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  1. I’ve got 200 rod and reel combos for the Cleveland Boat Show. The first 100 kids to come see me at the Kids Fishing Seminar this Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 will walk away with one... Big thanks to the NPAA and Future Anglers Foundation for making this possible. Spread the work and help me get kids to put down the iPads, pick up a fishing rod, and build the future of our sport. I'll be teaching kids the go to tactics I used to fish from shore and get hooked on fishing as a kid. Parents will learn how to take their kids fishing and have success!
  2. Hey folks, if you are interested in a great all day Lake Erie walleye fishing seminar, check this one out on February 3rd. Myself, Scott Geitgey, Nicholas Zart, Gary Zart, and Mike Knippenberg putting on the 7th annual Walleye Wisdom Seminar for St. Jude Children's hospital hosted by Vic's Sports Center. We talk about all sorts of topics ranging from electronics use and interpretation, trolling tactics, night fishing, and seasonal migration patterns. There is a HUGE raffle with donations from various sponsors, and all proceeds go to the kids at St. Jude Children's hospital. Last year we raised over $10,000 dollars. Signups are at the Vic's Sports Center page at the link below.... http://vicsboats.com/walleye-wisdom-seminar-2018/ Hope to see you there! Ryan Buddie
  3. 2017 Starcraft STX 2050 My 2017 Starcraft STX 2050 is now for sale. This boat is loaded, here is what's included: 2017 Starcraft STX 2050 2017 250hp Mercury Pro XS (100 hours) 9.9hp Mercury Pro Kicker w/seastar cable link steering Transferable warranty on the motors Custom Aluminum Trailmaster trailer w/disc brakes (nice upgrade) Mercury Smart Craft gauge MinnKota 112# Terrova w/ I-Pilot - 72" shaft and Cisco Stablizer On Board 4 bank MinnKota charger (upgrade, charges the whole system ever night) 3 Sears Gold batteries for the trolling motor 2 Sears Cranking batteries (master power and jumper switch installed) 3 networked Lowrance Gen 3 HDS-9 w/StructureScan 3D on Cisco mounts on the bow and console - one flush mounted at the console. Airmar TM-150 transducer (cleanest sonar readings you've ever seen) Extra HST-WSBL backup skimmer transducer tuned and ran to the stern Aqua Vu Multi-Vu camera tied into the Lowrance units Lowrance Link-5 DSC VHF Fixed Mount Marine Radio w/antenna AM/FM radio Bert Custom Tackle tracks on the bow and stern Beef Springfield seat pedestals for top of the line suspension and durability (4 seats) Giant 36 gallon lighted-aerated-recirculating-and-timed live well in the back with divider Baitwell in the front Ratchet-on Dowco trailerable cover Wash down pump and hose in the rear. This boat has always been garage stored, is ready to fish and in mint condition. These STX's are the best big water aluminum boat and ride on the market. A must try if you are considering aluminum! $53,999. Retails well over $65K new! The boat is in North Ridgeville, OH, call me at 440-666-3265 to come see this beauty or if you have and questions... Ryan
  4. National Walleye Tour Erie Recap... Hey all, here is a detailed recap of my 2nd place finish on the Lake Erie NWT, enjoy.... http://ryanbuddie.com/nwt-lake-erie-2nd-place-recap/ -RB
  5. I do use my sidescan to locate walleyes in open water. I pretty much always have it up no matter where I am fishing. Its amazing what you find and learn about the bottom of the lake. Now it doesn't work at speeds much about 5-6mph for searching like your sonar does. Sidescan really does a good job of showing what the bottom is and seeing fish snug up to the bottom. Now, for deeper NY water, I personally would still have it up displayed, but I wouldn't rate it as a 'won't leave home without it'. Shallower water less than 35' structure fishing or in rivers, a definitely 'won't leave home without it.' The first screen shot shows a bottom transition with a bunch of fish on the transition snug to the bottom. The second screen shot shows what suspended fish look like out off to the side. You wouldn't have seen these on your 2d sonar. Both of these shots were from Erie. Hope this helps!
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