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  1. 2 hours ago, sherman brown said:


    we was fishing Erie for walleye and he was in the 30' class and i was in a 21' glass boat. he had more than enough time to make a miner adjustment in his course to have cleared me. but he had his auto pilot set and to he** with anyone who got in his way. in my opinion nobody was watching for other boats as he was just as surprised at the close encounter as we were. 

    He saw you and your exactly right he having enough time to make a minor adjustment and didn't.

    He is lucky it was you he ran into out there, untangling his equipment, son jumping in the water to put another plug in. Bailing your boat out twice.

    Many lake Erie guys I know would have cut his **** and been waiting for him at the dock. That CBC can FO in my book

    Pa or Ohio..?

  2. On 11/2/2021 at 9:24 AM, Chuck Smth said:

    Interesting comment on the right-of-way, I see that one a lot. "Right of Way" is a lot more complicated then "two points abaft the starboard beam."  You also need to take into account "A vessel restricted in it's ability to maneuver."  If you're in a small boat ( assuming so since it has the rubber-style plug and not a Garboard drain style) and a 10 meter boat is coming from your left with a full spread of boards, copper and lead, then they may have the right of way. Most charter boats are less than 12 meters so they aren't required to use lights or shapes to show their maneuverability status. 


    Up current vs down current, overtaking, towing, etc., all need to be considered in the right-of-way determination. 


    Best advice I can give is to assume the other boat doesn't see you and take action yourself regardless of who has the right of way. You never know when there might be an emergency situation onboard or mechanical malfunction on the other boat. 


    Common courtesy also comes into play. The charter guys are out there with paying customers, trying to scratch out a little profit and we need to be mindful of that and give them a break.  It's a really big lake and there's plenty of room for everyone.


    My $.02, IMHO and YMMV. 



    I must have missed that part about GL charters have the right of way in the "rules of the road" section of the training...


    Learn something new every day... 

  3. 5 hours ago, ws6rufus said:

    4:00pm -8:30pm. Stopped & scanned for fish in 150ft & 200ft & saw nothing. Dropped lines in 250ft & headed north.  46deg @ 60ft. Screen blank and no bites till 400ft. 400-550ft got 6 nice steelhead. Turned around got 2 kings, 1 coho & 4 more steelhead heading back south.  All spoon bite, Wonder bread was the steelhead favorite, Spoons with Green took the salmon. Nothing on Copper lines. Riggers 50ft-70ft down and 10 color leadcores caught fish.  Lake was beautiful 4:00-6:30pm and then 3-4fts rolled in real quick, saw lightning at 8:30pm and pull the plug.

    Thanks for the report...👍

    I'm hopefully fishing out of the Oak on the 8th 9th and 10th..

    Weather permitting..

  4. Reminds me of an old joke...

    The US spent million dollars to invent a pen that would write in space..

    The Russians used a pencil..

    I just wear long pants...

    Using sprays or lotions etc and guess what...

    It's on your lures, in your eyes, it's all over cuz ppl cannot forward think...

    I heard those flies have square teeth also... That's why their bite is so painful..

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  5. the marina i launch and have a slip at has open and closed signs for the ramps, 1st come 1st served. coming in or pulling out, wait ur turn


    should be the same with the open 2 directional ramps, 1st come 1st served...


    ppl are decent for the most part unless you cant back a trailer then the feelz will get tested :rofl:



  6. 10 hours ago, thork9 said:

    Remember when you going down or in a heavy storm call coast guard with your phone if you can find it and use the touch screen. City people do that.

    Actually that is what the CG prefers you to use when in an emergency after initial contact with them has been made.... BTDT

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  7. On 5/21/2021 at 7:32 AM, I_Shock_Em said:

    I have contacts.  Thanks.  Guess you have never been on Erie before then

    Im monitoring 68 when im fishing out of Point Breeze/ The Oak


    Youre right about the radio traffic west of the point tho (PI)


    I have my radio on always, last yr i towed in 2 separate boats in same day b4 even wetting a line 


    Most of the time listening to the belly aching from the dypsie guys around 10am on how the eyes turned off and how others screaming on the speaker cussing someone out for running over their  lines or boat..

    sounds like scenes from Tora Tora Tora or Midway... cheap entertainment 


    There is no boat traffic on LO compared to LE westside from the point...:smile:



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  8. I ran those for eyes several years ago, nice looking rod but the gold colored eyelits began falling out, kinda weak eyelit altogether.. Kings will prolly destroy them


    I also think those 8.6 rods will be to stiff for the rigger, I ran 2pc 7.6 Okuma dypsie/rigger rods with convector 30s for my rigger set-up...


    I'm not a pro so there is that...

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