John Kelley

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About John Kelley

  • Birthday 05/29/1968

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Madison, SD
  • Interests
    Fishing, hunting, golf
  • Home Port
    "The Oak"
  1. Howdy PAP, maybe we can get out together next spring or summer. I will still be fishing salmon and trout for the next 3 weekends @ the Oak, and then switching to walleyes out of Otsego Lake and Minekill reservoir through October and November.
  2. Thanks Les, glad to be back here! Love the Oak.
  3. I will second that statement. I just bought one a couple of weeks back, and am wishing I would have bought one a couple of years ago. Browns are almost easy now! Great investment!
  4. Saturday evening I started working west of the wall for browns, in 16-18 fow, because the surface temp was 62 F. I caught a good brown right out of the chute, and proceeded to get bit between the pumphouse and the wall. I think Trout Man or Paul Czarnecki were working the west breakwall pretty hard as well. I missed one king, that straightened the hooks on my little Moonshine walleye spoon, and landed one of about 15 pounds, in 16 fow. I was using those Big Jon mini divers like dipsies, and little spoons, back 80 and 90 feet, and pulling a standard stingray on 3 colors down the chute. Every rod took fish. Sunday the word was out, and it was a melee in shallow, especially with the sailboat race going on inside. I think the kings are starting to stage at the wall, though. Thanks.
  5. Caught some kings last Saturday and sunday in 15-20 fow while fishing for browns. I would say the wall is starting to get good.
  6. 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.
  7. It was in great shape last weekend.
  8. Thanks you, sir.
  9. How was the boat ramp? I am going either there or Olcott next weekend, depending on ramp conditions at the Oak. Thanks.
  10. 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!!
  11. 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
  12. 400 copper has always been good to me, with spoons and meat rigs.
  13. Cool Battlehammer, and I will do the same if I get them, too.