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matt05star

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  1. My brother and I got out for our first big lake trips of the season, out of Braddock's on Sunday (first time there), and out of Hughes Marina yesterday. Out of Braddock's, fished out near the fleet in the 130-175 fow range, couldn't get any of the bigger fish to bite, but got a couple decent steelies; one on a caramel dolphin near the surface off a planer board, and the other on an NBK spoon down 30 feet on a rigger. We also picked up a skippy king. It was nice to have the lake mainly to ourselves out of Hughes yesterday morning. We started about 100 fow at 6 a.m., and ended 4 for 5. We caught a couple kings in the 8-10 lb range, lost one about 13-14 lbs that decided to go ballistic at the boat and ended up wrapped in the prop and breaking off (white spin doctor with black and green dots), a nice 20 lb king off a natural-colored, alewife-looking spoon, and a laker about 12 lbs. Most of our action was in the 50-60 foot depths and the fish we took were in the 190 fow range. We saw a couple boats working about 100 fow as we were trolling in at 10:30. A couple nice days on the water.
  2. Thanks for the input, guys. I thought I had posted this in South shore Ontario thread, but I guess not. I was looking at Friday, and it seems the wind is supposed to be a southerly, so I think I will plan on the brown program fairly close, as rolmops suggested. If you're seeing different wind forecast, please point me to the site, but looks doable right now.
  3. I may get the boat out on Friday before winterizing for the season, and am looking for advice on a program. I will most likely launch out of Sodus or Williamson. Is my best bet to run a brown program close to shore (browns and maybe steelies), or head out deeper, say 100+, for some non-mature salmon and other species? If you think I'd be wasting my time on the big lake, and should try a Finger lake, let me know. Thanks in advance for ideas.
  4. Went out with my brother Tuesday morning, same 120-140 fow, good action continued. Caught a nice coho at 9 pounds, king at 15, a steelie, laker, and a baby king before pulling lines at 10. A little choppy out, so we had enough. Spin doctors on dipsies out 275-320 again did most of the damage, although we dragged the baby king around for a while on a glow frog spoon, and the steelhead was taken on a spoon. Riggers at 100-115. Wednesday picked my cousin and his girlfriend from Seattle up in Syracuse, spent some time at the NY state fair - hot! Got back to camp and decided about 5 to try to hit the water for a bit. Pretty good rollers out of the northwest, but fish were where we left them, and we took a nice king about 40 minutes in to our troll. That was enough for me, and headed in to just beat some more rain. Fish came on yellow and green spin doctor with black dots and a fly, out 300 on a dipsy.
  5. Got out with my brother from the State Park (camping in a cabin) Sun evening and Monday morning. Sunday late afternoon went 1 for 2 with just a brown to show, that hit a white and green pro king spoon on the rigger down 115. We were in 120-140 fow with some other boats.Lost what most likely was a decent king to a break off of our spin doctor on a dipsy out 275. This morning from 7 till 11 hit the same water with about 15 other boats in the 120-150 fow range. Our best was in 120-130. We had a swivel pulled on a watermelon spoon, cheated on a rigger, 0 for 1. Fortunately, they kept biting. We had hits on another watermelon spoon, and then dipseys with mountain dew spin doctors and flies took fish. Our riggers were parked at 105 and 115, dipsies out 275-330. We landed a double of nice fish, our first. We marked occasional fish down 100 to 120. Finished 6 for 7, all kings, and happy with our limit. 4 were in the 15-20 pound range. Back at it in the morning if the winds cooperate.
  6. Thanks, Yankee Troller. I did go out of Hughes on Saturday and caught a decent steelie pretty quickly over 120 on a planer board on a caramel dolphin spoon with a couple splitshots. I thought we were going to have a decent day, but it was a slow afternoon. We picked up a nice brown down 50 over 220 fow, and that was it. On Sunday we launched out of Irondequoit and fished the shallow water for an hour and a half without a bite, so we headed over to the Genny and trolled it for a bit, running jplugs and spoons. No action, despite the marks. Saw a couple other boats working the same water, and only saw guys reeling in to change what they were offering. Nice days on the water, though. Thanks for the reply.
  7. Current Lake reports/advice? Hi, guys. I am thinking of trying the lake on Saturday, out of Irondequoit or Williamson (Hughes) and, with the decent southerly wind forecast, could probably head out a ways. I haven't been out since the end of August. I'm wondering if anyone has been fishing the open water lately, and could recommend starting depths. I'm not really interested in fishing for any of the staging or spawning fish up the rivers. Anyone doing anything out there? Thanks in advance. I'll probably hit a Finger Lake on Sunday before winterizing the boat.
  8. I bay 8/21 My brother and I got out for our last salmon trip of the season, dropping lines about 7:45 a.m. in about 100 fow straight out of port. We marked bait and fish down about 80-110 in the 95 to 130 fow range, where we spent our few hours. We went 4/4, with two kings 14 and 16, a coho at 6, and a small brown. The salmon all took the spin doctor/ atomik fly combo in the picture, off a dipsy out 325, and the brown hit a magnum blue dolphin on a free slider down about 50. We had decent action and caught a variety of species over the two nice days on the lake, so we were happy. Thanks to all who post and help each other out.
  9. I bay 8/20 Decided to start a little later today with my brother and niece, thinking we would let the lake lay down a little. Fished from 9:45 until about 2:30. We fished primarily from 135 fow to 190, where we were at least marking occasional fish. We went 4 for 7, with a brown, steelie, a skippy king, and one king at 14 lbs. We lost an acrobatic brown that threw the watermelon spoon on its second jump, a king about 10 lbs at the boat that somehow broke us off at the dipsy after missing him with the net, and a fish on a spoon we never saw. Nothing was too large that we lost. We had the kings on mountain dew spin doctors on dipsies set at 300. The brown and steelie were on a green pickle stingray and a blue stingray. We marked fish from 90 to 110 down primarily.
