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  1. Hachimo, That is AMAZING!!! Congrats to you and your wife. What a day! We've gone 6/6 and 6/7, never hooked up more than that. Gives me a bit of hope for our trip in September! L.J.
  2. Nice! Worth it when it's over though. Glad to know it wasn't a totally crazy idea. We'll have 3 of us, so that'll help! Sent from my SM-N986U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Hey All, We've been running dipseys with FF/SDs for years, but only tried spoons off a dipsey with a 5-6 foot leader a couple times, with no luck. Do you run spoons on dipseys by themselves, or does anyone run them off a SD/PT as well? Seems like that might be a hot mess, but could add a little hop to the spoons. Hitting the water Friday - can't wait! Sent from my SM-T590 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Thanks,it would be awesome if it was his, but he lost his rig in 600+ feet of water. He has several Ugly Sticks, but none he uses for Salmon. Hopefully you can clean it up and add to your collection! L.J.
  5. Well, this year's annual trip will be momeorable for all the wrong reasons. Flew in yesterday, got out yesterday afternoon, after a slow start (no going from 100-155) got my nephew his first King. Missed another, both FF, white and white (both in 85 FOW). Fish were just stacked in 65-85 FOW. So, woke up this morning optimistic for a big day... Well, last night was the beginning and end of our trip. Got about 50 yards outside the Salmon River, everything rigged and ready to go, opened up the throttle and... Boom, engine done. Maybe not blown, but dead for now. Had to ruin a nice family's morning getting a tow back to the river lighthouse. Then, had to walk 3 plus miles over to the Pine Grove boat launch to get to the truck and trailer... So, here until Wednesday, no way to fish, and $400 minimum to fly home early. Checked with a couple charters who, understandably, are all booked up. One might have a fellow Captain with room to at least try and get in a trip tomorrow morning to salvage something, but haven't heard back yet... Well, a week of fish stories, just not the kind I'd hoped for, especially for my nephew and brother in law who don't come up every year like I do... Good luck to everyone the rest of the season, and thanks again to those who helped us today, and in days past when needed! L.J. and the crew of the Bigfoot 2... Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Nice fish! I plan on posting day updates as best I can, fish and weather permitting! Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. When we fish together, boat traffic permitting, whomever isn't fighting the fish will normally getting Trolling down wind (if we aren't already), and then we'll pop it into neutral if we can't gain and/or to net the fish . In all his excitement having the first King of the year to the boat, he forgot thatittle detail... Hopefully the epic winds of today and tomorrow die down by midday Saturday. Been some really good activity 50-85 FOW for him and a friend right off the mouth of the Salmon...since he lost the gear, he stayed out of the Deep Blue... L.J. Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Good luck and safe travels. See you on the water Saturday - we won't be on the water until 1-2pm. We'll be in the Bigfoot II - 24', Navy blue Sabre. Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Same for me, 12 out of the last 13 years, headed up Saturday through Wednesday. My Dad was out yesterday and Monday between the plant and the river. 1 for 2 Monday, 1 for 3 yesterday. Can't wait - like fishing the skinny water for Kings!!! Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Flying up Saturday morning for my annual trip with my Dad. He's been up per fishing when he can get out by himself (81 years young!) He was in 639 FOW yesterday when he hit a nice salmon, about #20, and got it to the boat. Whatever happened, he was having a devil of a time netting the fish... So he put the rod down to try and net the fish... ... Missed the fish... ... Fish takes off... ... with the whole rig... tackle, rod, and reel... Plus, when he went to try and grab the rod, he dropped the net to do so... and lost the net overboard too... So, if your fishing out the front gate in Oswego, and somehow that fish by some miracle isn't on the bottom and is cruising around and you catch it, now you know why there is a rod and reel attached... Can't wait to get up there this weekend! Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Wow, nice report, and congratulations on the honeymoon! Flying in from North Carolina Saturday morning with my brother in law for 5 days for my annual trip with my Dad to fish Mexico. Hard to believe this will be year 12! Glad to hear all the fish aren't still out in 600 FOW! Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Nice job. Always fun bringing people out for the first time. My nephew is coming up for the first time on Saturday. Hope to get him and my brother in law on some fish. Were you inside or outside 100 FOW? Sent from my SM-T590 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Well, not sure what happened today. Went 1 for 3. When we went in to get the fish cleaned, seemed like most folks we talked to took 4 to 6 per boat. Lots of fish boated around us between 5pm-6:30pm, just north of the river in 90-105 FOW. Just not us:) Our 17#, while the only one, was quite the adventure. My Dad just set a white PT with a Halo down 80 in 126 FOW not quite halfway between the river and the plant when the left rear rigger fires - and by fire I mean bobs once and then snaps the 40# mono like a bad guitar string. He picks up the rod, brings in the bit on line remaining, and just as he's doing that, the just set outside left rear rigger fires (maybe 10 seconds apart). Picks it up, and starts playing the fish. About 3/4 of the way in he says he sees the fish. I say no, it's a board. He keeps cranking, a what do you know - it's the SD and fly that just broke off - wrapped about 20 feet long down the line with the fish. He cuts the SD free, but has no way to untangle the nightmare that's left, so the rest of the way he has to hand line it in. He gets the fish within about 20 feet of the boat, the fish heads for the other two riggers and lines out. With no way to leverage the fish, I cut the boat as hard as I can towards the fish, spinning 6 or 7 low speed 360s before he gets the fish up to the back of the boat. We must have looked like slow motion lunatics to the boats nearby. While mostly spent, the fish decides to slowly start to work around one of the rigger cables. Don't know how the line didn't snap, but I slide the net under the about to be hopelessly tangled fish and snatch it up, held it just out of the water until Dad got everything untangled, then hauled it aboard. Should have lost that fish about 8 different times, but we didn't. Chock it up as a decent fish, a beautiful day on the water, and a great fish story! Heading back out for round three in the morning... Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Nice day! We went 2 for 2 in the afternoon. Heading back out to see if we can add to that. We're you closer to the plant, or the river? Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Thanks. Looking to head out 12-1pm today depending on the storms out west. Looks like the wind should lay down pretty well starting this afternoon. Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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