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  1. My daughter is renting a cottage on Cayuga Lake the last week of July. She would like to rent a boat that will hold 4-5 people. Any information on Cayuga Lake boat rentals will be appreciated. Thank you, .......
  2. Hey, finally a topic I can contribute to. I hunted pheasants in Nebraska and South Dakota for 35 yrs. Guns (all 12 gauges with no. 5 shot); started with a Remington 1100 - too heavy Ithaca M87 - I wasn't coordinated enough to pump the next shell into the chamber. Franchi semi auto - light, but jammed all the time Settled on a Beretta AL390 semi-auto with screw-in chokes. Very reliable. I still have it and use it occasionally for pheasant hunting in NY. Hardly ever saw an over and under in the field. Dogs; springer spaniel - couldn't keep up with him (wild birds prefer to run) Brittanys - too much hair. Too short in tall grass. German Shorthairs - there is nothing like hunting over a pointer. Perfect height. White color help find them when on point in tall grass. Join NAVHDA and train your dog to whoa. Use a shock collar with beeper modes. Hope this helps
  3. I launched there twice last week. I have a 17 ft Lund with a side console. Water was low, but still ok to launch. The end of the docks were about 3 ft higher than the gunwales on my boat. I saw bigger boats launching with no problems. Hope that helps.
  4. Does anyone know if the water is open (no ice) and high enough to launch at the Union Springs town launch ? Thank you
  5. I met an older gentleman at the Union Springs dock this past Sunday. He doesn't use minnows. He uses a small swim bait. See attached pic. It would be nice to not have to buy minnows, Anybody else have any luck with non-minnow rigs? Thanks
  6. They are closed Sundays. Verified this past Sunday
  7. New bait shop on Rt-90 in Union Springs one block from the launch. Lakeside Bait and Tackle. They have fatheads. Pics attached.
  8. Thank you all for the info. Klein's was closed yesterday and today. I didn't know about Ernie's in Richford, so I'll check them out next time. I went to Dave's, then came back down to Union Springs. Here is the kicker ............. there is a bait shop on Rt-90 in Union Springs one block from the launch. Lakeside Bait and Tackle. And they have fatheads. Pics attached. Thanks again.
  9. Driving from Owego, NY to Union Springs tomorrow to take a shot at perch. Looking for advice on where to buy fatheads near Union Springs, or along the way. Thank you in advance.
  10. I fished for perch off Union Springs for the first time last spring. We did ok, throwing everything under 10 inches back into the lake. Question - is fall perch fishing activity off Union Springs similar to the spring perch fishing? Same area's ? Thank you in advance.
  11. Yesterdays results - there were only 6 boats at the buoys off Union Springs. There were no boats at the buoys north of the 6 boats. Lots of small perch. Caught 19 keepers in 7 hours of fishing. Definitely slowing down. Thanks for the replies.
  12. This is my first year perch fishing on Cayuga Lake. I've been fishing the buoys outside of Union Springs in the center of the lake (like 60 other boats) once a week for the last few weeks. It's a 2 hr drive from home to Union Springs. I also fished Owasco a few times. Can anyone tell me when the fishing will slow down? Thank you.
  13. I just read the executive orders on https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders and can't find anything mentioning the closing of boat launches. I even searched "boat" and "launch", and still nothing. Does anyone have a copy of Cuomo's executive order shutting down boat launches? The DEC website only says "To limit the community spread of COVID-19, use of all DEC-owned boat launches is temporarily suspended for recreational boaters." Here is a link to the DEC website https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7832.html. Thanks for any info.
  14. Launched out of Treman around noon. No problem with shallow water. 12 trailers in parking lot. Most of the boats we running along the east side. Only put one short board out to avoid interfering with other boats. Most of the boats were off the lake by 3:00. I should have paid attention lol. Fished til 7:00. Bumped speed up to 2.5 mph per recommendations from my last LOU post. Stickbaits. Ran up the east side around 2 miles. Back down. Ran west. 1 laker on deep blue/silver stickbait. Ran east. 1 northern. Ran up west side 3 miles. Notta. Cut back across lake and came back down east side. 1 twenty inch landlock on a perch stickbait. Hope this helps.
  15. Thank you for the speed recommendation gentlemen. I will bump it up the next time out and post results.
  16. Thank you to the folks who suggested where to launch on Cayuga. Launched on the south (ladder) ramp at taughannock. Trolled with big planars from Crow bar back to taughannock. Notta. Drove boat to south end and fished in 10-20 ft of water, 2 mph, shallow stick baits. Was shooting for landlocks, but landed 2 northerns and 1 laker. Oh well, maybe next time.
  17. Thank you for the launch reports.
  18. I will be taking a friend and his girl to Cayuga tomorrow. Haven't been there in a few years. Can anyone suggest a launch ? I'll be coming from the south. Any other suggestions on where to drag the big boards will also be appreciated. Thanks ! Very n ice! Good to see a youngster involved. I am going to Cayuga tomorrow for the first time in a couple of years. Going to run the boards. Where would you suggest I launch? I.ll be coming from the south. Thanks
  19. Very n ice! Good to see a youngster involved. I am going to Cayuga tomorrow for the first time in a couple of years. Going to run the boards. Where would you suggest I launch? I.ll be coming from the south. Thanks
  20. Hello folks, please see the pic of a planar board I made from a design someone graciously shared with me on this forum, They work good, but they are a little nose heavy. Over 2 mph they dive under water and flip over, then all hell breaks loose. I'm thinking the eyebolt needs to move. Any suggestions on which direction I should move the eye bolt? Thank in advance, .........
  21. Thanks fellas. Found shiners at Kleins.
  22. Is there a live bait shop near Lansing ? Or anywhere between Dryden and Ithaca/ Thanks in advance for any info.
  23. Time to replace the 1990 Lowrance.I have some points at Cabelas, so will probably buy there. I fish lakers and landlocks Cayuga, walleye and bass on Oneida, everything on Otisco and occasionally Ontario. Thinking about the Lowrance® Hook2 7 SplitShot Sonar/GPS Combo or the Lowrance® Hook2 7 TripleShot™ U.S. Inland Sonar/GPS Combo. Should I spend the extra $100 on the Side Scan capability? The input from the members of this forum has been very useful. Thank you
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