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  1. Lot of personal preference involved are you fishing for meat sport or tournament do you have experienced anglers or newbies how big is your boat how long is your net. Do want the joy of a fight or do you want it in quick. Lighter makes more of a fight but harder to control.longer allows more control especially with experience but needs more space if just starting out ugly stiks are very versatile and budget friendly all the other major brands have good introductory models as well and of course the classifieds here are a good place to keep an eye on Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. If you are new to wire it's worth trying 19 strand more forgiving and user friendly. That said I may try one rod with the 80lb braid next time I respool Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Nice fish a beast worthy of the research for the right taxidermist. 13+ is no small feat Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Got a diawa mooching reel and making a custom rod to go with may or may not upgrade the electronics Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. i do this exact same thing bead and all i just use 60-75 feet of mono i use my slide divers all spring and early summer untill i want to drop the dipseys below 50 feet than i switch to straight wire. last year we found kings in may in 30 foot and the slide divers were the star. they also are great for browns in tight
  6. Why do you always spiral to the handle side? i started building last year and have done a couple full builds and also done several repairs. for the repairs i did a few with the spiral wrap to test it out and found i very much like it. it was also easier on the wrist of one of my fishing buddys who has some issues with old injuries. Its to the point where i did a full down rigger rod build spiral wrapped. i will be building dipseys at some point in the future but they are some of my newer rods and least in need of upgrade. I did my wrap going counter clockwise from handle to tip. and this is away from the handles. I did it this way because most of my research showed it going that way but never really called out a definitive direction. I'm curious because i have some more repair work to do on old rods that i want to use for lead core and am always up for tinkering a little bit to dial things in more.
  7. Lamprey can also reproduce in the Delta's of creeks. Eradication is not practically possible in lakes the size of Seneca. There are even indications that lamprey have been there from before human interference. That all said human interaction and change of the environment combined with multiple invasive species puts a lot of pressure on the system and sometimes the spieces that best thrives is not the desirable one. Let's hope for ideal weather for stream treatment this spring and a early spring to strengthen the forage base and lead to good recruitment of this year's stockies Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Man that is like a nightmare come true Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Yankee do you run braid on all your riggers been thinking of trying it for the blowback reduction Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. What's the water level like I heard it was getting low and hard to launch I'm looking to make my annual birthday bucket list attempt (big muskie or tiger) next weekend Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Mayers has limited parking which was always my issue there there are some private launches at Marina's but usually not open to use by public. There used to be a gravel launch near the south end but it's really more of a car top deal Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. ifishy

    Conesus launch ramp

    We fished it Sunday did not have good luck one northren casting nothing trolling lots of chasers on screen couldn't figure out how to trigger them Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I want to say the ones in we have issues with are even endangered or at least threatened in there native range. Lamprey was a highly sought food fish for century's I have no idea if it still is. If there is demand than a couple key commercial license to let traps be set could help to manage numbers as well Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. i think its 15months once they metamorphis they do not live very long as the parasite we know before they go back to spawning. treatments should kill multiple year classes as the larva stay in the streams for years. unfortunatly high water can mean spawning in areas that dont or cant get treated and this can lead to large year classes. I believe DEC trys to treat every couple years (i might be wrong) which keeps the population down but when weather conspires to stop a treatment you can get a larger hatchout the normal. a few years back i remember reading where they were testing a second chemical that when added made the lampricide more effective and as a result they could use a much lower concentration to treat and greatly reduce the risk of collateral. there was also a study showing that streams with larva attracted more spawning adults. they took the phermones of the larva and seeded a creek with them and where previously no spawning historically occured they were getting large numbers of returning adults. the goal was you could selectivly release these phermones in streams that were ideal for lampricide than treat that stream the following spring. you would be able to target a larger proportion of the population with a smaller number of treatments. To date i dont believe DEC has updated methods or stratagys in many years would be nice to see some of that research put to use.
  15. You can also look for a boat with a good hull for a lot less and use the difference to re power especially with an outboard on an alluminum hull think sabre or Islander type its an option I am going back and forth on my next boat being same size as current boat (sea nymph gls 195) towable or going up a bit and slipping it's a lot of fun looking especially as the budget actually becomees a reality I wish you luck Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. ifishy

    Conesus launch ramp

    just wondering does any know if the docks are still in at the lauch? like to do a couple fall pike trips before i put the boat away for the winter.
  17. Below the power plant the change is far less dramatic however it will go up and down a foot in seconds throughout the day Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. lot of differnet possibilities but in that bay there are typiclly lots and lots of shad that that would be my first guess but could be just about any baitfish
  19. a lot of fiberglass is an understatement it was combat trolling like i have not experienced in many years. we kept a nice tight spread with a couple riggers and couple short cores and had to make more than a few tight turns. there was a few boats that kept making there turns in the middle of the crowd made for some lets call them interesting angles
  20. Cannon one handed down is the biggest difference I have the single access ones I run one cannon and one Bert's on each side and am happy with both though I do recommend taking the cap off adding glue of your preference and replacing if they were the same price cannons if not than budget dictates. Special note both ratchet up just by pulling no need to work the mechanism very useful with a king ripping I only say this because I did not know that untill I saw it happen in a you tube video Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. use 19 strand wire. you can get away with a regular tip. i personally prefer the twilli. there are no exceptions or caviets or speical instructions needed. no worry about brand or special quality, no rod positioning issues no places to catch or get jammed. with all the different things to worry about why add more, user friendliness is a very underratted characteristic
  22. Very satisfying to catch fish on stuff you made be it rod or lure or both Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. that is a good update makes me wonder it was a few years back that stocking was reduced and the creel limit was increased all due to increased natural reproduction. i think that applied across several lakes. I wonder how much of a contributing factor this was to senecas current status. i remember talking to a "dec rep" (his words not mine) at the weigh in station during the derby that year and was told they had determined that 60% of the lake trout population was natural. maybe that data was off. Maybe for seneca the bag limit needs a decrese as well? that lake even during good times had the ability to humble me in a hurry some days. I havent fished it at all in a couple years and in many ways miss it. its the lake that got me back into trout and salmon trolling. Had a bad derby experience that put me off for a couple years (not entirely fishing releated) starting to get nostolgic and thinking about fishing it again next year.
  24. thats how i got started to. did a bunch of repairs and it just grew from there. i went past cheap very early on but with this sport thats almost a given.
  25. If you can swing it the cannon single axis are nice one hand operation to move it down Bert's ratcheting are good as well both will stand up with just pressure so much easier to get the rod out of the holder with a fish on I have both I like the cannons slightly better but have no regrets on either Sent from my XT1080 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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