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JJBat150

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  1. Thinking about hitting with the kayak - hows the current ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Kayak is a Hobie Outback SOT, and the rigger is a Scotty laketroller that mounts into gear head base. It's mounted on the gunnel right next to my right arm, and I can actually rest my arm on top of the reel when fishing, and adjust depth pretty easily. Replaced the wire with 300 ft of braid, and use a 4 lb weight with it - have actually used it as a anchor if it's not too windy. Here's a few pictures of it - the rod for the down rigger goes into the rocket launcher in front of it, and points out to the side of the boat when in use.
  3. Was planning on hitting Canadice at sun up to try flat lining spoons, but instead got off to a late start. Hit the water in the kayak at 8 am with 7 colors pulling a red revolution fishing spoon behind a 4 inch pro troll flasher, and an Iron Duke watermellon fly behind a green pro troll on the down rigger running around 45 - 50 ft down. Weaved in and out from 45 to 65 FOW, with a few marks and bait. Got into a certain area that has holding lakers lately, and keep hitting masive bait pods. First laker came off the 7 colors and measured 19.5" and was released. As I was resetting that line, took a hit off the down rigger, and ended up with another a hair over 22". At this point, I deceided to keep circling around the bait, so I pulled in the lead core to make turning around easier. Made a bunch passes, adjusting depth each time and got a 27.5" laker that took the fly deep and was bleeding bad, so she went on the stringer to ride along. A few more passes ended up with a 4th fish at 18" that was released. Headed back to the boat launch to get in before all the recreation kayaks filled it up Was on the way home by 11. First time fishing with flashers and flies, so still getting things figured out, but seems to be off to a good start - actually the best action I've had on Canadice to date. Huge shout out to Iron duke, ordered flies on Tuesday and they were in the mailbox Thursday. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Just took advantage myself. Sale ending soon if anyone elae is intrested. https://www.fieldsupply.com Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Weave - any updates ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Wondering what effect thia will have on future bow and LL stocking numbers... http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2017/09/dec_confirms_walleyes_have_invaded_are_thriving_in_skaneateles_lake.html#incart_river_index Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Was thinking taking the kayak out there in a few weeks during the fall runs. What are peoples thoughts on if flat linning flutter spoons and stick baits would be effective. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Looking at Navionics webapp - I think this is what you're looking for. Think I maybe checking it out in the future also.
  9. I bought a used jet ski trailer a few years ago and added a storage area and racks with J hooks. Sure beats car topping and it makes storage easier. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Looks loke the experiment was a sucess. [emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I'll take 'em. Shipping to 14424. PM on the way Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. If you're looking to primarily troll, i would suggest you look at Hobie yaks with the mirage peddle drive. It's only good for forward propulsion unless you physically remove and reinsert the unit. They just came out with an updated version this year that has reverse mode, (engaged by pulling a cable) but I'm seeing on different forums there's some issues with them. I've got a few yaks, and use a Hobie Outback for trolling the Finger Lakes. In the right weather I've had it a few miles off shore of Lake O for spring browns and fall salmon. The Hobie pro anglers are wider and heaver (more stability) and are good canidates for electric trolling motors. If you go wirh something that big, you might consider a trailer for it. I usually bring along 2 trolling rods and run them both. I also grab a jigging or spinning rod depending on conditions / mood. In my opinion, the lack of storage isn't that big of a deal, you can still bring alot of gear along. I've got plano 3600 size boxes set-up for different kinds of fishing, and I bring aboard only the ones I need for that trip to save space. Electronics are pretty easy, most manufactures are including provisions for mounting transducers, batteries and fish finders, as well as having some type of cable management system to keep things looking neat and clean. No matter what you deceide on, you're definatly doing the right thing by testing riding different models. Lots of different opinions about sit-in versus sit-on-top, I've got both types and can see advantages and disadvantages to both depending on how you're using them. Other questions, let me know. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Good job and welcome to the kayak klub. [emoji3] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Not necessary walleye specific info - just yak trolling in general. Spend more time of the Finger Lakes then lady O, but here's my $.02 Lead core works well, and It's pretty much idiot proof. Just need to watch for tangles if you"re running 2 lines. I usually run # 40 or # 50 jet divers and use 2 rods to stagger them behind the boat to get 10-25 ft separation in the water column. This year I started playing with a torpedo diver on a church clip. Only ran it one trip so far, and it seemed to get a lot of line twist, so more testing is in order. My yak is peddle drive, so it's easier to keep it moving when I have a fish on - that helps avoid tangles. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Did anyone attend ? Any insight to what the DEC said ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. I have a humminbird 597 and 688 for sale in this post : Either one is available for $250 - that would be the complete unit with all wiring / brackets and transducer.
  17. Anyone been to either lake lately? Looking to see what the surface temps are how the water levels are. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Just curious - with the DEC heath advisories out about chemical contamination of fish, how may of those chemicals are being introduced into your garden, and at what levels.
  19. And fights like a King Salmon. Can't wait to hookup with one from the kayak !! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Freshwater Dolphins have returned to the Finger Lakes - 240 years after they were last seen! http://www.fingerlakes.com/news/finger-lakes-freshwater-dolphin-returns Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. TTT Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Off topic- I like the idea of mounting down riggers on seat pedestals like that. Looks like they're about 2 ft high and you've got 3-4 ft arms on the riggers. Any problems with twisting or movement ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Was down there a few years ago, and was launching the kayak from the yard next to the old power plant. One of the locals stopped by to chat. Thought he was going to give me a hard time for launching there; instead helped me carry the yak down the hill to the lake. Told me I was more then welcome to use the boat launch- its not private, but town managed. Also said as long as I'm respectful of the lawns, there’s now problem parking to the north. Returned the favor by helping him pull a few docks out in the fall. Following those rules, the locals have always been friendly when I've been there. Like Bulletbob said, it definately a launch for smaller boats. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. Stopped in to the shop this AM and picked up the maximum allowed per customer. 6 spoons - 2 hammered, 2 silver\silver and 2 sliver\bronze. 6 spoons @ $33.00 plus tax, so out the door $35.48. Individually wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a small paper bag for the ride home. Chatted for a few minutes, they said yesterday was a bit hectic, with lots of folks walking in and phone orders happening. They did say that they only have 1 phone line and it also runs the credit card machine, so if calling in an order, don't get frustrated if you get a busy signal. Also, they will ship, didn't ask the cost, but my guess is it would be very reasonable. Didn't say who was doing the plating, just said it was being done locally - Overall the plating seems to be high quality, and highly reflective. All spoons with soldered rings and treble hooks (not sure if singles hooks are an option). I'll try to post picks of the spoons later if I get a chance. For those of you able to make the drive, I would highly suggest it; the character and ambiance of the store is the same today as it was 30 years ago when I was a teenager.
  25. From the Sutton Spoon Company's Facebook page ... Beginning November 1st, the Sutton 44 will be available for retail sale. Limit of 6 per customer. All sales are at the store or phone order only. We cannot take orders over e-mail or Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/197631597312755/
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