len972ky

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About len972ky

  • Rank
    Professional
  • Birthday 03/22/1955

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Louisville KY
  • Home Port
    Sodus Point
  • Boat Name
    Fugly
  1. Ch, The whole lake is flooded along with the St Lawrence. Montreal is under emergency management conditions . Sodus Point falls in what is called the South Shore which includes Buffalo to the St Lawrence seaway. Sterling is 45 minutes from Sodus Point and Sodus Bay (east). you are probably on Little Sodus which is Fair Haven....which is beginning to flood also. Fair Haven is higher than Sodus Bay area. 248.9 vs 247.3 flood stage. Sterling is not on Sodus Bay. I hope that helps. Len
  2. CHFisher17 I would not argue with any of the above comments, 1.5, 2.5, even 3. It depends on what your pulling and where your pulling them. if you are in real shallow water and running stick baits you need to be slow to get the action and depth you want. If you are pulling spoons you may need to speed up to keep from hanging up on the bottom. Spoons can give you a better range of speeds. Close to shore is rocky where as deeper is a traditional sand bottom. Bouncing off the bottom in sand is not a bad thing especially if Lakers are in tight. There are so many variables to consider that getting current local information will shorten the learning curve. You have a limited period of time to find the "sweet spot" that I recommend talking to the locals at the time. Your going up in three weeks? water is still rising. Docks were put in under the old 58DD with a high above sea level at 247.3. Under plan 2014 it's quite higher and the triggers to release are set in stone as to date and heights. Unless and emergency order is enacted immediately there will be no dock access Memorial Day, I hope and pray I'm wrong but...
  3. CHfisher17, I must be getting old. For the life of me I could not remember where to send you for the best information. here it is http://blog.fishdoctorcharters.com/ go to captain Ernie's Blog. There's an encyclopedia of great info going back Years.
  4. on average I would say 1.5 MPH for Browns but check with Dawn at the bait shop. It depends on what you are pulling. I spend little time fishing for them since most of my time there is July, August and September. if you search online you will find a wealth of info. here's a start and remember Maxwell's creek. http://www.lakeontariooutdoors.com/stories/news-story/spring-brown-trout-a-lake-ontario-staple/ http://www.jimhirt.com/?p=335 Len
  5. You won't. Stop in Warrens Bait (Sodus Point Bait & Tackle). May should be Brown time but with this situation only God knows. they'll give you speed and spoon/plug selections. do not be afraid to ask how they are being rigged i.e. clean, with flashers etc., and where. I spend a month to two months there each year. right now I have a knot in my stomach over what's happening. This piece of heaven is under assault. debris in the lake will be considerable. Use Extra caution trolling. Len
  6. CH, The fishing and the town are wonderful with great restaurants and great people. Keep an eye on the situation because you will not have a better time anywhere if you like Salmon fishing. with that said catching fish on Lake O is technical and requires experience. The easiest time of year is mid August to mid September. If things ease and you decide to go in May I strongly advise getting a one day charter with someone like Fishin Magician (Ryan Williamson) or ReelTime Charters (Lee ) especially Lee ( he's not as busy because he is not full time) and explain you want to learn as much as you want to catch. Patterns, speed and current activity. if you can book him your first day you will have time to implement tactics the rest of your vacation. If you go blind on the big lake looking for steelies and browns and kings, you will be disgusted. With a little upfront guidance you might find a life long love of the big lake. There are very few captains I would not recommend. Warrens bait and tackle run a boat also and they do a good job. Ask for Troy or his wife Dawn and they will treat you right. Len
  7. Is anyone paying attention to what is going on ? Greig St is officially closed today to all traffic except residents. Mayor executive order punishable with fines. Arney's is pumping furiously to keep water out of the main building. Crescent Beach has been breached in a big way and there is more than a no wake directive in the bay. The sewer system is on life support at this time. Water levels are not going to begin there drop till June with expected normal levels possibly in mid August. CHfisher17, check "Save our Sodus" (SOS) on face book for details and reports along with Sodus Bay Government site. I'm not saying you will not have a place to stay Memorial weekend....but I doubt it at this point. Water levels are controlled by the IJC under a new plan named 2014. Another good place for info is the Lake Ontario Riparian Alliance . Len
