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sherman brown

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  1. i've been out on erie's central basin and lost cell phone service. the marine radio will reach the coast guard when your phone wont work.
  2. we used them a lot on the western basin yrs ago. and I would like to have 100.00 for every fish caught on them. the main reason you don't hear about them catching fish is nobody uses them anymore. if I was still fishing the western basin i'd still be using them.
  3. like already said above the scorpion spoon has a paint problem. just a few fish and you need to change it out. but they do catch fish. I tried the gale force tackle spoons and they caught just as many fish without losing paint. we are pretty much rookies. we was fishing erie's central basin in july. we used gale force jawbreaker, dr death, reverse muffin, then 3 scorpion spoons on the other side. we ran 6 divers 2.8 to 3.0 mph. it took 4 3/4 hrs to get our 5 mon limit. jawbreaker caught a third of the fish. and the one jawbreaker was all we had. vicki at gale force had sent it to me as a sample with my order. this next yr I'm going to start with 3 jawbreaker spoons on one side of my boat. then dr death on the other side with a couple of scorpion spoons on the other side. I like the size of the gale force small spoons or scorpion sized spoons. another good reason for gale force spoons is the price of 4.50 where most other spoons cost more. plus the paint is bullet proof.
  4. yeah I decided to get the icom with built in gps. then just register in with boatus and your ready to go. if you have an emergency just hit the button and the coast guard get all your info and you gps location. you can also run a radio without gps through your boat gps. sherman
  5. have you thought about mounting a board across one of the front corners. then mount the tm to the board. i didnt do a tm but did a minn kota anchor winch this way on the bow of my boat. i couldnr get the winch out past the bow edge. mounted a 2X6 to the boat with the end out far enough for the winch to lift the anchor without the rope rubbing the boat. the only other thing i can think of is using a transom mounted tm.
  6. couldn't find anyplace to post this. just wanted to let you guys know about some out of state fishing. made a trip to md to visit my niece. her man took me fishing on the Potomac river. we used pompano rigs with 2 hooks. used shrimp and cut white perch we caught on the shrimp. day one we did good and I took a few pictures. day two didnt take pictures. but day two was amazing. I used 2 rods and stayed busy from about noon until about 6:00 when I had caught all the cats I wanted to catch. just quit and stuck my rods in the holders. day two I caught at least 50 cats in a half day of fishing. hope this do get deleted. I was going to add pictures but I don't know how. i figured out the pictures
  7. I just made a trip to phoenix and drove back. I seen hundreds and hundreds of acers of barren land in az and nm. why would anyone even think about screwing up lake erie with all this barren land that could be used?
  8. i've been using the lite bite for a few yrs now and they are everything there supposed to be. but I use them like a dipsy. I tie my leader to a o-ring then put on a bead and lace it through the back going through the lite bite arm.
  9. were you fishing your divers deep enough? the deepest i have fished was 65' deep in 75' of water. i know my lite bite slide divers set on 4.5 with 65# power pro at 1.8 to 2.0 gets me down 2.7' for every 10' of line out. to double check this i went to 65' and let out 240' of line and bumped bottom. i got the 2.7 by going to 50' of water and let out line until i bumped bottom. it took 185' to hit bottom. then i devided 185' by 10' which gave me 18.5 times 10'. then i devided 50 by 18.5 which is how many times 10' it took to hit bottom. that gave me a dive curve of 2.7. now its just for reference when running spoons at 2.8 to 3.0. because they dont dive as deep at faster speeds. and you wont get the same dive curve with other divers or lighter line. if the marks was at 75' in 80' of water your leads should have been over 200' out.
  10. will you ship? I would take the light, all hooks, bumpers, gas line, if you still have them. give me a total with shipping.
  11. scorpions do catch fish. but I do great with the galeforcetackle.com walleye size spoons. I have gale force and scorpions on my boat. the gale force is cheaper with the jawbreaker, dr death, reverse muffin being my best. but scorpion has some great colors I cant get from gft. anything purple catches fish, shrimp has been an awesome color.
  12. I have 1 box for my gft spoons and another for my stinger scorpion spoons. the only other spoons I have is some small metallic blue and chrome spoon I picked up at Geneva marina. I don't remember the brand but has been great for sh and eyes.
  13. i've been using seaguar 20# premier fluro for yrs now and it works great. 6' or 7' leaders is all I use for eyes on erie. I tried using longer leaders but my catch rate didnt improve. and the 12' leaders was more trouble than they were worth. I use 20# invisz fluro line on my riggers. probably could go lighter but you just never know when that trophy will hit. and it doesn't seem to bother the fish. may be just as well off with 10# or 12# mono on the riggers but I don't like playing the odds.
