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Crayfish

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  1. That's what I was thinking, Kevin.
  2. Nice job, Scalloper! Glad you were able to salvage your trip with the drive west! I'm planning on going over on 8/26, staying until probably 9/1 in the Pulaski area. Hopefully the East end has picked up by then. Also, my wife can't even sit in the boat for 4hrs .... let alone all day for a week AND driving 5hrs a day to do it!!
  3. I thought I might have one for you, but I must have thrown it out. I replaced the fuel fill line and fitting / cap last year on my 1983 191CC. Thought I might have held onto the cap but I can't find it. I would try a cap for any other 1.5" fuel fill and see. The threads could very well be the same. Good luck!
  4. Super G - I don't have any experience with adding snap weights to copper, but I personally would put the weight on the backer just past the copper connection. As far as your setup, you'll have the riggers, then the dipseys, then the copper ... as you get further from the boat. Put the dipseys in rod holders that point straight out from the side of the boat, with rods that are long enough to clear the riggers. Put the dipseys on a 2 or 3 setting to get them away from the boat (and your riggers). Good luck!
  5. That's the week I'm usually there. There could be fish at the mouth, but we usually do better out in 60-100' of water. Flasher / fly and flasher / meat get the most hits for us. Wire dipsey's and riggers get most of the hits. We sometimes pick up a couple with spoons on copper, as well. It is fun catching a screamer on a J-plug in 10' of water right in front of the river, though!
  6. I go over every year the first week of September to fish with a buddy of mine out of the Salmon River. We usually do pretty well, catching ~25-40 salmon in 5 or 6 days of fishing. It depends on the year, but I would target a little earlier in the month than you are planning (or back into August) if at all possible. It all depends on the weather, though. If August / September are really dry, it seems like the fish hang out in the lake longer waiting for some rain to draw them into the rivers. But 1 good blow could send them all up at once. You just never know.
  7. Nice! Glad you found some fish. Sounds like it's been pretty tough this year.
  8. I like the 8'3" light action Ugly Stiks. They work great for everything here on Champlain, and for the browns on Lake O. Anything in the 8' - 9' range and light to medium/light action will work. They are more fun to catch on lighter tackle.
  9. Hi Fishin ... I've got a friend who is interested. He's not on here, but if I could get a phone # I'll pass it along. Thanks!
  10. Our best days seem to be when waves are in the 1-2' range. Flat calm can be slow and 4'+ just isn't fun. I think the 1-2's are best because the light gets broken up AND we can still go wherever we want so can work good water consistently. My buddy just sent me pics of a 30lber he caught in front of the big river earlier this week. I'll be joining him this Friday for a week of fishing. Can't wait! Good luck everyone! Hoping things turn on soon.
  11. Awesome video! You guys had a hell of a day.
  12. Check the action, and if it looks decent I'd keep it in the water. Obviously they want it!!
  13. I'm running Tuf-Line Microlead and have checked it with my Fishhawk TD. At 2.5mph it sinks 5' per color, or 25' for 5 colors. I haven't checked any other speeds, though.
  14. I really like my Cisco's. Very rugged, no plastic. My buddy has several Cannon ratcheting rod holders and has had no issues with those, either.
  15. This is what I would try. Put a bend in the back fin that will pull your outside riggers further to their respective sides. It doesn't take much. Also, don't try putting the center rigger down deeper than the the other 2 unless you put it down first. Good luck!
  16. Good to hear that I'm useful for something ... even if it is just spending someone else's money! Good luck with it.
  17. No worries! I think it is invaluable for checking the running depths for cores, copper and dipseys. Good luck!
  18. I haven't seen a timeout issue, that I know of. Using it as I described, I don't think that would be an issue. The clip on the TD Is pretty big so it seems to slide pretty easily over knots, swivels, etc. Just make sure it won't slide over a spoon or whatever you have on the end of the line! I almost lost it last year ... just caught the hooks on the spoon! I haven't tried it with heavy fleas. I did try it on copper (300) and dipseys last fall on Lake O and didn't have any issues. I use it all the time on Champlain for checking temp at depth. I hook it to a downrigger and let it down to the bottom and then retrieve it to find the temp break. I wouldn't hook it anything and leave it out, though. It will mess with the dive rate. Fishmaster : You let the cores out as far as you want first, then hook the TD to the line and let it slide down. That way you don't have to worry about how long it takes to get the lines out. Good luck!
  19. I don't have a Fishhawk X4, etc, only a TD. I don't connect it to anything. I run the line I want to check depth on like normal, then when line out and speed are correct, I clip the TD to the line and let it slide down. Leave for a minute or 2 and then bring the line in to check how deep it was running. I try to run the TD just before pulling a line for a lure change or whatever, so I'm not bringing the line in twice (esp. dipseys!). I think attaching the TD will affect the dive rate and you won't get accurate data. I've used it on dipseys, copper and leadcore so far and it seems to work great.
  20. Oh, also, we like to run a split shot 5-6' ahead of the lures. This helps the small floaters get a little deeper and helps keep grass, etc from fouling the lure.
  21. My son and I brought our boat over from Vermont last spring for the first time. We launched at Mexico Point and did well when the weather was cooperative (wind blowing warm water in to shore, but not TOO windy!). We caught most of our fish on Bay Rats off the boards and Stingers on 1-2 colors of leadcore off each side of the boat. Most of our fish were caught on green, but some natural colors worked as well. I think our hottest lure was a Short Shallow Bay Rat in "Can't afford it". There was also a Stinger that I picked up that was a very similar color pattern to the "Can't afford it" stick that did well. Since you have Otter boats, you can easily run 3 lines off each side and not worry about the riggers yet. Later in the season, if you are fishing more than 20' of water or so, the riggers will come in handy for getting closer to bottom. Right now, as others have said, you're going to be fishing right up on shore in 10-15' of water or so. The riggers will only cause you grief. Good luck, be safe and HAVE FUN!
  22. Cannon makes a great rod holder that comes up by just grabbing the rod. I'm sure there are others. http://store.cannondownriggers.com/products/325071/Dual_Axis
  23. Looks like you guys had a great trip, Del Gue, despite getting blown off. Congrats!
  24. Hi Keith - Check out Ranger nets. I don't know if they make a hoop for your S3 handle, but you can get handles up to 12' long with their optional handles. I love their octagonal extendable handles. Good luck!
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