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    I don't know anything about the boat you have but...

    I don't know anything about the boat you have but I 19' deep v is ideal for Erie. I fished Erie with an 18' Cherokee aluminum boat for yrs. it handled 2 to 3 ft waves beautifully. but in larger...
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    with the price of a small fish finder with GPS I...

    with the price of a small fish finder with GPS I wouldn't go out on the big pond without one. at cabelas they have a helix 5 with chartplotter for 299.00 and a helix 7 with chartplotter for 399.00....
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    if your fishing walleye i'd put 250 yrds of 15#...

    if your fishing walleye i'd put 250 yrds of 15# mono backing on the reel then fill the reel almost full with 30# power pro braid. don't cut the line but reset the counter and pull off 100' on the...
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    i troll with the wind. better speed and boat...

    i troll with the wind. better speed and boat controll.
  5. fished geneva the last 3 days counting today. got...

    fished geneva the last 3 days counting today. got 2 man limits tues and wed by noon, got our limit today in 1 hr and 20 minutes. 350 wire and 165 on a 3.5 setting and 120 on a 1 setting with dipsies...
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    i dont reel but let the boat and wind do the...

    i dont reel but let the boat and wind do the work. i like to start with a 3/8 oz then let out 75' to 100' of line using a spinning reel. if the bites slow I'll try heavier weights 1/2 or 5/8. i have...
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    we trolled the 30 to 40 ft 1 day early and caught...

    we trolled the 30 to 40 ft 1 day early and caught a few keepers. but mostly got shorts. in your case it would be worth trying it some morning.
  8. I would start at 72' and troll to 74' and see if...

    I would start at 72' and troll to 74' and see if I caught fish. I would either troll west from 72' to 74' or NE from 72'. if we got 71' or below we got nothing but shorts, sheep, and white bass. if I...
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    you need to go to deeper water and fish deeper...

    you need to go to deeper water and fish deeper right now. we were not getting any keepers until we hit 72' to 74' fishing 45' to 50' down. we were marking tons of fish on the bottom but they weren't...
  10. we were marking tons of fish deep but no takers....

    we were marking tons of fish deep but no takers. we fished them for 2 hrs and only caught 2 fish. moved everything up to target the fish we were marking at or near 50' and started catching fish....
  11. what depth were you fishing? all our fish came...

    what depth were you fishing? all our fish came from 45 to 50 ft down. 3 setting 170 back 2 setting 150 back 1 setting 135 back, downrigger set at 45 down. heard wire was doing great at 320 to 350....
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    the tekota's are top of the line and the price...

    the tekota's are top of the line and the price shows it. but the sealine sg17lc3b is the only reel you'll ever need for Erie. I've been using the sg17lca for many yrs that was used when i bought them...
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    thanks so much for the info. but what is this...

    thanks so much for the info. but what is this cold front going to do to the fishing? it was a little to rough to fish today for us. but we'll try again tomorrow morning.
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    i have the older sealine sg17lca reels with power...

    i have the older sealine sg17lca reels with power handles that I run on the left side of the boat. I bought them used off eBay some yrs ago and they've been bulletproof. I have the newer sg17lc3b...
  15. Thread: Snagged Line

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    a few yrs ago I snagged something on my line....

    a few yrs ago I snagged something on my line. reeled it in and a wireline was on my harness. started hand lining it in and felt something heavy. got it to the boat and the junior thunderstick had a 4...
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    usually, i find the bail is bent is bent. take...

    usually, i find the bail is bent is bent. take the screw out of the small end of the bail and gently bend it to where the hole in the bail matches up with the hole in the reel. it doesn't hurt to use...
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    i have a decent roller trailer for 600.00 but...

    i have a decent roller trailer for 600.00 but it's in Muncie Indiana. if your interested send me a message.
  18. Thread: Spoon size

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    man you have nothing but questions, LOL. as far...

    man you have nothing but questions, LOL. as far as spoon size most people like the smaller 2 3/8 to 2 1/2. as for brand I usually stick with stinger scorpions or galeforcetackle.com. both catch fish...
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    i would think a 15 to 25 count would be a lot...

    i would think a 15 to 25 count would be a lot better than a 6 to 10 count. we always just let out about 100' of line with spinning reels and drifted letting the boat do the work.
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    i run the 3 setting in the front and middle diver...

    i run the 3 setting in the front and middle diver on 2 but only let out 15' less on the middle diver then the 1 diver in the back 15' less than the middle diver. when letting out outside divers i let...
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    I first started fishing erie we drift fished the...

    I first started fishing erie we drift fished the western basin. it was common to limit by noon. we just used weight forward spinners loaded with a whole crawler. we used spinning gear and let out...
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    i've been fishing erie for yrs with divers. 1st...

    i've been fishing erie for yrs with divers. 1st with the dipsy then the deeper diver and now with the lite bite slide diver. i use a 6' to 7' seaguar fluro 20# leader. i've tried longer leaders but...
  23. thanks for sharing your story and the fishing...

    thanks for sharing your story and the fishing report. looks like some great eaters. not to big but small enough to eat real good.
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    yes he is entitled to his limit as long as he's...

    yes he is entitled to his limit as long as he's the one to catch them.
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    if you want longer leads us the lite bite slide...

    if you want longer leads us the lite bite slide diver. but i run them like a dipsy with a 6 to 7 ft leader. its all i've ever needed. i've tried longer leads but didnt catch any more fish.

    on the...
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