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JJBat150

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  1. PM sent Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Regarding homemade trailers - I've registered 2 trailers as homemade. 1st time - Had the trailer weighted empty on a certified scale, and presented most of the receipts (axle, tires, steel frame materials, etc.) to the DMV for their review approval. They didn't care about what was purchased, only that the sales tax was paid on materials I used. Quick and easy process and was out the door ~ 20 minutes. 2nd time - Same process, same DMV office, a few less receipts - Got into a disagreement with the DMV clerk because she didn't feel I had enough receipts to justify the trailer's existence. I ended up leaving that DMV office, went to another DMV office in a neighboring county with the same paperwork and was out the door again ~ 20 minutes. IMHO it's not about what materials you used to build the trailer, it's about NYS getting the biggest cut of sales tax they can. From the DMV website - https://dmv.ny.gov/registration/sales-tax-information
  3. I trailer my kayaks and went thia used jet ski trailer route. Found mine on Craigslist for $200, then bought crossbar brackets drom malone trailer. I'll post some pictures when I can pull them off the home computer. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Wonder what spoon pattern would be best ? [emoji1] [emoji1] http://www.the-leader.com/news/20171104/drone-lost-during-filming-on-keuka-lake Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Pretry much sums it up - how many TV shows or internet videos show 20 seconds of sitting & calling to lure in a trophy buck, or 2 casts to catch a monster bass or trout ? I'm 46 years old - to me, hunting & fishing isn't necessarily about the end result, it's about the time spent in nature away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Something I'm trying to teach my 2 daughters. 3 year age difference (19 & 16), but what a difference in the two and their ability to deal with the whole "instant gratification" of today's society. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Is there any natural spawning that happens in the little covers of the Bay or Vought creek ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. PM sent Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Buddy and I spent about 3-4 hours out of turtle cove yesterday on the yaks. Lots of jumpers all around. No salmon hook-ups - caught and released quite a few large mouth bass. Surface temp was 66 & air was at least 72 - made for an enjoyable time on the water - and was able to even out the suntan on my toes.
  9. Any suggestions on where would be the best place to launch a kayak to target them in the bay ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. I'll take the 10 color. Private message on the way. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Something that I've wondered about ever since the DEC went to the new licensing format years ago.... If I buy a sportsman license, why can't they print a single pane "fishing tag" like they do for all other carcass tags ? You could then carry that as your license. This is what I carry as proof of license, but the old traditional part of me has concerns that I'm carrying my receipt and not my license. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Thinking about hitting with the kayak - hows the current ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Weave - any updates ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Looking at Navionics webapp - I think this is what you're looking for. Think I maybe checking it out in the future also.
  20. 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
  21. Looks loke the experiment was a sucess. [emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. I'll take 'em. Shipping to 14424. PM on the way Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. 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
  24. Good job and welcome to the kayak klub. [emoji3] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. 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
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