Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited


Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

lyk2fish's Achievements



  1. Good deal........thank you for a great report.
  2. Dark till daylight.......it’s about 7 hours......9:30PM - 4:30AM. 10-2 being prime.
  3. Fishing continues to be great on the Ontario shoreline. Water warming, and bait showing. Smallmouth starting to bite like crazy. Couple trips from last week with my sons. Both nights started slow but developed through the night. Glass calm conditions didn't help, but biting bass fulfilled the lull. Few browns around still, recent rain should color up the shoreline and help it. Tight lines
  4. Got up to the big lake for some Gold action. Water temp on the shore was a bit warm due to the mild winter and I was hoping we could find some pods of eyes and browns. As any trip, things start out in search mode until the electronics show what hope to be promising marks. We were met with a nice brown before dark and then hit a pod of eyes that put 3 in the box quick. Other 3 took a bit longer but was able to have time to catch up with a great friend. Shared a lot of laughs and ended the night in double digits with some nice eater browns. Next night my son and his buddy came up. Typical Friday boat pressure on shore, decided to leave and find some fishing elsewhere. Motored to a spot that produced in the past and it didn't disappoint. Rods started to fire and we had another exciting night on eyes with one quality brown. Speeds varied to get reaction strikes and colors didn't matter, everything got hit. Got to troll to find them and we you do, don't leave them. Our bite turned off and on and made the night interesting. Love this time of year. Tight lines.
  5. Yes, arrowheads, sorry bout that. Cheese, rivers, steams and lakes were there roadways of migration, trade and settlement. I look for confluence of creeks or where a creek meets a river.....if an adjacent field is tilled and I can get permission, I will walk it......sometimes it can be a bust......and sometimes you can find something that was made by another human thousands of years ago.....it's like getting a big fish, .......great exercise too.
  6. Took the day Friday to get the weekend started, had high expectations, as the weather was wonderful.....but other than some non targeted toothy critters and a couple lakers, the temp left my area and so did the fish......washed lures all day to no avail.....came across a school of stripes before dark and got a few but even they were tight lipped. Saturday started with crazy wind that only got worse as the day went on......whats new.........by noon, only had a couple rips, one nice brown that broke us at the net. Took a break and went back out solo in winds definitely blowing 20, kept searching and finally found a seam with 47 degree water that increased to 49..........2 of my 3 rods went off....found the spot that was about a 10 minute troll in that wind. Small pocket of temp that held, browns, bullhead, rainbows, pike, and lakers. Great fish of the day was a huge pike, hell of a fight, thought it was a huge brown as it took long runs, swallowed my stick, was careful to get it out and she released great. Silvers were steady, but average, and lakers small to medium. Bullheads were a great suprise, truly a mixed bag, boat control tough, even with a trolling motor, I found myself picking up, motoring back and short trolling the pocket. Firetiger was a great color, but blk/silver still good. Pulled the boat Saturday evening as I was exhausted, wind burnt and had to install a new bilge pump. I'm sure it would've been epic today and i hope folks did well. I took a walk for some heads instead and got blessed with a beauty! Great end to the weekend. Tight lines.
  7. Yes, the north wind Sat really colored it up. Temp low to mid 40's. I saw snowflakes today too......gimme back those warm days please.......wind was cold on that water the last two days for sure.
  8. Got out this weekend to chase some browns again.....weather forecast didn't look great, but what's new. Loaded the boat and headed to the lake. Sat morning was calm and we had a window that lasted until noon before the wind hit full force. Set the boards and was immediately hit and we brought a eater brown to net. Next few hours were busy with high column lakers and smaller browns. Made a few adjustments to the spread and not much was happening, started to second guess leads and lure selection as we all do.........then board back with a nice jumping brown, we began to fight it and another inside board took a rip.......I thought our fish got into the line........then the off shore board went again........and I mean SCREAMED back and then disappeared under water! I looked at my son and said put that rod down into the holder, and get this one, it's something big. At first, I thought big laker as I saw no breach.....fight was heavy weight and not much action. Then the fish ran......50 ft of line like nothing.....my son worked fish in and we saw a glimpse and I still thought laker......two more good runs and I caught a side glimpse......didn't dare tell him it was a huge brown....kept calm and landed a hammer, his PB.....went to the marina, used a big live bag and it weighed in at 15 pound 7/8 ounces! What a great experience.......we recovered the fish for an hour in the live well and it was more than ready to swim away, as we released it to fight again. Made one heck of a memory for me and my oldest, something we will never forget. Sunday gave us the same window and we boated another great brown that we released along with some lakers and eater browns. Chilly still on the water, temps near 47 on surface came and went. Blk/Silver were great colors. 2.0 speed did the trick. Tight lines.
  9. Yeah, hadn't taken any vacation this year and had some roll over days......glad i took it, the weather has been not the best since. Was on that water at 6:30AM and we came off at 9PM. Made the most of it for sure. Things starting to heat up with the water temps. Look forward to getting out next weekend.......but.......another cold front comes in on Friday.......no surprise
  10. Was able to take advantage of a beautiful day we had Wednesday and get the cob webs off the fishing boat. After a long winter of walleye fishing, Justin joined me in the daylight to splashdown in my favorite finger lake. Got on the water at 6:30 and built a speard of cores and boards and wasn't long we had our first screaming drag.....good brown that shook us......followed by a bouncing core rod that held the first bow of the season. Found that both sides of the lake provided plenty of eater sized browns that kept our boards busy. Lakers, another nice bow and some non targeted toothy critters found the spread appealing. Just a great day with a great friend fishing. Water temps from low 40's to low 50's and as always in spring fishing, temp breaks and color helped bites. Sticks matching time of the year bait worked well for us, with blk/slvr being best, speeds around 2 did best, great mix of fish. Tight lines.
  11. You mean Otisco??????? No state launch on south end of Owasco.
  12. Bob, you can launch at south shore before 7, he has a drop box to put money in. A lot easier then going to the inlet to launch as there is no ramp. Even if it’s a 12 foot boat with small motor.
  13. Finally got some vacation time to put on the water. The column has been loaded with stocked browns and rainbows for a few months now. Has been tough setting a spread without having a couple small ones bouncing on the rods every few minutes. Should be real good with this class of fish in a couple years. Lakers have come up out of the column to take advantage and I am catching them 2-1 over bows right now. Coppers, cores, and riggers have been good, with coppers taking the most. Every day is different, as the wind has been shifting the temps, but it's starting to pick up. Look for the smooth water, deal with the weeds and you will get fish. Best depth between 55 and 60 for me. Bright colors and a lot of zig zagging to speed up and slow down lures has triggered strikes, running 2.0-2.5. Dealing with the little ones has been tough this year but the fleas are gone and it's getting good. Some pics from the last 2 weeks, sorry for the orientation on some of them. Tight lines.
  14. Nada, none on my lines this weekend. Go get em.
  • Create New...