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  1. But wouldn't the more backing you let out make the leadcore go deeper. But you use a mono leader right? Same thing.
  2. How did you fix the coated cable? I don't know why mine is wearing off. I'm using big jon riggers.
  3. I'll get a photo of how my depth raider probe is set up when I get in my boat again.
  4. I'm going to put a 3 color and a 5 color in the boat just in case. I already have a 10 color that is the ready core with the dacron backing. The 3&5 color leadcores I was thinking of putting them on 2 of my rigger rods that have 17# mono. But am I asking for break offs? I will probably only use the 3 color for Atlantics with a possible king getting on there. And I was thinking of going with a 12# leader on the 3 color for the Atlantics and a 17# leader for the 5 color. Also with the 3&5 colors how much backing behind the board do I let out? I usually only let out about 30' with the 10 colors (is that alright to).
  5. So would the 36" ones work from amish outfitters. Or are there a cheaper company that would work just as well.
  6. The end of the bags are probably 2-4ft from the transom. Not sure. I don't remember. I don't use them very often salmon fishing. I'll check to see what size they are and exactly where the bag of the bag is.
  7. Sorry guys my mechanic misunderstood what I asked him.
  8. Engine is in perfect working condition. Purrs like a kitten.
  9. The boat has the 205 4.3L 4 barrel carb. My boat mechanic says not to put anymore stress on engine that it might ruin the coupler in the drive and have to have the drive taken off and checked before I fish again.Not sure what bags I have they came with the boat. How do I get the right measurement on tbe bags?
  10. I have a 221 Starcraft Islander and I would like to use it for walleye but using the 2 trolling bags I already have I can only get the speed down to 1.6mph. I would like to get it down to at least 1.1mph for trolling crawler harnesses. Putting a kicker on is not an option because I would like to use the boat on the 30th. Any ideas. I don't want to stress the engine to much. Not sure if one or two more bags would help and not stress the engine.
  11. Got two16 pounders and an 11 pound kings. 65ft down 130fow. All three hit different things. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  12. Probably Skamania Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  13. The way of the lake is experience with trial and error. And helpful tips. Just watch the reports of what people are catching where, on what, what water depth and how far down will give you a place to start. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  14. Yes run the dipsies so the rods are pointing to tge side of the boat. You should be able to find a fellow fishing where you live and have him show you what needs to be done. This site will help but in person advice is always better. If I lived closer I would help you out more. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  15. Well you need a really tough rod holder for the dipsy rods. That can adjusted so the rod is parallel to the water. I run 10ft dipsy rods. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  16. www.wtp-inc.com Witchcraft lure tape. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  17. Ok thanks. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  18. For those of you using the Chamberlain. If you have it set so your rod can be loaded really good how can you release yourself when you want to cahange lurres or leave for the day? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  19. Meat fishing is a whole different ballgame. You need different flashers and meeat rigs than other methods. Sounds like you are expecting to catch salmon every time out. Well that doesn't always happen. You just need to do trial and error fishing and look at alot of fishing reports to see what other people are doing. One thing I can tell you that every boat fushing salmon should have is a way to find the right temperature of water. Let it be either a temp/speed probe like a depth raider or fish hawk. Just get a thermometer that you can clip on to a rod and send it down on a rigger rod but reel it up as fast as you can. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  20. 150 lures. That's more than I have and I've been salmon fishing for more the 15 years. Make sure your dipsy rods are set to runn on the right or left side of the boat according to the dial on the bottom of the dipsy. A #1 setting will be closer to the boat and a #3 will take the dipsy farther from the boat.with dipsies you need to remember to not make to sharp of turns. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  21. Don't get rid of the 4 riggers. I catch 98% of my salmon on the 4 riggers I have. I run 2 dipsies but they can't get down as deep as my riggers. Get use to running the riggers and catching fish on them then get a couple dipsies when you can afford it. Like said before. Use different leads lengths off your riggers sometimes as far back as 60ft or farther. That will take care of the fish spooking. I run a full core to but I don't catch very many fish on it. I only run it as a just in case rod because sometimes it catches a fish but most times it doesn't. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  22. Nope. Charlevoix,most summers by August I have to fish 120-140 ft down to catch anything. Warm water piles in that whole area. There are times I need to make a 17 mile run to find fish and colder water. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
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