  10. Fair Haven 7/26 & 7/27 We're camping at the state park this week, but it's been difficult to get out with all the rain and wind. Wednesday we got out both morning and evening. We took mostly small kings, including a few skippys, working from 150 fow to 500. Plenty of other boats in the morning, but it seemed many were searching. We couldn't find any good marks. My cousin from Seattle was out for the second consecutive year, and so we were hoping to get him a nice king like last year, but it wasn't to be. We did get one 8 or 9 lbs. Thursday afternoon we went out after the rains and the wind died some, but there were still 3 foot rollers from the nw to start. We set up in 60 fow, and trolled north, thinking maybe we'd see some browns. Other boats started to motor out, heading deeper. We marked a waypoint with a nice screen of marks in 75 fow, but no takers. So we headed north with the rest. We trolled all the way to 250, with a baby brown and a skippy king to show for it. Turned and began the slow troll back to port, to our previous waypoint, and the fish were still there, and it included kings! We made 5 or 6 passes, and had a fish almost every time. We would have worked it more, but no time. My niece did a great job reeling in her first mature king ( with the assistance of my brother). We took two 20 lbers and one at 10. We took fish on a wire dipsy with a dark green spin doctor with fluorescent green dots and fly, out 190; a magnum carbon 14; a magnum pro king spoon in green and white; and a stingray in blue and yellow was a break off at the leader. We only had one meat rig out over the couple days, but we think it got hit just once ( no hookup).
  11. Hughes 6/10 afternoon My brother and I launched at 11 and set down in the vicinity of a half dozen boats in the 130-150 fow range. Deployed spin doctors and flies off wire dipsies, spoons on riggers, and a stickbait and spoon on inline planers. Marked fish and bait in the top 60 feet, but couldn't get them interested, except one chunky laker around noon on a dalmatian spin doctor and fly out 190. Pulled them at 3:30, since there was no action, and only the flies were biting.
  12. Hughes was fine last weekend. I was only there briefly, as I launched the boat and discovered quickly I had no steering, but docks and launch are fine. Ditto what Hassellmania said on the coast guard dock. The public launch by Arney's marina, coming into town, was fine. I used that one.
  13. Thank you for the replies, gentlemen. I might drive the west side of Cayuga tomorrow and check it out, maybe cast a few.
  14. North End Launches Can anyone provide a status of any of the north end launches on Canandaigua, Keuka, Cayuga, or Seneca? I have a 19 foot fiberglass, and can trailer it to any of those. I saw Darkwater1 posted that Dean's Cove is doable on Cayuga (thanks, Darkwater). Any info is appreciated. I can call the various state park launches, but if anyone has any first hand knowledge, I'd appreciate it. I'm hoping to maybe get out Sunday. Thank you.
  15. Thanks for all the input, guys. I'll be out for my last couple trips of the season on the weekend. I'm thinking I'll try LO out of Irondequoit for some browns on Saturday afternoon, and am considering both Canandaigua and Keuka for Sunday. I'll be trolling. I know Keuka really slowed down from a couple years ago. Which would you guys recommend for decent action, as I haven't been on either this year, Canandaigua or Keuka? Any general areas I should try south end of Canandaigua, as I've never been out there. Thanks.
  16. Thanks, guys. I take it you're both referring to the north end launch in Canandaigua, and not the Woodville launch? I've only launched from the north end. I thought if it's as windy out of the south as predicted on Sunday, I might try the south end for a smoother boat ride.
  17. Does anyone have any recent update on the launchability from Woodville or the marine park at the north end of Canandaigua? I am thinking of heading down there on Sunday. I have a 19 foot fiberglass, not heavy, but I'm not sure of the draft. Thanks.
  18. Went out with my brother for our last LO fishing of the season Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Saturday we fished just east of port in 110-125 fow. We went 2 for 4, with a 12 and a 21. We lost two fish on a wire dipsy out 290 with a blue dolphin sd and blue atommik fly. One shook and one broke us off. Both felt like in the mid teens range. The break off of the fly was due to a small piece of wire on a swivel. The 21 lber came on cut bait, out 285 on a wire dipsy with a golf flasher. The 12 took a magnum 42nd spoon down 90. Worked a couple waypoints, and had some action. Returned this morning to the same general vicinity and had a good fish hit our wire dipsy out 260 with a mtn dew sd and atommik fly at 7:30. It's nice to have a wire fish take good line to start-you know it's a pretty good one. It was 24 lbs and is dark with some red on the belly. That was our only hit for our 4.5 hr trip. Again, marked good bait and some marks in 100-120, but they didn't seem too interested. Sounded slow on the radio. A decent couple trips for us, good luck to all. Here's a pic of the 24.
  19. Thanks for the opportunity to post this -I saw this guy on my fencepost when I was walking my beagle about a month ago (NJ). When we finished, I went back and was able to get a decent picture on my phone. If it rotates, the shell is pointing skyward. I have never seen one at quite this stage before.
  20. The picture is taken from the east beach at the state park, looking west. The north end of the bay would be just left of the crashing wave against the pier. Still breezy here.
  21. It is windy at Fair Haven, NE winds close to 15 mph. I would say probably 4 footers out there. Wave forecast calls for them to come down around 5 p.m., but we'll have to see. You know how the camera doesn't seem to capture wave heights. This is pointing at the pier from the beach, essentially pointing west. Will add picture in next reply, didn't click "full version" on my phone before typing this, so I think I have to come back to attach pic.
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