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  1. Atlantics are slightly forked tail with no spots, spots on the body are "x" shaped. Browns are square tail, the spots on the body have a halo or outline around them. Nice job, she'll need her own boat now...
  2. There were no lamprey scars on any of our fish this weekend. That was my first thought.
  3. Yesterday I was cleaning our fish and noticed a weird thing with one of the king fillets from a 2 year old fish. I cut one side and everything was fine passing it to my buddy who was rinsing and bagging. I flipped the fish and cut the other side. While skinning it, we noticed holes or air bubble-like voids in the flesh of the fillet in the tail section. Some of these holes could hold a marble they were so big. We re-checked the fillet from the other side and there was nothing. These were only on the one side, from the end of the pinbones to the tail. These voids had smooth edges, not like if I just stuck my finger in the flesh. We did not keep that fillet. It was like if you sliced through a block of swiss cheese. Our third guy, the one with clean hands, yet technologically impaired, tried taking a pic but must not have operated my camera right, I do not have it. Any thoughts on what might cause this? Has anyone else seen this?
  4. For sure The down & outs account for a few fish each trip. I set up 2 rods with mono #1 slide divers on downrigger rods just for this. I put the spoon back 20 to 30 feet, lock the diver and then 35 feet out on a 4 setting from the ball. Then stack a flasher/fly about 10 feet above the ball and 15 feet back. Yesterday it was a Nuclear green echip/green hammer glow over the diver/NK Mag NBK out of Oswego. If you want to change lures on the diver, bring it up with the downrigger, if you trip it from the rigger release you will probably not be able to trip the diver at depth and it will get under the wire diver on that side, so I've heard... Oh yeah, steelhead will hit the diver while you are putting it in the release also if you're too slow at sending it down or have to reset the flasher/fly.
  5. Sounds like a good weekend, caught a little of Kevin on the radio on Sunday. I ended up in front of the SR both days and did well too. We gotta catch up sometime soon.
  6. What about the guard on duty all night? He was there last weekend when I was up, saw him stop a couple drunk guys when they crossed the parking lot about 2AM. He was driving around often throughout the night. Does anybody have an alarm on your boat? I guess a few charters on the other side have them. I was thinking about it, definitely if I leave mine slipped someday.
  7. Vic and family, you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. May her remaining time be comfortable with friends and family close. If you need anything don't hesitate to call.
  8. What a fish, hope it's going on the wall.... We caught one that was about 10# and it did whatever it wanted when it wanted for a while on the light board rod. Can't wait to see how the population does.
  9. I love that area, I've gotta get up to Beaver River Station sometime this summer again. Smallmouth fishing is pretty good throughout the Stillwater Reservoir, Burnt Lake and Loon Lake also. Splake pretty much stay in Burnt.
  10. I have two that have regular 2 prong plugs like a normal household light but heavier. I got 2 heavy outdoor extension cords to wire them on the boat side. I imagine if you get a HD (10ga) outdoor cord you could open up the rigger and wire the plug side in and then use the receptacle side for the boat. New Cannon power cords are about $40 or $50 a set (rigger and boat sides) and are heavy but the boat side is very short and you'll have to add wire to pretty much get anywhere with them. I put a new cord on one of mine.
  11. do you have downspeed? Maybe you're running too fast or too slow.
  12. Heard from a guy at work today that Three Mile Bay was pretty good this morning. People he knows did 16 in just a couple hours. No other details sorry.
  13. I don't like it at all but id may still have a chance. Or if you accidentally drag a shaker for a while and it's dead when you bring it in. It's still gotta go back, you don't want to get to the dock and get checked.
  14. And don't forget the Slide Divers with or without the Lite Bite using the interchangeable weights along with the rings to achieve different presentation depths. The light weight and ring to get way out to the side and shallow or the heavier weight and ring to get deeper than the standard weight.
  15. All I have to say is wow. I didn't get to fish this weekend but did go out to Olcott to get the boat today and bring it back East. From the time I got off the Thruway on 490 until I turned from 104 to 98 in Childs, it seemed like there was a dead deer on the road every 4 or 5 miles. I've never seen anything like it before. I saw more roadkill deer today than I would see in a whole year around home in Oneida and Madison County. No wonder you guys have so many doe permits. Those anti's must really keep the auto body repair shops happy.
