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  1. Nice report. Thanks for sharing. Let the LOC games begin. Good luck to all. Enjoy the fishin.
  2. Thanks, and thanks again RJ for putting in the pics. We use the big dispies but not the super big ones. I thought I saw some stuff down about 40ft when we first set up, but really didn't mark nearly as much bait as we've been able to see in the recent past. However, I'd rather see the big fish on the lines than pods of bait on the screen.
  3. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name:Lilboat Aboard Cruz Con-Troll ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): 8/14 Time on Water: 6 till noon Weather/Temp: nice but windy Wind Speed/Direction: S then SSW blowing Waves: 2's then3-4 with some bigger rouges Surface Temp: 75 Location: Off Oswego LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 5 Total Boated: 3 Species Breakdown: All kings Hot Lure: green paddles on green flies Trolling Speed: 2-3 Down Speed: 2-3 Boat Depth: 200-400 Lure Depth: 70-85 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== Went fishing with RJ and Bill at Oswego as the kings were playing well there the day before. See RJ's Oswego 8/13 report. Started in ~120 FOW and worked out with the waves. Temp had come up and break appeared about 70' down. First to go was a rip on the E-chip dipsy out 250 in ~300FOW. Bill landed a nice female king ~26lb. Turned back and nothing doing going into the waves. Went back with the waves and take a hit on the rigger in about 360FOW down 80. RJ was up but he hands the rod to me and the screamer fought well all the way to the back of the boat. Another nice King about the same sze but male hits the deck. Continued with the waves out to over 400FOW and it was blowing pretty good, Turned back into the waves and nothing until we get back into the 200's then the rigger goes with another screamer hooked to a green spinny Atomice fly. About 20 seconds later the other rigger goes and Bill gets to it DOUBLE SCREAMERS We're bouncing pretty good. Didn't get the 2nd fish of the double but, after an epic battle in ~4 footers ... we manage to bop RJ's nice King about the same size as the first two landed. Had 1 other hit ealrier on a J-plug run on the rigger but nobody home. Kept waiting for the copper to go but I guess you can't have everything. Wind kicked up even more and we headed in with all aboard happy and appreciative of the 3 nice Kings. Thanks again RJ. PICS hopefully to follow.
  4. I've heard of a lot of groups going out an pulling them by hand. Newspaper article said the stuff they were spraying works like Roundup. I believe it can't be Good for fish.
  5. I first heard about this on the radio. Here's a link to the newspaper article. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/ ... er_ch.html I wonder if the stuff they're spraying and/or its aftermath, when the vegetation dies, will have an adverse effect on the salmon run or general fishing in the area? Does anyone know?
  6. Was that pic of the waterspout taken Saturday morning? It sure looks familiar to the thing we saw saturday morning off the oak.
  7. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: Lilboat / aboard: Doc-Tor-Wiz with Jack and RJ ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):8/7 Time on Water: ~6 to 1 Weather/Temp: Sunny with the longest cloud I ever saw. Almost a waterspout coming out of it. Temp=Cool then Nice Wind Speed/Direction: south 10 then more west and blowing. Waves: 1-3 then a little bigger Surface Temp: 75 Location: Off Oak Orchard 400 to almost 600' LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 20+ Total Boated: 15 Species Breakdown: Kings 12 and Steelies 3 Hot Lure: Blue Spinny with Homemade blue fly with almost everything taking hits at sometime or other. (Best spoons C-14, Gator, NBK, 42nd) Trolling Speed: 2.2-2.5 Down Speed: ? Boat Depth: 400-600 Lure Depth: 45-100 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS Made a trip to the Oak to see what we could find out deep. Set up in ~400ft and made a troll north. First to go was the rigger Carbon 14 down about 80. small king, then bigger King on 42nd spoon. A good bite continued as we had 2 or 3 doubles with almost a triple. Although RJ's side of the boat was going off routinely, the bite slowed when we got under the long cloud that was trying to put down a water spout that we heard about on the radio. Once the cloud burnt off/moved and the sun shown again the fishing picked back up. After the slow period we had a major hit on the dipsy. A 27lber hit Jack's Blue spinny with his home made fly. We landed my best salmon of the year after about 3 long runs and a some nice splashing around quite a ways back. Good choice Jack. That set up took several more hits. I got to pay Jack back a little when he landed a nice steelie to end the day as the waves were picking up on one of my blue spoons on the 400 copper. All in all a great trip to the Oak with good friends. Thanks again Jack. PICS Hopefully to follow.
  8. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: Lilboat / aboard: Cruz Con-troll ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):8/1 Time on Water: ~5:30 to noon Weather/Temp: Cloudy with a couple raindrops and rainbow early then sunny /Temp=Nice Wind Speed/Direction: East then more from the south Waves: 2 footers then flat Surface Temp: 74 Location: Out front a little west then a little to the east of the chute LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 15 Total Boated: 11 Species Breakdown: Browns 8 and kings 3 Hot Lure: All Spoons NBK, Gobie, Gator Trolling Speed: 1.9 to 2.5 Down Speed: 2-2.2 Boat Depth: 80-130 Lure Depth: 45-80 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS Started out in the pre dawn with RJ and Dave under cloudy skies and set up in ~80FOW on a NW troll. It didn't take long for the sliders and dipsies to go right off the bat. Landed our first 8 hits before dropping any. (6 Browns to ~7lb on 300 copper / a couple small kings too) Marked tons of bait and many hooks and after the screen went clean for a while we made the turn back to the east and set up the temp probe. The observed temp profile explained the hot slider bite as break was not down far (45-60ft depending on speed/current). Went east and had the first miss (by me on the copper). The bite continued and then slowed somewaht as the clouds burnt off. Biggest fish and strangest hit came on the 300 copper. I had sharpened the hooks on the spoon after the earlier miss on the copper and was going to change it up again as it had been quiet for a while. Usually we'll leave it in the holder and just crank it in, as its a bit easier to get it in, especially for RJ's 400 copper. However this time I take it out of the holder to wind it back and I say to RJ I want to get a feel of my new set up. (I bought a slightly used 700 tekota this year and RJ had given me his 300 copper line which he replaced with 400 for his 800 Tekota.} Anyway, after I get about 10 - 20 or so cranks going the thing stops and its .....FISH ON!! Glad I sharpened the hooks as we land the piggy 11lb nice brown (personal best) after a pretty good tugging match. I love it when that happens I've had a recent mild case of drops on the copper and tried to do some reading up on best way to get them in. Some say not too much pumping, Most have come unbuttoned slightly prior to where the copper comes out of the water. Nice day at Fair Haven fishing with the Cap'n Cruz and crew. Here KINGY KINGY. PICS hopefully to follow.
