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by Rod Martin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Water temp graph ?
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Water temp graph ?

Edd wrote:Here's a good look at an underwater spring on CHIRP vs Down Imaging.



Thanks, Now I know something to look for.
by Rod Martin
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Water temp graph ?
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Water temp graph ?

Can you set up a water temp line on the Carbon ? I want some way to set up a temp line on my graph while I am slowing looking for brush piles or fish holding areas. Something that would show a underwater spring feeding the lake or a temp line from water coming into a lake from a creek. Can that be d...
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance letting me down
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Lowrance letting me down

Problem solved

The active imaging 3-1 replaced my other and gives me a fantastic view of the lake.

Plugs direct into the unit without any additions.
by Rod Martin
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Norman Deep little N SUSPENDING
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Norman Deep little N SUSPENDING

After posting and buying some reg ones to change . I came across a FB page for Norman Lures, They have everything. I posted a picture of what I needed and bought 17 deep little N's Suspending in about 1 hr. AND they were the color I needed


Thanks everyone
by Rod Martin
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Norman Deep little N SUSPENDING
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Norman Deep little N SUSPENDING

Looking for Norman Deep Little N Suspending crank baits. Seems there are thousands of the floating but no suspending. Looking for them in the bright fire tiger / Chartreuse blue back but would take any at a reasonable price and paint. Anyone know of a source for these ? The few sites I saw that list...
by Rod Martin
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance letting me down
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Lowrance letting me down

After talking with someone from California with experience with Lowrance I'm going to try a active imaging 3-1 transducer to see if that fixes the problem I have.
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance letting me down
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Lowrance letting me down

Thanks to everybody that replied

Got a plan and looks like my problem will work it self out
by Rod Martin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance letting me down
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Lowrance letting me down

Am looking at the Hook and the Elite TI2 as alternates at less cost.

I remember when there was Lowrance and Eagle both good units but fewer adjustments on the Eagle.

I had an Eagle and it was a good unit wonder about these 2
by Rod Martin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance letting me down
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Lowrance letting me down

Guess its nice to know I'm not the only one but would be better if none of us were .LOL

My boat dealer is trying to get someone out to at least decide which part it is
by Rod Martin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance letting me down
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Lowrance letting me down

I have had Lowrance since they were a box with a red dot. But have ben disappointed with my Carbon. Over the next year or so I want to buy a new TM and front and back units, Since I retired to Florida most of my fishing is shallow with a down scan and a good side scan working to 25' all I need Curre...
by Rod Martin
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex or Electronics 1st? Need some help please
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Ultrex or Electronics 1st? Need some help please

Point out 1 thing Not sure where you are going to buy, BUT at Christmas TackleWarehouse give 10% discount on gift cards and as a veteran you get a 10% discount on everything but sale items.(have to send a dd214 or proof of service)Check their prices and maybe it would pay you to buy during the Chris...
by Rod Martin
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senko rod
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: Senko rod

I use a 7' Phenix UMB in ML Here in Florida I keep 2 of them on deck 1 with braid and 1 with 20lb Floro.
I can see and feel the fish and have the backbone to pull out of the trash. Best Rod I have ever owned and I moved to them from Loomis
by Rod Martin
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lithium batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: lithium batteries

FISHLIP WASHINTON wrote:Drew tech is a sponsor and if your a BBC member u get discount

I also run ionic battery charger onboard



I contacted them today and like what he had to offer.

Thanks
by Rod Martin
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lithium batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: lithium batteries

FISHLIP WASHINTON wrote:Ionic warranty is 1 of the best

I run 3 50s for 36v. Ghost

125. For graphs and start

Best investment so far


Thanks I'm looking at these
by Rod Martin
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lithium batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: lithium batteries

scottsweet wrote:Check out the Ionic Lithium batteries. They have a great phone app that connects with bluetooth to see the rate of charge, etc.





Thanks I will
by Rod Martin
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Two Happy Days in a Boat Owners Life VIDEO
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: The Two Happy Days in a Boat Owners Life VIDEO

I've owned boats for 50 years and every day was a happy day.

