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Posted September 4
in New York Fishing Reports - Lake Ontario (South Shore)
Posted September 16, 2012
Those are some nice fish, Congrats
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Posted September 8, 2012
She's a beauty. Good luck and have fun with her. Can I bring in the coppers for ya?
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Posted September 2, 2012
A friend caught his personal best Coho today off Oswego. Shade under 20lbs. Beautiful Fish.
Posted August 19, 2012
Posted July 16, 2012
Here's the local sports page article on the
Posted May 14, 2012
Your Name / Boat Name:Lilboat aboard Cruz-Controll
Time on Water: 10:30-6:30
Weather/Temp: Almost too nice
Wind Speed/Direction: None - 10mph
Waves: None to 1's
LAT/LONG (GPS Cords):
Total Hits: ~15
Total Boated: 8
Species Breakdown: 5 Kings 3 Lakers
Hot Lure: Spinny-Glow Hammer, 42nd
Trolling Speed: 2-2.5
Down Speed: ?
Boat Depth: 80-200
Lure Depth: 70-110
SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS
Got to try some derby fishing with RJ aboard Cruz-Controll. Started later as winds subsided. Set up and did a slow pick at a couple nice Kings and some Lakers in ~150 FOW. We headed deeper due to midday bright sunshine and no ripples but nothing to show for it. Later on when the clouds rolled in with a little chop, the bite started up again for us in the 80-130 range. One of the highlights was we managed to land both of a double with some good leaps and runs. Biggest was 18lbs. Riggers and dipsies were both firing but riggers were doing more of the catching. No hits on the coppers. With the water clarity, big silver fish and mid day sun it was quite a sight to view them streaking thru the water. Another fine day in the land of Oz on the big O. Tight Lines.
Posted May 1, 2012
Great morning fishing aboard Doc-tur-wiz!
Interesting fact was for these spring kings in Fair Haven, over 2/3 of the Kings were NOT FIN CLIPPED!
These are the good old days and the good new days.
Lets go fishing.
Posted April 22, 2012
Your Name / Boat Name:Lilboat / Cruzcontroll
Date(s): April 21
Time on Water: 7-9
Weather/Temp: Snotty, Windy, Rainy and at least 40 degrees below yesterday
Wind Speed/Direction: NW to NE
Waves: Washing Machine 3's
Surface Temp: 55 harbor; 47 on top in 50 FOW
Total Hits: 5 or 6
Species Breakdown:King, Brown, Laker
Hot Lure: NBK
Boat Depth: 30-50
Lure Depth: 15-30
Got to go out on Cruzcontroll with RJ and Jim.
Trolled out of the harbor to 50FOW without a hit and went east about mile.
Made a turn back to the west and had 3 hits in a row.
No one home on the first hit but landed the next 2 (Brown and Laker) as a double on both riggers.
The copper went next about 20min later and RJ landed our first spring KING.
We continued to troll back to the calmer confines of the harbor and the copper took a quick shot near the lighthouse but that was it. It was nice to get out, get some nice fish but also nice to get warm, some breakfast and calm.
Hope to get out again when we can play longer with all the nice fish around.
Posted February 18, 2012
Wright's is wide open. Only boat out. 1 for 2 browns. Kinda slow but nice to get out.
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Posted July 19, 2011
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Posted June 17, 2011
Your Name / Boat Name:Lilboat aboard Cruzcontroll
Date(s):6-11 & 6-12
Time on Water:7:30-noon and a few hours late afternoon Saturday, 6:30-11:30 Sunday
Weather/Temp:Nice but a lil cool
Wind Speed/Direction:NE but not much Saturday, but picked up from NW Sunday.
Waves: <1' Sat, 1 building to 4's Sunday
Surface Temp: 58 or so
Location: Mainly west of Wilson
Total Hits: 14-20 Saturday 7-7 Sunday
Species Breakdown: All kings
Hot Lure:Spoons on riggers Saturday morning NBK, Seasick Wadler; Dipsies Spinny with Jhammer fly Saturday PM and Sunday AM
Down Speed:Tried for 2.2
Boat Depth: 150-180
Lure Depth: 50-70
Got a chance to go back again to Olcott with RJ and DrWiz after our enjoyable Memorial day weekend trip. Trip up was uneventful till we heard a grinding sound from the back left trailer wheel when backing down the rampand RJ saw some steam rising when the wheels went in the water.
We stopped into Slippery Sinker who gave us a report of a nice box of salmon he weighed coming from just west of Wilson the previous day so thats where we headed. Saw the calvary of boats making the run west from the Oak Pro-Am as we left the chute. Saw a couple boats working the water near Wilson and dropped the lines in. A couple Oak ProAM tourney boats shut down as well but observed some pick up after
On the LONG troll west we made it to where we could see the pack from Oak still farther west by the bar but we had some decent way points and did a couple big loops back thru them and continued our steady pic. Thanks to Drwiz for the ice cream as he landed the biggest of the day ~15lb on a rigger hit NBK stingray in 170'FOW down 70. It was a rigger spoon bite for us in the morning.
Went back in to check on the growling trailer and made some calls to try to debug. Lucky the motel was just around the block from the launch so the wheel didn't overheat when moving Cruzcontroll to rest for the next outing. Went back out for the late afternoon/evening and had landed our first double with hit on the dipsy greendot spinny Jhammer and 300 copper pulling a copper NBK mag. The PM bite was mostly good rips on the dipsies with the copper taking a nice king too. First time out fishing this year with only one specie caught but I ain't complaining about only spring kings.
