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Pete Collin

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  1. I did a separate video where I describe all that. If you know how to search my old posts or my YouTube channel, you will find them.
  2. Hello All, Filming a fishing video by yourself is not easy. But I finally managed to get a movie of myself catching a nice big one!
  3. I think I saw you guys and heard your glad shouts. I was the only other guy out there.
  4. I jig vertically while drifting. I got a long anchor line for windy days that I haven't gotten to try yet. Lake Ontario fish really don't chase hase very far at all, and a fast crank is useless.
  5. Glad you're still getting out there Isaac! Does that mean you bought a boat?
  6. Thanks Mike! It's so hard to make plans, my trips are always last minute!
  7. 1 1/2 oz round heads with plastic bodies. I give a rundown of equipment on a youtube video tht I posted here once.
  8. Hello All, I had been away from doing much boating or fishing for a couple of years. I bought the neighboring house, tore it down, and built a garage. That left me with little time on the water. Now that that project is done, I can get back to a normal life that includes fishing! It was an interesting day. The boating conditions were perfect for my little 16 footer. The plan was to troll for browns in the early morning, then search for lakers later. No browns wanted to play, so when I saw some marks in 80-90 feet, I set up to start jigging. And caught a nice laker right away. The funny thing was that I always depend on a big concentration of fish for jigging to work, but I didn't find that. There was just the odd fish here and there, but when I found fish, they often bit right away! Bites would come on a blank screen, and each fish was bigger than the one before it. Ended the day with 6 fish, the last one being a whopping 38 incher that must have weighed more than 20 pounds! I had a movie camera with me. When it was running, they wouldn't bite. I turned it on to show that last big one, but was so excited I forgot to hit record! Fishing by yourself just seems to make eerything more difficult. Especially since I lost my landing net. Don't know if it fell out of my boat somewhere or if somebody helped themselves to it when my boat was unattended. But at least I ddint' lose any fish because of it. I also got smart and added a stinger hook to my jig. Can't imagine how better my numbers would have been over my previous trips had I been doing so! Hope work and weather allows me to get out much more this summer. I missed that electric tug!
  9. Thanks everybody for your advice.
  10. More like six years. I haven't been out much the last couple.
  11. Hello All, Back in 2010 I bought a new Coleman 5 hp outboard to be used as a trolling motor. "A thousand bucks! Free shipping! What a bargain!" Well here I am 8 years later and I am told it is toast. It gets 75 pounds of compression, I am told it should be 130 or something like that. Silver Lake Marine refused to even look at it, not a good sign. So I am wondering if you gearheads can tell me - what makes a motor not worth doing a cylinder bore/piston ring job on? Is it that the engine block is so light that it will inevitably warp again? One thing makes me wonder about this defect - when I first bought the motor, it didn't seem to have good flow of cooling water at slow speeds. It would make sneezing sounds out of the water exhaust- telling me taht it was reaching boiling point. So I called the company and they sent me a new water pump impeller. Thing is, the new impeller was shaped differently than the original one. Which tells me that they necessarily changed the design, or they put the wrong one in the first time around. Not a good sign. Either way I wondered if the cooling water running hot that first season contributed to my cylinder blowing so quickly. So if I did rebore the cylinder, at least the water pump is working correctly now. Would I get twice as much life out of it this time? My last kicker was a 1975 Johnson 6 hp Seahorse that I wish I had rebored. That was a nice little motor. Pete
  12. If you are having trouble getting down, try big 2 oz hopkins-style spoons. They'll get you down there. 1 oz is too light most of the time. I run 1 1/2 oz roundheads.
  13. A couple of years ago I did a tutorial on lake trout jigging. It was filmed on Lake Ontario but the technique is the same. The only difference is that a fast crank works on the finger lakes, rarely does on LO.
  14. Fisher dude, i haven't in years. I'm such a slow tier that I could never earn enough to make it worthwhile.
  15. Hello All, I love the New England-style tandem hooked trolling flies. Here is a tutorial of one I made for the Finger Lakes.
  16. Hello All, This winter I have seen something in the woods that I have never noticed before. In a couple of locations, there was deer urine-soaked snow that was tinted blue. I mean real, windex-shaded blue. Made me wonder if deer get porphyria like King George III. What might cause this? Do they sell salt licks with dye so you can track them somehow? Pete Collin
  17. A great, and pertinent, old Joe Jackson number.
  18. Hello All, I imagine many of you hunters own your own woodlots. I made this video to assist my clients in the 480-a tax program, and want to do their own timber stand improvement work. Maybe it will be useful to some of you.
  19. I once wrote a shaggy dog story that had to do with your only choices of hiring a guide on Oak Orchard were either Jay Peck or Pennsylvanians with peg legs. The punchline was that the tourist brochures, under fishing guides, said "Pick a Peck or crippled Muppers".
  20. Somebody from Pennsylvania! 'Mupper for the weekend!
  21. That ad I show at the beginning of the video is the one you're talking about! Here is one of my favorite stories of his: Mark had plans to meet some friends to go down to the river and fish together. He got impatient waiting for them at his house, so he left them a note letting them know he would be down on the water. Mark wanted them to know that the day before, the fishing was amazing and he had caught a jillion. His way of doing that was that his note included a signed confession to mass murder. Now, here is the thing that could ONLY happen to Mark. The police had found a dead body in the river, and just so happened to be knocking on doors asking if anybody in the neighborhood had seen anything. That's when they happened across his note! The cops waited around, and when Mark's wife came home from work, they were very terse with her, asking if everything was ok at home. His wife noticed they were acting strangely and asked what they were getting at. That's when they showed her the signed confession to mass murder - and she burst out laughing!
  22. I used to practically live on the OO in the spring and fall from the late 90s to about 10 years ago. The increased crowds and diminished runs of fish have kept me away. In the old days, when the fishing was no good you'd go hang out with Mark and see what kind of outrageous stories he'd have.
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