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  1. The Boating Forum
    My trolling motor mount keeps coming lose. The previous owner drilled 1/2" diameter holes in the bow of the boat. The Minn Kota trolling motor uses 1/4" bolts for mounting. The play in the size difference is causing my trolling motor to move around a lot more than it should. I used SS bolts...
  2. Boats/Motors
    Brand New Minn Kota Maxxum Trolling Motor for sale. This trolling motor has been used 1 time, it is in "new out of box" condition. The 42" shaft was too short for my boat. This item on Ebay sells for $779. It's been sitting in my garage collecting dust for the past 3 years. $250 firm...
  3. Saltwater Fishing
    I'm hoping you guys will offer some advice. I am brand new to the world of boating and recently bought a 20' cuddy cabin for some fishing in Cape Hatteras. I've been surf and pier fishing those waters for years but now will try my hand from the boat, (due to the beach closures and to give us...
  4. Saltwater Fishing
    very new to trolling, and was wondering what are some places to troll with clarkspoons near swansboro? just the ICW? how many feet should the spoon be away from the planer? ive caught spanish and bluefish on a charter here.. can you only catch mackerel and blues? any other small advice would be...
  5. NC Coast
    I headed offshore to the Swansboro Hole area yesterday with my friend Taylor on his boat and with Mike W. and Jonas. The weather was awesome! We pulled ballyhoos and some lures trolling for Wahoo, Tuna and mahi. Catching was slow but we did manage to boat a tuna. Here's the video...
  6. Saltwater Fishing
    i know how to catch trout all i struggle with is locating them . i wanna try to troll to locate them but dont know what to use what speed and how deep. any advice would be appreciated
  7. Kayak Fishing
    Hey guys, I'm looking to be down in the EI area this weekend and am thinking of doing some trolling off the beach for the blues/spanish running through right now. Anybody have experience doing this kind of thing and any tips so I can try to get the right setup going? I'm thinking of coming...
  8. NC Coast
    Took my good friend (he was the best man in my wedding many moons ago) and his grown son fishing today. We left at 6AM with a beautiful sunrise to greet us as we hit the waterway. The seas were calm and there was just a light breeze. We headed out of Topsail Inlet and went straight for the...
  9. Saltwater Fishing
    Hey everyone, recently got a boat and am planning on going out in the next few days. Im at Holden Beach and have a 23 foot Walkaround. Anyone know any places that would be good for spanish mackerel or some kings that are close by? What lure/bait should we use for mackerel? Just lookin for some...
  10. Gear and Tackle
    We have just gotten a new boat and need some suggestions on some trolling gear. We would not be far out. This includes rods, reels, and line size. Any help would be very appreciated.
  11. Saltwater Fishing
    Hey everyone, just purchased a boat! Now that im able to get out there, i need to know what equipment i should get for fishing off the coast from 1 to 30 miles out. What kind of rod/reel works good for trolling? Is there a rod and reel that work for both bottom fishing and trolling? What kind of...
  12. Saltwater Fishing
    Hi everyone, i am just about to get a 22 foot walkaround that can go out as far as 10 miles on a calm day. I've never owned a boat, but have done A LOT of saltwater fishing in canals and in the intercoastal waterway. I was hoping someone can give me tips on how to fish for mackeral or anything...
  13. NC Piedmont
    I want to wire up a second battery to charge off of my OB for a bow mount trolling motor. Also want to be able to isolate the trolling motor battery with a switch when I stop to protect the starting battery. Does anyone have a diagram I could look at and can this be done very inexpensive? Thanks...
  14. NC Piedmont
    Took a chance that this might be the last pretty day for a while and hit Falls this afternoon around 3pm with a plan to try something a little different. I thought I'd give the "shemstreet rig" a try - 3-way trolling rig with a large deep diving crankbait on one leader and a smaller white bass...
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