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  1. guff

    Keuka What happen to this guy?

    See eagles and Osprey on Keuka quite often these days.
  2. Lot of concern over the last couple of years relative to the sawbelly population on Keuka. Good news on that front Tuesday. Only managed one laker jigging that day but the one I got had 7 good sized saw bellies inside in him. Was fishing at the Branchport end.
  3. guff

    Seneca dead fish

    Will be interesting to see the results from the DEC 2017 Seneca Lake fish diaries. I sent mine in a couple weeks ago. I for one cut way down on my trips to Seneca because of the decrease in the lake trout catch.
  4. guff

    Keuka Jigging 12/2

    Think time of year is important. Have had good results in the same area in December in past years.
  5. guff

    Keuka Jigging 12/2

    Had similar results jigging at the Branchport end. Lots and lots of lakers showing up on both the east and west sides.
  6. guff

    Keuka FLTA 9/24

    Along with the hard winters, a major flood hit Keuka in mid May, 2014. It turned the lake to chocolate brown, especially the shallower areas where the sawbellies spawn. Several heavy rain events occurred after that which kept the lake from clearing up. I remember thinking to myself at the time that the super muddy water would have to affect the fishing somehow. Possibly the combination of two hard winters and super dirty water at spawning time was a knock out punch for the sawbellies?? Who knows?
  7. guff

    Seneca noob

    Really anywhere north of Roys in 90-120 fow has worked for me jigging lakers in the past. Probably south also but I launch at the north end. Look for laker marks on your ff below 60 feet. but note that 75% of lakers are right on the bottom and you do not see them until you drop your jig down to them. If you google "The Cayuga Fisher" you will find a tutorial on jigging done by Hermit on this site. Also I buy all my jigs (super sharp) and paddletails from him. Good luck.
  8. guff

    Seneca noob

    Jigging is a blast. Cast a 1 oz (sharp) jig with Chartreuse Lunker City Shaker downwind while you drift. Watch your ff. As a laker comes off the bottom, start reeling just before he gets to your jig and hold on.
  9. guff

    Seneca lake new marina

    At the Chamber site, even a porti potty would be nice. I switched to the state park. They have facilities open most of the time. Us old guys need that.
  10. I marinate my lakers in Lemon Garlicious marinade (State Fair) I get at Tops and charcoal grill within 2-3 days after catching. Have had a lot of people say "Man, that is some good fish". Think it is key to put them on ice right after catching them.
  11. guff

    Used scaffolding?

    Just looking for metal frames. Will make a floor myself.
  12. guff

    Used scaffolding?

    Used scaffolding? The White Pine I have my favorite tree stand in broke off this spring and took out my stand (glad I was not in it). Have shot at a pile of deer from that location so I want to replace it. Thus am looking for some used scaffolding. Any thoughts where i might get some in the Finger Lakes area?. New stuff is pretty pricey.
  13. guff

    Maple Syrup on grilled lake trout

    I grill my Finger Lakes lakers after marinating them in Lemon Garlicious marinade I buy at Tops. I have yet to hear anyone say they did not like them and some say they taste great. I put them on ice in a cooler as soon as I catch them and gut them before I leave the lake. I try to eat them within two to three days after i catch them. If I freeze them I eat them within 3 weeks. Just my experience.
  14. guff

    Beautiful evening on Keuka

    Had same results yesterday but used black jig with green paddletail.
  15. Keuka meeting According to the Keuka Lake Association web site there will be a DEC meeting at Keuka College at 6:30 on June 12 concerning the Keuka Lake fishery. Alewife die off and fisheries health will be discussed. Should be interesting.