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Yankee Troller

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    Webster, NY
  • Interests
    Fishing Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake for Salmon, Trout, and Walleye.
  • Home Port
    Rochester, Wilson Harbor & Oak Orchard
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    Yankee Troller

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  1. Ugh, that's horrible and my worse nightmare. BTW....For anyone who leaves their boat in the water and wants peace of mind there are systems out there to monitor your boat and bilge from your phone. I installed the Siren Marine system on my boat, and went a little overboard with the sensors, but I have peace of mind when my boat is in Wilson, and I'm working in Sodus Point. There are cheaper systems like Sensar Marine which geofence your boat and monitor water levels in your bilge. It notifies you if it goes above a specified level or your boat moves. If anyone's interested let me know. They are pretty simple systems. My buddy Jeremy bought a Sensar system off me this Spring. Install is easy too! Here's a pic of my Siren App.
  2. Well that's unfortunate. We've been running the 27lb Stealthcore for a long time and I've never had it break. I don't know anyone running the 18lb though.
  3. On my Offshore OR12 in-lines I just double wrap the braid on the release. Works just fine.
  4. A good bet is to cruise out slowly and watch your fish finder. Once you see bait pinned to the bottom you've found the thermocline. Start there, and work deeper targeting the lake bottom.
  5. I went looking for new hooks this season. I bought some Owners and some Trokar trebles for my meat rigs. The Trokar that I have linked has been really good to me. The #2 is what we used all Spring on meat rigs, but the #1's will be taking over as these fish start to get bigger. As HB2 said above the lighter wire penetrates much nicer, but you can't run these hooks with a super tight drag. Let the fish run and we've taken multiple fish on a hook with a fantastic landing percentage. They call them a 3x, but I'd fell better calling them more of a 2x. Again, plenty strong if you play the drag right.
  6. That's what I was told as well.
  7. FishUSA has the Morgan's Tackle copper in receiving, and it should be live next week. I hope this link works once it goes live ---> Morgan's Tackle 45lb test is the way to go and that is what most guys are running.
  8. I'll be at iCast or else I'd be attending. I applaud them on the great fishing we're all experiencing, although my assumption is a strong wild class. I do feel they need to step up and start studying how to get these fish to 4yrs old, and not maturing at 2yrs old. Is it genetics, pen rearing, or something else? I don't feel like they care at this point but hopefully once everyone catches their 3,479th Salmon this season (and they haven't cleared 25lbs) people will start asking this question.
  9. Dave and his gang from PA joined us this morning to experience the phenomenal Salmon fishing Lake Ontario is putting out this season. They also did a BT trip back in April. They just can't get enough! Lake Ontario didn't disappoint. We knew there was wind on the way, so the goal was to finish early. Goal accomplished! We were cleaning a 5 man limit by 8am, and that was after being selective of the fish that went in the Grizzly's.
  10. Our last charter was Friday May 17th, so it's been a while. We're very appreciative of the Lake Ontario Salmon fishery that made us look good! What rust? 😁 Floyd and his crew drove in from South Western PA to fish with us today. It was touch and go yesterday afternoon because they thought they may melt in the rain that was expected during their trip, but we assured them everything would be just fine. The fishing was complete mayhem, as expected, but these Walleye anglers did quite well. We caught a lot, we lost a lot, and we selectively harvested some nice fish. Pics below.
  11. We filmed a ton of content with the crew from FishUSA today, and I'm really looking forward to that footage! We haven't fished the Oak in three weeks, but it's like time stood still. Excellent bite, and some dandy fish. Check out this Steelie we successfully released that tipped the scale at 13lbs. Pics below.
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