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  1. I eat a lot of sunflower seeds on the boat and bananas are not allowed on my boat at all or ever. I grew up on the Pacific Ocean and my dad believed that bananas were bad luck so none on my boat. One day we weren't catching fish and someone opened up a banana and I had to get rid of it. 10 minutes later we were hooked up. I believe bananas are bad luck but who am I to say. Good luck fishing.
  2. Any photos? Looking for a bigger boat for the lake. My 18 foot Polarkraft survives in the lake but would be nice to have a little more boat under me this year.
  3. The launch at Wright's landing is open according to a friend of mine who lives in Oswego. And the photo above looks like it is wide open. Not sure if I will make it today but Tuesday is game on.
  4. A friend of mine checked the boat launch in Oswego Harbor this morning and said that the launch was free of ice. Think me and my Polarkraft will be there tomorrow heading toward the plant. Wohooo... come on browns!
  5. Chas- thanks for the update... I am watching the weather and will be out in the next couple of days. Should have went Sunday but decided to go bang some geese in the cornfield. I have to watch the weather closely because I have an 18 ft PolarKraft and I don't like being out when it gets nasty out there. Was out one day this year and we were battling 6 footers... not fun... I will post a report once I hit the water before the weekend...
  6. Chas- just wondering what depth of water you were fishing. I want to go out for some more kings but the last two weeks the fish have been anywhere from 80-90 ft and all the way out in the 140ft depth. Any info would be great. And I have noticed that the first 2-3 hours at first light has been best. Thanks James
  7. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name:18ft Polarkraft with 90hp and 9.8 kicker ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):8-17-12 Time on Water:6am to 10am Weather/Temp:Low 70's Wind Speed/Direction:10-15mph and gusting higher Waves: 3-4 with some 5's mixed in Surface Temp: 76 Location:Henderson LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 2 Total Boated:1 Species Breakdown:Kings Hot Lure: NBK echip with atomic fly - dipsey with a mountain dew spin doctor and fly Trolling Speed: 2.2 -3.2 Down Speed: Unknown Boat Depth: 135-150 Lure Depth: Rigger down 110 and dipsey 200 with 50lb braid ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS Hit the water at at 5:15 and lines in at 6am... 2 riggers... one down 110 and one down 90... 2 dipseys...one out 150 and the other at 200.... headed into the wind and waves and held on for 45 minutes then the dipsey fired and a 15 minute fight pursued with my oldest son who heads back to Clarkson on Monday. Netted the fish and was bumping the digital scale between 20 to 21.5 and was hoping it was 25 because we are all in the derby. 30 minutes later after swinging around and running with the waves the rigger fires and my brother picks it up and it seems like a small fish at first and then it takes off.... another 15-20 minute fight and a huge wave over the back of the boat we are finally ready to net the fish... up and down up and down and finally I try and get him in the net... a nice size wave lifts us up and down as I am netting the fish and I have half of him in and half out... well the hooks grab the net and the fish does the old slow roll out and swims away. I am sure the other boats heard me as I was pretty upset... Fought the waves and wind for another hour or so and finally called it a day. The wind keep coming and the waves were getting bigger and I looked around and there were only a couple boats still out when there were 20 earlier. We will be back out in the morning and I hope Mother Nature is a little nicer to us. Still a great day on the water and we didn't get skunked. Official weight was 20 lbs 12 oz. ====================
  8. That is awesome! Love it when my kids hook into a big one and get it! Taking my boys out tomorrow before one heads back off to Clarkson and one starts his first semester at Nazereth.... be out on our 18ft Polarkraft trolling for freight trains.... will post tomorrow....
  9. yes I know.... hopefully there will be more big ones next week! Where do I sign up for the LOC? Last year was my first year chasing the salmon and I want to get in the derby. Thanks
  10. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name:18ft Red PolarKraft with a 90hp Yamaha and 9.8 kicker ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):8-11-12 Time on Water:630-1030am Weather/Temp:75 Wind Speed/Direction:10-15mph S/SW Waves: 2 to 3 Surface Temp: Location: Out of Stoney Creek LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 3 Total Boated:2 Species Breakdown:Kings Hot Lure: NBK E-chip with hammer fly Trolling Speed: 2-4 to 2-8 Down Speed: Unknown Boat Depth: 140-150 ft Lure Depth: 90-110 on the riggers and 180-220 on the Dipseys on setting 3 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS Got my son out for the first time for the kings out in the lake. He is heading off to college in 12 days and football and lacrosse finally gave him a break. At a little after 7am the rigger fired and after a nice fight he landed a nice 18lb king. About 30 minutes later the dipsey fires set out on 180 and went for a nice run. I got that one all the way to the boat and we lost him in the net. Something about netting a king for the first time and having a 9 foot leader on an 8 1/2 foot rod. Anyway, I am glad we lost that one and we both learned a lesson for the next one. It was probably about 12-14 lbs but bright and silver. We watched that one swim away after catching the fly hooks in the net. Oh, well. A little after 8am the rigger hits at 110 again and my son grabbed the rod and said "go ahead Dad, get it cause you lost the last one" About the time he handled me the rod and start driving the boat, the fish took off on a monster run... and it kept running. Peeled off a good 600-700 feet and I knew I only had another 100-150 on the spool. We slowed the boat down and went in a small circle to the right and fought the fish for a good 10 minutes. Tried to clear the starboard dipsey but ended up moving it over and kept the fish on the right side of the boat. Finally got it up to the boat and my son did an awesome job netting the fish. When he went to lift the fish in the boat the net handle bent right over but we grabbed the net and got the monster in. On the digital scale it was bouncing between 32.5 and 33.5 lbs so we stopped on the way home at Henchen's and weighed him. Came in at 33 lbs even and measured 44 inches long. What an awesome day...Now he is hooked! ====================
  11. Just wondering how the King bite is out of Oswego. I have a couple semi-pro baseball players going fishing with me tomorrow and wanted to get them a couple of fish. One of them has never fished a day in his life. Any info would be great. I was out there 2 weeks ago and hooked a couple 20lbers and just checking to see if there was still a good bite. Thank you and tight lines!
