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  1. I ordered one of Big Al's small spoon pads. I am only using the scorpion size spoons right now so should be able to fit plenty on that pad. We will see how it works and can always go a different route next year or if I start using bigger spoons. Thanks for the help!

    I looked back. I bought mine from Doug (Dhm) here on Lou. Might want to send him a pm I am really happy with mine. So small and handy
    If you go with spoon pads make sure you know the size you are buying and figure out where you are going to hang/store them as for us that created a problem of its own

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  2. Its 5ft per color at 2 mph, at 2.5 mph its more like 3 or 3.5 ft per color. You may gain a little bit of depth with more line out but with 30 lb mono it wont be much due to the drag of the thicker mono. If your backing was braid you might gain a little more.

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    So this isnt true? It says 6-6.5 ft. I am new to leadcore so just going by what I have found online.Screenshot_20200708-105422_Chrome.jpeg

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  3. So I have a 5 color leadcore rod setup with 150yards of 30lb mono backing. Now I get that its 6-6.5ft of depth per color stated on the sheet for the line but do you get extra depth by letting the lead out further with the backing? Is there a graph or any info on this? Thanks!

  4. Saw some on craigslist for 125 for the pair. Thinking about picking then up have to talk the wife into as she just got laid off due to this virus and I have already spent a bunch getting the boat ready...

  5. Mainly for just the enjoyment of fishing. Will be keeping a few here and there wont be going out on Ontario with the boat thinking might be a little small. Went to college at Oswego and that lake intimidates me haha. Thanks for the input I guess 2 manual downriggers will be top priority and will use the spinning gear I currently have. I have always fished streams in the southern tier/northern pa for trout. Always used ultralight gear with 6lbs test the fight is the best! 

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  6. So i just got my first boat have had it out 1 time so far working on rebuilding the power tilt/trim this weekend hoping to get out again next week. The boat came with 2 quick release cannon downrigger bases but no down riggers. I am thinking of starting with leadcore and or dipsy divers before buying downriggers. I am looking for any tips or advice on setups for leadcore and/or dipsy divers that wont break the bank. primarily fishing Seneca / Cayuga for lakers and trout. right now I have 1 Jigging rod then a few spinning rods that I used for bass and general shore fishing. Thank you all so much for your time and help!



    7 minutes ago, ri rory said:

    don't forget about Maine--in 2017, after 17 years of putting in for the drawing, we were selected.  I can't tell you how spectacular the hunt went.  My buddy and I harvested an 8.5 year old bull that weighed

    854 lbs and was 45'' wide as his best days were behind him. 

    He charged in at full speed to fight the bull grunting in his domain, and I mean charged.  


    At various places, we met other hunters who were drawn after only a year or two entering.


    Best of luck, as it will be the hunt of your life



    Did you use an outfitter in Maine? I have been putting in for years now thinking someday my name will be drawn!

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