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  1. More professionals...

    Tom B. (LongLine)
  2. for sale : usa 1980 Blue Fin

    Looks like a 21 ft'r to me. I have an 18 ft Royal line from '84. (same exact windshield) Came with a 75 E-rude with Max rating of 115. You won't find a sturdier aluminum hull than the Blue fins. Tom B. (LongLine)
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    Word Search - Tom B. (LongLine) (I apologize to the many guys I couldn't get in...puzzle just got way to big!)
  4. Fishing Tunes...

    You got it. Tom B. (LongLine)
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  6. Sometimes...

    Something to do before football....Happy Turkey! Tom B. (LongLine)
  7. Summer toys are put away

    Don't you guys jack the tires off the ground? I find mine develop flat spots if I don't. Tom B. (LongLine)
  8. Sinkers Bank Sinkers $15.00. QTY 75. wts 1/2, 3/4, 7/8, 1 & 1 1/2 oz. 15 each. Great for general fishing. Flat Bank Sinkers: $15.00. QTY 60. wts 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2 & 2 oz. 12 each. Great for fast moving water. Pryamid sinkers. $15.00 QTY 24. wts 1, 2, & 3 oz. 8 each. Great for sandy or muddy bottom. Pickup in Rochester or $7.25 for USPS small flat rate box. (per lot but will combine) PM if interested. Tom B. (LongLine) p.s. yes, I made them myself.
  9. Downrigging

    Depends what your running and how deep your fishing. Clean spoons down deep then run close to weight. Clean spoons fished shallow then run them out a ways. Lone Flasher/flies run from 5 to 25 ft back. (again run deeper, run closer) If you're running a stacker then lower one about 10-15 ft longer than higher one. Tom B. (LongLine)
  10. The only thing the dams did was reduce the year over year variability in the lake level. Since the 50's, levels have fluctuated between 243 & 247 (except for this year). Prior to the 50's & back to the mid 1800's levels bounced between 241 & 248. (do a search on "lake level variability - Lake Ontario") Tom B. (LongLine)
  11. Pete - Hit like a king& ran, then went deep & I couldn't move him. I thought it was a big laker. Couple minutes later about 140-150 ft out, he cleared the surface by about 4 feet. After that he stayed just below the surface and i had to circle and chase him. He did not want to come near the boat. Definitely one that I'll remember for a long time. Tom B. (LongLine)
  12. SK8 - Thanx. KotW - On the west end, I'd agree with you however in the central basin, I've seen Big O change from flat to rolling white caps in 20 minutes. IMO, only a DF would fly solo out to where those charters were. Tom B. (LongLine)
  13. Atlantic. Seems like quite a few are getting caught this year.
  14. Genny 08-02-17 Splashed in at the river at 5:30 today. Lots of geese & their young at the launch. Cloud cover to the east & north but clear overhead and to the west. River temp 74F. Red sky in the morning, sailor take… Headed out and to the left again. WSW wind. Maybe a foot, mostly less. Set up in 115 FOW and trolled out.. Surface whole trip bounced between 71 & 73F. Didn’t see anything on the screen till 180FOW then saw small bait pods down 60. Down temperatures really goofy. 45 one minute then 60 the next. Crossed a N-S scum line then temps steadier. Two Cohos around 7:30-8:00, down 68 over 200-210 on R&R watermelon. Larger one around 8 Lbs. Both clean. Lost something much bigger down 84 over 210 around 9am. Stayed in that area for another hour. Decided to pull the rigger & stacker around 10:00. Got that all cleared and the weight off then spent the next 20 minutes battling this guy off the other rigger: Heh, heh, heh….17 Lbs! 84 down over 210. Purple spook mag, trolling fast. Took pix then another 15 minutes reviving him & he finally swam away. Biggest one I’ve ever caught. (Don't ask me why pic came out vertical) Love having the lake all to myself! Not another boat around. Heard some on the radio but they were way out. No way am I taking my 18 ft’r out there. Oh well, out by noon. Little ragboats having another get-together on the river. Couple kayers paddling around. (Great day to paddle the river.) One other trailer in the lot, geese sitting in the shade just relaxing. Luck to all. Tom B. (LongLine)
  15. Merc 60 hp Bigfoot trolling

    A higher pitch will lower the RPMs. Why would you want lower RPMs to reduce bogging down? A lower pitch (less bite per RPM) will make you give it more RPMs to go the same speed. Tom B. (LongLine)