  12. Do you still have these? I am interested... text 315-408-8246 Thanks James
  13. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: Little Red Polarkraft ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):May 18, 2012 Time on Water:630-230 Weather/Temp:75 degrees Wind Speed/Direction:None- you could have waterskiied on the lake today Waves: None- Looked like I-81 Surface Temp: 54-57 degrees Location: LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 10 Total Boated:9 Species Breakdown:4 kings, 4 browns, 1 laker Hot Lure: Spin Doctors and flies and sliders with spoons Trolling Speed: 2.6 to 2.8 Down Speed: No idea Boat Depth: Fished an hour in the shallows North of Stoney in 10-30 feet and then went to 130-160 Lure Depth: 50-80 on the downriggers with 12lb balls-but 70 seemed to be the magic number and 100-120 on the magnum dipseys with 50lb braid ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS Did a quick one hour run in Rays Bay with planer boards, got 3 boards out and hooked and landed a nice 9lb brown, thought it was going to be a good morning but after an hour and a half back and forth nothing, there was a lot of mossy grass on the boards and the stick baits so we pulled lines and headed for deep water. Ran a straight salmon spread with spin doctors and flies, and sliders with spoons on the downriggers. We only fished 4 rods but that did us pretty good. As soon as we set up in 140 feet of water we had a double on browns, one on a spoon, and the other on the flasher fly combo. Nice 10 lb brown on the rigger and a little 4 lb brown on the spoon. Once again we though it was going to be a hot bite. Went from 930-1130 without moving a rod and was getting a bit frustrated so be brought the riggers up to 60 and 70 ft and hit our first king. Then we did pretty good for the next 3 hours in 130-140ft of water. Lost a big brown in the net when we tried to net him over the two outboards and the swimstep. The rest of the fish we brought to the side of the boat after that. No monster kings- they were all 10-12 lb fish but were bright and gave us a great fight. My buddy caught his first king and first laker. The lake trout was 14lbs. If I didn't have to go to work at 5pm I would have stayed til it was dark. It was a great day on the lake and was happy to enjoy a calm day on the water. Might get back out there tomorrow afternoon if I can swing it. To all those fishing tomorrow, have a great day and tight lines. ====================
  14. Did you sell all of the 4 foot booms... and will they fit on Cannon 10a's? Shoot me an email at [email protected] Thanks James
  15. Stickbaits and the hot ones looked like rainbow trout with spots on them... hit on purple and fire tiger.... all stick baits
  16. Just read your report again and realized I didn't pass you out there because you got off the water at 10am and I didn't get in the water until 11am. I am sure we will see each other out there some time.
  17. Good job! My brother and I went 12-14 we probably passed you while you were out there. We were in the red Polarkraft. My buddy was out early in the morning and by the time we showed up around 11am he had pulled because of the thunderstorms. When we arrived at the launch the rain stopped and the sun came out and turned out to be an awesome day on the water. We stayed until 5pm and had a period between 1-2 where it slowed down so we moved down to the east side of the power plant and got back on the fish. Be out there again this weekend maybe. But will definitely be back out next week when most folks will be at work.
  18. Oh yes.... went to Oswego on Sunday and dropped out of Selkirk yesterday. Both places had good fishing... 12-16 on Sunday and 12-14 yesterday.... biggest one was 10lbs 8 oz and we lost 3 other big ones of equal size due to 10lb leaders. Swapped back to 20lb leaders and didn't lose any yesterday due to broke leaders. Not many boats out yet and very enjoyable fishing on the water.
  19. I don't know if I would risk my boat for some fish.... it hasn't been great out there anyway.... went out Sunday and went 12-16 and again yesterday on 3-15 and we went 12-14 on the browns. And I did listen to advice about running 10lb leaders for browns and lost 3 monsters... I am sticking with my 20lb leaders and getting the fish to the boat. Good luck with you decision... I have an outboard and not too worried about it.
  20. Just wanted to know if on the Cannon 10a downriggers if I can take the 12-18 boom off and replace it with a telescopic boom that goes out to 52 inches? I have a set of Walker's now and I either want to keep them and add the Cannon's and run 4 downriggers this year for the kings... or swap the Walker's out and just keep the Cannon 10a electric ones on. I got a good deal and will be picking them up next week. Thanks for any advice in advance.
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