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  1. bulletbob

    Brown or LL salmon??

    Help us out.. this is from a NJ site, and yes NJ has LL salmon in several lakes as well as browns lakers, bows, SMB Muskies, Pike, walleyes, and LOTS of hybrid Stripers.. Guy caught this one and thought it was a LL, but it looked a lot more like a brown in coloration.. Any thoughts??... bob https://postimg.cc/3kp00vSd
  2. bulletbob

    what are your favorite lures to jig for panfish?

    With any small jig, no matter what the design, [Tiny twister tails are as good as anything I have ever used, and they are cheap], a little piece of earthworm makes a huge difference.. Also if you have no worms, tiny slices of any panfish are just as good......bob
  3. bulletbob

    what are your favorite lures to jig for panfish?

    I find its too much work to jig unless the fish are pretty stacked up... used to jig for them exclusively... However, in my experience, for every nice size panfish I catch with a small jig, I can catch 10 or more with a small hook, small worm, and a split shot.. Not only that, but I catch a lot of big bass, bullheads etc as well.. Only place I no longer fish worms is on cayuga,, the gobies are too fierce.. If you must jig I have always found very small Mister twisters or very small marabou jigs productive.. Small 1/16 or 1/32 marabou jig with a little piece of earthworm is the best lure you can use for most any panfish, and SMB hit them hard as well... bob. bob
  4. bulletbob

    kueka Ciscoe stocking

    Those Ciscoes are probably half eaten through already... bob
  5. bulletbob

    Sampson State Park photo update

    Will the ramp still be free with park admission I wonder?.. Or will there be a "ramp fee" on top of park entrance fee?... bob
  6. bulletbob

    One day left

    Cayuga lakers are getting close to post spawn, and many will be hitting again.. I have had good luck jigging for them in mid/late November
  7. bulletbob

    Fall Brown Trout Fishing Fingerlakes Tributaries

    I could be wrong I guess, but that Brown looks like he's been in that creek for a while.. Don't see many with that bold natural coloration coming straight from the lake... T
  8. bulletbob

    Cayuga Cayuga conditions?? UPDATE

    Understood, and I won't argue, but although the interval is faster on the finger lakes, there are no NO steep "rollers", no deep troughs, and NO hard running tide against heavy wind.. these are the things that typically sink boats, not a short windy chop with that gets you wet and uncomfortable.. There are certainly conditions on seneca and cayuga that should rule out any fishing of course, but as far as "life threatening?, especially in a well built 19 footer??.. Personally i have yet to see it.. I have seen it many times in salt water bays and the ocean.. Even 100 foot head boats stay in port at those times.. There are a LOT of days, I wouldn't go out on any of the fingers, even in 25 footer, but not because it was too dangerous, and that I might not live through the day, it would simply be the fact that it would be uncomfortable, and the fishing would suck anyway.. The shallow fast white caps in the fingers won't sink many well designed boats, but those big standing rollers in the Great lakes and the oceans sink plenty.. safety first always of course, there we agree.... bob
  9. bulletbob

