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Puking Dog

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  1. Buy a couple shallow stick baits (Bomber shallow Long A) and mix them in with you harness spread. Can be run on divers, lead cores, boards or riggers just like a harness. Some days they will out perform a harness.
  2. I have a bunch of Diawa Sealine 47LC's and they are OK. The bad thing about them is the little threaded cap and spring (under the star drag knob) tends to fall off and you don't notice till it's gone. It controls the free spool friction. When it falls off the little spring inside also falls off and both parts end up in the bilge or are lost forever and you then have to find or buy replacement parts. It only happens to my Diawa's, none of my other reels. Aside from that they are pretty good reels with fairly good drags. They are kind of small for lead core reels but you don't really need line counters for lead core reels. I use the metal ( not complete plastic) Cabela's Depthmaster Gold's. Never pay full price, wait till they are on sale or you have a 20% off coupon. I have picked them up for around $75 each on sale. They will hold up to 7 cores and backing and 100 feet of leader. They also make good down rigger reels because again you don't need line counter's for that application. My diver reels are all rigged with metal line and twilly tips. I use big Okuma CW453D because I use the same rods for Ontario salmon and Erie walleye. They work good. I would love to try a $200 Tekota, but I'm too cheap.
  3. Bottom bouncing is great, but the more lines you get in the water the better, so trolling is the way to go. In the hard years you need to get farther away from the boat because boat scares the fish to the side before you lines and lure even get there. That means dipseys and boards. For boards you got to decide big boards or in lines. I prefer big boards and use plastic folding Cannon boards because they fold up for storage in boat and work great. Mast is expensive, but nothing cheap about fishing. A couple of dipseys are cheap and a good way to start and easy to use. Stick with it and you will get the hang of it. ace
  4. I usually have some on the boat in case I run out of real crawlers and they work OK. I have had good luck with purple ones. I sometimes use the Berkley spray on scent also when running spoons and plastic worms. I also know guys that spray WD-40 on their spoons for scent.
  5. try Dicks. Last time I was there (at Milestrip location) they had some, but color selection was limited. Lot of them leak water and most people know that and stopped buying them. I suspect quality control issues is why they are going out of business. They do have great action if you get one that doesn't leak. I've heard of people painting the seam with clear nail polish but haven't tried it yet on my leakers. The watermelon (rainbow trout) Renoski is very effective on some days these last couple of years.
  6. Like thumburn says, it just doesn't seem to matter these days. I just bought a fruity crush, that looks killer but haven't got it wet yet. Next calm day. I run them off dipsey's, lead core and down riggers. All work. I stay away from running sticks on jets, because if you get one that pulls hard enough, it will flip the jet over and you will be dragging it on the surface and not know unless it's a calm day and you need to pay attention. Done it more than once. Deep diving Bomber long A's used to be my go to stick in the old days, but they will flip a jet every time. I just long line them on the boards. Ace
  7. Renoskis some times leak and get water in them which changes the action. You can't tell unless u r using the clear ones. I never liked the wiggle of bay rats or challenger minnows. I now buy shallow diving Bomber long A's from Cabelas or fish USA. They have great action and nice color selection. Still use my renoskis, but ain't buying anymore.
  8. Fished in front of Catt creek Friday afternoon 1PM till 6:30 PM Got 8 fish off 4 rods. 2 dipseys, 2 down riggers. 2 stick baits, 2 worm harnesses. All took fish. Colors didn't seem to matter. Best fishing in 80 FOW. (1) 5 pounder, the rest smaller fish but didn't catch any under 18 inches. Downrigger depth of 52 worked best and big dipseys were set on 3 with 150 back and 175 back (wire divers). Could of put out 2 more rods on boards, but didn't bother cause action was fast enough for me without them. Ace
  9. Fished Catt Tuesday in 50 fow. Got 3 in half an hour then the rain came hard and we ran when lighting hit the lake. Lighting strike appeared to off Stugeon, close to the Canadian line. I think there was a reported water spout down closer to Pa. South wind. One fish on down rigger, one on large dipsey, set on 3, 100 feet back. Third fish on 20 foot jet, 200 feet back on big boards. All 3 on worm harnesses.
  10. I just use my down rigger rods but I use big boards most of the time instead of in line boards.
  11. You can see the sand bar. Birds are sitting on it. Track hoe and pit truck are there, but not running while I was there. They are certainly not done dredging if a sand bar has the harbor blocked off.
  12. they are not dredging. Went to check 5-3-2018 at noon. No dredge barge on the property. No humans in sight.
  13. Went to Marina today to check on dredging progress. No dredge barge on the premises. There is a track hoe in parking lot and fresh sand on the beach side by the ramps. I assume the sand came from cleaning out the ramps because the machine couldn't reach harbor opening or docks. No access from shore to any of the docks. They are all still in the parking lot. No humans about. No empty trailers in lot. Harbor entrance still blocked by sand bar right to the surface. Lots or birds and cormorant's eating minnows in harbor on shallow side of sand bar
  14. What kind of trolling? Down riggers, lead core, in line planer boards or dipsey divers? For example you wouldn't use in in line board rod on a down rigger. Style of trolling is much more important than brand of reel.
  15. You could invest in a fish hawk td and then you will know exactly plus water temp profile every 5 feet. My brother in law has one and they work great. I'm buying one this summer for my boat.
  16. You will shit yourself when you see the price if you don't rent for the full season. Take an extra pair of underwear. nice harbor though.
  17. Ask Cuomo how many boat ramps could be built for the money he gave to Elon Musk. Democrats don't give a rats ass about us gun clinging deplorables. As long as people don't vote, douch bags like Cuomo will continue to screw us.
  18. Try Hidden Harbor if the new ramps aren't done. I have used those ramps many times and they are nice.
  19. this is 2018 not 2016, how bout deleting this old crap and getting something new on here. just saying
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