Just talked to a buddy with an Ultera issue. He damaged the belt when he secured the motor head to his boat using a ram mount. Others I talked to said keep an eye on the belt tension. It is adjustable with an allen wrench.
Got out on Saturday along with my brother who went out in his boat. So much mud that we went our separate ways searching for better water. With 3 in his boat he caught 5 Coho and 5 Lake Trout. I found a nice spot and went 2/5 before the wind messed up the spot. Sunday morning went out with my brother to the same spot and had a double before the third line was out. Ended up going 7/11 before a storm with red in it chased us off the lake. Loonasea was correct on the nice size of the Coho's right now. All fish were caught with stick baits on top.
Hi guys - went out on Blue lake yesterday .... water temps around 61 -62 on the surface. Tried for some walleye with ripple shads in the weeds with no success, did manage a nice Bass. we switched to crappies and managed keeping a nice meal. Let a nice monster Blue Gill go (9.75") and kept some nice Sunnies for the frying pan. Pan fish were pretty active if you hit the right spots. A lot of people out there and the access was not a place to be in a hurry!! We had to work for the crappies and the ones we caught were 9"-10" crappies full of eggs. I would guess that although the ice was out early, many of the species are now late and delayed on the spawn. if this weather don't warm up quick, i think the bass will drop their eggs and it won't be a good year for bass spawn this year. Talked to some anglers out their bass fishing and they thought it was very slow and were puzzled.