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Sluggo / NY

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  1. Congrats Mike! Looks like I missed a good time. I was on Oneida Lake for the week with the wife, kids, grand-kids and even grandma. Believe me.. Otisco sounded better. The poor old Lund pulled tubes instead of lures for the first time.. She'll recover. I'll try to make it next year. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  2. Finally got the little boat down on the river. A bit disappointing, considering that the river conditions look ideal. I just couldn't find fish! I got three keepers the other afternoon and two today. It sure was nice to be out there in a short sleeve shirt though! That's probably it for me till the season opens back up in May. Almost time to get the big boat rigged and ready. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  3. Any color will work as long as it's black.. Just my opinion. I've got orange and chartreuse shark weights, but always seem to do best with my 10# round black weights. I rarely troll over 2 mph, so blowback isn't really a problem. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  4. Fished Friday thru Monday out of Barcelona Harbor. Friday was a decent day.. weather wise.. but no-one I spoke with did well. We ended up with four decent eyes and released a 20 pound+ laker. Saturday thru Monday were terrible. Winds picked up.. making trolling almost impossible. All three days we were the only rig parked in the harbor. In fact.. a few of the locals accused us of being insane.. to which I agreed. We did manage to pick up two or three each day.. but we earned them. Probably one more trip up to the St. Lawrence.. then wait for the herd to arrive on my local river here. By the way.. everything came on stick-baits from 90 to 110 feet of water. Never really patterned them as one would come from 35 down.. the next from 70. Not a very productive trip, but fun as usual and it sure beat working! Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  5. Good job Chris.  Nice to see you found some bigger fish. That's weird that the riggers were working the best for you. We didn't do much at all on them when we were there.  How bad were the white bass? They can sure take the fun out of a trip in a hurry.

    Dennis.. we don't normally do much on the riggers, but I always put them down. Love catching without dipsies, boards or weights on the line. The white bass weren't nearly as bad as out previous trip.. maybe a dozen or so all week. The sheepshead made up for it though! Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  6. Chris,

    Let me know when you're up this way and perhaps I can give you some information.

    Thanks Kevin! Next trip up that way will be with a buddy and a boat.. no wives. I'll start pumping you for info before we head out. Thanks and Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  7. Walt.. Most of the fish came from shallow water.. 55 to 65 ft. The bigger fish were suspended or high in deeper (75to 90 ft.) water. Strange week.. shallow fish came on riggers. Deep fish came on dipsies or six color leadcore. Good Luck.. maybe we'll catch you out there. Suggo (Chris)

  8. Spent last Mon. thru Fri. fishing out of Barcelona.. except for Monday and Tuesday afternoon which were too bumpy. Ended up with 35 walleye.. the biggest being a tad over 10#. Never really patterned them.. just a few here and there. Most actually came on the downriggers.. which is a first for us. All we used were sticks and spoons. Also picked up a 12# brown for the smoker. At least one more trip planned for the end of the month. Up in Cape Vincent on Mud Bay now, but got the wife along.. no fishing this weekend. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  9. My wife and I took a 3 day trip to Lake Erie for eyes-same time/same area that I have fished for years. Monday dead calm/hot sun and no marks coming out of Dunkirk. Fished same area that has produced for years-80-100 FOW-east and west of Dunkirk. Very little or no marks-did a LOT of trolling-lots of silver bass and 1- 2# eye with the last pole in.

    Went to Barcelona next 2 days (again both days dead calm and hot sun)-Harbormaster says fish shallow-50-70 fow/down 40. 1 Walleye at 7am-lots of silver bass. Ran out to 95-110 fow-slammed the steelheads (12)-but no walleye out deep. 

    2 days of running same programs that has produced limits plus for years-and it ain't working!!! 

    Pulling boat out on day 2-a local questions how I did-I said 2 eyes in 2 days. Told me I was fishing WAY TOO DEEP OF WATER. He says start at 40 fow. Next morning we head out-troll between 40-50 fow and limit out that day (2 people). Red prism Renoskys (both 3" and 5") took almost all the fish- last 2 eyes caught in 35 fow with surface temp of 76 degrees!

    What has always worked in past may not always work!


    Walt.. Yep.. They're shallower than usual! I think most of the fish being caught right now are resident fish. The suspended migrating herd just hasn't arrived in numbers yet. Of course.. those are going to be the hogs. We'll be out there tomorrow for the week and will probably try from the PA line to the Canada line.. both shallow and deep. I'll post our results. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)
  10. We hit Barcelona last Friday thru Monday. Got there late Fri. morning.. lake was nasty.. played golf. Saturday was decent but the white bass drove us crazy.. had four on at once.. got a couple decent fish. Sunday was rough.. got worse as the day went on. Ended up much further east than I planned on and had to run back in solid four footers.. not a fun ride. Only got a couple more. Monday was perfect.. but very foggy. Almost ran into the perch boat as he was relocating his nets in the thick fog. Did our best on Monday with fourteen.. including a ten pound brown. For some reason the white bass weren't bad on Monday. Almost everything came on Renosky sticks behind dipsies run close to bottom. Bigger fish seemed to be pretty scattered.. but the smaller resident fish were active in shallower water. Hope to get out again in a few weeks. I'd attach a couple pictures if I could figure out this smarter than me i-pad! Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  11. Fished hard all day yesterday..nada. Lots of boats out but most did no better than we did. The white bass were terrible.. had four on at once. We gave up on worm harnesses as you'd have a bass on before it was completely deployed. Not sure if we'll make it out today. Thunderstorms coming then west winds up to 20mph. Maybe tomorrow. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  12. After being iced-off the river all winter and tied up every weekend since..I'm finally going fishing! Hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures and reports after this weekend. We'll be fishing out of Barcelona. Hope the boys fishing the Southtowns tourney left us a few. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  13. The hooks that come on the Renoskys are terrible.. I've had perch bend them! The finish isn't much better.. I've had them actually split down the back. That said.. I've caught more walleyes on them than any other bait! I am anxious to try the Bay Rat though. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  14. Nice Job! Thanks for the report. Really looking forward to getting out there. Supposed to be a banner year from what I've heard and read. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  15. The storage place where we winter the boat left it out for a while before putting it in an unheated building for the winter. The plug was still in.. so the boat ended up with probably 20 or so gallons of water in it which I assume froze solid. Any suggestions on what problems to look for or expect. Not planning on going too far from shore on the first outing! By the way.. it's a Lund Fisherman with an outboard. Thanks.. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

  16. Haha. Maybe a. Little different... Chris his did you make out on the river this fall I don't think I saw you down there once?

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    I did great the two weeks or so before Christmas.. then the ice hit and it was over! With this late spawn it may be good for the opener. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)
  17. Im from Sandusky... That is a long way to travel for walleye... you realize there are walleye much closer right? :) I also reside in the Binghamton area... Lake Ontario is closer and the fishing is just as good if you know what you're doing. I'm up there every weekend... PM me for info anytime. Glad to help.

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    FleetTracker... I'm just down the road from you and gert9888 and also fish both Erie and Ontario for walleye. Apparently.. like gert.. I also don't have them dialed in on Ontario. We do fine on western Erie early and then get the summer hogs that migrate to the eastern basin. I've fished Ontario hard.. mostly just below the river.. and have not done well. We'll get big walleye, but no numbers. If you're into the info giving mood anytime I'd sure appreciate it as well. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)
  18. What do you use in the St Lawrence? I troll the areas around Gananoque and do ok with rappies.

    Up around the river and on Lake Erie we use Renosky's.. a bit wider body and much wider wobble than Rapalas. We also do well later with worm harnesses behind dipsies. Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

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