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Fish-hawk

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About Fish-hawk

  • Birthday 10/14/1956

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  1. Great job! I too fish with my wife and she got a great fish last year! "Fishin with the wife, a fishin buddy with benefits"!!!
  2. Well I had started to lean toward a hummingbird and then I read Billy's post and his words clinched it , it will be a Bird 778c for my new sonar. Thanks for all your input and tight lines to you all!
  3. Alright guys, my older fishfinder is almost dead so I will be upgrading soon. What to buy? Price range is up to $650.00. I do not need a GPS/sonar combo unit as I have two chartplotters on the boat already. My present unit is Raymarine but I've been told alot of guys run the Lowrance HDS-5. Any feedback would be great. Thanks
  4. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: Fishhawk ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):9/10-9/11 Time on Water:12hrs Weather/Temp:Pt Sunny Wind Speed/Direction:SE 5-10 Waves: 2' or less Surface Temp: 53.4 rising during the day back to close to 70 Location: LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 6 Total Boated: 2 Species Breakdown: Kings Hot Lure: 11" Protroll Mirror Flasher with atomic Green Krinkle fly also Green /Blue Hammer fly both took fish & hits Trolling Speed: 1.8-2.2 Down Speed: ? Boat Depth: Day 1 out to 300' Day 2 - 35' max Lure Depth: Day 1 you name it Day 2 15' - 25' Me and the wife came up Weds night to celebrate our 25th with a 2 day trip. We were met at the light house Weds night with 4'-6', so much for the sunset cruise. We hit it early Thurs Morning and found the lake had flipped and the temp where Weds was 70ish was now 50ish. What to do? We head out and keep working deeper and looking for signs on the graph. Marked some here and there but nothing to call home about. We ended up spending 12 hours on the water with only 1 hit all day. I have to hand it to my wife she really hung in there. Friday we hit it at daybreak and marked a lot of fish in the mouth and just outside the light house so we figured we would give it a shot in tight. We put out the spread and turned to head toward the mouth. After swinging around on our first turn the 20' rigger fires. It is screaming so I pull the rod and hand it to my wife just to have it go dead as soon as she grabs it. ( NO JOKES GUYS) I just wanted to get her a salmon!!! As I set the line back out the 15' rigger fires. I grab it and again it is screaming. I hand it to the wife and the games begin. Being in only 30' of water it couldn't go deep so it decided to go far. I think it wanted to go to Toronto. 480' out after 1st run. She gets it back to within 100' and 200' stream back out. Awesome fight. She gets it to the boat and it decides one last shot as it rips about 30' off. Second shot to the boat she has it head first and I was able to net her first King Salmon. We missed 2 others and then she hung a 12.5 to finish the day. We packed it in @ 11 to head home for a wedding!!! Great time with my favorite partner and she can't wait to come back. Thanx to all of you that I met @ Wrights Landing. Great bunch of people! Hope the pics come out. ====================
  5. Thanks Motoman, I was wondering if anyone was going to answer my question. I will probably shoot for the 16th -19th then. Thanks for your reply.
  6. I run them on both my boats! I run a 16' w20hp for Quabbin Res and 23' Imperial w225hp on gill Bracket. I also run bags depending on conditions. Going down wind or current I release the plate while trolling at speed and the plate only goes down halfway, if however I take the boat out of gear then she drops all the way down and can be a little sluggish in handling. With the plate in the half down position, if I decide to run upwind I will just goose the throttle to push the plate up far enough to lock it up. then I have the power and handling needed to run upwind. These are just my observations having run two of these units on two different boats.
  7. Hey Guys, I took our first trip up to Oswego on 8/20 but an Illness in my nephews family ended our trip after one day of fishing We did well for newbies going 3 for 3 all kings 12lb, 15.9lb and 23.11lbs. My question is this - I can come back up either 9/16 - 9/20 or 9/23 - 9/26 and was wondering what is to late for trolling for kings on the lake. Any help would be great. Thanks Phil
  8. Fishing Report Phil / Fishhawk ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): 8/20 Time on Water: 0600 Weather/Temp: clear / 70ish Wind Speed/Direction: 5-10 from the south Waves: 1-2 occasional 3 Surface Temp: 75.8 Location: 2 - 4 miles out & 2 miles west of Oswego LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 3 Total Boated: 3 Species Breakdown: All Kings Hot Lure: 11" Flasher w/e-chip silver finish / mylar tape on back side with green atomic fly Trolling Speed: 1.8-2.4 Down Speed: wish I knew Boat Depth: 190' - 230' Lure Depth: 60' - 80' ==================== My Nephew Tom flew in from Texas for our first trip up to Lake Ontario and we were not diappointed. Had a sudden Illness in the family so had to cut trip short, but we'll be back for sure. All fish came on the Flasher/fly combo down 60' - 70'. Got chased off by T-storms around 0900 , but got back out after they cleared. The salmon were 12lb, 15.9, & 23.11. Awesome fight. Everyone was friendly and helpful at wrights Landing. I truly want to thank you all for your tips and your welcoming attitude. ====================
  9. I guess it all still boils down to watching your lure boat side to see if it is working like it should at the speed you will be running. Also you can speed up and slow down with the lure boatside to get the lures best speed range where it will work. 1.8mph - 2.8mph or whatever works then as long as you stay in the range you know that at least that lure will be working properly. Still not sure if singles really hold better than trebles? Jury is still out on this one. Tight lines to all and thanks for the input. Phil
  10. Hey all, I do alot of salmon fishing at Quabbin res in Mass for landlock salmon and my preference has always been to change out the trebles off the spoons I use to single salmon hooks. The theory being that it is easier to release fish, less tangles in nets, and supposedly the fish cannot get "leverage" to pry against the other two hooks resulting in more fish staying hooked once the hook is set. I know a single hook sure does swing a lot easier on the split ring. Just curious as to what you guys up here at the Big O think. I was thinking about switching over my DW spoons to singles before I come up. I'll be making my first trip up there in Aug. I can't wait to try my luck out on those kings. BTW does anybody use the evil-eye spoons up there. Tight Lines to all
  11. Sweeeeeeeeeet! I hope you leave a few for the rest of us guys!
  12. Fish-Hawk Out of State from Ludlow, MA!! What's he doing here? I will be fishing out of Oswego 23' Imperial Cuddy with 225 Rude on a gill bracket I will be fishing for kings! ================== Hey Guys, My name is Phil and I am from Western Mass. I have been fishing for roughly 35+ years. I fish fresh and salt for everything from Cod & Haddock on Jefferies Ledge & Stellwagon Bank to stripers & fluke inshore from LIS to Portsmouth, NH. I do most of my freshwater fishing @ Quabbin Res for landlock salmon and lake trout. I have finally made the leap and decided to give the Big O a try. My buddies have family in upstate NY and they have been houndin me for years to make the drive, so after reading reports and be shown countless pictures I could resist no longer! If your fishery is half of what I have read or been told you guys are truly blessed up here. I monitor channels 10, 16, 22, 68, 69, & 72 on my radio so maybe I'll bump into some of you when I come up. I be taking my first trip from 8/19 - 8/23. Hopefully the weather will continue to improve over the crap we had all during June Oh well thats about it so have a great day and Tight Lines to All
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