Sunday started near our better waypoints near Wilson and since we were able to launch earlier, albeit with the growlin wheel, we made it out before the morning run of tourney boats zooming past on their way west. Bite was slower but still good and we managed to land all our hits Let the lil ones (3) go and boxed 4 decent springers. RJ decided to leave the Cruzcontroll in the harbor to rest as recognition for another job well done while her wheel could get fixed Monday.
Another fun trip to Olcott with the usual suspects. Lets go fishing and hoping they keep eating, growing and heading east.
Posted June 6, 2011
Hopefully the conditions remain (but without the fog) for anglers at the Pro-Am this weekend. If it holds the catching should more than make up for the slow King bite at the Spring LOC and WHI.Great times, tight lines.
Great times, tight lines.
From seeing the early tweet results from the Pro-Am tourney the teams did reely well.
Hope the Kings can find there way east soon enough.
Olcott is a nice place to fish and stay.
Posted June 3, 2011
We had nice meals 2 evenings on Memorial weekend at Cafora's Pizza Italian Restaurant in Newfane. Its across from The gas station mini-market on 78.
Good tasty food, large menu, nice place, reasonably priced
Posted June 2, 2011
Do not see anything but as far as I can tell it looks like some of the fog.
Hope there isn't a freighter coming.
Posted June 1, 2011
Great 3 day fishing trip with RJ and the Doctorwiz.
Many highlights and learning about what the Big O has in her.
First day: Doctor Wiz landing a 7lb brown, ~12lb steelie (his personal best) and a mid teens King. How come I had to buy the ice cream?
Another highlight was remembering the feeling of spring King fishing. Especially watching all the jumps and aerobatics on the flat seas.
2nd day: Deja vue all over again but without the drive from home at 3 in the morning.
3rd day: Fog, fish, fun and chaos. I don't know whether it was watching Wiz land the big King (~24lb) released to fight another day,
The double in the fog with a tangle on the copper and another boat trolling along in the opposite direction all at the same time.
Or the sudden appearance of the freighter in the fog.
Sometimes it isn't the wind and waves in a storm that makes you awe Lake O,
but the calmness, quietness, can't see Sh*tness before the chaos, which is another side of her.
Hopefully the conditions remain (but without the fog) for anglers at the Pro-Am this weekend. If it holds the catching should more than make up for the slow King bite at the Spring LOC and WHI.
Posted May 15, 2011
Your Name / Boat Name: Lilboat aboard CruzControll
Date(s): Saturday May 7 and Saturday May 14
Time on Water: First light till 1 and First light till 2
Weather/Temp: Nice 7th, Cloudy with a couple drops
Surface Temp: 7th=45-49 14th=47-51
Location: Fair haven
Total Hits: 10 on the 7th; 1 on the 14th
Total Boated: 8 on the 7th; 1 on the 14th
Species Breakdown: Browns (to ~8lb) and a KING (13lb) on the 7th; a Fatty Brown on the 14th
Hot Lure: Froggy and Black/silver sticks on the 7th; Firetiger stick on the 14th.
Trolling Speed: 2-2.5 both days
Boat Depth: 8-80 on 7th; 10-130 on the 14th
Lure Depth: where ever they ran ..... caught bottom in too tight
SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS for the 7th
Got a chance to do some Derby Fishing Saturday the 7th with RJ and decided to try Fair Haven.
Launched just as it was getting light and decided to try to the east.
Set up outside other boats working in tighter and proceeded to head east.
First fish was a nice brown ~8lb on a dolphin spoon.
Next hit was again off the rigger, with the rod justa thumpin. I yell to RJ "there, there there" and he's on it and its taking line screeming.
After a nice fight and a cool jump by the boat we land a 13lb King.
We went back through the area a couple more times but no takers so continued along to West 9-mile where there was a pack of boats and where we've done well in past springs.
Picked at the browns for the next couple hours and I lost a decent one which hit a black and silver stick fished off an inline lilplaner.
Tried out deeper to ~80' and saw some hooks but didn't move a rod.
We stretched out the equipment so when they do show up more out deeper we'll be ready willing and able.
Here Kingy, Kingy.
Nice day to be fishin in Fair Haven.
SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS for the 14th
What a difference a week made...
Decided to go back to Fair Haven again.
Could see bottom today in most places vs nice stained water last week.
The south light breeze pushing the warmer water off shore, along with minimal chop made for a quite a change to the bite.
The one and only hit we had came on the noodle rod early dragging a firetiger rouge.
After quite a fight we managed to boat the fatty which was stuffed with some huge alewives and had a nasty eel scar.
Trolled along shore both east and west of the chute in 10-25ft. Never moved a rod after RJ spotted a couple bananas floating in the water.
Went looking out deeper for some action and found bait and hooks but no bites.
Another nice day on the Big O aboard CruzControll.
Posted May 10, 2011
Its a beauty
Must of been a nice fight.
Posted May 7, 2011
Who you calling gentleman?
With the ice boom going out late along with the big blow storm
the Thursday b4 ya got there makes for a very brown bar, I believe.
Its all about fishing and friends and fun.
Lets see whats going on around here, it ain't over till its over, I think you're up.
Posted May 2, 2011
it said no unnecessary boating.....fishing is necessary especially after this long winter
Fishing aint boating...... its fishing
I like the look of the spinny and it catches fish
Thanks for the report
I won one of those froggy yeks at the FAIR HAVEN CHALLENGE and was glad to see it can produce
Thanks for the pics and report
Thanks for the report.
"Just came out of the creek in the last few days...."
Kinda been wondering where they were.
Posted May 1, 2011
Saw this today on the web.
With all the cloud cover its been hard to take a look from up high of the plumes on the big O and elsewhere.
Its from saturday the 30th.
Posted April 28, 2011
Good to see the kings biting too