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  1. Pm sent Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Are these still available? PM sent Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Actually you can cut the wire off of the Black's and put it directly on the Downrigger cable. Secure it where you want it with a couple of Scotty beads. I run mine approx 12 to 18" above my probe.
  4. If you are using 15 lb weights your probe is probably running true. Altho with blow back it is probably only running 70 ft instead of 80. (Strictly a guess). Having to run 4.7 to maintain 2.1 is pretty common. I've actually had to almost max out my 9.9 kicker to maintain 2.5. There are just too many variables to lock this down to one scenario. Current, waves and wind throw too many curveballs. Adjust your speed frequently and keep an eye on your downspeed. When u catch a fish. Note what the down speed was and then duplicate that.
  5. STW is the boat speed relative to the water. It is picked up by a paddle wheel sensor. SOG is the speed of the vessel relative to the earths surface. Unless it is dead calm with no current the 2 will rarely read the same. It's possible for the SOG to read 5 mph and STW to read 0 if the boat is in a 5 mph current. My Moor probe set at about 18" reads very similar to my STW, until you drop it to fishing depth and then it could remain the same or change depending on current at depth. Hope this helps.
  6. Also the STW is almost always different from downspeed. But it will usually be close to probe speed close to surface.
  7. I know newer Lowrance units have speed thru water (STW) as well as speed over ground ( SOG.) And they are always different. I always use stw when comparing probe speed. Not sure if all brands have this, but might be worth looking at.
  8. Pm sent Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Drop your probe down a foot or so and see how the speed compares to your GPS. You can see if they are close but most likely it will be different at deeper depths. Also there is a guy in Buffalo that can calibrate your probe. Believe his business is big blue enterprises
  10. Fished evening of 23, 24 and 25th. Had friends fishing from 65 to 130 fow and they did well. Seemed like most of the boats were working inside. We worked that water a little with no success so headed offshore. Got into them from 275 to 350 fow. With best water around 330. Steelhead and kings. All sizes from not much bigger than a mag spoon to our best king that was over 20 lbs. Mostly teenage kings in the 8 to 12 lb range but several high teens, with some nice steelhead. Biggest fish came on 300 copper and 10 color core with a 3 oz snap weight. Both with meat rigs and uv paddles. Wire diver parked at 175 with meat did well. Riggers at 60 and 80 with free sliders took fish. Ran some mag spoons but no takers. Best regular size spoons were uv 2 face, uv green dot, uv beef eater, rod father, and 3 days at sea. Flasher/flies were not very productive taking only 2 steelhead. Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Looking for a replacement auto stop for a Big Jon Captains Pack downrigger. Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. The Oak is a good choice but the lake can be inhospitable to any boat at any port you launch from. Being in a smaller boat, you just have to watch forecast and wind and use common sense.
  13. Tenature Boy, I just sent u a pm. I will be in Wilson same dates.
  14. Does this come with the motor mounts and attachment hardware? Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Do you make the discs? Have a couple Daiwa GL 47s and 47 S and SH that no one can get parts for. Can you do anything with them? Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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