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  1. Anyone interested in two 8' heavy action Shimano TDR trolling rods in excellent condition? I would like $50.00 for the pair. I live in Huron County but can deliver to Stratford or London area without issue. Andy
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    Questions for the 'Yak fishers

    That's a good deal. Congrats. I'm sure that u will love it. Andy.
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    Questions for the 'Yak fishers

    I had set aside a Pescador by phone, but when I got there it wasn't in stock. So Al at Sail in Cambridge upsold me to the Radar 115. It was quite a bit more than I had planned to spend, but they cut me a deal. Don't be afraid to ask for a break on price. No one wants to keep a kayak over the winter. The Radar was shorter but wider. It had the better seat, more like a lawn chair. I sat in the Pescador too, it was also comfortable. But I'm 55 yrs old now and I am really beginning to appreciate things like a good seat. The days of sitting in a canoe all day or sleeping on the ground are over. I really like the Wilderness products, I don't think you can go wrong with them. I bought one of those Scotty gear head adapters and a Scotty rod holder. It's gonna work great. Good luck.
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    Questions for the 'Yak fishers

    I just bought a Wilderness Radar 115. More options than I now what to do with such available options such as pedal and electric motor. But I just want to paddle. I had it up to Georgian Bay last weekend and it was great on the water. A super comfortable seat. You are not gonna win any speed races, but it is very stable and it tracks pretty good. Nice and wide at 34.5 ". It weighs 82 lbs. 10'8" long. I have a Ram 1500 with crew cab, so short box. With the tailgate down it hangs over a foot or two so I just strap it down and put a small flag on it. I haven't fished with it, but so far I'm pleased with it. Andy
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    Bank Charger Recos?

    I have a two bank Minn Kota that I have mounted in a front compartment for my two Interstate trolling batteries.The batteries, boat and charger were bought new by the first owner in 2006 and I bought it second hand with the original batteries in it about 6 or 7 years ago. The batteries are still going strong, although one of the banks doesn't always switch to a charged state unless I unplug it and plug it in again. I'm not sure if it's the battery or the charger, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Minn Kota. I can run my trolling motor pretty good over a weekend and I think that I'm doing pretty good to get 10 yrs plus out of a set of trolling batteries. Andy
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    2014 Dodge Thoughts

    I have a 2012 Ram 1500, crew cab, hemi, SLT model. It has been an awesome truck. Great power when you need it, gets 28 mpg on long trips that mix town and country. Fuel economy really shines on the 401 where the RPMs seem to find their sweet spot. (And you're not spending too much time in the right lane.) The ride can't be beat. I was always a GMC guy. Now I would likely consider the Ford number 2. It has a flat floor and an amazing amount of room in the back of a crew cab.
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    Taking my boys fishing - long point

    Sorry, but I'm never down that way. Maybe Google the park?
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    Lake Nippissing

    Yes, I've had a few scary rides in as well when I swear a storm that I thought had missed me curls around. Ya feel pretty lonely out there when the clouds get dark and the wind really starts to blow.
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    Lake Nippissing

    There are musky in South Bay. But they elude me almost all the time. I stay at Nipissing Lodge. A great place to stay. I have a 16.5 foot StarCraft with a 90 hp Optimax. I fish the Gull Rock shoals for pickerel most of the time. I just came back from a weekend there and marked, and caught, lots of fish on the endless shoals. Two keepers. But there are days when the wind keeps you off the open water. That's when you fish amongst the islands.I spent a couple of hours on a large, beautiful weed bed in South Bay and saw a big fish surface four times around the edge of the weed bed. It was huge, definitely not a bass or anything like that. It was just tormenting me. I have seen Musky Hunter and Fish Finder episodes where they troll the shoals in open water for musky. Years ago I had a huge fish on trolling the Gull Rocks, but I messed up. The fish straightened out a hook and that was all she wrote. You really need two guys on the boat when trolling those shoals. One guy to manage the rod, the other guy should have his eyes glued to his electronics as there are some nasty rocks just under the surface in that area. I have actually only landed a few smaller musky there myself. But I have seen fish over 40 inches landed by a fellow from the US who used to fish the islands in South Bay every fall. He would show up every September on the week of a full moon, head out with a bag lunch at 6:30 am and you wouldn't see him at camp again until dark. There were trips he didn't land a fish. But other trips he would land four or five big fish. Not being as dedicated, I usually give up after half a day and cast for bass or look for pickerel again. It's a beautiful area and I love going there. If you have never been, I would highly recommend that you go and have a look for yourself. As I mentioned, I stay at Nipissing Lodge. Good facilities including good docks, which is so important to guys with boats. Andy
  10. I noticed last night that the Canadian Cabelas site has a backpack tackle bag on sale. That may suit your needs. Andy
  11. I really like the Cabela's Advanced Anglers tackle bag in the large size for my bass and pike lures. And I'm not that advanced. Andy
  12. Andy

    Nightly rentals Kawarthas?

    PM sent. Andy
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    Calcutta D vs Calcutta B review

    I'll just have to give it a bit more time and see if I can get used to it.
  14. I have both reels and I have to say that I find the 400D to be the most uncomfortable baitcasting reel that I own when it comes to palming the reel. It's so undersized on the palming side that my fairly large hand envelopes too much of the reel. The whole reel seems so off balanced on the rod. I actually find the 400B to be a far more comfortable reel to use. Maybe I'm just not used to the 400D. It is a smooth reel, and the handle design and outside star drag are nice enough, but that's about it from what I can see. I can't really notice much difference in casting distance when using lures weighing an ounce or more. And I didn't think that I would care, but having to remove three slotted screws to adjust the casting brakes seems odd for a reel that costs that much. Anyone else kinda scratching their heads about the 400D?
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    J B weld skag repair

    I've successfully used JB Weld to fill holes and dents in metal, never to try and piece together two parts. I would just put the skeg guard on. That's what I did when I broke off a piece of my skeg years ago. If you don't have enough skeg left without the broken piece, I would get it fixed by a welder. That being said tho, I suppose there is no harm in trying, you only out a few bucks if it doesn't work.
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