Only bad days were when there wasn't a boat in my driveway :D
by Rod Martin
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Found Rod and Reel
Replies: 55
Views: 5699

Re: Found Rod and Reel

Yeah, I think it's time to do the reveal. The reel is an Abu Garcia Black Max and the rod is a Fenwick Silver Hawk II (SX/66M-FC, 1/4-5/8 lure, 8-17lb line) (Black and Silver...must have been a Raiders fan, that and it had a black frog tied on). It feels more like an MH than a M. It had braid on it...
by Rod Martin
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lithium batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: lithium batteries

Hey Rod, I have been running the Bioenno brand, 36 volt batteries, these things have really made a big difference in boat performance because they are so much lighter but also they last a long time and charge really fast! I like em' Took a look at them warranty is getting better 5 years. I don't un...
by Rod Martin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lithium batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

lithium batteries

Was looking at TW at a 36 volt Lithium so 1 battery replaced 3 .
Has anyone had experience with these vs using 3 12volt Lithium batteries

And what brands are you running


Thanks
by Rod Martin
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Found Rod and Reel
Replies: 55
Views: 5699

Re: Found Rod and Reel

Phenix UMBX 7' H with a revo STX 7.2-1 last seen floating on the St Johns headed that way
by Rod Martin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Repairing Frogs
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Repairing Frogs

we don't have to much cheese back here lot of pads and reeds. If I can I will convert some and pull new rubber on others


Thanks for the replies
by Rod Martin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Night fishing lights
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Night fishing lights

Back in the day I would take a paint roller extension handle put 2 12volt 50 watt blubs on a light bracket extend it up 15' and put it in one of the seat holes, my boat had and extra in the center. I guess the fish thought it was a full moon , didn't bother them at all . I could see inside my live ...
by Rod Martin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Night fishing lights
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Night fishing lights

Back in the day I would take a paint roller extension handle put 2 12volt 50 watt blubs on a light bracket extend it up 15' and put it in one of the seat holes, my boat had and extra in the center. I guess the fish thought it was a full moon , didn't bother them at all . I could see inside my live w...
by Rod Martin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Repairing Frogs
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Repairing Frogs

I was looking fin my frog box today and realized I have a lot of Frogs that the rubber legs have melted or gotten all messed together . With that said I fish a lot of Frogs with the metal legs like the Teckel Honker Frog , So I was wondering about converting the other frogs to metal legs. Has anyone...
by Rod Martin
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bassboat question.....
Replies: 27
Views: 8905

Re: bassboat question.....

There are far to many variables that each person has to work out for themselves . When I had my 20' narrow body Champion with a Merc 250XB I set it up for 82 mph and that was gps. BUT it took the right jackplate setback and adjusted height, I searched thru many different props to get what I wanted a...
by Rod Martin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Non ethanol gas
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Non ethanol gas

C & A corner market on Yosemite and airport way in Manteca used to have pumps on the side of the market that had fuel for off-road high octane and ethanol free. But I have not been there in years not sure if they still do . When I was young and foolish racing gas with a racing outboard were fun ...
by Rod Martin
Sun May 31, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?

I've had good luck with https://lucasoil.com/products/fuel-treatments/lucas-fuel-stabilizer Designed for all fuel types and engine types 2 or 4 stroke. I used it for my fuel that I store for my lawn mower and pressure washer around the house as well. They support our marine/ fishing industry and me...
by Rod Martin
Fri May 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?

clum553946 wrote:Been using Stabil Marine with no issues




Several others said Stabilities so I'm going to give it a try

Thank you
by Rod Martin
Fri May 29, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?

Stay safe Rod. Always, Hurricane season is June to November . Just making sure I am up on power. For Irma we lost power for a week so now I try to plan ahead. Generator big enough to power AC , refrigerator and freezer. Oh also the coffee maker Long as I sleep cool and have coffee for my wife, What...
by Rod Martin
Fri May 29, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?

Hurricane season is here and I intend to stock up on Gas for my generator. 5 and 3 gal plastic cans filled to full and kept for 3 months in a humid place (Florida) after that I will rotate out by using in my Van and boat 90HP Mercury Opti. We have boat gas here (non-ethanol ) What is the best gas tr...
by Rod Martin
Sat May 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So who is having a tackle sale this weekend ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: So who is having a tackle sale this weekend ?

fastfiat wrote:Land Big Fish has 20 off. REMEMBER20 is the code. Also found these. American legacy has 20% off daiwa. Code: Daiwa
Thehookuptackle has 20% off. Code: USA20





Cool I'll take a look at them
by Rod Martin
Sat May 23, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So who is having a tackle sale this weekend ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

So who is having a tackle sale this weekend ?

I always look forward to the sales on this weekend. One of my best times to buy tackle. But this year after getting a gift card from the wife and kids , I waited to buy during the sale and found it was canceled. I understand that money is tight so I went ahead and used my card without the sale. Hopi...
by Rod Martin
Mon May 18, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Releaser or Keeper? Which are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2413

Re: Releaser or Keeper? Which are you?

