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JJBat150

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  1. Looking to hit either Canadice or Hemlock this weekend with the kayak and was planning on trolling floating rapalas to target browns. Because of the lack for rain or significant run-off, wondering if I'd be better off targeting lakers.. Can anyone offer up suggestions? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Rig looks good. Here's mine; I usually fish the finger lakes. Will try to get better pics of my transducer mount; it actually hangs off the stern. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Stopped by the pier this AM to check-up on the boathouse.... Ice has broken up pretty good, but has moved north and pretty much plugged up the North end again. Not sure about South end - assumption would be that the winds from the south opened it up.
  4. Been almost 25-30 years since I was on the pond in a canoe. Looking to hit it with the kayak, looking for some general tips if anyone willing to share. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. WTF! that's just plain sad. All the more reason to visit the shop and support Fishy
  6. Nice fish... smile says it all.
  7. Came off the ice at 2 PM. Open water around the docks, but still enough ice to get out. 8 inches of ice over 170 FOW but the quality is dropping. Unless we get some nights below freezing, it's gonna end very soon. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. I'm no expert at jigging lakers... I'm still learning things everytime I go out to harass them. I generally jig either Candaice (90 FOW) and Keuka (180 FOW) both open water from kayak or on the ice. For my ice fishing rigs, I'm running 12 lb Fireline, with a 5-10 ft. fluoro leader attached. The leader is attached with with either a uni or albright knot; I have a snap swivel on the end to attach the jigs / spoon. - some people suggest a swivel to attach the leaders,but I like the knot better. Running a longer leader like that is nice because I know when the fish is close to the ice when the knot comes through the last eyelet on the rod. It will also feed through the line guide on the reel, so you're not stuck hand-lining in the last few feet of line to bring the fish onto the ice. I use 1 oz or 1.5 oz jigs and spoons, and in 180 FOW you can feel the jig tap bottom with no issue, any strike is the same thing... I can actually hold the rod perfectly still and watch the tip twitch when they hit it; no stretch at all in the line. Yesterday the kids were in the heated shanty, and I was on the open ice for a couple of hours, and I didn't have issues with icing running a low profile baitcaster. There was a little bit ice being scrapped off the line by the line guide, but nothing was freezing up, or preventing the jig from free falling. I also have a few reels set-up with either 10 or 15 lb powerpro with the same leader set-up... If I use them on the ice, it's in the shanty with the heat on.
  9. JJBat150

    Keuka

    Still trying to get down there and look at the ice... From the Esperanza Mansion weatherbug camera, it looks like someone's testing the ice.
  10. Rochester news was saying that there is a "strong potential" for lady O to freeze this year. Said the last time was in the 1930's. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. JJBat150

    Keuka

    I was gonna try and run down to the state park and take a look see this afternoon. If the weather stays in this pattern, I would guess that we could be fishing there saturday. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Just got in from Canadice. A good 8 inches of ice in laker waters. Some snow on the ice, but a pretty easy drag out. Lost 1 at the hole, but iced 3; all were released to fight another fight. Would be quiet for awhile, and then it would turn to this, with multiple chasers. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Think he's talking about this. http://www.fleetfarm.com/ Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. And the suckers... can't forget them. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. As far as the battery goes, I've been running Sealed lead acid (SLA's) in the kayak and on ice, but recently got a couple 12V Li-ion battery packs and mounted them into a old Plano storage box and a pelican case that I had laying around. The batteries themselves run anywhere from $25-$50 on ebay / amazon. You can get them from 4500 mAh (4.5 amps hours) up to 13 amp/hours Little bit of work to get them set-up the way I did, but if you've not concerned about water proof or getting too fancy, you could just hook up directly to the battery. Trying not to hijack the thread.... Here's a thread on ice shanty regarding the sled... I built it based on one my grandfather build 40 years ago that I grew-up ice fishing with. (grandpa's is in the background of my earlier picture of the ducer set-up). http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=295083.0 Sometimes old school is the best way
  16. I used a couple of pieces of 3 - quarter inch PVC pipe I had laying about to make this cross bar to mount the transducer to. Drilled a few holes in it, so it's adjustable to get the 'ducer below the bottom of the ice. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. I currently have a 597CI that I move around from Boat to Kayak to a Portable unit for ice fishing and run the Navtronics maps card in it. (Both the kayak and boat have transducer & power cabling permanently installed). I stumbled upon an opportunity to purchase a used 597CI with ~1000 hours usage on it, but is damaged and won't read the SD Card - all other functions seem OK. I Contacted Humminbird support, and they gave me a flat rate of $255 for repair. So.... $200 to purchase unit $245 for flat rate repair. $445 for a "factory fresh" unit. The dilemma : For around the same price, I can purchase a new 688CI HD that would use the same transducer and mounting base as the 597, so I could move that around as necessary, and not have to change anything. - I realize that if I got the down imaging model, the transducers aren't interchangeable but honestly not too interested in that option. Looking at the specs of the 2 units, the only real difference I see is that 597 has a higher screen resolution (640X640) then the 688 (480X640). I'm sure the 688 has a faster processer, so there maybe a bit of performance gain. Looking to see if anyone has hands-on experience with the 688 series compared to the 597 series ? Anyone have experience with Humminbird's repair service for an issue like this ?
  18. Just sent the "contact us" link an email explaining that I can't access the site, and wanted to know if I could receive discounted price at a later date. I'm also going to keep trying to get one purchased. Looking at the NYS Parks facebook page, lots of issues and complaints out there.....
  19. Go-Pro's are so 2013.... Need to get one of these http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-2-vision
  20. Local Paper has some pictures of the barge crew pulling the fisherman and his catch out of the water. http://www.mpnnow.com/article/20141111/NEWS/141119914/1020/SPORTS
  21. Been a few months since I was Last ob Canadice; hit it tonight on a family kayaking trip and was surprised how low the water level was. Also noticed what looked like zebra muscles in some shallow areas; anyone else noticed them yet ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Craze weather... I'm just Southeast of Hopewell Center and only rain. Friends in Flint & Geneva got hail this AM
  23. Stopped by this afternoon. Launch is closed and boating advisory in effect for entire lake. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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