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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 13:28:17 (permalink)
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 Got into the Hybrids this morning, boy are they fun! Keep forgetting how good a fight they are. My arm is very sore from all the casting & holding rod. What works best for muscle/joint strains? Between bicep & forearm might put me on DL for awhile.
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 13:39:15 (permalink)
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Those tournaments are another good reason to never fish that end of the lake.  Though they've started running them at Bear Run also.  


They all started at McDaniel's.  About 20 of them went by us.  2-3 followed well behind, going my speed...  I didn't realize a 16'-17' boat with console, two guys and gear, could go that fast with a 20HP?  Most of what I have read on this board, have said they can't get their Tracker console's on plane with a 20HP.  I'd imagine only 10 minute shoot from McDaniel's to 528 Bridge if you can get to 20MPH.  It would take me 1/2 hour.  Don't get me wrong, I can see a 16' aluminum tiller boat without any floor boards getting that sort of pace.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 13:53:43 (permalink)
You are joking.  McDaniel's?!?!  So if you happened to be fishing the island at start or check in... you are just eating mad waves.  I can't imagine they slow down for anyone, but hopefully some of them do.  The engine thing is its own thing.  My 20, which is really an 18 I think, is stickered 9.9 because some bass_hound didn't like the rules on whichever lake he was fishing.  Nobody cares about the rules.  
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 15:45:46 (permalink)
Believe me. They had no problem waking every boat around yesterday. Even in Dutch where we wer trying to hide, this Tracker came flying by. I wanted to say something but why bother? It was nice to hear that motor bog when dude hit that 2 foot of water all the way in the back.

Also. My 20 Yamaha on a 16' Fury , by myself, will get 22mph on flat day. So I can see some of those bass boats hitting well above that.
post edited by pensfan1 - 2019/04/08 16:46:07
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 19:16:39 (permalink)
45" pike...ugh! I just sold my old boat and new one is on the way. Should be here this weekend. Hope I don't miss too much! Leave some for me!
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 19:21:53 (permalink)
Beagle congrats on your new boat.... pics or Didnt happen. 😏 sorry
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/04/08 19:25:04

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: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 19:29:10 (permalink)
Basically just a bigger version of my old one but optimized for Arthur. 1648 Luma, 20hp Suzuki, badass trolling motor and electronics. Fish finder has that new-fangled spot lock that enables me to make bait catching a one stop shop instead of thrashing the water all night with my cast net.
Have to make cast netting quick--I don't want Bighead zinging a muskie lure at my cranium!

Wishing all my fellow anglers a good sesson. I have a good feeling about this one.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 22:49:57 (permalink)
 A young girl caught the 45" & a 42" with shiners, they were the nicest ones I have seen around here ever. The biggest I've caught from Arthur is a 39.5". 
 
 After dark tonight the bite was almost dead but daylight was on the gooder side with multi species caught. Good surface action after dark also.
 
Headin' to Pymy on Thursday for a bit and hope to make it out a couple times.
 
Good luck with the boat & your fishing adventures sir.
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/09 12:42:32 (permalink)
 This morning was as good as last night.
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/12 21:55:59 (permalink)
Looking for new fish finder. Any thoughts on what is best for $300 or less.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/13 08:56:57 (permalink)
The Humminbird Helix 5 Chrip GPS Fish Finder is an awesome unit!
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/15 08:25:02 (permalink)
I have a Helix 5 Chirp GPS G2, its a good little unit. But no downscan
 
But the Lowrance Hook2 5 comes with Chirp Sonar and Down scan for $300.  
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/15 08:37:09 (permalink)
Can't imagine why you would post asking for gear advice in the LAKE ARTHUR thread.  Unless you wanted to buy one at the lake... which you can't.  
 
Speaking of Lake Arthur... temps still in the mid 50s.  And since it is sleeting on me and 36 in Zelie this morning, doesn't look like we're hitting 60 any time soon.  SIGH.  
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/15 22:09:14 (permalink)
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I have a Helix 5 Chirp GPS G2, its a good little unit. But no downscan
 
But the Lowrance Hook2 5 comes with Chirp Sonar and Down scan for $300.  


Thanks both for info on fish finder. Hope you warm up Zelie. 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/16 10:21:36 (permalink)
Starting a new thread is not that hard and will get you a ton more responses. The search function is a gold mine of good info too.
From doing a similar search 2-3 years ago, I found the following helpful when buying and accurate after buying.
Get the largest size unit that you can afford, that has a good rated sonar and GPS combo. The DI or SI is more of a luxury and rarely use mine. Also, make sure the maps of the lakes that you fish the most are available.
Generally speaking, again going off of what I have read, the name brand units are good. Lowrance is a bit more complex to use, but once you figure out, can do more. Humminbird is easier to use, but limited for some that are used to their units doing certain things. I am very happy with my HB 859HD. Although, I wish that there was a temp sensor built in. Likely adding this season. More to post on here, more than anything... I fish when I am able to fish and not really when the temps are optimal. I like fishing then, but often my calendar doesn’t agree.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/20 21:40:32 (permalink)
Porktown... Zelie was that either of you guys fishing just north of the 422 bridge this morning (now Easter Eve) 'bout 11:30 AMish??

Sure hope nobody was on the water in that general area 'bout 7:30 PMish.

Good grief, I was west bound and down 'bout the South Shore exit when suddenly the area is covered in heavy white stuff!!! 'granny' lane is wet but the 'hammer' lane is covered in slush with the shoulder and nearby embankment laidened in white stuff.

I wanted to stop for pics but conditions weren't favorable at the time. Don't know if it was hail or snow.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/04/21 13:02:06

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: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/21 12:40:17 (permalink)
Highly doubt it was snow in the 60s/70s degree temperatures!!!!!!
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/21 12:58:30 (permalink)
I hear you DNJ, but at that time, the temp display on my dashboard was reading 46 degrees.

We departed Ford City during a thunderstorm and hit brief heavy rain just east of Worthington but conditions improved to where we were seeing the trailing edge of the system and brighter sky's in the west.

We filled our gas tank, under cloudy sky's, at the Pilot ($2.92 reg) before connecting with I-79 while noting the temps now in the mid 60s.

Happy Easter🐰
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/04/21 13:00:50

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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