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  1. 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  5. 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  9. Just sold one here a few weeks ago [-a 1972 Johnson 2 HP ]at the same price, Brand new water pump impeller, installed 7/26/18... . Lower unit serviced, points cleaned and adjusted, tank and fuel lines cleaned.. Its starting and running well right now,, but the carb float, gaskets, needle valve etc are original, and the float looked a bit tired when I opened the carb up to clean it.. The kit with float is in stock at most OMC dealers, and is $27. Might be fine without it, but 45 year old carb gaskets and soft parts should be freshened up... $60 firm takes it away.... Not too many running gas outboard motors out there for $60.... bob,
  10. No longer for sale. Simply going to repaint it so it looks new, and might relist later.. Please close this thread... bob
  11. 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.
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    Moore's Marina

    I was there buying a pump kit, and saw a huge pile of small outboards in the middle of the shop floor.. When I asked if all those motors were there for service I was told yes they were.. that was JUST the small tiller motors.. The place also had big motors lined up waiting, not to mention the line up of motors still on the many boats in the yard,,, they are very busy right now, sometimes its even hard to get them on the phone.... bob
  13. Forgot to mention the paint on the cover is crappy, but decals are in good shape, paint on the rest of the motor is pretty good as well... bob
  14. All I know is that for years, if I went to Cayuga or Seneca, and tossed an earthworm into the clear water on a summer day, there would be good size flashes of life coming from every direction, shorelines were just FULL of fish life. No longer... Nowadays the water looks like crap much of the year, and the only thing that will descend on the above mentioned earthworm are the Goby hordes.. Skinny is not much better.. After 100 or more years of Syracuse drinking lake water unfiltered, they are now going to have to spend a massive dollar amount on a gigantic filtration system.. We killed these lakes with ""progress"".... bob
  15. I have had them a few years, never used them... Close to mint condition, almost NO use... $50 takes them both.....
  16. Guys.. here's the current price on these Walker minis... each ... https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/walker-mini-laker-downrigger?hvarAID=shopping_googleproductextensions. They are in mint condition.. I would rather not ship them as several folks have asked... Fedex or UPS is a 50 mile round trip from me , and USPS shipping would cost as much as I am asking for the downriggers/weights... Also I am not always available to "meet half way".. Not when I am asking $50 for 2 nice little almost new downriggers with weights... I suppose I could meet someone in Ithaca at some point, but not going to make a special trip ... I get there on occasion, but not on any regular schedule... If they don't sell in week or two, I might ship them but the box would need to be weighed/measured, and the buyer would need to add shipping to the cost which will be considerable.... bob
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    Teach this Salty Dog About Mud Chickens

    Taz... I have caught a lot of lakers over the years on Hopkins , Avas, 1 oz Kastmasters, Crocodiles etc.. they will hit Bluefish/Sriper/weakfish jigs, which you already own..Gulp might work, but its not needed really.. main problem you will encounter is staying vertical. Cayuga lake is generally a lot more windy than the nearshore atlantic and the bays.. lots more fishable days in your area than there are at cayuga on a yearly basis.. Tough to stay vertical most days without a good bow mounted motor unless you luck out and get a dead calm day, which are pretty rare up here, compared to NJ.. bob
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    Teach this Salty Dog About Mud Chickens

    btw, Yes I know what mojos are, .... Not sure they would get a look around her from any respectable trout or salmon, but you never know...
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    Teach this Salty Dog About Mud Chickens

    Taz... PM me.. I too am originally from NJ, and decades ago adapted fluke/striper/weakfish/bluefish techniques to fresh water... I will give you all the specifics... bob
  20. (Re listing this boat that I had on here last year.. Can no longer be water tested as the controls have been removed as it was "sold" last year, and when everything was off the boat, the buyer changed his mind.. All else is as stated in the original listing.... bob 18 foot Starcraft boat & Trailer $400 Its got leaves and some junk in it from sitting all summer.. Needs a cleanup etc.. Seats as you can see are about done... Thats being said, the hull is in great shape, floor was replaced a few years ago and is solid.. Boat doesn't leak, and i have had it out in massive churning whitecaps more than once and stayed dry... has brand new Teleflex steering cable installed in july, and never used after.. Put brand new tires on the trailer at the same time, parked it, and they have never even seen the road... this was a Runabout, and a few years ago, I opened up the foredeck, [ nicely done, NOT hacked] framed it, and had big plans of putting a casting deck on her, but never got around to it, just used it as is.. Transom wood is original, and is mostly hard, but there are a few soft spots.. However, several years ago the old man that owned it had it reinforced with new plywood on the outside, in the motor well, and all the seams were glassed, and a transom saver was installed.. It is VERY solid, NO issues, no flexing, and will last as long as the boat does... i know guys freak out unless the transom just had a $1500 rebuild, but this boat has been in some nasty rough water, and the transom is fine as is, and for it to flex, the entire back 1/3 of the boat would need to be ripped off.. We can take it for a test ride, no problem.. Motors come off, as does the color FF... I will consider selling the boat with the VERY good condition 100 HP Johnson for $1200, but as of right now I would prefer keeping it.. This boat would be fine with a 60 or 70 anyway... Trailer, is SOLID lights work, brand new tires, good winch, good jack, great rollers.. You don't even need to dunk the trailer.. I launch by cranking the winch handle backwards, and the boat slides off without even wetting the hubs.. anyway, there it is.. Not many 18 foot boats around with good trailers, for $400... All I am doing really is covering the cost of the new tires, and teleflex steering..... As I said, we can bring it to the river, and give it a water test,, pics to follow..., bob
  21. I took a day,reinstalled everything, and the motor is running perfectly as always ,and the boat is water ready once again.. I was going to separate everything and sell the motor and trailer individually, and simply scrap the boat for aluminum price if it was really going to be that hard to sell because the transom had been stabilized, YEARS ago.. the way it was professionally done and reinforced, is rock solid and will last as long as the rest of the boat.. Its still here.... bob
  22. bulletbob

    Lake trout from Cayuga,

    I think they are ok at best... Guys from NJ hated Bluefish when I was there [for 37 years], and many would not eat them or would throw them in the garden. yet they are better eating than lake trout.. Lakers are oily and strong much like a Bluefish, but have a fresh water "musty" taste to go along with it.. I eat them, but I'd rather eat plain old Bluegills any day.. they simply aren't as good as most other fish... bob