  9. Paul, Congrats on the Big O salmon and trout from your yak. I've been practicing on our new Hobie Yak at our camp and been trying to work up the courage to take it to the BIG LAKE. I'm shooting for the when the big ones come in closer as I won't have to peddle as much. I got a sail for it this week and she sails pretty well too.
  10. I guess my 70's 14ft Strarcraft with the 15hp Merc 4 stroke isn't looking so bad as a starting point for trolling to sample the bio-system. New rig is Hobie Revo Yak I'm trying to get set up when the matures come in to play. It is somewhat of an unconTROLLable state. Good luck Tom.
  11. Maybe they could take a "TIME OUT" with 1 minute left.
  12. When I think of fishing recently it has come upon me, fishing is actually only sampling of/from the bio-system. Sometimes its harder to get a decent sample than others and tactics/techniques location/depth can change to afford a sample of what's out there for offering. We all should respect the samples we take as best possible.
  13. Congrats to Zach on his BIG KING. Looks like the practice on the silvers at Cross Lake may be paying off or maybe cause he's about a foot taller than last year. Dave and I had a good time fishing the Oswego Challenge with ya. Zach's fish would have helped the total for us yesterday. Thanks again for the ice cream.
  14. It was a beautiful big fish, color, hook jaw and no dang lamprey scars. Went to Screwie Lewies later and they have a similar one mounted on the wall in a case. Would be nice to see its twin or big brother next week.
  15. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):6-11 Time on Water:5:30-midday Weather/Temp:Sunny Wind Speed/Direction:light Waves: 1ft Surface Temp: 62 Location: LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 6 Total Boated:3 Species Breakdown:2 lil kings 1 nice brownie Hot Lure: lil orange Trolling Speed: 2-3 Down Speed: 2-3 Boat Depth: 80-220 Lure Depth: 25-110 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== Had the day off and went with Cruzcontroll and Dave to Fair Haven to see what we could find. Marked nice pods a bait and some marks up high. First fish in the boat was a dandy brown male off the rigger caught in 200 FOW When it hit we thought at first it might be a laker, but after getting the copper and the leadcore out of its way saw it to be a brown when it was cruising around behind the boat. Weighed at 13 3/4 lb. Also managed a couple small kings also on the riggers all before 10:45. Nice boat ride after that. First time for speed and temp probe and the gizmo seemed to read right and should be another useful fishing tool, as long as I pay attention to the driving instead of all the data on the gizmos. Going to try again tomorrow.
  16. LB88, Yeah we met at the dock. We are blessed with the diversity and abundance of the fisheries nearby. So far this year been to Seneca, Skaneateles, Cayuga and Cross Lake on the finger lakes system, and Fair Haven and Oswego at the eastern basis, Wilson and Lewiston out the west on the big O. I can see why the fishing is so good at the bar with all of the bait (too much of a good thing) and structure to be had. Good luck, Don't lose it.
  17. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name:lilboat ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):Memorial day Time on Water:5-11 Weather/Temp:Sunny Wind Speed/Direction:None then NE to 15 mph or so Waves: None then 2-3 rollers Surface Temp: 67 Location: Niagara bar LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: ~15-20 Total Boated:10 Species Breakdown: Kings, Cohos and Steelies OH MY Hot Lure: Spinnies with flies and smaller spoons Trolling Speed: 2.2-2.7 Down Speed: ? Boat Depth: 60-150 Lure Depth: 30-80 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS Went to the bar in the dark and had first fish in the boat by 5:10. 5lb king Marked tons of bait and big hooks along the drop off and worked the 70-110 drop-off for the rest of the morning using a ~3 ft diameter 5ft log as one of the way points. Boated 2 nice kings (biggest being 22lb off a wire dipsy) Along with several other smaller ones. Also had some fun with jumping steelies and cohos hitting the riggers/sliders and the 4 and 5 color cores Rollers started and so did the steelies Great day to do some fishing with friends. ====================
  18. Had the lilboat out first time in about a month fishin with nephew Dave Started 2nd pull. Fished N. end from 6:30 to almost 1 when I decided to stop dealing with the south wind. Went 6 for 7 with 3 atlantics, 16-21" and 3 Lakers, One being a reel nice fish. Biggest fish 12lb laker and biggest atlantic hit the 9 of 10 color lead core Monkey puke. Others were all on dipsy spoons. Lost a spoon first thing. I was checking leaders, as we went to Wilson last weekend and wanted to downsize. Snapped on the spoon and tossed it behind the lilboat. I figured the leader must be attached to the rod and out it went never to be seen again. Nice leader not attached to a rod...... Dave's nice laker
  19. There's a smorgasbord of fish and it can be like a box of chocholate, you never know what you're gonna get. As with all fishing a lot depends on where you go and what you use. It's a very interesting fisherie and place. Good luck, have fun and Don't Lose it.
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