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  1. Nice job, Gambler and crew....Nothing like fishing Sandy with a good King bite.....Looks like you earned your fish with that wave action.
  2. 24 to 25 pound king.....I guess I got excited...Ha Ha...it was Saturday morning too.....
  3. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): Time on Water: Weather/Temp: Wind Speed/Direction: Waves: Surface Temp: Location: LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 4 Total Boated:3 Species Breakdown:all Kings Hot Lure: white spin doctor w/ bug eye fly Trolling Speed: Down Speed: Boat Depth: 370 Lure Depth: 60 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS Finally had the chance to fish with my son, Steve, for salmon....Put in at Sandy Creek launch around 6:30 AM. Still having trouble starting my 150HP Mercury, but I got it started....Lake was very calm...Surface temps were showing 56 degrees in close. My son decided that we should go deep...Set up in around 220 FOW and trolled north...Scattered the depths of our lures...Finally in around 370FOW the dipsey rod starts screaming....After a 25 minutes battle we boated a nice 24-35 pound king...After a few high fives we reset and putted around for another hour...Picked up a skipper king and then a 5-6 pound king in around 220 FOW...Had to go so we pulled up and motored in and off the water by 10AM....What a great day with my son...AMEN ====================
  4. Will do....Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and my daughter's father-in-law won't be too tired to fish on Friday after driving in from Philadelphia today..... POPS
  5. Nice report...I'm hoping to get out on Friday with my daughter's Father-in-law from Pennsylvania...was hoping to put out at the river for convenience sake, but Sandy seems to be having the better reports..... looks like 50 to 80 foot down on the riggers is a good bet...Thanks for the report and keep them coming.... PS. Fishinman...You probably don't remember me, but I'm Steve Firlit's dad, Paul,....We ice fished two years ago on the south end of Canandaigua Lake.....Hope your fishing continues to be successful...and since you seem to be the laker expert, do you think that slob my friend caught on Monday was in the 15 to 20 pound class(see my Monday Post)? The pictures didn't do it justice....It was revived and left out there for you...it is a mounter...Ha Ha Picker Pines (my new nickname)
  6. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): Monday, May 14th Time on Water:7:30AM to noon Weather/Temp: Foggy and windless earl Wind Speed/Direction: Waves: nothing to small chop Surface Temp: 51 Location: Hamlin LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: Dozen or more Total Boated: about 7 Species Breakdown: 1 monster laker, 1 ok King, the rest small cohos and kings Hot Lure: 42 nd spoon with flourescent tape on both sides Trolling Speed: Down Speed: Boat Depth: 100-120 Lure Depth: 60-80 Finally got my boat out this year and took a good friend Tom on its maiden voyage. It was his first time on my boat...The water was like glass and it was foggy...Didn't take long before we had a release on the downrigger at 60 ft. over about 110 fow... Couldn't budge the fish or thing? After 20 minutes or more we saw this behomoth laker...I was so nervous to net it I almost botched it by diving under it too soon...We were lucky because I got another chance and this time I didn't miss....Biggest laker I've ever netted... Reloaded and the same NK 42nd spoon took a decent King...After that there was a steady pick of small kings and cohos under a foggy sky....Things got a bit slower when the sun cleared the airways....Did lose two steelies, one on a leadcore line and another on a cheater leader armed with an NK Firecracker....Great day...Can't wait to get back....Surface temp was 51 degrees....I probably should have thrown a planer board out, but we were satisfied with the action we were having....Here are some pictures...I'm guessing that laker was between 15 and 20 pounds...whadya think? Hook'em POPS aka PICKER PINES ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ====================
  7. The water color was great yesterday off Summerville...Unfortunately, the fish did not like what I was throwing at 'em....I used a chartreuse chatterbait and yo-zuri crystal minnow...On Sunday afternoon off the same pier I caught a small brown on the crystal minnow...There is a ton of bait swimming around the piers so I guess you have to be lucky to get a strike...What a great day to be trying for one....... Pops aka Pines
  8. Here are some pictures from Friday's outing....Please forgive Rick for the Phillies' hat. He is from Philadelphia.....POPS