  14. have you removed the gas line to see if your getting fuel. or just remove the water/fuel separator if you have one and crank the motor over with something under the separator base to catch fuel. if my motor sets for awhile I need to prime it to get it started and fuel to the carb. I have an electric fuel pump that only works when I have oil pressure. have you tried spraying starting fluid in the carb to see if it fires. or just pour about 2 ounces of gas down the carb. is should start and run for a few seconds. I use gas and once it starts I keep pouring gas in real slow to keep mine running until the pump gets gas to the carb. but all you need is starting fluid to see if it starts. if it starts either your line is blocked or the pump is bad. please let us know if the starting fluid works for you.
  15. I have never seen those before i'll have to put that sight in my favorites. I want to try them next yr as i'm not going this yr.
  16. you can run fixed or free on your rigger. but I would recommend using fixed for walleye. I have never tried it but may give it a try. walleye usually school close to the same depth so having both lures in the strike zone would be better. I would use a swivel and bead a few feet above the bottom lure to keep the slider from going down to the bottom one. I guess a cloths pin would work to fix the slider. but I would get a bag of small electric alligator clips then get auto vacuum hose just a little small than the jaws on the clips. then push the hose over the jaws and cut it off. drop the ball 5' or 10' hook the swivel of the slider to your line and clip it on with the alligator clip. but a slider will run about half way down. if your catching fish down 40 to 50 feet the slider would only be down 20 to 25 feet. but a fixed slider would be very close to the depth your getting fish. I think a 6 or 7 foot 20# fluro leader is all you need.
  17. I would highly recommend going out on a charter that runs divers. I started out with 2 days on the same charter before I went on my own. it was the best money I ever spent on fishing. I didnt know anything about running dipsies. but after the 2 days I was able to run 3 per side with a tangle here and there. by the end of the 1st day we was running things with the help of the charter caption. he set the divers on the 2nd day then we did the rest. 1 I use a 6' to 7' 20# fluro leader. 2 if I get a fish on an outside rod I move to the middle of the boat and wait while keeping the line tight until the fish comes over the inside lines then start reeling it in. 3 if you get a fish that don't release the diver the rod should be back farther than normal. if the fish trips the diver it will either be pulled back more or less than normal. but sometimes its really hard to tell. if a small white perch gets on the only way you can tell is by watching the ends of the rods for small jerks on the rod tip. its a lot of work but unless you use the lite bite slide diver which has a lure tension adjustment on them you should check for small fish or missing worms on harnesses often. you'll learn how often to check them. I could go on all day about using divers but its not practical. one thing I will say is the dreamweaver deeper diver is much better than the dipsy and is the same as the dipsy with the ring on but it doesn't use a ring. the dipsy rings are a pain because they keep coming off. I use the lite bite slide diver now which has rings but they don't come off. I also use it like a dipsy and don't use the slide part. but I would never give up the lite bite feature. it has 2 adjustments 1 for the rod and 1 for the lure tension. I set it very loose so it trips on most very small fish.
  18. its going to happen. it may not be a done deal but i'll venture to say it will be soon.
  19. I fish the central basin of erie with lite bite slide divers. I use 65# power pro main line with a 6' or 7' 20# fluro leader.
  20. I would recommend anyone take a charter out on erie at least once before going out on there own. I was fishing the western basin when a guy I worked with bought a boat from a erie charter caption. part of the deal was to take him out on the central basin. I had been wanting to try the central basin. but I knew nothing about fishing it. so when I got asked to go on this trip I was all over it. I had never even seen a dipsy up close. the capt used 3 dipsies on each side and we had a great time. by the time we was about 3/4 of the day the captain was just laying back and we was doing everything. learnt a lot that day but just not ready yet to go on my own. so I got a trip together where part of us went up thurs and chartered him again for fri. then the rest of the crew came up fri after they got off work. I thought that I was ready for erie's central basin. we headed out sat morning but was only out so far and the boat had already used almost half of our gas. so we turned around and went in. bought 4 gas cans and stored them under the bow and headed out again. but we hadn't checked the weather. it was rough out there so we went back in. so we didnt get to fish on that trip. but bought another boat with a larger gas tank. but the point here is I knew enough to run 3 divers on each side because of the charter we fished with. I still fish the central basin and can get by. I still learn something new just about every trip. but I can fish now. if you've never fished erie I say take a charter out. what you learn is priceless.
  21. check around on the net and see if you have any boat salvage yards close to you.
  22. there is a simple way to see if your getting power to your plugs. remove a plug wire hold it about 1/8" from the block and have someone crank the motor. if its getting power the spark will just from the wire to the block. the throttle position sensor could be bad. it shuts the motor down for just a second while its going into gear. or the sensor could be bad. this would cause it not to start. another way to see if its getting a spark would be to get a can of starting fluid spray some down the carb then crank the motor over. if it starts its a fuel problem. if it doesn't at least you know it not getting power to the plug.
  23. I guess thats why mine wont pump if it doesn't have oil pressure. once the engine stops so does the pump.
  24. I always love it when father and son makes memories with each other. but my dad passed away when he was 39 yrs old and I was just a tot. I have no memories of him at all. but when i'm gone my sons will have good memories of hunting and fishing. kudo's to you for making good memories with him.
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