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JJBat150

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  1. That's why I upgraded last fall to a Hobie mirage drive (pedal power) yak. Not that I don't mind having arms looking like Popeye.... The new ride on Hemlock lake last year http://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/index.php?/topic/54661-New-yak
  2. Grew up with a Brittany as a house pet - no hunting. He would chase a ball all day long, and point to any birds & critters in the yard as part of his natural instincts. One problem we had has that he suffered from low blood sugar and would suffer diabetics seizures if he played too much. We would be able to bring him out of the seizure with Kayro corn syrup rubbed on his inner cheeks. Not 100% certain, but I though I was told at one time that seizures like that are known issue for the Brittany breed.
  3. Trolling rods are sold. Spinning rods still available.
  4. 2 Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods Model: WLDR 862MR (8' 6", M, 2 pc.) **SOLD** 2 Daiwa Wilderness Trolling Rods Model: WLDR 802MR (8’, M, 2 pc.) **SOLD** All rods have very little use and have been stored inside. I originally bought them thinking that I would be setting up the boat for trolling. Instead, I ended up using the kayak for trolling, and these rods are too heavy for trolling from the yak. Also have 2 slightly used Daiwa G802MFS 8’ 2 Piece spinning rods – they were originally sold as a Daiwa D-Wave Saltwater Spinning Combos. These are a hand-me-down from a buddy’s failed attempt at pier fishing rigs. I’m keeping the reels, but letting the rods go. Asking $10 each rod plus shipping. If interested in face to face, I’m from Canandaigua and would be willing to meet up within reasonable driving distance. Would be interested to trade the trolling rods for comparable trolling / casting rods in L to M action. Can send pictures if interested.
  5. Took advantage of end of season sale a few weeks ago and picked up a new 2015 Hobie Outback SOT with the mirage pedal drive. Last 2 weekends were spent in shallow water getting used to the yak and figuring out exactly how I wanted it rigged. Thursday was my maiden fishing voyage on northern end of Hemlock lake. Ran into a problem with power to the fishfinder, so I was flying blind; but I couldn't pass up the awesome weather. Although I couldn't get an exact reading from my phone GPS, figured my speed was anywhere from 1.5 - 3 mph. Was pulling a smaller Pine Valley spoon on a diver about 25 ft deep and a floating rap about 120 ft behind me. Ended up with 3 small mouths off the spoon. Overall, a good experience, the mirage drive made a huge difference compared to traditional paddling. Can't wait to get more time in on this yak. Not giving up my sit-in yak, but can see where each one can be used for different situations. Did I mention the scenery was spectacular? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Still trying to get dialed in on rainbows from the kayak... Had a hook up Sunday morning and it almost immediately started jumping, so I was thinking I finally got dialed in. Turned out to be a smallie about the same size. Thinking of hitting Candice/Hemlock this evening with the wife and enjoy the (almost) full moon... no fishing just enjoying the moment.
  7. Alot of times I bottom bounce a cowbell / peanut rig a foot above a 1 lb weight and am able to keep my speed any where between 1 -2.5 mph on the fish finder GPS, so I'm thinking the big-tuff would be about the same resistance. I've actually been having pretty good luck with this sliding weight made by Anger Innovation, but it does get a bit awkward in the yak when I've got it setup with heavier weights when landing a fish. I'm basically looking for something lighter / smaller that will still get me deeper then 4 color depth with about the same amount of line out. I just picked up a 1 oz Off Shore Tackle tadpole weight, and was going to try it out this weekend.
  8. How hard do the big-tuff jet divers pull ? Thinking of trying one from the kayak. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. That boat is frigging awesome. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Have a feeling that with all the chatter, the south end of Hemlock ' s gonna be busy this weekend. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I have an Ice Master adaptor on an older Dewalt 18 volt drill. Use either 8 inch eskimo or 6 inch strike master augers. No secondary handle on it, just hold it against my body to keep it from torquing. Also keep the RPM's low when cutting. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Intrested in 2. PM on the way with info. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. If you soak it in cider, you wouldn't have to pull your meat.** This coming from the guy with the late name of "Bator" - growing up I hear all the jokes, and went through life with the nickname "master". Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Yea - guess I didn't think about that, but makes total sense. I tried pulling floating raps earlier in the season, and the results weren't that great; I'll try some thin spoons with color and see if that produces better. One of the problems I have with the kayak is that if I'm running 2 rods (especially if they're running at different depths) is that it's easy to get tangled up and loose fish. I actually lost a fish and a brand new Sutton 50 when I tried landing it on the wrong side of the yak a few weeks ago, so I'm trying to keep it simple.
  15. Thanks for all the input everyone. Based on what I've been seeing on the fish finder and what folks posted, Looks like I'm gonna work on getting my presentation a bit deeper.
  16. Here's how I attached mine. Had to add the track and ball to the stern. I remove it and place behind the seat before transporting the yak down the road. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Been out in the kayak from the south end lanch 4 times now and have some questions. I started using leadcore this year, and I'm pulling Suttons off a 10 ft leader on 3 colors with 50-75 feet of backer off looking for bows. I been hugging the east shore, staying anywheres from 70 - 25 FOW with lots of bait and hooks showing up on the fish finder. Hard to tell a true speed, thw GPS on the humminbird bounces anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 mph. Only fish I've gotten so far are lakers, ( actually had 4 hooks and landed 3 yesterday in 3.5 hours of fishing with nice 26 inches long one on a quick measure before releasing). Not that I'm complaining about the laker action - just trying to figure out what I'm missing on how to target rainbows better. Also looking to see how others let out their leadcore... from the yak it's not pulling itself from the reel when I'm paddling. I ended up putting the rod in the front rod holder pointing almost straight backwards, it's right in the way of a clean rowing stroke, and still not very effective until the 3rd color is almost fully stripped. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. My bad... they were "West Rivers" Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Are they stamped "Sutton Spoons" ? Also, if you're in the Naples area, a stop into the Sutton Store is well worth it... stopped in the other day to get a few # 44's.
  20. Just got word that the FD responded this morning to Canadice lake for 2 males that have been in the water for >30 minutes. Sounds like everyone's OK, and it's only check-overs by the EMS crew. Just a quick reminder to everyone to be safe while out there... the air maybe warm, but the water temps are still low.
  21. If your looking at a cheap (>$100) replacement, look at a Humminbird PiranhaMax 197C. I use a 196 (black & white) on the ice for lakers, and never never have a issue seeing a 1 oz jig in 180 FOW.
  22. Spend quite a bit of time jigging from a kayak out there. Lakers there can be real finicky, don't be afraid to change up colors or jigs if your seeing alot of chasers with no hits. I usually carry an assortment of plastic flukes, some PK lure products and swedish pimples. Good luck. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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