justtracytrolling

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About justtracytrolling

  • Birthday 09/15/1971

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  • Location
    binghamton
  • Interests
    Walleyes and Whitetails...Nothing makes me happier than getting people out in the woods and on the water...seeing them take fish and game is my passion
  • Home Port
    Otisco Lake
  • Boat Name
    JustTracyTrolling

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  1. Uses for 2” spoons

    The small spoons work well on walleye anywhere!
  2. Patience, Persistence, and a lot of LUCK!

    I remember running off the bus to see if my uncle got a buck every day after school. Must have been a great hunt on many levels...sure is a dandy!
  3. Legacy- 2017 Deer Season

    Ive had terrible issues like this in recent years. My lease is up against a great farm that I also hunt with permission, but the farmer didnt monitor his property so everyone hunted it. Of course many ended wandering over to my side screwing up much of what I can hunt. Finally one these "hunters" made the mistake of harassing the farmer. This year he has put up locked gates and made it clear to all but a couple they arent welcome. The few that have permission other than us dont have gate keys. Not surprisingly we had the best season in a long while shooting 2 good bucks and layed on eyes on THE buck. Opening day we all passed bucks and 2 hunters passed 6. I saw a rut this year like one ive never seen my entire life. This is the first time i didnt have people constantly pressuring and felt like i didnt have to be there all the time patrolling the line. It feels good knowing I can give the place a break till the late season and have a chance deer to hunt in daylight. We should have tougher laws pertaining to tresspassing on private land. We put so much time and effort into having the type of hunting we want only to have some slob screw it up. I dont care what kind of buck you put your tag on but take the time to set up a place to hunt where you have permission and STAY there...or go hunt state land!!!
  4. 2017 Hunting Photo Contest

    I thought id share a pic I thought was cool of me with my 9 point and the box blind in the background on the other side of the valley. He never took a step so this is like a reverse angle. The buck wasnt the biggest on the hill, but I was happy to put my tag on it.
  5. We have 5 12s and a 9 across three boats and I couldnt be happier. The side imaging and auto chart were game changers for me trolling, though im in 70 fow or less. The standard mega imaging transducer is excellent. I cant imagine not being happy with the new helix 12...i absolutely didnt want a touch screen though.
  6. 7lb smallie out of Hughes Marina

    That is a brute. There are many fisheries around the state producing smallmouths in excess of 6 pounds. The largest I know of on Otisco was 7 pounds 14 ounces. We had many over 6 but nothing over 7 yet. I remember when fish like that were absolutely unheard of....
  7. Otisco weekend trip

    Awesome job! This weekend i was laid up and couldnt fish. My son got into a good one yesterday as well and it seems like the fishing is solid.
  8. Pb

    Awesome fish and awesome season! You are working hard at it and the results show it.
  9. cape cod fishing

    I can get canal info and heard saturday its been good as of late and prob into then. I used to fish it a lot and 1 of my customers is a commercial fisherman from there and he fishes it a lot still. Shoot me a text later if you are interested and ill get a hold of him. He might even take you. He had pics of him and his buddy recently with a 50 and a 60 he showed me when he was out with me saturday. Its a shore night gig, my favorite place to fish stripers from shore and you will hit the +/- tides nearly perfect
  10. DEC license rant

    I pay for a duplicate and keep 1 on the boat and 1 in my wallet so I always have it if an opportunity to fish presents itself.
  11. Updating my electronics

    You won't be disappointed!!! I love both of mine. The new mega imaging unit has absolutely put fish in the boat I never would have found before.
  12. Trolling with electric?

    If you use the tm to steer and auto pilot providing most of the propulsion with the big motor you will be very happy, but just electric alone you will be limited.
  13. Otisco 9/23

    The weeds have been atrocious for the last couple weeks, but there are ways of trolling through some them effectively. Half of learning to troll otisco is learning how to deal with the weeds. If anyone fishing otisco wants some trolling help pm me and make arrangements to see me in person. I'm easy to catch on the dock as well. Surface temp last night after dark was nearly 78, and weeds were starting to blow off. This morning 73 and nearly blown off. The mats were so bad I broke off yesterday morning when I hung a board in one.
  14. Trolling with electric?

    I use a 36v terrova ipilot and in flat conditions or down wind I can troll 6+ hrs easy on a charge at 2 to 2.2. I seldom go this route though and use my main motor for most of the propulsion and my tm for steering, fine tuning speed, and auto pilot. 24v isn't adequate in my opinion after having both, but I have lots of gear and 3-4 people plus me. BTW, if you fish a lot, batteries won't last more than a season at peak performance running them way down every trip. Also if you fish mornings and evenings you will need a very fast on board charger. I use the mk345 on my boat and the mk460 on my sons bass boat.
  15. Otisco 9/23

    Nice work! Some days the sunlight turns em on and some days it turns them off. Usually you have to make some adjustment for the change if you want to keep catching. Most days they don't shut down completely till 11 to 12.