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  1. 23 hours ago, Fishstix said:

    I hope this picture comes out.This is what the green water looks like. Does not seem to effect fishing at all.

    Ive seen it in years past also.


    Love Arima boats. Wish they would start selling them around here.


    Back to the issue....I hope there is nothing harmful in this algae since we'll have kids swimming there next week when we rent a cottage. I know there are some harmful ones out there and I guess there is no way to tell the difference  between harmful and not harmful ones just by looking..

  2. Went out solo and set up about 6:30pm in 100ft of water with a stiff north-east wind. Since there was a good chop decided to go aggressive with my presentation and put two dipsy rods out with flasher and fly, one set at 2, 175 out and the other at 2, 150 feet. That rod gets hit hard and the fish takes 400 feet off my rod. I could tell this was going to be my biggest salmon ever. Slowly brought him in and when I got him near the boat he just wouldn't come up to the surface. Had a hell of a time getting him in the net. Netting a fish solo is always an adventure and I should have shortened up the leader between the dipsy and flasher before sending it out. This is my third year fishing Lake O and I hadn't been able to get a fish over 20lbs so that was my goal this year. Weighed in at 22lbs.


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  3. For a vary reasonable price you can either go through your car insurance company or though Boatus to get towing on the water. I had to use it last year when i was out with the family on Ontario. Absolutely worth the price, even if you don't use it just for peace of mind. They came quick and expertly towed me in astern right to the launch ramp. I can't really think of a good reason not to have it. This way you won't be ruining someone else's fishing trip by having to be towed in, or worse, someone getting injured.I think the only drawback is they can't come out and get you on every lake.

  4. Launched from west side of Braddocks around 6:30am finishing around 9:30. Marked a lot of bait and fish and had a bite almost immediately, probably a brown or lake trout, but lost him. Fished mainly in about 80feet.Ended up 5 for 7- all kings and all on FF either on downrigger or dipsy rods. Took my wife's friend's husband out for second time fishing. Got skunked at Canandaigua fishing for perch so really didn't want to go 0 for 2. Had a Father's Day party at his house with lots of kids!


  5. 13 minutes ago, horsehunter said:

    Was told at the marina yesterday that they have purchased some sort of probe that they can walk the docks every morning and determine if any boats are leaking any stray current.

    Which marina was that?

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  6. 11 hours ago, lrg355 said:

    There are usually a single or more anodes mounted on the out drive or outboard motor transom bracket that will be under water even when the motor or drive itself is trimmed fully and out of the water and much as possible. If you buy a full magnesium kit they will be included.

    Sent from my SM-J737V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

    Thank you for the info.

  7. 10 hours ago, horsehunter said:

    So is the anode on the motor also protection for the boat? Can't say I've ever seen an anode on the boat. should I be leaving my lower unit in the water I've always tipped my motors so they didn't grow fur.

    I also wondered about this. Aren't you inviting zebra muscles by keeping the motor in the water?

  8. 12 hours ago, lrg355 said:

    It seems not much people know that zinc anodes are not of much value in fresh water. They are recommended for salt water. Aluminum anodes are a bit better in fresh water but are recommended for brackish water. Magnesium anodes are best for fresh water issues. They are available for most out drives and outboards.

    Sent from my SM-J737V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

    I've read this also. Can you get them some place around Rochester or do you have to order online?

  9. I am toying with the idea of buying another bigger boat and keeping it at a marina. I've always had aluminum boats but am concerned that if I leave an aluminum boat at a marina that stray current from other boats/docks could affect my boat. Does anybody keep an aluminum boat at a marina? Should this be something I concern myself with?

    Thanks for any feedback.

  10. My 2 cents. I bought one a few years ago. As some have mentioned I think it is more important for inexperienced trollers and people who don't get out much as it will help one understand the layers of water temps, but also how fast underwater currents can be. One trip last year it was as calm as could be but the underwater currents were incredible and my downrigger cables crossed. This is especially true here on Lake O because so much water is coming in via NFR and leaving by way of SLS. As garrymny said, I've also caught most of my salmon when not marking fish. A FH is a tool and can serve as a starting point. You'll at least know if you are fishing in 70 degree or 50 degree water and what speed your bait is running. If those two things are ok and you aren't catching fish, you can start to look at other factors or experiment with the temp and speed.

