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  2. BlueEye

    Michigan bass fishing

    Very cool Jim - thanks for sharing
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  6. jimboski55

    Michigan bass fishing

    A video I put together from a summer bass outing in southern Michigan
  7. Could you send more pictures?
  8. Try here: www.glanglerforum.com/forum/showthread.php?27254-4-Walker-Electric-Downriggers
  9. Looking for 2-4 Walker Electric Downriggers. Must be in working order Let me know what you have
  10. Roger Roell

    for sale sold please remove

    Do you still have the satin one and how much. Roger
  11. Do you still have these rod holders and will they side in a BERT TRACK
  12. dan agnello

    downrigger to spoon length?

    Usually the deeper you fish the shorter the lead. If you are fishing say 60' down around 20'-25' lead; say 100' around 10'. My 2 cents worth, and some days you can throw this out the window. But, like fishing bud Sea Eagle says with SWR riggers you have to let out the lead before you connect the release to the line. So no matter what depth you would be at least 20' back for 2 color SWR and 30' for 3 colors. Have a great 2019 season.
  13. Iwannagofishin

    Do you catch fish close to your boat?

    Thanks for that, Jim. Funny that you say that about the old boat. I was explaining some of the concepts to a chap not long ago and he commented; Maybe that's why the old timers claimed that if you hung your catch over the side on one of those metal clip fish stringers that you would catch even more fish. I had not made that connection, but the ones I used back then were zinc coated. As long as they were in contact with the aluminum hull, you would change the hull's voltage signature, just like adding a small amount of zinc to the hull. Al
  14. laker1

    Do you catch fish close to your boat?

    Thanks For The Information I have read a few articles on this subject. Your article and the one authored by a Ollie Rode have always bothered me because I am sure that I do not fully understand it. So what to do and I am sure that there are others out there like me!. I am going to print off a lot of notes and then this coming spring I am going to ask a friend of mine who is an electrical engineer for assistance using his multi meter. Then we are going to go over my aluminum boat to get readings. I suspect that I need a second anode as used in my previous aluminum boat and I am going to replace a busted wire on the outside of the shaft of my Honda which I understand connects the zincs. Why I am doing all of this? I have a wonderful memory trolling in freshwater. Eating my wife's prized chocolate oatmeal cookies. Catching lake trout. One after the other, on the surface, close to the boat - IN MY OLD ALUMINUM BOAT ! Haven't had this happen in my new boat, a Lund. I understand that it is bonded properly. I am also going to measure the ion control in my Cannon downrigger. I have never used it. jim
  15. dan agnello

    trolling rods

    I use 8’-6” Wilderness medium action rods for my riggers. For dipseys 9’-6” Okuma medium heavy action. For lead and copper Wilderness and other rods with medium heavy action. 8’ up to 10’-6” (10’ & 10’-6” are old dipsey rods. Use braid on dipseys and braid with mono leader on riggers. Braid on riggers (and super thin SS rigger cable) reduces water drag and blow back when fishing deep. At Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi last Friday, got 2 8’-6” Wilderness medium heavy action rods for $25. Had to get them. Franks Outdoors always has good deals at the show. Used one to replace medium action rod for 200’ copper.
  16. EdB

    mangum metalz downriggers

    Yes, a friend has them and really likes them.
  17. TyeeII

    trolling rods

    I like 7 footers for my deeper running rods and 8'-3" for my higher mono rods. I use all Ugly Stik rods on my boat. I pull Church walleye and 44 boards mostly, but I have the offshore boards as well.
  18. RedRider

    trolling rods

    what's your favorite lenght trolling rod for pulling offshore birds*
  19. georgeb

    Trolling at night lights on or off.

    Here are old photos of the inside of my 16' sylvan after finishing the LED install, could not wait to finish cleanup prior to testing them. I was able to use some friend supplied printed circuit module LEDs that are from GM rear view mirrors. The red lights cannot be seen outside the boat and there is no loss of night vision even after looking down at your feet. I also love UV lights for night time mono tying and to illuminate the rods to see a hit.
  20. I have 4 Big Jon gimbal mounts Black anodized finish. https://bigjon.com/12-30-degree-gimbal-mount/ $40ea buyer to pay shipping
  21. Does anybody have experience using mangum metalz downriggers? Quality? http://www.magnum-metalz.com/ Thinking about outfitting my boat with a pair.
  22. I switched out my nav lights to LED's few years back and my stern LED which is mounted in middle of my transom lights up the entire stern and can easily net fish just from that light alone. I upgraded my nav LED lights to the 2 mile rating which are brighter and nice to have when fishing the demolition derby at Ludington at night. Be aware of nav rules which will prohibit any red light being visible other than one that is designated on port bow. In cockpit is fine but if can be seen by another boat CG will have problem with it. I put these in my boat recessed under my gunnel such they are indirect lighting and are great for rigging or unhooking fish after dark. I turn off when not needed. Walmart LED truck bed lighting
  23. Joemonte

    St. Joe/South Haven swap meets?

