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  1. Fishing was tough today. Fished 8:30-2:30 covering water from 80-250 feet in every depth we were marking fish combo of spoons, flies, flashes and dodgers, riggers and dipsey. Got skunked. Saw many boats out there doing what we were, wandering around aimlessly looking for fish in al depths. Marked the most fish from 125-145 either hugging the bottom or at 40-60 down. Was very rough this AM with waves 3 feet, settled down to >1' later in day.

  2. On 8/29/2022 at 2:11 PM, Tip-sea-tuna said:

    Started around daybreak and fished till 10 or so.  Started around 90ft and headed North West to start.  Brand new fish finder and the transducer has --.- reading for depth - great.  No Fishhawk and no finder again - back to basics like last trip.  

    First fish was a decent Brown on a green Chinook diver 195 out over 130' with a Mixed veggie spoon.  Pulled in 2 skips, one on a rigger at 100' with a carbon 14 and one on a 325 copper with a gramma warrior mag spoon.  The smallest fish we brought in hit the largest spoon (14" king)!  Had the same Chinook setup hit again in 165' around 9AM and just screamed.  My son fought his first big diver shot salmon that made 3 big 100'+ runs, jumped and rolled on the surface at least 5 different times and nearly swam directly into the prop on its last burst of energy as it approached the boat.  He was rewarded with a nice 25 pounder - his biggest yet and our "new to us" boats biggest as well.  To say the least he was exhausted from the fight and adrenalin rush - I'm not sure who was more happy he landed it, me or him!

    Lots of boats out and everyone seemed to be hunting in all different depts.  Saw no one else fighting anything all morning and when we took out, we talked to several other boats that ended up getting skunked so I guess we were the lucky ones that day. 

    Oh and the Fleas were horrendous.  




    Great picture. I also got my boy his first salmon Tuesday. Making memories. 


  3. 4 hours ago, Amylee said:

    great glad for you and your son awesome!

    we also had 2 screamers end of day pulling riggers and rods on late night we fish light to dark and it was dark carbon 14 25+ that hasnt happened in awhile.  Only getting better get out there! Cant wait to get back hopefully this weekend.

    I'll be back up in Fairhaven Saturday giving it another go with my brother.

  4. 20 hours ago, greenhornet73 said:

    Gotta love it, you never know when it’s going to happen but glad it finally did for you.  Can’t wait to get up there myself.  My lost landlock from last weekend on Owasco keeps calling me but if I can get up on the big lake soon it would be great.

    Are they putting landlocked salmon in Owasco again? They used to years ago but I haven't caught any there in 20 years. Live on owasco.

  5. Been itching to get out again after several earlier attempts in the season resulting in only Steelhead and browns. An hour north of Auburn and I'm launched in fairhaven. Set up at 1:30 p.m. and fish to 3:30 p.m. weather was iffy so we stuck in close which is where I believe the fish to be based on reports. Started trolling in 75 ft with riggers at 65 and 55. Worked 95 pretty good and that was the area I was marking the most fish. Worked out to 105 and back into 75. Decided 95 range was the best Target area and work that in the last hour. After 2 hours we had nothing to show for it and a storm was coming in from the west. Decided to pack up and told my 10-year-old kid to grab and pop the rods and bring up the downrigger. He just got the first rod in and put away when he was reaching for the second rod it popped and we had a screamer. Fish hit on the 65 down carbon 14 spoon. Fought that bugger for a half hour and every time it got close to the boat it would peel off line again. By this time we were in the storm and anxious to get out of there so I put maximum pressure on the fish hoping for the best. The kid netted it and lifted that 20-pounder into the boat by himself. We were soaking wet but happy as hell. Needless to say my boy is anxious to go at it again. Great memories!


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  6. Fished from 2:30 - 8:30 PM, 1 rigger, 2 rods Carbon 14 spoons. Shot out to 400 to setup. Dropped the rigger down spaced 15 apart down 75. Water temp at ball 72. Yuck. Dropped ball to 125 temp 52. At 125/425 1st Steelhead. Trolled to 600. Picked up 2nd Steelie 180/550 down temp 42. Trolled into 300 and 200, pretty barren. Went into 130-100 began marking fish 55-100. Set up 80 down out of temp. 3rd Steelhead 80/130. Had 2 big rips 60 and 80 down over 110ish. Fishing alone, circus trying to get other line in and rigger up. Lost both.

  7. 5 hours ago, moonfish said:

    I'm a nooby too trolling trout. I'm interested this year when the trout start pushing the shoreline and mouth, or in the river. I prefer in the river because I have a 14' Jon boat, river will be safer. So could you tell me what colors are best in the Gennessee river and size of spoons ? Smaller Suttons ? Not interested in salmon, just trout.

    Sent from my SM-T720 using Lake Ontario United mobile app

    I couldn't say for certain other than to tell you that the few times I've fished estuaries of Lake Ontario including the Genesee and at Fairhaven I have used casting spoons. Heavy weighted spoons like cast Masters and little Cleo's in combinations of silver and blue or silver and green. Typically when I did that it was in the springtime targeting brown trout.

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  8. Fished out of Genesee River on 9/10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on 9/11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Didn't get a single bite. Threw the kitchen sink at them from the spoons to Dodgers and flashers with flies or spoons and stick baits. Covered water from 70 ft deep out to 400. Everywhere seem to be 70 degrees from the surface down to a hundred. Marked a few fish here and there mostly in the 90 to 135 foot of water range. Waves were two to four, not many boats out there.

  9. 15 hours ago, lyk2fish said:

    Well had some vacation this week going into labor day but the weather and projects kept me off the lake until friday afternoon. Like with any day, I had to find them and I trolled till almost dark when I stumbled on some concentrated bait that was gonna set me up for Saturday morning. Saturday through today it produced big time with many silvers including a big brown which topped my largest of the year so far.....they are getting big, and when they bite you know it. Total program worked this weekend, Saturday was all riggers, couldn't fire a copper till the afternoon,  Sunday copper and core rules. Today was a mix.......white spoons were my go to this weekend. Temp tight at 50, speed was 2.4. Highlight was the last fish of the day for me today. Morning bite was good but the rain and wind shifts made it a slow afternoon. Rec boats started to come out and as I crossed my last point the rigger went screaming I mean like I caught it in the prop again kinda screaming.....had to put the boat in neutral,  got control, thought I had a big silver but was suprised with a 34 inch laker! Never had a laker run so much, definitely capped the weekend. Tight lines.













    Very nice group of fish. How many feet of water were you working over?

  10. Went out solo from 6-8 PM. Started at Long Point with a trout presentation of spoons in 170 to 100 feet of water. Cruised past Koenig Point to Burtis Point then switched to a walleye program. Put on 2 black and silver J11 jointed repallas down 40 to 55 feet. Picked up two walleyes 55 ft / 60 at 2.1 miles per hour down temperature 65 degrees. One 5 lbs, one 6 lbs. Caught on south side of Burtis Point.




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