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About FLXTroutman

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  • Birthday 02/25/1969

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    Canandaigua, NY
  • Interests
    fishing, music, cooking, beer
  • Home Port
    Canandaigua, NY
  • Boat Name
    Brown How'nd
  1. Wanted

    Mark Adams Six Valleys Storage, Naples, NY 585 330 6119 585 374 6119
  2. I came across a diagram of these lights and cannot find an answer as to what it is in my internet search, so in the spirit of Longline's fun quizzes, I thought I would propose the question to the LOU members. Thank you for playing along.
  3. Thanks Captain Rick, it's been a long time. I learned so much from you and your father and brother, some good times had with you guys. Now I am sharing those good times with my son, it's pretty cool!
  4. Breadman this is the better picture of Sunday morning. I took it while I was waiting for you. You did not see it because you were probably still riding down route 332 or warming up in the Sutter's bathroom.
  5. Hey Great Lake Lure Maker, what size are those KW's? Also do you mean black and purple in your abbreviations? Also who came in first place by the way? My money was on Iron Duke.
  6. Breadman and I went out in my boat for a quick morning trip at 7:30. We wanted to jig for lakers but the wind was howling out of the south so we trolled. Set up near the pump house, trolled south to Menteth. We had one hit on a wire diver near the white Wegman's house but that one came unbuttoned. We turned north at Menteth and hooked up again on a wire diver. Small laker but a keeper around 22" and skinny. We headed north into the wind and only had a another wire fire around german bros with a small bow around 17" let him go. Pretty colors starting, pretty rough water the whole time, back at the dock at 9:45. We had the south wind blowing giving a following sea at our back on the ride in. I was WOT and hit some big waves that made it fun. Although I did slide in close on the west side to ride the rest of the way in in some slightly calmer water. Did not see another boat until on the way in, there was blow boat race near the yacht club and some bass or perch fisherman in the shallows of the north end.
  7. Canandaigua

    Hi Paul I waved to you when you came up to Pelican Point, I was in a Sea Ray with a blue top. We trolled, tough bite, fleas, weeds, blank screen from Pelican to Long Point, Menteth to Black Point. We reached the condos and turned out to the middle to go back north and ffianlly put a 6 lber in the boat on wire diver. We had another one on heading north near Long Point and one of our guys dropped it.
  8. The manufacturer webpage for your vessel shows track mounted on the gunwale. http://starcraftstarweld.com/showroom/1800-series/1800-pro Check out Traxtech layout pics, putting your riggers forward of your transom will make it easier to work them. Kneeling on the seat or box at rear to work a rigger mounted to a board could be a pain. http://www.traxstech.com/Page_26.php
  9. I took my son Liam out this afternoon. We were on the water around 4:30 and it was so nice out there. We trolled three riggers with flashers, 47, 57 and 67 feet down. We had good marks in the north end on the east side. Switched colors a few times and Liam picked out a a combo from the box and wouldn't you know wham. He got to reel in his first rainbow. It wasn't big but it was fun and he agreed to release him to grow bigger. We were back at the dock at 7:00.
  10. Headed out with breadman for an afternoon trip. We set up 2 riggers, 2 wires, and 2 coppers. We started in the north end heading south on eastside we passed sk8man around 2:30. Flasher flies on the wires had been working for breadman for awhile so we had some of his favorites out there and I ran spoons of the riggers and mix of spoons and stickbaits on copper. We got our first fish on the eastside on wire 125' out with green dot pro troll with mirage fly around 3:20. We kept east circling back north to our waypoint and ended up finding the dragon wall hump. I haven't hit it in awhile and breadman had never seen it. Depth there on the hump is about 26' when you are trolling in 65'-75' before you hit it. We didn't lose anything but spent some time cleaning my lines and my balls and reset everything. Switched to flasher flies on the riggers now and the coppers. We circled west and then headed north again when we got to another hump west of Rocky Island again 23' of water under the boat and no where near the Dragon Wall. We were marking fish and bait 35'-45' down and 65'-70' but after two mishaps with the structure we moved west. The fleas were bad as mentioned by sk8man and fbog, lots of cleaning out there but we were marking fish. We head south on the west side from German Bros. to almost Tichenor Point, think we saw fbog trolling east away from Tichenor as we worked south. Gave up on west side with the blank screen and headed east again. Popped another rigger as we headed northeast at 5:00 on the wonderbread flasher mirage fly combo. Al worked the rod but the fish got the best of him behind the boat and came unbuttoned. We reset 13' back and 55' down and continued east. We began heading north on eastside again marking bait and fish 35'-55' down. Rigger goes again with wonderbread mirage combo. Now it's my turn, and we flop a nice 6 lb. lake trout on the deck. The time was around 6:15. I kept telling Al about the best solarlunar time was while we were fishing but I ended up having the time wrong but we did well regardless. I need to pick up a couple wonderbread spin doctors for the cloudy days out there. Wind picked up out of the northwest around 6:30 and rain by the time we had the boat back at the dock by 7:15.
  11. Cayuga