    Check new thread. SW Steelheaders having Swap Meet on Feb 2nd, 2019 in Stevensville MI at the American Legion. SW and South Haven Steelheaders alternate. This year it is SW Steelheaders turn to host event. Usually a very good turnout. Lots of stuff ! Thanks
  24. SW MICHIGAN STEELHEADERS PRESENT 2019 "TACKLE MANIA" SWAP MEET Saturday, February 2nd , 2019 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. American Legion Post 568 3093 Johnson Road, Stevensville, MI 49127 Buy, Sell or Swap New-Used-Vintage Fishing Tackle & Supplies (Hunting and other sporting goods items may also be available) Attend Seminar on Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing by Captain Brad Kreighbaum of ‘FIN FIRE Charters’ 2018 Summer Challenge Champion! ‘Winning Tactics’ Seminar Begins at 11:00 A.M. Tackle Mania Admission $ 5.00 per person Seminar Admission (Optional): $ 10.00 per person For more information or to reserve a table(s) for selling contact: Rick Waning (269) 369-9229 [email protected]
  25. Two year old Char-Griller smoker/grill with side box and full cover and two charcoal baskets. Does a great job on burgers, grilled salmon and my favorite, beer can chicken and cold smoked cheese. Stored inside during winter. Main grilling area, 21x20 plus upper rack. Just North of Hartford, in S/W Michigan. $115.00
  26. Hard to believe this boat hasn't sold...maybe you should post some better pics. The two you posted are pretty blurry.
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  28. Iwannagofishin

    Do you catch fish close to your boat?

    Thanks Superdon Yes to the transducer brackets, trim tabs, etc. In fact, any exposed, underwater stainless steel that is included in the bonding system will raise the overall hull voltage. This is simply because stainless will have a higher rating on the galvanic scale. I'm not saying that the fish like more, but It doesn't seem to hurt, at least to a point. Always listen to the fish. The 6 ft radius I am sure makes for a perfect distance of coverage. The loss of effect on metals that are further away will be quite minimal. An an example the one chap that I helped had a 20'aluminum boat. His cure was installing a jumper wire from the bottom of the leg to the steering bracket and having the continuity from his trim zinc through to the hull. He catches lots of fish now and asked if he could distribute some of my tackle in southern Ontario. He could not believe that a 3 ft piece of wire could put fish in the boat. So, his outboard zincs were, at least. trying to protect the entire boat. As far as the trolling wires, I have not seen much obvious repelling of fish with respect to stainless. The only 2 confirmed ones at this time are single metals of zinc and aluminum. An aluminum hull may fish ok without zincs, perhaps depending on the rivets or combination of metals. This will itself make a galvanic cell to some degree, depending on the galvanic rating of each of the combined metals. Like my lures, I use between 5 and 20% sacrificial metals to the rest being the proud metals with higher galvanic ratings. If you reverse the proportions, it may compromise the desired effect. You don't want the entire aluminum hull being the anode and protecting the rivets or other attached metals. Back to trolling wires. If they are isolated from the boat and bonding system, it is possible that they can be have a negative effect. Unless you are using ion control. Another option is to actually have the wires incorporated with the bonding system and giving off voltage. If you have ever tested wire voltage with a meter between the negative ground and the trolling wire, all you are reading is the potential. Once you remove the meter, no circuit exists. If you try this test, check the wire "potential", now drop the meter probe into the water beside the boat. You will find the readings to be almost the same. Think about that. The best way to check if you do have wire voltage is by how it is described in the diagram. This is different from the diagram that I included previously in this post. If someone has ion control, they can do this test with power on as well as power off, to confirm. The issue there will be that anytime that you have or apply voltage to something, it will act like a capacitor for up to 15 minutes while the voltage dissipates. You can watch the voltage come down on the meter as it dissipates and is usually gone in a couple of minutes. I also included a diagram on one option of including trolling wire with the bonding system. One mention. Some commercial trolling wire has brass markers (stoppers) every 9 to 15 feet. The brass markers would turn reddish color when the voltage was higher. They became the sacrificial anodes for the stainless.
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