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    Good idea Juls on changing that dipsey to a 2...

    Good idea Juls on changing that dipsey to a 2 setting.That is exactly how we got a tangle yesterday.My 3 setting with 90 lead came up and tangled my inline board.What a mess.Had to cut.With a storm...
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    Some guys switch to single hook with spoons but...

    Some guys switch to single hook with spoons but have not heard of single hooks on cranks.Think single hook May put a crank out of balance and may not swim properly.
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    That's the first I have heard this years hatch...

    That's the first I have heard this years hatch could have been another good one.That would be remarkable to add another good class to the 2015 and 2018 hatch.There has been some speculation on the...
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    As our ret cap said,the satellite view will tell...

    As our ret cap said,the satellite view will tell you where the algae bloom is progressing.Would love to have frequent views of our western end in the spring to see the muddy,stained and clean...
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    When we are using multiple inline boards on one...

    When we are using multiple inline boards on one side and an outside board has a fish,i grab the rod which is 8'6" and go to opposite side of boat and reel fairly fast.The board will sort of skip on...
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    Thanks Sam,gonna run more cranks next time out...

    Thanks Sam,gonna run more cranks next time out and set the lead and 2oz sinker the way do it.Most posts I read go 20ft then 2oz sinker but I will try it your way with 50ft lead first.
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    The algae bloom does not effect the health of the...

    The algae bloom does not effect the health of the fish or contaminate the filets.Pooh Bear told me years ago the algae did not effect the catch rate of fishing either.The warmer waters effects the...
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    Thanks Sam,We fished sunday and yes spoons did...

    Thanks Sam,We fished sunday and yes spoons did slow down catching.Had one bandit out that did catch 3 fish but only had inline boards out second half of day,because had 4ftrs the first half.I didn't...
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    Interesting Nfreund that you commented on the...

    Interesting Nfreund that you commented on the bouy info.When we are planning to fish I start looking at the IWindsurf app for Erie West location.Around 2 days out is when you have a good idea on wind...
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    We also fished back in the 80s and 90s casting...

    We also fished back in the 80s and 90s casting mainly west of bass islands.We became friends with a charter in our marina.He gave us a laminated paper that had numbers for like 40 locations that only...
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    Trolling east kellies 8/11

    We were initially going to fish Friday,but wind looked iffy so moved it to Sunday.IWindsurf kept changing forcast right up to last moment.They had wind sunday morning at 8am at 15mph out SW then 11am...
  12. Thread: Dipsy depth

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    Just looked at my dipsey chart and it is based on...

    Just looked at my dipsey chart and it is based on 20lb mono.My #1 dipsey with ring on 3 setting shows 24ft deep too.I would say the braid would run it a foot or two deeper.That 15ft deep is incorrect.
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    Started runner 8" snubbers a couple seasons ago...

    Started runner 8" snubbers a couple seasons ago and they have virtually eliminated the tangles I was getting when I was setting out the dipsey and it would spin.
  14. Thread: Dipsy depth

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    2 what Ben said.30lb braid still thinner...

    2 what Ben said.30lb braid still thinner diameter than 20lb mono
  15. I would say color does not matter on BB

    I would say color does not matter on BB
  16. Capt Sam,we fished same area Saturday and got a...

    Capt Sam,we fished same area Saturday and got a quick limit trolling spoons off our dipseys.We did not catch anything bigger than 20" though.Was wondering what lure you caght the two fish ohio on.My...
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    Looks like we fished same area as Juls today.Was...

    Looks like we fished same area as Juls today.Was a bouncy ride to the area and was difficult to stand up at times.We too caught a fish before could put out second rod.The bite was quick this morning...
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    What coolyfarm is talking about is calibrating...

    What coolyfarm is talking about is calibrating your reels.If calibrated properly,the number of feet on counter will be exactly how much line is actually out.I started calibrating my rods and a few of...
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    That's power pro braid 30lb test

    That's power pro braid 30lb test
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    Most people use braid powered 30lb test.Most guys...

    Most people use braid powered 30lb test.Most guys saying you should use hi vis yellow,to better see the line.Does not effect the bite any.Thanks walleye huntin.Most of what we do trolling has been...
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    Lucky duck,what both proceeding post is correct...

    Lucky duck,what both proceeding post is correct but can add that the rods are easier to read in horizontal position.The rod tips don't bounce as much and if got more than one rod out on that side can...
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    Yeah walleye huntin,the more weapons in your...

    Yeah walleye huntin,the more weapons in your arsenal the better hunter you become.I used to think the guys who used dipsey were poor trollers because weren't using boards.But have learned the art of...
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    Rod length not important.But when using dipseys...

    Rod length not important.But when using dipseys you want your rod positioned horizontal in the rod holder,so rod tip is just a couple feet from water.Its also important to be consistant when letting...
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    What Do Charter Captains Dream About

    I recently read one of Juls fishing reports and she posted that she had some weird dreams she remembered.That got me thinking about what goes on inside the heads of our charter captains on Erie.I...
  25. That's great capt Sam that your teenager and...

    That's great capt Sam that your teenager and others can learn some life lessons at that marine military academy.Sure they learned some discipline and had some physical activities.
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