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    i guess i'll put my 2 cents worth in if you don't...

    i guess i'll put my 2 cents worth in if you don't mind. i started by going out on a charter that ran dipsies. learned to run 3 dipsies per side. made 2 trips with him before going on my own. i...
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    i troll erie and never stop the boat to bring...

    i troll erie and never stop the boat to bring fish in. but have been known to slow boat down to less than 1 mph then bump in and out of gear as needed to get a big fish boated.
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    i did the ice fishing thing many yrs ago. but we...

    i did the ice fishing thing many yrs ago. but we had a few mild winters that we didn't have much ice. so i didn't go fishing. then when we started getting good ice i just kept putting it off. then...
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    i would say nothing hurt at this point. the main...

    i would say nothing hurt at this point. the main problem with water is if there is enough in there it will freeze and expand and crack the housing. we haven't had any real low temps at this point....
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    i have the cannon single axis ratcheting holders...

    i have the cannon single axis ratcheting holders with tracks and they are absolutely an awesome setup. these rod holders are 61.46 at amazon plus the tracks. i got 24" tracks and just didn't have the...
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    I went to lite bite slide divers. they are the...

    I went to lite bite slide divers. they are the best diver I've found. in rough water or when catching small fish is when they really shine. I just use them like a dipsy and don't use the slide part...
  7. Thread: Spoons

    by sherman51
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    I use sampo ball bearing swivels with all my...

    I use sampo ball bearing swivels with all my spoons and harnesses. just good insurance to prevent line twist.
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    my guess would be the fuse under the hood for the...

    my guess would be the fuse under the hood for the running lights. just look at your fuse block in the manual for your truck and it'll show which fuse is for your running lights. this fuse is very bad...
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    the piranha from academy.com for 32.99 is a good...

    the piranha from academy.com for 32.99 is a good knife. but the best fillet knife I've found was carving knives I got at wall mart for 9.00.
  10. Thread: Spoons

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    you might want to check out galeforcetackle.com...

    you might want to check out galeforcetackle.com for some cheaper spoons. I switched to them a few yrs ago and they work just as good as stingers. but the paint holds up much better on the gale force...
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    yeah the marina is in the state park. as soon as...

    yeah the marina is in the state park. as soon as you turn off hwy 534 into the park the marina is to the right at the stop sign. there is no fee to launch and they have a great ramp. the marina store...
  12. those are some great looking fish and happy...

    those are some great looking fish and happy fishermen. thanks for sharing your story and for the update on border crossing. I'm sure a lot of people needs to know the laws haven't went into effect...
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    I've tried it all at one time or the other. but...

    I've tried it all at one time or the other. but the patches is the only thing that I've found that really helps me. in rough water I still get a little queasy then I add a little motioneaze behind...
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    when the wind is from the ne or e you can add...

    when the wind is from the ne or e you can add about 1' to 2' to the waves. the wind from the e or ne has the whole lake to build the waves.
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    I use the lite bite slide divers on the central...

    I use the lite bite slide divers on the central basin and have run them as slow a 1.5 with no problems. I set the lite bite arm loose so that little fish will trip them. and I like to run them from...
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    check out ebay for weights. check our...

    check out ebay for weights. check our downriggerrelease.com for the chamberlain release.
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    I used 10# weights when I fished the western...

    I used 10# weights when I fished the western basin. but when I moved my fishing to the central basin I switched to a 13# pancake weight. I only fish them 50' to 60' down the blowback is minimal.
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  18. Thread: Fish Warts?

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    nothing at all to worry about. they are...

    nothing at all to worry about. they are superficial and don't effect the meat.
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    I don't know for sure if the hand held flairs...

    I don't know for sure if the hand held flairs only is legal. I bought a kit with the gun and hand held flairs just for safety. now I just replace the flairs every few yrs. my safety is very important...
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    X2 on going with a fixed mount and a good...

    X2 on going with a fixed mount and a good antenna. a hand held is good for a very short distance or around the docks. but just doesn't have enough range for erie. and remember the antenna is the...
  21. Thread: Gratitude!

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    I'd like to just add a big thank you to all our...

    I'd like to just add a big thank you to all our members that share there knowledge with us guys that's still learning how and where to fish this vast body of water.you guys have been so much help....
  22. Thread: Flare Kit

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    I have the flare kit that's round and holds both...

    I have the flare kit that's round and holds both the hand held flares and the gun and flares. I've had it for many yrs and just replace the flares every 3 yrs.


    you would be surprised at how many...
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    I used a trolling plate for about 30+ yrs. I...

    I used a trolling plate for about 30+ yrs. I tried drift socks once and didn't like using them at all. so I kept using the plate. we were up at Geneva oh and found a set of trolling bags in the...
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    I have a 21' cobia glass boat with a 350...

    I have a 21' cobia glass boat with a 350 mercruiser. I have 2 36" bags that I use. I like to troll with the wind and most of the time I use both bags. but when the wind is light I only need 1 bag to...
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    79 is the most popular channel for the western...

    79 is the most popular channel for the western basin. but there are a lot of the older guys that use 68. if you have scan on your radio set it to monitor both channels. the central basin channel 68...
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