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Everything posted by jpiatkowski

  1. Fished inside 40 FOW this morning with J-Plugs and Rapala's. Nothing. Switched over to spoons and got 1 Steelhead 30 down in 40 fow on the diver. Still very slow. Glad I had great company with me!!
  2. Does anyone know how far from shore the fog extends this morning? I'm courageous enough to pass through it but not courageous enough to stay in it and fish. I've heard those tanker horns a little too close before.
  3. How deep did you go to hit the temp you wanted?
  4. Great info!! Thank you for posting. I hope to get out tomorrow morning.
  5. Well, the weather man wasn't quite accurate. Sigh. My buddy and I left Olcott harbor and headed east. We fished 9-12 FOW all the way just past Keg Creek. We used spoons and Rapalas. The only thing we got was wet. Once we turned around and headed west we caught a nice, big brown on a firetiger Rapala and later a small, pretty steelhead on a hammered Cleo. The water cleared up a bit since the weekend.
  6. I went out of Olcott on Sunday as well. 3 hours. I got nothing but some nice sunshine. And a nice afternoon with my sister. Spoons. Rapalas. Nothing. I spoke with one person who got 1. I wonder why the water was so muddy? Muddy on shore. Muddy all the way as far as I fished. That went out to 60 FOW.
  7. I do not live near Oneida, but I would tend to think that Oneida wouldn't bee TOO bad since the water level can be somewhat controlled by the Erie Canal that runs through it. Any thoughts??
  8. So I went out to 450 fow. Got our 1st King on a home-painted Bloody Nose before we had all our lines set. Unfortunately, we only got one more King. But boy was it beautiful out there!!
  9. I tried 120-300 fow on Saturday and barely marked anything once I got past 200'. And not a single hit. Looks like I might start at 500+ today if conditions allow.
  10. Olcott offshore or staging Kings? I'm planning a trip to Olcott this afternoon and was just wondering if anyone was still going out to 350+ fow? I am more interested in catching (and releasing) shiny salmon than staging kings. But....I will go where the fish are. Just hoping for a good report offshore. Any thoughts??
  11. Courtesy goes a long way. Great to hear a good story!!
  12. I have to wait for the waves to settle down a bit. Waves 1' or less is ideal. We'll see when that is in the forecast.
  13. iPilot controls the boat steering with GPS. I was on a straight course with the wind partially at my back. Most boats heading due north. This boat turned due east on a collision course. He changed course. I then had to turn west to avoid him. Any semi-skilled fisherman can hook, fight, and land a fish solo.
  14. OLCOTT 8/2 MORNING Went right out to 400'. No fooling around. 60' down temp was 46. Perfect. trolled north and as soon as I hit 440 fow it was on. Conditions were rough for me on my 16' boat fishing solo today. Winds and chop were an issue. Landed 7 between 440-480 fow in about 2.5 hours of actual fishing time. Not one single hit on a spoon today. Nothing over 18 lbs. Great day for me. The bonus was landing a king right in front of a charter boat hat had cut me off. That makes 3 times in a row that I let paying customers on a charter boat watch me pull in a nice king as their captain cut me off.
  15. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DOWN TEMP AT OLCOTT?? i have my best luck at 46-47 degree water. Today I went 50-55 degrees because there was so much bait there.
  16. I saw bait high this morning, so I fished 50-55 degree water mostly. 50-55' down. That's warm water for me. Boated 4. Lost 2. 2 knock-offs. My best fish was as I trolled back to port. 100 fow at 9:30am.
  17. And I'm guessing the fleas are good today. Ice cold water drives them out, right?
  18. The lake had DEFINITELY flipped. 46 degrees on the surface EVERYWHERE inside 300 fow. The lake has just recovered quickly.
  19. Tuesday morning was not as good. Then I heard there was an earthquake early Tuesday morning. Plus a full moon all night.
  20. The "Big Red Barn" is about 3 miles west of Olcott. That is just a guess. It is a landmark that can be seen from the water. If you are out in a boat, from east to west, you will see the Somerset smoke stack, the microwave tower, Olcott water tower, then the big red barn.
  21. Netting is tough, but getting the fish back in the water quickly is usually the toughest aspect. I don't plan to keep any fish, so I REALLY try to release the fish as quickly as possible. I hate it when the hook(s) get buried in there. Decreases the chance of survival.
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