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    Can’t say I agree with you. When fishing a lake...

    Can’t say I agree with you. When fishing a lake with a lot of Kokanee, side scan isn’t really important. BUT, when fishing a larger lake with smaller schools of larger fish, it helps immensely. It...
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    Thanks, ordered one from Amazon.

    Thanks, ordered one from Amazon.
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    Found the Garmin Echomap 73 SV on sale today and...

    Found the Garmin Echomap 73 SV on sale today and brought it home. Now looking for a universal pedestal so I can replace my Helix 5 with a bigger unit.
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    After researching this beyond my wife’s patience...

    After researching this beyond my wife’s patience I have narrowed it down to 2 units. Garmin ECHOMAP™ UHD 73sv With GT56UHD-TM Transducer or Hummingbird HELIX 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G4N. Both in the...
  5. My boat is even smaller being a 14.5’ boat. It...

    My boat is even smaller being a 14.5’ boat. It also has a 12v minkota but I am not seeing any retrofits for existing trolling outfits. I will contact the closest minkota dealer to see what is...
  6. Is that a 12volt system?

    Is that a 12volt system?
  7. While the boat does have an electric motor in the...

    While the boat does have an electric motor in the bow, the fish finder is in the middle and the downriggers towards the back. Is there a reasonably price remote steerable electric motor?
  8. Recommended Trolling Flap for Merc 40 outboard

    I see several different models of trolling flaps for outboards. I used one on my old glass IO boat and it seemed to work ok until I forgot to take it up and managed to bend it. Anyone have...
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    The boat’s side console is relatively small and...

    The boat’s side console is relatively small and the current helix 5 unit barely fits in its space. While I really would rather have a 7” unit, I am not sure how to mount it using the mount that...
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    To be honest, I have little recent experience...

    To be honest, I have little recent experience with fish finders. In the 90s had a boat in N Cal that had a Lowrance and it seemed to work really well fishing for trout and striped bass. In 2003 was...
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    How did it go? Welcome!!!

    How did it go? Welcome!!!
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    Found this from when I was upgrading my 25’...

    Found this from when I was upgrading my 25’ pontoon boat. For Kokanee fishing do I need any imaging?
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    Is there a place to go compare Garmin, bottom...

    Is there a place to go compare Garmin, bottom line, and Lowrance? Budget limit is $1,000.
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    Best Fishfinder?

    Which fishfinder will work best on my 1450 Crestliner boat, of course for hunting for Kokanee?
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    A lot has to do with the temperature of the water...

    A lot has to do with the temperature of the water you are going to be fishing on. Typically I troll for trout and salmon that seem to prefer 55 degree water. If you are fishing in a mountain lake...
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    Happy Hooker Knotty One

    Happy Hooker
    Knotty One
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    I sent a request to Crestliner asking them how to...

    I sent a request to Crestliner asking them how to best mount the downriggers and received a call from a company rep who basically told me not to use the Crestliner mount as the walls of the 1450 boat...
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    Another way to prepare Kokanee is to filet them...

    Another way to prepare Kokanee is to filet them and grill them on a cedar plank. The cooking goes a little slower so you have a little better control. We like them rather less done, not quite...
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    Do you still filet smaller fish? One of the...

    Do you still filet smaller fish? One of the lakes I fish here in Idaho has an abundance of relatively small Kokanee. I have been icing them, then gutting them-at the lake and leaving the heads on. ...
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    I was planning on using the cannon raised...

    I was planning on using the cannon raised platform and adjustable base but the base requires screws as the holes are counter sunk. I think I need to find a better solution. Is there a raised...
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    I will be mounting some kind of elevated (4 or...

    I will be mounting some kind of elevated (4 or 6”) platform to clear the side of the boat. Cannon makes a rail that is fastened to wood with 4 wood screws but I am not sure that is adequate. I am...
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    1017210173 Not quite sure how to insert a...

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    Not quite sure how to insert a picture.

    I think I want to mount the downriggers on the forward edge of the flotation chambers (boat is a Crestliner 1450 Discovery Side Console). In...
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    At the stern of the boat is a casting platform...

    At the stern of the boat is a casting platform and rectangular boxes, (flotation?). I am thinking about putting the downriggers there. I have 2 cannon manual downrigger with swivel bases off my...
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    What is on the boat.

    I got a killer deal from the Crestliner Dealer in Cascade and purchased his 2021 rental boat. I saw the boat, but when I picked it up it was raining like crazy. Ir had a full travel cover and it...
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    Setting up new boat for kokanee?

    Just purchased a Crestliner 14.5 side console fishing boat. Have downriggers and mounts from old boat. The boat has a 40hp Merc 4stroke. I am wondering if I should buy a trolling plate for the...
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