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sherman brown

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. check around on the net and see if you have any boat salvage yards close to you.
  4. 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.
  5. I guess thats why mine wont pump if it doesn't have oil pressure. once the engine stops so does the pump.
  6. 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.
  7. are you making sure the choke is working. motors are extreamely cold natured if the choke isn't working. I have a 5.7 mercruiser. I don't think it would start before it run the battery down without the choke. make sure its working when you try starting your motor.
  8. I went back and read your post again. now I know it has a volvo . my mercruiser has an electric that was put in with the new motor. but it wont start pumping without oil pressure. so if it sets for a time it is a bit** to get it started. what I do is start it by priming it and keep the motor running long enough for the pump to start fueling. so it is important to know if it has electric pump? if yours has the electric pump that only starts pumping with oil pressure then try priming it by pouring about 1 or 2 ounces of gas down in the carb. and if your bold enough to keep pouring enough gas in the carb and see if it will keep running on its own after about a minute or a litte longer. but you may not have an electric or it may have an electric that doesn't need oil pressure to pump. take a gas line loose and have someone crank it over while you watch and see if its pumping gas.
  9. i'm still guessing its not getting fuel or your getting to mush fuel. tapping the carb pretty hard with the handle of a large screwdriver might fix the problem if the needle valve is stuck. another thing that might be causing your problem is the fuel pump is bad. what motor are you running?? is it a outboard or mercruiser?? either one being bad could cause it to start up and run the gas out of the carb but once it does then it wont get any more gas causing it to die and not start back up. do you have a mechanical or a electrical?? all the mechanical fuel pumps that i've seen uses a rubber diaframe. if they teal or gets a hole in it your motor will starve for fuel.
  10. I think I got the icom radio with built in gps. its about the middle of the pack radio. I used it out of Geneva and talked with guys as far away that I hadn't been away to before. but I also use a n9'.6" antenna. I got it off ebay when the seller had a big discount. it is the Shakespeare 5399 9.5 antenna.
  11. if you have the old type gas line you might want to replace them. some times the old line will get stopped up from the inner lining gets stopped up from using regular gas. when the lining comes apart inside the line stopping the gas flow to the motor. what you should do is to take a small gas tank with gas and bypass the main line. hook up the portable tank and see if it will run. i
  12. the antenna is the heart of not getting good range .just about any radio will work as long as you have a good antenna. I recommend the Shakespeare 5225 xt. they cost a little over 100.00. I forget the brand radio I bough last yr. but most of the radios the cost of the radios I checked before I bought and the cost is depending on the bells and whistles you want. I bought a new one with built in gps. and registered it through boatus.com. the one I bought off ebay was on sale for 189.00. I just wanted to get one with built in gps. and I was well pleased with the one I got.
  13. the water separator can be cause major headaches. sounds like a fuel problem. and the water can be your problems.
  14. just checked cabelas web site and the sealine sg lc5 reels are only 69.88 each with free shipping for any size you want. you cant beat this price.
  15. I like to throw a couple of galeforcetackle.com walleye spoons on when running harnesses. when I have 4 people or more on the boat I run 6 divers with harnesses and 2 downriggers with spoons back about 25'. the short leads gives a better action running at harness speeds usually 1.8 to 2.0. doctor death, reverse muffin are my best colored spoons.
  16. are you looking for trolling reels? I use daiwa sg17lca and sg17lc3b reels for erie and they serve me very well. if you want top of the line it would be tekota reels. the 17 is small light and easy to handle but big enough for erie. you can get the 17 reels off ebay for around 80.00 with free shipping. right now cabelas has a sale on the sealine lc5 reels at 75.00 to 79.00 each depending on the size you get. and I think anything over 50.00 is free shipping.
