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  1. I saw your boat and asked how you did in the parking lot at the launch Saturday afternoon.
  2. Got on the water about 4 p.m., west to 60' dropped lines on a N.W. troll to 170'. Worked the bank in 130-170 fow from 15' to 125' down. 5 for 7, 1-20# king on meat rig, 1-18# on DW yellow glow spoon off rigger 70 down, 1-16# blue splatter back jplug on a 7 color and two smaller kings off wire dipsey flasher fly combo. Had one hit on a wire diver that snapped the 40# mono line between the dipsy and the flasher before we could get it out of the holder, must have been a good sized fish. Nice night to be on the water, fish really have some nice size to them.
  3. It sounds like you are trolling with the current, trolling into the current let's you slow the boat down while keeping your downspeed up. IMO anything over 3.5 gps speed is too hard to troll. Too much blowback on the riggers, too hard on the dipsey rods.
  4. On EBay you could probably get around $150 for the pair.
  5. The coated cable broke during transport over to the lake, I leave the probe attached permantly, luckily I did not lose the probe. It was going to take too long to repair at the launch, and we were anxious to start fishing.
  6. Finally got out for the first time this year, started about 4:00 p.m. and went n.w. to about 150 fow and trolled n to 230 fow to the stick, then stayed in 170-200 fow until dark. Went 5 for 5 with 3 Kings the largest being 14# and two decent sized lake trout. All kings came on cut bait using a Black Mamba Glow flasher with red head and teasers. The Lakers came on wire rigs, flashers and flys, no spoon bite. My coated wire to the probe broke, so we were without down temp and speed, but surface temp in 200 fow was 65 degrees. One thing I have not seen before, up north by the stick there were baitfish all about 2" long floating dead or nearly dead on the surface, I don't mean a few there were thousands, everywhere you looked. Any ideas on cause?
  7. Hi Matt,

    Sorry took so long, have not been monitoring the site as much. The boat is out and at my mom and dad's. My dad had a heart procedure last week in Chicago and I have been waiting for him to get his strength back before I start fishing. Just have to put the batteries in and load the gear and will be ready to go, hopefully within a couple of weeks. Would enjoy having you come along if you get the chance, you can teach me some new tricks now that you are a professional! My cell is 231-598-0473.

  8. The thing I do not like about the shark type is that they do not fit into the cannonball holders on the downriggers so there is no good way to keep them from bouncing all over when they are out of the water. I have not noticed much difference in blowback between any style of downrigger weight, so until I find something that does not blowback as much I will stay with cannonballs. Besides, it gets expensive experimenting with different types.
  9. They are using the Etec technology in their snowmobiles now and they do very well as far as gas mileage and low oil consumption. Their emissions are less than most 4 strokes.
  10. Try tapping the starter with a hammer to try and free it if it is engaged.
  11. If you shot a buck and walked up on it to tag it and it was trying to get up, I bet you still wouldn't try to tag it. If you have ever put your hand in a net to grab a live 15# steelhead or salmon and had it drive the treble into your hand, you will only have it happen once.
  12. I bought a wooden handle to a framing hammer, wrapped the bottom with electrical tape and drilled a hole across the bottom and tied a cotton line through it to wrap around my wrist. I smack them across the back of the head before reaching into the net (learned the hard way!) I think that is the part I like best about salmon fishing, wacking them across the head, very satisfying.
  13. If you couldn't find the parts, could you upgrade the ignition and eliminate that problem?
  14. What do you like to use to hook up a dipsey?
  15. I like to use uni to uni knot whenever possible, it also works well to mend the Torpedo wire when you have to cut out a frayed section so you don't have to waste the wire line. Use this knot when tying leadcore to leader or backing as well.
  16. On a motor that size, I think a trolling plate would be more trouble than it is worth.
  17. They were about $30.00 a piece at Jay's.
  18. I was in Jay's Sporting Goods in Clare the other day and saw that the Church Walleye Board has a jumbo size for copper and leadcore. Anyone seen or tried?
  19. I wonder how big that 22#er would have been in August?
  20. Use the publication Wheeler Dealer, 6 months statewide with picture and Internet ad for about $100.00.
  21. Hey, how bout some pictures of the new boat?
  22. Next time you go to another auction like that, let me know I'd like to tag along!
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