  8. Mudflat, That is a great Idea. Now I just have to find barbless hooks which I am going to try. A-Tom-Mik also said if I can find the hooks they would tie them. Great people as always. I was not sure how to tie them and I appreciate the link. I will start. Where are you in NE Pa? I'm originally from Scranton.....We Are....
  9. With all due respect, and I mean that, I don't fully agree. Crimping the barb is a major stress point on the hook. Break one point out of four and start over, break a barb and you have a jagged edge. Barbless hooks penetrate easier and back out much easier. I've seen reviews where a high percentage of so called crimped barbs are not perfectly flattened to the hook causing an offset to the left or right negating any benefit to the crimping in the first place. As for water temperature, much can be debated. I have held fish in a Boca grip that were not torn up by the hooks and felt comfortable they had a good chance while watching them swim off. It takes a while, sometimes a minute or more and that's not easy leaning over the gunnel trying not to swim with the fish but it does work a lot of the time. Again I appreciate your responses but I will say I would enjoy the opportunity to have barbless fly rigs. Now all I have to do is get Tom Allen to agree and make them available. Just wondering if anyone else would support the effort. Len
  10. Barbless Fly Rigs I would love to know how many of you would purchase Barbless Fly Rigs if they were available? (Maybe they are but I've not seen them.) I pull a boat 700 miles a few times every year to fish out off Sodus Pt. I have invested tens of thousands of dollars totaling well into the hundreds of thousands. One thing that I struggle with every year is releasing fish I do not want to kill and eat. Whether they be Browns or Laker's, Kings or Atlantic's, many times they hit the box when they just aren't needed. I would be interested in doing any option that would increase a survival rate. Nothing is perfect but any efforts that would increase a survival release rate would make me much happier. I love this fishery as I know must if not all of you do. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. Len
  11. Riester, I have a 22' StarCraft Islander. years ago I wanted to put a 9.9 on as a trolling motor but decided to call the manufacturer (StarCraft) for a suggestion. we spoke about control of speed, steering, fuel consumption and immediate response to unforeseen circumstances. I fish lake O for multiple weeks every year out of Sodus Point. I ended up putting a 25 horse 4 stroke Mercury on and it was the best decision I made. If at all possible try getting a ride on a similar boat with a small kicker. check with the manufacturer of your 24'. It cost nothing to get there advice.
  12. Folks I'm relining my rigger rods and have traditionally loaded 30lb Big Game. Noticed they have a color called Solar Collector, any reason not use it? Lines will have Floro leader. Thanks in advance for any thoughts. Just wondering if the color would be a negative for fish?
  13. A little confusing, I know. I will be up to get her updated (software on Lowrance and stuff) in June and she will be then stored till August 13th when I return for two weeks. If someone buys her while I'm there that would be fine but I will only be there for three days. When I return in August, she will be available and if she does not sell I will either take her home or trade her in. If she wont sell for the asking price or close she would be a fine boat for off shore in Apalachicola. I know its a large purchase. if someone wants to look her over and make arrangements for August. Just trying give people an opportunity to check her out. Good question though.
  14. Thanks Smoke This is so bitter sweet, she has been great. I spend two to three weeks every year at the point and that's the only time she gets used. we are now spending more time going south and there is no reason she should just sit. some one will get a lot of use out of her.
  15. Islander for sale (never thought I say that). Time has come to sell Fugly. I will be at the Point Monday June 6th to pick her up from Krenzers. Will spend a day Monday the 6th going over updates and splashing her. The boat will be for sale the end of the season with her available for pick up August 27th. If anyone is interested she can be seen and inspected Monday June 6th. asking price is 25k. Here are some details. 150 Optimax around 400 hours. 25 Merc 4 stroke (2008) trolling no hour gauge, Lowrance HDS-10 at helm with networked 5 at stern. Side Scan. Trax tech rod system with all new ratcheting holders. Scotty propack electrics (2). time to spend more time fishing Florida. I live in Kentucky and Apalachicola is the same distance and longer season...plus I'm getting old. If interested in seeing her just e-mail me and I'll get more details for you. [email protected]