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Post Posted: 05:38pm - Sep 9,10 
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Well, we went and done it.Beautiful day to fish. The new Honda 8hp Kicker performed like it was a Honda. Learned a few things about what I need and don't need as far as operating with a Kicker on the Alumacraft. The boat held it beautifly. No Squat in the back from the extra weight.
Also got a little practice in with the co-pilot unit that I bought on E bay but as usual, the first mate handled that duty like a pro.
Everything on the top side of the water was terrific. I guess they didn't know we were coming on the bottom side. The only thing that kept the skunk out of the boat was the good looking but mutant Walleye caught by First Mate GH. :bigyuck

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All in all a great day. Good company. Good shake down of the new troller ( It's only been in the garage for 4 months ) We also tried a new tactic of setting the gas troller for speed and using the bow mount for direction. It worked well. Too bad the fish didn't co-operate.

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Post Posted: 05:59pm - Sep 9,10 
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Did you get the water temp?

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Post Posted: 07:44pm - Sep 9,10 
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Thanks for a nice day of fishing John, sooner or later we get this stuff figured out (I hope).
JimL, water temp was 71 / 73 depending on the wind I guess? Water very stained not at all like the Strip Pits.

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Post Posted: 08:08pm - Sep 9,10 
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Good job on the Wally...thats a tough lake to fish. glad everything else worked out well!!

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Post Posted: 08:38pm - Sep 9,10 
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Geo, the Walski is a Kitty Kat.

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Post Posted: 08:01am - Sep 10,10 
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Thanks for the report - it is Time On Water that makes the diffrence out there, and you've put some time in.. keep putting TOW and soon it comes together.

Any shad schools you saw?

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Post Posted: 06:12pm - Sep 10,10 
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RRat, not many bait balls at all. Did see a couple and I mean 1 or two break the surface on the North side a time or two. If i lived closer i might put more time in. As it is I get out there only 2-3 times a year.
Never brought more than 4 fish home and that time I was will a heidi regular.

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