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in This Old Boat
Posted July 23
Perhaps you need a new battery back??
in New York Fishing Reports - Lake Ontario (South Shore)
Posted April 10
You did better than me today. I got shut out today in 70 FOW. Yesterday I got 6 in 70 FOW. All spoons.
Posted August 12, 2020
I'm heading out of Olcott tomorrow morning and could use any info also!!
Did you choose inside or deep??? If deep, how far did you go??
Posted July 7, 2020
Thanks for the update!!! I am heading out early tomorrow morning. I have had poor luck lately so I hope your info helps me out!!!!
Posted June 27, 2020
I use 10# weights and do not have to increase my gain at all. Factory settings SHOULD take that into consideration. Now, if your speed is 2.7 or higher you may way to increase the gain or adjust your transducer angle. Your weight and probe may be almost outside the angle of the transducer???
My probe was brand new last year and the battery connections were not PERFECT. Just saying....there should be zero movement once you snap those batteries in. Mine were not perfect and I lost signal all the time.
I have had the exact problem. 1st thing I did was replace the batteries. This appeared to fix the problem. When I noticed that it was still sending intermittent signals I looked closer at the battery pack to find that all 4 batteries were not snapped into place correctly. They APPEARED to be in place. But if I pushed on the batteries they were not snapped in correctly. In order to correct this I wrapped all 4 batteries with electric tape TIGHTLY. Haven't had a problem since.
If this is not the problem, call the manufacturer and they will walk you through re-setting the gain back to factory settings.
Posted June 18, 2020
I worked same area, same presentation until about 9:30 am. 2 nice kings. Riggers set at 60-65 and divers about 40' down. One king caught on each. Looks like I missed the hot time of 10 am.
Posted June 16, 2020
I was out from 7-10am today. Got 4 kings. 250 fow was my hot spot. 40-50' down. Spoon bite.
Posted June 15, 2020
Thank you for the post. Seems like nobody has been posting lately.
Posted June 4, 2020
I tried 60-230 FOW today in front of Olcott. Nothing. People talking on the radio had same report.
Posted September 22, 2019
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!!
Posted August 13, 2019
Ok. Thanks for the update!!
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.
Posted May 27, 2019
How deep did you go to hit the temp you wanted?
Posted May 17, 2019
Great info!! Thank you for posting. I hope to get out tomorrow morning.
Posted June 30, 2018
Awesome. Thank you!!
Posted June 29, 2018
Do you feel comfortable telling what your HOT spoon was?
Posted April 25, 2018
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.
Posted April 23, 2018
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.
in Open Lake Discussion
Posted January 8, 2018
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.
Posted October 11, 2017
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!!
Posted October 10, 2017
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.
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.
Posted September 20, 2017
Courtesy goes a long way. Great to hear a good story!!