Adm Byrd

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About Adm Byrd

  • Birthday 02/12/1959

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  • Location
    Clifton Springs
  • Interests
    Fishing, Hunting, Motorcycling
  • Home Port
    Seneca, Canandaigua & Sodus
  • Boat Name
    There's One
  1. Brian, my daughter and I went out of Dean's as well, we arrived around 8AM to a full parking lot, we went a few miles south and set up in middle of the lake, we made over to the east side around the college and caught fish everywhere. We ran 2 downriggers mostly at 85 and 105, both w/ cheaters, 2 wire dipsy / spin doctor / fly combos out 250 - 300 and two 10 color leadcores at varying lengths. We ran between 2.4 and 2.7 gps. Leadcores accounted for 3 hits and only one rainbow. The downriggers kept us busy and we got half a dozen on the dipsys including one that initially fought like a king for 15 seconds, then a throbbing beast that I couldn't stop from running out 120' and then it felt like a tree that we couldn't gain on. We picked up and circled back on it still feeling like a tree and eventually netted a 12 - 13 lb lakes with the treble stuck in the middle of its belly!!!! You must be sore from running those rigs up and down that many times but it sure was fun out there.
  2. Canandaigua Derby Weekend Apparently this was the quiet derby (at least on this forum). We fished both days, took Rainbows and Lakers and one perch on Saturday off leadcores, downriggers and Seth Green rigs, ran a dipsy and various flashers with no action. Biggest for us was a 5.5# rainbow off leadcore. We quit at 4 but should have been done by 2. Morning was very steady with fish picked up on both sides of the lake. We came back this morning and went right to rigs and leadcore eventually adding a big dipsy. We caught some small bows and had a couple good fighters. The dipsy out 250 took a tap and 5 minutes later a smash and we had one of those unusual fantastic fights from a laker, pulled drag and wouldn't come up, finally netted him and our scales said 8.1 - 8.4 depending on the waves. We boxed him and talked about weighing it in. A few minutes later my buddy says to check the one leadcore - its bent more than the other side. When I brought it in far enough to unhook the church board it immediately took off with a strong steady pull, ended up being a 6.5# brown that apparently rolled when it got slack from my removing the board and got the second treble buried below and behind its gill plate, fought like a much larger fish. We then took the laker in to find out it weighed 8# exactly, needed to be heavier than 8.15#. We went back out and picked up a few more small lakers & bows. One of my friends had a really bad day of it on Saturday. Apparently this image taken of the floor of his boat happened twice!
  3. For people who don't catch very many fish these are why I go fishing
  4. Another awesome LOU expierence Many have said this in the past and other than the usual grumblings this site and its members are a great group of people. Last night I drove down into Gods country and met Rich (Bikinibottom) and picked up 3 weights he put together for me in a custom box. As all of you have said great quality & finish. Rich and I discussed all the important problems of the world but didn't solve any of them. Nice guy to meet and great product.
  5. Seneca

    Weeds & debris where awful at times but 3/4 of our catch on Sunday came from one leadcore spoon combo and that spoon got crushed this morning by whatever would of been our only good fish.
  6. Seneca

    So my trout derby started out very different as I was alone for Saturday morning, Liney had to work till noon. The only nice screen I found was down 250' in 300' of water, pulled rigs and a top line with no results. The afternoon wasn't much better and we finally found a couple land locks after 7PM. Sunday we went back to land lock country and spent the day running leadcores and down riggers, ended up with 15 three to four pounders, included browns, rainbows, lakers and salmon. almost every fish had lampreys or recent scars, one rainbow came in with two attached and we even hooked one on a Yozuri - never had that before. Monday we stuck it out till 10:30, lost one decent fish of leadcore and got drowned by the time we got the boat back on the trailer. The good news was catching browns, we haven't caught any in years on Seneca.
  7. I use a piece of PVC board, can paint it to match if you like.
  8. Boy that brings back memories, hanging off a mousetrap bracket on the back of my boat, quartering the wind so you didn't turn green from the exhaust, We ran one for 20 years!
  9. X2 on Lakebound88's method.
  10. Pap, This is an example:
  11. Which side of the boat did you put the bananas under?
  12. Thanks for the input. I was looking at the 4 step models - nothing worse than too short of a ladder.
  13. Swim Ladder I built a 24" wide, 18" deep swim platform for the back of my 21' Penn Yan to aid in netting fish, carry the cooler and, oh yeah, climb back into the boat on those fishless summer trips. My question is in regards to quality of telescoping below deck swim ladders such as you see on Ebay, they all look to be about the same quality. Does anybody have any personal experience with mounting and using them? Is there any quality there and are some of the expensive ones marine suppliers sell any better? Thanks in advance and before Les pounces on this most of my fishless days are under his tutelage.
  14. Mike, My problem is Les keeps trying to eat those shrimp right out of the perch's mouth. Thats not as bad as him throwing the perch back in the lake after he's gotten all their shrimp.
  15. THE PROPELLER WORKS 53 Leicester st Cananadaigua NY 14424 (585) 394-1860 They have helped me a couple times. I believe I sent them pizza once I was so satisfied and I'm a cheap skate.