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Salmon Assassin

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  1. For me fishing is all about experimenting. Run the big paddle on a SWR, board, dipsy, whatever until you start getting fish on it. Once you start getting fish, replicate and fill the box.
  2. I plugged in the lake master chip into my Lowrance LCX27 but I was not able to get the lowrance to recognize the chip. I thought it was plug and play, maybe not though. Any ideas or things I should try. I have a Lowrance LCX27 and the chip is a Lake Master LPWIC5.
  3. I run two SWR's a 2 color and a 1 color. I have even tried a 3 color, would go longer than that. SWR's outcatch mono riggers on the boat most days
  4. Nice job on the fish, nice to hear the coho are making their way north, what did you have for water temps? That king looks good.
  5. I don't like Cabelas so my opinion is jaded. The Wisconsin DNR has downloadable maps for almost every lake. A few years ago I bought the sportsman collection book with all the maps for lakes south of Hwy 10. Really good purchase. If your ever on a lake and you don't have a signal the app is useless. There are a ton more free options versus giving cabelas $30.
  6. Nope, just make sure you have plenty of room around you, you'll be driving in circles for a while.
  7. I put a Sport Pilot on my boat last year and it has performed flawlessly, I don't know how I fished without one.
  8. I think it does. I bought some clearance walker divers last year, spray painted them flat black and they have out performed my other divers.
  9. I am looking to make the boat as fuel efficent as possible, not that I care about the ice caps I care more about the wallet. I have trim tabs on the boat and I was curious if a hydrofoil is worth the money. Will it help me get on plane at slower speeds, reduce the RPMs on a hole shot to get the boat up. I cannot trim the motor all the way up because of the EZ Steer and the swim platform. I never run WOT, so that's not an issue.
  10. I had a Convector 30 go down and I need it repaired, Tuna Tom's aren't accepting reels until September 15th. Who is another person I could use to repair the reel, just need the line counter repaired.
  11. Your age may turn some potential clients off, chartering is a lot more than just catching, you really need to understand the business side. I never went off to college after high school and I turned out just fine, although I have gone back to school. Find out what it is you want to do and start working for it. More importantly done let a women derail your plans.....
  12. I REALLY like the Siffux braided line. You wont cut your fingers like you do with the power pro, plus the line doesnt absorb water like power pro does. I ran 50# on my dipsy and musky set up.
  13. I have a Lowrance LCX27, I am looking to get a Navonics chip to show depths and contours, which is the best chip for me? Looking for lake michigan only.
  14. I concur, keep the chute opening for netting.
  15. I went with a depth raider and like someone mentioned I dont know how I fished without one. The Depth Raider is a tried and true piece of gear, and came recommended by several people whose opinions I trust. I am sure fish hawk makes a great product, but I prefer to give my money to a local business.
  16. Thanks gentlemen, I think I am going to give the Fog X a try this spring, figure it cant hurt. Jim: I like the new logo, I am leary about buying things in the State Fair expo hall. I bought a super magic mop once that I saw the guy wipe up ketchup with, when I tried using the mop at home with water it was a POS. Damn snake oil mop salesmen....
  17. I keep my boat in dry stack, however if I want to fish early morning my boat sits in the water overnight. In the sping and fall there is a lot of condensation on the glass. Would Rain X help at all? I am going to wire in a small fan this spring but I was wondering if something else would help.
  18. Guys thank you for all the input and suggestions. Really changes my perspective on dive bombs. I really think that when summer hits the dive bombs are really going to get some play on my boat.
  19. Dont rule out mono lines either. Running and orange brad thin fish on a mono line will boat fish. Coho fishing is the easy part of great lakes fishing. Mid summer kings is where skill outfishes luck. 1-2-3 color leadcores on boards will fill your box when coho fishing.
  20. I am sure this has been discussed in the past but I have some questions about dive bombs... They never caught on, on the west coast of the lake. I dont know any guys that run them. I know in Michigan they seem to be popular. I have them in 1oz, 2oz, 3oz, and 4oz. I RARELY run straight mono lines with weights. My normal spread consists of riggers, dipsys, and leadcore with some copper mixed in come the summer months when everything goes deep. Are these things benefical? Last year they sat on the boat and didnt see the water. How can I use these in my spread to catch more fish, or are they junk. For leadcore I run the following color set ups 2-3-5-5-7-10 (two 5 colors on board). I am a believer that after 35 Feet or 210' of leadcore, copper, dipsys, or riggers are the best options to get lines down deep. Can these dive bombs help me get deeper, how much deeper, and is it worth the hassle of trying to unclip a dive bomb and a board all while fighting a fish. I have them, dont use them, you MI guys seem to know best, what do you think.
  21. I dont know how many set ups you have or want to have on board. Personally I dont use the 32# CU because it's will get you the same depth as leadcore, however there are days where the CU is on fire and the leadcore doesnt get touched. If you want buy a 300' spool of 45# CU and experiment. I use CU when I want to get deeper. I have three copper combos on board a 125', 225', and a 300'. I personally use Opti, I had bad luck with the Howie copper. I recommend tying up using the haywire twist and let it out SLOWLY!
  22. No access plan, very good idea with the toggle bolts. Thanks a ton.
  23. I currently have two lounge seats in the boat and want to pull one out and put in a captains chair. I cannot get underneath the floor to bolt down the pedestal so I not sure how I could mount one in. Suggestions?
  24. I live threads like these because it seems everyone does well on so many different lures. My top 5 from last year were... 1. Pro King - black/white rotten bananna with green ladderback 2. Pro King - black/white rotten bananna with raspberry ladderback 3. Moonshine Bloody Nose 4. Moonshine Dancing Anchovy 5. Pro King gold over black aka MGD This year I ran more Pro Kings than anything else, especially in the dark when I normally would run Moonshines. The PK with the green ladderback, I ran four of those at one point during the Brew City tournament. They did well enough to get me in a money spot.
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