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  1. jonboat

    Oneida on calm sunny days

    I do exactly like pap says... until the sun gets up high, then I start trolling, working deeper as I go, in deep water near shoals, humps and points. Once I get a fish in deep water, I mark a waypoint and will pull my trolling gear and jig the area for a bit before resetting gear and trolling to locate more fish.
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    Spinners

    Heard through the grapevine that pink/white has been good lately, so painted these up over the weekend. Thoughts? Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    walleyes reports at oneida lake

    This weekend looks scary for being on the water Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Oneida Lake Walleye fishing

    Deep water trolling produced well this past weekend 30-40FOW Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Keep vs release

    If I were able to fish more than the couple times/month that I have free, if do some C&R, but since I fish mostly for the meat, I keep my limit of legal fish when I actually am able to catch a limit (doesn't happen very often) Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Wash down pump

    Pretty straight forward. Need electrical and throughhull below the waterline. Some drilling, fitting installation/sealing, hose installation, and electrical connection Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    How to fillet perch with a knife.

    I've seen guys that are great with electrics, but having tried them a few times, I prefer my Rapala manual filet knife. I generally don't have more than 25 fish and do each one in under a minute. Biggest thing I don't like about using the electric is the mess. Guts and fish poop all over my cutting board and filets. Not very appetizing. Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    otter board replacement

    I did this too, still holding up 5 years later (was busted into 5 or 6 pieces) Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Trolling worm harnesses?

    Don't have a kicker, so will have to put a bag over the side to go that slow. Anybody want to give away an old trolling plate? Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Trolling worm harnesses?

    I'll bring my manual riggers next time out, along with my 100' copper rig. Gonna have to give these things a try. Thanks guys! Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Trolling worm harnesses?

    I fish Oneida mostly - get out a couple times/month during soft water season. I hadn't even thought about spoons! I have a bunch of Stingers that I use for spring browns up on Ontario. Betting they're a good size for eyes too. Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Trolling worm harnesses?

    When I think worm harness, I think of setting up a drift with harnesses upwind on bouncers when deep or with splitshot when shallow, while I jig downwind. I've never given much thought to actually trolling with them. All of my (limited) walleye trolling so far has been with sticks/cranks, and I've had some success when none of my drift tactics are working - or when the wind doesn't want to cooperate. What I'd like to know, is if trolling with worm harnesses is something that folks do with any regularity and success. I've only been chasing old marble-eyes for a few years and am still a novice. I used to chase those green carp (the bass guys call them largemouth), and I've decided that they don't offer anywhere near the challenge that walleye do. Anyhow, I'm still learning and have some questions that I'm hoping some of you more experienced guys can answer, just to get me pointed in the right direction with trolling harnesses. I'm not looking for your fishing spots, favorite color patterns, or any of the things that folks like to keep to themselves, rather just things to think about and things to try under different conditions when my favorite programs aren't cutting it. First - do folks actually troll harnesses? If you do, how do you rig them? (riggers, planers, copper, LC, bouncers, snap weights, etc)? Combinations of above (e.g. copper with in-line planers) which is better for powered trolling: Colorado or Indiana style blades... or it doesn't matter? (I don't have any willow leaf) What kind of speeds can they handle, or rather, do they perform well at? Any help is much appreciated. if you feel the need, I'll even allow you to call me Grasshopper as you teach me about such things Thanks gang.
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    SLR

    Ahhh, that makes sense. Thanks Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    SLR

    Jut out of curiosity, WTF is SLR? Yes, probably what many would call a dumb question, but when I hear SLR, I think camera. Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Sonars(Oneida)

    Thanks guys! Sent from my E6782 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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