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  1. That's true with the cone angles. With the humminbird ducer tilted up a little it points back a little further.. thus showing the weights better. But it doesn't show how far the weight is from the back of the boat. if I really want to see how far the ball is behind the boat I can point the lowrance active target transducer to the rear. This will show exactly where the ball is and show depth as well, although I'm not sure how accurate the depth reading is. It does show quite shallower than the 2d sonar shows. But I have to subtract the length of the boat since that transducer is in the bow.
  2. I was referring to the difference between what the humminbird transducer and lowrance transducer showed for bottom depth because I have the back of the humminbird ducer tilted up a little. I can see the rigger weights better but also can see bottom depth on plane better. I understand blowback and realize that what sonar shows is not actual depth of ball. I do know that if the ball doesn't show on sonar I have to let a signicant amount more cable out
  3. Heavier weights have less blowback. U can also tilt the back of your tranducer up a little, but this may make your depth reading off slightly. I run a Lowrance carbon and humminbird helix with the ducer tipped up a little. The helix picks up weights a little better. There is about a 2' difference in depth between the two.
  4. I think you are referring to blowback. There are too many variables to give you definite answers. The lighter the weights, the more blowback. The deeper you send them, the more blowback. Speed, current, etc are all factors.
  5. Thanks for the reply. Are you releasing your inlines so they dont keep planing or leaving them attached with a release like a lock jaw or snapper when you bring them in?
  6. I run both inline and big boards. Have no issues with multiple lines of same length or short leads. Multiple long lines per side are where I have problems. To save the headaches I now just run a 300 copper on one side and a 10 color core on the other. Would like to try 2 long lines per side. 300 copper and 200 weighted steel and a 10 color and 5 or 7 color. Theoretically the 300 copper and 10 color should be on the inside since they are deeper but my question is how do you reset an outside line and get it around the inside line without clearing the inside line? Either with inlines or big boards.
  7. I'm using 65lb braid as backing. Dont know if it will slip out of the original pinch pad if the pad is turned around. Even if I wrap it a couple times around the release
  8. Thanks, I'll try that before getting replacement releases.
  9. I do have speed and temp. Have added offshore guppy weights to leadcore with good results. Know it got deeper but just don't know how much. Was trying to figure out how to get a 300 copper deeper. .
  10. The release that comes on the TX 44 is a pinch pad type that actually faces towards the board so the line will not release. I really like the 44s cause they pull hard and don't drag back with the heavier long lines, like some other boards. I guess I could change releases.
  11. Anyone have a guess as to how much more depth you can get by adding 1, 2, or 3 oz. Snap weights to the leader on a 300 copper, with a speed approx 2.5 at depth.?
  12. I've been using TX 44 inline boards for pulling 300 copper and 10 color leadcore. Been having issues with the board diving while reeling in a fish. I realize you have to release the bail immediately till the board resurfaces but most of the problem is with newbies on the boat. They want to haul back on the rod, even though I try to warn them ahead of time. Lost several 300 coppers and meet rigs. Gets pricey after awhile. Any one have any suggestions to keep the board from diving?
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  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Also the STW is almost always different from downspeed. But it will usually be close to probe speed close to surface.
  19. 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.
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  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Looking for a replacement auto stop for a Big Jon Captains Pack downrigger. Sent from my SM-G998U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. 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.
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