 14lb test, and I use them for spring brown fishing, walleye, and finger lake fishing. They have enough back bone for inline boards but also load up nice as downrigger rods. Very versatile. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. How many colors and what kind of backer? Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. X2 on Anglers Avenue. Bought a 300 copper from them last year spooled on a Convector 55ls. Couldnt have built it cheaper myself buying everything seperate. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. If deal falls through let me know. I'm in Rochester daily also and would take them. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Is your kicker tied to the main outboard with the tr1 turning both? If not I wonder if the kicker alone doesn't have enough rudder surface to stay on course in the waves/current. I use a minn kota terrova with ipilot on smaller lakes for trolling and tried it on Lake O when I first started salmon fishing. Pushed with the main motor, steered with the minn kota. Worked ok on really calm days but wandered a bit when the waves were much over a foot. I added the raymarine to control the main motor and it is my prefered method for fishing on Lake O. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. I also use my main outboard with troll control on Lake O. I run a Raymarine evolution 100. Installation is pretty straight forward and operating is simple. I'm happy with it. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Sorry, these are sold Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Great report as always. 6 dipsys, wow! I've only tried 4 once and it .....um, didn't end well. I'll get it figured out though, lol Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. I have both set ups on my 18 foot lund. 24v terrova with ipilot and raymarine ev 100 auto for the main motor. I like the terrova for small lakes or at very slow trolling speeds and the ev 100 for salmon fishing. Main motor is a 90hp Mercury with smartcraft tachometer with rpm adjustment. When i bought the boat i installed a 24v terrova with a set of group 31 batteries. Used it on its own for spot lock feature and trolling. As i progressed into fishing lake Ontario more and kings specifically I was using the terrova for steering while pushing with my main motor. the big motor handled the chop better than the electric alone. I might be in the minority on this, but I found that i didnt like dealing with the remote on the terrova for course adjustment. I always have a buddy with me on the big lake and i hated handing off the remote if i was busy with a fish. I just prefer the console mounted control of the raymarine and not having to deploy or bring in a bow mounted motor in choppy waters. One less thing to deal with. I love having the versatility of both systems, but if i was doing it again and could only afford one it would be the raymarine. I dont cast enough anymore to justify needing spot lock and found my personal preference is to use the main motor for trolling. I find myself using it more and more, even on the small lakes while the terrova is just along for the ride. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Depends on the size of the copper. If you are talking 45lb, then 200, maybe 250ft at most. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. X3 on the wire divers, they just produce. Your 25lb mono with 20lb leader should suffice for your rigger rods. Just make sure you have 500+ft of line on your rigger rods or backing if you run copper or deep leads. I run 900ft behind my coppers and cores and 1000ft of wire for my divers. You will know why when you get an angry king on and that line starts disappearing fast. Stinger, moonshines, and dream weaver are popular spoons. I wouldnt run anything under 4" this time of year. As mentioned above, meat rigs and flasher flies also. Good luck! Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Make sure your ev1 sensor/ compass is secure and properly aligned and all your cable connections are good. The ev1 also has an led that should be green under normal conditions. You could also try doing a factory reset if everything looks ok. You will have to go through the dockside wizard and sea trial set up of it again though. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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