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  1. kjb7486

    Keuka Lakers, any tips?

    Would like to try for a laker or two. What is the best way to access fishing spots in front of Keuka College? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Looking to get some opinions regarding mid-day trolling for salmon and trout in lake Ontario. Would like to trailer boat to the lake and make a nice day of fishing once water temps set back up and we have a calm day. I know the best action is usually had early am and during evening hours, but is it generally worthwhile staying out mid-day or better off heading in for lunch and a break? Like the thoughts of an all day trip, but don't want to burn gas with poor odds of catching fish if that's the norm. Thanks! Keith
  3. kjb7486

    Mid-day trolling

    Thanks for the advice. I was hoping to hear it's worthwhile fishing all day. That's what I would rather do with my limited available fishing time.
  4. Thinking about trailering boat to fish Sodus Point area sometime over next few weeks, once weather settles and lake sets back up. Is there a launch in Sodus Point where I can put my boat in early, around 5:00 am, or should I go to Port Bay and put in at DEC launch? For Port Bay, according to DEC website there are two seperate launches. Any recommendations as to which one to use? Thanks! Keith
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    Boat launch near Sodus Point?

    Thanks for the launch info. Is it typically best to head west out of Sodus Bay to locate kings? If so, would it be worthwhile to launch out of Hughes Marina instead of the Bay? Thanks for all advice! Good luck to anyone fishing this weekend. Keith
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    Advice for Olcott/Wilson

    Thanks for the replies. Fished 5 hrs Saturday straight out from port and little both east and west staying mainly in 160 to 250 FOW. Ended up landing 4 kings and 1 brown; lost decent king due to snap failure. Larger kings were 20 lb. 4 oz. and 19 lb. 10 oz. Great time overall. Wife got to battle her first king and can't wait to go back out. Mostly f/f bite with 2 off spoons.
  7. Planning on visiting family this weekend in Newfane and going to bring boat along this time. Not fishing any derbies but would like to take wife and kids out and show them a great time fishing. They are use to fingerlake fishing and have never experienced Lake O fishing. Hoping to get into a few kings and steelies. Wondering if anyone will be kind enough to share any tips as to direction out of port (either Olcott or Wilson), good depth range and lures. Thinking maybe starting around 150 depth of water and trolling out deeper until I locate some hooks? Probably run spoons and flasher/flies off riggers and wire dipsys targeting 60 to 120 feet down over 150 to 350 depth. Have mostly NK 28 spoons and few NK mag spoons. Also have many Michigan Stinger spoons in stinger size and few in stingray size. Thinking the NK 28s and stinger size spoons may be too small and should run NK mags and Stingray spoons? Am I on the right track? I know the derby is on, so many will be reluctant to help a fellow fisherman and family out, but I greatly appreciate any advice (by thread reply or PMs) that I may receive! Thanks!
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    Advice for Olcott/Wilson

    Thanks for the advice Tim. You bring up a good point about setting up shallower and slowly working way out deeper. Anyone have any advice as to which direction to head out of Olcott harbor; NW, N or NE? Thanks in advance.
  9. kjb7486

    Keuka 7-1-12

    Great fish! Must have felt great on jigging tackle. Nice to see some larger lakers coming out of Keuka this season. Hopefully the limit will be increased to 5 this fall to help thin population out.
  10. kjb7486

    Keuka 6/30

    Fished Keuka solo this morning from 5:30 to 11:00 am. Morning started slow while figuring out program, but once honed in action was non-stop having hard time keeping 3 rods in water. Started in 140 foot of water with 2 rods off riggers down near bottom and 1 dipsy with 90 to 150 feet of wire out. First fish was 8 lb. slob down deep. Stayed in 140 to 165 FOW near bluff and up into Branchport arm. Shallow bite not taking off but deep bite was steady. Not much action on Michigan Stingers today, seemed to prefer NK 28s. Silver spoos with green and/or white were the ticket. Ended up landing 29 or 30 fish in total with most being 1 to 1.5 lbs. Several in the 2 to 3 lb. range and one fat 8 pounder. Had a great time on the water.
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    Thanks hills,vallys,and streams

    Was recently in the Elmira area and made a stop into Hills, valleys and streams. The shop was far beyond my expectations for assortment and quality of fishing tackle, especially for trolling. Picked up some Twili tips, Chamberlain releases and spoons. Only problem with the stop was lack of time to drool over extensive inventory. However, it was probably for the best, at least for my wallet. I can't wait to go back. Service was great. Awesome tackle shop, keep up the great inventory and service. Thanks!!!!!
  12. Thinking about picking up some larger reels for rigger rods and possibly for leadcore. Thinking about maybe Penn 309M reels. Does anybody have experience fishing these? Specs say capacity is 350 yards of 30# mono, which I believe is as much or more than the Okuma Magda 45dx (330 yards of 30# mono) many folks appear to be running for leadcore. Should be plenty of capacity for riggers during flea season if spooling 30# and thinking they may also work for running up to 10 color leadcore with ample backing. Only downside I see is gear ratio is 2.8 : 1 whereas Okumas are 4.0 : 1. Is 2.8 : 1 ratio sufficient or should I focus on faster reels? Like the looks and durability of the Penn reels. Thanks!
  13. kjb7486

    keuka lake??

