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    Default New member in Idaho

    I pick up my NEW boat tomorrow, an Allied Mustang P19PH, and plan on spending time chasing silver bullets around Idaho. I have two Scotty downriggers, 4 Lamiglass rods, 2 Abu Garcia LC reels, 2 Okuma LC reels, and a stiffer Lumiglass rod with a Cabelas reel for long lining. Since my boat delivery was delayed for lack of parts, I have been accumulating dodgers, lures and knowledge during the wait. We will be building our own lures as we donít watch TV and this will give us something to do in the evenings and during the cold winter months. My wife loves to fish and I recently retired so this pursuit will keep us busy traveling the west.

    We pick up the boat Monday (tomorrow) and plan to hit Lucky Peak as our first outing. The boat has a 150 hp and 20 hp motors that need to be broken in properly, plus we have to learn how to work everything including the Garmin fish finder. We plan to focus on lakes/reservoirs in Idaho this year as we wait for our Alaskan Camper to be built (1.5 year leadtime) that will allow us to take 3-4 day trips around visiting some beautiful country. Our primary interest will be Kokanee, Big Rainbow Trout, and Landlocked Chinook Salmon. I have always owned boats but have NEVER owned a new one preferring to rebuild old boats and making due with a very limited budget. This project is the highlight of my life and something that we are really looking forward to.

    I hope to post our progress often and share our adventures over the next few years. Please say hello if you see us out and about.

    David Sawyer
    Star Idaho
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    Default Welcome to the forum

    Welcome to the forum. Looks like you are set up nicely to begin your next Kokanee adventure. That is a beautiful boat you have there. I am sure it will treat you well. Enjoy your retirement and your time exploring Idaho's waters.
    17 ft. red/white Crestliner
    90 hp and 8hp Hondas

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    aboard David. That's a nice outfit and sounds like you have it stock very good too. What motors are you running?
    2000 F250 7.3L Diesel
    2007 Columbia 2018 Fisherman XL Yamaha F150 Yamaha 9.9 kicker 4 Walker Electric Downriggers Raymarine Element HV 9 Uniden Solara VHF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bduck View Post
    aboard David. That's a nice outfit and sounds like you have it stock very good too. What motors are you running?
    Honda 150 and Honda 20. The 20 seemed overkill but there were no 15s available. It is truly amazing that there are shortages of everything. I was curious if our local GMC dealer had a good inventory of pickups. They are a good sized dealer and had 0 3/4 ton and 0 1 ton. A 4 year old 3/4 to was available for $68,000. What kind of sóó show are we in?

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    Had a wonderful day on the lake. Maybe 5 or 6 boats seen. We were able to get the motors partially broken in, toured the lake, fished a little (without reward), and found some large schools of fish. 20-30 fish, 25 ft deep, that hated my offerings. Boat worked fine but has a major gas leak and is going back tomorrow.

    Good day of learning and sharing the experience with my wife. She mastered the downriggers and preparing the trolling gear.

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    Another action show. I have some of my Brittany too but Iíll save those for another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazman View Post
    Had a wonderful day on the lake. Maybe 5 or 6 boats seen. We were able to get the motors partially broken in, toured the lake, fished a little (without reward), and found some large schools of fish. 20-30 fish, 25 ft deep, that hated my offerings. Boat worked fine but has a major gas leak and is going back tomorrow.

    Good day of learning and sharing the experience with my wife. She mastered the downriggers and preparing the trolling gear.

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    It's quite obvious whos taking over the captain duties.
    2000 F250 7.3L Diesel
    2007 Columbia 2018 Fisherman XL Yamaha F150 Yamaha 9.9 kicker 4 Walker Electric Downriggers Raymarine Element HV 9 Uniden Solara VHF

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    Nice 14 1/2Ē Rainbow. First fish gets eaten.

    Learning more every time out. We saw quite a few boats out today. 8 trailers at the ramp and we had a little company while on the lake? Saw lots of fish from 25-50. Water temp 42-46 depending on distance from the dam. 5-7 mile wind that changed 180* in the 4 hours we fished. Beautiful day on the lake.

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    First blood & guts, can't ask for a better way to break in a new boat.
    2000 F250 7.3L Diesel
    2007 Columbia 2018 Fisherman XL Yamaha F150 Yamaha 9.9 kicker 4 Walker Electric Downriggers Raymarine Element HV 9 Uniden Solara VHF

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    Fished CJ Strike yesterday. We were fishing for Rainbows, trolling Rapalas and a shad rap. Strange thing happened, caught 4 Koks. We were marking quite a few schools before the high winds forced off the lake. Kept two, one was a bleeder and the other looked tasty.
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