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About ThreeDogsDown

  • Birthday 01/21/1964

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    Traverse City, Michigan
  • Interests
    Coldwater Trolling, big lake perch fishing
  • Home Port
    Traverse City Area
  • Boat Name
    Twisted Dipsy

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  1. Great Thread. Used the recommended measurements for 5 different leadcore rods today. It worked great. Thanks all!
  2. Just be careful to deploy or stow at less than 3mph and you’ll be fine. Used the Leeock for 1 season (300 hours) with no issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I have the Leelock rudder as well. Works great. I was thinking of also putting on a three bladed prop as well. That would be a fully tricked out trolling motor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I painted a 20oz Pepsi bottle orange and wired a red Offshore clip to it. Gives me my 9th line in a 9 line spread. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Dreamweaver competition swivels in size 4 (triangular snap). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Interesting. I have the one boat network with solix’s, but haven’t seen a Fishhawk functionality. I’ll look closer next time I fire them up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Glad to help. My regional Minnkota Service Center made me aware of this consistent problem for years now. Glad you caught it before it really caused a problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Had the same problems and these are just the “beginning symptoms”. They will get worse. It is your plug. The plug that comes with Minnkota is the Marinco plug. Junk. Mine was always hot, always came loose on its own and eventually caught fire. Yes, actual flames and burning plastic. I switched to a two prong Trac plug. All problems went away and the plug is not even warm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I do it all the time. Maximum is 80’. I usually assign it to 75’. It works great. I have started snapping it on up the leadcore half way, so you don’t have to do it when the salmon is right behind the boat. It buys you some time. Never had a problem with it on the leadcore. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Diawa Wilderness Rods. $20. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Assuming you are fishing deep get the performance pack which replaces the 4oz weight with a 7oz weight and adds a ring to get it to a magnum dipsy size. Assuming you will be using using slide divers as your high diver, turn the weight to a “4” setting, which is to the side (or end of the weight). On a “4” setting, you can get a 4 to 1 ratio of line out to depth. For instance, in 40’ of water, 160’ of line will result in a bouncing diver. So, you would then do a 4 to 1 ratio minus 10’ to have it very close to bottom. (150’ line out). All of this at a 2.5 Speed at the ball. If you are especially nervous with bouncing divers, just go 3 to 1 and see how you do. Your risks would be a lot lower for tangles. At that point, if your low diver takes a strike, go to a 4:1 ratio. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  13. I add a snap weight. 7’ deep per one ounce at 50’ up the line. Without weight a spoon will go 6’ deep with erratic speed. Add a 1oz weight and your down to 13’ or so. Seems to work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. My favorite all around reel is the Okuma Convector CV30DS. I put the reel handle on the back hole. With that and the high speed feature, it is well suited for divers, short leadcores, or long lead walleye trolling. You can get lines in fast. For silver fish I like the Diawa Wilderness rods. For walleye, I like the Cabela’s Depthfinder telescopic rods. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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