Fishbowl836

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    Ithaca, New York
  • Interests
    Fishing, Bowling and Family
  • Home Port
    Myers Point
  1. Whoops, sorry about that. New to the whole perch fishing thing. This is just what we used. Did not know it was such a big secret. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Stoneam2006 I have the same fishfinder on my boat and last year I switched over to the app mapping program on an iPad. I am doing this until I get the money to upgrade to a 7 or 9 inch screen. And it will more than likely be a Garmin unit that is already loaded with the maps. Before I upgrade to the new fish finder, I am saving my money to buy a temperature probe like a fishhawk X4D first. What I have learned over the last four years is you can go without a fish finder but if you know the temperature breakdown below your boat and put your lures in the correct temperature you will catch a lot more fish even if you can't see them on your fishfinder. Just something to think about. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. A friend of mine just took me fishing for perch for the first time and I had a blast. We used something called crappy sliders on 1/8 oz jigs. Was curious about what other artificial baits do you recommend for fish perch on the finger lakes? I really enjoyed the laid back relaxing environment compared to trolling for Trout and Salmon. Great change of pace. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Stoneam, I have used these releases and they work great. In my opinion the best two adjustment release on the market. Like someone said earlier adjust the one for the rod very tight so you can put a really good band in the rod and work with the bottom release for the fish. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Agree Stoneam, this site is just unbelievable with the amount of support from very knowledgeable anglers. Sometimes I'm just afraid to ask questions because they may appear to be stupid. I have been trolling now for about four years and believe me when I say this I would not be where I am today without this site. A lot more to learn and look forward to the continued support. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Fishstix I have also started running some of Gambler Rigs. Could you please explain a little bit on the rubber band release? I have been experimenting with the large Scotty releases and the Chamberlain releases. Would you just wrap a rubber band around the mainline and then put the rubber band in the release? I know this this sounds like a pretty dumb question but I'm just trying to learn. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  8. A friend of mine had an old tackle box full of flutter spoons that he gave me. Some of the spoons are Suttons, Sammy 08 and Alpena diamonds. What is the correct method and trolling speed (GPS) when using the spoons? I understand the GPS speed is not the best because of currents but I don't have a down speed or temp yet. Is it true that the spoons are generally used on Seth Green Rigs or also called meat rigs? My hope was to use them off riggers and cores but I'm told that you have to troll very very slow. So what is very very slow? Thank you for your time. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Thank you for all the input, parts have been ordered and should be in sometime tomorrow. Yes it is the main motor on a 16' smoker craft. My back up motor is a Minnkota trolling motor. The motor did start up and appeared to run fine after it cooled down. I am replacing the water pump assembly and the thermostat. Reading up on the engine, it appears that it has a safe shutdown mode if the temperature gets too hot. Apparently it throttles back the engine to keep it from getting to hot and hopefully that is what happened. Appears to have no paint peeling and no other signs at this point. I probably won't really know until I replace the water pump and get it out on the water. Unfortunately, that will be at this weekend's tournament on Cayuga Lake. So hopefully the black cloud will leave and if I do need help on the lake someone will come help me out like I have helped many others in the past. Again thank you very much for your time and good luck fishing next time you are out. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. 2003 Low E missions That would be the best news I've heard all day. I have owned the boat for about five years now and have not had an ounce of trouble until this year. This year I have had to replace the starter and now this. It just seems to have a cloud hanging over it. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. Here's the scenario, changed the water pump last in 2016, she was pumping water at the dock before we left, started out a cross Cayuga Lake and sometime during that run she stopped pumping water. Motor overheated and we ended up going back to the dock using my 40 lb Minn Kota. After letting the motor cool down she did start and appeared to run at low rpm's although it was only for a little while. We have ordered a new water pump to be installed. My question is what are peoples opinion on long-term damage to the motor assuming the water pump fixes the problem and everything else seems to be OK? Now I'm afraid I'm going to have a confidence issue going far from the marina. What's your opinion and has this happened to you in the past? Thank you for your input. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Is the Fairhaven launch still open? Also what about Mexico in the other launch is in the area? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Interested, where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Yes, it was a great day on the south end today. But has anyone ever heard of a grand slam of bait? We caught a brown this morning that had a "sun fish", gobies, saw bellies and smelt in it's stomach. Yes I said "smelt". This is the second fish this spring that has smelt in it stomach. Has anybody else heard of any smelt on Cayuga. My understanding was this baitfish was pretty much gone. Could it be making a comeback? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Thank you for all the input. I guess I am going to try the Madd Docks for now. Such a great price point and seem to be pretty good. Only time will tell. Thanks again everyone. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United