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SteveZParticipantSeptember 3, 2013 at 8:50 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantSeptember 3, 2013 at 8:42 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantSeptember 3, 2013 at 8:41 pmPost count: 55
Depending on the year of your outboard your alternator should be 19Amp or about that. Depending on the wattage of your spotlight you may have some issues. Your spot light is probably 50 to 100 watts and shouldn’t cause a problem as long as the engine is running.SteveZParticipantAugust 22, 2013 at 2:48 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantAugust 21, 2013 at 12:01 pmPost count: 55
The reports I have been hearing for daytime fishing has been getting better. A 30″ wiper was caught in the last week or so and a number of 24+. I made it out one evening and got on fish right away. The fish were busting all over and the 2″ shad were everywhere. Nothing big but we did catch a couple that went 15″. Sure was a beautiful night on the water.SteveZParticipantAugust 19, 2013 at 6:04 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantAugust 14, 2013 at 6:47 pmPost count: 55
This time of year they typically are deep and will relate to stucture if it is available. If you locate fish suspended in deeper water I like to troll cranks that will run 10-12 feet at about 1.2 mph. Keep in mind that crappies typically feed up, so you want to keep your baits above them. I will also tie two 1/16 oz jigs on one line and troll at .8-1 mph and do well that way also. Obviously the key is finding them in numbers.SteveZParticipantAugust 14, 2013 at 6:39 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantAugust 7, 2013 at 7:08 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantAugust 7, 2013 at 12:48 pmPost count: 55
Quote by: grizzwald660
79 35 hp johnson. not spraying water at low rpm. should it spray in nuetral? should i replace all the parts[kit]? i assume the housing wears? or just the impeller? are the gaskets reuseable? opinions please.
It should spray water anytime the motor is running. More than likely the paddles on the pump are worn and it should be replaced. The housing shouldn’t wear as the impeller is rubber and the housing is metal. Sometimes the gaskets can be reused but I would get a set with the pump if you are going to replace. Some of the older motors can be tricky, depending on how the shift linkage attaches to the upper part of the motor. I believe on the Johnson’s there is a plate on the side of the motor that is removed and there is a coupler that needs to be removed in order to drop the lower unit. If you are pretty good mechanically, you will figure it out. Good luck.SteveZParticipantAugust 7, 2013 at 9:14 amPost count: 55SteveZParticipantAugust 5, 2013 at 5:21 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantAugust 5, 2013 at 12:09 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantAugust 5, 2013 at 11:28 amPost count: 55
I like a longer rod for trolling for a couple of reasons. It allows you to spread out your baits and the longer length allows the rod to absorb the strike on bigger fish. Sheels has a great 10’6″ trolling rod for about $80 and the Scheels brand of line counter is made by Diawa if I am not mistaken and they are about $80 also. When running 4-6 rods, line counters reels are critical to keeping your lines from getting tangled. Now, if you have 6 lines out while fishing for whites on Red Rock, don’t be suprised if all 6 go off at once. I have had this happen a couple of times. With 6 poles and 3 guys, it can be a bit of a challenge. What a blast!