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Yankee Troller

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    Webster, NY
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    Rochester, Wilson Harbor & Oak Orchard
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    Yankee Troller

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  1. Why does everyone focus on 1 town when it comes to the Salmon fishery? Salmon are managed for the Lake. Not 1 town. There are a lot of small towns all over the lake that benefit from people trailering in and charter boat clients April-September. Let's not forget another country. The big picture here is the lake. Not Pulaski. It may never happen, but if we can rally the troops we will have a chance. Be thankful you can fish tribs on the south shore. They close them on the North shore and that may be why our Salmon fishery is as good as it is especially when we have adjustments to the stocking numbers.
  2. Any machined rod holder on the market will do the job. The one-handed operation of the Cannon Dual Axis is a nice feature. I have some on my boat that are 10 years old that have seen a lot of use. They still work great.
  3. FishUSA sells this this spoon in the Dreamweaver Custom color section as a MARTEL.
  4. This post made me dig out a few this past weekend. That spoon was always great deep. It did not disappoint!
  5. Over the last few years it's been a great spoon when fished below, lets say, 70'. Can only be found at FishUSA. While you're there look at the Glow Gladiator. Another great deep spoon for us.
  6. We use a 100qt Grizzly for tournament weigh ins. You wont get 12 big salmon in there, but at the Sodus Pro Am we were able to get a couple blocks of ice in it with 8 Salmon and 4 Brown Trout. If you primarily fish the FL's I'd say 100qt is plenty big enough. I just replaced my old Grizzly's this summer. They had 8 seasons on them and looked like the day I got them. https://www.grizzlycoolers.com/shop/hard-sided-coolers/grizzly-100/
  7. We all enjoy the fruits of natural reproduction, but I do not wish for it. Naturals make it hard to manage the lake.
  8. You're probably right, but lets look at the positives. > The best genes are ripped out of that river before they get to the hatchery. No one's gonna cast at a 18lb fish when there's a 28lb fish sitting there. > Some of the best Trout get ripped out of the river at this time. It would ensure more and bigger trout for the guides during the winter. > The salmon crowd treats the river like a dumpster. Less garbage going into the river. > It would leave more food for the trout following the salmon. > It would require less DEC presence to patrol. Also, why is one town more important than all lake fisherman and small towns who span the whole entire shoreline in multiple counties and two countries? Trib anglers voiced their concerns on what lake anglers were taking. Regulations were changed. It's now time for the lake anglers to protect their species.
  9. Tough morning, but we ground them out. Jonah, his wife, and some friends joined us for some offshore fishing. The target was 2yr old Salmon and Steelhead. We finally found them out on the 32/33N line. That also happens to be where the warmest water was. Temp was down 95'. Our Cannon Downriggers pulled fish from 75-110' down. Best spoons today were King of Sting, Frost Bite, and Green Jeans. 300" diver took a few fish with a white Dreamweaver Spin Doctor/A-TOM-MIK Glow Stud fly. . . Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Given Chinook are managed for Lake Ontario anglers that river should be shut down from September 1st until after egg take. That would be protecting our fish populations!
  11. Tournament fishing is a point per pound and 10 points for a fish. #20 average
  12. What a fun weekend fishing an event put on by Craig Hajecki and Vince Pierleoni. We'd typically be competing in the Fall King of the Lake over in St. Catherine's, Ontario. However, given the current situation these two guys made sure there was an event to fish for anyone interested. The bite was tough this weekend, but we had a great team of guys and executed our plan almost to a tee. Practice - we knew the inside water for stagers was a tough grind, so we headed offshore looking for 2yr old box fillers. We found them on the 27/28N line straight out of port. Mix of Team Dreamweaver spoons, A-Tom-Mik Mfg. flies, and Familiar Bite meat took fish for us and gave us a spot. Day 1 - our plan was to fish stagers until 8am. At 8am if there weren't at least four stagers in the cooler we were headed offshore. At 8am we had one stager in the Grizzly, so we headed offshore. It didn't take long and we were into the immature Salmon. Again, Familiar Bite meat, A-TOM-MIK flies, and DW spoons did the job. We went in to weigh in not sure what to expect. Low and behold, we were the only six fish box and we're in the lead after day one. Day 2 - the plan for day two was to head offshore and get our six fish. When we got to our waypoints from the day before we noticed temp went deeper and we were in search mode. Throughout the day we ground out a nice charter box, but only put four Salmon in the cooler. Not knowing how the stager bite was (due to no communication) we thought the worst. When we got to the scales we heard the bite stayed tough inside, and we did enough to take home the win! Spoons that worked for us this weekend were custom FishUSA Team Dreamweaver Glow Roy Boy, Glow Gladiator, Martel, and a Hulk moonshine. A-TOM-MIK flies that worked were Glow Blue shredded Hammer behind a wonderbread Smart fish, and a Glow Stud behind a black dot Spin Doctor. Familiar Bite meat worked good behind 8" flashers and Familiar Bite Whiplash paddles. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Contact the guys at Bay Rat Lures. That's what they do.
  14. Great morning out of the Oak. Some long time clients from PA joined us with a couple rookies to experience the great fishing we've had. A little networking with the fleet and we found out we didn't need to bomb offshore, which was a relief given the wind forecast. We found the thermocline around 60' down at the 26N line. Half the fish we cleaned were matures, the other half were 2yr olds. We had mostly spoons down on the riggers and coppers. Good spoons today were custom FishUSA Dreamweaver's in Glow Gladiator, Glow Roy Boy, and Martel. All were fished Mupped. A-TOM-MIK coppers in 300 & 400 were taking shots with spoons and Dreamweaver Cut Plugs. Divers took fish 210-250' out with A-TOM-MIK Glow Stud's. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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