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Everything posted by Jomat

  1. I have an IPad that I wanted to get more utility out of...so I added a ram mount to my console and bought a standalone GPS receiver and now I use navionics on the ipad for my chartplotting. Shows trajectory, has all the routing, waypoints etc. IPad does burn through batteries pretty quick if u keep the screen on constantly (which I do), I bring along an auxiliary lithium battery to run it from and it goes all day. Allowed me to save some money on my fishfinder and get a 9” screen by getting one without mapping.
  2. Our police/troopers will be trying to avoid as much contact as possible as well. My sense is no one is going to get hassled for going fishing. I’m bringing snacks and caffeine with me from now on though instead of making pit stops at every D&D and gas station I pass. Fishingfool stay safe and healthy at work...hard to tell which is worse right now. Being on the unemployment line or potentially putting yourself and your family in harms way to keep things running.
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    Depending on the kind of fishing that you do look into the Okuma low profile line counters. If you can run braid all season long they’ll have plenty of line capacity...are a lot more comfortable to have in the hand all day, and fit in the rod locker way better. Once you have to add a top shot of heavy mono for the fleas they fill up quick. The new low profile line convectors with the flipping switch are pretty sweet for running boards/snap weights. Okuma stuff is def cheapish...but to give them credit they are innovating/adding features where nobody else really is.
  4. Great so if you’ve already got an onboard charger it’s probably wired up to those batteries already and all you need to do is plug the charger into an extension cord to charge all those batteries overnight. Def saved you some time and money that it’s already there. I would recommend you take a few minutes though and trace all the wires out just to familiarize yourself with the system. There are in line fuses and whatnot.
  5. I was in the same situation last year...just bought a 17.5 alumacraft. I used my trolling motor ALOT. I have one of the older powerdrives that has the autopilot functionality. It works great in everything but a stiff headwind for keeping the boat straight and letting me fine tune my speed. If you use it the same way I used mine chances are the first thing you’ll want to buy is an onboard charger to charge those batteries as a full day of trolling will def wear them out. I have a 24 volt trolling motor so bought a 3 bank charger to handle those plus my cranking/electronics battery.
  6. I seem to be too late jumping on the deals when people are putting these up for sale, so before I order a new set from Great Lakes planers...if anybody has any laying around they want to get rid of hit me up. would prefer adjustable...Great Lakes planers, or high seas...would be open to traxtech or cannons if the price is reasonable. Must be able to fit in a 3.5” berts track. Thanks!
  7. If you haven’t fished a legend tournament you are missing out...my favorite smallmouth pole.
  8. Couple of observations from my first year running one of these multiple scan transducers. * salmon fishing out of Oswego this summer I was able to mark a baitball on sidescan that I would not have seen in traditional or downscan. Staying on that baitball allowed us to get 7 bites in 2ish hours and basically paid for itself imo with that one trip. * downscan has been really helpful out at Erie locating bottom composition transitions where Waldo was hanging out in the spring time. Stopped using it after about June when fish went deeper and started suspending...anything over 50 fow and it hasn’t been terribly useful for me. * I basically traded gps mapping for a 9” screen by going with the Garmin striker 9” that has really basic/not upgradable mapping. Instead for mapping I mounted my iPad in the boat and used navionics with a stand alone gps. Navionics is powerful and the touch screen on my iPad works way better than the touch/buttons on the fishfinders out there...even the fancy lowrances. * I’m still looking at the traditional chirp most of time and it’s awesome for seeing how fish are reacting to your downrigger...but having the 9” screen and being able to layer in sidescan and downscan can be really handy.
  9. I’ll go in halves with you. Sending you a pm.
  10. Wow did I learn this lesson the hard way this year.
  11. Fishing out there is stupid easy once the Ohio fish show up but everyone who fishes for Waldo knows how color sensitive they can be...even when the bite is good, and it’s different depending on your harbor and the water color/light conditions/forage where ur fishing. At the end of the day these spin n glow colors are tailored to west coast salmon and steelhead fisherman. Awesome tho that you guys have found an alternative that outfishes the old school Lake Erie spinner rigs....which I HATE (not speed tolerant, excessive by-catch, etc.)
  12. I think it would be lights out up on the river too...better than spinners. I need someone willing to do an airbrush job on these things.
  13. Glad to see he’s got purple ones now...guess I have to order some...god I hate running crawler harnesses tho. How bad is your bycatch of white perch on these things.
  14. https://pronavmarine.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgJbwl9W_5AIVT1uGCh0isQQBEAAYASAAEgJ2jfD_BwE check these guys out. Thinking about adding this to my power drive v2 next year. Allows you to import navionics and overlay your routes on bottom contours. Will be so money for walleye fishing.
  15. Had one eat a spin n glow rig behind a set of cowbells 2 weeks ago. Saw the fish on the graph go down to bottom in 70’ to eat it.
  16. If you change your mind about separating the rod holders I could use 4 of them.
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