  17. harnesses can be run with inline weights on big or little boards. I prefer divers like dipsy, dreamweaver deeper diver, or the ones I use the lite bite slide diver. I started with the dipsy but had trouble with the rings. so I switched to the deeper diver which doesn't use rings. then I read about the lite bite that has a lure tension release. I don't use the slide part of the diver just the lite bite feature. I recommend the lite bite because the lure tension can be set loose and the diver will release on small fish. I even get releases on most white perch. the next one would be the deeper diver (fishusa.com) then last would be the dipsy. the lite bite has rings but i've never had one come off. when letting out divers with harnesses you want to let them out slow (use the clicker on your reel) or they will tangle. I recommend going out on a charter that fishes with divers, or filling open seats to get as much schooling at fishing them. spoons was the hot ticket this yr trolled at 2.8 to 3.0 mph. we fished harnesses at 1.6 to 2.0 1st but catching was slow. we had heard about the spoon bite and switched to spoons. with 6 divers we had a 5 man limit in just under 5 hrs.
  18. in the water! just kidding, lake erie is usually hot in april.
  19. thanks for the dates. I should be back by then. so I might try to make it.
  20. those are some awesome looking cranks for those who fish cranks. can you tell me the dates of the Columbus show?
  21. nothing like jawbreaker, dr death, reverse muffin, and all the other great colors at gale force tackle to fill your box. just click on store then walleye spoons then pick your colors. I could list more that has caught fish for me but the ones listed above have worked best. the paint stays on like glue.
  22. I have a 21' cobia glass boat with 350 mercruiser now that will actually troll down to slow with the 2 36" bags I have. in calm water I only use 1 bag to get me down to 1.5 to 2.0. I troll with the wind on rough days using both bags. still have to bump the motor up just a little to run 1.8 to 2.0.
  23. for early trolling use cranks with snap or inline weights and troll slow 1.0 to 1.5 seems to work good. when the water warms then spoons and harnesses come into play. by mid july the fishing in the central basin is usually hot. but we usually do good on harnesses running 1.8 to 2.0 but this yr it was all spoons at 2.8 to 3.0. we were getting 5 man limits with 6 rods in just over 4 hrs. but we heard of guys getting limits in much less time. early to mid july this yr the fish were in close. we got our fish in 58' to 65' of water fishing 25' to 45' deep. or 100' to 150' leads on our lite bite slide divers.
  24. I have never heard of lake yuri. but for catching eyes on erie it would help to know which basin your planning to fish. you can start fishing the reefs in the western basin as early as april. you can drift and cast 3/4 oz to 1 oz jigs tipped with emerald shiners. or you can join the trollers. by mid may you can start drift fishing weight forward spinners or trolling crank baits around the cans or islands in the western basin. by mid july the bite in the central basin gets going good. you can get earlier fish in the central basin. but I like later in the yr.
  25. when I switched from the western to the central basin I didnt know anything about fishing the central basin. and I had never even seen a dipsey used. I went out on a charter 2 times that used dipsey's. I learned more in those 2 days than I could have learned in yrs by myself. after the 2 trips I was able to go out and run 6 divers. we did get our share of tangles. the worst tangles came when we would get the diver on the wrong side of the boat. money spent on a charter is the best money you will ever spend on fishing erie. if you know how you want to fish take a charter that fishes that program. dipsey's, inline boards, big boards, or drift fishing the western basin are a few of the ways to fish erie. if you want to do inline boards going with one that does dipsey's isn't going to teach you anything about inline boards. I started with dipsey's with rings. but the rings kept coming off. they were a pain, I even tried gluing them on. then I think it was walker that came out with the deeper diver which was the same size as the dipsey with rings, but the deeper diver had no rings. so I switched to the deeper diver and it was much better. I think dreamweaver has the deeper diver now. later I came across the lite bite slide diver and switched again. I don't use the slide part of the diver. I just tie to the front then take about 12" of heavy braid and tie to a split ring then lace it through the back and in the lite bite arm. I tie on my snubber then use about 6 or 7 ft fluro 20# for my leader. if you don't use snubbers you can tie your leader to the split ring and lace it through the back. the lite bites uses rings but in the yrs i've used them i've never had one come off. set the front tension just tight enough to not get false releases. then set the lure tension as loose as you can and not get false releases. how many times i've reeled my lure in and had a small fish on it. well the lite bite trips on most small fish even small white perch.
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