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HOOKEM & COOKEM

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  1. Hey Justin, that's my usual trek is to go north from the launch towards town then cut across the lake by the yacht club and head south down the east side but the stiff south wind changed my plans (definitely like north end of that lake better). I don't doubt you can get a few here and there right now but I've found the best action on that lake comes when the surface temps are 53-55 deg. Usually you will see ladybugs and other bugs on the surface that those hungry bows will target and I didn't see any of that, the lack of leaves in the water also tells me its not prime time yet. Tight Lines!
  2. I had surface temps around 62-63 deg. I covered some water and went back through some concentrated fish when I found them. If there was any active fish shallow I would have caught something in there. Just not time yet still to warm, usually last week of October first few weeks of November till they pull the docks. Most guys are in the woods then and you can have the lake all to yourself.
  3. I was out there Sunday. Ran south from the state boat launch and started trolling north with the wind. Was fishing a shallow water rainbow program but realized quickly that the water temps are not there yet.(Needs to be 53-55 deg. before it gets good.) Best screen I found was just before Mandana. Turned around and went back through but no takers. Changed up to a laker program and picked up 2 heading back to the launch. Your standard sutton 44 down 60ft. Still needs a few more weeks of colder nights and rain.
  4. Wasn't much in the way of grass, there was some green moss-like/slime that would build up on the snap locks that I had to clean every so often. It was blowing pretty good that might have had something to do with it. I've found on calm days trolling I tend to have to clean more weeds of lines on Oneida. What speed do you troll at running spoons? I tried to keep it between 1.6-1.9 running the cranks, thought that might be a little to slow to run spoons but I thought about throwing one out there.
  5. Took my son out Saturday afternoon fished 3:30 til 6. Trolled East south of 119 to 109 caught 2 keepers and 1 short lost 2 others blue flicker shad and blue flicker minnow was what they wanted.
  6. Slam fest this morning. Boated 18 to get a three man keeper limit of 9 biggest was 21 a lot of nice eaters. Trolling 27-31fow 1.8-2.1 every color was taking fish didn’t matter, they had their feed bag on.
  7. Well said. Always run one line up high for sure (outside rod). On my inside rod I will run a 3 way swivel with a short 4ft leader and a deep diving lure and a 6ft leader with a floating lure and a 3oz inline weight. That will be my deepest & shortest rod to cover the bottom and the floating lure will cover just off the bottom to cover those parts of the water column. Only thing I really play with is speed. When the barometric pressure is low I think the fish are more sluggish and like it slower and I'll run 1.4 to 1.7. On a normal day I'll be in the 1.8-2.2 range. I also think faster speeds produce bigger fish when I am seeking a reaction bite where the fish don't have time to "look the bait over" I'm going 2.5-3.0. Turns will sometimes give you an idea of the speed to run. On Oneida I've done well with flicker shads, flicker minnows and bay rats. Precision trolling app is a valuable tool and tattle flags are a must on Oneida for those 15" fish. TIGHT LINES!
  8. Had a friend come up from PA went out Saturday morning. Took a while to find them and figure it out. Big girl was 23”. Got them trolling on my mid summer marks 🤷‍♂️
  9. Went out tonight 5/22. Took a little driving around but when I found the screen I liked it was game on. 5 casts and limit.🙂 silver xps blade .
  10. Took the kids out Saturday evening from 4-6pm that’s about all they could tolerate. Basically wanted to make sure boat was fine and just enjoy the nice day with the kidos. So knew going in that it wasn’t going to be a 100% effort kind of thing. Did manage to catch dinner and jig up 2 18” waldos and 2 12” perch on a silver XPS blade 14fow.
  11. HOOKEM & COOKEM

    LakeO EYES

    Pap, you said it Gene is the man for eyes up there for sure! He's like a walleye whisper or something and he is a lot like Justin too, both Awesome guys super knowledgeable too!! Gene also has Sam who is always right on top of things as well! We were picking away at the fish so I texted Gene, he came over and I watched them boat 5 eyes in one pass. I'm just a weekend warrior but it makes me appreciate guys like Gene and Justin and how good they really are.
  12. HOOKEM & COOKEM

