Did anyone take over Bob Marshall's weekly fishing report?
Long story short.
Installed a new fish finder today. Old one was shot, and now the motor wonât turn over and the trolling motor wonât come on.
What can I check and where can I bring my boat to get looked at?
Iâm in Metairie this week.
Long story â
Sorry if this is the wrong spot.
Put in a new fish finder today. Old one was flat broke.
New fish finder powers up. Awesome.
Went to drain the live well, and it will only turn on with toggle switch in the fill position.
Decided to check everything else out. Lights come on, bilge works, and all looking good until I power up the trolling motor. Nada.
On vacation and visiting and can live without trolling motor. Trip planed for the AM, let me see if the motor will turn over. Nada.
Clearly I have done something to the electrical when installing the new fish finder.
It is dark, and trip has been canceled. To say Iâm beyond thinking is an under statement.
Where could I have messed up?
Removing the old tranducer was complexity low.
Threading the new cable for the traducer
Pulled cable to the front, minor in complexity, but never yanked on cable. But did have issues getting it run right. Really donât think I caused any cabling to come loose at this point.
Power â Oh boy! The complexity.
Ok, I removed a red cable from fuse panel to see if that would cut power to the existing fish finder. Nope. Put it back.
Pulled a fuse or two to see if that cut power. That did not kill power.
Was looking to cut power to the older unit, and use that terminal on the fuse panel to power up new unit.
Decided I need to see what was the deal with the power to the original unit. Loosened cover for cables, pulled the wires through and saw where the manufactor connected the power and grown to pre-run wire.
Ok, cut connection and pull prewire back. A little tough to do, but pull hard, not yank, but pull hard and got those two wires to where I needed them. Use same type of connector and connect those wires to new power wires for my new fish finder.
Powered up unit. Awesome it works.
Tightened up every thing, and cleaned up.
It rained today and needed to drain live well. Put batteries in the on position, and flip the toggle to drain. Doesnât work. Flip it to fill, and you can hear it work.
Crap, better test lights and other key components. Horn works, blidge works, lights, etc. Awesome.
Let me try trolling motor. It does not come on.
Ok, can deal with it later. Let me at least ensure the motor will turn over. It doesnât. WTF over!
Its dark, been a long day, and I just dragged this boat from Texas to New Orleans to fish some old stomping grounds and Iâm dead in the water. Or in this case my MIL drive way.
So, if I canât figure this out in the day light, where can I bring my boat, to hopefully get this fixed tomorrow?
Just saw this and was wondering what are ya'll seeing? Migration Alert: Numbers Up, Louisiana Waterfowlers Optimistic http://www.ducks.org/hunting/migration/migration-flyway-reporters/migration-alert-numbers-up-louisiana-waterfowlers-optimistic?poe=mostRecent
Was planning on visiting the area and wanted to fish around Hopedale.
I haven't gone since Katrina and was wondering how hard is it to get out to Lake Robin and Black Bay.
Used to launch at Pips and head out through Hopedale Lagoon.
Would appreciate advice on how to get out that way and not tear up the boat.
Hope this doesn't get pulled for talking about another forum. However, I am dissapointed in reading what has happened to Rod-n-reel.com
I visit that site as well as this one to see what is going back home in Louisiana.
I was just curious if anyone had any additional information on what is going on.
Here is the link to what I discovered this afternoon:
Got to go on my first hunt in Louisiana yesterday. We didn't get many birds, but had a good time anyway.
My cousin's husband took me and said its been slow for some time. Just not seeing big ducks and the teal seemed to have moved on. At lease the large numbers that they had been seeing.
How is everyone else doing in this area?
How do you post a picture with your thread?
Had a great morning!
The birds were increadable. We must have had more birds then I could count come in just befor legal.
Once LST came, it was fast and quick on the shooting. The fun ended once the sun came out in full strength.
We were hunting out of ground blinds and the birds kept flaring, but we couldn't figure out what it was. We re-did the spread, rebrushed the blinds, but no luck.
It is going to be a great season, if today was any indication.
Ok, my youngest has been asking me to take her deer hunting, so we're headed for Gramma's house in Area 3. My Uncle, who has a couple of stands set up, wasn't able to answer my question on weather it is either sex or buck only.
The land is private and the season does not end until Jan 2010, so can we take a doe if the opportunity presents itself?
My apologies for my ignorance, but I've always hunted on land that was apart of the DMAP program, so I've had doe tags. And if I hunted a WMA it clearly lists what is open.
I was looking for a guide recommendation for New Orleans area. I grew up here, but didn't discover duck hunting until I moved.
Any suggestions would help?
Looking at the guide section, it seems only one person close by is Homa, but I wanted to visit Hopedale, Delcroix, Shell Beach area.