mattym22

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  1. It took me way too long but here is my belated update. We did end up getting out for about 4 hours on that Friday (26th) There was a little ice at the launch but backin the trailer in and out twice broke it up enough. Everyhting went well just ran two inline planer boards and two flat lines off the back with rapalas and bass pro xps plugs. No hits but we gave it a shot and everyone was in good spirits and had a fun time anyway. After todays warm temps I am itching to get out soon.
  2. OK here is my update. I took a ride out to Irondiquoit pier on Tuesday (sorry for the delay is posting) and the launch is open on the bridge side and one full section of dock is in place. I walked out on the pier as well and its open all the way out with a few floating ice chunks but not much. Did not see any debris but I kind of expected that as most of the bay is frozen on the north portion still. The weather and wind look pretty good for huggin the shoreline and trolling shallow. I am going to get out around 1:30 - 2:00 pm and give it a shot. I wish I could do a sun up trip but work wont allow it. I am going to run some boards and some flat lines off the back. Not going to try any deeper than 20 foot or so unless things are really flat. I will post after the trip perhaps this weekend or early next week and of course I will make sure to take pictures. I am pretty excited about getting out.
  3. Thanks that was the information I was looking for. I'm going to take a look tommorow to be sure and looks like the next chance to get out is Tuesday afternoon. I'll let you know.
  4. Looking for some last minute Intel. Does anyone know if I would be able to launch from the north end launch by the lift bridge? Or is there still too much ice? I know there are no docks I can manage without them but too much ice is a deal breaker obviously. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  5. I caught this today out of Ontario and I am not positive on the ID. I believe drum/sheepshead but the thick gold colored scales are making me unsure. Help me out guys.
  6. Clam 2000 a few years old. Only used once. Stored in garage and in great shape. 100.00 Call Matt 585-429-0409 Factory description Clam 2000 Cabin 2-man Ice Fishing Shelter. Comfortable, compact, FAST setup. Generous room for you and a buddy, collapses down into a tiny 3' x 4' pack! Next time you and your best fishing partner hit the ice, take along this sharp 2-man Shelter from Clam. Thanks to our special buy the price of admission is way less than you'll find anywhere else. Deluxe fishing convenience: •Packs up to a small 3' x 4', and just 6" slim for easy storage and transport •Fits easily into nearly any vehicle or sled for transport out to the lake •Domed room offers a spacious 5'4" of headroom to maneuver •Super-quick set-up once you reach your fishing spot of choice •Weather-resistant materials offer superior protection from the elements •Generous size accommodates two fishermen, or is a roomier size for one •Large 4' x 6' floor area when deployed •Weighs just 50 lbs.
  7. I was at the hatchery yesterday and noticed a laker in the pen closest to the hatchery building. I have been going there for over thirty years and never saw one there. Thought it was neat to see.
  8. I have a Redfield Revolution scope 4-12 40mm. I have never mounted this on a gun. It is basically new although I did use it to look out my back door into the corn field a few times. There is nothing wrong with this scope I got it as a present from my wife and never used it as it wasn't the scope I really wanted. I am selling because I want to get a Leupold VX3 which is quite pricey. It looks like these sell for 249.00 new. I think I would like to get 200 for it. Matt 585-429-0409
  9. I would like to chime in on this one as well. Those lake trout rigs gambler is selling are spot on. The blades on those don't have the resistance that the northern king brand I have do. I do not know that you really need to have copper though. It will help hold bottom but is expensive. I just use mono and have no problem. Make sure your rigger weights are heavier ones. Trying with 6 or 8lbers would be a pain. Some days are tough to hold bottom with the currents being strong. If your line is going strait back off the boat it means you have a substantial amount of blow back and you will need to let out a lot of line to hold bottom. Most of the time if you are not on bottom you will not get them even if they are there. Constantly check your lines and readjust your rigger depth. Let it bounce on bottom and bring it up 1-3 ft. Wait a minute and do it again. Changing trolling direction can help a lot as well. One direction may be awful and a pain and the other may be much better. Holding bottom in 80ft is much easier that 130ft. So you may want to start a little shallower if currents are strong. Gamblers comment about speed is also an important one. The slow speeds work great and you may find you have a tough time going that slow depending on your setup. I needed to get a trolling plate for my motor so I could go slow enough to get them. You can get them with faster speeds but it is not ideal. When I was starting out I had to play around a lot and I did not get great explanations on how to work everything. (messages like "copper and downriggers" certainly do not explain how to do things) so if you have any questions feel free to message me.
  10. I have a Redfield Revolution scope 4-12 40mm. I have never mounted this on a gun. It is basically new although I did use it to look out my back door into the corn field a few times. There is nothing wrong with this scope I got it as a present from my wife and never used it as it wasn't the scope I really wanted. I am selling because I want to get a Leupold VX3 which is quite pricey. It looks like these sell for 249.00 new. I think I would like to get 200 for it. I am going to order my new scope from bass pro shops so I would be willing to take bass pro gift cards as payment as well. Matt 585-429-0409
  11. Fishaholic69 watch the launch to the left (east I believe) the concrete guards are a mess and all over the ramp. The other two are good to go. Water level was ok for my 18 ft starcraft. Brucehooked up you are being an ahole. They were both delicious.
  12. Got to the launch at 5:30 and everything including my boat was coated in a nice thick frost. I could not remember if the docks would be in at the launch so I had my chest waders with me just in case. Good thing I did. Got the boat launched and picked up my buddy at the bridge. Had everything rigged and ready to go last night so we were fishing within minutes of being on the lake. First hit was just before shipbuilders but lost it fast. Got a double about 400 yards past that and landed the one in the picture with me in the Cabelas waders. Got two more hit and misses after that and got a nice brown right in front of Webster pier. Headed back shortly after that for Easter stuff with family.
  13. I have an old fish tv unit that works great black and white and only used a few times and a bulk spool of 17 or 20 lb mono. Free to a good home... if you have some .22 ammo or some 4-8oz lead sinkers or an old bb gun you wanna give away I certainly wont say no but not required. Here is the catch you must pick up in the victor Farmington area. Matt 585-429-0409