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  1. We were out prefishing for the Atomik challenge today and tried to run my back up Reels with 20lb flea flicker and they would not stay in the release. My first time using the stuff was today. Needless to say we went back with our primary set ups With the 30 lb mono which worked great. Just wondering who runs the flicker line and what releases work the best for you? [ Post made via iPhone ]
  2. That's good to know. I'll have to take notice next time I and when I get broke off. Doesnt happen a lot but does happen. [ Post made via iPhone ]
  3. It happens to everyone sooner or later. I lost my favorite flasher fly last week to a screamer. BTW if anyone catches a big king with a green protroll and BW nappy monkey I'd appreciate it if I can have it back. [ Post made via iPhone ]
  4. Got ya. I saw you on his boat when my son and I were headed out of the river for a few hours Saturday before we headed home. I talked with your Uncle and we'll probably fish with guys when my nephew comes up with me in a few weeks. Should be a good time.
  5. Thanks Guys and Thanks for that update on the steelhead info. I'll have to look at those again. I may still be stuck in River mode. At least we still have more steelhead swimming around since I released them to fight another day or until the Atomik Challenge. What ever comes first. [ Post made via iPhone ]
  6. Yea Rick, I never made it over to get another off you. My salmon net ended going into the lake. Dang Steelhead got wrapped up around the rigger when he jumped as we were trying to net it. I'm still not 100% sure how it happened but all I saw was my net drifting away. Ended up putting the money towards a new ranger Salmon net which is actually nicer than the one I lost so it worked out for the best I guess. I'll be up this weekend and be sure to get one more off you. The work well. As far as how deep to fish most anyone on thi site will tell you it depends on the weather pattern, water temps and bait. We were doing all of our fish in 160 to 190 and we were fishing anywhere from 30 to 110 down. Spoons were doing most of our fish on the first 2 days. Then towards the end of the 2nd day out spoons died and I put out a few flashers and they started hitting again. You should always have a mix out until you find what they prefer. My last time up prior to last week was May and all the liked were spoons. It just depends on the fish and what they want that day. [ Post made via iPhone ]
  7. Thanks. When are you going to be up again? I'll be up Thursday night. Fishing in the Atomik Challenge this weekend. Maybe I'll see you at Jon's again. LOL. Take care.
  8. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: Gotta Bite! ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):Jun. 14,15,16 Time on Water:6:00 to 11, 10:00 to 2:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 Weather/Temp:61 Wind Speed/Direction: Waves: 1 to 3 and less than 1 Surface Temp: Location: Scriba Launch to Alcan LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 29 Total Boated:21 Species Breakdown:Kings, Steelhead and one nice big brown Hot Lure: Pro king mag spoons :Blue Dolphin, Green Dolphin, Green Killer and my Killer Weed fly Trolling Speed: Down Speed: 2.0 to 2.2 Boat Depth: 150 to 200 Lure Depth: Varied ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== I haven't done a report since last season but last week warranted it. Spent a few days in Mexico celebrating my daughter's birthday and an early Father's day with my son, daughter and daughter's boyfriend. My son is usually my first mate and regular fishing buddy. My daughter and her boyfriend were new to trolling. My son and I started out the morning trolling spoons. Mostly some pro king magnums and we were doing a mix of steelhead and kings off the riggers and dipseys. Keeping some of the bigger ones and throwing the shaker and skippys back. The right dipsey out 180 with a Pro king Green killer goes screaming like I never heard it scream before. My son says "it's all you dad" he takes the wheel I grab the rod and before your know it I'm at 926 on my line counter with less than 75' of line left. I thought I was going to be spooled. After a 45 minute battle we were able to get the lunker into the boat. My biggest by far this season. it measured 38" and did not have a scale but would have to think he was 30+ lbs. Then shortly afterward the rigger fires and it was a nice heavy fish pulling hard and diving down. Turns out it was a monster brown hitting the cheater no less in 180 FOW. I ws running a Buffalo Bill spoon which is an absolute steelhead killer for me and we got the only brown of the trip and probably the biggest that I have ever boated myself. We landed a few more steelhead and then met up with my daughter and her boyfriend and let them fight the rest of the fish. We quit later afternoon went back to camp to hang out. Slept in the next morning and got out and set up around 10:00. Right back where we left off with some nice acrobatic steelhead and some smaller kings. Then her boyfriend lands the biggest fish he has ever caught only a teenage king but again he's new to it. Then my daughter lands a 26" steelhead. We all enjoyed the aerial show it put on for the whole boat. Then the bite shut down and I started putting on a few flasher/ flys and the green pro troll with the dawn's nappy monkey off the rigger takes a rip and her boyfriend tightened up the drag a little to much. "Snap! see you later. I Couldn't get upset since he's new at it. We knew then to switch over to 1/2 and 1/2 spoons and flies. This time I put out the flies I tied myself in this past season and the worked. I was getting hits and landing fish on them and the spoons were dead. That felt good that they were holding up to some of the hits from the fish. We ended the day with 5 five in the box. The next morning my son and I decide to get up early and out on the lake since we had to be packed up and out of Selkirk by 11:00. We set up at 6:00 off the red building in 160 FOW and we are double up both on my flies. Only out 180 and 150 and we didn't even set another pole yet. It was one nice steelhead and one shaker that we through back. A little longer into the troll we get another steelhead that we boxed. We are now limited out on steelhead and it's not even been an hour. We had a dead peiod of about an hour and then we banged 2 more kings off the riggers down 110 and 120. The were both shakers and threw them back. It's getting close to 9:00 and time to head pack and the rigger down 95' goes for a rip and shortly after silver is jumping out of the water. The steelhead where everywhere in the water column. I purposely did not run cheaters because we had a limit of steelhead, but still got more of them. It turned out that one of the steelhead had a tag on it. I went online to check out the website and it turns out it was from the Credit River Angler's association in Ontario. I reported the data to them. I'm not sure what if anything I'll get for it, but it was pretty cool to know that fish started out north of the border. It's the first tagged fish I had landed before. It was a great time hanging with my kids, something we don't get to do to much of now that they are older. It was also a memorable one for us since we caught some nice fish as well together as a family.