    Nice fish on a jig, congrats!
  12. Lively1 you need to to take a day out with another fisherman and watch what they do. I have been reading this thread and you need to see how someone else fishes.
  13. We trolled fairly early morning from north end drop off to dragon wall again. We only had a few hours but we did get one lake trout around 4 lbs on a MI Stinger steelie stomper. We were back at the dock by 9:45. We then went back out around 2:15 pm for an afternoon troll and swim. My son Liam napped in the cuddy while we chased rainbows in the north end. We went east side dragon wall to Thendara and got on a 5 lb rainbow down 76' on a white proll troll echip with atomik mirage fly. We fished about an hour 2:30-3:30. Then went in to Kershaw to swim. Met breadman and his family in the shallows and he needed a tow back because he had charging issue. We swam and talked fishing before towing him to Sutters. Fun day and as others mentioned prettyt busy out there for a Tuesday afternoon. Saw chuck 527 out there for a morning trip and afternoon trip too.
  14. I had my family visiting for a week and was anticipating the hot August bite but we were met with wind and waves and rain and cold weather. Sunday August 10 we went out for the afternoon shift and did manage one laker in the hot afternoon sun on the Charnelia Wahl Special in an hour and half of fishing. We went back out early Monday morning August 11, and only picked up 2 lake trout again in around 3 hours Pelican Point to Long Point, to Black Point and back. Tuesday through Thursday the wind blew the rain fell and the boat just sat on the hoist while we hung out at the cottage. Friday August 15 we went out from Cottage City heading west, and marked 2 fish in an hour over near Tichenor Point, at that time I reeled them up and we ran south. We set up north of Cook Point in around 180 fow. Finally we started marking fish and bait. We ran along Mr Field's place with the green trawler past the Shamrock boathouse. Lots of hooks, and calm water to boot, warm air even as we mangaged to boat a rigger fish and a 300' copper fish with a flasher fly combo. We popped a couple skippy bows on little spoons on 7 color leadcore and 200' copper to round out the morning. The run south was worth it since we found a good screen with plenty of hooks and bait. After reading mottman's lament of the Canandaigua fishing as of late I was ready to chime in and curse the flea filled, weedy, not a fish to be marked jet skied, speed boating, pontooner, shore peeping waters until today. My brother in law and my niece came for a visit. We headed out Monday August 18 and had 3 riggers in the water by 1:00 pm. We marked fish right at the drop off in the north end so we trolled east to west from the dragon wall to the pumphouse. First fish came with only 3 riggers set after about 10 minutes. Lake trout only 2 lbs. but down 51' on the Charnelia Wahl Special. Another 45 minutes would pass and a rigger fired 58' down 45' back with a spoon, MI Stinger Orangasm, picked by my niece Emily. Nice 4 lb rainbow 22", we we reset the rigger and looked in the spoon box for another similar spoon, a MI Stinger Steelie Stomper. We stuck that spoon on a rigger 55' back 52' down another 45 minutes passed and that rigger fired 4 1/2 lb. rainbow 22". We picked up a couple skippy bows on 7 colors and 200' copper. We reeled them up around 4:30. Nice sunny day afternoon bite for Canandaigua made for some nice grilled rainbow for dinner. Also took the lake trout fillets and portioned them and wrapped them in bacon and pan fried them for an appetizer.