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Cody191

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  1. I agree, unless there’s a physical reason you can’t lift the motor. I loved my terrova. The only reason I got an ulterra is I couldn’t find a terrova 36v with 72” shaft and I pilot link. I’ve had no problems with the auto deploy/stow yet but I’m sure it’s a matter of time. More moving parts, especially with electronics is not a good thing in my opinion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Yeah when I was up Wednesday it was flat calm, full sun and gin clear water. Definitely not ideal conditions and it was a bit of a grind getting my 3. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The main reason I like networking the motor to the graph is I can see my course heading on the chart and I can accurately follow contours and such. To me link is well worth the money. You can also control all the motor functions from graph. You don’t even need the remote. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Keep in mind if you do go with a minn Kota and humminbird setup, to get the full use of networking the trolling motor needs to be I pilot link, not just I pilot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I know a 24v will work fine but I would get a36v if you have the room. Nobody ever complains about to much run time or power. My 36v pulls my 21’ pretty easily. If I know it’s not going to be an all day fishing event I won’t even fire up the kicker because I can pull down riggers and dipseys for at least 5-6 hours with my 36v ulterra. I sincerely believe I catch more fish when I don’t run the kicker. I love silent trolling. As mentioned get a longer shaft if it will fit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Made the 2.5 hour trip up solo this morning because it’s getting harder and harder to find anyone to get up at 2:30 to go fishing. Anyway, on the water by 5:30. Set up in 20’ and had a hit while putting in first rod. Then fished towards the point from 10-30’ and had blank screens. Moved out to 40-50’ and went 3 for 3 on browns down 25’. All on same purple clown spoon. Pulled out about 11:00. Stopped by Whitney point reservoir on way home for a couple hours and landed 11 small walleye. Long day with lots of driving but hey it was worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I use one of these diving stringers hooked to a cleat with paracord. Just bend the tip over so it looks like a snap swivel and can’t pull out with a heavy load. Way cleaner than the bucket method especially if you have a small boat. Bonk them, cut them then drag along boat for a minute. Storm Heavy Duty Scuba Divers Fish Stringer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MLEJ9TQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RC73T353HFNG47H1A1GW Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I used 2 part epoxy. No issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. On a surge system, when you try to back up it usually slides the actuator forward locking up the brakes. To move in reverse you either install a lockout tab on the tongue to keep actuator from moving or install a bypass solenoid in which you need trailer plugged into tow vehicle and when your reverse lights come on the solenoid opens releasing your brakes to back up. Possible your other trailers were not surge systems or nothing you’ve ever had worked. Idk. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. How would adding 1/2” of length to the cable change anything at all with the actuation. It won’t, it only actuates if it comes un hitched. As long as the cable is shorter than the distance of the chains when it drops it will work fine. Where I live the roads are so filled with potholes I’ve had the s hook bounce off. The downside to a threaded link is if you pull away without disconnecting it won’t bend. You’ll break something. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I have an alumacraft on an ez loader trailer. Cables are hooked behind swing tongue but run through a bracket near the hitch to give it the support it needs at ball. Brake lines are clear as day at hubs, and I put a threaded chain link on my s hook. Works better for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Is it possible that the trailer mfg uses the standard surge brake actuator on every trailer but if the original customer doesn’t buy a brake package they just don’t install the brakes and lines? Seems the only possibility unless someone removed the brake system which doesn’t seem likely. It’s definitely a surge brake actuator. If there’s no lines running back to and between the hubs then it must not have brakes. Seems like it would be easy to verify. If no brakes the break away cable is useless anyway. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Fished from 6:30am till noon. Was a brisk 34 degree air temp. Water temp 37.5 everywhere. Fished 10-30’. Caught 3 small lakers and a 9 lb brown. Brown was on a green/silver spoon at 1.8 mph over 18’ of water. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You can definitely get more rods out but if your trolling the Chanel I feel it’s to narrow and to short to bother with a bunch of lines. By the time you get them all out your turning around and re setting. I’ve had 9 rods out there with planer boards and it wasn’t worth it. You will probably have to compromise with a 12’ boat Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I’ve got a bigger boat but when I fish Whitney point I just run 3 rods off the back. A 9’ rod off each side and an 8’ chute rod. As long as you have a trolling motor it’s pretty simple since I pretty much troll up and down the main channel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Can catch them all year. Spring through fall is best. I’ve caught them on tip ups. We usually fish them at night during summer. It’s nice to get out on just about any river or pond at night when the days are hot. They are what we call low pressure fishing. Sit on the bank of a farm pond listening to tunes. When the 12 pack is gone we leave. Usually have a bucket full by then. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Wow. I could not get over 12 mpg with my 2016. That’s impressive. You manage to get better mileage than my hemi with mds that shuts off cylinders on highway. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Have fun getting 11 mpg with the Toyota. I would have bough another if they would just update that motor. Liked everything about my last tundra. Happy with my switch to ram. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Who are you to decide what someone keeps. If it’s not illegal then it’s not your place to judge. Maybe he wanted a meal. Maybe they don’t get to fish much. You don’t know and I find it rediculous that you feel the need to impose your opinion of conservation on him. There’s plenty of fish out there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Good deal, I’d like to re purpose some 8’ MH TDR’s. Or maybe if guides don’t matter so much I can pick up some new 7’ rods. I just haven’t been having any luck finding 7-8’ rods with stainless guides. I feel like shorter would be better for inside diver. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Not sure what your getting at? They have titanium oxide guides or stainless for their wire rods. I was asking if anyone uses aluminum oxide guides. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Want to add a couple wire line rods this year but am having a hard time finding shorter rods. I’d prefer 7’-8’. Can I use shimano tdr rods I have laying around with a twili tip? Guides are aluminum oxide. Or will they not hold up? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Sorry just saw I somehow posted to wrong section. Disregard and I’ll try to repost correctly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Want to add a couple wire line rods this year but am having a hard time finding shorter rods. I’d prefer 7’-8’. Can I use shimano tdr rods I have laying around with a twili tip? Guides are aluminum oxide. Or will they not hold up? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. They have their place and time. I’ve had good luck using them when I’m striper fishing live bait trolling about 1-1.5 mph. I’ll have planers on the side and a stern planer way back out the back. It is very stealthy and has way less resistance than a big bobber would. I’ve seen people use them on flat lines also to get them way behind the boat but keep the bait higher in water column in shallow water. Like most things their only limited by one’s imagination. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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