reillym

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About reillym

  • Birthday 08/09/1956

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    fulton ny
  • Home Port
    oswego
  • Boat Name
    Ari Catcher
  1. Umbrella rigs - Do they work I know there are several different types of Umbrella rigs out there and some for certain species, just wondering how they work out there on Lake Ontario for trout, Salmon, anybody using them and how many leaders or lures can you run off them. All response's appreciated.
  2. Thanks, that's interesting
  3. Past couple of years you really have to do a lot of scouting and trolling to find the fish, there just not there like past years, I don't travel too far East Or west from Oswego Harbor so when I do find them and mark them and you throw everything at them day after day somethings going on. I'm not saying I don't catch fish, just wondering if I change some thing would I catch more. I've been using braid on my rigger rods for years. A underwater camera would help set the picture, just not ready to invest in one.
  4. I get what your saying and thought things like that through, Question is are others having more success with switching I've viewed on line tests that have been done on various fishing lines under water, since I have always used red or green power pro and now see the difference it makes under water I'm wondering how much a difference it might make it I switch it up. Everyday is different out there and fish can come at your presentation from any angle, water depth and clarity plays a big part too, so if my current line gives off some detail so far down according to the online graphs why wouldn't I want to try something that doesn't or shows less? I could use all fluorocarbon but would need a bigger real. I'm not over thinking it, here is what I've seen that brought me to thinking this and there has to be something to this because I saw several boats last year with reels spooled up with yellow. The way fishing has been out of Oswego the past couple years I'm just thinking maybe I can up my game a bit and just maybe someone will share their experience as one gentleman has already done who posted his positive change up. I don't have a big boat and all the fancy stuff just a comfortable one that catch's fish. I usually fish alone since being retired so Im still trying to teach this old dog new tricks.lol
  5. It has such a small diameter you can fit a lot more on a smaller line counter reel than mono, its strength is greater, it has no give so you see the hit faster, it spools on and off straight, unlike mono's, cuts through the water easier, I always use a fluorocarbon leader for stealth, A 20-30 Salmon can rip off a lot of line. I use it off my riggers, my side planners, down the shoot depending on circumstances. during spiny flea season you can still use it just add a 100-200 feet of Cortland flea flicker or similar or 50lb Big game, flea's have a hard time hanging on to that. I've used mostly the reds and green power pro, yellow is looking like it is making a statement. What I didn't mention in my main article that I personally have seen a lot of reels on other boats loaded up with yellow braid or mono, a lot of fishermen think they have something special and they don't want to tell or mention things that work really good. I don't have a problem posting something that I found works. I just don't have the consensus on the yellow except for the one gentleman that posted on here that switched to yellow.
  6. I'm more of the Trout, Salmon type fisherman, might be a little different then walleye fishing, I'm just wondering if I can up my game this year, Fishing and catching fish out of Oswego the past two years has become a challenge for many.
  7. Braided Line Advancement I've been doing a bit of research with the Red, Green and Yellow color braids regarding trolling and what effect depth and light have on what the fish might see. Back a few years ago it seemed the norm was using the Reds because the red would disappear so many feet down and thought to be unseen by the fish ,but we now no that through testing it actually turns black going down beyond 15 feet and it now seems the greens stay green and can be seen by the fish. Now that Yellow Braid is out the graphs show it turns clear or virtually clear beyond 15 fow. I have always used a fluorocarbon leader and see it as a must. I'm interested in trying the yellow out this year but only want to re-spool 2 reels for the try out. Wondering what other thoughts and opinions there might be before I do. All replies are appreciated.
