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  1. Cayuga

    Im thinking that with all this south wind we been having the warm water will be stacked up at the n end of the lake. Im changing my fishing plan. Any one know the height of the bridge at Toughannock?
  2. Tow vehicle ramble Ive got a 2001 21ft Arima sea ranger with Skip tower. Boat loaded weighs about 4900lb . Trailer has surge brakes with tandem axles. I miss the good old days when you could weld the hitch on the back of your car and go. I dont want a truck, I drive a truck , I want smooth quiet and something I can open the doors up in these skinny little parking spaces they have now. Anyway my last tow vehicle was a 2013 4runner and it did a excellent job bought it new but It was noisy on the road and rode stiff. Rated to pull 5000lbs.The wife hated it. It was showing some rust so I figured I would trade it in while,it still had excellent trade in value. .The search began. no newer cars have any towing capacity. I ended up buying another Toyota. A 2015 highlander limited AWD V6. Rated to pull 5000lbs. I was leery of it . smooth ,quiet, small enough to open the doors. drives like a car. Ive towed my boat with it a couple times now with it up and down the hills of Ithaca .probably have 200 miles or so towing with it. Highlander does a excellent job towing, brakes stop you, tail does not wag the dog, plenty of power. If you find one make sure it has Factory 5000lb towing package. Im not a Toyota salesman . I just figured there are other fishermen out there with the same vehicle requirements I have. Yes I realize Im pushing the towing limits.
  3. Put in at Deans.On the water 7am off at 12;30 . Caught 3 fish for a box 1brn 1bow 1laker. Lost a drag screamin fish when I put the rod in a rodholder to net another fish. Threw back several small fish. For the screen we had it should have been a banner day. Gold was the hot ticket.....
  4. Coffee is almost ready heading to Deans . Ch 68
  5. Cayuga 10-3 I have not posted anything in awhile . We launched at treman around 8am . Ran out to the drop off . Had a good screen so we set up. Did some east and west with no action so we went up the east side of the lake. Had a good screen lots of bait up in the 50 to 60 ft range. Trolled past Meyers. No fleas,very little seaweed. and two very small lakers to show for our efforts. I was thinking of fishing the S end for the LOU derby but it looks like I will be joining the pack at Deans cove. Fish were there on the s end but I could not make them bite. I ran spoons, stickbaits ,flies, paddles , peanuts ,spin n glows and cowbells of all colors. Also they are still charging to launch. And if someone parks a car in the marina parking lot thats 7 dollars also......
  6. Im wondering if the lake flipped. Just a guess.
  7. Cayuga

    Seems like not many are getting in. I will tie one hand behind my back to make it fair......
  8. Cayuga

    You guys all might be luckey. Im going in for a anurism operation the 20th of this month. I am not really sure of the recovery time . Could be 9 days or nine weeks depending on what they have to do. Either way I will get in .So count me in if I cant fish it I will show up at the sportsmen club to pay my entry fee. Oh and one other thing . What do I do with all the fish I catch after the weigh in?
  9. Wow ,wow, wow! I bet the lake dropped a little bit when you pulled him out. Nice fish. Congrats.
  10. In it ..I hate to give up my laker program but those big landlocks have me switching gears. Laker fish one day, salmon fish the next.
  11. Cayuga

    A little off topic but I launched at Treman last Sunday and the amount of goose Sh#t at the launch was unbelieveable. Ground was totally covered except for a little strip at the the north launch. Almost went to Meyers so we would not have to walk thru it and track it in the boat. Good part is people are not walking behind you when you are trying to launch.
  12. We fished hard for this derby . Fished different area of the lake than we usually fish .Caught a lot of fish but biggest was 9lb.Last weekend we caught a 12 out of that area. The fishstix winning seems to be on hold. Did not fish the derby last weekend out of Ovid on Cayuga .By the time you picked up and drove around the lake it would probably take 1.5 hrs. off the fishing time.A 2nd weigh station at Deans for the Barney derby would be great to get more entrants. I personally like a one day derby, my fishing partner is getting up in years and a couple long days on the water whip him. It does me to. Who remembers the old wildman derbys ending with a pig roast at O maleys? Great times.
  13. Cayuga

    Thats a beauty. Can I borrow it next Saturday?
  14. Fishing the fl You take a voltmeter set it on 20v dc.Clip one lead on your downrigger cable with the ball lowered in the water. Clip the other end to the neg. battery terminal . Should read 1v or less. If voltage is high you could be scareing the fish away. This is something to be done anually as you add new equipment change things around etc. When you do this test make sure there are no other boats around as you may pick up a field from a HOT boat. This is probably a subject for the This old boat section. There is a lot of information on this subject Just google grounding downriggers. You will be amazed at the different things that cause small electric currents. Years ago I had a trophy boat that was hot . Cleaned the engine ground on the battery and it cleaned it up.
  15. 1 a little bit fast 2 sounds like a new boat setup. Something that has not been discussed on this board for years,make sure your riggers and boat are grounded. Look up scotty blackbox..