  9. Thanks to all the nice reports and help from the posters on this site....Just to let you know that on Friday morning I put in at the Genny and motored out to 175 FOW....Set up two riggers at 55 and 65 with a spook on one and 42 spoon on th other...Picked up a quick skipper before I could even get the second rigger down....After resetting I sent the divers out, one at 145 with glow frog NK and the other at 180 with a blue/green spinnie and mirage fly....about 10 minutes later the spinnie diver starts pumping and my daughter's father-in-law Rick brings in a 10-12 pound King. Not a biggie, but for him it was gigantic...It made our day....We worked the 220 FOW where we had some bait and some marks...Then we had a screamer on the same dipsey with the spinnie and Rick is doing everything right until the leader breaks...Lost the spinnie and fly, but not the diver....Reset that diver with a similar spinnie and also reset the other diver with a purple spinnie....About a half hour later the purple spinnie is screaming....I give Rick the rod and he is amazed at the power of this fish....Well, while he is fighting this fish one of the rigger fires and I grab that and then the other rigger fires...We just let that go....lost the big boy again, but did get the two smaller Kings, 2-3 pounders in...We were having a great day....Reset and headed for shor when another rigger fires and this time it's a nice steelie....Rick got him to the boat and lost it....5 Seconds later the other rigger fires and Rick has another steelie jumping in the air and putting on a show...Did get that one in..about 5-6 pounds....A perfetcday...thanks again for all your help....POPS
  10. I too was out from the Genny today....Set up in 185 FOW and sent riggers down to 55 and 70....the divers I sent out to 180.....Caught a skipper King before everything was even down....Later caught a 10-12 pound King in 220 FOW on a green/blue spin doctor w/ mirage fly....Most marks were 60 down...Best screens for me were in 220 FOW 60 to 70 foot down...Lost two majors on the divers.....One broke the leader at the diver and the other just shook off after three great runs....On the troll in we caught two nice steelies in 210 FOW off the balls....One was on Spook and the other hit a 42 spoon.....My daughter's father-in-law had a ball....I want to thank all those that gave me info on where to fish this morning.....Thanks again...POPS
  11. Thanks for the lake temps. I was using information that I get off a NOOA site.... Here it is http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/fmtbltn ... loz043.txt It mentioned that there was upwelling of 48 degree water in front of the genny.... Are browns still available in the shallower water? POPS
  12. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): Time on Water: Weather/Temp: Wind Speed/Direction: Waves: Surface Temp: Location: LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): Hi everyone....I'm going out from I-Bay tomorrow morning. I'm taking my daughter's father-in-law out with me in hopes of running into some fish...I just noticed that on the weather page there is upwelling in front of the Genny....Any suggestions on the depth to start the morning troll? Thanks.....POPS =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: Total Boated: Species Breakdown: Hot Lure: Trolling Speed: Down Speed: Boat Depth: Lure Depth: ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ====================
  13. How about a jointed F-13 chartreuse rapala? That has been my best pier salmon lure the past two seasons...Just my 2 cents..... Hook'em POPS
  14. Nice report! Thanks for the info...I went out of Sandy yesterday and got skunked! Fished from 100 FOW out to 400 FOW....Very few marks.....Lost one fish in 400 FOW down 65 Ft. on a Magnum Money.....I just might hit the Genny this week.....Thanks again for posting....Glad your boat ran well....I had my 150HP rebuilt this past Winter into Spring and it ain't cheap.....POPS
  15. Thanks for the report....I'm hoping to get out for an evening troll this Sunday...Always looking for a place to start and you've given me one.....Thanks again! POPS
  16. What a great fish story...Not really a story, but a happening....I know how you must have felt...What a beautiful fish.....Thanks for sharing....POPS
  17. I did resuscitate that big guy and sent him back to the watery depths....Believe it or not, my buddy George has an 18 pounder hanging on his wall that he caught in the 1988(?) ESLO derby which was good for I believe 3rd place. I asked him if he wanted to have a matching pair and he just smiled...Ha Ha Thanks for all the nice comments.... POPS
