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About ChampionShip

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    Charter Captain
  • Birthday 08/23/1983

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    Grew up fishing West Lake Michigan (Algoma, WI) with my Dad, a Charter Captain... Got the bug early!
  • Location
    Algoma, WI & Green Bay, WI
  • Interests
    Fishing, Snowmobiling, Water Skiing, 4 Wheeling, Golf
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  1. ChampionShip


    A few of our guys got all new cold waters in spring and they were ALL junk by the end of may............from coho fishing. I'm sure they figured it out, but I won't be going anywhere near them until I'm sure that they aren't the first run.
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    Spreader Light Ideas

    We had a boat with them on it................they were beyond dim and useless and way overpriced. I have a pair of halogen Jabsco's because they were already on there and they are fine, but as soon as one burns out I'm changing them out for a pair of coastals that I have.
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    modifing line guide

    You have to take the reel apart to get the new guides in, but it's not a bad job and goes quick
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    How many downriggers

    I run 2, and since riggers are our least effective presentation, I won't be adding any any time soon. Used to have 3, on it for that matter.
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    leadcore reels

    Mine are on 700's with 65 lb backing and it's usually one of my outside boards (10 color). Not even close to running out of backing even with a big screamer on it. Gear ratios are both 4.2:1 so there's no gain there, the 800 is just a wider spool, not bigger diameter so there's no gain on an 800 from a reel torque or speed perspective. That being said- we run coppers on either Convector 55's and Tekota 800's
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    Winterizing inboard/outboard ?'s

    If you aren't able to get anti freeze out the hub then your thermostat isn't open I don't think. Need to run it up to temp then start the anti freeze. Make sure you fill the gear oil from the bottom up
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    welder help

    We send ours out annually at the shop for calibration and inspection. Might be worth a look
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    downrigger to spoon length?

    Good to get a guy started but we still fish riggers down past 100, and if I'm fishing that deep, I don't have anything else near it so I say stretch it out and add stealth to it- plus I don't want anything that isn't at least 50' down more than 50' back ie nothing 30' down with 70' stretch..........way too much potential for tangles with 10 oz or long wire divers.
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    downrigger to spoon length?

    Usually 50' for me. Sometimes as far as 100'. Flashers are like 40'.
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    Auto pilot 22 islander

    Hydraulic steering is great, but I've seen some pretty darn good sport pilots when they're swung and adjusted properly.
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    Bought copper set ups!!!

    Will a tx22 pull copper? I'd be happy to talk to you about fishing anytime and help if I can.
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    pretty much a greenhorn

    Clean with no flasher.......Flies with 8" flashers.......21" lead for me works best.
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    Rotten wood

    Ive seen plenty of trailered boats rotting faster than boats in a slip.............beware of that.
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    Rotten wood

    Sportcraft and Baha were known for junk stringers. I vote for a survey on any boat you're thinking about
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    Such a Rookie!!!!

    Mono is cheap- plus it's a good reason to mess with reels in the winter. Braid every few years