So I was skeptical that a new electronic unit would help put fish in the box. We installed a Fish Hawk TD from Calumet Marine over the winter and tried it out yesterday. The coho are moving North so we headed to the R2 gong 8 miles offshore. The boat depth finder read 56 feet. My downrigger balls are light so there is a lot of blowback. The manual downrigger counter read 64 and before the Fishhawk I could only find the bottom by bouncing the ball. The Fishhawk said our speed was 3.3 on the surface so I was interested in the speed at the ball. Trolling West from the gong put our ball speed at 2.4 - 2 feet from the bottom and the temp at the ball was 42 degrees. We dropped at trashcan dodger and pink Spin-N-Glow down 54 feet. It was only a couple minutes and a laker was on. Seems like a successful test - you have to be patient when you change depths - the probe signal has a lag time, but the display is great and you can see it from the back of the boat just fine.
hondacat: they are getting them good in the calumet river where the creek in hegwish dumps into it
Oct 13, 2014 7:52:52 GMT -5
bullelkklr: How did the bow mounting of the exhaust port for the Espar heater work out for you? I am working on a similar installation of a D2 heater and am trying to decide whether to take the exhaust out the hull starboard side or put it where you did.
Jul 9, 2015 14:10:59 GMT -5
bullelkklr: Do you have any problems with melting coolers or being too hot to the touch on the gunnel from the exhaust? Is there any problems with exhaust fumes on the back deck from swirling exhaust when on anchor?
Jul 9, 2015 14:12:56 GMT -5
spierce: Looking for advice on which hewescraft to purchase. 20' Pro V or the 19' sea runner
Feb 18, 2016 18:35:26 GMT -5
spierce: Looking for some reviews on Hewescrafts
Feb 18, 2016 18:39:03 GMT -5
spierce: Looking for advice on powering a 20 hewescraft. Honda vs Mercury?
Feb 18, 2016 18:40:33 GMT -5
sawdust: I'm brand new here and just saw your post, my first. I've got the 19' SeaRunner ET-ST and absolutely love it - no regrets whatsoever. PM me if I can be of any assistance.
Apr 8, 2016 23:38:23 GMT -5
hondacat: NICE JOB JOE HOW ARE YOU LIKING THEM OUTBOARDS LOVE THEM GUYS THAT TELL ME "YOU CAN LAND FISH WITH THEM THINGS BACK THERE" boat of the year 9 tournament trail salmon unlimited indiana beat the crap out of a lot of inboard boats
May 17, 2017 6:26:38 GMT -5
hondorrior: frank how have you been?
Aug 29, 2019 1:38:41 GMT -5
hondorrior: my father and my mother pasted away I singned my boat and my truck to my father for senior living but he never used the money for his seinior living.my father made my neighbor poa off his property in highland,lost my boat and truck sighning it over to him
Aug 29, 2019 1:42:07 GMT -5
hondorrior: seinor living expenseses got robed.my neighbor ken took everything from me.i need to talk to you by you breakfeast sometime if you still are out in cal city ok write me back sometime hope you have your place in the st.joe going for you and your wife ok
Aug 29, 2019 1:46:02 GMT -5
hondorrior: my neighbor became poa power of attorney and fucked me when my father died
Aug 29, 2019 1:47:04 GMT -5
hondorrior: need to talk to you sometime 219 448 9103 ok bro thanks
Aug 29, 2019 1:47:57 GMT -5
hondacat: skip hewes craft take it up a few more notches go with the thunder jet
Oct 9, 2020 8:10:57 GMT -5
hondacat: enter all the groups put your web site links into your profile
Oct 11, 2020 14:57:14 GMT -5