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  1. I Was at point Breeze last Thursday through Saturday afternoon. Thursday was great weather and fishing, the Friday morning wind started the process of flipping the lake, we still caught nice kings in tight, up high, Friday late afternoon, the wind on Saturday finished the job of really messing up the lake. 100-175' Thursday surface 74.6, 43 down 90' Friday afternoon - surface 73.5, 44.5 down 40' We caught our fish Friday evening on 40 riggers with long leads. Our largest was 26.8 lbs We did not get to fish Saturday due to the wind and headed back to Ohio
  2. Is there an upgrade that can be done for the clickers on the Diawa Saltist line counter reels. They seem pretty weak to me as compared to my old Sealines. I like the reels very much but................. Thanks
  3. I purchased 2 duel axis and two single. Both of the duels were pretty sloppy, one was very sloppy. I took them apart and tightened them up. Also added some teflon dry lube between the plates. They are tight with no slop now at all and still rotate fine. Quick easy fix. I realize that you shouldn't have to fix new rod holders right out of the box but I did what I had to do. First trip to the Oak with them next week, I'll see how they hold up.
  4. dgfidler, Thanks for the suggestion. I was able to find them in stock at the Field and Stream store
  5. Thanks, I will check there tomorrow. I am just always disappointed it seems with my visits into Cabelas and Bass Pro shops when looking for anything other than local type tackle. I travel a lot on business and visit 4 Cabelas and 3 Bass Pro shops a few times a year and seldom find much of the specialized stuff. I was able to find one Mag 10 STX downrigger in stock at the Dundee store a few weeks ago, but I had to order in a second one and I didn't order from Cabelas. Besides, if I can purchase from a local tackle bait shop near Lake O to support them I will.
  6. I already have cisco's on my boat and have had for over 10 years. I really like them, but not for dipsy's for salmon, I prefer the ratchet style for that application
  7. Do any stores or tackle shops carry any actual in-stock inventory of the Cannon or Traxstech ratcheting rod holders? I live in Ohio but travel to Point Breeze twice a summer in Juy and have for the last 20 years. I can't find much on the shelves for salmon fishing in Ohio, as you would expect. I would like purchase from a local retailer in the Olcott, Point Breeze, Buffalo, Rochester area while I am there on the trip(s) Any ideas on who might have inventory for purchase, heck I'm even going to pay with cash Thanks
  8. As good as the trip was 17-20th was for us the trip this past weekend 24-26 was quite the opposite. Fished 4 hrs Thursday evening, all day Friday, and 6 hrs Sat morning with nothing to really show for our efforts. Covered a lot of water East, West and way NW and caught 10-12 small kings throw backs, a few small steelhead and one 15lb king. ever had a good king or steelhead on the entire trip. Found a lot of good water, good marks, good baitfish, and just couldn't find anything they wanted to hit. I had two Salmon rookies with me on this trip and really wanted them to be able to enjoy the battle with a nice king. I was never ever to make it happen for them. It can't do anything but get better as the season progresses.
  9. No I won't be there in August or Sept. This coming weekend will most likely be my last trip for the year. I used to always come over in late August but have been coming over in July that last 3 years with good success.
  10. Thanks Day Break, I am REALLY hoping to have some fishing in closer this coming weekend. I have two complete rookies with me this trip and the wind forecast is not as good as last weekend for my smaller boat, especially with the new crew. See you at the dock on Thursday.
  11. That was the largest steelhead and coho we have ever caught in the 20+ years of coming over from Ohio to fish a couple of weekends a year. We caught a bunch of 12-14 lb steelhead on Saturday that we did our best to not handle and revive the best we could for release. Bunch of big deep steelhead out there on Friday. The two were cleaned were stuffed full of 5-6" alewives We had another come on the the 73 rigger that looked much larger than the 17 the 10 times it cleared the water. Unfortunately it somehow worked the hook out of the split ring during all of it leaps and runs. I thought it had just pulled free from the spoon, Pirate 55 blank, Alewives tape job, came back with a slightly bent split ring and no hook. That was another first for us. We still don't really understand that one.
  12. Fished a couple of hours on Thursday afternoon with one 20 king to show for our efforts and a bunch of small king throwbacks. 150-190 FOW west. water was pretty mixed up with warm water pockets everywhere. We fished primarily 80 down in 50 deg. Friday went deeper to start in 350 and worked north. Caught a bunch of kings and good size steelhead, largest steelhead weighed just over 17 lbs. Kept 7 good kings and 2 steelhead, through back a bunch of fish. Fished primarily 70 down on riggers, they were the best by far, did pull of largest king, 27 lbs on a dipsy flasher fly. The big steelhead were taking the spoons on the 70 and 73 rigger. Saturday was about the same as Friday except the temp had come up more and most were taken 60 down on the riggers, dipsys were pretty quiet again. One good 24 king on a 300 copper. We also caught a coho that was slightly over 20 lbs, our largest ever. Sunday we only fished a couple of hours and stayed in close. The water was cold, we were at 45 deg down 40 ft. Caught one brown in 120 ft, on a rigger down 15 with a 50 ft lead. Fun trip with a lot of fish and the largest average size steelhead I've seen there before. I'm coming back over next weekend for some more fun I hope.
  13. I have been making a couple of trips every summer for the last 15 years to Point Breeze from Ohio. I was looking to see if anyone had the landmarks page that used to be on the At The Oak website? I did searches on these forums looking for it but came up empty. Thanks, Kim
  14. Awesome! Very jealous. I was at point Breeze 4 days last week and didn't want to leave!!!!
  15. That fish gripper works great for all kinds of toothy fish Works just like vise grips, once closed stays closed until you open it. I use it on eyes a lot They also float but we have verified that yet:)
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