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  1. Went over for a while Sat. morning, with wife's son in law. Neither of us could get any hits working jigs and plastics. I switched to my jig and float. Released a 24 in walleye.; 12 in smallie, then gave the set up to Dave. Took a little bit to get him using it right, but he managed four smaller walleye, and one keeper. I re rigged one of my other rods, and managed two nice keepers. Water was up, but fairly clear.
  2. Always a good idea to power off the starting batt. Some times you get interference if powered off the trolling batt.
  3. I'll just add, that if you can get on a body of water with very good clarity ( this spring maybe?) then you can use your eyes to verify what your sonar is showing. One video I watched said to do this, and it does help.
  4. SWEET!!
  5. The walleye fishing has been very good lately. I got out a couple of times. Many nice eaters, seemingly all males.
  6. I'll put my 2 cents in! I have not heard of any way to tell age of line when buying. It's a dump shoot! I get more concerned about how it was stored. ( still you don't know for sure) I have mono that is 7-9 years old, that I would still trust, BUT! I keep it stored in the basement and away from sun light. I don't use mono much any more. Had to go to braid for most things due to shoulder problems. I suggest buying a name brand, and feeling good about it, You can get a bad spool with any of them, but VERY seldom!( I've had a bad in braid and mono, but only once with each, and I go thru slot of line ) Mono is fairly cheap,( compared to braid and flouro) and you will know right away. Hope this helps in trusting your line.
  7. I don't troll much; but remember the guys saying the ugly stick trolling rods were a decent rod for not much money.
  8. Only got to be out once this spring( the river has been going up and down so much). Nothing to show for it, but it REALLY felt good to be out!! Hope for more stable water levels soon.
  9. If you change things. Check the lower unit out well! Judging by the pictures, the prop is kind of beat up.
  10. trout. With all the conversation! We do require a picture when you get it!
  11. I'll be the problem child, and say on. My thinking is that it tells me a little more about the reels history.( how it was used[ did it have braid, mono, or flouro], the outside condition gives a little info.) But,i learn the most when I open them up.
  12. I'll put in a vote for the Bass Pro bionic blade.( watch for sales. They had them for $60 couple of weeks ago) Think mine is a 7-6 H telescoping. But the guys are right in are you going to be pitching or flipping,( does make a difference for rods) and what size weights you plan to use.
  13. I'm a carpet guy, BUT! That's just me!( I very seldom use any bait, so clean up is easy ) Either of those will work. Look at cost, ease of installing, and weight of each. Be certain you have some sort of a textured surface to help prevent slipping. Talked to many people that love being able to hose a boat down after a fishing trip.
  14. May not what you are thinking, but my set up is a good cutting board,( got mine on line; 24x30x3 in thick) then I bought one of the small plastic folding tables. ( think it's a 4 ft.) Can be set up almost anywhere and very portable. Has adjustable heights so one can work standing or on a stool.
  15. Harpers Ferry area. The river is still up, but been steady. Main channel is clearing up some with lots of grass coming down from up north. The walleye guys were find some fish trolling and drifting. One guy did well on perch below the dam. No one was finding any crappie that I talked to. We did fair on blue gil and a few perch in the back waters( fished hard and got two more meals), with a couple of small northern in the mix. Did manage a 4 1/2 lg. mouth fishing a suick! Hope to make a day trip over there yet, but wife's place is shut down for the season. Will be fishing the cedar more now. Wished we would have had the two four year old grand kids with us Sunday! Found a spot where you just dropped your bait over the side of the boat and had bites! Didn't matter if it was a worm or plastic. Nothing big, but was fun!!