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bobby b.

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bobby b. last won the day on September 9 2016

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  1. I too am cheap - I'll be interested to know if you think the Solix is worth the extra money over the Helix - I have two Helix 10s and the Ulterra with the Link. Bobby
  2. Nice, what is the advantage of one solix and one helix as opposed to two helixs? What model of Ranger? Thx Bobby
  3. Humminbird, Lowance and the others need to come up with a RADAR unit add-on for our fish locators. I use to think it was silly when I saw these spinning around on big boats on TR but maybe not. Bobby
  4. Trolling or Cranking?
  5. I think the heavier release of water at TR has keep the thermocline from setting up. I have not found fish concentrations on my favorite points in the darn area. I have found fish above the trees in the creek guts but they wouldn't even take a night crawler - they come up, look at it and go back down. I've heard that some of the guides are avoiding the darn area now. I do note that the water release has slowed to normal in the last couple days. Is the Corp planning on staying at 921? Bobby
  6. I have 10 inch Helix G2ns front (DI) and rear (SI) all networked to an Ulterra (not to be confused with the Ultrex). All really works well and you can control the troller with either locator. The images are very sharp and Humminbird has a Max Mode feature button that shows all the data without filtering or interpreting anything. If you can find the G2 stuff it is allot cheaper and for inland lake stuff there is really no difference with the new G3 stuff as the only thing is an additional frequency for ocean type depths. I've had no trouble with any Humminbird unit and have had them back to the 700 and 900 series. I would have liked to try the Lowrance units but they are not 100% compatible with MinnKota. I also find the Helix easy to use but again I've gotten use to them. I do note that they seem to offer frequent software upgrades that I rarely do as they are for the most part not necessary.
  7. Yep, go drop shotting for bass with night crawlers on the gravel points and after catching a few bass, the gills show up and you can get all you want .
  8. Randy, Thanks for taking me walleye fishing and teaching me how to troll with metered line. Enjoyed our conversations that day. Bobby
  9. Saw one fishing a point deep across from the Belle and then again up Clevenger (not bed fishing)
  10. bobby b.

    Whites

    They have been running in the evenings in the darn area. Caught about 20 good size ones in an hour about 4 days about and 6-10 ever evening since.
  11. I have been thinking about the Reata 212. Does anyone have one of these and if so how is the ride in rough water, rough like down at the darn in a mid summer weekend? Also Trition makes a similar rig, anyone have one of these?
  12. Where is the closest free public ramp near the Landing - I use to put in down there before the Landing was built but now there is a sign in the parking south of Bass Pro indicating no public access?
  13. Yes but there are multiple issues with my plan of totally replacing the outboard with the shallow water drive for both hunting and fishing. If I used the shallow water drive in the marshes I typical hunt areas where there are no wake allowed because of swamping other guys in layout boats so I would never plane off which is no problem for either the long tail motor or the shallow water drive motors. However, since the shallow water drives are much heavier than my existing outboard and that they extend further back off the transom, when I try try to plane off as in a fishing trip on the lake using the shallow water drive the front end of the boat will not come down because the boat is so light and because of the weight distribution. If there was a guy sitting in the front of the boat it might be OK. When the dealer told me this, it got me thinking that sometimes in a strong headwind the front end of the boat gets a little squirrel even now even with the outboard. I even considered replacing the boat with an all welded heavier boat which are built to handle shallow water drive outboard but I am just finishing several weeks of rework and welding of the boat blind on the existing boat and am not interested in a do-over on a new boat. Plus the heavier all welded boat requires even a bigger shallow water drive with a pivoting 180 degree prop because the normal gear reverse will not get a heavy boat unstuck off a mud flat in the marsh. It just like fishing or anything, it's hard to find a single boat or whatever that will meet every need 100%. My other boat is a fish/ski and I find it lacking at times in fishing or water sports. I've attached a link a shallow water drive video that some find find interesting. Thanks for your idea. Bobby
  14. Really, the funny thing is all I wanted was help to determine which motor to buy ( for those that didn't remember the question😁😁) and I did get it ☺️but yesterday when I called a dealer to see about the purchase he told me that it won't work on my short transom boat or at least not safely ☹️ so now I'm back to the long tail which will work. Bobby
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