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2017/02/16 01:47:06 (permalink)

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Looks like I'll be heading out on the lake this weekend.  Just pick up a 18 hp for my catfishing boat. WOOOHOO don't have to use the trolling motor.  Maybe get a few maybe just be making tweaks on the motor ?? Just have to wait and see ,
 
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    Porktown
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/16 10:01:08 (permalink)
    Awesome!!!  Congrats on the new power plant!  Hope it works out well for you, and rewarded with a few tugs on the end of your line.  Give a report if you can.  Be careful, that water is still a bit nippy!  Hopefully a month from now, things stick in the 50s and able to join the reports.
     
    Arthur 2017 - Epic year!!!
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/16 11:05:12 (permalink)
    So is this the official Arthur thread for 2017?

    My son's itchin to get up there Sunday or Monday in his new float tube and fling his Pike streamers on the flea pole.
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/16 11:19:03 (permalink)
    Sounds like a good time Bighead. Congrats on the new motor. Catch a boatload.

    Remember the PDF for cold water.

    Maybe see ya sometime, I'm planning on phising Arthur quite a bit this year. Doing some tailgaten too.... nothing like doing some grilling on a outing.

    Tightlines......

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
     
     
     
      Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/17 05:54:36 (permalink)
    Yeah hoping to get a few, But its mostly about getting the  little motor adjusted and finding out the right prop pitch. The motor is a 1963 Johnson 18 hp. This thing as clean as it gets and runs the same. Checked the compression yesterday and is right on. the only thing is trying to find remote connections. Its a tiller but would much rather have remote steering and throttle. Really only need the throttle piece that you would connect the cable to the motor and control box. So if any of you guy's have or know someone that does Please PM me   Thanks Dave
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/17 10:08:47 (permalink)
    Bighead,


    You have mail!!
    post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2017/02/17 10:09:55

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
     
     
     
      Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/17 11:09:38 (permalink)
    Dave,
     
    I have a old Johnson Ship - Master control box & cables. Someone stole the motor but left me the controls 
    Was mounted on a mfg with 10 H.P. I'll be up Linesville Sat. tru atleast Weds. I can leave it by my front door. If u think it will work a case ov beer would be good. I'd try the old flooded farm pond near my house if you are after Pike. Depends where u r launch'n from. The box is 2" thick so u would need 4 screws longer than that to mount it.
     
     LeTt mE noe if u want me 2 leave it.
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/17 11:23:30 (permalink)
    What bites this time of year there?  I've never fished PA in winter.
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/17 12:24:00 (permalink)
     Just went to dig it out & yanked on the cables since didn't want to try & move the 1,000's ov Bucktail jigs that buried them. The throttle cable is fine but when I yanked the forward & reverse came undone. Just have to loosen the screw in the box & slide the cable back in place & reset.
     
    u can give me a call or pm.
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/17 20:02:19 (permalink)
    SEB Not much, more or less just getting out to get this motor out and get some comb webs out and wet a line a bit
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/17 21:14:29 (permalink)
    Bighead three general internal areas of concern. Water/metal in lower unit gear oil; age of water pump impeller; and sparkplug coils looking dried or burnt. Of the three, the coils are less likely to be readily noticed.

    That year of motor may still be fitted with the paper and varnish coils. Those coils are infamous for "drying out".

    Many a old motors run well hitting on a single cylinder.

    Just some food for thought.

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
     
     
     
      Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/18 04:51:51 (permalink)
    ^^^  I checked the lower end Before starting the motor and replaced the drain screw with one that has magnet attached. After running motor for 20 mins or so NOT one shaving or water . The coils and all electrical parts look as if they came from the factory. This motor has been more than well kept in heated basement.  And my thought exactly on the impeller, he had it replaced last fall. and had the receipt . it was from the DB up on 43 street in new Brighton.
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/18 04:53:32 (permalink)
    Chris for so reason it will not let my PM you ??? I'll get ahold of you end of next week  THANKS
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/18 09:35:16 (permalink)
    Bighead that sounds fantastic, good for you and now all that remains, good times.

    Good luck with the remote.

    For some reason I got the urge to pull my boat out of the garage and let her get some sun.

    Only need to check the air in the tires, hook, and book.

    So many lakes; so little time..... in a day.😋


    Tight lines.