Any given body of water will only support so many fish. So taking some fish is good for the fish. Taking to many is bad for the fish. That being said I am a catch and release fisherman. I love to fish but don't eat Bass, I fish tournaments but do not believe in keeping fish in the live well all day ...
by Rod Martin
Sun May 10, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Starting battery
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Starting battery

Rod, where did you get that switch? So, does that let you "jump" the starting battery with the TM batteries? I just told my dealer while it was in for annual PRESTO it was on :D similar to this one.https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blue-Sea-Systems-e-Series-Selector-Battery-Switch/1002433598?cm_mm...
by Rod Martin
Sat May 09, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Line visibility
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Line visibility

I use braid on all spinning reels, and splice on 6 feet of appropriate size fluorocarbon to it. Why? No clue other than the braid is very easy to handle and fluorocarbon is alleged to be invisible........ Have you noticed that braid allows for more twist in the line before it starts to affect casti...
by Rod Martin
Fri May 08, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Starting battery
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Starting battery

I got a battery switch instead of a jumper system it allows you to combine the trolling and the starting batteries in several ways that allow you to switch which battery runs live wells and starting the motor. Best change I have ever made to my boat . Look at one as you up grade your batteries for ...
by Rod Martin
Thu May 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Starting battery
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Starting battery

I got a battery switch instead of a jumper system it allows you to combine the trolling and the starting batteries in several ways that allow you to switch which battery runs live wells and starting the motor. Best change I have ever made to my boat . Look at one as you up grade your batteries for t...
by Rod Martin
Wed May 06, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Line visibility
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Line visibility

Whole time I lived in California I was told fish are line shy. Moved to Florida and over half my friends use braid for everything.

I have started using braid for cranks 15lb braid is the same dia. as 8 lb some less drag and goes deeper
by Rod Martin
Tue May 05, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: the IMA 1/4oz frog
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: the IMA 1/4oz frog

Thanks for the reply. I was hoping someone would chime in with what power rod for it . I'm not good with skipping so I use a medium and a MH spinning rod to skip under docks , was thinking this little frog would work great on the MH rod with 30lb braid both under docks and around cover. Im not too ...
by Rod Martin
Sun May 03, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: the IMA 1/4oz frog
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: the IMA 1/4oz frog

Thanks for the reply.
I was hoping someone would chime in with what power rod for it .

I'm not good with skipping so I use a medium and a MH spinning rod to skip under docks , was thinking this little frog would work great on the MH rod with 30lb braid both under docks and around cover.
by Rod Martin
Sat May 02, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: the IMA 1/4oz frog
Replies: 4
Views: 763

the IMA 1/4oz frog

What rod and line setup do you guys throw that on.

Thanks
by Rod Martin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

Thanks to everybody that answered. I now have a couple of rods to test and see if I'm trying to do will work for me
by Rod Martin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is the difference in Blanks
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: What is the difference in Blanks

Yes you can but you need to pay attention to the spline of the rod for guide placement. Also, the powers very a lot between casting and spinning. I did this once with Dobyns Rods. I took a Champ 763C blank and used it for a Champ 765SF rod. It was a stout spinning rod. This is the only time I've ev...
by Rod Martin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is the difference in Blanks
Replies: 2
Views: 531

What is the difference in Blanks

Spinning and casting ?

Can one be used as the other ?


Thanks
by Rod Martin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

I live on a lake that's wall to wall docks & started skipping tubes a millon years ago with a 6' spinning rod. Once I had the hang of it I tried different lengths from 5 to 7' & found very little difference. Gave that up years & use strickly bait casters, more accurate for me & powe...
by Rod Martin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

I live on a lake that's wall to wall docks & started skipping tubes a millon years ago with a 6' spinning rod. Once I had the hang of it I tried different lengths from 5 to 7' & found very little difference. Gave that up years & use strickly bait casters, more accurate for me & powe...
by Rod Martin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

rico wrote:A Gloomis IMX SJR 722 would work well for skipping




Yes I have a 782 GLX I use but have not found a 722 in my price range yet.

just looking for an alternative at a little less price
by Rod Martin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

I don't think a short rod is the answer. Practice skipping out away from the target docks in open water. You need to develop the right wrist motion and casting angles, like skipping a flat rock. Casting tackle use a 1/2 oz arkie type jig with a flat beaver trailer. Spinning use a wacky rigged stick...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

What power? Lure weight range, line type/lb test, reel??? The rod builders can make you whatever you need. My limited experience with spinning rods is the casting motion is very different, more of a snap cast with spinning vs a wrist cast to load up the rod when using bait casting rod. Spinning rod...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

5' or 5'6" spinning rod

Looking for something equal to a Loomis IMX or a Phenix UMB rod in a 5' or 5'6" medium action spinning fast tip but would take a casting rod. Does anyone know if anything is being made like that any more. Or any blanks that would fit. While I'm at it can you buy a 6' or 6'6" blank and cut ...

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