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by Rod Martin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any of you run your battery chargers NOT "on board"
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Any of you run your battery chargers NOT "on board"

With todays electronics , live well pumps, air pump, bilge pumps, Minn Kota talons and other assorted things I have plugged into my starting battery I want the biggest I can get. Plus I am retired and fishing for fun more so I seem to sit on the trolling motor all day without cranking the big motor...
by Rod Martin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any of you run your battery chargers NOT "on board"
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Any of you run your battery chargers NOT "on board"

Thanks for the battery explanation, Rod. My boat is so bare bones I didn't understand the need for a big cranking battery, now I do! When it comes to regular old acid batteries, my favorite has always been American brand. They are made over in Hayward and sold at Boatmasters in Livermore. I use the...
by Rod Martin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any of you run your battery chargers NOT "on board"
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Any of you run your battery chargers NOT "on board"

With todays electronics , live well pumps, air pump, bilge pumps, Minn Kota talons and other assorted things I have plugged into my starting battery I want the biggest I can get. Plus I am retired and fishing for fun more so I seem to sit on the trolling motor all day without cranking the big motor ...
by Rod Martin
Fri May 25, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where is Everyone Fishing This Weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Where is Everyone Fishing This Weekend

Behind the house, I live on a small lake, 95% of it is 5mph zone so no wake boats, skiers , or fast sight seers :shock: :D
by Rod Martin
Tue May 15, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MLF?
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: MLF?

Best part for me.

The fish are caught, weighted and back in the lake. All while I get to watch.

Action, Drama and the agony of defeat .
by Rod Martin
Mon May 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: flouro recommendations (I usually use P-line)
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Re: flouro recommendations (I usually use P-line)

10lb braid on spinning rods no leader. I used floro while I lived in California, Once I moved to Florida it wouldn't hold up to the pads and grasses. A friend here in Florida used all spinning gear and he showed me there was no need to put a leader on 10lb or less braid. I haven't had a reason to ch...
by Rod Martin
Tue May 08, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Which video system is best.
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Which video system is best.

Going from nothing to something.
I would like to go with a setup that I will not want to replace soon .
So what are you guys using.


Thanks
Rod
by Rod Martin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: as I approaced the tuber he asked 'why throw the frog mid-day'?
Replies: 9
Views: 3368

Re: as I approaced the tuber he asked 'why throw the frog mid-day'?

Wonderful story and a very nice fish :D
by Rod Martin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: have you seen or heard of ?
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: have you seen or heard of ?

Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to use a wood wedge(1" by 12" attached to a hinge then shims at the top to get the angle) and see what angle works best , since I cannot find what I want anywhere. Then have it custom built Next project I have trouble getting up and down from the front...
by Rod Martin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: have you seen or heard of ?
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: have you seen or heard of ?

I remember seeing a plate that pivoted around the seat base, so your pedal followed you around, but I don't remember where I saw it, or who made it. Sorry, but it's out there somewhere. I saw that its at TH Marine. But What I am looking for is a bracket that will tilt the foot pedal back towards me...
by Rod Martin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: have you seen or heard of ?
Replies: 5
Views: 817

have you seen or heard of ?

Looking for a bracket the tilts the TM foot pedal towards the fisherman when he is seated instead of standing on the front deck. I fish sitting down and have found that pushing the front of the tm pedal down puts my foot at an angle that it no longer want to be at. Would rather buy than build but ha...
by Rod Martin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Portable jump for crank battery
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: Portable jump for crank battery

Last 2 months I have towed several boats in with bad starting batteries. When I had my boat serviced I was telling my service guy about towing the boats he suggested a battery switch. It turns everything off or to batteries 1 or 1&2 or 2. Glad I got it, now my trolling batteries are my jumping s...
by Rod Martin
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: want to give some fishing tackle away
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: want to give some fishing tackle away

I am not a young angler but have three young sons and a daughter that like to fish. We would most definitely use those worms and probably the other stuff too. Just got a little aluminum boat to take the kids out in. if no one else wants the stuff I would take it. I can message you and address. I ha...
by Rod Martin
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: want to give some fishing tackle away
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: want to give some fishing tackle away

Got several replies 1st one was Sonoma State fishing team/club. So I am going with them this time.


Thank you for the replies .
by Rod Martin
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: want to give some fishing tackle away
Replies: 3
Views: 434

want to give some fishing tackle away

Going thru my baits I find that I don't throw 6" straight tail worms anymore. I don't throw pork anymore I have some jigs that were made in different styles and have a few other baits that I don't throw Is there a school fishing club or a young angler that needs and will use it. If so a name an...
by Rod Martin
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just renewed my registrations (had a heart attack
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Just renewed my registrations (had a heart attack

Just renewed my boat, Car, Boat trailer and Motorhome registrations. Could not believe how much I had to pay. I think its an outrage to have to pay $160 just to renew 4 tags. :lol:



Just glad I don't live in California anymore. :shock:
by Rod Martin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This month only...
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: This month only...

