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  1. This is a more advanced brine that works great for low quality baits that have been thawed and refrozen several times or for baits that are going to be trolled.  This brine will keep ten to twelve dozen herring cured for up to a week in the refrigerator.

    Advanced Bait Brine:

    2 ½ gallons of water
    3 tablespoons Mrs Stewarts Liquid Bluing
    4 cups non iodized salt (canning/pickling)
    1 cup powdered milk
    2 tablespoons of pure anise or garlic
    UV Liquid and/or Pautzke Liquid Krill


    This recipe works well or you can just cover them in pickling salt use lots of salt. that what we did with that batch.and freeze them.

  2. Woke up Sat morning to a rough lake no fishing. Several charters tried to go out turned and came back in.


    Wind didn't die die dn till late afternoon. Instead of going out to fish the lake we went out into the bay to fish for alwifes bay is loaded with them now. Caught about a hundred in an hour or so of fishing. now have enough cut bait for the year.


    One charter went out did well 6 browns with on pushing 14 LB all on stick bait on the mud line.


    bumpy ride. Fish out to 150 very few marks and very little bait.Ended up 1-1 a laker. Radio was very dead.


    Charters got some browns early but the bite didn't last to long. I hope we get some better  weather so the lake starts to warm







  3. Fished Sat and Sun weather was beautiful.Fished 30ft to 200ft. 1-1 Sat laker 7-8lb on a Savant spoon rainbow smelt. dn 35 over 65.Sun 3-3 1 laker 7-8lb froggy fishlander spoon on a mono dipsey 135 back on #3. over 75 ft. A 5-6 lb steelie on a kaboom stick bait 0ver 135. and a small king on a fishlander green/orange dn 32 over 100ft. Marked very few fish and only 1-2 small bait pods. Fish buckets at marina almost empty slow for all.

  4. Fished Fair Haven yesterday and today fishing very slow for us 1 laker 8lb 1 beautiful smallie a big female 5# + 1 skippy king on sat. 1 6# laker today.Bug we unreal thank god we have an enclosed cabin. Cabin was still filled just from sneaking in and out  to change a few lures. Only fished about 4 hours.Then cleaned the boat for 3 hours. Talked to a charter capt said he's been fishing there 30 years never seen anything like this hatch cancelled his afternoon trip.

  5. Fished out of T-FALLS 1 till 5 ended up 6/7. 4 Salmon 1 Bow 1 Laker. Released all to fight again. 3 of the salmon were nice 1 dink bow was about 20 in and the laker was about 8lb. Fished the west side from the park north. Fish were in 160-220 ft down 45-70. Laker took a wt/blk dot S/D with a T/G fly on dipsy. Purple/ Blk spoon with gold back took 3 salmon on riggers. Watermelon took bow and dink salmon on leadcore. No fleas and not many weeds. Lots of bait 90-220. Larry

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    Now That One Toothy Critter


    This is NOT a fish story !

    This is a new record Northern Pike in Utah He caught it on Yuba Lake .

    Check this thing out.. The man (in the photos below), was fishing and caught a 36" Pike.

    As he was reeling it in, a 56" - 55 lb Pike tried to eat it !!!!!

    He landed them both in the same net. The last picture is unreal

  7. Launched out of Long Point St Park lots of weeds and fleas :no:. Marked some fish and bait got one 5-6 lb laker 240ft wire green revalator/#23 attommik. Move across the lake to about 1 mile north of Sheldrake less weeds and fleas :yes: lots of bait 120-250 ft down 30-50ft no takes up high but did 3 lakers and a LL down deeper. Temp 49 down 75ft. Did the lakers on wire out 240-260 one more on the green setup and 2 on blk revalator/ purple blk fly with a glow squid insert. LL came 76 down on a sil/green glow spoon. LL was about 5# lakers were about as same as the first 5-6# all fish clean of lamprey and released.

  8. Tech Facts Volume 5 - Clear Vinyl

    Tech Facts Vol. 5 – Clear Vinyl

    Clear vinyl, known as “isinglass†in the marine industry, has a multiplicity of uses. One of the most common….the “clear plastic windows†found in convertible tops, Jeep tops and boat enclosures.

    Like much of extensive technical and applications data available on the 303 website, this detailed information is manufacturer-supplied and written in layman’s language for our valued enthusiast customers.

    For more on using 303 Aerospace Protectant to protect and extend the useful of clear vinyl, click here.


    History: Flexible vinyl is a product that was developed shortly before World War II. Commercial development was stopped during the war effort, then resumed in the early 1950’s.

    Clear vinyl is available today in two general types known in the industry as “rolled goods†and “sheet goods†with sheet goods (also known as “pressed polyâ€) being the higher quality.



    Resin is the basic ingredient. The raw materials used to make resin are chlorine and ethylene.

    PlasticizersPlasticizers are used to give flexibility to the vinyl material. Plasticizers are oils. Soybean oil is often used as a plasticizer ingredient.


    Heat stabilizers protect the material from thermal breakdown during manufacturing. Typical stabilizers are metal compounds, which early on included some heavy metals. Due to health concerns, heavy metals are no longer used.

    Lubricants Lubricants allow the molten material to flow and not stick to the hot surfaces of the metal processing equipment. Lubricants are fatty or waxy materials. Lubricants also allow easier fabrication of the finished product.


    UV or Light Stabilizers – absorb ultraviolet light, giving material a longer outdoor life.