  11. Fished out of Braddock Bay today solo. Got to the lake about 6am and started setting up 2 dipsy rods with flies on them. Went to set up a rigger with spoon and the port dipsy fires. Fought with him for 15 minutes then the second dipsy rod fires. The first salmon gets tangled in the second dipsy rod and when I finally get him netted there is a mess of tangled wire lines. The second salmon got off but good way to start the morning. Took about 45 minutes to untangle and retie some leaders. By this time the fleet of boats were making their way out deeper so I set up out in about 190 feet. Ended up getting a small king on the rigger. Started to go back shallower since not seeing anything on my depth finder. Then rigger goes off and the drag starts to scream. Feels like a pretty good one. So as I'm fighting this one my starboard dipsy goes off- double again! Got the rigger salmon all the way to the boat but sloppy netting on my part, missed the fish but caught the treble in the net. Bye bye salmon. Guessing it was 18lbs or so.Grabbed the dipsy rod- salmon still there! Able to bring him to the net. Went 3-5 with two doubles. First time I've ever had a double when salmon fishing solo let alone twice in one outing!

    Got back to the dock and drove my trailer next to the ramp. Waiting for a guy ahead of me looking to launch. Paid his $4 and the bar went up, backed his boat to the water, unhooked everything and then threw a wad of rope tied to the bow, then onto the dock without tying it to anything. Backs up the boat into the water and away goes the boat as the wad of rope starts to follow. Guy jumps out of his truck to grab the line before it hits the water and does so. Unfortunately for him he left the truck in reverse and the truck is going deeper and deeper into the water. He quickly jumps back in his truck and was able to drive it out of the water just before water could enter his cab- probably with about a half second to spare before his truck would have joined his boat. By this time I had jumped out of my car and grabbed his boat. Turns out it was his first time launching a boat. Told him it will get easier with practice. Glad it didn't end in a disaster for him and a reminder we've all done some stupid things with out boats.

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  12. My family and friends are renting a cottage on Cayuga in August. Whenever I've rented cottages before I've been able to park the trailer at the cottage but won't be able to this time. I plan on launching the boat at Long Point State Park. Anyone know if it would be a problem to leave the trailer at the park for the week? I think Don's marina is just south of the cottage so that might be another alternative. Thanks.

  13. My first reaction is LL. Mouth looks small and as someone mentioned jaw does not appear to go behind eye and tail to me looks a little forked and caudal area looks smaller than on a brown. But as Les mentioned it could be angle of picture. I think this is why NFL referees can't get calls right even with instant replay! Everybody sees things differently.

  14. Humminbird support was not helpful in telling me what I had to download- the HumminbirdPC download. Leave it to my wife to figure it, which she did and I was able to download the specific update for my unit. I hope to try it out on Sunday to see if it helps my unit stay connected to the bottom. Seems like its mostly Humminbird units that lose the bottom.

  15. On 9/16/2018 at 5:40 PM, Fishstix said:

    A couple Cayuga rainbows. Had another nice one out of Owasco but no picture so I put on a boat picture.

    The picture I wish I had was the one that hit from 100 ft down that came up and jumped probably 4ft out of the water with a mag diver and paddle in his mouth. I have been fighting technology ,Just recently I used the Camera in my phone figured out how to download onto the computer. Im not going to text EVER.  Next year going to take more pictures I hope .

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    Love the Arima boats. Where did you buy it?

  16. Probably is. But having trouble figuring out "You must have previously installed HumminbirdPC to your laptop"


    What is a "Humminbird AS PC3? Somehow I have to "attach the power cable to the new 8 AA batteries on the AS PC3"


    No idea  what they're talking about. Hope support can clear this up. Are all depthfinders like this now? We have to keep updating them? I can see for GPS and mapping but just to find the bottom and hold on to it?



  17. Anybody else have this problem? Happens in deep water- the reading will go from 233ft to 1ft, to 5ft, etc. Seems to happen mostly when the bottom is changing depth fairly quickly (was on Cayuga yesterday). This is the second Humminbird I've had do this. Ready to switch to different brand. I've changed and tried numerous settings- 83hz from 200 etc. I didn't install either of the transducers on the two different boats I've had. My current one was installed by the place I bought the boat.. My current model is Helix 5. Had it for about 3 years. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as this is very frustrating.

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