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ifishy

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  1. Wondering if anyone has been seeing any pike on Seneca used to spend some late season trips chasing them in the bays sheltered. From the wind. Have really gotten away from Seneca the last several years but have a lot of good memories thinking about a nostalgia trip before the boat goes asleep for winter don't really wanna trout and salmon troll I get my fill of that all Summer I know not a lot of people target them there but wondering if they are struggling as much as as the trout Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Rod trees make mounts for the right angle tracks not sure if the have them for the Lowe's though if it's a t bolt the Lund ones might fit Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. how many people would you typically be trolling with? what style tiller? bench seats or more open. down riggers and rod holders can go really anywhere along the leangth of the boat. if your driving from the back there is no reason they cant be forward of you as long as you can access them easily and see them when trolling. there are boats out there that are very open for multi-species that are a side counsel or dual counsel depending on your budget.
  4. We run a smaller boat and try to do a few every year weather and scheduling are always a factor this year we did the Monroe county challenge and the sodus pro am both were a lot of fun we managed a full box for each but couldn't get enough size they were both a lot of fun and we at least felt we had a chance in the past we have done the sandy creek shootout and done well there that is also very am friendly the timing just didn't work out this year the we also did the Fair Haven challenge this year and last just didn't perform well have no issues with the event for someone just getting into lake o and tourny fishing these are good events. This was our first chance to do a proam and would imagine the Oswego and niagra events are good as well based off of our experience Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. couple year classes in a row like this means getting a good successful treatment in the next two years will be extremely important if weather doesn't allow for it there will be a hatch out from last years and this years spawning classes that would not help things at all.
  6. rumor has it they are very good eating. there are wild populations in other areas that are on the verge of collapse due to over harvest. Those folks need to come here and take all they can. Personally i wouldn't want to hold one long enough to clean it. I'm curious have been you been seeing this all year or really just starting to see it again now?
  7. That is an awesome pic and it still does not not do justice to that front the speed that thing was moving was scary Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. We like to run Chinook divers 5s on the inside weight in the first hole and 4s on the outside with the weight on the 3rd hole my starting spread is generally inside divers as deepest 2 riggers in the middle than outside divers up high more separation is better but as the day goes on we adjust to the depths getting bit biggest thing is let the line out slow Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. if the weather report has the waves building than they tend to be shorter choppier waves. if the waves are falling than that is when you get the long rolling waves. as far as speed controll the same as any other time. change directions untill you find the ones that ride right. use bags and higher rpms to stablize
  10. Always good to see someone help a boater in distress it can happen so quick to any one of us Good work whaler proof that there really are still good people out there Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I run 4 wire divers braid works but during the warm months fleas can be a major problem you can run whatever you want if you have enough seperation but personally i dont like to run 2 flashers on one side it is convinenent to have shorter rods on the inside but you can run all 4 the same leangth especially if they are the same make and model. A larger dipsey on the inside will pull a bigger bend as well
  12. Which maps? Depending on which one it could be lattitude Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. That make more sense I wasnt thinking Provence if it is a hybrid it would likely be natural wonder how often that happens Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. The article calls it a potential lake o record but that's not right the world record was caught in lake o and was a bit bigger that's still a monster though been a lot this year DEC and OMNR must be doing an ok job Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Sandy has had a rough year on boats I did my splash down trip there and blew my main 5 mins into the trip lost 2 months of fishing but boat shopping worked out well for me hope it is just as fun for you Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. To the original question a handheld is better than nothing and in a small boat if you stay close to port you can still reach the coast guard which is what is really important Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. strong winds in any direction can change the temperature structure drastically in the late summer a south wind can push the warm water out and cause an upwelling you will see cold water on the surface right out the front door so this year with the late set up the somewhat cooler weather recently having the warm water later thin out like that would not be suprising at all. this year especially with the changes in the way they are trying to manage the water levels the conditions in the lake are not what we are used to this time of year with the water still high and really just on the first part of of downward trend. Instead its low and they are trying to slow the fall so there are different currents out there at least there have been for my boat this year.
  18. Which eyelet are you attaching the ball with Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. we had a lot of fun in this one it was our first year doing it. Special thanks for the early decision on the weather postponement it made it much easier to rearrange the weekend.
  20. In the fingerlake s mostly Seneca for me I always did best on 28 size spoons finger lakes tackle brand also had good days using super Slim's and going faster Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Even with commercial packaged it has to be preserved by a method other than just freezing so store bought frozen smelt is not okay unless it's also salted or processed in some other way. Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Spin drs are very speed forgiving so they work well in a lot of spreads they are also adjustable for action this versitility makes them a favorite other styles work well but if I only had one it would be spin docs Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. They will take surface bait to can dangle a live sunfish half in the water and they will smack it Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. Did he get a weight on that thing? Might be pushing a state record Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. I use it as backer on a 200 weighted steel it's more user friendly than copper and gives me versitility out of one rod I fish out of an 18 footer so space is premium I also only run longlines when derby fishing so being able to hit several leangths on one rod suits my current needs I also run 19 strand as my dipsey line again I find it more user friendly wire knots are easy don one overhand loop and tighten that's it anything more tends to distribute stress unevenly to the strands made me nervous as all heck to try but after a few years I'm a believer. Weighted steel I use the connection the torpedo guy did the video on and if I'm doing wire to mono or braid direct an Albright knot with the wire looped and the other line wrapping there are other ways that work but this is what I have confidence in Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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