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  1. I have a 6h 4 stroke long shaft that was broken in perfectly according to specifications. (was board, took about two weeks) Run 15 mins let cool down, 30 mins 1 hr, 3 hrs etc.

    Actually only ran on the big lake maybe 10 - 20 hrs. My 2stroke ran perfectly and was a sipper, so didn't need to use this 4 stroke kicker so it is properly broken in and in reality, brand new.

    I also had an alternator factory installed so it will charge your on board batteries while running.

    Paid 1450.00 for it....... I'll take 900 for it as long as it goes to a good home.

  2. So if that is all there is to wind direction, what factors do you guys take into consideration when deciding where to start?

    Go north, south,,,, Start shallow,, run out deeper ??

    I know it's not exact science but surely there are factors that come into play. Just trying to pick up tips if anyone cares to share their routine with us all.



  3. Alright seasoned veterans,

    Who can share their wisdom concerning wind direction and its effects on starting points, IE most probable locations that will hold bait and/or our prize catch when heading out in the AM or PM after a strong SW wind or NE wind etc...

    I have temp/speed probe at the ball, fish finder and all the presentations I know of but struggle on locating a good stating point when heading out after a wind direction change and shake up of the water temps.

    I'm a weekend fisherman at best, hence the "Weekend Hooker" tag for my boats, and the depth of my knowledge when it comes to wind direction and effects on fishing is the basic W wind brings in the top water and rolls over making temps higher near shore and winds from the E blow out top water and bottom water rolls in to replace it bringing in the colder water.

    Forever grateful for your incite and wisdom,


  4. COLD water everywhere mid afternoon in Holland. at 60' it was 37.2 deg.

    Marked a few 60 - 80 fow but nothing would go. Went out to 185 had a steelhead take a melon Ice on a 4c. Handed the rod off to buddy's son who lost it after 10min fight. Another hit a 100 copper and a bloody nose alewife that we landed. Nice lil 10lb Steelhead. Went out to 260, marked a bunch in the top 30' but no takers. Threw everything at them.

    Fog came 9pm with a warm front and blinded us. We were way out and Visibility was nil. Had a heck of a time getting back inside the pier heads. Red and green lights at end of pier had to be right up on them to see them. all made it back safe. Was a learning experience for sure.

    Last few trips out of Holland have been very disappointing to say the least. AM or PM.

    Hope this helps someone

  5. Just some blues/greens/reds/yellows to put ladder back type patterns on spoons that are all beat up and/or missing their tape. I've been saving the blanks.

    Heck, some spoons are destroyed after 1 or 2 fish. Some last a long time.

    For the spray clear, do you mean like an acrylic coat spray or something different.

    Thanks again for the info.

  6. Hello to all,

    I've ordered some equipment to run Meat rigs but do not know the basics. I've read a bunch of forums, but have not yet pieced together;

    1. Where is best to purchase Hearing strips

    2. Which is better, brine or un-brined

    3. Should I soak in Brine before freezing or refreezing and if so, what brine works best.

    4. I would like to brine my own Alewives also but could use instruction.

    As always, thank you so much for your time and wisdom.


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