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    Frank Schoenacker
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  1. Attached R&R Spoon with diamond mirage over metalflake with UV back worked well off both riggers and divers for me. Size is similar to Super Slim Dreamweaver. Lots of things worked this year, but this spoon was the best I ran and the fish pounded it. Different pattern that what you see on most spoons.
  2. Selling these Lowrance GPS units "for parts" as I'm not exactly sure how well they work. They are both complete with wiring and manuals. 1. Lowrance Global Map 5200C with Nauticpath NP-USA chip card (has Lake Erie and Ontario detail), LGC4000 antenna(was working on last trip), wiring, mounting hardware and manual. Last time I used it had it lock up cursor-did a hard reset and it unlocked however I updated and never used after resetting. This is a 5" color unit and includes backbone wiring. Price $90 including domestic USA shipping. 2. Lowrance Global Map 310 with antenna, wiring and manual. This did work when I removed it a few years ago. I kept around as a spare, but time to thin out stuff. Price $35 including domestic USA shipping.
  3. mr 580

    Downrigger Techniques

    That technique has been effective for years- used to call it “fluttering””- works well with spoons too and various lead lengths. Good way to grab some extra fish when bite slows. Just take out slack and let lure ride up through the water column.
  4. Labor Day trip for Mike from Colorado and Mike from Massachusetts both first timers on the Great Lakes. The walleyes continued to cooperate with a full box for these guys to take back. Ten color and slide divers with sticks took most of the fish. It is fun to show visitors the excellent fishing we have here in Western New York.
  5. Not sure where you are located but if you are near Chautauqua, you could stop at Chautauqua Reel Outdoors and have Mike Sperry help set you up. Besides line, leaders, lures you will also need release tools to help getting fish back in the water w/less handling. Having the right stuff will save some lost gear and money in the long run.
  6. Still some fish on weedline and suspended over deeper water. Little early for move to deep holes. Usually that doesn’t start for me until Lake Erie boat is put away.
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    Dunkirk Boat Races 8/17 to 8/19

    Google Dunkirk Power Boat Races and that should get you to site for schedule, map and details. Dunkirk Observer has details as well. Figured I’d pass along so guys don’t pull in and figure to launch and fish in the middle of this show.
  8. Heads up to anyone looking to go out of Dunkirk Harbor Friday 8/17 to Sunday 8/19 to check the schedule of the Power Boat Races which will effect launch, pier and parking. Might be good idea to go to another port this weekend.
  9. Bite remains good from Dunkirk- 6 hour trip for Jim Ramer and his crew from Harrisburg, Pa area with 22 walleyes. These guys drive out and back same day to come fish Lake Erie. Good bunch and we had leadcore, divers and downriggers all taking fish. No big fish, just good eaters. Guys are planning a return trip.
  10. Jerry, I passed the info onto a friend who might contact you directly. Thanks Frank
  11. What would the price be for 2 of them? Thanks
  12. Looking for a pair of Cannon Manual Downriggers with either long arms or adjustable booms. Manuals only, no electrics. Thanks!
  13. mr 580

    Wire Dipsy Rods

    I’ve used all three and would say it is kind of a “how much do you want to spend” situation. As Jerry says the twili tips work fine and are inexpensive. I have several of the torpedo roller tips which have worn well. I also have a couple full roller rods which have been good too. If you spend much time on Lake Ontario with kings is when the rollers pay off. If you go with twili’s get a spare as they do tend to wear faster. To me the biggest issue with wire is keeping it under pressure and staying away from kinks to prevent break off.
  14. Had a couple that purchased a cottage in the last year or so looking to take an "educational" charter. They had done some fishing here on their own with little success. On 7/16 I showed them how to weed line troll with crawler harness and they caught 12 walleyes keeping 3 for dinner. Also showed them some open water jigging tactics including snap jigging. They left with some new confidence in both the lake and their ability to catch fish. Always fun to work with new anglers or people new to the area!
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    Motot issues

    VRO stands for variable ratio oiling and is an oil injection system. I don’t know much about those systems other than it was pretty common for owners to disable that system and go back to premixing 2 stroke oil and gas at the tank. If the system still works after 30 years, I guess I’d leave it alone. The older 2 strokes do smoke more than the newer direct injection 2 strokes available today. You might do an internet search on VRO for more info.