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    Cayuga Cayuga 8/13 no sunscreen needed

    600' copper almost always takes half the fish. I always try to have able bodies to reel in the copper. I seldom reel in fish so it doesn't hurt my arms at all I have had some savage hits this year on my high dipsy with Super Slim spoons like 3 days @ sea or nascar. The bad part is I have broke off a bunch of these big fish. I have broke off more fish this year than I have in 40 years of fishing. Using 15 pound leader which seems like it should be more than enough. I am going to take some time and test my leader for break strength and put the scale on the dipsys to check trip weight. The only other thing I could try is put on a 50' mono leader and use a slide diver so I have some stretch and give. I tried snubbers but my strike numbers went down. I have my drags set light enough that they slip when I make a turn. Big fish seem to be the problem. I'll have to start targeting smaller fish I guess! Wes
  2. Slow day for me. I might have been spoiled from all the great fishing over the last few months. I am going to blame it on the front. 600' copper with grease trap and spin-n-glo did best. High dipsy, #3 setting 150' to 185 back got us a nice brown and we lost 2 good ones. We had a nice double on big lakers in the middle across from the power plant. Did a couple lakers in front of power plant. As we trolled back we got that nice brown and a couple short salmon in front of T-falls. As always the bite picks up when it is time to go home! Total legal fish 8 lakers and 1 brown. Riggers never fired all day. Wes
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    CAYUGA WEEDS

    Sounds like fun. I will post how I did! Wes
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    CAYUGA WEEDS

    Thanks Guys! Wes
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    CAYUGA WEEDS

    Got the day off Monday and was looking for a weed report. I fished the north end so far this year and was thinking about fishing T-Falls to power plant. Any side better than the other for weeds? If the lake got as much rain as we did T-Falls should have a mud line. Thanks! Wes
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    Sampson State Park Question

    I've stayed in those cabins 3 times. Not fancy but a dry roof over your head. Every time I ever camped in a tent I would find the only rock or root in the whole campground to lie on. Wes
  7. Cowbells and grease traps both have days they shine. Two weeks ago when the lake was like pea soup I had 3 sets of cowbells and Gambler rigs down. Last weekend the water was clear I ran 1 grease trap and 1 cowbell and the rest clean spoons and flasher/fly. Cowbells give off a huge vibration which is great in murky water but the grease trap has very little drag and is very speed tolerant. I have talked to several people that have tried grease trap with no luck. I have used them for years and have best luck on 600' copper .
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    Tr1 gold help

    To adjust gain, Press Setup, mob, down arrow 3 times and then go back to auto. This will slow the speed that the unit adjust the motor. I think they call that sea state adjustment . As mentioned, have the tech number ready if this does not work.
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    any tips for a newbie on Cayuga?

    I am not a jig guy but many use super braid and a leader to cut down on stretch. Wes
  10. I am doing a trip on the 13th. Pm me after then. During the derby this weekend I did not catch as many as I did a few weeks ago but still ended with 12 or 15 and they were all big fish. For me I had dry spell between 1:00 and 3:00pm. I noticed the water quality changed several times and when I was in clear water the fishing slowed. Change speed up. If you are searching for fish do a zig zag pattern and keep track of fish caught. If the fish are on the outside of turn you need to speed up. If they are the inside slow down. I started with lures close to bottom with little luck so I moved to deeper water and started catching fish. The fish are always moving so if you are not catching fish move. Two weeks ago I was catching fish 2.8 to 3.5 mph. This weekend I did better at 2.2 to 2.5 mph. Make sure you match your lures with the speed. Cowbells do not work well at 3.5 and spin doctors do not work as well below 2.00 mph. Just keep changing things up. 600' copper with grease trap did best, wire rods were second and riggers did 3 or 4 fish. Wes
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    Barney Baldwin One Day entry form

    Another great day. If these fish get any bigger I'm going to need a bigger fillet knife. It was nice to meet Stan at the launch! ! I also saw Stinger and Hannah Marie.It was another hot day and hot fishing. Had a great time. It almost didn't happen for me. I always test my motors before I go fishing. Big motor started right up. Kicker didn't want to start and when it did the water pump was not working. Lucky for me the last time I changed the water pump I got a spare. Dropped the lower unit and put it together in pretty short time. Only problem was I should have taken a little more time When I tested again no water. I missed the tube when I put the lower unit back on. It's dark now and I am working in the rain with a flashlight in my mouth. Bugs were eating me alive but second try was a charm. By the time I was done adjusting the shifter linkage it was 11:30. It was worth the effort. My hunting buddy has only been on the boat one other time. Started out we dropped two fish. Then we had a slammer on the rigger that broke off. He was feeling bad until I examined the line to find the knot slipped. In 40 years of fishing I only remember that happening once. Soon after we started a steady pick of big fish . At one point he a caught a 5lber and he asked me if it was legal. I grinned. First derby and he is spoiled. Nice job to all the winners. Some trophy finger lakes fish for sure. Wes
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    Mag Dipsy Diver chart

    I'm not sure why you would run it without the ring. To keep variables down as much as possible I run all mine with mag ring. If you want to fish shallow just don't let as much line out. I will run as many as 3 dipsy's per side. Mag dipsy on 1 setting, middle on 2 setting and high dipsy on 3. Middle and high dipsy are regular size with mag rings. If you run some with and without rings they would be diving at different angles which could cause issues when you turn. I seldom get tangles unless you pick up a big ball of weeds. As Les said those mags will go deep and get the job done. Wes
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    Cayuga Cayuga 7/28

    reel doc, You should be able to catch fish all day long. If it slows as the sun comes up just push out to deeper water. As murky as the water has been it will be pretty dark down 80'. I do like a chop on the water because it gives the spread better action. Wes
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    Kicker Auto pilot

    Pap, Do you have a subtroll? I have the tr1 gold and love it but the noise from this unit has caused problems with my subtroll. If you use a fishhawk you should be O.K. Wes
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    Jigging reports for Cayuga?

    I got to meet PCPete at the launch Saturday. Always fun to put name with a face. Wes
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