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    Horseheads, NY / Hilton NY
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    Finger Lakes / Lake Ontario
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    2014 Robalo CC

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  1. Pink line-on-made or limonade
  2. I really enjoyed your post about your boats. I am looking forward to your posts about fishing. I don't get out fishing as often as I'd like so I'll enjoy my passion for boats and fishing through others.
  3. Nick I am all for helping Sampson marina. It is very disappointing to hear the state wants to close the marina down. Perhaps a separate thread focusing on this topic would make sense. I believe you started a petition thread in the past. I don't get out to fish that often but would really like to contribute to the Sampson marina cause.
  4. Nice response lakebound! it is very disappointing to hear how uninformed and / or biased the media can be.
  5. Just a thought. Take a look at the new robalos. Very dry ride. Very high gunnels. Front entry through center console for portapotti. Awesome boat. I have the 180. Rides and looks like a 20 footer.
  6. Thanks again. The setup using 50#mono is awesome. Much nicer to deal with. No pigtails and less chance of break offs.
  7. Nice report. I fished north end. Not much luck . Solid hit first 10 minutes. I should have stuck to east side . Not much on screen on west side . I think I was a running lures a bit too deep. I used fishhawk td after the fact. Was to eager to fish and put lines in first. Laziness never pays off!
  8. Seneca

    We are renting a house starting 8/1 thru 8/8 about 3 miles north of Sampson. I guess I'll see firsthand if the northenders have a slight advantage over the southenders and middlers!!! I'm always up for a mulligan. I am hoping to fish most early mornings before the family gets up and going. I will use the 'hot spots' map for areas to try. If anyone has other suggestions on starting points or thoughts in the north end it would be kindly appreciated. Thanks and see you on the water. Stay safe! Dave
  9. Seneca

    Thanks for the feedback. Copy and paste is a wonderful thing and then just update. Not trying to make anybody look bad. I wish my reels were always wound as tight as as I am!!! Thanks again!
  10. Good morning. Not an expert here. Just love to fish. I am posting to contribute as I have taken info from this website. Hopefully someone can learn from my successes and/or failures. As always, I gladly welcome positive reinforcement and/or constructive criticism to improve my angling. Date: 7/23/15 Plan: Got a last minute call from my friend from Buffalo who was in area. We made last minute plans to fish. I was originally going to meet him at Severne as I have been having some success on that area north in the past couple weeks. Due to late start I suggested we meet in Watkins. Should have stuck to my original plan. Lake: Seneca Launch: Watkins Area fished: west side, center of lake and east side Crew: Friend from Buffalo and his 12 year son Time: Started out at 5pm-845pm Direction headed: set up near first point on east side and trolled north toward Peach orchard point. Pulled lines and cruised further north a little bit. Set up lines and trolled north then crossed lake. Trolled north on west side then turned around and trolled south for a time until dark. Depth of water fished over: 80ft to 500ft Wind: out of north Surface temp: 70 Water Down temp: This is second time I used my Fishhawk TD temp probe. 65deg-30Ft, 58deg-40Ft, 51deg-50Ft, 48deg-60Ft, 46deg-70Ft. I assume this is accurate. Can someone confirm if these are temps they have been seeing? Setup: Rod 1 – 3 color core with small michigan stinger on inline planer board Rod 2 – 5 color core with small michigan stinger on inline planer board Rod 3 – wireline, #1 dipsy out 150 ft on 2.5 setting using michigan stinger orange spoon Rod 4 – wireline, #1 dipsy out 120 ft on 0 setting using mountain dew paddle and fly Rod 5 – wireline, #1 dipsy out 120 ft on 2.5 setting using michigan stinger watermelon spoon Rod 6 – wireline, #1 dipsy out 140 ft on 0 using NK28 mountain dew spoon Results: Nothing happening. Didn’t really mark anything good on fish finder screen except for 2 small areas in shallow water. Fleas and weeds were very bad all over. Got to use for the second time my fishhawk td and new rod holders from Cisco fishing systems. Nice night to be out. Wish we would have caught at least one fish for my friend’s son. Question of the day: Is it true that fishing in south end is tougher until later in the summer? When does fishing in south end really pick up? I expect some biased answers as I know there is a friendly battle between north enders and south enders!!! Thanks and stay safe. Dave
  11. Thanks for the ideas. What knot for tying to 50# to wire? Thanks again.
  12. Thanks for the ideas. What knot for tying to 50# to wire? Thanks again.
  13. Thanks for the feedback. The TD has good reviews. It great to get your positive feedback as being local and using in same environment as I. The TD should assist in zeroing in on the proper zone. Many times I fish solo so I need to make every rod count. Thanks again for the positive feedback.
  14. Good to hear people are finally having some success on Seneca. Sounds like Seneca is starting to heat up as far as fishing. I marked lots of fish near smiths park. Unfortunately, I was not fishing. Kids and their friends wanted to tube. They did not want to get dumped in water though til the end. They lasted longer than I thought. I brought poles with in case they backed out of wanting to tube. It's amazing what temp water kids will play in. Great day on water anyways. Kids and I enjoyed ourselves. Timed it perfect before the rain. I will not be able to fish until 2 weeks due to work. However, when I get back I have a new toy to use. Wife and kids bought me a fishhawk TD (portable temp depth gauge)for Father's Day. Good luck fishing to all and stay safe. Save me some fish to catch for when I get back. Dave