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  1. A new spool of wire is cheaper than the diver, flasher and fly or meat rig you could possibly lose...just replace it...
  2. Wait, you said mixed bag... Oswego, kings (mixed ages, matures too) by July, browns readily available in 50-90FOW and 2 year olds and steelies offshore. Quick trip to deep water. There is more than enough opportunity for consistent fishing if you are flexible. Does it need to be the same routine day after day to be consistent? For example, I have been offshore in 650FOW catching steelies, salmon, and suspended lakers on an afternoon charter, then in 15-20FOW the next morning catching quality browns. Wind played a factor in the decision of where to go when; but opportunity was there. Most times, our good lakers have passed through by July but are within a 45 minute run... As far as Oswego itself, More than enough places to stay from $40 to $180 a night within 10 minutes of the launch or your charter. If towing, Wright's Landing is one of the better launches on the lake and is currently one of the few open in this high water. If hiring a charter, the East and West side marinas offer decent parking, nearby bathrooms, and fish cleaning is available per fish if your Captain/Mate doesn't include it already. Meals, there are several places to eat from pub fare to family owned restaurants to chains. Hope this helps and good luck!
  3. That won't be an issue when the body cracks at the base and it falls overboard... I know of 3 STX riggers on my dock that have broke off, one caught by the cord, one by the rod in the holder, and the other is in 140 off 4 mile point I think. I would start using a separate holder for your rod. Check the emblem on top, WHEN it cracks and the rigger fills with water, they won't warranty it because it isn't covered with their soft cover. At least that was their response to a boat on my dock a week or so ago. I currently run 4 HS and 1 STX. The next riggers I buy will be Scotty's. Good luck! Andy
  4. Had some on wires today, not bad at all yet.
  5. And the bridges closer to Greece are low clearance. 11 feet and change was the lowest I noticed. I think a couple were 12'2" also.
  6. The reels are in good shape. Clickers are weak though.
  7. Those you need to pull the knob to be able to lift. You just can't grab and lift. I have the same ones and once they are tipped down for the dipsy, they stay there. I don't tip them up to get a rod out.
  8. What units is this compatible with? Never mind, I looked on the Navionics website and it isn't compatible with a HB 788.
  9. Copper reels I'm upgrading copper reels this season. I have a 300 on a Penn 340GT2 and a 400 on a Penn 345GT2. Both are Atomik 45# with 300yds of 50# braid backing. They are in good condition, clickers might be weak. No rods. Asking $100 each I also have a 500 and 600 setup, ready to spool, no reels. I sold the reels and he did not want the copper and braid. Again, Atomik copper and 300yds of 50# braid. Asking $30 each. (The braid is worth that) Pick up in Oswego/Syracuse or you pay shipping. I can text pics of reels. Andy 3155273652
  10. Offshore was 250-295 for me yesterday, browns were still in shallow and active if you got them before the water cleared. In the afternoon we spent most of the time on browns around the Harbor. Stuck to browns again this morning in and around the Harbor but they were only in 2 spots and active. Afternoon we did some browns again and got a few fish offshiore in 170. Its still good but not a gimme. Offshore is looking very promising.
  11. You can get on the far left staying dry, one of the fingers has an inch or so of water on part of the dock. The marina has built them up.
  12. Out of Oswego on my boat... The only thing BayRats have caught with me was some of my money... Not a hit on any of 5 good looking colors with more than enough water time when the other side of the boat was catching. Smithwicks on the other hand have been very good, clown, black stripe, and bream. No bass yet either.
  13. Wright's is open and they built up the docks. They will remain open through the weekend too.
  14. There's plenty of water to launch... You will need to walk in the water to get on the docks. The dock next to the bath house that Top Gun is on had water about ankle deep the other day before the ramp to the floating section. The water has come up a little since then. To use the middle docks of the launch you will need knee boots.
  15. Its very fishable on the lake and fishing is good. IT IS A MINEFIELD! Its Spring, there is always stuff drifting around. The high water has added to it but its no reason to not fish. There is an Idle Speed/No Wake rule in effect in the harbor and within 500' of shore. If you run on plane, especially in the dark or low light, you are asking for trouble. Good luck wherever you fish this weekend.
  16. I agree Rich...never said anything about the Bay. And yes, every Spring there are several Mexico boats near Oswego.
  17. The water out of Oswego is far from gin clear right now, actually this season so far. Go West and you can find clear water, go East and it's dirty and stained for miles.
  18. Its been good and the browns have been quality. Check this link out for surface temps. http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/ontario/o22.html
  19. Warm up the water?? When I was out Sunday afternoon, water was 49 on a break that ran out to 60 FOW from Oswego lighthouse and back to shore at 5 stacks, low 50's from 4 mile pt to breakwalls Monday morning in rough water.
  20. Bobber stop knots work too for marking line. Like Paul said, counting passes gets it close enough...if 1 pass of one of my 27's is 10'3" then 10 passes is 102.5' or so, if the next reel is at 105', the fish wont know any better, that spoon or stick is going to be running within inches of depth compared to the others. I bet if you pulled line from 2 identical linecounters together they have a degree of variation to the same number.
  21. On 12# with a #5 splitshot 100' back I will snag bottom at 3 to 4' with those spoons. 2 #5's set the same will hang up in 7 to 8'. If they have trebles on still they will get donated, singles pull free most of the time.
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