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  1. Perch aren’t in yet - was there yesterday Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. That brown looks like something out of a painting- gorgeous! Super nice job! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Off Braddocks - similar situation- 1 salmon off blue dolphin. 220 down 80. Tough screen. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Hi all, I posted this a few weeks back and maybe I am crazy but I keep my boat on a trailer so before I go, I run out about 300 ft of line and coat the center of a rag with WD40 and run it down and back up the line. Then reel it back in and do the next one. I only run 4 or 5 rigger rods and a copper on the board this time of year so it's not that bad - takes me 10 mins or so before I leave and I swear it helps. It doesn't fix the problem completely but I seem to get less fleas and when I get them they are easier to come off. I absolutely love the on board spray down idea - I have a hose on the back of the boat and never thought of that one! That's super cool. I run 30# BG and 30# pink Ande - If the fleas are bad, I just don't put my wire diver out - too crazy. If the hose spray down method really is super effective, I might do WD40 on the wire and also the hose on the back of the boat. I am intrigued. Lastly, when I do the WD40, I don't do the leader, just the main 30# line - the leader is running horizontally so it shouldn't be getting many fleas on it. Thanks all for awesome info! FLANMAN
  5. I might be crazy BUT I’ve been taking my line out 200 Ft and coating a rag with WD40 in the center and running it up and down the line before fishing and it seems to help with the fleas. I trailer my boat so I do it in the yard. It seems to keep the number of fleas down but it also makes them easier to flick off. I have 30 ft of Yozuri Hybrid leader - I don’t coat that - just the 200ft of 30 lb line Again- I might be crazy but it seems to be helping me in both LO and the FLX. Hope someone else benefits. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. We got out a little later (8:15) and hit a real nice Coho on a red spoon and a Big Jon mini diver in the prop wash and 2 skip kings. Marked some bait and fish in the 140 range and then again around 220 - screen was tough. Didn't see too many nets in the water either on the other boats. Ran mostly a green program with mongoose glow ladder backs and dolphins. Ran copper out 350 for a while off the board too but no takers. Marked some fish that were down 75 over 220 but couldn't get them to take anything, tried multiple directions and speeds. Don't have a fish hawk so I just watch my cable angles really closely and listen to the hum of the cables and try to fish the marks. Ran spoons from 70 to 93 feet. Good luck out there - not the screen I expected for this time of year but still a beauty of a day to be on the Big O! Flanman
  7. I've actually done a decent amount of looking into this over the years. Grocery stores and fish mongers are legally allowed to sell you fish with higher levels of contamination than what we are catching in Lake Ontario for the most part. I am not going to say that is true of a 30 year old lake trout. I will say it of salmon, browns, and rainbows. I would not hesitate to eat a 5-8 lb lake trout and have many times. They are very good if prepared properly, especially smoked. New York State wants zero exposure to legal drama over someone blaming them that they got cancer from eating fish that the state put in the lake. I don't necessarily blame them on that. SUNY Brockport did a study years ago and the highest levels of contamination that they could find was around .08 ppm and I believe that was the whole fish, which of course we don't eat the whole fish. Last time I checked, the store is allowed to sell fish with contamination levels as high as 2 ppm. A long time fisheries biologist told me once that NYS doesn't want to trigger a commercial fishery out there - i don't know if that is true. Bottom line is that there are a lot of fish being sold in store and by mongers that have higher levels of contamination that what we are catching. I don't even want to get into the mass produced chicken, beef, and pork that millions of people are mindlessly eating every day. That's not to mention the farm raised sea food coming from South Asia. Most people don't think of that but they say hey, should I be eating the fish out of the great lakes? How about the McBurger or the Tilapia you're eating? Now that's nasty. Eat away my friends - we have some awesome fisheries around here and some really nice fish to grill, fry, bake, and smoke. FLANMAN
  8. Kastmasters either blue and silver or green and silver- killer! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. I have the 2050 Authority - fantastic boat. Crestliner makes a great rig for sure. Congratulations on a sweet boat- you’ll be very happy.
  10. That’s awesome- always wanted to try it. I know John Gaulke of Finger Lakes Angling Zone has tried a few times. Congratulations!!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. Fished East in shallow at first but didn’t see anything too exciting. Pulled up and ran to 250 - trolled out to 380-425 and screen lit up. Lots of bait and marks. Got a double screamers and lost one but got the other. Around 22 lb King. Got a steelie and lost him at the net. Got another steelie and put him back - he didn’t make it so my buddy Jake behind me scooped him and put him in the cooler. We had him back in the water fast so not sure why he didn’t make it. Lost another short strike. Nothing on the copper today- all green and silver spoons off riggers 70-85 down. 385 seemed to be the best. Fun time and good weather. Current was wicked.
  12. Fished on my old Aquasport with new owner and good friend Jake. Ran two riggers with 3 spoons on each plus a copper off the planer Fished 85-105 and had good marks and bait. 1 steelie 1 brown and 1 laker - all nice fish. Agreed on the fleas - not bad at all early and later they were ridiculous. They are super bad this year. You know it’s bad when they are all over your rigger cable let alone 30lb test I’m thinking of soaking a rag with WD 40 and coating the line as it runs down with the ball? It couldn’t make it any worse right? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  14. I’m planning on Sandy as well - black crestliner Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Flanman


    On one of the bays Within site of Lake Ontario !!!! I'm sorry but I don't divulge the perch spots as I have in the past only to return to a LOT of people being there !!!! LOL -Crappie, Perch, Ramps, and Wild Mushrooms - a man has to keep certain location info close to the vest.
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