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Followed The Waves

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  1. Looks like it's on again! https://www.laketroutderby.org/
  2. Beats being stuck inside with the same relatives who told the same stories at Thanksgiving! LOL…
  3. Yeah, what those guys said. I never fished Keuka but when the jig bite was hot on Seneca (pre-lamprey decimation), I’d just drop it to the bottom, RIP it back, drop it to the bottom, RIP it back…. If you get your fishfinder set up right, it’s a blast to “watch the show on the TV.” It’s very interactive. You watch your jig going down and the fish coming up. When the fish and jig meet, start reeling like you’re swimming for your life. I’ve had plenty chase it right to the boat and even break water (yes, lake trout). A 3” white tube on a 1oz jig head was my go-to rig with 10lb braid and a 10’ fluorocarbon leader. Good luck!
  4. Anthony, well done and thanks. Looks like I am on the right track although I don't have the Lite Bite version. I have been picking up a few fish on the slide divers. Because I had it on hand, I'm running about 50 feet of 12 pound fluorocarbon down to a swivel about 4 feet above the spoon and then 10 pound fluorocarbon from the swivel to the spoon and I attached the spoon with just a snap. For whatever reason, the 10 pound stuff seems so much smaller in diameter than the 12 pound. Tight lines!
  5. It does and thanks! I got to thinking about it and I think what I'll do on my next trip out is to get the right speed going in 50 feet of water and slowly keep letting line out until I hit bottom. I should be able to figure out the ratios from there. I'm a little disappointed in the lack of info the manufacturer provides. Grumble…
  6. Great report and great info---thanks! Quick question, if you don't mind. I just started fishing U-Charters slide divers and I didn't think I was getting down deep enough so I bought the Ultimate Accessory Ring and Weight Set. I've been through a few nasty tangles with my lead core, so I run the divers on a #6 setting to get them as far away from the boat as I can (I run Chinook divers on a #4 setting). With the slide divers on that setting, any idea how much wire I need to let out? U-Charters doesn't seem to offer a chart with this "Ultimate" setup and from my googling, no one else seems to be able to find what I'm looking for either. Does a 3 to 1 ratio sound right (3 feet out for every foot of depth)?
  7. I have to say that since the die-off, I've been seeing actual bait pods instead of the screen going black for half an hour. Now if we can just get rid of the weeds and fleas!
  8. That's a beauty! Nice to meet you---glad you guys had a kick ass day.
  9. Way to celebrate diversity! Great determination and another great report---many thanks!
  10. Years ago I used a Cabela's binder which was nice for organizing and categorizing swim baits and jigs but yeah, in time, they do get funky but for a trip or something short-term I think this would work okay for you. Couple of pics…
  11. Nick, thanks for the encouraging report. Your C- student is hoping to get there by the end of the week as long as Barrett's does their thing. I see your power cord in the photo---is the power on?
  12. Geez, you're close. I'm over on Log Run Road. I am a jigger at heart but with the lamprey issue on Seneca, I bought some trolling equipment to cover more water and target silvers---no downriggers---just lead core and Dipseys. Once the fleas and weeds become a PITA, I go back to mostly jigging. I just got some pretty 1 ounce Titan jig heads from Lunker City yesterday. Hopefully I will get them wet by next weekend.
  13. I'm wondering if the heated water being discharged into the Keuka Outlet on Seneca will discourage the lampreys from making a run to spawn---just trying to find some silver lining here. I was swimming at the outlet last September and it was like bath water!
  14. I see a similarity between the aquatic invasive species and other "land" invasives. I live in the woods and I am constantly at war with Japanese stilt grass, barberry (deer ticks love it), woolly adelgig (kills hemlocks), the emerald ash borer (all ash trees are now dead and gone), Gypsy moth caterpillars (small infestation last year but by the looks of the eggs, it's gonna be worse this year), the spotted lantern fly (haven't seen one yet but they are here), maple decline disease, etc. Ugh...
  15. Roy's Boys! Are you guys doing any good? The north end always seemed a little slow for me early in the season but it's probably just me…
  16. I bought a few from this guy but only tried them once: Jay Fair Trolling Flies I might play around with them again this spring but I just seem to go with spoons and maybe a Gambler Rig/Death Trap when I'm trolling. Good luck!
  17. It won't be long now! Thanks for the encouraging report.
  18. Thanks for the report---I'm counting the days! Sounds like you didn't mark any bait?
  19. Yeah, pretty much what Copperliner said, especially on the 2D sonar. I have 2 Humminbird Helix 5 FF's. One is the fancier version---down imaging, mapping, chirp, whatever… I'm not very impressed with it despite working through every possible setting. It's up in my flybridge and I watch it mostly for the mapping feature. For vertical jigging off the back of the boat, I have a plain Jane 2D sonar Helix 5. I think I paid 185 bucks for it or so and it works great for watching my jig and the Lakers snubbing it. In the photo below, you can see my jig descending diagonally through the cloud of bait and a Laker or 2 coming up to give it a sniff and then head back down to the bottom to sit in the mud and wait for Nick to come by.
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