  8. Oswego Support- Lake View Web Cams needed Oswego Harbor- Web Cams-Need Your Support I've remained quiet for several months now waiting to see the new Oswego web cams come into operation overlooking the lake, river and Harbor. The Mayor did respond to me back in Sept they were being worked on and I know of the person who had insight into the development of a system for the city. My last request to the Mayor went unanswered so I decided to reach out to see if there is any knowledge available. This was a big concern to many and a very resourceful tool to have to boaters and fishermen from near and a far.Fishing is only a couple months away for some. "Time to find out" Its been almost one year since I ventured into trying to make this a reality, There's power in numbers and I know there's many that would like to see this happen, reach out to your local aldermen's and legislatures, official's, and people involved in the water front restoration project. Boat owners and Captains up and down the Lake Ontario Coast bring them on board. Just think of being able to see what the Lake is actually doing before you get there. What a tool for safe boating and fishing to. By all means share this post!!!!
  9. Oswego Harbor- Web Cams-Need Your Support Posted March 14, 2016 (edited) · Report post · I received this letter from John Katko and it provided me with the opportunity to bring forth a concern of mine and others. Edited 39 minutes ago by reillym
  10. Oswego Harbor- Web Cams-Need Your Support I've remained quiet for several months now waiting to see the new Oswego web cams come into operation overlooking the lake, river and Harbor. The Mayor did respond to me back in Sept they were being worked on and I know of the person who had insight into the development of a system for the city. My last request to the Mayor went unanswered so I decided to reach out to see if there is any knowledge available. This was a big concern to many and a very resourceful tool to have to boaters and fishermen from near and a far.Fishing is only a couple months away for some. "Time to find out" Its been almost one year since I ventured into trying to make this a reality, There's power in numbers and I know there's many that would like to see this happen, reach out to your local aldermen's and legislatures, official's, and people involved in the water front restoration project. Boat owners and Captains up and down the Lake Ontario Coast bring them on board. Just think of being able to see what the Lake is actually doing before you get there. What a tool for safe boating and fishing to. By all means share this post!!!!
  11. would be great to have web cams all around the lake,what a difference it would make for all,right now I'm focused on the Oswego area since that has been my home port. I have been in contact with the person who designed the web came for this site on many occasions and directed him to the people in Oswego, the last thing I new he was designing a prototype to show them ,it was my understanding there has been no further contact.That is why I'm reaching out. Oswego has millions of dollars now to redo the water front area.We did have a web cam and they took them down,it wasn't a water front shot but better than nothing.Hopefully we can get this started and it will have a ripple effect to other areas.
  12. It would be great to have web cams all around the lake,what a difference it would make for all,right now I'm focused on the Oswego area since that has been my home port. I have been in contact with the person who designed the web came for this site on many occasions and directed him to the people in Oswego, the last thing I new he was designing a prototype to show them ,it was my understanding there has been no further contact.That is why I'm reaching out. Oswego has millions of dollars now to redo the water front area.We did have a web cam and they took them down,it wasn't a water front shot but better than nothing.Hopefully we can get this started and it will have a ripple effect to other areas.
  13. Oswego Harbor- Web Cams I've remained quiet for several months now waiting to see the new Oswego web cams come into operation overlooking the lake, river and Harbor. The Mayor did respond to me back in Sept they were being worked on and I know of the person who had insight into the development of a system for the city. My last request to the Mayor went unanswered so I decided to reach out to see if there is any knowledge available. This was a big concern to many and a very resourceful tool to have to boaters and fishermen from near and a far.Fishing is only a couple months away for some. "Time to find out" Its been almost one year since I ventured into trying to make this a reality, There's power in numbers and I know there's many that would like to see this happen, reach out to your local aldermen's and legislatures, official's, and people involved in the water front restoration project. Boat owners and Captains up and down the Lake Ontario Coast bring them on board. Just think of being able to see what the Lake is actually doing before you get there. What a tool for safe boating and fishing to.
  14. Oswego-Water Cams-Wifi I've remained quiet for several months now waiting to see the new Oswego web cams come into operation overlooking the lake, river and Harbor. The Mayor did respond to me back in Sept they were being worked on and I know of the person who had insight into the development of a system for the city. My last request to the Mayor went unanswered so I decided to reach out to see if there is any knowledge available. This was a big concern to many and a very resourceful tool to have to boaters and fishermen from near and afar.Fishing is only a couple months away for some. "Time to find out"