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  1. Anyone looking for a boat to cast from?  My fishing partner couldn't get his balls back from his wife and cant fish.

     

    I have a an older tracker targa...front platform and a self mad rear platform

     

    Let me know, othewise I have no problems fishing with all my friends...I mean alone.

     

    -Ericmic

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  2. Repowered my boat with a larger motor and am offering this 1996 Mercury 60 hp ELPTO outboard. Includes flush mount controls, prop and remote ignition. Trim Tilt was replaced with a NEW (all metal and cost $1,000) version just over a year ago. Motor runs well and served me well it just is to small for my boat. Winterized properly every year and I only used NON-Ethanol gas. The only issue I had more recently was with key ignition module at the end of last season.

    Since it is no longer on my boat nor connected up, I cannot start it.  I am selling this as is..Parts or whatever.

    Its located on Chautauqua Lake.

    Anyways, $1,100/BO. Pick up only.

    -Eric

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  3. New to Muskie fishing here, but I am all in. So...I am hoping to attend this as my 1st tournament. Where can I go to find out more info about the rules and such.

    If I missed any of these answers in one of the previous posts I apologize in advance.
    Do I need a bump board? If so where can I buy it (I am from buffalo/Chautauqua)

    My boat is in the water in Asheville...do I need to drive it up to mayville for the start?

    How do I register the fish I catch?

    Most important...who do I give the correct spelling of my name to for the winning trophy?!?!??!!!

    -ericmic


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  4. Been here all week. Haven't seen anyone fishing for Muskie. Just bass walleye and panies. But it is a big lake...

    This is my 1st spring for Muskies. Can't wait till tomorrow. I will be throwing the south basin up to bemus/toms.

    Water is very clear. Temps today were 65+ on surface this evening. Morning was 62 ish.

    I run a red tracker targa.

    -ericmic1

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  5. My 1st Muskie was pure accident...was perch fishing a weedline on Chautauqua with ultra light and 4lb test. Thought I snagged a bucket of weeds till I noticed the line swimming the wrong direction...few moments later she came up next to boat. Friend said "should I get the net..." Raised her 2 mores times. Landed and released in good shape (as far as i could tell). 40" Muskie...I didn't play it a lot. I just gentlely convinced it to come up. I had 4lb test and only maybe 50yrds of line so I followed her with my front trolling motor for a bit till she could be nudged up.

    That was the single best catch in fresh water for me...

  6. It never fails...every week before opener i cant sleep and when i do i dream about stick baits/trolling motors and eyes chasing me around.

     

    I am pysched as usual, this winter seemed longer than normal.

     

    I will be out @ 12:01 sat morning on chautauqua

     

    Those of you nightowls...Hope you all have a productive and safe time out.

     

    -ericmic

  7. Wow, you guys did it again. Valuable, usefull info!

    I used the advice here and caught my 1st gar saturday, was a blast the rope lures i made took a bunch of hits before I could get them to get stuck. Sunday was even better, caught a bunch.

    Hardest part for me was releasing them, I used a glove to pick them up (safely) but the rope I was using was really really stuck in their mouths (any advice here?). I thought about prying their mouths open and picking it out with long pliers...is this the right way?

    Thanks again!

    -ericmic1

  8. Sorry for the delay on my report...busy with work and school.

    Got out friday night about 2am. 5 minutes in landed a 22".

    Did a few more passes then moved to deeper ledge - notta there

    Moved up the Bemus area and got another 22".

    Back on dock around 5:30am

    Saturday

    didnt fish at all during day...was too dam tired

    was tired and just did 4 passes in same area..Landed a 23" and a 16" (released for next year)

    was back on dock at 10pm

    The late start (friday)and full(ish) moon (fri/sat) made it tough...but still fun as hell.

    I was trolling Thundersticks and color does matter =)

    -ericmic1

  9. Geez Capt Larry, Maybe you should invest in a refinery...might actualy be cheaper, lol.

    tcon, I am sure you wont be missing much. There arent any walleye in Conesus anyways =).

    fly, forecast for friday has winds out of the west from 10-15mph, if that influences your decision. Rather everyone is safe than be selfish and have Chautauqua for myself.

    ...cant wait cant wait...

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  10. Thanks Capt Larry,

    That was the station I was refering to and I am psyched about it. He is about .50-.75 lower than the marinas.

    For those in Buffalo area, Noco on Route 5 in Lackawana has 91 octane that is Eth-Free too. Since I work just down the road I can either fill up my tanks there or pick it up at Crouch's if I dont work that day.

  11. Where are you going to setup shop Friday night?

    I will be on Chautauqua trolling around happy to be out.

    I am soo excited, havent slept well all week. I feel like I did when i was a youngster waiting for the 1st little game of the year.

    Everything seems to be going well: Boat floats, motor running great since i found a NON-Eth supply that doesnt cost a fortune, picked up a bunch of new sticks, rods, reels, etc...Picked up a pair of group 31 batteries to run the electric for a screaming deal ($60ea) (not optima but same ones I was paying $200 for before), wife is gonna leave me alone all weekend. She decided to stay home for the opener.

    Just gotta wait another couple of days....this is killing me!

    -ericmic1

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