    Pigments – small amounts of blue or gray pigment are used as coloring agents. If no color is added, the material has an undesirable yellow appearance.

    Low Temperature Plasticizers – added to the plasticizer mix to give vinyl greater flexibility at low temperatures. In a warmer environment, this plasticizer will cause “hazing†on the surface of the vinyl.

    Mildew Inhibitors – used to control the growth of molds and mildews.


    For the production of clear vinyls (up to and including .020†thick), machinery called a “calendar†is used. The first process in the calendaring operation is the mixing and blending of ingredients. The material is then passed to a worm-driven gear extruder where it is heated to the correct temperature. After being pushed through a “screen pack†(to filter contaminants) at the end of the extruder, the material – in the form of a heavy hot log – moves on to begin the process of being flattened. The still-hot-and-soft material then passes through several series of rollers that flatten, shape, control temperature, polish and gauge the thickness of the material. The winder at the end of the line is equipped with cutters for trimming the width. The winder is tensioned to control for minimal shrink of the product. A high pressure roller set up will squeeze out air and water marks.

    At this point the clear vinyl is referred to as rolled goods and is available to the market. Goods are rolled with a layer of paper, the rolls stored and shipped standing up.

    Pressed Poly (sheet goods): For materials with a thickness of .030†or .040â€, layers of calendared vinyl (rolled goods) are put through a laminator under heat and pressure to bond the plies together. Pressed poly sheets are stored and shipped on edge with protective paper between each sheet.


    Lay Flat – Not laying flat usually indicate uneven thickness across the roll width

    Gels and Streaks – The compound or mix of formula ingredients did not completely dissolve

    Air Bubbles – Final wind-up rollers have not pressed all the air out of the rolls.

    Watermarks – Can indicate a wind-up problem or, if a “water bath†is used, can indicate water impurities.

    Excess Shrinkage – Normally 1-2% should be allowed for shrinkage in the length direction of the roll.

    Hazing – The chemical mix of ingredients is not stable enough for the environment. Hazing appears on the surface of the vinyl as a slightly oily film.


    Because it is very pliable, vinyl can be scratched easily and caution needs to be used when working with or cleaning the material.

    Cleaning: Clear vinyl should be cleaned regularly to remove dirt (and salt water deposits). Abrasive cleaners should not be used. Avoid detergents. Manufacturers recommend soap and warm water. Any of 303’s cleaners can be used safely instead of soap and water, or when soap and water alone is not sufficient to do the job. Rinse the material first to remove any solids which might scratch the vinyl. Make the cleaning solution with soap or the 303 cleaner with warm water. Saturate a soft wash mitt with the cleaning solution and wash the material. Afterward rinse with clear water. Dry with a clean, non-abrasive, absorbent cloth.

    Storage: Vinyl windows and curtains should not be folded or stored for an extended period of time when damp or wet.

    Sun exposure: Though clear vinyl and other vinyls and plastic used outdoors have UV stabilizers added during the manufacturing process, all UV stabilizers are sacrificial…meaning they are used up by sun exposure. For UV protection, 303 A. Protectant can’t be beat. Click here for more information click here.

    A 303 tip for older clear vinyl: Some older clear vinyl that has become oxidized and slightly scratched can be “restored†(meaning the appearance and most of the clarity can be restored). Then use 303 Aerospace Protectant to protect against UV and extend its life. If, however, the clear vinyl has begun to yellow and/or embrittle, it’s too late. (Note: the first place you’ll notice yellowing and/or embrittlement on clear vinyl is at the bottom of where it turns toward horizontal…this is where it gets the most UV).

    1) To remove oxidation and minor scratches, purchase one of the fine-abrasive plastic polishes made for this purpose. 3M and other manufacturers make such products. The particular product may be labeled “polish†or “cleanerâ€, but what you want is the one that has a fine-abrasive polish and which leaves no coating or residue.

    Following the manufacturer’s directions, polish away the oxidation and small scratches. When finished, you will see a dramatic improvement in clarity.

    2) Use 303 A. Protectant to “perfect†the clarity. The specialized 303 polymer does this by making the light go straight through the almost invisible, tiny scratches which are still there causing the light to bend slightly, reducing the clarity.

    To apply: Spray on 303, wipe COMPLETELY dry. Using a second clean, absorbent, non-abrasive DRY cloth to remove any excess 303 and polish to a high gloss. The improved clarity will be immediately apparent.

    303’s invisible, non-oily, protective finish is EXTREMELY repellent to dust, dirt, fingerprints, etc. Your treated vinyl will stay cleaner longer and clean up easier the next time you clean it. Periodic cleaning/re-treating with 303 A. Protectant maintains this clarity and repellency, and is the best UV protection there is.



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  9. Fished the south end from 9:30 till 3:30 one 10" LL only bite my son and I had. When we were launching talked to a guy and his friend they were leaving had several brownies. One was about 8-10lbs it was a beautiful fish he said he caught it right out in front of the light house trolling a spinner. when we left water temp was 46 in the lake and 53 by the launch. we even tried out deep for lakers marked alot of bait deep. Tried 90-120ft down riggers and wire divers nothing. Should have made the drive to big pond they did well out of Fair Haven. There's always next weekend.

  10. I haen't fished Cayuga in about 5 years headed up tomorrow can't decide if i shouuld go to long point or launch out of the south end. Any ideas or info would be helpful. go. ing to bring my kids so hopefully some salmon or lakers will be biting. thanks Larry

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