  16. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name:Pond Hop'r ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):5/22 Time on Water:6am to 4pm Weather/Temp: Wind Speed/Direction: Waves: 1ft Surface Temp: Location:straight out LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 7 Total Boated:6 Species Breakdown:kings Hot Lure: Stingray Penguin Trolling Speed: Down Speed: 2.3-2.4 Boat Depth: 100-250 Lure Depth: 60ish ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== Fished with Camo521/Bob from I-Bay, my buddy Tom who was home on leave and his dad who was along for the boat ride but not fishing. We ended up getting one on a glow green splatterback echip/green glow hammer on a 55' rigger and 5 on the 300 copper. One was on a Stingray Gator and the rest were on the Stingray Penguin. Dropped a screamer on a wire dipsy pulling a Super frog echip/crazy ****. Wish I had checked the 300 copper more frequently, it went silent for about 2 hours when we decided to quit and when I pulled it in we had a very, very dead shaker on it. Also got to use my new Forschner cimeter and all I have to say is WOW! How did I ever fillet salmon without it before.
  17. I think I remember something in the instructions or book that said that the transducer has a very wide angle so you can get reception from a larger area. On my boat, I have it mounted on the boom rigger with the transducer mounted on that same side, a spread of about 6 feet or so. I can get probe readings with the probe relatively shallow (10 feet or so) so I don't think it would matter what side you run your stuff on if you're down at normal depths. My thruhull is on the starboard and my fish hawk gear is on the port.
  18. The coyote echip/green glow hammer got hit 2x, stingray yellow penguin 1x, green glow splatterback echip/hypnotist 1x, and a golden retriever slasher/crazy b (I think, don't remember for sure if I matched them together) 1x. We spent most of the day outside the green water. The fish came on riggers around 45 and 55-60, flatlines sticks w/o weight, and full core on the retrieve. No dypsies or copper today. I have never fished out of Olcott before and I'm very impressed with the facilities. Very nice cleaning station, bathrooms, and docks. I can't wait to get back out there. Todd, you're always welcome to come aboard. Is it normal for fish to loose so many scales, I've never noticed it before? They were shedding scales all over the place. The meat shot.
  19. Here's the update from the weekend. The riggers, fishfinder, fish hawk, older electronics mount, and transducer board are all sold. Thanks everyone for your purchases so far.
  20. All you have to do is buy the x4 probe and put batteries in it. They are compatible with the 840. Many guys just upgraded the probe and use their old display and transducer. If you type Fish Hawk in the search function for LOU (top of page) you will find all the info you will need. Here is the manufacturer's website, http://www.fishhawkelectronics.com/ A new x4 probe runs around $240 or so. I upgraded to the complete x4 system and this old unit did work with my new probe before I installed the new display and transducer. My old probe died last summer. Thanks,
  21. Updates: I've had several inquiries on the riggers, I'll respond to them in order, please be patient. Mag 10 rigger has no base, it must have been cracked and I got rid of it. Fishfinder *Sold* Planer mast, see description above Fish Hawk 840 *Sold* Two 6" Berts tracks, polished finish, endcaps and allen wrench for each, a couple marks from the accessory thumbscrews $20 each Offset seat posts, 13" high 4" offset, new never used $25 each Older electronics mount, swivels in 2 spots $20 *Sold* Two Johnny Ray Swivel mounts JR-300 model, new never used $15 each http://www.johnnyraysports.com/home.html Stern/All around lights, 50" and 24" posts and socket $15 6-Switch fused panel, scratches where the mounting screws contact it, $15 Transducer mounting board, new in package with screws $10 Thanks for looking,
  22. Phone number is all I know. I don't know any details about signing up. (315)963-7800
  23. I would like to sell the following items. I will get pics as soon as I can. Downriggers: Both worked fine when I took them off the boat last summer and have been stored inside since. Power cords are the old style but appear to be still good, not cracked and peeling. Single rod holder on each. Older Mag 10, extendable boom, short stop, cord for boat power. I have to look to see if I have a good base for it. $150 Older Marlin HP, 40" or so boom, short stop, new counter, cord for boat power, locking base. HP is in the model name, I do not know if it's any faster than the older Mag 10's. It will not be as fast as the new High Speed Cannons. $150 Dual Planer Mast: Invader Downrigger Brand, dual reels, 6' tall, tow line looks good. Do not have the original base for it but have a pin setup so it mounts in a 3/4 inch pedestal seat base. $125 Fishfinder: Garmin 320c, just took it off the boat in working condition. Everything included, transom mount transducer. $125 http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/FishFinder320C_OwnersManual.pdf Fish Hawk: Fish Hawk 840 head, power cord and transducer. No probe. Unit works, ran it with my new probe a few weeks ago. Transducer bracket has been broken on one side. It was broken when I got the boat last year and I have bolted a plexiglas plate to that side to hold it straight. The damage does not seem to affect its function. $150 I will probably have some round downrigger balls, Berkley 4 tube rod racks, a stern light plug and pole and some other miscellaneous stuff also. Shipping is extra. I can meet from Utica to Syracuse during the week and Olcott on the weekends. Thanks,
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