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  1. We have a lease and also hunt state land (Connecticut hill) and found the same. Little to no food in the woods. We got hit hard with Gypsy moths again. We also have a natural creek that would flow into a main stream and that’s almost bone dry due to the drought this year. Our cameras have been dead on the hill in the woods with almost all sign down at the crop fields.
  2. Fished the FHC today. We had a game plan to work offshore 500-700’. I set down at the 300’ and planned to work my way out. We had Solid marks of bait and fish from 400-600, we ended up grinding out 6 decent fish and finished 7th out of 60 boats that entered. We ran 3 coppers ( 600 / 450 / 300 ) and they never took a shot. Dipsies out 250 / 270 / 300 all took fish pulling flies. Riggers down 90 / 110 / 120 all fired with a mix of flies and meat. Overall a slow bite with one double and then one fish and hour after that but good enough to get us in the top 10.
  3. Drop your spread deeper. As the sun come up the light will penetrate further down in the water column illuminating more bait deeper for the fish. This is normally the time when they will be more “sluggish” and eat an easy meal versus having to travel up far in the column and chase it. This is where the long lines (coppers) and long lead dipsies will be most effective. Another “old rule of thumb” is “bright sun/bright lures”. A lot of chartreuse, silver, chromes, and UV can be very productive in sun. The mid-day bite can be fast and furious once you figure the program out
  4. FYI… the village of Fair Haven boat launches located on King St and Cottage St. are closed. They are undergoing some fixing and major upgrades. The tentative dates for re-opening are May 1st for Cottage St and Memorial weekend for King Street
  5. All Items can be picked up near the Syracuse NY area or shipped at cost. Brand New - never seen water - Shark Flashers $40 lot Traxtech Rod Holder $65 - 15 Misc Flashers $85 - all Meat Shears Brand New Unopened $5- Big Jon Rod Holder - (Missing the pull pin) $25-
  6. Looking for general report for Fair Haven area. I’ve not been out yet this year due to some family issues and this upcoming weekend 6-19 we have our wounded Warriors trip. We will have 13/14 boats participating with 30+ vets. Just looking to get theses men and women some fish. Any reports are appreciated ‘Bout Time Mike
  7. I run tail pieces probably 75% of the time. Personal preference for me ‘Bout Time Mike
  8. looking to see what everyone uses to haul their gear with? i have been using backpacks but i am looking into maybe a waist pack. I carry a knife, drag rope, field dressing supplies (latex gloves, baby wipes as i am allergic to deer hair), couple pens, estrus can, bottle of water etc. I have found that my backpack has alot of unused space and I do ALOT of walking 3+ miles in and out and my back is usually sore by the end of the day from the weight of the bag on my shoulders
  9. what are you using for releases to hold the copper? I usually "bury" the copper towards the back of the release. you can see a shaker on the line but it takes a bigger fish/harder strike to release. I use big Scotty releases and they work well
  10. Just want to take a moment and wish everyone a safe and healthy Holiday season. Everyone on here made the hunting season a great one and I enjoyed talking to everyone. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. ‘Bout Time Mike
  11. I’m shooting Traditions “Smackdown Carnivores.” ‘Bout Time Mike
  12. Taken today on a piece of state land in 7R ‘Bout Time Mike
  13. I finally took my first deer with the muzzleloader. After missing 3/4 of gun season due to Covid I finally started feeling better last week and I did a couple sets at the Farm at home with nothing to show for it. This morning I headed south and met the guys from Camp. We kicked up a couple doe and a small buck at two pieces of state land. Then at 3 o’clock we moved to another small piece of state land and at 3:45 I was able to take my buck at 90 yards. It was a dead center shoulder hit he ran close to 200 yards and I only had two drops of blood the entire way. If it wasn’t for snow on the ground and being able to follow his tracks I never would’ve found him
  14. Dead quiet in 7A. Not even a squirrel or bird .... ‘Bout Time Mike
  15. Hiked in 2+ miles. Tracks everywhere and some good sign. Never saw a deer but felt good to be back in the woods ‘Bout Time Mike
  16. This is my first year with a muzzleloader and late season hunting. Do you guys generally find the deer this time of year are “last light feeding” type. I am trying to put a strategy together. I have bedding areas, pinch point, and cut bean field to hunt. Trying to decide what is the best tactic and time to be where ‘Bout Time Mike
  17. Another one from my hunting group. 7R state land ‘Bout Time Mike
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