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  1. What gives. There are no C230 trolling motors anywhere for sale. So I'm looking for a good (note GOOD) used minn kota C230. Thanks, Ted Albany NY area. 518 210 0096.......... Sent from my SM-J737U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. When you make your decision, I had a good engine rebuild experience with a big shop in Virginia. You have to begin exploring shops starting somewhere, so if you decide rebuilding with up to date parts I can reccomend a shop to begin your search. A good shop ? You will know it when you see it. Settle for nothing less.
  3. I started out at Wilson and Olcott driving a 16 footer. I had one 'Invader' downrigger with three rods. I had a VHF radio and a used paper graph. Don't forget your compass! I ran a 10lb. ball . I used cheaters and a long line out back. Many times I fished out sight of land. This was on a tiny budget and my young son was always on board. The other captains in your vicinity can be counted on if you have a bad 'situation' such as my 6 gallon metal gas can springing a leak. I once forgot my cannon ball. The guys out there saved the day with a replacement gas can to transfer that gasoline. Suddenly a new cannon ball shows up so my trip wouldn't be ruined. Most of all, try to go out with an experienced guy a few times to learn some tricks and tips. I'm forever grateful for my friend with a Lund and my Father with his boat taking me out on trips to fish. I learned a lot....... So, good fishing to you.
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    Oneida lake

    Thank you Sir
  5. Thank you. What about open water suspended crappie. Would that be in summer ? What are the likely forage fish in the lake ?Thank you again, I really appreciate your advice.... Ted
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    Oneida lake

    Need a couple of locations to get the Grandchildren some crappie action. Where to launch the boat, I have no idea. Thanks, Ted Sent from my SM-J737U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Never got on Oneida lake. I'd like to target crappie. Any information ? Just a spot or two to get started. I don't know anything. Thanks, Ted Albany NY Sent from my SM-J737U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Sold / Closed Close

    That's fine, have fun son. 🙂
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    Sold / Closed Close

    Will be by Rachacha March 8. Will you let me have the masts and reels for $50 I'd be grateful if you would. Thank you, Ted
  10. I'm Ted, I've fished way back in several ESLO derby's. Won some little stuff [emoji2960]. This spring I'm lake fishing again after some time off. I'm after Erie walleye and Ontario salmon. I'm happy to meet y'all. Ted Sent from my SM-J737U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Ha ha ho ho ho. Good idea. I'll get right on that. 🤔 you know, I do have that experience, but I'm retired now. Ten bucks is better, and I can't thank the Rod Hog enough. Thank you, Rod Hog again! Ted
  12. That's fair so long as the gimbal is aluminum and for the dual mount. How do you want the payment? Check? I need your phone number and I'll call you for the address. Thank you very much, ..... Ted ..... 👌😃
  13. That's great. Aluminum, right ? What will it take to get it RH ? ...Ted
  14. Hello, I received eight plastic/vinyl gimbals for a dual mount, Cannon downrigger rod holder.The two rod holders attach to the gimbal. All these gimbals cracked to pieces, even the ones Cannons experts 🤣 sent to us. The other downrigger has an aluminum gimbal with no problems. Could someone please check their junk drawer for an aluminum one? (Gimbal). We can work out the details later. Thank you, TFB
  15. I do not need them. Please stop texting. Thanks, Ted
  16. I get the CAT joke. 😂 Had to read your post 3 times. 🤣
  17. Yes sir, I didn't forget that and pecardian as the active ingredient. I researched stable flies and the different oils I mentioned were also recommended. 🤔 just sayin, it's kinda interesting.
  18. Maybe no more bites Please post if you try anything or have other ideas.
  19. Oh yeah they do bite through socks. I was just saying I'd put whatever I want to try on my socks. I checked for catnip oil. 3 ounces pure for $129.00 , to much for me. Hmm, at Pet Smart stores they have a diluted 3 ounce spray of catnip oil. I think I'll try that first on my socks. Probably safe on skin too. $9.99
  20. I've forgotten a lot in the 17 years since I stopped fishing. I'm back now. Do these go on the downrigger cable or the line? 😬
  21. I agree if the temperature outside makes sense. If it's blazing hot I'll keep a pair of pants (khaki) in my jump bag on board.
  22. Hatch on land and ride the wind. Attracted to blue hues. Repellents... catnip oil (maybe get at farm centers), lemon grass oil, lemon joy dish soap (slathered on), 100% deet, (though not 100% effective for some reason). Hang wide sticky strips under seats or any sticky strips, the whiter the better. A trap found around stables made from Alsynite fiberglass (this breaks up light to blue hues, like the blue you sometimes see around street or car lights) These traps must have sticky stuff in them. There are other things you can do, so check them out to see what works best for you. Me, I'll try sticky strips and perhaps catnip oil (if I can find it) and put it on high socks. I'll be a nerd. 🤓
  23. I need to know more. I'm Googling 'stable flies ' Are they hatching on land or water. Don't know yet.
  24. Oh boy. I never experienced biting flies until one day years back we were driven off lake Erie by them. Didn't know they were stable flies. I called them 'little Ba_tards'. But thinking about it I noticed that flies bite just before storm's. Yep they do. On the lake that day we were swarmed. No repellent in sight and man did it pour.
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