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  1. As of last night the Coast Guard station ramp up in Sodus Bay was open but the town was dealing with flooding in many places. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Maybe the municipal ramp down in Oswego? That's about the only ramp I haven't heard anything about. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Thanks Mr. Clean for this thread. I've fished out of Fair Haven for about 25 years now. We don't hear much about Fair haven on here. I check out the thread often. Keep up the great reports! Paige386 and I will be up later this week. See you on the water.
  4. Nice!! We will be up in less than 2 weeks. Looks like the weather is starting to come around.
  5. chinook35 is right. Their are many seals in the entire outdrive I had the same issue 3 years ago. I started replacing parts one at a time with still finding water in the drive. Finally just had to bite the bullet and have the outdrive rebuilt. I was going to try it myself but as chinook35 said their are special tools to do the job. Their are also some tight tolerances that must be followed for reassembly. I like to do as much as I can myself. But in this case I left it for the pros. No more water issues and it runs great. Goo Luck!
  6. thanks sk8man. I have always fished in the spring. Just what I was taught many years ago. I have been reading a lot of posts this year to maybe take a shot at fishing the late summer or fall next year. I appreciate you going the extra mile and explain things in a little more detail so some of novices can learn a few things.
  7. Like SK8man The Bomber long A is my go to lure. Also the Rapala J9's in blue and white seem to work well for me. As for spoon size in the spring I use the stinger size.
  8. Nice to hear a good report from Fair Haven. Going to be up in 2 week. Can't wait. Hope everyone has a good and safe season.
  9. I had the same problem a few years ago. We switched to radial tires and they are wearing much better. also like the other guys said check the bearings.
  10. Sorry to here about Parker. We lost our Cooper, a male black lab about a year ago. Your right, its sad that they are only part of our lives or a short time. They will live on in our hearts forever. Our vet told us a story about the rainbow bridge. Its the place in heaven where our pets go after they pass on. Its a place where they can run and play and do all their favorite things. They are waiting there until its our time to pass on and reunite with them when we cross the rainbow bridge. For now we can remember them and tell all the great stories and times we had with them. We will see our pals again some day in heaven.
  11. Hi troutman87, I want to send you a check to get 2 of your 12 pound torpedo weights. First I wanted to know if you have them and second how much are they and how much is needed for shipping? Thanks
  12. Thanks, I really got the itch to get out there now. This cold and snow has to end soon.
  13. Just refitted my exsisting riggers for bigger weights and mad longer booms.
  14. Is troutman87 still making the torpedo weights? I have not seen anything on them lately. I hear they work well and want to outfit my new riggers with them.
  15. Like Paul, for spring browns my best stick bait is the Rapala J9. My second is the Bomber long A. Even on the slow days these seem to produce form me.
  16. Hi Guy's Headed up to big o from southeastern PA this weekend. What is this weeks weather all the rain and low preasure going to do to the bite this weekend? Any thoughts?
  17. Thanks Brian, I'll give them a call. By the way, I grew up in Lansdale PA and my fishing buddies still live there. See you on the lake.
  18. We rent one of the cabins. You have to rent them online through reserveamerica.com. Only some have heat and ranges for cooking. All have electric and a fridge. No plumbing in the cabins but the rest rooms are kept nice and have showers. Prices and sizes vary. We've been making this trip and staying at the park for over 20 years. For us its a beautiful park and a good deal. To get one of the better cabins with heat you have to make your reservation 9 months in advance of the start date of your trip. The site won't let you make one before that.
  19. Anybody in the Fair haven area have a place or know of a place I can park my boat on the trailer for about 5 days? My buddies and I are from southern PA and will be up the first 2 weekends of May. We stay at Fair Haven Beach state park. I'm trying to avoid towing my boat an extra 500 miles.
  20. Hi Everyone' My buddies and I are from PA. We have been fishing up on the lake for over 20 years now. Only one or two weekends a year. We fish out of Fair Haven Beach state park. It took a lot of years but we finally figured a few things out and we have been doing pretty good the last few years. It's been a long winter and we can't wait to get back up on the lake. We'll be up the first weekend in May. Good fishing to all this year.
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