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About rps

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  • Birthday 09/14/1949

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    randolph stainer

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    Reluctantly back in Tulsa
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    Bass and Walleye fishing and
    Gourmet cooking and
    I am a retired lawyer, and a retired school teacher.

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  1. You are right. The trolling motor is very fast, even on 24v. I did not get the live scope, but can see a bit bt swiveling the side view transducer in the prop.
  2. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Burst tomato pasta. Had a salad on the side.
  3. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Looks a lot like Ness' deck.
  4. This afternoon, after Sunday brunch, I drove to the lake and was on the water from 3 to 6:30. What I mostly did was explore. Of course, I am in Oklahoma and the wind was sweeping down the plains. The big boats and wake boats were out and the combination made for some interesting swells from two directions simultaneously. I would not recommend a Sunday afternoon outing in the summer. The new equipment works great. The Force does dance some on spotlock, but in smaller circumferences with milder surges. As for the fishing? I stunk it up. It took me three of four years to adapt to TR. I hope it will not take that long this time.
  5. 23 walleyes of any size is phenomenal for a day. I have never had such a day. I had a 10 fish day several years ago, but most all were dinks. I an impressed you sensed the need to go shallow. Sometimes that just happens. When you hit it right, it makes your chest puff up. And rightly so. Unless I am mistaken it should be getting close to spoon feeding at the thermocline time. But do not give up the shallow fish to go there! As for the number of keepers going home, no sweat. Those three have the only walleye they will have for the year.
  6. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Painted a bit of cod with lemon butter, then topped it with bruschetta and panko. 11 minutes at 420 degrees. Peas too.
  7. It is setup to be a SM lake. However, like TR, it may take me ten years to be a real source of information.
  8. 5 inch Helix 5 regular sonar, no frills. No transducer. You want it? Yours for the cost of shipping.
  9. rps

    What's Cooking?

    I got a farm basket. I had to use it. I did the best I could. Please forgive me.
  10. I went to the lake today to try the new stuff out. I have had Garmin sonars before and the present models have far better resolution. I am impressed. I have not used a pedal TM for more than 10 years. I have become accustomed to wearing my fob on a lanyard from my life vest. I did try out the pedal to see what it is like. No cables , all fly by wire, and very sensitive. It would take some practice to be comfortable. The fob works well and I will use it. The Garmin fob features tasks I never had with the Minn Kota CoPilot. Jogging a spot lock is the the first I tried. Speaking of spot lock, the tm kept you in one place, even in a high wind like today, with none of the drunken sailor dancing antics my Ulterra made. I found it to be scary quiet. I will report further after I have used all to actually fish.
  11. In my life I have owned 7 boats. Some of you have owned fewer and I bet some of you have owned more. Of those seven boats, I recall some more fondly than others. The first, in 1975, was an aluminum flat bottom upon which I hung my inherited early 1960's 18HP Evinrude. Since then I have had a Lowe, a Tuffy, a Supreme, an Xpress, an Alumacraft, and now a Lund. Of these I can say good things about all but that first one. Still, out of all of these, I miss one. My 2010 16.5" Alumacraft with torque control tiller steer and a 75 hp Evinrude now lives in Canada. Frankly, I wish I had it back. As good as my present Lund is, the Alumacraft suited the way I like to fish better than what I have now. I understand that many of you have never fished from anything other than a bass rocket sled or a toon, but do any of you wish you could go back? BTW, I just upgraded the tm and electronics on my Lund. Going to be great.
  12. Received an email today. The installation is complete. I will go to the lake and try it all out tomorrow. I will have a 7" Simrad with total scan transducer and a modest Hummingbird unit without transducer to take home and relocate. As I have been in the past, I am easy. Any interest?
  13. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Tuscan chicken bean pasta and kale soup/stew. Pasta fazool!
  14. message fishinwrench. I bet he has or can get you a used, refurbished Evinrude.
  15. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Miso/garlic/ginger/soy marinaded chicken thighs with grilled bok choy and farro.
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