Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by JJBat150

  1. These are a good entry-level trolling rod. Switched to a different brand, and these are taking up room collecting dust. Would like to see someone else get some use out of them. Have a total of 4 rods, all lightly used from the kayak. Prefer face to face rather then trying to ship - Canandaigua / Ontario county area
  2. @wherearethey You have a PM sitting in your inbox.
  3. Hessney auction house has their spring sportsman's auction going on - it ends tomorrow. A bunch of barrels in the auction, looking to see if they have 20 gauge rifled listed.
  4. I stopped going to Canadice and Hemlock last summer because of the chit show. I trailer the kayak and my usual 3-5 minute process of pulling down into the boat launch to load or unload turning into a 35 minute ordeal waiting for the granola crunching cidiots to get out of the way after they blocked me in.... Found a quieter place a few lakes east that was easy access to some really productive deep water. I laughed about the pontoon boat when I saw it - but the little 9 HP motor did make it move along pretty good....
  5. They haven't stocked Landlocks for a number of years - I think last stocking was like 2000/ 2003 time frame. Heard that's one of the options being discussed. Browns in Canadice are a challenge to catch. I've seen pictures of some real tanks taken there, but I've only caught smaller ones that based on their size were stocked that year or possibly the previous year.
  6. For your reading pleasure. For those of you who regularly fish these lakes, I would suggest you partake in the program - the more data collected, the better management practices can be developed for each lake. Link to DEC page with more info. https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27875.html Hem-Can 2020 Report.pdf
  7. My Hobie Outback. Generally troll for trout / salmonids. Been trying for Perch on Canandaigua lake the past week, but they haven't been too cooperative... Also have an old town camden 120 kayak that I used before upgrading to the Hobie. I've jigged up a lot of lake trout from this thing; the pic is from a few years ago when Keuka was flooded.
  8. Another good site. Windfinder - Wind map, wind forecast & weather reports
  9. A few places I've done business with http://www.trollingflies.com/jay-fair-trolling-flies-1 https://rangeleyflyshop.com/ https://rangeleyflyshop.com/collections/types?q=Tandem%20Trolling%20Streamers Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Just remember that it's still early in the season - cold water is all around. I'd highly recommend a dry suit until it warms up some more. Remember the 120 degree rule when it come to cold water immersion... water temp + air temp less then 120, then thermal protection should be used. The Cold Facts on the ‘120-Degree Rule’ | Waterway Guide News Update I generally wear a dry suit until the water temps are 55-60; get some weird looks from the "Citidiots" in their recreational kayaks, but at least I know I'm protected. I've had a few experiences with cold water immersion in the past, and have seen the bad effects it can have. Want to make sure I'm around for my wife and kids in the future.
  11. On the road, so I'll keep it short. Search the site, lots of good posts about kayak fishing. Here's a post where i describe my set-up. https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/index.php?/topic/89553-Kayak-Trolling-Help#entry651832 Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Picking though some unused gear, I came up with this hair-brained idea. The rod is a 34" HT Blue ice heavy action with an older Penn 209 level-wind. It's short enough that I think I can manage detaching leaders without leaning too far if I've got fish on. Gonna load it up with 50Lb braided line with dropper loops every 10-15 foot instead of bead chains so I don't have to use roller guides. Figuring I can use hardware like duo-locks, swivels, weight that I already have, so no purchases necessary, Convince me it won't work....
  13. Thinking about heading up there the next week or so. You staying inside the bay or getting out into the lake ?
  14. The dlx anger is a single-layer hull, so you can mount the transducer right in the hull and shoot through it - you would loose water temperature reading if the 'ducer has that option. I have a different old towne kayak - it's got open cell foam sandwiched between 2 layers of polyethylene, so I had to hang the 'dcuer off the aft end with a RAM Mount RAM Track Ball Transducer Mount. Looking to see if I can find a picture of that set-up.
  15. Give the guy credit - At lease he was being considerate and drilling his own holes. If he had just started fishing existing ones, image the complains about how Googans don't know the rules.
