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  1. Thread: Open water

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    Looks like most the ramps are ice free and guys...

    Looks like most the ramps are ice free and guys will be fishing soon,from what I have read on OGF.Looks like Sunday with light wind Forcast that will be the day there should be some open water...
  2. Thread: Open water

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    A lot of that ice will blow west tomorrow with...

    A lot of that ice will blow west tomorrow with the good west wind Forcast.Should take a couple weeks for ice in channels and marinas to melt. Looking at 3rd week of March for open water...
  3. Thread: Open water

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    Amazing on how fast the ice is breaking up with...

    Amazing on how fast the ice is breaking up with the current and wind pushing it out of the western basin.Most ice is moving between Pelee and Pelee point and headed west.I guess the ice that formed...
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    Yeah Kent,the weather Bouy was very productive...

    Yeah Kent,the weather Bouy was very productive last season.Caught well there for a quite a long time.But is a haul out to the middle of the lake.Hope they actually deploy that Bouy earlier than they...
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    Was too bad we didnt get that two week cold spell...

    Was too bad we didnt get that two week cold spell in January to make better ice for the ice fishermen.At least they were able to get in some fishing the past week or more.Looking forward to getting...
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    I'm not really sure how slow you can effectively...

    I'm not really sure how slow you can effectively fish dipsies,but they are made to plane down and out at speed.And when they slow down or stall they sink like a weight.We usually do not start using...
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    Yep #1 dipsey and 4.75" walleye deep bandit is...

    Yep #1 dipsey and 4.75" walleye deep bandit is what most are using.
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    Yes,we have an amazing fishery.With the higher...

    Yes,we have an amazing fishery.With the higher water levels contributing to a string of great walleye hatches, have read that there are a record number of walleye in Erie this year.Those 2015 fish...
  9. Thread: Dipsy

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    Yeah fishhawk, with that old school trolling...

    Yeah fishhawk, with that old school trolling experience you have that 0 dipsey was productive to fish with,and still is.As for lures rising or falling in the water column,yes that is a very effective...
  10. Thread: Dipsy

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    Most people trolling with big boards are using...

    Most people trolling with big boards are using true trip 40s.Nothing can beat putting limits on board faster than big boards,braid,TT40s and spoons.Most charters are using that method.The problem of...
  11. Thread: Dipsy

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    If you plan to run 4 rods this spring off planer...

    If you plan to run 4 rods this spring off planer boards,a couple rules to help.Longer lead on outside board.If adding weight to line,keep weight all on same side or inside board.Never try to pull a...
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    I have read where guys use the Smithwick Pefect...

    I have read where guys use the Smithwick Pefect 10 behind dipseys.They have small lips and dont dive much.There are other shallow running cranks you can also use.Capt Eric says he sometimes run...
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    Yes Eric,looking forward to the start of fishing...

    Yes Eric,looking forward to the start of fishing season and seeing my fishing buddies again.Texted Keith yesterday and asked how his leg healing.Said getting better and should be ready for start of...
  14. Thread: Dipsy

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    Agree with Capt Eric on using snubbers.A dipsey...

    Agree with Capt Eric on using snubbers.A dipsey on a 3 setting dives fast and could tangle with an inside line that is not beeper and shorter than the 3 setting.The dipsey with a setting of 2 through...
  15. Thread: Dipsy

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    There really is no info on how far out a dipsey...

    There really is no info on how far out a dipsey runs.That would depend on lead and speed.We run dipseys a lot once the spoon bite starts catching.But we only run 2 dipseys per side and usually are...
  16. Thread: Dipsy 3/0

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    Planer board trolling cranks would produce much...

    Planer board trolling cranks would produce much better than any dipsey imho.
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    I know you post your results and enjoy reading...

    I know you post your results and enjoy reading them.Let us know if the mono does better than braid when pulling cranks too.
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    I've been using 15# Maxima ultragreen.Most guys...

    I've been using 15# Maxima ultragreen.Most guys use 10 or 12# due to diameter closest to dive curve.I used heavier because spooled my buddies rods and he was a novice.Was afraid lighter test he was...
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    Hey eyecrazy,was thinking about your new boat and...

    Hey eyecrazy,was thinking about your new boat and your rod setup with braid.You will be fishing more often in cold water and using cranks with the boat you have now.Could just add 100ft mono to a...
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    Have been satisfied with Diawa sealine SG47lc...

    Have been satisfied with Diawa sealine SG47lc reels I bought for my buddy.Seams like others like the SG27 reel which is smaller in size.They cost around $110 each
  21. Thanks for sharing.Video really well done.Enjoyed...

    Thanks for sharing.Video really well done.Enjoyed the ride past cedar point during first light on a flat lake.That was cool and the drone shots were really neat.Loved the board and tattle flag going...
  22. Thread: Bandit colors

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    The Bandit comes in both deep and shallow...

    The Bandit comes in both deep and shallow styles.I do not have any of the shallow bandits and not sure if can use behind a dipsey.I know people run P10 behind dipseys though.The reason you dont run a...
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    I bought some #7 jointed flicker shad lures at...

    I bought some #7 jointed flicker shad lures at recommendation of Capt Eric.He said they caught really well for him last season.Going to use them on our dipseys at end of our 7ft flourocarbon leaders.
  24. Thread: String

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    Actually Nicholas Zart recommended that mono like...

    Actually Nicholas Zart recommended that mono like 8yrs ago when he worked at the Rodmakers Shop.Im on my second big spool now.Line has worked well for us too.The color is not hi visibility,it blends...
  25. Thread: String

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    I use Maxima ultragreen 15lb test.Most trollers...

    I use Maxima ultragreen 15lb test.Most trollers use mono from 10-12lb test because closest to diameter of line used in dive curves.I use a little heavier line because I spool other peoples lines and...
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