Can I get the satellite updates on my newish update card that you helped me with? Mark on the Navionics site it said that the satellite over lay part didn't up date. So I'm guessing I'm going to buy a new card every few years to get newest sat. pictures. Just guessing at this time. My old card rene...
by Rod Martin
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This month only...
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: This month only...

Hello Rod, yes in order to get the Satellite overlay you would need to purchase the Navionics Hotmaps Platinum card. Is that thru dealers ? I was over on YW and they knew nothing about it. Thank you for answering. Once I purchase the card is their a renewal on it that in clues the satellite overlay...
by Rod Martin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This month only...
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: This month only...

So this card has satellite over lay. At the end of the year can you get another year and will that have up dated satellite ?
I have na old card and have been renewing each year but no satellite over lay ( I think ) So I buy this card and have it ?
by Rod Martin
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Your Favorite Chatterbait Rod -> its all preferance
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Your Favorite Chatterbait Rod -> its all preferance

Loomis Heavy Cranking rod But they don't make it anymore so hope I never break it.
Curado 100b with 55lb Phenix braid
by Rod Martin
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

The issue you can run into with "frog" rods is casting accuracy. Most toads aren't that heavy so they don't load the rod tip to cast accurately. I use a 733 or 734 Dobyns on 50lb braid. Hope that helps. Thank you, That is the problem I run into. On my reg. frog rod the toad is so lite tha...
by Rod Martin
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

The issue you can run into with "frog" rods is casting accuracy. Most toads aren't that heavy so they don't load the rod tip to cast accurately. I use a 733 or 734 Dobyns on 50lb braid. Hope that helps. Thank you, That is the problem I run into. On my reg. frog rod the toad is so lite tha...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

Thanks for all the replies , I will try to look at them all before buying.
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

Nothing against Phoenix rods but I would recommend a Dobyns Champion XP DC 735C F/C. Great all around rod, very light weight and well balanced. It does well for this technique and several others (texas rig, jigs, etc.). It retails for $260. If you want something at a little lower price point, the D...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Rod for throwing Toads

Nothing against Phoenix rods but I would recommend a Dobyns Champion XP DC 735C F/C. Great all around rod, very light weight and well balanced. It does well for this technique and several others (texas rig, jigs, etc.). It retails for $260. If you want something at a little lower price point, the D...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod for throwing Toads
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Rod for throwing Toads

I throw a lot of Stanley Toads. To the point of buying and rigging a rod for just that so what rod, reel and line do you guys recommend. Also have to point out I really like Phenix rods and am looking at the Recon Elite, M-1 or Feather rods at this time. Anyone with an opinion which of those 3 wold ...
by Rod Martin
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Will Connecting Ethernet cable to HDS 7&8 let me share one Navionics card?
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Will Connecting Ethernet cable to HDS 7&8 let me share one Navionics card?

Will just throw those old ones away and get the new 16" carbon :shock:
by Rod Martin
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Guess the Bassmaster Classic Winner Contest
Replies: 59
Views: 1625

Re: Guess the Bassmaster Classic Winner Contest

Luke Clausen
by Rod Martin
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Brand New Minnkota FORTREX 80Lb
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Brand New Minnkota FORTREX 80Lb

Has this been sold ?
by Rod Martin
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: casting rod for senkos
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: casting rod for senkos

I use a Phenix ML 7' MBX I know everyone says I need a stouter rod , but the fish seem to take the bait better and I have no trouble pulling them out of the grass and pads here in Florida. I fish my senkos with a 1/16th oz sinker, sometimes a bead 5/0 hook on 20lb floro with a curado 200i This works...
by Rod Martin
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Buyying new motor out of State??
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Buyying new motor out of State??

Been buying stuff, motors, props, used motor from Jacos Martine in Tenn. for years. Since 2000 , first one was a 250XB merc.
I have never had a problem with them.

I lived in northern calif. most of that time.
by Rod Martin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ca delta senko set up question?
Replies: 13
Views: 2048

Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

I use 20lb floro, 7' Phenix ML rod with either a 1/16 or 1/8 joy tungsten weight , 5/0 ewg or round bend hook.
If I am pitching I change to braid and a 7'6" Phenix XH rod but same rigging.