  16. @Pete Collin - Nice video. I like that you have the camera looking at the fly vice from your point of view. So many videos are looking at the fly vice from across the desk and when the narrator says "my left hand", it's actually their right hand.... Confusing for simple minded folks like myself
  17. Some of my sources for trolling flies. http://www.trollingflies.com/flyselections https://rangeleyflyshop.com/collections/types?q=Tandem%20Trolling%20Streamers I've tried tying my own based on some of the patterns at Rangeley. A few turned out pretty ugly, but still caught fish. Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Not my video - but still entertaining. Bald Eagle Snatches Kayaker's Trout! - YouTube
  19. Never hunted with dogs. Is it normal that they circle around to where things started ? Or do they just run in a straight line to get away from the dogs ? Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. In The End... All You Really Have Is Memories (fultonhistory.com) Link to Post Standard story on the crash
  21. Besides gas pockets, watch out for the bubblers around the marine and private docks. Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Got a B-square saddle mount on a 12 gauge 870 - been on there for over 25 seasons of throwing slugs downrange. Never had any issues with it moving / loosening up. Can't speak about if it mar up the receiver - I've never removed it from the gun as it's a dedicated slug gun.
  23. Sorry for coming to the kayak trolling party late. I spend a lot of time trolling the finger lakes in kayak. Started out years ago with couple of paddle-only yaks, and eventually upgraded to a Hobie peddle drive so here's my $.02 One of the biggest challenges you'll have is getting the right depth depending on what species you're targeting and what time of year it is; rather than try to cover all that, I'd suggest searching the site - based on people's reports, you can get a pretty good idea of what depth you'll need to be at and what lures / colors are producing action. I can pretty much cover any part of the water column from the surface down to 160-180 ft depending on how I'm rigged for the day. Starting from the surface working down, here's my set-ups: For flat lining, I run either mono or braid, and add split shots for added weight. I have rods with 4 & 5 colors of 15 Lb. Sufix Performance Lead Core with 20-30 Ft of a Fluro top shot. With this set-up I get approximately 7 ft of depth per color, and can use a deeper diving lure to get additional depth. Torpedo divers attached with OR-16 snap weight clips to braid (with Fluro leader). Full disclosure, I've donated a few of them to the lake bottom, because they are easy to lose when trying to disconnect. Down rigger - run either a 2 or 4 lb. ball with 150 Lb. braid line. Can get down to 180 ft with the 4 lb., but do get enough blow back that I can't see the ball on sonar. I can run 2 rods off the down rigger, with 1 release attached to the ball and 2nd on the rigger cable attached with a OR-16 snap weight clip. Have a rod with 10 colors of lead and a shorter 7 ft leader. In the earlier days, ran a 3-way swivel with different weights and lures to get down there. Have tried a variety of dipsy divers / slide divers / jet divers, but never really got consistency with the depth they run, so don't use them anymore. A few quick pointers: Lead core in a kayak takes patience - it's slow deploying until the first color or so are out and it gets enough drag to pull itself off the rod - keeping the rod pointed straight back also helps. Running multiple lines helps to vary your presentation and (hopefully) get more fish. It can be a challenge to keep from getting tangled up when hooked up. I try to keep the yak moving forward instead of stopping to land the fish. I also only use trolling reels for trolling- When I got into kayaking, I was running 40-year-old Penn Peerless 9's that I used as a kid with my father & grandfather. I've since upgraded to mostly line counters, but still use a couple of the Penn’s from time to time. Spinning reels are used for jigging or casting. I run a lot of 40+ year old Spoons from my grandfather. Sutton, Pine Valley & Miller are some of the brands I still have. Have a bunch of different stick baits – Berkley / Rapala / Kabooms / all shapes sizes and colors. Can't say that any one specific lure is a 100% catch-all, so I switch things up if not getting hits. One of the advantages with the yak is that if you find a spot holding fish or bait pods with fish under them, it's pretty easy to get turned around and keep running through them . Like others said – vertical jigging is a blast in a yak. Lots of you tube videos on kayak fishing. Lots of us have posted in this site about kayak fishing - use the search function to find the posts. PM if you have other questions.
  24. https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/topic/68269-canadice-action/?do=findComment&comment=506453 Try this link instead.
  • Create New...