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  1. Sure Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Shimano TDR and Okuma GLT Pro copper/leadcore work well for me. The Okuma copper/leadcore rod has bigger guides which I like for my weighted steel reels since they have bigger knots which easily go through the guides.
  3. Once you get used to catching Kings, it's really hard to catch walleyes. I go a couple times a year for meat runs but otherwise like to target trout and salmon
  4. So…. Is a “mature” more accurately determined by the fish’s color? I’ve been calling fish with a tan, mature. Obviously that’s dependent on the time of year, that is, you can catch a silver fish earlier in the season that will likely turn color and spawn. For example I caught a couple 20 lb+ fish this May that more than likely would be in spawn mode right now so I called them mature. In late July I caught many upper teens, 20s, that had a bit of a tan and thus called them mature. Am I wrong? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Seems like I’d need to put 70/80 ft of additional line between the board and snap weight to allow it to achieve full depth or else the board would prevent the line from reaching its potential. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. makes sense, appreciate the advice!! Normally I'll hook my inline board to the backing behind the last color... so if I hook the snap weight there, I assume I need to give the weight some extra line to dive behind the board which seems like a lot of extra line on top of an already very long line..... could I get away with hooking it say halfway (at the 5 color point) or maybe at the 7 color point and still get that whipping action?
  7. I picked up some Offshore 3 oz Guppy snap weights today to use with my 10 color setup. I've never used them before. If I hook the 3 oz snap weight up to my leader, 50 ft back from my spoon or flasher, and then let out the 10 colors, approximately how deep will it be running at say 2,0mph? I
  8. If they actually bite, yes! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Thanks for sharing Justin... I'm going to try a 3 or 4 color on the rigger for my upcoming trip!
  10. Interesting, maybe I won't even waste my time targeting the stagers this weekend
  11. Yes. Autopilot is a game changer -- not sure how you are trolling solo without it! I guess you can pull it off on a flat lake, but with any wind you are screwed trying to land the fish
  12. I have a 3-10 color setup on one reel. I rigged 8 foot sections of braid at the 3,5,7,10 color points to hook the board to. Gives me nice versatility to change things up as needed.
  13. After losing a couple rigs myself, I learned to leave longer tag ends on my improved albright knots (braid to weighted steel) and also adding a dab of super glue. Some people will trim the tag ends down once you have a good fight or two but the super glue seems to prevent any slip at all. This setup worked great on my last trip -- landed 5+ 20lb+ with no issues.
  14. Yes I hear ya, I certainly prefer offshore fishing even though I don't eat them! But to not have to run 10 miles out when you have a smaller boat, older people onboard or sea sick prone people, it's enticing. Personally, I've only tried inshore staging fishing a few times without much success. Hoping to to do a little of both for my upcoming trip. How does your technique differ for the inshore stagers compared to offshore?
  15. Capt Hajecki puts big fish on deck -- consistently!! Looks like your best action was out deep still... when do you think you'll start targeting the stagers stacking up inside? We should be getting close., right? Headed out this weekend to wilson
  16. Looks like you had a good trip! Best action was in tight, fish near the bottom? What speed seemed to work best?
  17. Head back out to Wilson for some more action. Hopefully we can repeat last month's magic! Let me know if you're going to be around to collaborate!
  18. Nice work!! Jigging for Lakers is a lot of fun for sure. What type of jig were you using?
  19. Sounds like you guys had some great action and a good time, congrats!
  20. Great work, glad you had another successful trip! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Wow incredible — that’s on my bucket list! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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