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  1. Do you have storage for the condo? A garage spot with overhead space? Depending on your love for fishing, there may be some affordable places to keep a small boat. Fishing or sailing clubs you can join. How old are the kids? Also, keep an eye out for rental places. Sometimes its cheaper to rent...... Some folks offer boat sharing. 4 people, 2 can provide some proulsion. You're looking at a 14ft rowboat minimum. An old method, but very doable. Combine 2 canoes side by side and run an outboard. Not sure what the capacity of the old town scanoe is. I thought it went down to 3 people with an outboard on it. 10ft inflatable will be too small for 4 for fishing. 2 can fish, 4 can just make it to a moored boat.
  2. Seems newburgh / poughkeepsie area is where the cows are at. They lazy bugger and been like on the edge of slack tide.... Rain has been messing with the water temps..... Not paying close attention to barometer, but Im sure thats a factor too. Got a new fish finder, a helix 7 SI. I also got a new boat and left the existing basic run of mill, but recent garmin color on there too. Few heavy lines of herring, and only seen maybe 2 or 3 significant fish. I just learned how to set the fish alarm rght the other day though. Im focused on catskill area. Heering have been spotty and theyre more fragile this year too from what I have been hearing. Bite has been slow up there. River struggles to get past 52 and 3ft visibility. Typical lots of junk in river, but its been slow to go away. Alot has to do with the canal system getting their locks up and running. Should get better. Albany has been somewhat slow too.
  3. Looks like they social media only........ Looked them up today for a rod warranty info.... Send them back rod my dime plus $15 shipping to get a new medicore travel surf rod....... Not feeling the rush to do it..........
  4. Without negative going back to battery via copper, all your connections will eventual corrode. What makes it even worse is using widely disimilar metals. Like a stainless screw hold your ground into aluminum. Aluminum will go fast. Saltwater is much worse, but your not out of the park in freshwater. Inside a boat or in pocket areas, a moored boat can have high humidity. Negative wire saves repairs, failures, and headaches. Wiring has to be done right. Shortcuts can cause failures or fires. Anything not fuse protected cover up with split loom. MAke sure holes are free of sharp edges that can cut the insulation. A run a wire from the battery and before it hits a fuse is not fuse protected in that section. Allox or similar corrosion protection is good. I also double heat shrink when splicing two kinds of wire. Like the short wires that come with lights to your long run from the switch for example. Loose crimps sink ships.......
  5. I used to have a cart, I do better without it..... Moving is the key..... However, keep this mission specific...... This cart is to move the misses and the family's stuff. Focus on making her happy there, fishing 2nd...... Make sure you can carry that stuff first. Rags to keep hands clean. Beverages. Stuff to keep you out of the sun. Food. Make sure bait does not mingle with food or drinks in the cooler. Anything with fat air tires beats stuff that doesn't. Time is precious. Keep your fishing stuff separate. Surf chairs are for surf, get another for the softball game. The quicker you get there, the longer you can stay. The quicker you get ready, the more times you can go when time is limited. I know people who wouldn't fish for a month, because their beach buggy was down.... Don't feel undergunned without one.
  6. What to fish is one thing......... Where to fish...... Also, these guys can be fustrating. Still chase them. But, great trophy bucktail hunters started of chasing squirrel. And they still learn more from still chasing squirrels. Take a break if these guys drive ya nuts. Go after local trout, porgies, or other critters.
  7. Need a 100 ton press to crush that barb........... Those are some greasy fishcakes.................. They close the canal to shoreside fishing? Heading there 1st weekend after labor day to the scusett campground. Think I got the name right... Might visit Mass maritime, a long time competitor to SUNY maritime.
  8. Those guys have a kit on ebay with extended handle and a mounting plate and stabilizer bars for a certain kayak they make or use in south america. Shaft is too short for a canoe. Going with a 15" evinrude 2.5hp. Doubles as backup motor for my Deep V 16 rowboat. No clue on the quality of this..... If I recall, it wasn't overly expensive. I was debating making another jet drive..... I put a kawasaki 440 jetski drivetrain on a 12ft aluminum jonboat. Also had a trailer winch on it. I brought that thing places an outboard hasn't been in in decades off the hudson...... Tempted to make a similar setup. But with a small gas powered trash pump and custon made nozzle to make it work with the pump flow curve the best. But, put it on an aluminum canoe...... Make the inlet and outlet connect to those cam style quc release hose couplings. Put caps on them when not in use, or swap out when something leaks. I got broke and lazt friends. And there's tons of waterside camping all over the place where I go. Hudson and ADK's. Much easier to camp with a canoe than a kayak
  9. Love those bucktails...... I like the smiling Bill. Why.... They tell you exactly what weight to use. Go heavy, you'll feel heavy taps.... Then go lighter by one. Or other way around. Don't feel the lips dig the ground, go one up. Like everything there's a sweet spot. A certain weight jig will work a certain area well. Dan's jigs are great, but sometimes a jig with less hair isn't a bad thing either. not much of an issue with stripers, except in real real rough areas. But, other species like smaller offerings, and less hair keeps in down to the bottom closer at times. 1.5oz a one with a touch more hair is a good lace to start. 1oz is good, but not every setup can handle 1oz too well, rod and line your using.......
  10. Woops.... Im too late, I'm dick - E. Enjoy the plug dick. They swim nice. That plug in orange is on my wall with the 1st reel I bought, a penn silver series 105. They come off the wall once a year for a lil fun.....
  11. i support catch and release.... Might be too late.....
  12. Live liner spinning reels fill the gap between regular spinning and conventional reels. Most of my reels are live liners. Besides being gret on a boat, they handy when you got a snag and want to move to another rock to get a different angle. Not sure about other species, but you will catch more stripers with a live liner when your drifting or anchored with bait. Never caught a sheephead or tog without one though. Used to have a fleet of basic okumas, now I got spinfisher 5's.
  13. Was thinking of upgrading my 32lb brunswick electric outboard from 1999 to a minn kota 55lb endura C2. Basic transom mount. They claim they use less power. Anybody have any experience? It's for a 16ft deep V with a 20hp outboard. However, I may take the 20hp off at times to fish a reservior stuffed with fat walleye thats no gas motors. I got (2) group 27 batteries.
  14. Check out the brake lines, especially where the line touch mounting clips. Make sure the brake system is in good order. You should be fine. Check the hitch if the car has an original one. Stuff can rot out....... I towed a 16ft daysailor with gas and electric outboard and caming gear 20 miles with a 1987 plymouth horizon. It had the optional light blue paint package only....... Did fine. Brought it in and out of a gravel ramp on the hudson river too....
  15. what kind of fishing? type and depth. chirp shows good detail in deeper depths. Shallow waters, sde imagine is the way to go. I'd went with a helix 7 G2 SI for $500. Lowrance hook triple shot might be a good bit cheaper.