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  1. On 5/18/2021 at 3:56 AM, Scalloper 1 said:

    I was wanting to make my first trip to Lake O before now but from all reports I have received the fishing has been off so far this season. I am planning of a 3 day trip the end of the month somewhere from Sodas to Henderson. I have a 20' Duckworth I will bring from Maine. So is there any indication the fishing will improve or is that the million dollar question? I spoke to a charter captain two days ago that said its the worst year for browns he has ever seen.

    It seems odd to me considering the lack of fishing pressure the south shore got last spring due to Covid restrictions. Seems like the fish that did not get caught last spring would have made for a better then normal spring this year. 

    So where would be the best area for me to consider starting in 10 days from now?


    Great boat!  I run a 20’ welded Alumaweld Intruder!   I prefer the Bar first two weeks of May. Fishing can be just plain stupid....  then again you get a hard northeast wind it will be a ghost town. Lol.  I like Oswego the last two weeks of July.  This year I am going to fish out of Port Bay July 9-19   Fleas get bad mid July at times...  most likely a whole new ballgame for you. Booking a reputable charter is well worth the $$.   If you are only coming for 3 days leave the boat home and go with charter.   Might not even get out of port with a 20’. 

  2. On 6/27/2020 at 5:27 PM, BowTech fever said:


    Does anyone have a Slide Diver Depth Chart for braided line? We are running 30lb braided line and the Slide Diver with a magnum weight and a big ring. We don't have any information on them on a 2 setting 3 setting etc? Any help is appreciated. Thank you .


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    I think the rule of thought is 3/1.  Regular.  And 2.5.  Or 2/1 with added weight and ring.   Your speed and lake o currents gonna put that to the test.  Best thing is to keep adjusting your setup to it fires or hits bottom. 

  3. Thanks for the insight.  All of the kings we got on long coppers and wire dipsys we picked off bottom and they were hogs.  Our biggest for the week was 25 pounds and 36.5 inches. Broke a number off that size as well.  Our biggest laker was 36"  and 19 pounds.   Not bad for never catching a king before.   We fish Champlain and George.  

  4. Maybe I should be asking what part of the upper water column I should be working.  I saw lots of surfacing fish offshore and felt like I was missing out.  Tried flatling a few sticks off the boards over the deep water that didn't produce.  Inshore we did well with sticks off boards and spoons off riggers for the browns & coho.

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  5. 2nd year to the bar in May and was wondering how many colors of lead guys are running offshore for Kings/coho?  Did well with 200,250 & 300 coppers and had great rigger bites from 30-60 down along with wire dipsys.  Looking to add some more junk to the spread as it is so fun clearing lines in a fire drill:ninja:

  6. 51 minutes ago, tamiron said:

    Probably the least understood factor in trolling with spoons is how important is the connection of the lure to the line.

    1.Tying the line direct to a front ring.

    2. Tyling the line to a duo-lock snap and removing the front ring

    3. Attaching the snap to the front ring which requires  the most speed of all.

    This pertains to all spoons ... not just HONEYBEES.

    See http://www.tamiron.com/Articles.asp?ID=257

    Thanks for pointing that lure connection out to me a few years ago jim!  Matty and I smoked the Kings at the bar.  Large & mag  bees with ring cut off and ran with the snap.  Headed home tomorrow.  Took a few browns and cohos on a small size bee in pink!.  Old school greens and chartreuse ruled

  7. On 3/22/2017 at 9:50 PM, insufishent said:

    Really surprised nobody mentioned running evil eyes and old honey bee spoons they are hard to beat spring fishing for brown trout along with a single hook you can literally bounce them off rocks and they hardly ever snag bottom.

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    Honeybee spoons are still available and are a year round staple for the Lake Champlain guys.

  8. Tried out 300 of 60 pound and am definitely getting good bottom contact. Was running a bead chain at 5' in front of spin n glo and it was picking up debris. Started running the spin n glo set up direct on my 40' leader and it is working better. I put the 60 pound on a spare reel for safe keeping and opted to put 400' of 45 lb on for my next. Did have an interting thing happy. My other copper rod snagged my mining Rod and I ended up holding the spin n glo in my hand and having 300' out in a big u. I said what the heck and tossed the spin n gl I and when it got 50' fronm the boat down she went and 10 seconds latter źzzzzzz... laker on. Figured I would end up with a mess of line.



    Thanks Bloodrun,    Just happen to be in Pulaski NY and All Seasons Sports had a bulk spool of 60 lb bloodrun.  Spooled 450'  of 30 lb power pro and 300' of 60 lb bloodrun on a Seagate 60.  It is a tight fit.  Most likely take off some baking as this is strictly a LT setup and don't need a ton of backing.  Will report how I do

  10. Did try mining this past weekend on my 300 32lb blood run. End up adding a torpedo weight pulling a spoon and ended up getting a few in the 80-90 foot range.

    Last year I ran 540' of 45 lb copper that I used years ago for jerking copper with gteat success.. I want to know where I can buy the 60 lb copper in 450' and what reel I would use. I see the dive chart listed under blood run, but not for sale. I am primarily looking for a july, August, September setup on my home waters targeting 100-130 range.

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