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  1. Reel Doc

    Legacy- 2018 Deer Season

    Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Went through it 5 years ago. All I can say is if your surgeon did a good job you need to embrace the physical therapy with a passion and it will come back for you. Prior to my surgery I couldn't play catch with my kids never mind draw the bow. Been able to do both ever since but I still make time to do the exercises that keep the shoulder sling strong.....I'm not ready to give in to a crossbow anytime soon. 😉
  2. Reel Doc

    Season on Cayuga

    Is there a set date when they drop the water level? I've never paid close attention before but thinking might try to get out there on some nice days this Winter
  3. Reel Doc

    Legacy- 2018 Deer Season

    Previous post is to you Holy Diver!!
  4. Reel Doc

    Legacy- 2018 Deer Season

    Big beautiful buck. Hunting is like the lottery.....you can't win if you don't play. Glad your wife kicked you out of the house for the afternoon.... You owe her a nice night out on the town. 😉
  5. Reel Doc

    Cayuga Cayuga 10/7

    I only kept those 2. Female had dropped her eggs but the male was still loaded with fertilizer. 😉
  6. Reel Doc

    Cayuga Cayuga 10/7

    A busy weekend but finally had a chance to get out on the water this afternoon. Could not convince my daughter to come along so a solo trip. Didn't expect the North wind to create such a chop but it was a nuisance until I was heading back when of course, it died down. Found some Lake trout, (including the bookends in the picture) that were all over the white flasher/fly combo on the chute copper. Couldn't make anything happen with spoons and no active silvers, not even a Skippy. Ended up a nice couple hours on the lake.....way better than the alternative of watching the Giants lose again!!
  7. Reel Doc

    Cayuga Cayuga conditions?? UPDATE

    That's what it's all about, having a great time out there. With your son asleep I guess you had 50 perch to fillet. 😜
  8. Thanks. Hoping for a nice morning to get out this weekend
  9. Very nice group of fish. Hoping to get some lines wet next weekend. What were the fish after, spoons, flies or both?
  10. Reel Doc

    Cayuga Heading out of long point

    With the lake trout in prespawn mode now they tend to head to the South end of the lake. I followed that advice last weekend and found some big fish around the power plant. Good luck.
  11. Reel Doc

    Cayuga Cayuga 9/16

    Agreed. Half I dealt with were easy pickings for the gulls. It did make me wonder if the rigger was quiet since a little one or two would be riding along for some time before I would notice a little twitch on the rod tip and check it.
  12. Depending on what you like the smaller lake trout are nice grilled, (add your favorite seasoning), or look back to ERabbit post earlier this Summer where he cuts the fillets into boneless pieces, soaks in milk overnight, then coats in House-autry seafood coating and pan fries in oil. We just finished dinner tonight cooked that way with yesterday's catch along with salt potatoes.....and of course your favorite beverage. 🍻 If you have a smoker you have another option..... I've been lucky enough to have some of Chowder's smoked Cayuga lake trout and it's top shelf!!
  13. Reel Doc

    Cayuga Cayuga 9/16

    Put in early at Dean's Cove and enjoyed the sunrise while heading farther South than I've run all Summer. Set up on the West side near the Boy Scout Camp and started trolling North. Trying some new things, dypsy with a dodger and fly along with an inline board towing a stick bait. Third line was a rigger at 60 and added a cheater. Has there been a recent release of landlocks down there? Skippies were a nuisance hitting the rigger constantly for the first half of the 3 hour troll. Could not get anything else going so swapped out the dodger for a mountain dew flasher and a stout Laker grabbed it down about 85 over 120. Put the board away and ran 500 copper down the chute with a white flasher fly combo and could hardly keep it set before another Laker on it. Pretty consistent that as zig zag from 100-200 fow the action tended to be at 140. Kept 2 for an ERabbit style fish fry tomorrow night and let 3 more go, all were easily 7 pounds and up. Never could get anything bigger than a Skippy off the rigger. A beautiful morning on the water but it started to heat up by 10 so called it a day.
  14. Reel Doc

    Cayuga Cayuga 9/3

    That's just great. Every Fall I sit in my tree stand talking to myself and asking Mr Big Buckntoncome walking in to bow range. Now your telling me the key to fishing success is singing "Here fishy fishy"!!
  15. Reel Doc

    Cayuga Cayuga 9/3

    Just when I thought I was getting a little smarter about fishing Cayuga you tell me it's easy. Thanks for bursting my bubble bandrus1. 🤯