    Cayuga Cayuga conditions?? UPDATE

    geez, I regularly take a 14 footer when I don't feel like trailering my 17 center console.. This is the Finger Lakes, not the north Atlantic 200 miles offshore.. If your 18 footer is in good shape, and you have the required safety equipment get out there and enjoy yourself.. If you are really THAT worried, do as I do, and wear your PFD at all times.. I never leave the ramp until mine is on and secured, then I go out there and enjoy myself.. there are very few days on cayuga lake where your life would be endangered by being on the water... You might get your ass bounced around and wet, and fishing might not be comfortable, but real danger???.. I have fished these lakes for 27 years in boats from 14 to 18 feet , and have NEVER once felt endangered... The waves just don't get as steep as the ocean or the great lakes.. choppy, white caps, howling winds, yes, but if your 18 footer is of a good design its fine.. In 27 years of fishing cayuga, I have never once seen the deep troughs that can swallow the bow or stern under green water, or cause a boat to broach... You are much more likely to simply get some spray in your face than you are to sink in the Finger lakes.. Pick a reasonable day,get out there, and enjoy yourself.. If its so rough that you are uncomfortable in an 18 footer, simply pack it in and wait for a better day..... bob
  10. Probably early-mid 90's.. Its dark blue and thats when they used that color.. Motor runs strong, but has some issues, and should be bought by someone that can set up and repair fuel issues on 2 stroke outboards,, Water pump was replaced and the engine probably has less than 10 hours use since it was replaced.. It pumps lots of water, and NEVER overheats.. Lower end oil is clean.. NO leaks.. engine runs strong at cruising and high speed, and has good compression, at about 120 psi each cylinder last time I checked.. It sneezes a lot at low speed, and idles a bit rough at times, not always, but doesn't stall after its warm.. At one point I was having trouble with no starts, and the engine cutting out .. Found a bad primer bulb/hoses that was losing prime, and then the bulb wouldn't even pull the gas out of the tank... Put a different[ used] hose/bulb on and that problem was resolved. Had it out last week for a day fishing at skaneateles and had no problems, other than it cutting out one time at full throttle, but it started back up instantly, and ran fine afterwards.. Have NOT checked filter or fuel pump... The low speed issues need to be taken care of, and it may have a fuel pump getting weak, not sure, but it typically starts and runs strong at cruise and above... I think a carb rebuild, link/sync, and possibly a fuel pump or NEW hose/bulb might take care of the intermittent issues.. The Johnson controls are included, but both cables are shot, and need to be replaced,another reason I am selling it cheap.. Control itself is fine, just needs cables. We can take it out and water test any time in the Susquehanna River... .It is not a bolt on the transom, worry free motor at this point, but I typically use it as is, and it gets me up and down the lake,,, Fast!.. Its just that its not 100 % reliable and worry free until the low speed issues are worked out,, and I had planned on getting something smaller anyway, such as a 15 or 20 HP if I can find one.. First $300 firm takes it away..bob
  11. bulletbob

    Cayuga 9/30

    40 lb, Ande is very hard and stiff, and doesn't dig in to itself real well, and yes knots with it can slip.. I lost a lot of strong salt water fish with hard durable mono lines, especially Ande due to pulled knots.. You might have better luck with a Palomar knot with that Ande.. line... Many fishermen don't realize that light mono knots might break but rarely pull... Heavy stiff mono knots rarely break at the knot, but I have seen a LOT of them pull out with a heavy strong fish... Improved Clinch knots are the main culprit for pulling out... Palomar won't pull out, at least never have for me.. bob
  12. bulletbob

    Owasco Owasco Lake fishing.

    I usually fish Skaneateles exclusively now for SMB bass and panfish.. You can actually still put together a real nice catch of bass and panfish with a plain old garden worm on a bobber or splitshot, unlike cayuga... bob
  13. bulletbob

    Cayuga Advice sought on trailer bunks

    Probably go untreated.. i doubt it would be a problem if you either painted the dry PT wood first, or simply added some grease where the wood contacts the brackets, but I would get some angry rebuttals from someone whose trailer rotted to the ground from using PT wood... use untreated wood, and IMHO using some good oil based weather proofing sealer on the wood will never hurt.. Also I agree 100% on the slides, they are MUCH better than carpet.. They are all i use on a bunk style trailers and they work very well.. Also, check to see if its possible to add a few keel rollers with brackets on your trailer..On some bunk trailers you can, others you can't.. If possible, NOTHING is better than a bunk trailer along with a few keel rollers added.. I have done it several times, and it makes launching/retrieving a pleasure... bob
  14. No longer for sale. Simply going to repaint it so it looks new, and might relist later.. Please close this thread... bob
  15. Never mind I'll keep it... Starts first pull every time, and runs like a champ... figured a good running little Evinrude was worth $60 to someone.