John Kelley

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About John Kelley

  • Birthday 05/29/1968

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  • Location
    Madison, SD
  • Interests
    Fishing, hunting, golf
  • Home Port
    "The Oak"
  1. The boat ramp was fine by the Black North. Found my Kings from 110' to 120' depths, East of the ladders, 80'-90' down on the riggers with 11" UV two face paddles and meat rigs. Could not get a spoon to fire, except on a steelhead and a coho. Thanks.
  2. It was in great shape last weekend.
  3. Thanks you, sir.
  4. How was the boat ramp? I am going either there or Olcott next weekend, depending on ramp conditions at the Oak. Thanks.
  5. Olcott, Newfane Marina Rocks!! I just cannot say enough good things about the Newfane Marina in Olcott. I have never been to a Marina that is handled so well. I arrived on Friday evening, and knowing I would probably be leaving in the mornings, before there was anyone in the office, I decided to pay for Friday-Sunday boat launching all at once. There was a nice price drop to $18 for 3 days @ a pop! The second thing I loved is how they cater to the fishermen, with placing pallets with plywood over the sunken sections of dock, so the fishermen can get to the floating dock without getting wet. Then there is the Ice, gas, and coffee right there at the ramp in the morning. How convenient is that?? Then, as if all of that were not good enough, when I came back in Friday night, well after pitch black, I motor into a boat ramp that is lit up like a high school football field on a Friday night. Amazing, I could actually see what I was doing while I loaded my boat, for a change. Just when I thought I could not love a marina more, I finally used the restroom there on Sunday afternoon, right before leaving, and noticed that not only is the place kept clean, it is also air conditioned!! Finally, there is a fish cleaning station right there. What more does a guy need???? My new very favorite boat ramp/marina on Lake Ontario, make that on all of the Great Lakes, by far and away!!!!! I wish every marina would take notes from these people!!
  6. Olcott, 6-16-17 evening, Got out there at about 5:00 all set up in about 150' just west of Olcott. First thing I noticed was all the fish and bait I was seeing were in the top 40' of water. Ran an 11" paddle with meat a spinny/fly with diver, and a spoon out there on a 10 color. Caught 2 16 pound Kings on the 2 face spinny and Stud fly, and one 12 pound king on the meat rig. spinnies were back 90', and meat rig was down 40'. Also missed a good rip on a spinny 90' back. 3 for 4, so not too bad. Fished from 250' to 90' of depth. saw fish spread out everywhere, but moving shallower toward evening. Thanks
  7. 400 copper has always been good to me, with spoons and meat rigs.
  8. Cool Battlehammer, and I will do the same if I get them, too.
  9. I will be out tomorrow afternoon, as well as all day Saturday, and Sunday morning. Hopeful to find some salmon.
  10. Nicely done. Way to go on your "crew"!!
  11. It will create well defined mud lines spewing out of the river mouths, and spreading into the lake whichever direction the current and the winds take it. You want to look for the green water, where the chocolate milk looking water mixes with the clear water. It will also send warmer river water into the lake and create temperature breaks. The ideal situation is to find green water that is a couple degrees warmer than the surrounding water, and BINGO!!! I would run bright lures in the green water, and natural colors in any clear water.
  12. X2, without a doubt!