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  1. TomaHawk @ the Oak orleans county open

    Pre fished wednesday / thursday 

    weds- started at the oak trolled west 10 miles working 70 fow to 130 , caught 3 coho and 1 rainbow  not what we were looking for.


    Thursday - decided to start and fish even farther west with the same results, got too the power plant and decided to point it north and check the mid and deep water trolled north west out in front of olcott in 31n 600 fow with one coho on the 29n line worked the offshore program for a couple hours with a blank screen never found any steelhead on the scum line. at 1pm we turn the boat south east trolled it back to johnson's creek and picked up 4-4 not looking good for tourney day but at least we were eliminating water.


    Friday- first round of the king of the oak and defending Champions we decided too try the west thing again and pretty much tanked it as  we boated a small salmon and a bunch of lake trout and weighed in 2 fish for a three fish tourney so this will be a hard to defend title but we won't give up.


    Saturday- Day 1 of the open. went east a few miles set up in some green water in 70 and worked the blue green line for most of the morning with one salmon on 300 copper and meat rig. noon came and we swapped over to a laker set up and beat up on them at devils nose to 2pm and headed to weigh in with 4 fish.and would win one bracket and lose the other and be sitting in 19th place out of 31 boats in the open.  


    Sunday- the wind was Cranking out of the west as we broke the pier heads  so we ran a couple miles west watching the temp and did a couple checks on temp and had fish on the screen in a 111 fow. Set up with finger lakes and a moonshine mag spoons on the riggers 35/45/55. Meat on 300/200 coppers  and 150 copper had a spoon. and diver's would have spin doctors with GTS flies super studs. 20 mins in and the 35 and 45 riggers fired with teenager kings , then the 300 cooper grabbed a laker, hook another king on a spin doctor and fly an hour goes  and were flying down the lake with the wind 3.1 gps speed.  We  decided to try and get are last two lakers at the glass house and pick up and run back to were we got are king first thing. banged the two lakers as planned picked up and ran back west 9 miles set back up with same program and got a coho and another mid-teens kings . Its noon with 8 fish in the box and we need two trout brown or rainbows at this point pulled the deep divers and put the slide divers into play and slid into 50 fow where we had 60 degree water and it was warming up fast with the south west wind. swapped out salmon spoons over to brown trout stuff on the riggers  pulled the coppers and swapped them for lead cores with stick baits. 1pm start checking gear for skippers (little ones) and the center rigger has the line into the probe and the line is all spun up, as i'm untangling it i feel a nice tug on the line so i start hand lining it in and see good fish splashing 100ft back and start hand lining in what looks like a laker but as it gets close to the boat i see the spots on its back and realize its a awesome brown trout (11lbs) scooped him up and boxed are 9th fish. 1:30 pm  let the slide divers out another 20ft each @ 60 and 80ft out and BAM starboard side gets smack and we would boat a nice steelhead that ate a red frog stinger and have are 10th fish in the box. Fished the last 20 mins with no takers picked up and made the run back to port for weigh in. Figured the top teams all had there box of ten fish but as weigh in was finishing up most teams had 4 to 6 fish and we would move up to 4th place and cash a check for $1800 with the highest scoring box of the tournament and what a good feeling it was to have a plan come together and work out after days of tough fishing and all the work it takes to get it done.looks like the lake is starting to set up and fishing should get nothing but better from here and we will be focusing on charter trips for anyone that is looking we have june july and august dates open give me a ring and ill show you a good time on this awesome lake ontario fishing out of oak orchard.  

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  2. There was a nice brake off shore we worked north west / south east with the currents. fish have been out there since that big blow a couple of weeks ago. all classes of salmon and some nice bows kept us busy pretty much the whole morning, pulled a 25 an 23lb out there so there spread out for sure but they will be coming home in Numbers shortly. I figured we were beat seeing we had a 11lb steel bow in are box as are strategy was to go out there and sort though the smaller fish and grab 3 good ones but the 3rd big guy never came and was very surprised that we won another round. will be nice to fish that 100 fow range agian and stop burning all the gas..see you guys sept.4th 

  3. Too bad you have no idea what is going on behind the scenes John.  You can tell them until you are blue in the face that the bait is there but they will not listen to us. 

    I have a clue. and i'm familiar with the Lake trout restoration projects and have read all the great lake biology reports. All i'm saying brian is don't believe everything you read.  Things have been on a down swing the last two seasons with the balance of the lake and at this point we are on a up swing of things as far as the bait and salmon are concerned not saying its going to be like the good old days with big numbers but the quality of the fish are going to be much better for 2016 than last year. I get most my info from my buddy D.e.c dave a biologist that works for the d.e.c ,he swings buy the boat for chats a couple times a week during the season as i'm always trying to understand what the lake and fish are doing but sometimes they just trick me.

  4. The fishery is going in the direction of a lake trout fishery.  Lakers are the future of the Great Lakes. If you don't believe it, you are in for a big surprise.  The writing is on the wall.   I like the 20lb minimum.  The LOC should up the minimum to at least 17lbs. 

    HAHA ya i've been reading all that jazz to and the bait fish are gone to but i happen to know where there is a 40 mile long strip of bait out there.So all them reads are out the window. :)

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