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  1. Fished tonight out of Sandy. Had the first king on before I could set my first wire. About a 20lb king on 70ft rigger. Got the spread out and managed another king around 10# on wire spinny. 7 lb brown 10 color and a few skippies to finish off the nite. Had to cut off all my rigger rod leaders because of fleas. Nothing like last Saturdays Rochester tournament. 70-150fow Pretty god screen in 120.
  2. Tom at East fork is a great guy and has a launch there also. I don't think he has any slips open. We keep our boat right next door at Sleepy Hollow. Frank is also a great guy and i'm positive he has a few slips available. Then you don't have to worry about all the boats at the state launch.
  3. Fished west of braddocks out of sandy this morning. A little bumpy so we stayed btw 190 -210fow. Mostly a wire bite out 250-270 on sd fly. Nothing big. 6 kings btw 3 and 10#. Good screen, just fished the marks and didn't worry about temp. Most fish probably hit around 90 down. We had temps btw 53 and 68 down there. Dropped riggers lower into temp but didn't move any rods. Good luck.
  4. Pair of wood ski's $40. picked up. Only took picture of one.
  5. Yeah that was us in the whaler. i think my father was trying to keep you in site so we knew what direction we were going. I figured you were hooked up. That fog gets tricky when you cant see shore.
  6. We were the other boat out with you. same results. about 5 browns and 1 small rainbow. Dropped a couple. We didnt have GPS and that fog was tough. Not sure how far east we went but went at least 45min without a bite so turned back twards the bay. Packed at 1030am. there were some fish and bait in 40 to 50fow, could get them to go.
  7. With the forcast decided to fish for browns instead of bowhunting. Worked east of the bay in 20fow out to 50 after shipbuilders and back to the bay this evening. Nothing, didn't even mark a fish. Put all the equiptment away. Was hoping the perch report was better because tommorrow doesn't look like a good day to hunt either.
  8. Worked out front and out to 130fow last night from 5-8p. No releases. Not many fish inside. 120Fow looked good but couldn't get anything to go. Temp was down around 100ft.
  9. Fished that same area Monday. Those kings must be really angry. Hitting and just screaming line. Had a couple come unbuttoned but, the ones that came to the boat I was suprised at the size. Biggest 26lb. That fish took me out over 600ft. and not knowing how much line was left on the wire iI tightened down on him and turned him back to the net. Had to cut the spread down to 2 wires and 2 dipsies. Had to retie 4 flies from trebels beining so embeded they broke trying to unhook.A little bit of a run but well worth it for the action.
  10. Nice Job! Went out friday afternoon and struggled to get a bite. Switched over to a laker program so not to get skunked. After this report I'll be fishing tomorrow just have to get a little more water under the boat it sounds.
  11. Has anyone tried tying wire to wire after getting a knot or kink in the line. Last time I just threw away about 300ft. Now have 2 more rods with same issue. figured I'd ask before throwing it out.
  12. 8in spinnys 2.0 - 2.4 at he ball. Trying to keep it around 2.0. They must be a little lazy, until they have a treble buried in their jaw.
  13. The 130 to 170fow seems to be the place to be. Rigger at 100ft took a few on a mag gator. A captain friend gave me a tip to extend my fly leads. fly leads at 34in from hook to spinny is getting crushed. My best spinny is silver double crush glow with green dots. Only have one so ran a 42nd tonight that also took shots with pro am at 34in. total 4 kings over 20 1 and at 15lb 2 steelies on spoons. and a skipper king. The 15lb king was a sob and got into both wires on the port side. Needless to say no tackel lost but probably lost a few hundred feet of wire + down time being over active fish. Love the afternoon bite.Go get them. they'er hungry and silver.
  14. Also set up for browns early. Only picked up 1 4lber. Worked out to almost 300 and picked up a 12lb king on 10color pulling a lemon ice also. Only managed 1 other small skipper king out there. Worked back into 130fow and put down the cowbells and only pulled 3 lakers. Tough bite for us, pulled lines at 11am.
  15. Set up in 60fow looking for kings and steel. 2 steelhead on sliders rigger set at 40ft over 100fow, dropped them both. Probably only 8lbs at biggest. Action was slow so put down the hammerheads and boated 2 lakers. 2nd my personal best at 20lb 10oz. 11th place in the LOC.
