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  1. Does anybody know of any cabins that rent by the day or week on Canandiagua ? My buddy and I are looking for a spot next fall, dock and launch would be great but willing to daily launch at Woodville. Also any marinas that would have bait, gas etc. Thanks - Lobster
  2. Thanks Joshwa1314. Sounds like bright spoons is a good locater strategy once we see the depth of the arches.
  3. A friend and I are spending a few days next week based out of Kidders. This is my 1st trip to Cayuga in a few years but grew up fishing it. ( Dryden native) We are in an18' Lund and have all the gear, riggers, rigs, dipseys and FF combos, copper, cores and boards. Not looking to burn your spot and we are mobile from Sheldrake to Long Point, Meyers and T'Falls. Any, thoughts on what to start with for lakers and land locks would be appreciated. Thanks so much - Lobster
  4. Thanks so much for the settings info....looks a lot like I use...sometime I play with the fishing mode but not sure it helps. I'll check the ping speed. Good Luck and Thanks again.
  5. Great pix of the Elite 5 screen. I will be on Keuka next weekend and have a Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 2. would you mind sharing the settings you were using to give me a place to start? Ie: surface clarity, noise reduction, sensitivity, fishing mode. I have had good luck but am always looking for a better view...we will be rigging, DR, and jigging. Thanks - Lobster
  6. Thanks for the info guys....Big Dave, doesn't that put the treble well behind the skirt and exposed? Or is that what we want? I
  7. I am beginning to use some Big Weenies behind 8" SD's ie: Filthy Frankie and Seneca G host. They come with loose glow beads and a 3' leader. I am looking mostly for Finger Lake lakers. Where should I string the beads and how long should the leader be from the SD to the Fly.
  8. Buddy and I did our annual Keuka fish census 6/3 - 6/7 from North End and did well until rains set in on 6/6. We put 38 fish in the boat (all C&R) in 22 hours of trolling. Fish ranged from 13" to 25" and 6+lbs. they seem to run a little bigger and heavier than prior years, especially those up high (40' - 70'). Most fish were taken either on DRs and Sutton 88's , 44's and 38's with a couple on Trout Killers. Other half of fish were on Seth Greens and same spoons. Fish were either very high (40-70') or very deep (120-140+). Did see the beginning of the thermocline @ 45', especially near the Bluff. Surface temps were 61 - 66 F and wind was definitely a factor, most fish were going with the N- NW wind. We Fished West Branch - State Park to Bluff east side to middle. Had a blast trying out some new lures and rigs but the old faithfuls still rule. Will be back up in a couple of weeks on the East Branch.
  9. I saw a post a few months ago about Blade Runner flutter spoons as subs for Sutton 44's and 88's. does anyone have a source or website ? Thanks
  10. Kuba.......or my fishing partner! Thanks again to all.
  11. Thanks guys...I like the idea of raising the angle and looking at the idle again. It pretty much just barely puts out a sputtering stream out of the tattle tail when all the way idled down and is just barely in gear and runs smooth hours on end. Not much of a problem going into a breeze or current but on dead calm can't get much below 2 mph. Thanks again... great site and everybody's willingness to share.
  12. 9.9 Yamaha on 18' Lund walk through. When pulling Seth Green rigs I have a tough time getting down slow enough. Don't wan't to set idle too low for proper cooling, and don't like pulling 5 gallon buckets. Am I better off with a lower pitch prop (do they make them?) or trying to find a small trolling plate, again do they make them. Do most of my trolling on Keuka and Cayuga and some on the Hudson. Thanks for any input.
  13. Thanks for all the tips and advice guys. I originally thought I would use just the X125 for fish finding and the HD7 for GPS/Chart. The hd7 is both 83 and 200 hz and has a much better handle on ground speed under 2 mph so I'm thinking removing the x125 and going solo with the hd7 is my best bet. Hopefully the paddle wheel water speed unit will still work with the HD-7. I think the adapter has the same pin arrangment as the HD-7. Thanks again for the ususal great responses form this site.
  14. I just bought a new Lowrance HD7-Gen2 and am ready to install. I currently have a B&W Lowrance X-125 on the boat. I am thinking of leaving the X-125 on the boat for a second opinion and/or backup. Is it possible to mount two transducers next to each other on the transom or would they interfere with each other in sending and recieving signals? Thanks
  15. Thanks for the Info - especially finaddict.....Kidders looks about right for us with launch, dock and price. Thanks to all - A great site. Lobster
  16. Is anybody aware of reasonable houskeeping cottages/cabins on or near mid-lake Cayuga? General area would include Long Point to Lansing on the East or Sheldrake to Taughnnock on the West side. I am looking to spend more time in that area with some buddies. Would like 2 -3 bedrooms and can be very rustic. Looking to be with 10 miles of the Lake and would consder a daily launch. Usually stay 3-4 nights spring to fall. Thanks - Lobster
  17. I am thinking of a Lowrance HDS 7m Chartplotter stand alone unit. Does anybody know how slow they will record/display water speed. For instance if I want to do a slow Seth Greene rig in 140 FOW will it go down to 1/2 MPH? Also any comments on the unit would be appreciated. Thanks
  18. Finally figured out how to post - Thanks Chad - Keuka Salmon 6/14 - 24" & 4#
  19. There are salmon in Keuka and Sutton spoons are back! Fished Keuka 6/11 - 6/15 with a buddy out of North End Marina. After experimenting with dipsy-SD-fly combos, d'riggers with flashers, dodgers, spoons, peanuts and copper rigs finally found fish in middle of West arm with Seth Green rigs 110' to 180'. 32 0zs of lead on the bottom and Sutton hammered silver 38's and 88's were the right combo, a couple on thin Dr. 165's silver and blue. Only caught fish on bottom two spoons of 5 spoon rig 20' apart. Over 3 1/2 days 41 fish in boat, released all but 3 that were badly hooked. Found Vent-A-Fish worked well on several bigger fish. Lakers 12"-25". Biggest fish of trip got off at transom . Salmon came on Hammered silver Sutton 38 -D'rigger 50' down over 90 FOW south of State launch. 24" and 4#. Took advantage of rain out to take a pilgrimage to Naples and Sutton Co. They have a new local plater doing their work exclusively and they are rapidly building stock. We were able to get our needs from #6's to 06's. All major finishes were there. They look revitalized!
  20. I am looking at a new Shimano Tekota LC for 10 colors of 27# Lead Core with 300 yds 0f 30# Power Pro backing. I need your input on the size of Tekota....600, 700 or 800. Thanks to all
  21. Anybody have a source via internet for bead chain swivels and spring clips. I have bought them for years at Sutton Co. but now am far away....Thanks for the help
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