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  1. Hello all


    I’m picking up my Starcraft fishmaster next week and am looking for recommendations on rod trees. I want ones that I can adjust the angles on the mast depending on what I’m doing and be able to adjust the pitch of the rod holder itself. Would like hand knobs for less tool carrying on the boat. Was looking at something like the link below, but not sure if it works with berts tracks.






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    I built my own rod trees with aluminum tubing and clamp on adjustable angle and position rod holders. Got a flanged base and mounted it. Also put on planer board masts on them. I used springs on the planer pulley and shock absorbers at the boards to not ware down the masts. Overall they work great you can move them all around in different angles and cost a way lot less than anything you could buy.

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    Stayed at Taughannock for our annual week at Cayuga. Fished cayuga Sunday to Wednesday and hit fair haven Thursday.


    At Cayuga we did about 70 fish in the 4 days we fished. The first three days were mostly lakers as we were fishing deeper water and moving all over the place. The last day my buddy and I wanted to change it up so we trolled some shallower water and caught a ton of silvers but all very small. We did get the grand slam though that day getting 2 rainbows, 2 lakers, 5-6 small LL’s, and about 15 browns. That was cool even if they were small. We stopped netting fish and taking pictures because we were catching so many in those 4 days with beautiful weather! Only kept some lakers the first day, about 7 of them and were catch and release the rest of the trip. Biggest fish were lakers around 9.5 pounds, and a lot of that size. Couldn’t break 10 pounds! Great time and great weather.





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  4. Little late on the post as I have been staying on Cayuga with bad service. Fished fair haven on 27Jun with my two buddies and hit the water around 7 after making the long trek up. We had just set the downriggers up and my buddy was letting a 10 color out when it start to pull hard and he looked at me and I’m like you’re right that’s a fish!!

    Anyway, the day followed suit and we limited out going 9 for 12. Mostly high teen Kings with some slightly smaller ones in there as well. We had 2 doubles which was hectic but a lot of fun. Everything was working, riggers, dipsys, and 400 copper ( ending breaking off my 400 copper due to bad condition which is my fault). Spoons, FF, meat all did it.


    This was my first limit as I am still learning the art of salmon fishing so I was pretty excited. IMG_7979.JPGIMG_7980.JPGIMG_7982.JPGIMG_7986.JPGIMG_7997.JPG IMG_1282.JPG



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  5. I recently put masts on my boat to start running big boards. I had a set of super skis like the ones below. My question is does anyone else use them and like them? They don’t seem to plane hard enough even with ideal speed in ideal weather. They seem to drift back more than I like and doesn’t allow me to get my coppers out far enough from the boat as I would like. Just wondering if there is any tuning that may make them run better or any suggestions on better boards. I don’t want to build my own. I have enough work on my hands! Appreciate the help.





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  6. I’ve had dipsys twists before similar to your experience. I use braid so I don’t get cut but does make for a rough heavy reel back in. I blame my letting out too fast and also in the finger lakes I usually put cowbells with gambler rig on the dipsys near the bottom with sometimes hitting the bottom depending on boat speed and depth changes. Subtle bumps on the bottom but my guess is it causes the dipsey to bounce and go around the lines and twist. I have to work on my dipsey depths a little but it produces fish so it makes me hard headed to change sometimes .

    Always let out with the clicker and let out slow as mentioned. I usually keep my thumb on the spool to make it go out with some resistance as well.

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  7. I had my kicker plate cracking in the middle like that too, definitely from trailering. Luckily no issues but I took that plate off and bought a custom cut to the same size plate of very thick UHMW plastic. Drilled everything out including the recesses for the screw and washers. Very strong when screwed put in with locktite. No problems since. I like the metal ones shown here as well.

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  8. Ran two boats with 4 guys total up to fish Otisco and Owasco on Thursday the 31st we planned to fish Owasco the first day, Cayuga the second day, and then go to Otisco.


    Thursday high winds forced us to fished otisco. Ran into the browns to make the day interesting. IMG_7120.thumb.JPG.40be437d286c635197fbb78bf7133bb3.JPG54949120885__1395484E-2E41-473E-805D-9FCED27E82B9.thumb.JPG.1a5d3c4ed29ee0f1dc78622e7de01b22.JPGIMG_7125.thumb.JPG.a96485577b247dfd3704f0178f5f03fb.JPGIMG_7127.thumb.JPG.df4507295444f14e6476da4ec6d47ab5.JPGIMG_7158.thumb.JPG.35281eea9a347f04e83af762e037455b.JPG


    Friday was better weather so we went to Owasco. Landed a number of good size lakers, a couple rainbows and a nice 11 lb northern.




    Fished the afternoon on Friday at Otisco with a slow bite only managing 1 walleye which is the only one of the trip. IMG_7156.thumb.JPG.092c4469f85ec6aa1dd0c9f33d252e94.JPG


    Saturday fished otisco to no avail. Managed two small mouths between the two boats but ran into Justin who was kind enough to pass along some info. Thanks again Justin.


    Sunday ran a redemption trip to Owasco for a quick trip and battled high winds but managed a number of good sized lakers and a brown.



    Ran a down rigger, deep diver, leadcore and copper lines. Mostly a spoon and stick bait program with various depths. Ran a gambler rig with cowbells on the copper In Owasco which got a lot of hits but was tough to keep them on to land them. Overall good trip will be back very soon.



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