Try the 925 or 955 senko
by Rod Martin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: No time wasted...Time is $
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: No time wasted...Time is $

Thanks for the info. I will coming up for renewal in a couple of months. I will remember to look for that option, instead of hurrying thru to get the map up dated.
by Rod Martin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: No time wasted...Time is $
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: No time wasted...Time is $

Love your info , helps me all the time. But have a question. I have been renewing my mapping and still have a 2GB card . This last time I had to delete and reload with a smaller area. Do I need to buy a new card or can this be moved over to a lager GB card


Thanks
by Rod Martin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bill dance
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: bill dance

I want to ask Bill how his football team is going to do with the new coach from Alabama. When he goes up against his new coaches ex boss and The Tide rolls on. :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: ROLL TIDE. !!!! Rumor is that Alabama is going to join the NFL as an expansion franchise in Tuscaloosa. :wink: I ...
by Rod Martin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bill dance
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: bill dance

I want to ask Bill how his football team is going to do with the new coach from Alabama. When he goes up against his new coaches ex boss and The Tide rolls on. :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:




ROLL TIDE. !!!!
by Rod Martin
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Question about spinning reels.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Question about spinning reels.

Yes, there's an easy fix and NO you don't need to go to TackleTour to get it. In your factory box there is a pack of little black disks. Take your spool off and add one to the spool shaft like those already there. That's it! Thanks Mark but I like Dans answer better :D . I looked and found the box,...
by Rod Martin
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Question about spinning reels.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Question about spinning reels.

I have a almost new Shimano reel the stacks line on the reel more front than back. Is there a cure for that.


Thanks
Rod
by Rod Martin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 4 bank onboard charger question
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: 4 bank onboard charger question

I have the Minn Kota 4 bank 15amp charger. It has worked out very well for me. Bought it on this site NIB and got a good price along with a great charger.
by Rod Martin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Republican party ??????
Replies: 2
Views: 2139

Re: Republican party ??????

who's your pick in 2016 crispy cream christy wait he'll stop traffic to the democrats convention block all briges if you dont vote for him. jeb bush now thats funny strike 2 why go on Hillary the hillabeast in 2016 what difference does it make IM BETTING BILL GET ANOTHER :wink: IN THE OVAL OFFICE I...
by Rod Martin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Has anyone had changes in their health care yet
Replies: 16
Views: 2337

Re: Has anyone had changes in their health care yet

jiggin4bass wrote:rod your party and you have no platform just face it your party has no fight left no leader period



Sometimes its fun to go back to old posts
by Rod Martin
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year ! Mark

It cannot help but be a great New Year. After all

Each morning when you wake, God has given you a fresh day to do with as you wish. As for me, I wish to enjoy my wife, family, friends and fish :D
by Rod Martin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: When you switch 2 stroke oil types ?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: When you switch 2 stroke oil types ?

Thanks for the comeback.

I have gone 100% Lucas . I don't know why I haven't done this before. I used Lucas oil additive for years in our trucks.
by Rod Martin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Re: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

Ok, I pulled the trigger and bought a HDS 7 gen 3 Tackle warehouse had on clearance. BUT received a call from TW the Gen3 I bought was their last and was not in shape to sell. TW instead is sending a new HDS 7 Carbon . Now thats good service. Will wait awhile and pickup a front unit once I have beco...
by Rod Martin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: When you switch 2 stroke oil types ?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

When you switch 2 stroke oil types ?

Can you mix. Or should you wait till you're very low to add a different oil ? Say semi - synthetic moving to synthetic ?



Thanks
by Rod Martin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Re: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

thank you for your answers. Now I'm totally messed up. I think more utube and maybe a day on the water before I put out the money for 2 new graphs. I need to narrow down what I want then fine the best unit to do it with. the most important for me is the side scan. if possible I want to be able to sc...
by Rod Martin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Re: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

I'm sorry I was watching a utube doing a navionics trail and waypoints on an iPad then using wifi to transfer them to a carbon on the post it said it could be done on elite units also. Was wondering if the hook2 would do that too I'm looking to use front for sidescan mainly and back unit for mapping...
by Rod Martin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Re: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

Edd wrote:IF you are using one MFD and not sharing info, the HOOK2/Tripleshot is a great value for CHIRP, 2D, and Imaging sonars. If you want touchscreen you will need to jump up to the ti series at minimum.




Can the hook2 do the wifi link and map transfer like a Elite ?



Thanks
by Rod Martin
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Hook2 or Elite-Ti or ?

Looking to upgrade. I am using a HDS 5 now and am wanting to move up BUT not break the bank. In a 9" product what would be the differences in the hook2 and the Elite-Ti . Most lakes I fish a 10' to 12' so I am really interested in the side scan and if they allow you to do the mapping with navio...
by Rod Martin
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: which Lucas 2 stroke oil is Best
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: which Lucas 2 stroke oil is Best

At my stage in life, the money is not that important. But having my motor last with the least chance of trouble is.

Thank you for your input Ken

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