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    Not sure how long your trolling runs were but if...

    Not sure how long your trolling runs were but if you catch a couple fish, mark that spot on your map and if you go 10 or 15 mins without a fish, make a big turn back over that mark.

    If you don't...
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    Dave, We will get them to work next time. I...

    Dave,
    We will get them to work next time. I never thought to put one of those on the bouncer. BTW I got out again Sunday morning and went west of islands. Nada fish, nada bite in 3 hours. Started to...
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    Thank you Captain Juls for all your thorough...

    Thank you Captain Juls for all your thorough reports. You make it possible for others to learn from your success which I think is rare.

    I noticed your screenshot of the perch marks on your Hbird....
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    I think it is a stretch to say the goldies come...

    I think it is a stretch to say the goldies come from same areas as asian carp. If you have facts about this please elaborate. There are laws now that prevent moving bait fish across state lines, so I...
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    we have had lunch or dinner at "the keys" last 3...

    we have had lunch or dinner at "the keys" last 3 years now. Great experience and food each time. Now that I know they have a dock, I might try it next time.
    thank you,
    Rickerd
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    I imagine most people use the longer rods for...

    I imagine most people use the longer rods for dipsys so you can stick the rod off the side parallel to water and get them further off to the side. Also, dipsys want to run on braid line and TTs run...
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    nice report. sounds like your second day you had...

    nice report.
    sounds like your second day you had a better average size though at 14# for 26 fish.
    Rickerd
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    Branhamauto, I'm just trying to get him started...

    Branhamauto,
    I'm just trying to get him started trolling. with only 2 onboard 1 usually has to steer the boat. With the fishing we've had this year, it is tough for someone learning to troll to take...
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    there are many days when I just run (2) flatlines...

    there are many days when I just run (2) flatlines off the back and do well even limits.

    It is easiest to start by flatlining 2 rods off the back. (no boards or divers is flatlining) I run a tt40...
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    according to windy.com, the east winds won't blow...

    according to windy.com, the east winds won't blow hard until Sunday evening. looks like 10 knots or less now. If the forecast is true, fishing and boating should be fine.
    Rickerd
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    Dave, I'm usually inclined to think the same...

    Dave,
    I'm usually inclined to think the same about the warm surface water moving west but the surface water off west of catawba was 74 degrees on memorial day. Last saturday it was 67. I know the...
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    Now back to the wind. Looks like wind forecast is...

    Now back to the wind. Looks like wind forecast is calling for SE winds on Saturday. So you will be fine within a few miles of shore and its only up to 12knots so not that bad out further.

    I was...
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    eriepro? Why would you quote me regarding gun...

    eriepro?
    Why would you quote me regarding gun crap?
    Why would you comment about it at all? You don't have to read it or agree with it.
    Your comments have nothing to do with fishing either.
    ...
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    NE winds might keep the walleye in the westbasin...

    NE winds might keep the walleye in the westbasin longer. cooler water, baitfish too.
    I have had good days with east winds, just not over 15 mph.
    Rickerd
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    those strong NE winds we had for a couple weeks...

    those strong NE winds we had for a couple weeks might have something to do with it.
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    I guess you can start by considering a pack the...

    I guess you can start by considering a pack the "no wake" zone.
    When moving back up to start a drift, go outside the pack or separate from other boats by about 150 ft. This is 3 casting distances...
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    I bought the SOS light a couple years ago, based...

    I bought the SOS light a couple years ago, based on advice from a USCG officer I know. I do like it and this is what I was told. You have to buy new batteries for it every year and keep the receipt...
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    wow that ranger is tougher than the jeep. Thank...

    wow that ranger is tougher than the jeep. Thank you for a good report.
    I did get out sunday afternoon by myself. Wife was napping. I landed 4 keepers on worms drifting off west side of catawba. ...
  19. Thread: spring fishing

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    I have jigged them a few times and love it. Its...

    I have jigged them a few times and love it. Its the only time I consistently get good bite and great fight from the walleyes. Even better than drifting during Summer. They really hit like bullets and...
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    Baron, I just happened to be going to see OMS...

    Baron,
    I just happened to be going to see OMS yesterday and caught your post before I went. Sounds like you had a good experience. I mentioned that to Lee. I should have had you talk to Lee, they...
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    You might be interested in using a...

    You might be interested in using a "Stay-N-Charge" unit. It will charge your trolling batteries while the main motor is running, once your house batteries are fully charged. I've used one on my boat...
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    Give Mark a call at Outboard Motor Service a call...

    Give Mark a call at Outboard Motor Service a call at 419) 734-2224
    They will know and help you out. Most reasonable, intelligent people I've had work on my boats. They only work on Johnson,...
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    sounds like we can use 7-9 inch stickbaits in...

    sounds like we can use 7-9 inch stickbaits in walleye and rainbow trout colors to target them.
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    great report. How do you like the new...

    great report.

    How do you like the new Evinrude? Is it as quiet as the 4-strokes?
    I've used a Etec 90hp and it is awesome but never heard the big ones run before.

    rickerd
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    I love casting too. Spent an hour Saturday night...

    I love casting too. Spent an hour Saturday night 5/28 casting with my 11 yo. We were just south of Clinton reef. We caught a fish almost every cast with harnesses. must have caught a dozen undersize...
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