flyboy7

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About flyboy7

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  • Birthday 11/06/1961

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ogden, NY
  • Interests
    boating, fly fishing, kayak fishing, hunting
  • Home Port
    Sandy Creek
  • Boat Name
    Buckeye II

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  1. flyboy7

    Fishing platform

    My Weekender is 10'-6" wide. It handles rough water quite well. But, since the deck is more than a foot above water level, you definitely rock around when trolling perpendicular to the waves. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. flyboy7

    Fishing platform

    I have a 1991 Sea Ray 280 Weekender. It was already set up for trolling when I bought it. The downriggers are mounted on pedestal mounts, probably since the gunwals are somewhat narrow. It is a nice trolling platform. Hopefully this gives you some ideas. Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. A friend and his son joined me for a morning trip out of Bald Eagle Marina Tuesday. We got a late start as they overslept. We went 12 for 16, mostly small kings. After losing a couple of majors to a straightened hook and a broken swivel, I decided to take the next big one myself. It took over 15 minutes to land a great king. She weighed 32lb 4oz on the marina's scale. Next year I should probably get in the tournament... Sent from my SM-G950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. flyboy7

    5.7 Mercruiser Surging at high RPM

    That happened to me one time. It was a loose battery terminal. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. flyboy7

    Atlantic Fish ID

    This might help http://www.chehalis-hatchery.shawbiz.ca/identification.htm Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. flyboy7

    Trolling advice

    I used flush-mounted rod holders behind my seat to reduce the torque on the kayak. When the drag starts clicking, you know one is on. I never tried for walleyes. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. flyboy7

    Trolling advice

    I used to troll Lake Ontario for salmon and trout. I would normally only troll one rod at a time. Too much risk of tangles if a fish gets on. My method was to drag a magnum dipsy diver on the 0 setting. That allowed me to fish up to 100' down. If the fish were 50' or shallower, I preferred to drag a lead core because it doesn't produce the heavy resistance that a dipsy does. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. flyboy7

    Is Lake Ontario Rising Again?

    It peaked at an all time high in May. It has dropped slowly since then but is still higher than the old record. Get the info from this Army Corps website: http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/Great-Lakes-Information/Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/ Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Nice job Matt! Congrats Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. flyboy7

    temps

    http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=o&ext=vwt&type=N&hr=00 Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I have two matching aluminum rod holders for sale. Each one has seven rod tubes spaced 6 inches apart. Overall length of each one is 40". I am asking $100 each. Will sell separately. I am located near Spencerport, NY.
  12. Use a peanut or spin-n-glow. They are made of foam so they float and don't snag junk off the bottom. I forgot to mention that you want to drag your cowbells right at or near the bottom. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Cowbells, start around 90 to 100 FOW, troll slowly 1 to 1.8 mph Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. I trolled for summer time salmon in my kayak for the last few years. This year I got a boat and haven't salmon fished in the kayak. My method was to troll a spoon or flasher & fly behind a magnum Dipsy Diver. The rig creates a lot of drag but allows you to fish up to 100' deep. At least I got exercise. Summertime salmon are typically at least a couple of miles from shore. I would drag a spoon on lead core line on my way out to the deep water. Often I would pick up a fish on my way out or in that way. Be sure to triple check the weather before venturing out that far in a kayak. Bring a hand held marine radio too. Good luck. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app