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
     
     
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/18 14:41:16 (permalink)
    Well that kinda of BITES went to the lake and GUESS what  bout a 1 inch for skim ice over 90% of the lake. Never even get in the water. Some Brave person was cutting threw with there boat AHH  No thanks  LOL
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/02/18 17:02:23 (permalink)
    Pike and walleye are supposed to jump in the boat just after ice out but I cant speak to that from experience.  We usually don't get out there until mid/late April.  You can catch perch year round if you try hard enough.  I'd look for them in about 3" of water right now with their fins sticking up trying to catch sun.  :)  Not saying I didn't think about hitting the lake myself... won't be any ice left after this week for sure.  
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/01 15:15:18 (permalink)


    Been hearing from a pro or two on here that ice out is the time to catch pike at Arthur. With a 13 year old son whose latest mission is to catch a pike on a fly rod, I took him and his buddy to do some 'splorin yesterday and we put some miles on our wading boots.

    I caught my first pike ever. My son had a couple of chases but couldn't connect. In the pic with him standing in the puddle there was a pair of pike right in the middle that we, um, interrupted.
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/01 19:48:31 (permalink)
    Congrats on the Pike and thanks for posting those pictures. I think I have a better understanding of "fishing the brush". lol.

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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/01 23:44:02 (permalink)
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    Looks like I'll be heading out on the lake this weekend.  Just pick up a 18 hp for my catfishing boat. WOOOHOO don't have to use the trolling motor.  Maybe get a few maybe just be making tweaks on the motor ?? Just have to wait and see ,
     


    Are you guys referring to Lake Arthur? I live in Prospect by the fair grounds and was looking for people to fish with there. 
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/02 14:45:56 (permalink)
    BeenThereDoneThat.
    Congrats on the Pike and thanks for posting those pictures. I think I have a better understanding of "fishing the brush". lol.



    Thanks BT.  I wasn't nearly as excited as my son would have been with his hand tied streamers, but I'll take it.  Always fun to fish for - and catch - something new.  
     
    It was definitely one of the more physically demanding fishing trips I've been on in awhile.  We put in nearly 3 miles of walking and wading.  
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/02 15:06:07 (permalink)
    rsquared


    Been hearing from a pro or two on here that ice out is the time to catch pike at Arthur. With a 13 year old son whose latest mission is to catch a pike on a fly rod, I took him and his buddy to do some 'splorin yesterday and we put some miles on our wading boots.

    I caught my first pike ever. My son had a couple of chases but couldn't connect. In the pic with him standing in the puddle there was a pair of pike right in the middle that we, um, interrupted.



    Nice!  Your son is fly fishing for the pike?  If you'd like a couple flies for him that work for me, send a pm, I'll mail you two.
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/02 15:41:32 (permalink)
     D
     
    The part ov M.S.P. they r fishin' darker colors like Chub, Sucker & Walleye colors r best.
     
     LMBF,
    yES tHEY R tALKIN' 'bOUT L.A. in Butler county.
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/02 15:48:42 (permalink)
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     D
     
    The part ov M.S.P. they r fishin' darker colors like Chub, Sucker & Walleye colors r best.




     
    Noted & will be taken care of, thanks.
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/05 08:32:33 (permalink)
    Thanks for the pics. Wading through that swampy area 'hunting' for pike with a fly rod looks like a lot of fun. Just one more reason why Moraine is such a great treasure.
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/08 05:59:11 (permalink)
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    Dave,
     
    I have a old Johnson Ship - Master control box & cables. Someone stole the motor but left me the controls 
    Was mounted on a mfg with 10 H.P. I'll be up Linesville Sat. tru atleast Weds. I can leave it by my front door. If u think it will work a case ov beer would be good. I'd try the old flooded farm pond near my house if you are after Pike. Depends where u r launch'n from. The box is 2" thick so u would need 4 screws longer than that to mount it.
     
     LeTt mE noe if u want me 2 leave it.
     
    crappy

         Thanks Chris they work PERFECT  And my Back says thanks  LOL I'll get a hold of you in a couple and hit the lake  And thanks again


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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/08 06:50:14 (permalink)
    Crappie are hitting well in Muddy creek as of Monday. 6 fow fish a bobber 5' fat heads or ice jigs and waxies. 
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/08 08:16:25 (permalink)
    So much talk, so little pictures or proof....
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/09 05:11:39 (permalink)
    PSU  ??? 
     
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/09 11:35:33 (permalink)
    It is so windy at my house I can only imagine how the lake has been.  If you are out on a boat kudos to you sir.  My patience doesn't allow it.  I've been eyeballing the weather for a Friday trip but so far it has only been disappointment.  My motors PROBABLY run.  Worst case, I'll invite BTDT and he can row.  :D
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    Re: Arthur 2017/03/09 11:45:34 (permalink)
    Long term forecast looks pretty fishy after this next 5 day cold blast.  
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