    LakeO EYES

    I had a front row seat watching Gene reach for the net We went 4-7 today but that sunken treasure boat has a magnet on the bottom that just attracts walleyes nothing over 8lbs today but nice fish.
  13. Nice bag! I'll have to get down that way, I have yet to make a trip to otisco this year.:-)
  14. Nicely done! Fishing can be fun this time of year (end of summer) on skinny with the thermocline set up. Makes it a little easier to target the bows
  15. Nice bow out of skinny today. Well my daughter wanted to go for a boat ride so I grabbed a couple of poles and out the door we went. Not the optimal time to fish but quality time instead. Launched the boat at 10am and had a fish on at 10:30. New it was hooked up good so I handed her the rod and watched this bow come out of the water no less than 10 times. 20" 4lbs. Had the boat back on the trailer at noon. Fish took a white krockodile on a small dipsy 130ft back.
  16. Thanks Pap. I think I'm going back up tomorrow for another shot at getting that wall hanger. My previous goal was over 10lb and 30". I acomplished that but after losing one at the boat that was larger I feel I have to set my bar higher. Not that 10lbers are the norm but when you do 3-4 in a day I know there is bigger out there
  17. Went out of Henderson this morning in search of big eyes, took a bit but found them and it was game on. Went 4 for 7. Caught a 10.13lb 10.08 lb 10.02 lb and 8.8 lb. lost another 10lber right at the boat Had a slob break a leader at the boat that was all of 10+. All in all a great morning.
  18. Gene is the man when it comes to eyes! Super nice people too.
  19. LUND 1850 Tyee https://syracuse.craigslist.org/boa/6105365394.html Thought this was a decent deal if someone was looking.
  20. So glad I got to meet and fish with you guys! Looking forward to doing it again! Congrats on a great season
  21. Yes, I did take a little heat wearing that hat on board 😂 Geno is the walleye man!!! I took my boat and went back today to give it a try. It took a little bit to figure out where they were and what they wanted. But when I did it was game on. 🎣 8lb, 7lb 6lbðŸ‘
  22. Well a buddy of mine tells me he booked a charter with Gene from Sunken Treasure and asked me if I wanted to go and I am so glad I did. I always try to get out with others cause it seems like you always pick up some new info. I've been out with Justin and picked up a few things and now Gene today. First I got to say Gene and Sam were super nice people with a welth of knowledge. So glad I met them and if any one was looking for a charter out of Henderson I would highly recommend them. Now to the fishing. The morning was HOT! First eye I boated was 10lbs 29" 👀 Hawg. We hit 6 for 6 in the first hour and a half. Then a slow pick. Had a 20lb King hit a reef runner in 20fow but lost him at the boat. Overall went 9 for 14. Unbelievable day on the water! Can't wait to try and get up there and give it a go in my boat!🎣
  23. Was out this morning. Fished 7-noon. Got excited when the dipsy took a shot before I had all the lines set. Boated a nice 12lb coho. wire was 210 105fow green dot board with green glow fly. Proceeded to work 80-120fow east of port. Had everything out jplugs, meat, flys. Took one more shot on 300 copper wonder bread sd. Beautiful day to be out but with the lack of boats out (5 that I seen) on such a nice day told me everything I needed to know. Tight lines
  24. Ton of cool stuff to do in upstate NY! Also some of the best fishing as well. Good job putting them on some fish Justin. Can be tuff most of the time in that lake but you got it going on!🎣 well done all the way aroundðŸ‘
  25. I made that mistake today. Spent 6 hours this morning in front of Oswego chasing kings. Had one shaker on a dipsy for all of 10 seconds👎👎 I had otisco on my mind but the weather looked to good to pass up taking a shot up on the big lake. Oh well, I got some lures nice and clean today😄 I should have stuck to my backup plan. Next time. Nicely done land shark.
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