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  1. Yes, last weekend people were getting on the ice at the college, but security was chasing them off saying that access via college property is not allowed. Students also told to not access the ice via college property. Cars parked in the area had paperwork on the windshield, didn't get info on what it said.
  2. How much snow is on the ice there ?
  3. Either month is good. Thermocline will be set-up nice by July, so they'll be under it by mid-day. I have found lakers early morning in 30 FOW and higher - to the point that they chase all the way to the yak. Obviously, Sheldrake & T-Falls will be a bit crazy July 4th weekend, but if you get off the water mid-morning, you'll be OK.
  4. Hobie Kayaker here - Look at my previous post regarding the finger lakes. Sheldrake and T-Falls on the west side are good for kayaks and jigging laker - the Finger Lakes have prevailing winds out of the west - so keep that in mind when looking at the forecast. For Sheldrake, Reel Doc is spot on about parking - room for 20-25 vehicles. During the off-season or weekdays it's pretty wide open, I'll even leave the SUV & trailer right on the beach when I'm the only one there. Hemlock and Canadice lakes are small boat lakes (under 10 HP) and no development, so very scenic. Issue with those 2 lakes are the cidiot kayakers that show up on the weekends and plug up the launches. Both lakes have a healthy laker populations, but there's a lot of smelt in the lake, so they're well fed and not always willing to bite.
  5. @muski141 Cool update from the DEC. I know they were re-evaluating the stocking program for Canadice and Hemlock, maybe that fish will help persuade them... Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. I pull streamer flies from the kayak spring and fall - Here's a few things I've learned. Run them anywhere from 150-200 ft back - I run braid line with 30-50 ft of fluor top shot / leader Small split shots for depth; usually 3 - 3.5 ft above the fly In the past I've tried using a section of 1 color of lead core, or sinking fly line, but found the KISS method to be best Hook sizes depends on manufacturer of the flies; If I tie my own, use a #4 or #6 (my finished products are ugly, but still catch fish) Haven't noticed a difference in hook-up rates on a tandem compared to a single hook. A tandem does give you a larger presentation, however. Smelt patterns work well, so do orange / red combinations http://www.trollingflies.com/flyselections https://rangeleyflyshop.com/collections/types?q=Tandem%20Trolling%20Streamers https://flyshack.com I've used "wiggle disc" to add action - never used a flasher / spin doctor Here's some discussion on another thread ... https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/topic/90468-flasher-and-fly-on-finger-lakes/
  7. Walleye - definitely walleye
  8. 24" LLS and tank brookie... I've heard and seen of LLS still being taken from the lake, never heard of a brook trout being taken. Have seen articles that say there is still a limited population, but it didn't say if they were ever stocked or are naturally self-sustaining.
  9. Reels are $ 50 each Priority Mail 2-Day™ Medium Flat Rate Box would be $16.10
  10. 2 reels available - $45 each. Brand new, never fished still in box. These are right hand retrieve with dual mode trigger drop. Normally $65, I purchased these, and then found out that I can't run the trigger drop with my left hand, so I purchased left hand retrieve model. Will ship on your dime or meet-up Ontario County area. Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Sounds like a few members are able to help out - good to see the comradery amongst our community of members. Last week I was at Doc's tackle shop in Honeoye - they had a decent supply of 100 pack primers and Triple-7 pellets on the shelf if you're looking to stock up. 8960 Main St Honeoye, NY 14471 (585) 229-2277
  12. A good video on torpedo divers from a yak... IMHO in your case, stick with using clips, rather than the redi-rig set up. I've been using the Redi-Rig aet up for years, and found out it works alot better in a peddle yak because you need forward momentum to keep things from getting tangled up. In the video he's using church clips, I use OR-16 clips. Either style will work - but be warned you will loose a torpedo or two, usually it happens when connecting or disconnecting the weight, not durning trolling or when fighting a fish. I have different sized divers, and try to avoid the heavy ones unless I need to get deep - they do put a good bend in the rod, and the lure action isn't transfered back to the rod tip. [/url] Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I have a Hobie mirage drive and spend a lot of time on various finger lakes targeting trout / Salmonids, you can search my posts for more info on how I'm rigged and my experiences. Don't see a fish finder in your pictures - definitely at a disadvantage if you don't have one. Even a cheap portable unit with the 'ducer hanging over the side will give you a better understanding of what's down below you. Search for "kayak" in the forums - lots of posts and info out there. Here's a good post with some good info. https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/topic/89553-kayak-trolling-help/?tab=comments#comment-651832
  14. 65` @ 64 feet !?!?!? Wow - Lake still thinks it's summertime.
  15. One thing to remember - this is sentencing from his conviction in June... not another case of being caught. Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. I'm guessing someone is a John Deere fan based on the color ?. Cool set-up
  17. T-Falls this AM. Watch the bridge [emoji846] Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. "ONLY IN A JEEP"... Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Canadice lakers can humble you pretty quickly; there are days I can have non-stop action, and there are other I'll go 3-4 hours without a single hit. Can't say if any one time or location is best on that lake, but it's small enough to move around to find bait balls and marks. I bring along a large assortment of jigs and blade baits, and change-up things if until I find what they're interested in. In no particular order,: PK lure flutter spoons PK lure Panic jig Bite booster blade baits Sweedish pimples Kastmaster jigging spoons 1 - 2 oz saltwater jigs And pretty much anything else I can find that's heavy with hooks on it. I fish out of a Hobie kayak. All the Finger Lakes are fishable with the right safety gear and a good mind about you. North \ South winds can make the lakes too rough for a kayak, but if you watch the forecast, you'll be fine. Also found that based on winds, (for example) T-falls is too rough, but Sheldrake or Deans on Cayuga is relatively flat; so don't be afraid to drive around to check different locations. Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Never fished the reservoir before - Any more details ? See that it's only 50 ft deep - does it stratify ?
  21. Gotta love the look of those older True Vaule Tinnys. Sent from my SM-G981U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Interesting reading. Patent Images (uspto.gov)
  23. Lot 4 - are those weights or floats on the release ?
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