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About bfarrow

  • Birthday March 22

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  1. Back in the power outage of '17 I got two of these to heat my house and they have become my favorite outdoor patio items! I recommend this to anyone! I love mine! I have two and no place to store three. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. I typically use the fluoro for winter steelhead fishing. The reel has 15 # power pro braid and I can cast it a mile. I have 10 mono on other reels...but man I like the setup I have. I am just amazed that the Fluoro is snapping like that. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Buffalo trace Jim Beam and Woodford are nice...but I'm a Makers Mark and Genny Light guy when it comes to attracting fish. I find the combo is deadly! Cigars are tough to keep on a hook - but with practice comes perfection, so I keep trying. Blue and silver and green and silver cleos have been hot for me, but 6lb fluorocarbon p-line leaders have been less resilient. I've now lost two cleos simply casting and I didn't even see/feel a knick in the line. Any suggestions for alternatives? I'm making a Hudson River Striped bass trip this weekend with co-workers and a friend from Boston. Tips are appreciated! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. Makers Mark really attracts fish... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. A Bourbon, cigar and a few casts later - bingo. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Long Pond Question Out of curiosity...does anyone know how big a boat can get under the bridge at Long Pond in Greece, NY? I've looked for an answer to this but can't find one. Just wondering.... Thanks in advance!
  7. A blue and silver Cleo Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. To sum it up - I feel like I just caught a unicorn. I have lived on Irondequoit Bay since 2006 and I have heard people telling stories of browns in the bay...but I'm going to be honest I thought they were the things of legend that we fisherman are known to tell stories of (insert lie.). I KNOW they are in the creek - but the idea of pulling one from shore seemed IMPOSSIBLE. Too much water and why would they be near me. It was like casting to a bathtub. I have been all over today for our opening day of trout season. I thought about the Powder Mill derby but it was packed and the water was milky chocolate brown. I drove to Webster (boat isn't in yet) and hit the pier - but it was all chocolate milk brown. I was not to be stopped so I went to the Irondequoit Pier and threw things in the water for three hours without a single hit, strike - look - sniff- nibble...nada. As I left a gentleman told me he had a brown he caught - and said the bay was good for them right now (YEAH RIGHT! I thought.). My wife was at the gym so I thought I would screw around on the docks and see if I could catch any perch. I brought my trout rig too...but just for something to do. My wife even told me that we fisherman were known fabricators as she went to the gym and I was heading home for the Dock and the guy who "caught the brown" at the pier was fibbing...she even laughed! I had to admit...I was on her side. I believe in miracles now. This is probably my most unanticipated and most interesting catch I have had. This was a tank too! I'm still in shock. I was in Key West a week ago and hooked into a nurse shark and a 250-300 pound hammerhead - which was awesome and I have the bruises to prove it! - but this was even more amazing. I feel like I just saw Big Foot! I apologize to all those who have told me otherwise in the were right- I was wrong. I'm a proud believer in the trout of Irondequoit Bay now. This is a happy day and that is NO April Fool! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. No power trim or tilt on kicker. Honda 9.9 long shaft 4 stroke.
  10. Kicker Bracket I have a new (to me) boat and I am looking to attach a 9.9 4stroke Honda Kicker to the back of it. I'm looking for recommendations for kicker brackets, including electronic ones people know of. Any suggestions?
  11. Heading out shortly from I-Bay. Good luck out there!
  12. Leaving from IBay soon - any luck yet? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. So the boat I'm getting is new to me but is an older boat that currently has never spent more than a few hours in the water at any one time. There was one prior owner who was a machinist who took the boat to Keuka lake usually, dropped it in, took it back out and then washed and waxed the bottom a few times in a pole barn where the boat was always kept. Needless to say, the bottom of the boat is bright white and no issues. I live on the lovely brown waters of Irondequoit Bay and dock the boat here. My prior boat had a soft paint on it that was a mess every two years to repaint and I was a DIY first timer and i did a...."Ok" job at best. Where I live is a boating community - most people seem to NOT bottom paint but then everyone gets nervous talking about it and it is causing me to lose sleep. HA! Do I paint or don't I? I would like to put the boat in ASAP and use it the year. Having it painted now is NOT popular in my mind, but I want to protect what I bought too and not cause a bigger problem later. Do most people paint the hull? If yes, why - if no, why not? And if painting is so important - why do manufacturers NOT paint the bottom when they sell the boat? Thanks for the input!
  14. I'm on Irondequoit Bay. I'm getting a new (to me) boat and need to add a kicker mount to the boat along with an autopilot. I'm looking to have this done by a shop locally. Can anyone make any recommendations?
  15. Bay fishing picked up when I bought a Kayak! LOL! I picked up a great Jackson Kilroy and found that a Gulp minnow on a black jig head with a slight wind is a great way to "troll" the bay. Sheepshead, bass and associated panfish love that sucker. As for the Lake - we have had a few good days but those were a ways back. I'm planning to log a lot of time out there this weekend, but I'm not hearing positive reports from the guys I know living here on the Bay. Many "slow" reports. I also haven't been having a lot of success the last two nights, with only a few rockbass to show for my kayak floating adventures. A walleye would be nice...and some pike... Weather permitting though this weekend I will seek out some silver action on the lake. How are things going for you?