J. Sparrow

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  1. On a flat lake, I agree....... on big water, with a rough lake, in an aluminum boat, hull design can make a huge difference.
  2. The problem now is finding a flat lake to get out on.
  3. Perhaps my experience isn't typical, but when I've been striking out and try an area with a bunch of boats, it never helps my catch. I'm better off like you lineman, and looking for a school by myself. The fish I got yesterday were definitely moving through. Most of the day, I would see small groups of fish come and go.
  4. Yesterday, while perch fishing out of the Catt, there were a couple guys on the radio who were obviously walleye fishing, and their reports were thin. Sounded like a struggle for the 2 or 3 fish they had. But, there were definitely boats leaving the harbor all day, running out to fish for walleye.
  5. I also fished off the Catt, and took a limit out of 63 fow. Beautiful day out there today. Probably my last Erie trip this season.
  6. Nice Report .... thank you.
  7. I have the stacker version, and it's as nice as the "regular" one....... The only comment is that it works fine on "normal" downrigger cable, but does not work on coated cable (for Depthraider).
  8. We had fatheads, and that was all we used...... also had salted, but never went to them.
  9. after a limit of walleyes yesterday, out of the Catt, we went on a perch search, and in 4 hours, found 2 different locations that held some fish. We wound up with 50ish fish, but some of the fish from the first location in 65 fow were absolute beasts, 13+". Spitting up gobies.
  10. I've wondered the same thing wojo....... Off Erie Pa. the lake is similar in depth to SP and the Catt, and they target perch all summer...???
  11. I imagine it's a pretty "tough spot" for Gander and others to be in........ There's just not enough hunting and fishing foot traffic to support a brick and morter H/F store. Prior to the internet, it was easier to count on locals to do some amount of business in your store, but now it's way easier to click through your order........ you can always find exactly what you want (assuming you know), it takes 5X less time to order, and it's delivered to your door........ Tough to compete with that. The only downside is you need to plan a little better to have the items when you need them.
  12. Pretty much the same Catt report as the reports above except we spent our time in 90 - 95 fow....... and constant fish on the screen. miles of fish. What concerns me is the lack of bait...... I don't think we marked one pod of bait........ They are all nerved up about alewives on Ontario. Is anyone concerned about these 2 year classes of walleyes eating Lake Erie out of bait?
  13. my current boat is a 2015 Crestliner Commander and I like the room it offers, the trailerability, and the ability to handle water.... nice high gunwales .... 115 Merc 4 stroke with a Merc 9.9 ProKicker.....I can't speak for the Lunds, but I love the Crestliner. I've owned a Starcraft Islander 191V, and a Trophy 2052........ Each boat offers a little something different, but at this point in my life, the Commander is perfect.
  14. Sweet video............ What do you look for as a typical staging area? Depth? Structure? Flow from a local river/creek?
  15. Chamberlains are the way to go..... As for weights and cable blowback, 12lb weights or heavier, and torpedo design have worked well.