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Jason Barra

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  1. Was looking into other brands of cable after reading this post, and experiencing the same problems. I think I'm going to use the scotty heavy duty high performance cable, it's 180 pound test. Anybody have any other recommendations?
  2. It's funny you brought this up. I saw the cable starting to fray on one of my riggers while out on the lake last week. And when I got back home I checked the other ones and found another one was starting to fray at 90'. I use 18 pound weights with snubbers. I thought it was from just taking a beating on the lake that day. Bought mine over the winter. Maybe Cannon got a bad batch of cable.
  3. Before I got my electric riggers, I had manual cannon uni trolls and ran 15-18 pound torpedo weights. I had no problems with those riggers handling those weights, and had way less blowback. I my opinion going with the heavier weight ( if your riggers are rated for it) than switching back and forth from PP to cable will be a simpler solution.
  4. I know it can be a pain in the you know what, but lengthen your leader. Run at least a 12'-15' (fluorocarbon). And don't forget your snubber.
  5. It's definitely worth the investment. Knowing the temperature and speed of your presentation can be the difference between having a good/great day on the lake, or spending a lot of money driving up to the lake ( I'm 2.5 hours away) not to catch anything. And yes, we all have those days where no matter what equipment we have the fish won't bite. But knowing temp and speed and that your baits are in the right spot, put the odds in your favor. I fish more looking at my Fishhawk than looking at my fishfinder
  6. Fished out of Mexico today, had 44 degree water 140 feet down. Was going 1.7 mph on the surface, and at 140 feet down, 3.1 mph. Almost couldn't slow down enough. They were liking 2.8mph today. Without the fishhawk, never would have known that. That was in 220 feet of water. And it paid off!
  7. I fished this tournament the last 2 years and again going to this year (I need to defend my title 😁). I love the fact that you can fish the whole season and it's your boat that's entered not individuals. You don't have to make special plans to get to the lake and fish specific dates, you got 5 months! There's a lot of tournaments I would love to fish, but just can't because of other obligations (mostly kids sporting events, lol). It's really easy entering fish on the app, and being able to see everyone’s positions on the leader board along with the fish they caught. With an 80% payout, the more people join, the bigger the cash prizes. This can be huge! I highly recommend this to anyone.
  8. What's the name of the campsite where it's at?
  9. Give Bryan Russell a call. He's on Instagram so you can look at his work. Does an amazing job. Might be able to help you.
  10. What you can see at a house of a fisherman who's kids love to fish. This made me laugh this morning looking out the front window. Bobbers hanging from the tree! 😁
  11. If you're worried about the 20 lbs momo, bump it up to 30, and run your lower pound fc. I have 100' fc leaders on my board rods. Even if you want to go longer on your leaders, it's still going to be more cost effective than running all fc.
  12. I would use 20lbs Big Game momo for your backer with 12-15lbs fluor for your leaders fishing the finger lakes. Learn how to tie a double uni knot. Very easy way to replace your leader when it gets to short, or you break off. You can do it right on the boat. Simple and easy.
  13. That's what I'm hoping. I got the resource, figured what the heck. Is the green ok? I'm color blind, so it just looks brown to me
  14. Hello everybody, I live in the Albany area and in the spring we have a striped bass run up the Hudson River. And along with the stripers, blueback herring come up and spawn as well. Has anyone used these herring for cut bait? If so, were they just as good as the ones you get in the bait shops, or not? I just finished brining some up. Just wondering if I'm wasting my time. I brined them in a solution of pickling salt, borax, and distilled water, and through in some green food coloring. Here's how they came out.
  15. Great info, really appreciate it. Something happened with your attachment, says it can't be found.
  16. It sounds like the Simrad is the way to go
  17. Good to know that it handles well at lower speeds. But how does it handle in 4-5 footers?
  18. Never had autopilot before, going to put one on the new to me boat (25' with an outboard, with hydraulic steering). Which brand should I go with? Or stay away from? What should I look out for? Thanks
  19. Jason Barra

    Sold / Closed 1982 Trophy

    Selling my 1982 Trophy with trailer. It's a great starter boat for Lake Ontario. Selling because my kids have out grown it, and I purchased a bigger one. Included is a bimini top with rocket launcher, ez steer for a Mercury kicker, along with the kicker motor bracket. Also has trim tabs, and new prop. We have used the boat for the past 3 years, trolls great. For the main engine, its a Volvo Penta 125, with a 270 outdrive, has 569 hours. Sips gas, I've trolled for 3 days straight, all day long and never dropped below a quarter tank. I also have a couple of Cannon manual downriggers I can give you to get you started. First picture shows how I had it set up. Also, the trailer has new tires and rims, and led lights. Asking $3,000, or best offer, please PM, or call 518-727-4435, I'm located in the Albany area. Thanks, Jason
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