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  1. I have fished before sunrise and after sunset. Glow j-plugs and silver bullet with a rattle worked well. Make sure you have proper lights and look out for other boats coming in to port after a night at the bar. Most people do not expect to see people trolling at night. It is interesting if you get a double on and its pitch black out. Last thing is make sure to give the pier guys their space. You may end up with a 1 oz moonshine hitting your boat. Have fun and good luck.
  2. Staying at the camp site. Bass pike jig Lakers? Any suggestions? Troll jig any ideas? Just looking for dinner.
  3. https://obits.democratandchronicle.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=fred-g-giovagnoli&pid=198838525&fhid=13366
  4. Thanks for all the kind words. I was able to get out for a bit yesterday and have enough for a tiny fish fry. Will enjoy with some salad from the garden he helped me build. First time on Ontario will be hard but I know he will always be watching. I chose an ugly stick and a Evil Eye to be his combo in heaven. Including obituary below for those that asked. Remember if your not catching fish you mine as well be “lookin’ good”. Hence the name of the boat.
  5. Sunday, I lost my father and best friend. Fred G Giovagnoli. Freddie G, Lookin Good. I had the privilege to fish with him for 49 years. We started in a John boat on Honeyoe and dragged it out by Webster pier as well. Fished Hedges, Webster and the river piers. Got a 16 foot bluefin named Lookin Good. The thousands of hours on the water. The days launching in the bay on sand and ducking under the bridge. Pushing the boat over sandbars in the fall. Old school, Applejack, Nolmois, Hoseman, and all the old guys. Dragging the boat over the ice in-20 degree water to fish Ginna. Combat fishing the river, perch in the Islands, tuna in the outerbanks. The hours and the stories. It can go on for ever. Next time out with the family take a mental picture. It’s well worth it. I am putting some of his ashes in front of shipbuilders. Need to get his boat up and running so I can take mom and sister out. I ask one thing. First trip out every spring. When the cool breeze turns a little warm, The browns are hitting and your one of the only boats out. Raise your coffee mug, or beverage of choice, and give a salute to the old man that was my father and best friend. The laughter will never be forgotten.
  6. I have fished out of the IBAY launch for many years and normally head East to ship builders down to hedges. Since the IBAY launch is hosed and I am fishing out of a smaller boat thinking of heading out of the river. Its not that long of a run but after getting stuck in one of the worst storms a couple years ago I am a little concerned running down to the bay as most storms come in from the West. Is fishing in front of the ponds good this time of year? Is the shoreline between the river and bay decent? I know to look for green water and fish between 7-25 foot pending sun and water color. Just looking for opinions. I hope the launch is open sooner than later. Thanks for any suggestions.
  7. Took a drive today. If the fence was down I could launch. 2 giant CATS in the lot. The river is open but docks are short. Question for those that go out of the river early do you go east or west. I have fished out of the bay for over 40 years but have a small boat. The spring scares me with weather as I almost didn’t make it back only being 1/2. Mile away in a freak storm. If it’s nice I can run down and fish my normal bay to hedges haunts but if I am down that far and weather hits it would be bad. Just looking for general areas. Thanks.
  8. I guess 1 out of three is better than 0. Sad that we have the great body of water yet we cant access from bradocks or Ibay.
  9. I miss the old fixed bridge and sand launch. Yeah it could suck pushing the boat over the sand bar but it was open all the time and free. Yes i am getting old.
  10. Does anyone have a clue when they are going to let boats starting using the launch? I cant believe the entire area is fenced off last time i looked. Love using the launch for early season access to the lake for trout and the bay for perch. All that is needed is a ramp and a spot to park.
  11. Do you still have to be a resident to launch there? I thought you needed a town permit.
  12. Kids smiles says it all. I am sure they will remember it as much as you do.
  13. Sad to read this every year. Swimming out deep in the big lake is tough and really hard when its rough our. It s easy to get far away from the boat. I always have a line out back in case someone has an issue. Stay safe out there.
  14. dgio67

    Rock bass season

    Thank you Sir. Just wanted to try something different. We catch a bunch on tubes so will let you know how they tastte. Just need to get out.
  15. I was trying to look at DEC website to see if there was a season. I read about a couple guys saying they were decent to eat. Is there a size / limit / season? Thanks,
  16. So golf and launches are good now? https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2020/04/18/golfers-allowed-play-new-york-courses-after-all/5159538002/ Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  17. I met him at Olcott during the derby. Always offered advice and let you know what was working for him. Seemed like a great guy. My condolences to his family and fishing buddies. Will think of him next time i am out of Olcott for sure. RIP
  18. i was helping a buddy down on Honeoye today. There were a couple trailers in the parking lot and someone launching when I was there. Do we have a clear direction that all the launchers are closed?
  19. Just look out for the giant hole on the south side and the big rock on the north side. totally fine man.
  20. we stayed by shipbuilders and had the same results. First couple times out and we have only picked up the one. I feel like i forgot how to fish. you would think after more than 40 years doing this i could figure them out. Was nice out there till it turned to the North.
  21. i went out a couple weeks ago and barley got under the bridge with a 16 foot Lund. I cleared it by 6 inches. It is the highest i have seen with the bridge in.
  22. I find you have to take the blood line out, cut the skin off, all fat and discolored meat off them. Should only have the flesh that you want to eat when you cook them. I eat a lot of them out of Canandaigua. I smoke them and also cook them on the grill. 2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups water 2 cups salt for smoke brine, and salt pepper butter garlic on the grill.
  23. Anyone thinking about getting out Sunday? I feel better if I am not the only one out there.
  24. dgio67

    Ibay 9/29

    Anyone been out in a while? was hoping to get out next week. Wondering if it is worth it?
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