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Musky Plug

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  1. I bought my boat used, but I did call all the local dealers and ones within reasonable driving distance but some said the same. Not willing to do anything, the others said they would have to send it back to crest liner to have it assessed.
  2. I did manage to find someone that was able to help with jacking the boat up. Looked at the underside for a while and under the areas covered by the bunks however there was no damaged areas. There was a small start of a crack on the side opposite of the original crack. So he did weld that up. So the plan is to take it it over the weekend and see what happens.
  3. I went a few times last season. Worm harnesses and smaller stick baits worked. The public launch was a disaster though.
  4. X2. I also have Simms raincoat and bib. Challenger series I believe. Quality stuff, bone dry. Kept me dry and warm with layers underneath of course during a rainy fall musky trip. Costs more but after I cheaped out on some sub par stuff and fed up with getting wet I coughed up the dough.
  5. Yes, I’m fairly certain that they aren’t leaking. I used blue tuck tape over the drain holes of both live wells and poured 5gallons of water in each live well. I had the back deck removed and did not see any water anywhere, and no water leaked out from behind the tape. It is a 05 16.5 crestliner fish hawk. I am located in the burlington area. what did you use to block the transom? Do you have any pictures?
  6. Hey guys, long story short I my boat is taking on water again this time I think from somewhere under the bunks. Dropped the boat in last weekend for the first time and almost immediately started taking on water. I noticed when my boat didn’t even out on plane. Took the boat out and a fair bit of water drained out. I have looked at the areas inside the boat by removing the back deck but I could not see much. I have also re assessed the plug the live well hoses and intake and the bilge system both are in working order. In order to see the areas I must lift the boat up. I have found boat jacks but are these worth spending the money on or is there a better/ easier solution? A friend of mine also suggested first filling the boat with some water to see if it leaks from the suspected areas instead of spending the money on the jacks? I have done this with small tin boats but not a boat of this size. Any help is appreciated.
  7. X2. Highly recommend this place took my rig there when I broke off my skeg last season. Straightened and repaired for $150/$175 can’t recall for sure. Had it done in one day. They even repainted my prop and lower unit for no charge. Great customer service.
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    I’m going next weekend for my opener. Looking forward to it.
  9. Which launch did you use? Was thinking about this weekend!
  10. X2 wow is right. At the end of the day people should have the freedom to choose how they want to live. Either in fear or the choice not to. If you want to stay home and live in fear that’s your choice but I along with probably many other refuse not to. I refuse to let someone else ruin my life and my livelihood, when I worked my f’n ass off to build my company to where I am starting to see progress. The survival rate is 98% respectively for most age groups who are healthy. I currently know 2 people with COVID who are fine and know several people who have had COVID and all have recovered. Most people who have died in the past year in Canada even when COVID wasn’t the direct cause had COVID written as the cause of death. They’re are countless videos on the internet with hospitals from all over the world showing COVID units and ICU units empty. A simple search will show the videos. As stated above the overdose deaths in Canada have increased over the last year but no one has reported on that. The suicide rates in Canada have increased as a direct result to COVID and lockdowns but no one reports on that. The oncology departments are operating at 60% respectively and once COVID is over there will be a dramatic increase in cancer diagnosis or people who could have their lives saved with a diagnosis. But no one reports on that. Not to mention all of the respiratory and health affects and skin affects constant mask wearing have. The flu has seemingly all but disappeared this year which is also a virus spread in a very similar was to COVID. However social distancing measures have all but eliminated that but not COVID. And dispite some of the strictest lockdowns COVID cases still rise? Something just doesn’t add up for me. But what do I know, I’m just a dumb construction guy sharing my worthless 0.2.
  11. If you take proper safety precautions and are responsible like your supposed to be every single time you go out on your boat either to fish or for leisure then as far I’m concerned everyone will be fine. As far as ICUs being full they aren’t. Same Bull over and over. Last year this time my father was in the hospital with health complications and media was blowing up saying the icus were full. I went to icu and Covid unit at the hospital where he was staying. Ghost town. People can’t continue to have their lives and livelihoods ruined. If people are responsible and safe like they’re supposed to be every time you go out on the water then why shouldn’t they be allowed to. If you don’t want to fish stay home. More fish for us.
  12. X2. Do know guys with boats with both brands and both say they like them.
  13. I’m not sure if fisherman’s pier has a seasons pass. I’ve always paid every time I fish the bay and lake O lol, maybe it’s something I should looked in too lol. The launch at bay front is good, however you have to go early in the mornings and be back by lunch time-ish on the weekends or it’s an absolute disaster there with knuckle heads clogging up the ramps. Night fishing is an option there too, we’ve tried that a few times. No one clogging it up then lol. I’m going to get the seasons pass at fisherman’s pier this year to avoid the s show at the Dunville public launch. Last I was there waited over half hour to pull out... I’ve heard rumours that may still be a thing 🤐
  14. I more often then not start off with some black/dark coloured baits when either trolling or casting, those I have the most confidence in. If that doesn’t work I usually switch to something more natural. If I’m fishing with someone else we usually run opposite colours and different size baits.
  15. Hey everyone, I’ve been contemplating the idea of taking my boat to the Niagara river to fish. Is there anything I should be aware of when using my boat this late in the season besides draining the motor/ boat? Can I keep my lead acid batteries in the boat hooked up to the minnkota charger or should I take them out after every trip? Is there any other precautions I should take or should I scrap the idea?
  16. That would definitely keep you busy. You’re probably right. I feel like that couldve happened a few times while I was up there.
  17. No, no skis for us this year. Just some nice gators. We didn’t fish musky that much over the course of trip as I was the only one wanting to spend the time trolling😔 lol. There’s just too much water to cast there for me. You’re right though, the big girls are elusive there. We mostly fished eyes. Seemed like this year the big eyes were out to play. The guys staying at our lodge said the storm that rolled through a couple days before turned on the bigger fish, seemed to be the case. Only a short drive North back to PAB!
  18. Nice report and nice fish. Was only able to get up to PAB couples times this year. The summer it was crazy high but did manage to get up there for a few days this fall. Weather wasn’t the best but we managed to follow suit and stick a few nice ones. Nice report.
  19. LOL No, me and the gf go faster. Myself and my buddy with gear topped out at 30.5mph.
  20. Great stuff! I was supposed to go with my brother and his buddy on New Year’s Day. I was in no condition to do anything but they went. Launched at 50 but didn’t do so well. They only went 5/6.
  21. After a long drawn out process, I have come to the conclusion that my top speed is being affected by the weight issue in the boat and possibly the overall design of the boat. I made a point to go out with just the gf for a ride and was able to get the boat up to 33mph.
  22. As stated above it really depends on how you fish. But I would spend the extra $ and at least have the option. I personally use both. They both have their time and place.
  23. Have to agree with this. Just seems more practical imo.
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