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Everything posted by Sk8man

  1. Sk8man

    Finger lakes Rainbows & Landlocks

    Oops wrong pic....sorry Mike and Mike....didn't mean to get ya upset
  2. Sk8man

    How do I close my acct

    Welcome to the Hotel California
  3. Sk8man

    How do I close my acct

    I know the guy is just trolling for responses and reactions but maybe he/she should ask themselves did they belong here in the first place with that attitude?
  4. Sk8man

    Catch and Release Staging Kings

    They are half dead when you hook them or at least the process has started. It is a major reason I stop fishing them after they start to blacken up...I figure let them spawn in peace but I know that isn't a very popular view for many folks especially the people looking for egg sack material..
  5. Sk8man

    Kicker help

    fishinfreak - I know the above information is well intended and possibly usable but you may find what I did after using the EZ steer that it may not be really necessary in all cases. I used mine for several years and it was a pain in the butt sometimes; especially if you need to release the tie arm while out on the water. Just one more thing to dick around with and a couple hundred bucks that may not be necessary to spend. If you find you actually do need it...fine.... but I think a lot of folks make the assumption that it is absolutely necessasy in all cases without experimenting first.
  6. Sk8man

    Can't sit still

    Way too much bait on Cayuga right now and the fish are very well fed from the looks of them. We had a rainbow the other day that had the shape of a brown
  7. Thanks Mark.....some nice fish caught
  8. Sk8man

    Kicker help

    Where the arrow is pointing is the edge (slightly) inward toward the big motor. I also have the Seastar hydraulic steering.
  9. Sk8man

    Kicker help

  10. Sk8man

    Kicker help

    Just a suggestion but have you tried using it by steering with just the big motor? I used to have an EZ steer but discovered I didn't need it with the new 4 stroke 9.8. My boat is a glass Whaler probably heavier than yours too. I just position the kicker tilted a slight bit toward the big motor and seldom have to re-position it and then only into significant wind. It sure simplified things....worth experimenting before investing in other stuff.
  11. Yesterday there were pods all over the place north and south of deans down 80 ft over whatever and especially packed in from 90-110 down 80
  12. Thanks Mark....looks like you had a nice salmon too
  13. Sk8man

    Can't sit still

    Fished out of Dean's yesterday and a lot of weeds encountered on the east side going south not bad on the west side.....of course that could change quickly. Fleas moderate.
  14. Sk8man

    Warm welcome. BIG thanks.

    I think you may find this forum is unusual in many respects and the folks here are usually very eager to help people out, and we have a lot of very competent fisher persons here; both charter folks and sportsfisher people. Some of the things I've seen on here represent the best of what our society needs these days. We all can learn from each other no matter how much experience we have had, our age, the equipment we have, or our particular walk of life. Teacher can and does become student as long as we keep an open mind, and respect views different than our own. Welcome to LOU
  15. Sk8man

    Cayuga 2018 Season

    Great variety of fish and a lot of happy folks that is truly what it is all about.
  16. Sk8man

    Cayuga Cayuga 9/3

    I agree Justin and my comments were intended as general ones for the benefit of folks that might not be as familiar with the lakes, and not meant to question your comments either... Each of these species and lakes has its own learning curve too;some much steeper than others
  17. Sk8man

    Cayuga Cayuga 9/3

    Good stuff and good luck this weekend Stix
  18. Sk8man

    Cayuga Cayuga 9/3

    I have to chuckle a little bit on this one because the fishing hasn't always been this way on Cayuga or always on Lake Ontario for that matter. Seneca has been having problems of late but a few years ago it was jumping and Cayuga was on the downturn and slow. Those of us that remember fishing for trout and salmon in the 70's and even much earlier realize that this stuff runs in cycles in each of these lakes for a variety of reasons. Fishing Seneca and Cayuga in the late seventies it often took 4-6 hrs or so to catch a legal salmonid. At one point Keuka; especially at the Hammondsport end was hot for browns.....how many do you see being caught right now?..and on and on. For those folks who feel that they have all the answers or the most accurate ones to the riddle I would caution....wait a while and see whether your comment or opinion holds up over time. These lakes are very fickle regardless of species, and making any profound judgments about them at any one point in time will be a limited sample from which to form any hard fast conclusions. Just enjoy the time out there when things are going well, and don't assume that it will always be this way when things are good. It is always easier to catch fish when the populations are at a high point, and it may have more to do with probabilities than skill.
  19. Yep....hoping that one of these days that another more northerly weigh station can be obtained as it is one heck of a long journey to Meyersboth by water and land if not from that area or staying near there, and are located on the other end and side of the lake. I'm pretty sure that campers at Cayuga Lake State Park might participate as well if something were closer to weigh fish. I know this may be a bit complicated logistically but I think worth actively pursuing.
  20. Sk8man

    Dipsey leaders

    It may just be that the particular spool of line is bad. When line is purchased either online or in the store it is not necessarily NEW line despite being sold as such, nor is there any guarantee that it has been taken care of. For example, it may have been in a store or warehouse someplace where there was excessive heat or direct sunlight on the package. UV rays can do a heck of a lot of damage without being seen too. Maybe experiment by using 40 or 50 lb from a different place and see how that does if you like that brand/type of line.
  21. It is still somewhat of a question mark in my own mind whether immature chinook or coho as well in the absence of actually seeing the things I mentioned.
  22. Hey could I have the GPS coordinates for that spot?