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    Frank Schoenacker
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  1. mr 580


    A number of manufacturers make a “leadcore” specific rod- Shimano, Okuma, etc - good choices. Also “planer board” models will work. Pretty much a personal choice for length and action. To me same rod that handles 27lb will work with 18lb. Rods are like pickup trucks-everybody has a favorite.
  2. After spending the morning in the turkey woods did some walleye fishing in the afternoon. Kept a couple for dinner and released the rest. Bite was light but was pleased to get daytime fish from the colder water. Lots of boats out on a nice day. Should be a good year.
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    Boat slip at dunkirk

    There is a Outdoor Show at the Clarion in Dunkirk on Saturday the 21st, good time to talk with people about slips only $3 admission. I keep my boat at Holiday Harbor at Chadwick Bay and it works for me. Last year they had ethanol free fuel at good price. As far as rate I do a seasonal slip and take advantage of early pay discount. Guess you’d have to check monthly rates and see what is available.
  4. Rods are available. Local pickup preferred - Any freight at buyers expense!
  5. Sold pending payment to jkidd
  6. Bump- changed price to $40.00 for the three rods.
  7. Some open water on lake but most of lake still ice covered. With cold nights forecasted looks like a little more winter ahead.
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    I don’t target them specifically on Erie but they do show around 2 or faster for speed. They tend to like be around the thermocline if there is one. Later in season they can show up in any temp. Spoons especially with some orange are a good choice. Exciting change of pace on a walleye trip.
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    Lowrance LCX 37c

    Looks like LCX 37C requires a LGC3000 external antenna. You can download a manual for the LCX 37C to check out install instructions.
  10. Selling the following: Qty of 2 Cabela's Depth Master 9' Dipsey Diver Rods Model DM-DD-90M Rods are in good condition just used with braid. Price $30.00 for pair Okuma CPDR-86M Downrigger rod like new $15.00 Take all three for $40.00 Any freight would be Buyers expense Local Pickup can be arranged- Ashville, NY or Dunkirk, NY
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    Dream Weaver wormburners

    I tie my own harness with bead chain. I’ll run them off riggers and slide divers. Usually I’ll run burners on one side and clean spoons on the other then adjust to what the fish want. I set them back same as a clean spoon. Some days the burners do well-worth having a few on the boat. To me more speed tolerant than a regular worm harness.
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    The engine should self drain fine-lower the motor down as far as you can to be sure water is out. The other area to check is lower unit oil-pull drain plug check for any sign of water like milky oil. Any doubt change and refill. Also not a bad idea to pull prop and grease shaft. The more service you do in the fall means less work in spring.
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    Solid Kicker Bracket

    Dropping and Lifting by hand- when I update kicker I would look into power tilt. I have a backer plate under the mount and a safety chain for kicker. Also use a ratchet strap to boat tie down to keep kicker tight when running. Found a couple pictures from when I setup boat originally.
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    Solid Kicker Bracket

    I use an Adventure Marine fixed kicker bracket on my Proline with a Stainless Marine bracket. I just tilt kicker when not in use. For steering I have brackets on hydraulic steering and kicker for quick connect rod. Pretty common on west coast to run kickers this style. I've had people comment that the setup looked like a factory option.
  15. Ten Percent - a good source for reel repair and reel parts is Tuna's Reel Troubles in Ludington, Michigan. If your Daiwa's are the Great Lakes Series you might find limited parts availability. I run a variety of Daiwa line counters from Saltist series to 47SGLCA's. IMO the reel is the place to put your money and you can save some bucks on trolling rods. Diver reels can get a workout especially if you spend time on Lake O as well as Erie.