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  1. Hit the water and set lines 1 pm off Split Rock. Reggie called us on the radio and had just landed a 25" monster! It was 38F and calm and more like early Fall today with the sun beaming in today running the heater on low today for mid January. My guest was Mike Morin and 4:15 pm our turn came with a Master Angler "Tank" 24" and 6 1/2 lbs. Fished till dark at 5:00 pm and called it and joined Reggie at the ramp to load the boats in the dark. Fish hit a Crazy Ivan "Fat Buzzy" at 50 ft. First salmon of 2021! Released to swim away for someone else to enjoy. Love the 5 gallon Home Depot bucket of water to keep the fish alive before taking photos and video of the release.
  2. Felt like mid November yesterday for 3.5 hours in the afternoon air temp 37F. Surface temp. 40.7 F down to 90 ft. Screen looked great! 1 LT and a knockoff with two rods on riggers running 92 ft with a cheater at 50 ft and another at 60 ft with cheater at 40 ft. No trailers at Converse at 12:30 pm. One utility boat with a tiller motor flat lining around Split rock. 40 second video from yesterday:
  3. Most of these fish from my home port of Lake Champlain plus Lake Ontario / Mullet Lake (Michigan) my in-laws: 1987-2020:
  4. It's been on fire for the Frostbite Fleet with good size Landlocks the last few weeks! Fishing deep for them 50-110 ft. of cable out and water temp. is 45F. Warm for this late in the year! Might be fishing all winter this year!
  5. Vt side and NY side 2 hours each of time for me that afternoon. Launched out of Converse near the Charlotte / Essex Ferry crossing. 3 boats out that afternoon... One launched out of Red Gate Otter Creek / Point Bay Marina / Converse for myself on the Vermont side. Thanks!
  6. Update: Boat is in for a trailer inspection / water pump / accessory belt tomorrow at Vt Home. Going to have them hook up the lap top and grab hours ran at different rpm's for the 396 hours on the engine for this season. I have burned 466 gallons of fuel this year off the Troll Control rpm gauge. 1.18 gallons of gas per hour (gph) for the boat on plane + tubing with the kids and trolling. Trips amounted to 80 trips on the water for the year going back to break-in mid-December last year. In addition 50 hours and 8 trips on three other boats I was a guest. It's been one of the busiest years for me in 40 years on the water in terms of hours and trips combined.
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