  16. After struggling on fathers day to find some silvers, decided to do a solo trip for lakers today. Even though I wasn't marking any, the fishing was good. 17 lakers in a little over 3 hours mid morning. Could not find 1 over 10 lbs. Still fun to finally move some rods. All fish on hammerheads and spin and glows, 95fow east of the bay. Good luck and watch for floating trees.
  17. After hearing about the perch on the lake, I've been waiting for a time to get after them. Ran out to Vanleer with the small boat (no GPS). I only had about an hour to fish so motored around between 20-30fow looking for any schools. Only passed over 2 very small schools of bait/perch and circled to drift over them. No hits, but never saw the bait while drifting. Pulled the plug after an hour and headed back to the bay. 2 boats fishing the markers. Spoke to one of them and they only caught 1 perch. Wish I had more to report on the lake, cause if I smoked them I would have posted. Deer season is here so the remaining boat will be pulled this weekend.
  18. I have 2 boys 7 and 11. I have had them out a handful of times squirrel hunting this year (public land). I have killed a lot of small game before deer season in my early years and still had great hunts through bow season and gun season. I can't say I over excited about an early youth hunt but, I don't expect it to have any affect on the rest of my season. When Nov 1st comes, the bucks will be chasing does and the arrows will be flying. If I kept a journal, I bet most of the deer I've killed with the bow have been between Oct 31 and Nov 6. Let the youths take a few does. You may see more bucks this year. I know if it goes well my son will be hunting does next year. I can tell you one thing. If you expect the woods to sound like opening day I wouldn't count on it. I try to tell my boys to sit still and they are playing with sticks and banging them against trees. We are lucky to see a squirrel once in a while. If your so worried about this early bowseason, find a nice bottleneck and use the extra pressure to your advantage. Just my thoughts. Don't consider the season over til it's over. Bill
  19. How slow were you trolling to pull laker rigs? Set up on wednesday off Duran trolling towards the river in 65fow worked out to 100 and had 2 king bites. One on a rigger spoon other on wire SD fly both lost. Headed deeper off the bay and btw 140 and 170 was loaded with hooks and bait. Couldn't turn them. Inside water was 69degreese top to bottom. Only a few trips left b4 bow season. Hanging stands this weekend. Should be out tuesday, weather permitting.
  20. Nice brown. I was thinking the same thing Brian. Doesn't look like a 17#er in the first pic. Derby fishing in the am, hopefully i can add to the LOU list on the leader board.
  21. You must have been on the outside of me. I also fished solo. Set up in 80fow because I haven't been out in 2 weeks. The picture was good in there with fish and bait. I didn't feel like putting riggers on the boat so I ran 3 wires. Trolled out as far as 150fow and the marks were getting fewer and farther between. Worked back into 100 fow and pull 3 browns biggest 7#. All wires pulling SD and flies. Was thinking about working out deeper but had limited time. Bill
  22. Did you not hear your rigger rod going down? Any time I hear drag It's either a wire dipsy creeping or a loose rigger rod. Check drags constantly. I could not imagine how you loose that equipment unless your bouncing bottom with your probe on for lakers. Only put out what you can handle.
  23. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): Time on Water: 7-930a Weather/Temp: Wind Speed/Direction: Windy SW Waves: 2-3 Surface Temp: Location: LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 7 Total Boated:5 Species Breakdown:Brown, kings, steel Hot Lure: Trolling Speed: Down Speed: 2.0-2.5 Boat Depth: 100-400 Lure Depth: ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== Started in 100 fow off the bay with strong sw winds. 1st fish 9# brown on 10 color core pulling SSW. Pulled a couple 8-10# kings and a few small rainbows mixed in. Dropped 2 wire hits back to back but, didn't feel like big fish. The waves weren't that bad, but the wind made it difficult to control the boat unless you were going with it.
  24. I was having the same issue with tackle this evening. I didn't loose any baits but, had to retie 3 flies. Even the last small salmon ripped up the fly leader. Have to remember to retie that before it goes back out. The hooks on one treble were smashed with one point breaking off in a salmons mouth as I tried to unhook it.
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