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IRon

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About IRon

  • Rank
    Advanced Fisherman
  • Birthday 03/07/1957

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  • Real Name
    Ron
  • Biography
    Boat name: Cheri Leigh
  • Location
    The cereal city MI
  • Interests
    Fishing and boating
  • Occupation
    Cereal production

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  1. Got some help from another site. Should be good.
  2. Got a couple of issues that developed this weekend. First, we're trolling this weekend with 5 in the box. After netting #5 my wife takes the wheel and notices the gps/sonar is off. So out on the lake I check fuse . Its ok. So next I'm thinking maybe low voltage and started checking everything out and sure enough the kicker battery is almost dead, even though we had been running it for a couple hours. I have 2electric riggers and electronics hooked to that battery and am wondering if maybe the output from the kicker is not enough to power all that. Or if my charger is getting bad on my old 9.9 evinrude kicker. I have 2 batteries and can switch to both to charge from the big motor in a pinch. Or maybe I should rethink my battery configuration and put my electrics on the other battery. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
  3. I appreciate all the input. Ended up renting a slip thinking with my limited time I would get more time fishing. So much for thinking. Life has ways of unravelling plans so the slip is sitting there empty and my boat is sitting on the trailer again. Maybe next week always turns into maybe next month which turns into maybe next year................. Dunno
  4. It's 2014. Social media is a part of life on the web. I don't mind going on Facebook to look at a few pics and some "free" fishing info. Nobody is twisting my arm to go there. I choose to view what I want. And like mentioned there's a report on his FB page with lures that are working etc... I appreciate the charter reports and hope they keep coming. Fishing reports are helpful and let the average Joe see what is happening on the Lake. But they're where the fish were yesterday and what they were hitting on.... yesterday. I don't know what some of you want. What's truthful and fake on the web?????? I guess the only fishing reports that can't be disputed are walking down to the docks and a visit to the fish cleaning station? Free info is free info. If its good for the charter business too, then great! I don't have a problem with it. They're hard working people and I want to see them do well.
  5. I have a '95 Crestliner Eagle aluminum cuddy. I was able to find a used 9.9 kicker with electric start. I have a boat salvage yard about an hour away and was able to get most of what I needed, there. Was able to get a used throttle control and had room to cut a hole and mount it next to my main motor control. They make dual controls but are pricey for new. What they didn't have they could order, so I got the shift cable from them, too. Drilled another hole and mounted the key switch and ran wires to it. A bit of a challenge but with proper planning, not too bad and the inexpensive way to go. It's a bit of a stretch but lifting manually is possible with mine. Power trim would be ideal, but not in the budget. I suppose used is possible. Mine is pretty much old school functional.
  6. Oh yeah, forgot about mounting my planer board reels for my big boards! Some rod holders, too.
  7. Go through all my wiring. Put a fuse block in the transom for my electric riggers and wire in an auto bilge pump, too. Install my new Humminbird 859 sounder/gps. Maybe re-paint my floor if I have time...... And add some more floatation to gunnels and transom.
  8. Thanks Matt. Yep, read about his theories in the past. Interesting to say the least. Don't really have the means to send a 25# weight down to 400 on my boat, though. But if the going gets tough again this year I might send some divers down there!
  9. I've never been one to make life any harder than it needs to be. You know, work smarter not harder. But last year was tough and the early bite in close didn't always develop and some days a couple lakers saved the day and maybe a coho or 2 mixed in. Some days 10-11 o'clock would roll around and we'd find ourselves wandering around 200+ feet of water with a mixed spread trying to salvage our pride. Always had one deep at 100' feet or so, and deep long lines seem like a pain, but if it catches fish..... Question: with the new slide divers with 150 feet capabilities and the Deep Sea divers going to 400+, what's the deepest you guys fish or have caught fish in the Great Lakes?
  10. Just got my 7 oz. weights in the mail yesterday. Look very nice. Going to make a nice addition to my deep wire divers I'm setting up. Come on spring!
  11. The cut plug Js and Hordes were always a PM favorite. Also have some custom Spook Js and mag Stinger spoons I painted black w/ glow ladder backs I liked in PM Lake and harbor patrol. Black Raspberry,too.
  12. Definitely would like to pick up a couple Deep Sea Divers. Was going to order direct from Torpedo but shipping was $20+ so I figured I'd wait until the GR show. And like Joel a swivel roller tip and 1000' spool of 30# 7 strand wire if you carry it there. Some UV flashers would be awesome!!!!!
  13. You guys really need to quit hooking up on those fingerlings.
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