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  1. Time to call Kim Stricker from "Hook and Look" Seriously though, I hope Justin is right. I am thinking about Hemlock.
  2. Salmon fisherman smile because it was a "good hook - good hook" and "Indahead" And Serious Bass fisherman are just that - way too serious.
  3. My suggestion is to not post skinny water on the internet. Good luck finding fish with all the lurkers in what amounts to about a couple hundred yards of fishable water. Cause and effect:: if you talk about it this year it probably won't be there next year. Start stream fishing in October (typically). Stop when season closes. Start again April first. Good luck.
  4. Lots of food in the woods around me. I don't think hunting over a known food source will produce well this year. going to take some luck and a good plan.
  5. I have a rod holder on the back and I leave a 4 inch curly tail on a lightly weighted drop shot about 3ft up. It is only behind the boat about 5- 10 yds and I fish with another rod and just let that thing follow along. I usually get my biggest bass that way. I tie on those easy spinner drop shot offset hooks and the bass hit so hard they hook themselves. This lets me effectively fish to the side with another rod. It is usually about the drift and I use different socks to get it right. I love when the natural wind is just light and a good sun behind my back and I can maintain my line - usually around 15ft but you have to modify this to go where the fish are. Natural colors only! No metrosexual bubblegum pinks. I have another rod holder and have tried other presentations simultaneously - this one works. I wouldn't mind hearing some others. Justin brings up some good points about the natural look. I think a lot of times when the fish are not as active you actually have to be determined to cover less water and cover it better - meaning much slower. Put the cranks and spinners away and use a two rod method. Go super light on weighting your soft swim bait or worm and use 2 rods. Throw one out and let it sit and then throw the other one out and let it set. Bring in the first one twitching it but allowing to stay near the bottom. When it comes in cast it back out and let it sit pick up the 2nd rod and repeat. This of course assumes that there are fish in this area but if you are confident going lighter will produce if you can stay patient. But like anything there are caviats. This won't work if there is a strong reaction bite and you might as well go faster. You will know because they will be hitting the bait on the fall. Stacey King once said that every bait will produce somewhere and not somewhere else. That pretty much means that presentations are under that same umbrella. I take a duffle bag full of soft plastics. and that is less than half of what I really have at home. Gotta search and I go to the tackle shops and see what colors are missing from the shelves and that tells me which color is hot this year. I love using this method because I hate what happens with the other hook points digging into the fish with cranks. I could yammer on this for ever. Get out there and try something. I have been stuck at home this year in the middle of moving my family so I appreciate all of the pics/stories when you guys share them.
  6. I hope this goes to the rare sightings and not to full blown status. Eyes are hard enough to dial in.
  7. Pretty fish.
  8. Seneca

    This happens more than you would think. BTW-They only fine people who pay taxes. Infrastructure is important. I hope congress gets it done.
  9. I second that - very nice! I will have to look you up the next Canton trip. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Keuka

    I think in 5-10 years everyone is going to be talking about perch fishing in Keuka. I am already seeing changes in the balance between alewives and perch. Last years class was so intense that smallies were inside even in the depth hot summers when they use to be suspended over deep water. They aren't puking up alewives but baby perch when you catch them. I don't do lakers so I only have what I hear and I haven't heard a lot of positive things but I believe if people kept the smaller ones instead of the bigger ones it may be beneficial to the overall balance. As far as perch fishing goes. should be able to get 6 in perch all day with a few 10s mixed and the occasional 12.
  11. Say no to finger lakes sushi! Haha. That trout doesn't look like it has VHS. Reminds me of that virus that affects some walleye in the river. Harmless.
  12. I hope it is not that muscle dissolving parasite they found in Minnesota. Seems to be candidate fish for an autopsy.
  13. Back of the tail gate. Look for a willing dumpster or find a place away from the houses to feed the coons and fox. Don,t dump in a pile and they won't smell as bad. I know some dump in the water but that really isn't a preferred method up here. Good of luck fishing.
  14. If you put worms on the bottom you will get a nice mix of panfish and gobies - I would stay south of the bridge. Use size 4 or smaller. Drop shot with a double loop knot might be easiest for the kids. good luck. I think catchn and not getting is most important for kids. If you fish all day and get one nice fish it is not as rewarding as constant catching of garbage fish all day.
  15. Another place to go perch fishing...