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  1. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: Natasha 2 ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): June 6, 2011 Time on Water: 6:30pm - 8:30 pm Weather/Temp: Sunset - 60F Wind Speed/Direction: calm, Waves: glassy Surface Temp: 55 - 57F Location: west of Hughes LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 3 Total Boated: 3 Species Breakdown: Browns Hot Lure: Stingers in green Trolling Speed: 2.4 to 2.6 Down Speed: NA Boat Depth: 10 to 15 FOW Lure Depth: 1 to 2 ft; 1/4 ounce keels ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== Got out for a quick troll with the wife last evening, and she boated her first Lake Ontario trout - two nice browns in the 3 to 7 lb range, including a pretty male that was still fairly dark and had a pronounced kype. I hit the biggest fish on the return troll back - took a Stinger Freezer Burn and pushed the scale at 11 lbs - fat and happy. Not bad for a quick evening trip.
  2. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: Natasha 2 ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): 5/31 PM Time on Water: 6:30 pm to dusk Weather/Temp: clear and 50s Wind Speed/Direction: light east Waves: calm Surface Temp: 55 to 58 Location: East out of Pultneyville LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 3 Total Boated:2 Species Breakdown: Browns Hot Lure: M. Stiner - Freezer Burn Trolling Speed: 2.3 Down Speed: NA Boat Depth: 10 to 20 fow Lure Depth: surface on inline planers ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== Was tied up all weekend, and between the fog in the mornings didn't get the chance to get out until Monday evening - 2 hours before dusk. Was the only boat on the water and kept it simple with a slow troll to the east. Picked at them with a fish every 30 minutes - the first was a cookie-cutter brown, losted the second on the runoff, but the third fish hit like a bus, stripped 80 feet of line and leaped like a steelie. Third was the biggest at 8lbs. All released for another day.
  3. Thanks everyone for your quick and insightful posts - exactly the kind of information I was looking for! Greatly appreciated - since I'm looking at outfitting the boat with riggers, but had considered only getting one rigger and getting some dipsey set-ups to offer some options. I just finished reading Keating and Porter's first book on trolling for Great Lake Salmon and Trout, and have started Keating on Kings - read the chapter last night on setting up/fishing from a small boat, and it mirrors most of your answers. Hopefully, I'll be chiming in on the reports section as the season progresses - and will keep everyone updated on my learning curve progress. Holy Mackeral - yeah, I'm just around the corner from you in Pultneyville. Give me a shout on the VHF - Boat's name is Natasha 2. Have been having some good luck with the browns both west toward Webster and also out your way. Last saturday in the fog - picked up some browns shallow on your doorsteps and also my first boat caught steelhead out deeper. If the weather lays down, should be out Friday night and both Saturday and Sunday - the stain is back in the water, which will hopefully pick the shallow bite back up. Sweetwater T
  4. I've recently relocated to the ROC area (from 20 years fishing the salt) and have spent most of my time pursuing salmon and trout on the tribs with a fly rod (the past 6 years). However, last year we relocated from the Finger Lakes to Williamson, NY and I've got my 21 foot CC at a slip close to our house. I've had a blast this spring with the shallow brown trout fishery, and also scored some surface coho and steelhead out in 100 fow. However, as the weather and lake temperatures warm, I'll need to target fish deeper in the water column. I'm not currently set up for fishing deep and most of the info I've read has been focused on running 4 to 8 line spreads to cover the most productive water zones - but that also requires several anglers on the boat. However, I primarily fish alone and I'm wondering what is the normal set up for running only two rods? Two dipseys, a dipsey and downrigger, two downriggers only, lead core flatlined or off planners, etc.. Obviously if I have a few friends out - the more rods and water I'll be able to cover. Just interested in what the rest of you all do when running shorthanded? Since I'm rigging the boat from the ground up for trolling, I wanted to start with the basics, but still be able to get into fish during the summer. I plan on adding to the set-up as the budget and need permits. Thanks - and so far, LOU has been a wealth of information which has set me on the right track this spring. Sweetwater T
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