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  1. The smoke isn't near as big of a problem as the tons of coal ash it dumps into the lake every single day.
  2. I've been using the church walleye boards for years and we've never had one dive when a fish hits yet.
  3. If that's the case, why do you troll for salmon? Don't get me wrong, netting fish doesn't strike me as much fun either. As for walleyes not fighting when caught trolling, I don't know where you're fishing, but you need to go some place where the walleyes are bigger. Like Green Bay maybe. If you use the right trolling rods for walleye, the fight is no different than if you had caught the same fish on a spinning rod.
  4. Nice fish! I don't believe I've ever caught a splake so here's a questions for you.... How do you determine the difference between a splake and a lake trout?
  5. I send a few old reels to Tuna Tom almost every year. They do good work!
  6. What kind of reels are you using now? I've been using Daiwa SG47LC3B reels. They're usually a little over $100/reel though. For rods, its hard to beat the Eagle Claw Starfire Trolling Rods although they're definitely are some other cheap rods that will work just fine. Maybe take a look at Ugly Sticks as well for cheap rods that stand up to big lake trolling. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Eagle-Claw-Starfire-Trolling-Rods/704793.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3DSalmon%2Btrolling%2Brods%26x%3D0%26y%3D0%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=Salmon+trolling+rods&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products
  7. That works fine during the early months but this time of the year, that braid is a major flea catcher. Nothing sucks more than not being able to reel you line in because you have 2lbs of fleas hanging on your line just in front of a knot and a big salmon just out of reach of the net.
  8. Interesting. So your saying that what I've been using for the past 7 years doesn't cut it as leader material. Even though in all that time, I've yet to break a single fluorocarbon leader. If it didn't work, I would have quit using it a long time ago. Brittleness - that is the very reason why I quit using Berkley Vanish as a leader material. I've never had that problem with the lines I listed above (Seaguar, P-line and XPS) I'll stick with what's worked for me.
  9. I generally run 50# braid for my main lines and no less than 20# fluoro for leaders and quite often run 30# fluoro for leaders. The 50# Hi-Vis braid is what I use for backing on all my lines. (Lead core, riggers & copper) I don't run braid dipsies, only wire. I always tie in a 6-10' section of 30# fluoro carbon line between the braid backing and the lead core or copper. This is for clamping the boards to and can easily be replaced as often as necessary. Three of the best fluoro carbon lines out there that I have run (IMHO) are Seagur, P-line and Bass Pro Shop XPS.
  10. Thanks for sharing what worked for you and congrats on the win!
  11. At 2mph, Sufix Advanced Lead Core runs 7' deep for every color out. The old stuff runs 5' deep at 2mph per color deployed. Thats a general rule not exact.
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