Iron Duke

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About Iron Duke

  • Birthday 06/02/1977

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  • Location
    Elmira , NY
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    Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Snowmobiling, SnowBoarding
  1. Lmao Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  3. Yes we caught what we thought was a king a young king at that looked exactly like one black gums and all DEC emailed us twice and both times they could not say it wasn't or they would not confirm it was still a mystery today LOL Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Awesome job John!! Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. It is but have one person coming Monday evening to look at it.. Will let you know if it is at that point.. Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. http://www.blackdogadventuresfishing.com Or http://shorthookcharter.com Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Thanks Bobby. . You guys also had a great box of fish awesome job to you guys as well.. Keep up the great work your moving up fast gonna be a good race to the end Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Thanks guys !! I have fished Seneca since I was 5 and I have seen the many ups and downs this lake has gone thru but I'm truly worried this time, don't get me wrong there are still fish to be caught but the #s of fish that were there are not there now.. I honestly have no answer.. Is it chemicals from the vineyards? Has the lake been overfished? Is there so much bait that the fish are not struggling to forage or is it a combination of all ?? Only time will tell and hopefully this is just another lake cycle and the lake will rebound healthier than ever.. Here's hoping.. Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Saturday 7-15-17 We fished the 333 box tournament launching out of Sampson.. We ran South towards Lodi and got into a bunch of floating debris and a lot of weeds so turned around and started a troll coming back North on the east side. We ran 2 cores 2 coppers 2 riggers 2 divers and one spoon diver.. we definitely struggled right from the start not marking a lot of fish or bait trolled almost all the way back to Sampson before we even had a strike and that was a sub legal salmon that was returned to the waters. At this point we decided to possibly try our luck out in the middle and then possibly over to the west side after a bit of searching we found some fish but getting some size was impossible... The whole day was a struggle for us not marking a lot of fish not catching a lot of fish cleaning weeds and fleas constantly... These are the days that my father always told me about Seneca does not give up her Goods all the time sometimes you really have to work and work hard we did but to no prevail.. We ended up with three very small fish to weigh in and we were surprised to see that everyone was struggling also but there was also a few really nice boxes of fish including grumpy cats (Butch) and Canandaigua Trollers (Bretts) boxes,and also Nicks big laker he weighed in for the 333 tournament very impressive boxes for the fishing conditions guys way to go!! I think we ended up finishing fifth out of about 12 - 15 boats... just want to tell Nick Overacker (reel stories) thanks for putting on these tournaments that he Joe and Butch are running.. Awesome job guys.. Sunday 7-16-17 We launched at Sampson again fishing the FLTA tournament..We ran 3 cores 3 coppers 2 riggers 2 rig rods 2 divers. We had located some fish late Saturday afternoon but could not get them to go so the plan was to go right back to those fish bright and early hoping they were active.. Right off the bat we got into some salmon rainbows and Browns worked that area for quite a while continually upgrading our box until we thought we had our decent silver fish. We then Troll North to a spot that has treated me extremely well over the last few years for lakers.. We did not Mark a lot of fish but we did however pick one up almost every pass we made after we figured out what they wanted.. I personally ran a whole tackle box of stuff down to those fish trying to figure out what would excite them and the only thing I found was the Iron Duke Aqua UV fly, that fly took every single lake trout that we caught Sunday... We caught 17 fish in total and had a decent five Fish Box on our way to weigh in and we're figuring probably a bunch of teams got into some decent fish in the South End of the lake after seeing some decent reports from earlier in the week but as we found out it seemed that everyone struggled down there.. We were able to pull a second place finish out and jumped up to the points lead.. Congratulations to Mike Rollo on his win.. Can't say enough about my team they work so hard constantly switching gear constantly cleaning weeds and fleas so the we always having our best presentation in the water and I can't emphasis enough how important that is in conditions like that if you're not willing to work you're not going to catch a lot of fish... Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Back in the day there was a Italian gentleman in our fishing club that use to make Lake Trout lasagna I know it doesn't sound great but don't knock it til you try it.. He would use a traditional recipe but instead of noodles he put layers of lake trout filets down instead.. I know he soaked the filets in milk overnight first.. It took me a few times he made it to try it but I have to say it was definitely delicious and was thinking about try to make it the other day... Sorry for stealing your thread but would be a good one to try... Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Just make sure you pull the Albright's really tight and then trim your tag ends on both sides and you should have no problems at all.. Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Definitely looks a lot better than what I had lol Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Every core, copper and leaders I run are Albrighted together not one swivel just snaps at the end of the leaders Mike Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Amen to that... Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Nothing just a preference...We are sharing our preferences. . Nothing wrong with what your doing .. if it ain't broke don't fix it Sent from my SM-N910V using Lake Ontario United mobile app