  9. It was an insane bite. We fished 3 to 4 hours each day from Thur thru Sat and did double digit hook ups each day. The bay was infested with steelhead. My son and I doubled up while setting up on Sat morning. We had just set up and we had a steelhead and a king. We boxes out on steelhead working the first half hour. I had a spoon down 95 it fires and we land another steelhead. I couldn't believe it. We got our biggest salmon and brown trout (14 lbs) the season this past weekend. It was one for the books for sure for my son and I. [ Post made via iPhone ]
  10. Congrats Charlie. With the slow upgrading of the equipment like your subtroll and the newer electronics that you were telling me about you should be doing much better this year. I thought it was going to be tough to beat last year's success but by the amount of action we had the past few times up I think it may happen. I'll be up again for the Atomik Challenge. Not sure if you said you be up again or not. Let me know. [ Post made via iPhone ]
  11. I'm not sure if I missed it on the page, but where is the meeting being held on the Friday before the tournament and are we limited to only one person attending the meeting? Please let me know.
  12. I second the Velcro on a paint stick works wonders and are cheap and effective. [ Post made via iPhone ]
  13. Seatow has a good one also with a GPS and a compass as well as weather and tides. It's free.
  14. My prop got a little banged up around the edges. I'd like to order a replacement for it and have this one repaired. I guess I will take I off and get the numbers off of the prop and order a newer before I cause damage to my lower unit. [ Post made via iPhone ]
  15. We'll all get together and catch some fish and drink a few beers next month.
  16. I need to order a prop for my mercuiser Alpha one 4.3L. I was looking online and saw many options out there. How can I know which one to order? I am not sure about what pitch it has etc. My boat is in the water now so it's not easy for me to tell with it being in Ny and me in Pa. I saw my friend change his out last year and it looked simple enough to do so I was hoping to order one now and do it myself and save a few bucks instead of paying the marina to do it. Your feed back is appreciated.
  17. Stinger brand Gator, NBK, Coyote, TUXEDO, DIRTY WHITE BOY , blue dolphin, Kevorkian, black widow NK brand Monkey puke, Sea sick waddler, dirty white boy
  18. Ok thanks. I know that Ron Jacoby started it a few years back and he's on hiatus for a while and know Jons was helping Mike's run it last year. I wasn't aware that Atomik picked up the event. Good to know. [ Post made via iPhone ]
  19. I was wondering if anyone had heard anything on whether it's going to be held this year or not? Beth from Mike's did not say anything to me about it last week so I was wondering if anyone else may be picking up the tourney this year.
  20. I say "Bring it!" That's what we've been waiting for. It was a fairly slow bite last week and most likely this week. Do you think the June lull and the thermocline will be setting up sooner as a result also? That would be a great side effect to these warmer temps this year.
  21. It was only my second and I enjoyed it. Reasonable entry fee and a chance at door prizes which I was lucky enough to win twice on. I wish the min size was 18" and I would have certainly boxed out since I had 4 in the box and had to throw the last 4 we boated because they were all 18" fish . I definitely plan on being in it next year.I'm just wondering if Jon will be running the LSR challenge this year or if anyone is for all that matters?
  22. Thanks. it was definitely slow. I was surprised and happy with what we caught, but no doubt we worked hard for those fish.
  23. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: Gotta Bite! ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):May 19 Time on Water:5:30 to 12:30 Weather/Temp: Wind Speed/Direction: Waves: Surface Temp: Location: LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 10 Total Boated:8 Species Breakdown:Browns Hot Lure: UV Gator, Dirty White Boy, Michael Jackson Trolling Speed: Down Speed: 1.8-2.2 Boat Depth: 30- 50'FOW Lure Depth: Varied ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== My son Zach, friend and fishing buddy Jeff 'Empty Hook" Waner and I got together to see if we put some fish in the box and have a decent showing in the derby. We got into the fish about a half hour into setting up. All of our hits came off our junk rods. The rigger rods never took a shot no matter how far back or how close we tightened them up. The most memorable fish was the 11.6 brown that took our OSP board for a ride from Port side to the starboard side. We knew we had a good one on. Jeff fought it for about 15 minutes and we got him into the cooler. It would end up being the 3rd largest fish but unfortunately for us the top 2 only paid out in the calcutta. We also had to throw 3 fish that we 18" and one that was 18 1/2" back. So close to boxing but just couldn't do it in time. We pulled up at 12:30 and headed in. It was a fun time and we won 2 raffle prizes which was nice. Looking forward to the next one.
  24. Nice Job. We also were in the derby. Finished 12th overall and third in the Calcutta with a 11.6 brown. We had to throw 3-18" fish back and one that was 18 1/2" inches. Talk about frustrating. We went 8 for 10 on the day. It was my second competitive event. Looking forward to more in the future. [ Post made via iPhone ]
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