    Fished Saturday morning 6:00 to 9:30 am. Started in Hammondsport, slow going but took few small lakers on Stinger spoons 50 foot deep over 120 depth. Pulled gear at 7:30 am and ran to Branchport by state park and trolled south starting on west side then zig zagging between sides. Marked most fish out in deeper water 140 to 170 with most marks being below 120 depth. Caught few more lakers then had a long dry spell with no hits. Pulled gear at 9:30 to head in and pulled in 3 small lakers which we were dragging for who knows how long on deep riggers down 120 to 150 feet. Guess I should upgrade to Chamberlain releases from pinch pads. Ended up going 7 for 7 but no size today. Only 1 came on flasher/fly, rest spoons. Very slow morning and had to really work for the bites we had.
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    Seneca 5/24 P.B. landlocked w/ pics

    What a fish, great job! Nice to see quality LLs. Thanks for the release to let someone else have a go at it.
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    A Whole lot of "firsts" on Keuka 5/24/12

    Great job, nice report!
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    Keuka 5/20/12

    Fished Keuka Sunday morning from 7:30 to 11:30 am. Fishing was very sloooooow. Started near Snug Harbor trolling North on west side, then across to east side. Picked up 1 and lost 1 during first 1.5 hrs. Very slow so decided to pull rods and run up just past bluff and troll east side of Branchport arm heading north. Marked more fish but bite was no better. Only managed 2 more and lost another. Had double on at one point but hook pulled out before landing 2nd fish. All lake trout of typical Keuka size. Little bit of bite we had was split between flasher/fly and spoons off both riggers and dipseys. Rods spread from 40 to 120 foot depth. Bright sun, calm water and heat must have them turned off for time being.
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    Keuka 4/29

    Fished Hammondsport end 7 to 11 am. Boated 7 of 11 lakers on flasher/flies. Action started quick but died off after 9:00. Had two sets of doubles. Lakers were larger than average for Keuka; two around 3 pounds, two around 4.5 pounds and one 6 pounder. Other one was 15" dink and released to fight another day. Most hits were off riggers down 100 to 120 ft. in 125 to 140 FOW. Few hits on dipseys.
  18. kjb7486

    Big Keuka Laker

    Way to go, great day on water for sure! There are some nice ones in Keuka, just far and few between. I caught one Fall of 2010 a few miles up from Hammondsport that was just short of 14 lbs. Funny thing was that it was couple hours after the Labor Day tournament ended and the winning fish was in the 5 to 6 pound range.
  19. Adding Cannon Uni-Troll manual downriggers to boat this spring and have question regarding size and type of weight to use. I would like the ability to fish down to depth of 120 ft with manageable blow back. Will 12 lb. balls work or should I go with 13 lb. torpedoes? Thanks.
  20. Looks like you can purchase from http://www.Fish307.com for $9.99. Look in Cannon replacement parts for 2007 or newer Mag 20 rigger parts. http://www.fish307.com/762411386-postrearmountlexan.aspx Happy fishing!
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    Keuka 4/13

    Finally got the boat out for shakedown trip. Took little while to get kids and wife up and out, but managed to be on the water around 8:00 am. Fished 8:30 to 12:30 in Hammondsport end. Landed 12 lakers and lost several others. Bites mostly on flasher/flies down 80 - 120 ft. Largest just shy of 4 lb. Boat ran great and awesome day on the water. Can't wait to get back out!
  22. Just purchased 2 of the 12 lb. torpedo weights and they look great. Can't wait to try them out. I'm thinking about coating them with the flat black spray on Plastidip. I have read and heard that you should 1st apply a primer to promote better adhesion with Plastidip. This should make more durable, at least I hope so. Manufacturer states not to use Rustoleum primer though as it is not compatible with coating formulation. Anyone have past experience or recommendations as to primers which seem to work well with Plastidip?
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    Keuka 4/3

    Thanks Trolling Keuka! Happy fishing.
  24. kjb7486

    Keuka 4/3

    Way to go, sounds like you had a great time on the water. How long of a leader were you running off the rigger weights?
  25. Looking to buy one or two Cannon Uni-Troll downriggers in good shape. Looking for either HP or 10s with extendable boom out to 53 inches. Thanks!
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