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Earldog posted a topic in New York Fishing Reports - Lake Ontario (South Shore)Fished directly out of IBay this am. Lines all in around 7, fished until 11. Started in 80 feet of water, worked northeast to 210 with a 4-5 lb king to show for it. Rigger down 55 over 125. Mag dirty white boy I believe is what the spoon is called. Grabbed a couple of very nice sized lakers during the morning, one on a ten color core on a DW stingray green dolphin and the other on a Mag bloody nose off a rigger parked at 60. Both in neighborhood of 120-140 feet of water. Grabbed another very small king in 110-120 on a rigger parked at 65 on a cheater, but can’t recall the spoon other than it was stingray sized. Nothing doing on the dipseys with flasher fly combos fished on a chinook diver (#4) between 100-180. Threw every color and size spoon at them again today, but couldn’t find the kings we sought. No meat yet but thinking I should add some for future trips. Beautiful am just the same, and we hooked enough to keep it interesting for my teenage son and his two buddies. Probably should have shifted gears after an hour or twice and started fishing deep, especially after running into Mattyboy on the dock coming in and hearing about his morning. Still, thankful to get out and we didn’t get skunked. Barely a ripple on the lake and just enough breeze to keep the flies away. Perfect for us small boat owner/fair weather fishing types. Hope this helps.
Earldog posted a topic in New York Fishing Reports - Lake Ontario (South Shore)Fished out of IBay 5/27. The bite remains difficult. Boated a 6lb rainbow and 15 lb king and considered ourselves fortunate. Only two bites all am. Fished from 6 am to 11:30. Started in 60 feet straight out of the bay and trolled east to Webster park between 60-80. Moved north and searched. Covered a lot of water between the bay and Webster park at varying depths. Circled back in areas where we had bites to no avail. Threw every color imaginable at them with spoons but couldn’t get anything to fire. Grabbed the rainbow on a green chinook diver (#4) with a green nuclear spin doctor with a green crinkle fly in 210 feet of water out 150. Picked up king on green echip with green fly in 170 feet of water out 130. Chinook diver (#4) again, this time with silver tape. Did not mark much of anything all morning. A few lakers on the bottom but that was it. Probe wasn’t working so can’t give you down temps, but surface temps ran between 52-56. That seemed warm compared to the ice water of last week, but even so we still couldn’t get anything going. All in all a beautiful morning and we caught a couple of fish so not bad. Not what we were used to given the strong spring it’s been thus far until a week ago, but I’m sure they will come back. Many thanks to the usual contributors (charter captains to weekend warriors) to this forum. I catch many more fish than I deserve because of everyone’s willingness to share on this forum, and it’s time I start posting about my outings to assist as well. Be well.
Earldog posted a topic in New York Fishing Reports - Lake Ontario (South Shore)Fished out of IBay this am. Left the dock at 5:30 Set up in 120. 3 rigger, 2 wire spread. Dropped probe down 85. 70 degrees. Dropped it to 95. Still about 70 degrees. Headed north, figured we'd hit temperature sooner or later. Hit 200 feet, still 69 - 70 degrees. Figured something is wrong with probe. Speed seemed to work fine. Started dropping probe rigger, finally got to decent temperature (55 degrees) at about140 feet. Worked out to 325, 1 skipper and 1 small laker (lost). Fished 140 - 160 feet down, 2 of 3 riggers. Dipsey's out between 250 and 400 on a 3 setting. Turned around at 325, worked back into 100 feet. From 200 to 100 set riggers between 85 - 110. Temp was consistently 69-70 down in that area. Nothing. Threw everything we had at them. SSW's and King of Sting, all the usual spoons that have produced all year long. Bloody Death, SSW, Green Nuclear, White, and Gator (paddles), nothing produced. Ran speed anywhere between 2.0 and 3.0, turned like crazy. Nothing. Worked back out to 225. Nothing. Nice morning to be on the water, and better than working. Back at it tomorrow. Tom