  18. (GUMPY II) : Fishing Report ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): (Weds. July 29th) Time on Water: (7:45AM-11:30AM) Temp/Weather: (Partly sunny) Wind Speed/Direction: (NW at 8 MPH) Waves: (1-2 Footers, Calm) Surface Temp: (67°F) Location: (Sandy Creek Launch) LAT/LONG: (GPS Cords) =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: (5) Total Boated: (1) Species Breakdown: (1 Big A$$ Brown) Hot Lure: (pro-king prism) Trolling Speed: (2.5 mph) Down Speed: (? mph) Boat Depth: (90 ft) Lure Depth: (80 ft) ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== Put in at Sandy Creek around 7:45AM and motored out to 120 FOW to set up....It's been so long since I've been fishing that I forgot my Spin-doctors at home....Sp I had to throw steel at 'em....From what I had been reading on the sight it sounded like fishing was good out here...Set riggers at 80 and 60 with stackers at 60 and 40...went north with a single knock-off in 213 FOW....Talked to a friendly chap on Ontario (?) and he decided to go to shallower water...We trolled out to 250 with veryblank screens...Trolled in and got to 110 FOW and started seeing marks along the bottom....Another knockoff on the 80 rigger with the pro-king purplish prism ladderback pattern....Reloaded and this time had a fish on the quickly freed himself...Reloaded again and put two pro-kins on the same rigger....in about 90 FOW the lower rigger fires and this time the fish is home...Pass the rod to my buddy George and he starts wrestling with a fish...I'm standing behind him with the net when the stacker on the same side fires...I grab it with my free hand and say, "whooooa" that's bottom...That's funny, bottom doesn't shake and bake...George loses his fish and I hand him the other rod...It is not budging much...I decide to clear the lines and get set to help George catch a fish...Had to slow down and eventually go to neutral in order to finally land the fish...Turned out to be a 17 lb. brown! What a great way to end the day....Take a look.....POPS
  19. Sounds like yesterday....We put in at Sandy Creek around 6AM and fished till 11AM....All we did was catch 3...a 9 pound rainbow, 4 pound rainbow, and 3 pound brown....Fished from 100 FOW out to 350 FOW.......All fish were caught in around 200 FOW...The bigger rainbow came on a firecracker NK off a mono dipsey set at 70, the other two came on riggers down 70 over 200FOW. Brown came on a NBK and the other rainbow came on an old silver NK with purple tape.....Did not mark many fish at any depth.....Hoping to get back out there on Sunday....I don't know why? The screens were pretty discouraging....That's fishing.....Good Luck to all! By the way...The fleas are heavy out there..... POPS
  20. On Saturday at Orleans Pro-Am there were 3 entrants in the Open division and on Sunday I believe there were about 10....In fact, on Saturday only 1 entrant registered fish and won both first and second place for that day, because neither of the other two entrants bothered to register after the deadline.... Good luck! POPS
  21. Went out to the Oak this morning and like most reports, everything was real slow...Started in 60 FOW and worked out to 160. Picked up a 6 pound steelie on a NBK stinger that was free sliding on a rigger line set at 31 feet....that was in 154 FOW....Dragged a small King around that hit a black and white ladderback NK....Also lost a small steelie off the boards in around 135 FOW that hit a F-7 rapala gobie....Other than that the screens were mostly barren.....Still a nice day on the big pond..... Hook'em POPS
  22. Sure beats a skunk! Thanks for the report.... Hook'em POPS
  23. Very nice report and appreciated the details on your set ups....Good luck in your next venture.... Hook'em POPS
  24. This past winter and early Spring the Lake Ontario Tributaries were teeming with nice fish....Now, it's time to get the boats ready and start searching for the salmonoids in the Lake....God, what a nice piece of earth we live on....Good Luck this year to all Lake Ontario anglers! Hook'em, POPS
  25. I did get out there today and this time I brought my camera! There was an east wind so the water off the Charlotte pier was pretty quiet...Water was also very clear....Didn't like that, but cast my way out to the end of the pier and then along the mudline I caught a feisty brown on my ultra-light rod and reel....Not as big as the fish I landed on Wednesday, but it was a fighter....I was using my favorite lure, the baby bass Yo-Zuri Rattlin' Vibe....Take a look....Can't wait to get my boat back in action....Hook'em POPS
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