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caracajourookie
caracajourookie
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10/1/14 1:30 PM CST
Dear charter guides: Have a group of 6 looking for a charter trip out if Port Washington next spring/early summer. 2, maybe 3 consecutive days. 1 cheesehead and 5 Iowegians. Would like to hit the Kings or maybe the Coho run. Possibly both. If you are one of those successful charters that seem impossible to find please shoot me an email: Phil Lenox plenox69@gmail.com 608-449-6800 I live on Lake Koshkonong near Fort Atkinson and have concluded that it is our largest dead sea in WI. Time to adjust the plan.

caracajourookie
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10/1/14 1:10 PM CST
Cabela's has a new troll plate out called a "Troll-N-Go" that I am very pleased with. Bulletproof. Not cheap but impossible to break by forgetting to pull it up. You return it to the up position by accelerating through the release. Hang on when you do the first few drive through's because it gives one hell of a hole shot when it releases. I'm not kidding on this. I've had my bow man end up two seats to the rear when he forgot to hang on. It gets me down to 0.4 MPH in an 18' Lund Alaskan with a 75HP Merc 4 stroke. For those wanting to slow down on the cheap we used to use two 14 tires tied together two feet apart and then strung from the outside edges of the two tires the bow cleats till we had them about 6" below the water line on the bow.. Had to cut some 2" X 6" drain holes in the tire bottoms so we could move. Almost stalled us without them. People laughed but when we needed "slow" we could do it just fine. Hope above mentioned helps. Cool

KYCATS
KYCATS
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10/1/14 10:25 AM CST
JDREWA...looks like my bad luck has struck your boat,the only way to change your luck is to take me fishing 3 times!

jdrewa
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FISHING REPORT
10/1/14 9:55 AM CST
Very slow morning fished 2 hrs 2 guys. Two solid hits just couldn't hook them. Overall it was slow. Looks like I'm going to have to bobber fish with skein.

jdrewa
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FISHING REPORT
9/29/14 6:21 PM CST
Slow and late report from Sunday night. Took a fellow lake linker out in the boat. We had fish on and just couldn't put them in the net. Multiple fish ended up being broken off and lost. Still had fun. The fish are lucky it's blowing and raining tonight at least this way they can avoid my hooks.

JASON WODA
JASON WODA
Joined: 9/1/2001
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FISHING REPORT
9/29/14 6:33 AM CST
Fishing since Wednesday has been nothing short of fantastic. 12-17 fish per trip. We fished from 120 out to 240 with bites coming the whole way. No specific depth was better. Flasher fly spread is key we had white flasher and bullfrog fly combo on every pole but 1 where we ran an NBK on a rigger. Deepest rigger was 60. Dipsys set from 100-150. 7 and 10 color lead core combo stood out. Kings coho rainbow and lake trout were all caught. We will see if it lasts through this front today, but right now it's great. Good luck and see you on the water!


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FISHIN HOLE
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9/26/14 3:36 PM CST
Glad the baits worked out for you Jason!!! It's actually a Mag Lip and Fat Fish that we gave you to test. Good luck with those ducks!


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Lund1700
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9/26/14 2:01 PM CST
I have been using a EasyTroller for three years with a 115HP and I really like it. I gave it a extra notch so I can drop the plate down half way which is usually enough and still gives me control.

http://www.ironwoodpacific.com/store/p/478-EasyTroller-Hinged-Metal-Trolling-Plate.aspx

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jdrewa
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9/26/14 1:23 PM CST
Changed up the program last night. Tested a few new baits a flat fish and fat fish. I stumbled onto these baits at R&R Fishing Hole. They worked very well. I will be adding these into the tackle box for sure! The salmon are going to get a rest this weekend. Headed west look out ducks!!! Just a comment on slowing down your boat. Use buckets cheap and easy. Plus you can use different sizes to get different speeds.

cruiser
cruiser
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Joined: 6/24/2001
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9/26/14 12:43 PM CST
I have a troll o matic on my 115 Merc. It works great only down fall is you lose a little bit of steering control in the rought stuff.

salmon17604
salmon17604
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9/26/14 10:25 AM CST
In regard to slowing the boat down, I was thinking of purchasing the troll-o-matic. It is flexible so there is no issue if you forget to remove it when you gun the engine. Only draw back I heard is it is difficult to steer in reverse. Anybody have any experience with this or other trolling plates? I have a 260hp I/O.

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9/26/14 5:38 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Got out thursday morning ran north east out of the north gap to 100 fow and set up trolled to 200 had amonster hit that snapped a snubber on a wire dipsy set on 1 and 120 out with a agent Orange spoon at about 185 fow then a small choho maybe 2 lbs on a proking mag pearl spoon down 65 on a rigger then the final fish of the day was a 10lb laker out in 200 fow on a nbk spoon down 80 on a rigger in 185 fow while pulling lines. Then ran back and set up just out side the north gap and made a pass down through the main gap and back to the north gap marked piles of fish but no takers

ptuna100
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Joined: 12/29/2007
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9/25/14 3:30 PM CST
I use a 5 gallon bucket to slow my boat down I tie it off to the front cleat and about 5 feet of rope slows me down about 1.5 mph when I put it out. It is the cheapest option and barely notice it's out I have been doing this for about 3 years and I have not noticed any scratches in the boat because of this. The only time you may ever here it hit the boat is in rough water. Hope this helps

banjominnow99
banjominnow99
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9/25/14 11:23 AM CST
Looked into that system as well but it always seemed too complicated. Buy yourself some 18" trolling bags from Amish Outfitters, tie them to a rope with a good knot and then tie the rope to your bow cleats when you're setting up. Amish bags are impossible to tear and they're pretty cheap. When you're done you pull them out of the water, roll them up and stick them in your glove box. I can get a 19' footer down to 1.2 MPH using a 120HP outboard (even though that's unnecessary). I use them in rough conditions even if I have a big head wind because they keep the boat at a more consistent speed. Plus they keep your bow down in the water so you're not bouncing around the deck trying to get your lines set. My two cents.

Walleye_Rob
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9/25/14 8:31 AM CST
MPOPP - If you want to save a little money, or want something right away, check this out:

http://www.odumagazine.com/the-tamer-trolling-system-in-the-wind-and-in-control/

I use it on my 16.5 Deep V and it slowed me down from about 3 MPH in waves to about 1.2 MPH in waves. I use 2 30" bags on a 16.5'. Not only does it slow you down, but it stabilizes the boat in wind and really helps control. I also Put a ring around my rope with a black permanent marker where it needs to meet the cleat to ensure it is properly deployed.

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