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ErieBuck

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  1. Awesome morning!! Found some bait in upper 300s low 400s. And it just kept producing. Mostly a spoon bite but got a 22lb on wire meat rig to finish the morning. Lots of big steelhead out there. Some entertaining acrobatics on the rigger bites!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Pop is having a nice trip so far!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. my goodness what a string of bad luck but great to about all the wonderful people around willing to lend a hand. You guys powered through and tried to make the most of it. Most importantly, everybody is safe to regroup for another day!
  4. Many thanks for the kind words!! I hope one day my boys take me fishing!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Nice, I have shadow but haven’t run it much. Will mix it in. Moonshine spoons are insane Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. nice work!! great pics! Makes it worth it running that far out getting monsters like that!
  7. I was fishing near the Canadian border on lake erie yesterday. A US Customs boat rolled up on us like we were criminals. They asked if we had crossed into Canada, looked the boat up and down and then took off.
  8. hahhaha Thank you sir! I've been preparing like crazy for this week... I'm hoping I can make it a great trip for my Dad who might not be able to big water fish much longer
  9. Sorry man, that sucks! At least you didn't have a probe on. I now use snubbers and switched to this 1mm, 49 strand wire and haven't had a problem since: https://www.ebay.com/itm/323970070042?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649. 216lb test (vs. cannon 150lb), doesn't kink, and still fits through the Cannon terminators, not perfectly but it goes through. Awesome cable. This was the only stuff I could find at the time that was stronger and close in diameter to the cannon wire. Takes about 2-3 weeks to arrive from Australia.
  10. If anyone wants to collaborate, I will be fishing out of Wilson this week... I'll be happy to share our experiences. Send me a PM and I'll share my cell. Plan to run a 6 rod spread. (2) 200/300 Weighted Steel on inline planer boards, (2) Wire Divers, (2) Riggers. P.s. we plan to crush it!!
  11. 10 day forecast is looking pretty stable, hopefully things set up nicely soon!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. How would you guys rate the season now? Seems like some better reports coming out… if this weather stabilizes in the next week or so like it’s supposed to, this could set up real nice Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. ?? No link came through… Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Good advice! I've caught several 20lb Kings but not any monsters. I feel the runs that the 20lbers went on were decent but not screamers where I couldn't stop them. I would imagine that the heavy in line planer boards should slow them down a bit. maybe I'll switch to 50lb backing to give me a little extra.
  15. I have a 200 weighted steel setup on a cold water 453 and using 65lb braid it only left me with about 450ft of backer... is that enough for King fishing? Another 50ft or so will be out to get the board away from the boat. I plan to run the rig on offshore in-line planer boards, either the standard size or bigger size (haven't experimented yet). Just concerned about the weight of that board and a big King it might spool me or leave me with limited leverage with an empty spool -- although the weight of the board might slow him down the more I think about it!
  16. @A-Lure-A according to my calculations -- 300 yds of 65lb will leave your real about 85% full with the leader. If you add 100 ft of backer (i used 20lb mono in the calc), that should come out to full. I use the reel fill calculator which works most of the time
  17. For you guys using heavy braid with slide divers have you ever had a big silver fish break you off due to the impact of the strike? Don't think they can be run with a snubber? I set mine up with braid backer, but then a 100ft section of 30lb mono to the bead, then fluorocarbon. The mono serves the purpose of absorbing impact from the strike supposedly?
  18. So I'm going to be fishing out of Wilson all next week... what would you guys recommend -- fish 6-10 in the morning rest up then back out 5-9? Obviously wind/weather permitting
  19. What kind of braid? Certain brands tend to be pretty slick… try kast king. I’ve noticed it’s not as slick and a good value Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Awesome work!! Nothing beats those short trips where you get on them quick and efficiently without a whole day if messing around. Good to hear reports of a nice evening bite taking place… sucks getting up at 4! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. I never wear shorts and a t shirt on the boat. Its like a football player forgetting his pads and helmet. It’s just not worth it. Invest in some real fishing clothing— pants, long sleeve hoody.. There’s plenty of stuff out there that is breathable and comfortable. It has become my standard gear no matter what conditions. I watched my buddy a few days ago get eaten alive… he was desperate for chemicals that don’t work while I didn’t even get a single bite with nothing but the proper clothing… Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. What’s the minimum amount of backer you would accept for copper/WS long line? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. My prayers are with you my friend. I’m glad you are still able to find some joy now and then. It puts things in perspective when guys like me get spoiled… how soon we forget Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. They definitely make it much nicer to clear and check lines, but I could barely move that fish with the boat in motion and it was only 10lb. I was going to convert my HS reels to use for Lake O rigger meat setups for faster slack line pick up and having less line out to deal with the lower torque. But even that kind of scares me if a big King were to go on a run. To your point, maybe a better idea would be to just use for leadcore walleye setups since they don't fight... maybe that's what Chowder is doing
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