541Wiant

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About 541Wiant

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    An eternally suffering College student

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  1. I'll have to check some of those out! Unfortunately we will miss you on Friday as we're rolling in late Sunday Ben
  2. Along with that what are some things to do/see/places to eat in the Damariscotta area? Ben
  3. Would a 3/4oz bucktail be small enough or even work for that matter?
  4. Thats doesn't sound too bad to me! Not too interested in the bass, more interested in the habor pollock and macks. How do they taste? Small spoons and sebiki for them? Diamond jigs?
  5. I am actually going to be bringing my kayak up with sonar and we're staying near Pemaquid Beach, any advice on that? Totally new to saltwater fishing this season to begin with so this is a first out of a yack
  6. I posted this to the main forum unknowing that there was a boating thread, so hopefully I'm in the right place The inlaws are looking for a new sonar for their boat (24' Seasport XL) and asked me to help. I'm rather new to saltwater and bays, oceans, ext so I'm not sure what to do. They currently have a eagle fish finder from the 90s. They mostly use it in Great South Bay, Moriches and want to get out into the ocean to do some fishing on the near shore reefs. They are looking for a reliable mid priced unit not much more than $650. A larger display with a Map/GPS to help navigate channels in the bays (the guy needs to be able to see it, I'll put Navonics on my phone and we still bottom out) . I couldn't even tell you what the difference is between sidescan and downscan are lol. Any help would be appreciated.
  7. I know that this is most likely the wrong place to be looking for help, but I figured it's worth a shot. The inlaws are looking for a new sonar for their boat (24' Seasport XL) and asked me to help. I'm rather new to saltwater and bays, oceans, ext so I'm not sure what to do. They currently have a eagle fish finder from the 90s. They mostly use it in Great South Bay, Moriches and want to get out into the ocean to do some fishing on the near shore reefs. They are looking for a reliable mid priced unit not much more than $650. A larger display with a Map/GPS to help navigate channels in the bays (the guy needs to be able to see it, I'll put Navonics on my phone and we still bottom out) . I couldn't even tell you what the difference is between sidescan and downscan are lol. Any help would be appreciated.
  8. Shame that you're leaving! I'm hoping to move up there soon
  9. What is the best thing to use for harbor pollock? I'll have a 7'6 speed stick with 20lb line.
  10. I'm going to be driving up to the Midcoast for a few days around Columbus day weekend. Is anything usually inshore during that time? I don't have a boat, just fishing from shore. Thanks, Ben
  11. Thanks for the advice! I imagine there are plenty of YouTube videos for making a fluid bed?
  12. Hello, I have recently inherited a hot pot 2 and a surplus of lead ingots. Today was the first time I have tried making anything with it. I am using a brand new Do-it Shr-4-M mold with Gamagatzu 604 6/0 and 7/0 hooks. I sooted the mold before use. I am going to write this step by step how I did it and ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated. -Hot Pot 2 brought up to temp (setting 7 or 8) -cast about 15 1 and 1-1/2 oz jigs and dumped back into pot to bring mold up to temp. - cast 5 of each with their respective hook sizes -noticed a bunch of lead around the eye of the hook, pics included below (I think this is from the lead being too hot?) -heated jigs with a heat gun 450-600⁰F -dipped into white powder paint from Harbor freight ( I fluffed up the paint with a pencil but still got globs in the hook eyes and super thick coats of paint) -baked in the inlaws oven (probably biggest mistake of the day) ( big globs of paint on lures and little detail, Not sure if it's not from using a "fluffer" or too hight temp? Again pics below)
  13. Thank you for the help!
  14. What is the YouTube Channel called?
  15. Hello all, My saltwater season is coming to an end soon and I was wondering what the best way to clean reels, poles, lures, ext. Was. I have a Penn Fierce 3 that I got last August and it started getting squirrely on this trip. What oils/lube work the best for reels? Thanks Ben