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  1. I currently have a deposit down on a 2016 Targa V-18 WT with the 150 4 Stroke Merc. I will be using this boat to fish the lake I live on (just under a 1,000 acre lake), Lake Michigan for Salmon, Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay for Walleye, and some areas in the UP for Musky . I was hoping I could get some feedback by anyone who owns a Targa or has owned one in the past. I have put many hours into researching boats trying to find what best meets my needs and is in my price point and so far this boat is the winner. I know all brands have their pros and their cons and it is like Chevy vs Ford when it comes to people's emotions and feelings, that is why I am looking for people who have actually owned or do own the Targa specifically. Any feedback you give will be greatly appreciated!
  2. Sea Eagle - We actually talked to you back at the fish cleaning station. We were the guys in the little 17' Deep V Tracker. Thanks for sharing here and also for the conversation at the fish cleaning station. Was nice to see a big king in person again. It has been a minute since I have seen one! Tight Lines Guys!
  3. A not so fancy way of doing that is a stop watch and a note pad. You take time stamps and you essentially know exactly what time what thing on the graph happened...via your hand written notes. Crude but effective!
  4. Spencer that was the same as us...always wondered what happened when you marked fish but did not catch one...
  5. Day – August 1st 2015 Location – South Haven Michigan Time – Lines dropped by 3pm pulled lines after sun set Depth – 70-130 FOW Lures – Pro King Regular Chilley Willy, and Magnum Moonshine RV Spoon. Video – HD (Make sure you watch it in HD!) Waterwolf HD camera! In this trip you get many follows along with a really good strike that should have resulted in a hook up. This day we went 1 for 3. We boated about a 6 lb king and lost two others. If you like what you see please subscribe!
  6. gmfishon - You are correct the camera is indeed tied on the main line, then the lure is on a 4.5' leader from the camera. There is a risk of losing the camera of course but there are also things in place to try to limit that from happening. Shorter lead from the ball (30' or less) keeping it mostly away from everything else. The Leader is less # test than the mainline etc...Also at the end of the day the reward is greater than the risk.
  7. I have done a little bit of that...with a stop watch and good old fashion recording things by hand on paper. Someday I may publish (via video) some of that stuff.
  8. I use VLC and it is a nice feature to watch it faster...but your eyes do not always thank you...watching that spoon after awhile at faster speeds can do a number on your eyes. Next time out I think I am going to run a flasher fly behind it...that will be real interesting.
  9. Vandee - It is the WaterWolf HD Camera, it is tied directly in line with the lure. As for going though the footage...yeah it takes patience, bad weather (so you want to stay indoors and go through hours of footage) LOL
  10. DTB thanks for the nice comment. We will be working to put out at least one more video in the very near future and possibly two more. We might make a longer video compiling some of the longer follows that we have captured. Boring for some I'm sure...interesting for others. Thanks again for the feedback though we appreciate it!
  11. Thanks for the nice feedback. I have another 8 hours of footage to go through from two other trips out. Plus going out tomorrow, so I will be posting more very soon!
  12. Below is a link to some footage we got on July 28th from the port of South Haven in the AM. If you like what you see please subscribe to our channel and thanks for watching! https://youtu.be/nU-L8ZvqOX4
  13. By lesser I meant to say lesser # test leader line (from camera to spoon) than my main line that the camera attaches too.
  14. Always a risk/chance you take but I keep it on my DR, have a lesser leader line than my mainline and tie a very careful knot. I have been very fortunate with my downrigger gear so I am comfortable with it there. It boils down to the reward being greater than the risk.
  15. Rondayvoo - The camera is tired directly onto the main line. The lead was 6-10' off the ball and the spoon is 4-4.5' off the camera.
  16. As soon as I get back home I will snap a picture and post it. However if you go to waterwolfhd.com you can see what the camera looks like.
  17. Yes very interesting for sure...we ran the lead to the cannon ball very close so we could actually mark fish coming up to the ball to investigate. Based on everything we saw we are discussing what we might do differently like burping the throttle or a quick zig or zag if you go 30 seconds or so without a knock off. Definitely learning SO much from this.
  18. This is another video from "The STRIKE" Sport Fishing Team. It is more underwater footage this time from a trip out on May 28th in the afternoon. Would also like to thank Captain Andy for inviting us aboard the 2UNREEL. If you like what you see please subscribe to our channel. https://youtu.be/t9RUvtfgOB0
  19. Thanks Nailer! Gmfishon - I know I was surprised. I just watched 3.5 hours of footage from my trip out of SH on Thursday. Working on editing it down to another video...and there is a big difference between say a Stinger Mag spoon and a Moonshine Mag spoon and how they "swim" at different speeds. The Moonshine likes to do an X patter or figure 8 and the Stinger does a "O" or "0" shape depending on how over fast you are going. Interesting stuff for sure!
  20. No speed at the lure was not monitored. Yes there were times it was going fast...the moonshine was doing a figure 8 or X type pattern and the Stinger does more of a "O" shape or "0" oval-ish shape. We bagged 3 Lakers that day. Learned a lot though
  21. Posted on Michigan-Sportsman already but posting here as well. Below is a link to a video my brother and I made from our First Salmon Trip of the year. It was out of South Haven and all the footage was taken with an underwater camera. It gives you the lure’s perspective of what is really going on down there. Let me know what you guys think and if you like what you see subscribe. There will be more videos like this one to come!
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