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  1. Soak them in acetone. Scrub the remaining paint off with a scotchbrite pad.
  2. Sandy Creek to Braddocks year round holds big numbers of lakers and the majority of the 30+ lb lake trout that came out of Lake Ontario the past decade have come from that area. I caught a 34.06 in 2012. I know of four other 30+lb fish that have been taken from that area in the past couple of years. Wautoma Shoals is a great spot. Tons of structure and holds big numbers of lakers year round.
  3. Stud for sure. I have a thing for buck with drop tines!
  4. The Niagara bar holds lakers at this time of the year. Other than that, well East of Oak Orchard is way better. From Devils Nose East is best. The Olcott and Oak Orchard areas do not hold numbers of lakers after the spring migration.
  5. The fishing has had its ups and downs but I wouldn't ever say is has deteriorated. The fishing the past 10 years has been some of the best I have seen in 37 years of fishing Lake Ontario. Record catch rates the past couple seasons. This summer wasn't the greatest but I have seen way worse.
  6. Ouch.... I know my good buddies on Sandy will come and rescue me!
  7. I like sending the traffic other places. Its nice when you are the only boat out on weekdays out of Sandy!
  8. A lot has to do with the port. Olcott, Wilson, Oak Orchard, Oswego and the Salmon River have huge numbers of boats fishing during the fall derby. More entrants, the more chances you have of finding a big fish out of that port.
  9. They had some 6.8 western ammo at Runnings in Brockport when I was there Friday for anyone that is looking for it.
  10. Fish them like you fished them in spring. Tributaries mouths are good places to start. Some browns do not run tributaries and stay in the lake too. Right now the water is still too warm and the browns are still where the thermal cline intersects the bottom. Once the lake surface temp gets into the low to mid 60's they will be in around the shoreline in good numbers.
  11. The LOC has made changes time and time again and turned a lot of people off. Taking the steelhead out of the summer derby was a huge mistake. I know a lot of guys that no longer buy a derby pass due to this poor decision.
  12. Not sure yet. 27 tiara open or a Baha 277 GLE are my two favorites. Once the Fall LOC starts, the lake trout gear comes home. NO sense beating them up when the derby doesn't have a division anymore.
  13. Took my son, Keith and His son out for one last shot at placing an LOC fish. We started the morning in 90' looking for kings and had a blast with them until 9am. we took a bunch of matures and two decent browns. 50-65 down on spoons and meat. Not a sniff on flies. The boys started getting bored when the king bite slowed around 9 so we slid in looking for an LOC brown. 12 browns hit the floor in the 2 hours we had left. Biggest brown was a little over 10lbs. Lots of small browns around. I know guys were worried about the lack of small browns this spring but I have caught more small browns this summer than I ever have. 1-5lb browns are plentiful. I would say the 6-9lb class seems to be a little thin. One more trip and the season will be done for us. The Escape is going up for sale and I'm taking a possible buyer out on that last trip.
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