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  1. Sat last night for a few hours to try to fill a few nuisance permit for my in-laws farm. I didn't get anything, but it was an exciting hunt anyways! I saw a flock of about 16 turkeys, had three fawns bed down in front of me at different times, and then had this piebald buck come strolling through with another small buck. I took a couple of great videos of him, and even have him sparring with the other buck for a few seconds, but i'm not sure how to upload videos, so this screenshot will have to do! It was a very cool experience, first time i've seen one from the stand, and he walked by at 20 yards.
  2. I am looking to purchase a new crossbow, but there are so many options out there now that i'm not sure what to get. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, quiet crossbow under $750? Thanks, Sean
  3. Thanks, guys! Les - I won't be fishing the derby this weekend, I will actually be out of town...maybe next year!
  4. Did a morning jigging trip out of Dean's yesterday with my dad and brother. Launched at 5:30am, and had the first laker in the boat by 5:45am. Thought it was going to be good bite, but it turned out to be a bit slow with some decent wind at times which made it tough to stay where we wanted to. We did manage 5 lakers and two bows in the 4 hours that we were there. Best fish of the day was my 32" laker, that was a fun fight!
  5. I saw a report last week from a charter that an algae bloom was starting to happen on Cayuga. Just wondering if anyone has a recent report out of Dean's Cove that could say whether the algae bloom is still happening, or how good/bad it is? Thanks!! Sean
  6. Hi Mike, Do you happen to have any more 1oz or 3/4oz jig heads for sale? I would love to buy some from you if you've got any more available! Thanks, Sean
  7. Try posting in the "Bass Fishing" thread....on the homepage under "Warm Water Fishery". Most of the posts in the "Finger Lakes" thread are trout/salmon related. I would guess with the hot temps we've been having lately that the bass have probably moved into slightly deeper water to avoid the sunlight and warmer water. Try throwing deep diving lures over 15-20 fow or jigs. If you are fishing in shallower, throw under docks, lily pads, or anything else that might provide shade for the fish.
  8. Well, one of the neighbors shot the buck I had been targeting this year. I guess it's time to move on and find a different one! Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Good luck to everyone tomorrow, shoot straight and stay safe!! Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Not seeing much so far this morning. Thinking about getting down and eating an early lunch on a log to see if it turns my luck around! Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Looking at your arrow and a slightly quartering away shot, i would say you hit just behind the shoulder with the entry, and hit the opposite shoulder blade (and as he took off he broke the arrow off with his shoulder on the entry side). Looks like you got lung, and even better the arrow was still in there doing damage. I agree that he's dead, but take your time!
  12. Congrats Rob, nice buck! Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I'm sure there are a number of people on here that would be willing to cover the stand for you!
  14. I'm with you on this one! It's a good sit if i see a deer or two. Can't blame the farmers for protecting their crops, but the damage permits have really killed the deer population around me.
  15. Les - you're telling me! Four kids 6 and under sure keeps me busy, but I wouldn't trade it for the world! Good luck to everyone this morning, feels like a great morning! Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Well we had an exciting hunt tonight! 7 doe, 2 small bucks and a 2 1/2 year old 8 point. Then right before dark we had a bear come through at 40 yards. I think its save to say she's hooked! Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Took my daughter out tonight for her first sit ever! Hoping to see something, but I don't have high hopes since she's so excited that she can't sit still or be quiet [emoji23] Oh well, it's all part of the experience! Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Sorry, not heading up until Saturday, but let us know how you do! We cant decide if we want to launch from Dean's or T-Falls Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. I would try posting in the Finger Lakes thread, there are a lot of people on that thread that fish Cayuga.
  20. Thanks for the replies. I guess my thinking was that you would feel a laker doing it's typical headshake, but i hadn't thought about the fact that it could have been foul hooked. We will never know, but that is one of the things i love about the finger lakes is that there is always that mystery! Can't wait to get back out there.
  21. Had an awesome day of jigging today. Launched at Dean's at 5:30 this morning and ran straight across the lake to what I think people refer to as Aurora? 5 minutes in we landed our first laker and it was a steady pick of lakers from 5:45 - 8:00. Ended the trip around 10:30 with 21 fish landed. 20 lakers from 24" - 31", and a nice brown. Around 9:30 I believe my brother hooked into a sturgeon. We had our drags set fairly tight, and it peeled almost 100 yards of line off the bait caster with its initial run. Got to the point where we had to chase it with the trolling motor before it spooled him. Thank you to the guy trolling solo that was gracious enough to pull everything in as we let him know we had one running towards the back of his boat. Unfortunately after a 6 or 7 minute fight, he broke off at the leader. Anybody else think it was a sturgeon, or something else? No head shakes, just a strong steady peel of drag. Anyways, it was a great day on the lake. 50-70 fow was where we caught most, with 60fow being the sweet spot. Lunkerr City chartreuse paddletails and white w/ chartreuse paddle were hot today. Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Thank you! I will add a report after we get off the water tomorrow.
  23. Thanks everone for the advice! Les - Should I be worried about fleas on braid even with jigging, or is that more so a concern while trolling? If so, we will bring some reels with mono just in case. Sent from my SM-A505U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. I currently have a HumminBird 597 ci HD w/ down imaging on my boat, and i'd like to learn more about how to adjust the settings for vertical jigging on the finger lakes for lake trout. I've always heard people say to look for marks on the bottom and to target those fish for jigging, but i'm not sure what settings are best to look for those marks on the bottom. Any advice, YouTube videos, or articles on how to adjust the settings on this particular model would be greatly appreciated!
  25. Thinking about making an early morning trip to Cayuga on Friday to do some vertical jigging for lakers. We can launch at either T-Falls or Dean's, but it sounds like this time of year Dean's is the best bet for lakers. Just wondering if anybody has been out jigging lately, and what depth we should start at?
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