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  1. We were only able to get out about 3 days each week, forgot to mention that the two bigger browns came on inside rigger 6' down, 65 back on Michigan Stinger small mixed vegetable stinger
  2. Four old farts spent last two weeks at Fair Haven State Park, best cottage (#42) in the park, right up from boat launch at top of hill. First week caught one small brown. Second week, thank goodness for Coho's. They were in close ,brown trout water, nothing real big but help keep the skunk out. Was starting to have doubts about the brown trout fishery when on the last day ( Thurs ), we ended up with two nice browns, one male and one huge female. Scaled at 11 1/2, and 16 1/2 . The female had some eggs in her but not a lot, looked like the skien was pretty much emptied. Also had a lot of fat in the belly area which was unusual. I imagine it had spawned recently, last fall or spring I would guess in one of the tribs. Some of the cohos we caught were on smaller size, thinking maybe 1 - 1 1/2 old and all had eggs in them.
  3. Why does the level have to be one extreme or the other, is it that hard to manage a normal level?
  4. cheeseyrider

    Sold / Closed Boat for sale

    Man that sounds like a deal, I'll give you $9 k for it unless someone outbids me. Looks like a restored Thompson
  5. Video still worked,thanks for sharing , where/when on LO does it freeze like that
  6. What I do down the chute is attached a large pike ball flouresent orange or chartreuse where braided meets the copper . When we hook up on dipseys or down riggers I let line out on copper so it is far back, then real it in where it was after fish is landed. Of course thats the only copper I have out at the time.
  7. Nice looking first mate, got to luv them goldens
  8. Look on the bright side, at least it happened pulling in to drive way and not on the highway, which could be disastrous. Been there done that.
  9. Seems to be an Advertisement
  10. Apparently Fair Haven is open just closed to overnight camping thru 4/30/20
  11. NY State Parks Closed? Just received a telephone message from NY park reservation system cancelling our week long cabin reservation for Fair Haven Beach State Park last week of April. Never thought they would do this since we virtually don't come into contact with many people other than to buy a license and register at the park. I would consider going west to Oak Orchard but not sure boat ramps would be open especially the state/county run ramp, not sure either about Black North side ramp which I believe is county owned and operated.
  12. Also female Kings we caught were loaded with eggs, didn't know process started this early. Kings we caught seemed to be 3 yr olds, all of our fish had empty stomachs also.
  13. Congrats on nice catch, spent last week there with Thurs as best day, fished Fair Haven over 30 yrs and never experienced that many kings in spring. We ran little deeper 20-40' with riggers deeper. So question is were we late for browns or is class of fish just not there. Didn't see many boats fishing in real close either 20' or deeper.
  14. Here now. Water level at state launch about 1 ft lower than concrete Fish report caught more Kings than browns
  15. I have to agree price is about right, both my self and brother had transoms and restoration work done on 1990 Thompson 210's recently that cost $6 k each by Samson Marine in Red Creek. We will never get full amount of that back maybe half if lucky so get the survey for sure to be sure, split the cost with owner
  16. I have two not using, just checked they are 13lbs
  17. Way to go in spite, of bad report re lake flipping , I like the boat name too, good to see younger generation involved. Maybe the captain the is camera man?
  18. Swas in the forum . His method was to cast net live bait, supposedly it is done on a certain section of river, up river donaw your post and thought maybe you would be willing to share some info/advice to a fellow fisherman. Have been fighting Big O since late 80"s only fished Hudson twice , out of Kingston, gentlemen I met at Fair Haven 15 yours ago during spring brown trip who is from the area came on my boat and showed what he does which is troll big lipped Bombers near the bottom mostly along 20' water hugging shoreline. Anyway I saw one charter captain from our area was doing Charters up there, thats why I 't know where, considering a charter to reduce learning curve, couple of retired fisherman lucking for fun. By the way just came back from a week at Fair Haven, have a 210 Thompson rag top. Best at Fair Haven was 29'Atlantic, 9'8" brown. Read you post and live reports often . What are your thoughts?
  19. Just got back from FH, up all week, west was best and warmer 48", caught fish all week except Thurs went east and had clear water, only one 17" rainbow, not a steelhead, let it go of course. 9'8" brown and 29" Atlantic was best, only average about 4-5 per outing. Old black and purple evil eyes with white on back took bigger fish, orange and green fire tiger took a few . We didn't kill em but were satisfied. Hadn't fished here in ten years since we moved to Oak Orchard. Will be back annually.
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