rdebadts

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About rdebadts

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Sodus
  • Interests
    Hunting deer
    Fishing trout salmon perch and walleye
  • Home Port
    Sodus Bay
  • Boat Name
    Fishin' Physician Assistant
  1. Or you can tie them up yourself! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. Yeah, kings are all over the place right now! Though, the biggest ones are still in Canada! The top of their leaderboard is all 30+ with a 35+ leading! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Screamer had a 92 pt box, those who placed were 82 and above Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. Sodus pro am 2017- we fished Friday-Sunday. The word was all about kings, so Friday we started in 100 fow out front on a nw troll. We pretty much immediately found fish, scattered from 120-240. we worked out front to 4 miles west, and we had 3 pockets holding fish. Temp was high (70 down was 48-51) but our hits mostly came deeper. We had a nice box of 2 year old kings, with a steelhead and a brown. Cutbait on copper and a mag carbon 14 on a rigger caught all of our fish. We had maybe a upper 60s box for bff, but most of the high placing boats had upper 80s and 90s, so I didn't bother weighing in. I felt good about our program as a lot of the boats that did well were working 120-200 just like us... we just needed to get the bigger fish to bite. Saturday brought a whole new game. It was absolutely miserable, with strong nw wind and big water. We started off with all the right bites working 160-200... by 7:30 we had had 7 screamers on, but we boated freaking ONE of them. We had one teen in the net that came out with a big wave, and lost the others due to some strange freak stuff . We did 2 more small kings, then the bite shut down for us completely at 9 am. We wouldn't have another bite for the rest of the day. Again, we were in good water as some of the better boxes came right around us in 120-220 straight out front. Some really good scores from both the pros and ams considering how awful the conditions were. Sunday was a gorgeous day. We set down in 120, and trolled around looking for the fish from the last 2 days, but they were gone! We finally found a bunch of active 1 and 2 year old kings in 270 just east at about 9 am. We did 8 salmon, but just had no size. A mag carbon 14 on the 90 rigger was a stud (the center rigger with a carbon 14 took 18 shots alone this weekend), and took all but 2 of our bites Sunday. I guess the bigger fish came in 500 fow, and I saw boats stretched from Hughes to Sodus in that water. Again, some really nice scores today. It was apparent to me that the bigger fish were out deeper this weekend (300-500 fow). Fun tournament. I'm now convinced I am cursed on Saturday for the Sodus pro am- this is the third year in a row that we fished well on Friday, bombed and Saturday, and fished well Sunday. The Fishin' Physician Assistant
  5. Oh it's set up now. In Rochester today it was 65 down 70, 55 down 80 and 45 down 110 Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. I will be at Sodus! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. We fished the Monroe county pro am today out of the genesee river. I have never fished Rochester, so wasn't sure what to expect. We started off long pond in about 100 fow- we ran spoons off the diggers (65-100), dipseys with meat or flies back 250+, and 400-500 coppers with meat. We had pretty decent action to start- we had a nice steelie jump us off right behind the boat on a 80 rigger, we boated a good salmon and a nice brown on a double.. then it all fell apart. We missed 2 shots on copper with meat, then had another double where a nice laker spit the hook JUST before I could scoop, then we had a brown fall THROUGH the net (apparently it had a hole?!?!). Then we tangled 2 long coppers. Before it all was said and done, it is 8 am, we've had 8 bites, and 2 freaking fish in the box! We easily should have had 5 in the box- we lost 3 fish within 10 feet of the boat. We just never recovered after that. Our best program was long coppers off of braddocks bay in about 140-180. Riggers with small spoons down 70-110, and meat deep took shots. I had multiple hits on pretty Much every rod- except my dipseys. The lack of action on the dipseys was perplexing. We would have a very slow pick the rest of the day on small salmon. They just weren't big enough to make a difference, and I didn't even bother weighing in. The good news? Tons and tons of bait. Also, the public launch is nice and I like the port of Rochester. The Fishin' Physician Assistant
  8. We run ugly sticks almost exclusively. Love them!! We use 8'3 medium light for riggers and boards- they work awesome, never fail, and are light enough to actually enjoy the fight with a small fish. And they handle a big salmon just fine! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Is it legal in nys???? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Not too light at all. The max leader I use is 17 on my main lines. I do use 20 or 25 lb leaders on by wire lines, but only because wire does stretch at all and the mono ends up acting as a shock absorber Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. I tend to run meat on wire- and not so much on riggers. But it's all about what spread you want Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. You have to tweak the crap out of the Rhys Davis heads. Should get at least a roll per second on the surface. I have been incredibly impressed with the John king heads from atommik this year... they roll perfectly without tweaking. Are you running Twinkie rigs? If you aren't, you should be Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Try meat. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Temporarily shut down (last 3 years) as there are "so few of them". It was tongue in cheek as they were plentiful for us. Limit on haddock is 15 and pollack is unlimited Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. It was flat calm. Beautiful day. I bet we caught 200 fish, kept 60 haddock which was our legal limit Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United