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  1. If they recommend it than I would use it. It will allow your suspension to last longer and give you better operating control of the vehicle. Richard
  2. I prefer no backing. Wire all the way to the spool. Just wrap a piece of duct tape around the first pass on the spool to stop slippage.
  3. Sandy pond is located just north of the Salmon River of which the hatchery is located on. The biggest king returns are in this river. Therefore the fall fishing for staging kings can not be beat.
  4. When targeting kings that are not bottom oriented I very rarely have my finder locked on bottom. If the fish I am targeting in open water are say from fifty to one hundred feet down I will lock bottom at 150 feet if I am over say 300 feet of water. there is no reason to be looking at the bottom 150 feet of water. This will give you a much better look at the area you are targeting. Likewise if the fish are deep like they have been this year (80 to 150 down. I will also lock the top out as well. On my trips this year there have not been any fish in the top 50 feet, so I will lock the finder at say 40 feet at the top and 180 at the bottom. Just to have more of my screen in the target area.
  5. electrical disturbance or air bubles as stated above.
  6. I run my 300 and 400 on Walleye boards without issue. That is all i have at this point. Looking at possible adding a 200 next season.
  7. I have Berts on one boat and Cannons on the other. I like them both. I do like the one hand adjustment of the Cannons a little better. I used to move the rod holders from boat to boat but got a steel on the cannons. Good decision on my part.
  8. my 400 foot copper on my CV55 only has 800 feet of fireline backer. I prefer 1000 feet but it would not fit. I used the extra I had to cut off for my bass outfits.
  9. I think this might be your issue. I have always used at least nine twists for over twenty years and have never experienced line twist like you are describing. I use thirty and twenty pound test line up at the big lake and eight pound test line on Cape Cod ponds.
  10. Here are a few for you. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=luhr+jensen+dodger&tag=mh0b-20&index=sporting&hvadid=1675831106&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_7b7csoa2fx_e http://www.basspro.com/Luhr-Jensen-Jensen-Dodger-Spoon/product/77815/ http://www.cabelas.com/product/Luhr-Jensen-reg-Dodger-Fish-Flasher/739550.uts?productVariantId=1224849&srccode=cii_328768002&cpncode=38-36353768-2&WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=BingPLA&WT.z_mc_id1=13351001&rid=20 http://www.fishusa.com/product/Luhr-Jensen-Dodgers---Size-0-and-00 http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/sportsmans/Luhr-Jensen-Herring-Dodger/productDetail/Dodgers-and-Flashers/prod9999006722/cat101084
  11. Check your flares for proper dates.
  12. Back yard here as well. Hammer two stakes in the ground 100 feet apart and wind the copper around them to how much I want then reel it onto the spool.
  13. I find the him acctualy attracts fish. Also when fishing alone I can use it to tell me when I get a hit. The tone will change when the line releases.
  14. I used a light buffing compound. hand applied with light pressure. Boat looked great when done. Boat was alum. I did not touch the motor but will try this spring.
  15. First I need to say that all of my rods have at least 900 feet of line on them as a minimum. The larger fish we have over in Lake Ontario love to run more than 600 feet. That being said, when I have a fish on of the caliber that you are talking we generally start a turn and start clearing line. This does two things. First it puts a different angle on the fish which tends to change its direction of travel and second you will either gain line or find the amount he/she is taking will slow to a stop. Not all fish are the same, and not all circumstances are the same. Other boats and depth change may dictate another action. Some may agree and some may disagree but this is what has worked for me every time I have a true screamer on that is approaching the 600 foot run mark. Good luck and tight lines.
  16. This is what I could find during a search. http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/spo/4581738574.html http://greenbay.craigslist.org/spo/4575552879.html
  17. I have had the same concerns. So far I have kept my coated cable on my older slower mag 10. though I am itching to pick up a 10 STX as well. I will be watching this post to see more responses. Also curious if any one has had any issues with the new model. Good luck and tight lines.
  18. Mount two six inch tracks on either side. construct a removable trolling board that will slide into the tracks. The plates into the track will be pitched with risers so that the board is level. Mount the downriggers over the short risers. Now you also have the abillity to ad rod holders on the board for a shoot rod and others. I have five rod holders on my board.
  19. Blue, greens, white, and occasionally purple will work.
  20. I use fish 307 for my part needs. You did not indicate which year model you have. Therefore I attached a link for the complete list. You will have to select the correct model and year class. http://www.fish307.com/cannon-downrigger-parts.aspx Good luck and tight lines.
  21. I am not an electrician but I do some electrical work in the HVAC field. I agree with two statements above. 1. I believe the wire gauge is too lite for the load. 2. I also believe you have a grounding issue as well.
  22. Massachusetts, Trailer any where from six to nine hours to fish many different ports of Lake Ontario.
  23. I tie my own as well. There is nothing better than catching fish on your own creation. Lake michigan anglers site has a description on how to tie them. http://www.lakemichiganangler.com/tips/making_flys.htm Good luck and enjoy Richard
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