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John Kelley

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  1. Hey Pap, I will be out here for a couple years, working on a large project near Albany. Fishing with my friend Ed this weekend out of the Oak, for more Browns!
  2. Mexico Bay browns 4-1 My good friends Ken Miller, Bill Perks and I left Ken's house in Preble @ just after 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning, towing his 21' Wellcraft to Mexico Point boat launch. We got everything loaded and launched the boat by around 6:45, and made a short run West, toward the powerplant, and set up in about 10' of water. We ran 2 inline boards per side, 2 downriggers, and a chute rod. Went 9 for 9 on browns and was off the lake by noon. Best colors were black and silver spoons, and black and gold stickbaits. We were fishing fairly clear water, from 10'-18'. Mostly cookie cutter 3-5 pound fish, with one nice 10 pounder. Water temps we had were 37.2-37.8 F. Effective speeds were 2.2 to 2.4 MPH SOG on sonar. All fish were stuffed with 2-3" Gobies. Drag files here to attach, or choose files... Insert other media Uploaded Images Bill and Browns in SS Miller.jpg 60 kb · Done r.
  3. Those sound like Captain Bill Saiffe tactics, right there!
  4. Oh, they can take down perch way over the 10" size, Tom. I have seen them gobbling down 12"-14" fish on the prairie lakes. If NY state can get a bounty system going on them, I think the rest of the states would follow, and help to curb these fish massacring bastards!!! The quota would be a minimum amount each boat has to kill before fishing. I think we need to turn to drastic methods to stop these birds from wiping out more fish stocks!!
  5. Cormorants need to have an old fashioned bounty of say $10/bird, and each angler should have a quota of 4 birds to shoot before he can put a line in the water on each fishing trip. I have seen those birds wipe out walleye and perch populations in lakes in the Dakotas. This government ought to be about the best chance we have at getting something like this started!
  6. 1) Moonshine Carbon 14 2) Moonshine Bad Toad 3) Moonshine RV Pox
  7. Thanks Skipper, heading there tomorrow, to check it out!!
  8. Nice job. Looks like the Oak might be a good bet this Saturday, as well. Warm temps and low wind should get those browns a feeding!!
  9. Going to try Arnold Lake near Cooperstown this weekend Hey guys, just wondering if anybody has been ice fishing here, with any luck. I think I might give this lake a try either Saturday or Sunday. Looks pretty deep for a small lake. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  10. Kings get a little bigger on Lake O than Lake Michigan. I have done very well on the Moonshine Carbon 14 and Bad Toad magnums sized spoon for kings out of Oak Orchard. Meat rigs on 400 copper have also treated me very well!! Spin doctors in Mt dew chrome, if it is bright out, white with green dots or 2 face spinnies when dark or overcast. The bar is fun in the spring, but is overloaded with lakers, too!! Good luck!
  11. Me too, and the Agitators, they seem to add some extra flash and attraction.
  12. Try those Moonshine flies with the big willow leaf spinner blade this time of year, too. Anything to add more flash to aggravate them into striking. Those fall fish always seem like they have way more fight in them, too!! Ed Ball and I did really well a few years back with bright glow 8" paddles and meat rigs off the shallow riggers, too. Good luck
  13. Yeah Moonshine spoons just plain work, no matter the model, I think! Some work better shallower, and some work better deeper, and in different light levels. Carbon 14 is my go to dark water and deep water spoon.
  14. Right, sometimes that sunset bite is hard to beat. Had several triples and double right as the sun goes down!! Glad those spoons worked for you! Just passing on some winning information that was once passed on to me, several years ago, by Captain Carl Bish.
  15. Get yourself a couple of Moonshine Carbon 14 spoons, and drop those to where you see the marks. You will catch fish!
  16. If I were you I would try the Oak instead of Oswego. Looks like it has been pretty hot lately!
  17. If I were you, I would listen to Captain Czarnecki. While it may be no trouble to someone who runs plenty of copper all of the time and is experienced at it, I think you would be safer to just run one per side. One bad tangle with the copper, and you will see what I mean. Good luck whichever way you choose.
  18. I think they are just regular Browns, but they sure eat well around Sheboygan!!
  19. Nice King, but another couple of beasts were caught out of the port of Sheboygan, WI, last week. They were two monster brown trout of 29.65 and 35.72 pounds. I have pics of the 35 pounder. Lake Ontario has bigger salmon but Lake Michigan has the largest Browns in the world!! Check this slob out!
  20. Thank you, sir, we worked hard for them, but caught plenty in the end!
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